Category: MNL Men’s National League (Water Polo)

50m Swimming Pool, UCD

Swim Ireland Water Polo MNLD2 Men’s National League Division 2 North-South 2022

Qualifying Table

Swim Ireland Water Polo Men's National League Division 2 North-South 2022

PosTeamWLT
1400
2310
3220
4130
5040

Please visit Ireland Water Polo website at [References: 2] for Official Results.

Results

Please visit Ireland Water Polo website at [References: 2] for Official Results.

Recap

North Dublin Bones topped the 2022 Swim Ireland Water Polo MNLD2 (Men’s National League Division 2) North-South Qualifying Table winning all four games. Cathal Brugha B finished second with three wins, and also Qualifying for the 2023 Swim Ireland Water Polo MNLD2A (Division 2A) were Cú Chulainn WPC B with two wins. Clonard WPC B finished fourth with one win and Bangor Barracudas WPC finished fifth with no wins. The latter two were to play in Division 2B in early 2023.

About Swim Ireland Water Polo MNLD2 East-West 2022

The 2022 Swim Ireland Water Polo MNLD2 (Men’s National League Division 2) East-West was one of two Qualifying Mini-Leagues (the other being MNLD2 North-South) run from September to December 2022. The Top three in each of the two Qualifying Leagues were qualified for Swim Ireland Water Polo Men’s National Leagues Division 2A – the second level of Men’s Water Polo in Ireland.

Five teams entered the 2022 MNLD2 North-South: Clonard WPC B, Cathal Brugha WPC B and Cú Chulainn WPC B from the Greater Belfast Area; Bangor Barraucudas from North Down & Ards, all Ulster Province; and North Dublin Bones from Clontarf, Dublin 3, Dublin City, Co. Dublin, Leinster Province.

Map of Swim Ireland Water Polo MNLD2 East-West Teams 2022

[M-WP-WNLD1-2022-23] Vector Contributor Rainer Lesniewski (2022) administrative map of Ireland and Northern Ireland [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/administrative-map-ireland-northern-1665171421 [Last Accessed 11 August 2022][Overlaid with Map of Dublin isolated from: Vector — Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_51580818_map-of-ireland-administrative-divisions-on-counties-level.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-1 [Accessed 10 January 2022][Ireland Water Polo Team Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball – see References WP-3 to WP-11]

University College Dublin 50m Pool

[WP-I-1] Shutterstock / Photo Contributor:haireena (2021) Dublin, Ireland – Feb 2021: Selective focus view of the UV treated 50-metre Olympic indoor swimming pool at the student centre of University College Dublin (UCD). [Internet] Accessed from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/dublin-ireland-feb-2021-selective-focus-1919896562 [Accessed 17 January 2023]

References

Scoreboard References

[2] Swim Ireland Water Polo (2021) Results [Internet] Available from: https://irelandwaterpolo.ie/results/ [Last Accessed 20 December 2022]

Logo References

[WP-3] Swim Ireland Water Polo (2020) logo [Internet] Available from: https://irelandwaterpolo.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/logo.png [Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-4] Cathal Brugha Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, April 5, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/cathal.brugha.5/photos/a.364267086986543/3902679563145260/ [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/169071110_3902679569811926_3710894837944972458_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=Hn5I6aI7DZcAX_PXf6Z&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=04055c985c06d84dbebb07cc91ab7ecc&oe=61B27C93 ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-6] Cú Chulainn Water Polo Facebook (2021) Profile  Picture, August 10, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CuChulainnWPC/photos/a.399369360164110/1107713099329729/ [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/20708312_1107713099329729_2683211292442685699_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=9RAt3ROE7MEAX9iIM0I&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=be6034238ff475d95642529d7b6f8b7b&oe=61B501E0  ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-8] North Dublin Water Polo Facebook (2021) Profile  Picture, February 13, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/NorthDublinWaterPolo/photos/a.434355086838/10154832842141839/  [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/16684338_10154832842141839_4991177064398049390_n.png?_nc_cat=108&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=cO4z42hyFYQAX-A5U_1&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=fb2e3722adccdd591d66c16d422a101d&oe=61B3A339 ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-12] Clonard Water Polo (2022) cropped-Clonard-Waterpolo-Club-Belfast-3-300×128 [Internet] Available from: https://clonardwaterpolo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/cropped-Clonard-Waterpolo-Club-Belfast-3-300×128.jpg [Accessed 23 October 2022][Adjusted – cropped]

[WP-14] Bangor Barracudas Facebook (2022) Profile Picture, July 5, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=496246002301182&set=a.496245978967851 [Accessed 16 February 2023][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/291977907_496245998967849_5595622295941760942_n.png?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=M8RvElkMVssAX9rrmfz&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AfCzCTltmhPXVIlSy7j31QWaxZWpyw_nHZTv5_UGN9PpyQ&oe=63F39169 ][Accessed 16 February 2023]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Laurence O’Toole.

About this Document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 17 February 2023

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022-2023

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

50m Swimming Pool, UCD

Swim Ireland Water Polo MNLD2 Men’s National League Division 2 East-West 2022

Qualifying Table

Swim Ireland Water Polo Men's National League Division 2 East-West 2022

PosTeamWLT
1400
2210
2220
4130
5030

Please visit Ireland Water Polo website at [References: 2] for Official Results.

Results

Please visit Ireland Water Polo website at [References: 2] for Official Results.

Recap

St. Vincent’s WPC B team and Corrib WPC B team both qualified for the MNLD2A (Men’s National League Division 2A) for early 2023 with St. Vincent’s WPC B winning all four of their games and Corrib WPC winning their other three matches. Alongside those two teams Ireland U-17 Boys replaced the third qualifier Corrib WPC Barbarians in Division 2A after the Barbarians won two and lost two games to finish in third. Barbarians were to compete in Division 2B alongside Athlone RSC Water Polo Club who won their match with North Dublin Skulls by default after the Skulls pulled out after two games. Three more teams were to Qualify from MNLD2 North-South for Division 2A and the bottom two teams in MNLD2 North-South were qualified also for Division 2B.

About Swim Ireland Water Polo MNLD2 East-West 2022

The 2022 Swim Ireland Water Polo MNLD2 (Men’s National League Division 2) East-West was one of two Qualifying Mini-Leagues (the other being MNLD2 North-South) run from September to December 2022. The Top three in each of the two Qualifying Leagues were qualified for Swim Ireland Water Polo Men’s National Leagues Division 2A – the second level of Men’s Water Polo in Ireland.

Five teams entered the 2022 MNLD2 East-West: Athlone RSC from Co. Westmeath, Leinster Province; North Dublin Skulls from Clontarf, Dublin 3, Dublin City Borough; St. Vincent’s WPC B from Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Dublin City, Co. Dublin; and two teams from Corrib WPC: Corrib B and Corrib Barbarians, based in NUIG Kingfisher, Galway City, Co. Galway, Connacht Province.

Map of Swim Ireland Water Polo MNLD2 East-West Teams 2022

[M-WP-WNLD1-2022-23] Vector Contributor Rainer Lesniewski (2022) administrative map of Ireland and Northern Ireland [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/administrative-map-ireland-northern-1665171421 [Last Accessed 11 August 2022][Overlaid with Map of Dublin isolated from: Vector — Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_51580818_map-of-ireland-administrative-divisions-on-counties-level.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-1 [Accessed 10 January 2022][Ireland Water Polo Team Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball – see References WP-3 to WP-11]

University College Dublin 50m Pool

[WP-I-1] Shutterstock / Photo Contributor:haireena (2021) Dublin, Ireland – Feb 2021: Selective focus view of the UV treated 50-metre Olympic indoor swimming pool at the student centre of University College Dublin (UCD). [Internet] Accessed from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/dublin-ireland-feb-2021-selective-focus-1919896562 [Accessed 17 January 2023]

References

Scoreboard References

[2] Swim Ireland Water Polo (2021) Results [Internet] Available from: https://irelandwaterpolo.ie/results/ [Last Accessed 20 December 2022]

Logo References

[WP-3] Swim Ireland Water Polo (2020) logo [Internet] Available from: https://irelandwaterpolo.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/logo.png [Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-5] Corrib Water Polo Facebook (2021) Photo, August 10, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/corribwaterpolo/photos/10153746813767967 [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.18172-8/13988146_10153746813767967_2370473480441892227_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=9267fe&_nc_ohc=lWHqR-4393QAX_Izmg0&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=64ac42e47cf1eaabe2816d4fe639f2ae&oe=61B3CCE0 ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-8] North Dublin Water Polo Facebook (2021) Profile  Picture, February 13, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/NorthDublinWaterPolo/photos/a.434355086838/10154832842141839/  [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/16684338_10154832842141839_4991177064398049390_n.png?_nc_cat=108&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=cO4z42hyFYQAX-A5U_1&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=fb2e3722adccdd591d66c16d422a101d&oe=61B3A339 ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-10] St. Vincent’s Water Polo Club Facebook (2021) Profile  Picture, March 8, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=200507198533193&set=a.200507171866529 [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/158872417_200507211866525_6997090323447339313_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=i7lhYT0FFMsAX9QRA2F&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=0f3d4a27820b1360c28161e4a5dc0c73&oe=61B3C402 ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-13] Athlone RSC Water Polo Club Facebook (2023) Header Picture, January 26, 2023 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=557626093070365&set=a.557626076403700 [Accessed 16 February 2023][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/326063899_908488053931230_3553191026897698652_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=e3f864&_nc_ohc=rH_wz1tCrR8AX9IwQWk&tn=BtnPasHxxY2QRszJ&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AfBdDj6NEy8LwMNBs8M91MtxkYjlUFvJU-fs0PYN19xZPQ&oe=63F3BDF2 ][Accessed 16 February 2023]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Laurence O’Toole.

About this Document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 16 February 2023

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022-2023

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

SIWP MNLD1 Swim Ireland Water Polo Men’s National League Division 1 2022-23

Table

SIWP MNLD1 Swim Ireland Water Polo Men's National League Division 1 2022-23

PosTeamWLT
1820
1810
3720
4560
5440
6360
7270
81100

For Official Table please visit the Swim Ireland Water Polo Website at: https://irelandwaterpolo.ie/national-leagues/ [Last Accessed 23 October 2022]

Results and Fixtures

10:40 am

St. Vincent's WPC - Sandycove SC

11:45 am

North Dublin - Clonard WPC

12:50 pm

Drogheda WPC - Cathal Brugha

1:55 pm

Clontarf SC - Corrib WPC

7:00 pm

Corrib WPC - Drogheda WPC

2:00 pm

Cathal Brugha - North Dublin

3:00 pm

Clonard WPC - Sandycove SC

3:00 pm

Cathal Brugha - Clontarf SC

4:00 pm

Clonard WPC - St. Vincent's WPC

6:00 pm

Corrib WPC - Sandycove SC

6:00 pm

Clonard WPC - Cathal Brugha

10:40 am

Clontarf SC - St. Vincent's WPC

11:50 am

Sandycove SC - Cathal Brugha

1:00 pm

North Dublin - Corrib WPC

2:10 pm

Drogheda WPC - Clonard WPC

6:45 pm

Corrib WPC - Clonard WPC

10:30 am

Drogheda WPC - Clontarf SC

11:40 am

St. Vincent's WPC - Cathal Brugha

12:50 pm

Sandycove SC - North Dublin

10:30 am

Sandycove SC - Drogheda WPC

11:40 am

North Dublin - Cathal Brugha

12:50 pm

Clontarf SC - Clonard WPC

2:00 pm

St. Vincent's WPC - Corrib WPC

10:30 am

Clontarf SC - Sandycove SC

11:40 am

North Dublin - Drogheda WPC

12:50 pm

St. Vincent's WPC - Clonard WPC

5:45 pm

Corrib WPC - Cathal Brugha

10:30 am

Clontarf SC - Drogheda WPC

11:40 am

North Dublin - Sandycove SC

5:00 pm

Clonard WPC - Drogheda WPC

6:00 pm

Cathal Brugha - Sandycove SC

5:30 pm

Corrib WPC - Clontarf SC

10:30 am

Sandycove SC - Clontarf SC

11:40 am

St. Vincent's WPC - Drogheda WPC

5:00 pm

Clonard WPC - North Dublin

6:00 pm

Cathal Brugha - St. Vincent's WPC

10:30 am

Sandycove SC vs Clonard WPC

11:40 am

North Dublin vs St. Vincent's WPC

For Official Results please visit the Swim Ireland Water Polo Website at: https://irelandwaterpolo.ie/results/ [Last Accessed 23 October 2022]

Weekly Reports

Gameweek 1 (25 September 2022)

With the Women’s League starting the previous weekend it was the turn of the Men’s National League Division 1 on the 25 September 2022. There were wins on the first week back for St. Vincent’s WPC (11-6 versus Sandycove SC in an all-Dublin derby), North Dublin (15-4 versus Clonard WPC in a difficult start for the newly promoted West Belfast team), Cathal Brugha (12-9 versus Drogheda WPC) and Corrib (12-5 versus Clontarf SC in a another tough opening fixture for the other newly promoted club). All matches were played at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. The games were historic as they were the first ever played in an International Standard 50 metre pool in Ireland, with St. Vincent’s 11-6 victory over Sandycove at the National Aquatic Centre being the first ever game at that Standard in Ireland. [References: 1-2]

Gameweek 2 (15-29 October 2022)

Corrib WPC went top of the Men’s National League Division 1 after the Galway team defeated Drogheda WPC 12-7 at Kingfisher in the University of Galway. [References: 1-2]. Cathal Brugha went joint top of the table with Corrib on 6 points after an arduous battle with North Dublin at Lisnasharragh. [References: S-3] Following Cathal Brugha’s 11-10 victory Sandycove won 11-6 at Clonard to gain their first points of the season. [References: 1-2]

Gameweek 3 (12 November 2022)

Cathal Brugha took over sole leadership of the Swim Ireland Water Polo Men’s National League Division 1 on nine points with a huge 20-4 defeat of Clontarf SC who remained pointless after two games. St. Vincent’s however were right behind them with two wins from two after a 14-3 victory at Clonard WPC who like Clonarf SC were at rock bottom on no points. Both games were played in Lisnacarragh, Castlereagh. In an important match Sandycove SC joined Corrib WPC on six points after three matches each with a narrow 6-5 win in NUIG Kingfisher. [References: 1-2]

Gameweek 4 (26-27 November 2022)

Belfast’s Cathal Brugha and Dublin’s St. Vincent’s continued their 100% records, with Cathal Brugha travelling to Dublin to take on Sandycove (7-5 win) after defeating neighbours Clonard WPC 20-8 in Lisnasharragh. St. Vincent’s kept up the pressure with an 18-8 victory over Clontarf SC. In an important game for third place North Dublin were victorious over Galway visitors Corrib WPC (11-3) and at the bottom of the table winless Drogheda WPC and Clonard WPC met at the National Aquatic Centre with Clonard squeezing out an 11-10 win. [References: 1-2]

Gameweek 5 (3-4 December 2022)

In Kingfisher, Galway, on Saturday 3 December, Corrib WPC moved fourth ahead of Sandycove SC with a 16-13 victory over Clonard WPC. The following day, a triple-header at the National Aquatic Centre, witnessed Drogheda WPC get their first win of the season in a 14-5 victory over another pointless team, Clontarf SC. The next match was a huge encounter between the top two teams, both 100% up to this game, with St. Vincent’s of Glasnevin squeezing victory by a score of 9-8 over Belfast’s Cathal Brugha. The final match of the weekend was a 6-5 win for North Dublin at Sandycove SC in a mid-table battle. [References: 1-2]

Gameweek 6 (11 December 2022)

A full round of matches at the National Aquatic Centre witnessed Drogheda WPC move level with Sandycove SC on six points after an 8-6 victory over the Southsiders. In a big match-up between two teams with one loss North Dublin defeated Belfast’s Cathal Brugha 10-9 to move to 12 points, three behind both Cathal Brugha and St. Vincent’s. The battle between the bottom two teams was a 7-5 victory for Clontarf SC over Clonard WPC as the North Dubliners gained their first points of the season and joined Belfast’s Clonard SC on three points. In the final match of the day St. Vincent’s WPC remained with a 100% record after an 11-7 defeat of Galway’s Corrib WPC who stayed on nine points. [References: 1-2]

Gameweek 7 (8-14 January 2023)

Sandycove SC won their third match of the season 12-6 versus Clontarf SC at the National Aquatic Centre. The win moved them above Corrib WPC who lost at home in Galway 15-19 versus Belfast’s Cathal Brugha, as the Northerners improved to 18 points from 8 games. St. Vincent’s WPC, from the North Dublin suburb of Glasnevin continued to lead with a 100% record as a comprehensive 19-1 victory over Clonard WPC meant they werenow six wins from six. North Dublin remained a win (3 Points) behind the top two with a 14-6 defeat of Drogheda WPC. Both St. Vincent’s WPC and North Dublin were with two games in hand on Cathal Brugha. [References: 1-2]

Gameweek 8 (29 January 2023)

Clontarf SC moved level with Drogheda WPC after prevailing in a close 9-8 match at the NAC in what could have big relegation relevance. At the top end of the table North Dublin moved level with both St. Vincent’s WPC and Cathal Brugha after a 5-4 victory over Sandycove SC. [References: 1-2]

Gameweek 9 (4 February 2023)

At Lisnasharragh in Lisburn & Castlereagh, Drogheda WPC held off home team Clonard WPC 13-12 for an important victory in the relegation fight. It was Drogheda WPC’s third victory of the season and left Clonard in a perilous state with still just the one win. Cathal Brugha meanwhile, the second home team on the night, broke the deadlock at the top between themselves, St. Vincent’s WPC and North Dublin with a 9-7 defeat of Sandycove SC. St. Vincent’s, however, had three games in hand on the Belfast side and North Dublin had two. [References: 1-2]

Gameweek 10 (25-26 February 2023)

In two important games in respect relegation, Clotarf SC traveled to Galway to take on Corrib WPC, losing 21-5 and then returned to Dublin to play Sandycove SC in the NAC, losing again, 14-5. St. Vincent’s WPC meanwhile continued on their winning streak, notching up their seventh win in a row from the start of the 2022-23 season, defeating Drogheda WPC 15-7 [References: 1-2]

Gameweek 11 (4 March 2023)

In Lisnasharragh, Castlereagh, the home side Clonard lost 5-15 to title contenders North Dublin, as fellow Belfast team Cathal Brugha became the first team in 2022-23 to defeat St. Vincent’s WPC men’s team, winning 12-10 to open up the title race. The win left Cathal Brugha three points in front of both St. Vincent’s and North Dublin although having played two games more. [References: 1-2]

About the Swim Ireland Water Polo Men’s National League Division 1 2022-23

The Swim Ireland Men’s National League Division 1 2022-23 features eight teams following the promotion of Clontarf SC from North Dublin / Fingal and Clonard WPC from West Belfast, with only Cú Chulainn from Belfast relegated from the Division in 2021-22. The teams are: North Dublin, Clontarf SC, Sandycove SC and St. Vincent’s WPC from Dublin, Cathal Brugha and Clonard WPC from Belfast, Corrib WPC from Galway and Drogheda WPC from Co. Louth in Leinster Province.

Administrative Map of Ireland Water Polo Teams 2022-23

Eirball's Map of Ireland Water Polo MNLD1 2022-23 Teams
Eirball’s Map of Ireland Water Polo MNLD1 2022-23 Teams

Stock Photo — Water polo action in a swimming pool

men playing with a ball in swimming pool
Photo by Patrick Case on Pexels.com

References

Scoreboard References

[S-1] Swim Ireland Water Polo (2021) National Leagues: MNLD1 [Internet] Available from: https://irelandwaterpolo.ie/national-leagues/ [Last Accessed 16 February 2023]

[S-2] Swim Ireland Water Polo (2021) Results [Internet] Available from: https://irelandwaterpolo.ie/results/ [Last Accessed 29 January 2023]

[S-3] Swim Ireland Water Polo (2021) League > MNLD1 > Results [Internet] Available from: https://irelandwaterpolo.ie/league/172821/ [Last Accessed 17 January 2023]

[S-4] Cathal Brugha Water Polo Facebook (2022) video [Internet] Available from: https://fb.watch/gvdg3jvAcZ/ [Accessed 31 October 2022]

[S-5] RTE (2022) Water Polo history made at National Aquatic Centre [Internet] Available from: http://eirball.website/siwp-mnld1-swim-ireland-water-polo-mens-national-league-division-1-2022-23/?preview_id=85551&preview_nonce=4cd4d14f74&preview=true&_thumbnail_id=85594 [Accessed 15 November 2022]

Logo References

[WP-3] Swim Ireland Water Polo (2020) logo [Internet] Available from: https://irelandwaterpolo.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/logo.png [Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-4] Cathal Brugha Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, April 5, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/cathal.brugha.5/photos/a.364267086986543/3902679563145260/ [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/169071110_3902679569811926_3710894837944972458_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=Hn5I6aI7DZcAX_PXf6Z&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=04055c985c06d84dbebb07cc91ab7ecc&oe=61B27C93 ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-5] Corrib Water Polo Facebook (2021) Photo, August 10, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/corribwaterpolo/photos/10153746813767967 [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.18172-8/13988146_10153746813767967_2370473480441892227_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=9267fe&_nc_ohc=lWHqR-4393QAX_Izmg0&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=64ac42e47cf1eaabe2816d4fe639f2ae&oe=61B3CCE0 ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-6] Cú Chulainn Water Polo Facebook (2021) Profile  Picture, August 10, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CuChulainnWPC/photos/a.399369360164110/1107713099329729/ [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/20708312_1107713099329729_2683211292442685699_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=9RAt3ROE7MEAX9iIM0I&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=be6034238ff475d95642529d7b6f8b7b&oe=61B501E0  ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-7] Drogheda Water Polo Facebook (2021) Profile  Picture, September 5, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/Drogheda-Water-Polo-128154213898539/photos/a.128154857231808/1084719964908621 [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/14225589_1084719964908621_1996362524528648376_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=174925&_nc_ohc=ZVevSFuiC7sAX8oBh1i&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=44bdbd2b493a6ea388e2f4ea56332048&oe=61B3DD74 ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-8] North Dublin Water Polo Facebook (2021) Profile  Picture, February 13, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/NorthDublinWaterPolo/photos/a.434355086838/10154832842141839/  [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/16684338_10154832842141839_4991177064398049390_n.png?_nc_cat=108&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=cO4z42hyFYQAX-A5U_1&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=fb2e3722adccdd591d66c16d422a101d&oe=61B3A339 ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-9] Sandycove Swimming and Water Polo Club Facebook (2021) Profile  Picture, October 6, 2015 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/SandycoveSwimmingAndWaterpoloClub/photos/a.218012071659967/730829907044845/ [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/11231751_730829907044845_4866231303558057894_n.png?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=XIOCA_JKDwEAX_9lCas&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=fa5e733f4c98ef666a3d7b5fabb29ac9&oe=61B44027 ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-10] St. Vincent’s Water Polo Club Facebook (2021) Profile  Picture, March 8, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=200507198533193&set=a.200507171866529 [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/158872417_200507211866525_6997090323447339313_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=i7lhYT0FFMsAX9QRA2F&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=0f3d4a27820b1360c28161e4a5dc0c73&oe=61B3C402 ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-11] Clontarf Swimming and Water Polo Club (2022) logo_black [Internet] Available from: http://clontarfscwaterpolo.ie/wp-content/themes/stockholm/img/logo_black.png [Accessed 23 October 2022][Adjusted – Blue Background]

[WP-12] Clonard Water Polo (2022) cropped-Clonard-Waterpolo-Club-Belfast-3-300×128 [Internet] Available from: https://clonardwaterpolo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/cropped-Clonard-Waterpolo-Club-Belfast-3-300×128.jpg [Accessed 23 October 2022][Adjusted – cropped]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Laurence O’Toole and Emmett Colleran.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 6 March 2023

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022-2023

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only. Eirball is not Officially connected with Swim Ireland Water Polo.

Swim Ireland Water Polo MNLD1 Men’s National League Division 1 2021-22

Swim Ireland Water Polo Logo [References: 3]

Final Table

SIWP MNLD1 Swim Ireland Water Polo Men's National League Division 1 2021-22

PosTeamWLT
11020
2920
3830
4650
5560
61110
61110

Table compiled from Results Ireland Water Polo website. For Official Table Please visit the Official Ireland Water Polo website at [References: 1]

(C): Champions

Tie-breaker: Drogheda WPC finished above Cú Chulainn based on Head-to-Head Results: Drogheda WPC 7 v Cú Chulainn 11; Cú Chulainn 7 Drogheda WPC 16 (Overall: Drogheda WPC 26 Cú Chulainn 18)

Results

Match Day Week 1
3:00 pm

Cú Chulainn WPC - North Dublin

Match Day Week 2
4:00 pm

Cathal Brugha - Sandycove SC

Match Day Week 3
6:00 pm

Corrib WPC - Drogheda WPC

6:00 pm

North Dublin - Cathal Brugha

7:00 pm

St. Vincent's WPC - Sandycove SC

Match Day Week 4
4:00 pm

Cú Chulainn WPC - Corrib WPC

Match Day Week 5
4:00 pm

Drogheda WPC - Cathal Brugha

5:00 pm

North Dublin - Sandycove SC

6:00 pm

Corrib WPC - St. Vincent's WPC

Match Day Week 6
3:00 pm

Cathal Brugha - St. Vincent's WPC

Match Day Week 7
3:00 pm

St. Vincent's WPC - Cú Chulainn WPC

4:00 pm

Drogheda WPC - Sandycove SC

6:00 pm

Corrib WPC - Cathal Brugha

Match Day Week 8
2:30 pm

North Dublin - St. Vincent's WPC

4:30 pm

Drogheda WPC - Cú Chulainn WPC

Match Day Week 9
3:00 pm

Sandycove SC - Corrib WPC

Match Day Week 14
3:00 pm

North Dublin - Corrib WPC

4:00 pm

St. Vincent's WPC - Drogheda WPC

3:30 pm

Sandycove SC - Cú Chulainn WPC

Match Day Week 16
5:00 pm

Cathal Brugha - North Dublin

6:00 pm

Cú Chulainn WPC - St. Vincent's WPC

Match Day Week 17
5:00 pm

Drogheda WPC - Corrib WPC

Match Day Week 18
8:00 pm

Corrib WPC - Sandycove SC

Match Day Week 19
3:00 pm

North Dublin - Cú Chulainn WPC

4:00 pm

St. Vincent's WPC - Corrib WPC

5:00 pm

Sandycove SC - Cathal Brugha

Match Day Week 20
4:15 pm

Sandycove SC - North Dublin

Match Day Week 19
5:15 pm

Drogheda WPC - St. Vincent's WPC

Match Day Week 20
3:50 pm

St. Vincent's WPC - Cathal Brugha

6:30 pm

Drogheda WPC - North Dublin

Match Day Week 22
5:30 pm

Cathal Brugha - Drogheda WPC

7:00 pm

Cú Chulainn WPC - Sandycove SC

Match Day Week 23
4:00 pm

Cathal Brugha - Corrib WPC

5:00 pm

Sandycove SC - Drogheda WPC

6:45 pm

St. Vincent's WPC - North Dublin

Match Day Week 24
2:30 pm

Cathal Brugha - Cú Chulainn WPC

6:00 pm

Corrib WPC - North Dublin

2:30 pm

Cú Chulainn WPC - Cathal Brugha

Match Day Week 25
6:45 pm

Corrib WPC - Cú Chulainn WPC

3:00 pm

Sandycove SC - St. Vincent's WPC

4:00 pm

North Dublin - Drogheda WPC

Match Day Week 26
2:45 pm

Cú Chulainn WPC - Drogheda WPC

Results compiled from Results Ireland Water Polo website. For Official Results Please visit the Official Ireland Water Polo website at [References: 2]

References: [2]

Note: For Match Reports please click on the individual games above.

Monthly Recaps

October Recap

Cathal Brugha (Belfast, 12 Points) and Corrib (Galway, 9 Points) were both 100% at the end of October in the Swim Ireland Water Polo 2021-22 Men’s National League Division 1, with their crucial encounter coming up on the 6th November. North Dublin were in third on 6 points having lost only one game to leaders Cathal Brugha. St. Vincent’s (Glasnevin, Dublin) were on 3 points following a sole victory over Sandycove SC (Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Dublin) who were pointless along with Drogheda WPC and Cú Chulainn.

November Recap

St. Vincent’s joined Cathal Brugha on 9 points with a 6-4 win over North Dublin, and another challenger to Cathal Brugha besides North Dublin, Corrib, also faltered with a 9-10 loss to Sandycove who moved to 6 points. In the third match, between the two pointless teams, Drogheda and Cú Chulainn, the Belfast team won a close game 11-10, with Cú Chulainn coming from 9-3 down mid-way through the 3rd quarter for their first win of the season (match report available)

January / February Recap

North Dublin recorded two good wins, 17-9 versus Corrib and 10-6 at Cathal Brugha to move to 12 points. The game against Cathal Brugha in particular was a big win, coming away to the Irish Senior Cup winners (match report available). North Dublin’s attack was excellent in the win, which was Cathal Brugha’s first loss of the season. The Corrib game two weeks previously saw North Dublin race into a 5-0 lead after the first quarter and 9-1 at halftime, winning 17-9 at the end thanks to some clinical finishing (match report available).

March Recap

The top 3, Cathal Brugha, St. Vincent’s and North Dublin each won their game in March, with North Dublin winning by default over Cú Chulainn, St. Vincent’s defeating Corrib WPC 15-11 and Cathal Brugha defeating Sandycove 18-8, all on Saturday the 5th of March. The next day Sandycove picked up a good win, 9-8 versus North Dublin, and St. Vincent’s had a big 21-5 victory over Drogheda WPC. North Dublin won 15-8 at Drogheda WPC the following Saturday, but the big game of the weekend was earlier in the day, when St. Vincent’s made an important 12-6 win against nearest challengers Cathal Brugha. Such was the relative positions of the two teams, a Cathal Brugha win would have almost ceratinly wrapped up the title for the Belfast team. The two teams were now on two defeats each going into the last two to three games, with Cathal Brugha picking up a walkover victory over Drogheda WPC on March 26th. [References: 1-2]

April / May Recap

St. Vincent’s WPC were held to a 6-6 draw by North Dublin in the first weekend of April, meaning Cathal Brugha moved to within a point of the Dublin Northside team with a walkover victory versus Corrib WPC. Sandycove SC’s 11-9 win over Drogheda WPC, also on the first weekend of April, saw the Dublin Southside team move clear of Corrib WPC in mid-table, with Drogheda WPC still at the bottom with zero points. Cathal Brugha defeated Cú Chulainn 27-4 in a double-fixture and North Dublin won a close game with Corrib WPC 10-9 in the second week of April. Cathal Brugha’s double victory over Cú Chulainn meant the title went to the Belfast team. The Penultimate Round of Fixtures saw North Dublin defeat Drogheda WPC 12-8 to finish in third on 25 points and St. Vincent’s winning 9-7 at Sandycove leaving St. Vincent’s in second on 28 points and Sandycove in fourth on 19 Points. In addition Corrib received a walkover from Cú Chulainn. On May the 7th the Final game was a relegation six-pointer which Drogheda WPC won 16-7 over Cú Chulainn, meaning the Louth team finished above the Belfast team on head-to-head (26-18) after both teams finished with three points. [References: 1-2].

Administrative Map of Ireland Water Polo Teams 2021-22

Vector Contributor Rainer Lesniewski (2022) administrative map of Ireland and Northern Ireland [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/administrative-map-ireland-northern-1665171421 [Last Accessed 11 August 2022][Overlaid with Map of Dublin isolated from: Vector — Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_51580818_map-of-ireland-administrative-divisions-on-counties-level.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-1 [Accessed 10 January 2022][Ireland Water Polo Team Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball – see References WP-3 to WP-10]

Stock Photo — Water polo action in a swimming pool

Water polo action in a swimming pool

Copyright: grigorenko

References

Results and Table References

[1] Swim Ireland Water Polo (2021) National Leagues: MNLD1 [Internet] Available from: https://irelandwaterpolo.ie/national-leagues/ [Last Accessed 18 April 2022]

[2] Swim Ireland Water Polo (2021) Results [Internet] Available from: https://irelandwaterpolo.ie/results/# [Last Accessed 18 April 2022]

Logo References

[WP-3] Swim Ireland Water Polo (2020) logo [Internet] Available from: https://irelandwaterpolo.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/logo.png [Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-4] Cathal Brugha Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, April 5, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/cathal.brugha.5/photos/a.364267086986543/3902679563145260/ [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/169071110_3902679569811926_3710894837944972458_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=Hn5I6aI7DZcAX_PXf6Z&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=04055c985c06d84dbebb07cc91ab7ecc&oe=61B27C93 ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-5] Corrib Water Polo Facebook (2021) Photo, August 10, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/corribwaterpolo/photos/10153746813767967 [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.18172-8/13988146_10153746813767967_2370473480441892227_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=9267fe&_nc_ohc=lWHqR-4393QAX_Izmg0&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=64ac42e47cf1eaabe2816d4fe639f2ae&oe=61B3CCE0 ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-6] Cú Chulainn Water Polo Facebook (2021) Profile  Picture, August 10, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CuChulainnWPC/photos/a.399369360164110/1107713099329729/ [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/20708312_1107713099329729_2683211292442685699_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=9RAt3ROE7MEAX9iIM0I&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=be6034238ff475d95642529d7b6f8b7b&oe=61B501E0  ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-7] Drogheda Water Polo Facebook (2021) Profile  Picture, September 5, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/Drogheda-Water-Polo-128154213898539/photos/a.128154857231808/1084719964908621 [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/14225589_1084719964908621_1996362524528648376_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=174925&_nc_ohc=ZVevSFuiC7sAX8oBh1i&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=44bdbd2b493a6ea388e2f4ea56332048&oe=61B3DD74 ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-8] North Dublin Water Polo Facebook (2021) Profile  Picture, February 13, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/NorthDublinWaterPolo/photos/a.434355086838/10154832842141839/  [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/16684338_10154832842141839_4991177064398049390_n.png?_nc_cat=108&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=cO4z42hyFYQAX-A5U_1&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=fb2e3722adccdd591d66c16d422a101d&oe=61B3A339 ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-9] Sandycove Swimming and Water Polo Club Facebook (2021) Profile  Picture, October 6, 2015 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/SandycoveSwimmingAndWaterpoloClub/photos/a.218012071659967/730829907044845/ [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/11231751_730829907044845_4866231303558057894_n.png?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=XIOCA_JKDwEAX_9lCas&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=fa5e733f4c98ef666a3d7b5fabb29ac9&oe=61B44027 ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

[WP-10] St. Vincent’s Water Polo Club Facebook (2021) Profile  Picture, March 8, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=200507198533193&set=a.200507171866529 [Accessed 12 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/158872417_200507211866525_6997090323447339313_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=i7lhYT0FFMsAX9QRA2F&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=0f3d4a27820b1360c28161e4a5dc0c73&oe=61B3C402 ][Accessed 12 November 2021]

Match Report References

[11] Cu Chulainn Facebook (2021)Post, 21 November 2021: [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CuChulainnWPC/posts/3967379640029713 [Accessed 10 December 2021]

[12] North Dublin Water Polo (2022) Post, 22 January 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/NorthDublinWaterPolo/posts/10159313262151839 [Accessed 21 February 2022]

[13] North Dublin Water Polo (2022) Post, 8 January 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/NorthDublinWaterPolo/posts/10159290187731839  [Accessed 21 February 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Laurence O’Toole.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 13 May 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021-2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.