Cathal Brugha Girls are Irish U19 Cup Champions

Cathal Brugha Girls are Irish U19 Cup Champions

20 Nov 2022

Cathal Brugha Girls are Irish U19 Cup Champions

Huge congratulations to the Cathal Brugha Girls water polo team who have won the Irish Under 19 Cup at Limerick University pool.

Following the narrowest of semi-final wins (7- 6) over fellow Ulster side Diamonds WPC, the Brugha Girls then faced strongly fancied Tribes from Galway in the final.  Goals were exchanged one-for-one right up until the last minute when Tribes took what looked like a tournament winning lead of 9 – 8, however Brugha’s Maria McGuigan was having none of it and clinched the equalizer for Brugha with one second left on the clock!

In a tense penalty shoot-out Brugha’s Tegan McGurk stepped up to fire home her teams 14th and final goal, giving Cathal Brugha Girls the Ireland Under 19 Cup Champions title by a single goal margin (14 – 13).

We are delighted to send huge congratulations to the Cathal Brugha Club from everyone at Swim Ulster, with a special well done to Cathal Brugha’s Eve Ramsey who was very deservedly awarded MVP of the Tournament.


We would also like to send our congratulations to our other Ulster Clubs, who all played very well at this years Irish U19 Cup Finals.  Diamonds Girls were strong performers, going out to Cathal Brugha in the semi-final by a single goal, whilst Bangor Barracudas and Clonard Girls showed future promise as their young sides competed well before going out at the group stage.

In the Boys U19 Cup Finals, Clonard were unfortunate to go out in the semi-finals to a strong St. Vincent’s Dublin team and Brugha Boys went out at the Group stage despite a thrilling 9 - 8 win over Drogheda WPC in their Group game.  

Congrats to Corrib (Galway) who beat St Vincent’s (Dublin) in the Boys final by a score of 5 - 1


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