Clontarf Development 2002 Water Polo Tournament January 3rd-4th 2015
Message from the organiser, Nicky O’Meara:
I would like to thank all those clubs who participated in the Clontarf Development 2002 Water Polo Tournament and making it a great success once again. I would also like to thank all the club officials and club members & parents, too many to name, for giving up their time to help out over the two days with the shop and bench duty and refereeing and the referees David Mc Loughlin and Patricio Masip who officiated at all three finals.
A special thanks to Jim Tracey who put together the programme for the score board, we would have been lost without it.
This tournament has been very well supported over the last four years and continues to be a success. This year produced a fantastic Premier final between Sheffield and Corrib A which went onto extra time and sudden death resulting in Corrib A narrowly beating Sheffield by 9 goals to 8. This year we had three finals that were all as exciting as the premier final with Newry Morne beating Clonard 6 goals to 4 in the 2nd placed Plate Final and the third place final saw Clontarf Celtic beating Corrib B 5 goals to 1.
This year the Leinster Branch water Polo Association provided financial support towards the pool hire cost which is very expensive. The Leinster Branch officials also attended over the two days and Bert O’Brien, Chairman made the presentations. I would like to thank the Leinster Branch for helping to support the development of Junior Water polo as this is the future of the sport.
It would appear that all clubs enjoyed the two days of water polo as the atmosphere at the pool was electric .
I attach a copy of the results over the two days and will arrange to forward on all the team photos.
I sincerely hope that Clontarf are in a position to run this tournament in 2016 and we look forward to seeing you all again