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

Swim Ireland Water Polo Logo [References: 3]


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

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

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).

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Water polo action in a swimming pool

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[1] Swim Ireland Water Polo (2021) National Leagues: MNLD1 [Internet] Available from: https://irelandwaterpolo.ie/national-leagues/ [Accessed 10 December 2021]

[2] Swim Ireland Water Polo (2021) Results [Internet] Available from: https://irelandwaterpolo.ie/results/# [Accessed 10 December 2021]

Logo References

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

[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]

[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]

[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]

[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]

[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]

[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]

[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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