Tag: Water Polo U19 National Cup

Irish Water Polo Association U19 National Cup 1997

Knockout Rounds Schedule

Preliminary Round Group Tables

Irish Water Polo Association U19 National Cup Group A 1997


Irish Water Polo Association U19 National Cup Group B 1997

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Irish Water Polo Association U19 National Cup Group C 1997

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Preliminary Round Group A Schedule

Preliminary Round Group B Schedule

Preliminary Round Group C Schedule

Knockout Rounds Schedule


Cathal Brugha from Belfast won the Irish Water Polo Association U19 National Cup in 1997 by defeating North Dublin 11-2 in the Final. The Cup was hosted in Claremorris, Co. Mayo for the first time, and the home team claimed the first ever win by a Connacht team at this level in Water Polo with a 7-5 victory over Grads, also of Belfast, in their Final Group B match.

Marian, from Dublin, won a tightly contested Group A ahead of Dublin’s Glenalbyn and Belfast’s Clonard. Group B was a four team Group with winners Cathal Brugha and runners-up North Dublin qualifying for the Semi-Finals ahead of Claremorris and Grads. Group C saw two runaway wins for St. Vincent’s of Glasnevin in Dublin, qualifying ahead of Belfast’s Setanta and Galway’s Corrib.

The Knockout Rounds showed Cathal Brugha to be well-deserving victors with a 14-5 defeat of Marian in the Semi-Finals and an 11-2 triumph in the Final versus North Dublin. North Dublin had knocked out St. Vincent’s 7-5 in an all-Northside Dublin match in the other Semi-Final.


Thanks to Laurence O’Toole.


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