Member Update – November 2021

Good evening All,
We hope you are all keeping well and have been enjoying the return of competitive matches and tournaments over the past couple of months.  The club has had a busy few weeks, and we’ll take the opportunity to update you on some of the key items here.
  • We have launched our Christmas Raffle which is in support of Temple Street Children’s Hospital and an important club fundraising initiative. There are lots of great prizes to be won.  Tickets are priced from as little as €5 or our value pack of 25 tickets for €50!   The draw will be held on 11th December in Na Fianna GAA Club, Glasnevin. Please support the club by purchasing some tickets – whatever is affordable for you.
         You receive a receipt instantly to your email address and your tickets will be issued a few days before the raffle. Here is the link:
  • Our Club AGM was held on the 2nd November – thanks to those who attended.  We would like to thank outgoing committee member Shane O’Brien.  Shane who is on our Senior Men’s Team made a valuable contribution to the club during his time on the committee.  We would like to welcome our newest committee member, Senior Ladies Team player Laura Murphy. Laura has taken over responsibility for our Club Social Media. 
  • Competitions:
  • U15 Irish Cup: 29th – 31st October, Galway.  This was the first tournament held since January 2020 so it was super exciting for our junior Girls & Boys team, coaches and supporters! It was a great weekend of Water Polo, and both of our teams did really well.  Girls played a tough semi-final match losing out to Conard 6-4. They finished the competition in Bronze medal position. Our Boys team made the Final and played a strong Corrib A Team, final score of 6-1 finishing in Silver Medal position. Thanks to our coaches – Louise Hennessy, Eoin Bridgeman and Mick Kelly and all of our supporters who traveled to cheer on our teams.
  • U19 Irish Cup: 13th – 14th November, Limerick. Both our Ladies and Men’s Team had a great tournament with great Water Polo played.  Both teams made their respective finals.  Our Ladies played Donegal in a very tough match but came out in Gold Medal position final score of 10-9!  Men’s team played North Dublin in what can only be described as nail biting, final score 5-4 with St Vincent’s taking home the Gold medals! Thanks to our coaches – Steve O’Brien, Louise Hennessy and Juan San Emeterio Iglesias, Steve Harris and to all our supporters.
  • Next up is the Senior Irish Cup: 3rd – 5th December, Galway.  Best of luck to our Ladies Senior Team and coaches Steve O’Brien & Louise Hennessy and our Men’s Senior Team and coaches Juan San Emeterio Iglesias & Mick Kelly.
  • COVID19 Protocols: We have agreed with NAC for spectators to attend club training sessions – this is on several conditions:  A club volunteer must check Covid19 Vaccine Certs and Photo ID on entry to the NAC and will issue a wristband confirming the checks have been completed and are in order. We commenced this on Friday, 26 November. The Covid Officer/Person on Duty will complete these checks. Lastly, Swim Ireland reminded all members of the importance of adhering to Covid19 Protocols given the prevalence of the virus in our communities.  Your ongoing support is critically important so that we can continue to train and compete in as safe an environment as possible.
Thanks to all our members & supporters.   
Yours in sport, 
St Vincent’s Water Polo Club Committee



Saturday 13th November 2021 saw the return of the U19 Cups to University Limerick for the first time since 2019.

Five girls teams took to the water, with Diamonds WPC and St Vincents progressing to the final on Sunday afternoon, with St Vincents narrowly coming out on top with a 10-9 finish.

The boy’s competition also began with five teams, with tight matches all round. St Vincents WPC took the double on Sunday evening with a nail-biting 5-4 win over North Dublin in the final of the boy’s cup.

There were many notable performances over the weekend, but ultimately it was St Vincents, Sam O’Dwyer taking the boys MVP, and Diamonds Ellen Loane taking the girls MVP.

It was another great weekend of polo, made possible by our volunteers who give so much back to their sport. A big thank you to all of our referees and officials and our Tournament Director, Ian Hanrahan, who kept the show on the road!

2021 – 2022 Season Starts Back

Good luck to our boys and girls underage teams who are playing their first national league games this weekend in the National Aquatic Centre. 

For all updates on results – check out our results page 

To see upcoming fixtures – check out our fixtures page

Temple Street Fundraiser Cycle

Thanks to all who cycled, held buckets, and supported throughout the day on Saturday to raise funds for @Temple Street Children’s Hospital. 

Throughout the day, our U13 and U15 boys and girls managed to cycle just over 140km!

If anyone would like to donate, please see the link below. 

Well done to all involved.


Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day to all our Coaches, Players and Parents…

Junior Team back training today

Great to get our junior team back training today in Bunclody outdoor pool. Perfect day for it

Best of luck!

Best of luck to all our members who are doing their leaving cert exams, starting tomorrow.