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


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 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

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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]


Thanks to Laurence O’Toole.


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