Published February 04, 2012 16:48
The 2012 Water Polo Inter-Varsities took place in Galway last weekend, 27th and 28th of January, in what proved to be one of the most competitive in many years. With 7 Men’s teams and 6 Women’s teams the majority of the colleges were represented over the two day event.
Friday kicked off with the group matches, for both the Men and Women, and concluded on Saturday morning. This gave a Women’s Semi-Final line up of DIT v UL and UCD v Queens. After two very tight games the Women’s Final line up would be DIT v UCD. This proved to be an incredible match that was full of drama and excitement. Missed penalties, sin bins, and even last minute goals were all part of the spectacle that even required extra time in order for us to crown a Women’s Champion. In the end DIT managed to sneak over the line and claim the title of Women’s Inter-varsity Champions 2012.
DIT Ladies Team - Waterpolo IV Champions 2012
Adam Caulfield (IUSWA) presents Helen Broderick (DIT) with the ladies trophy
On the Men’s side, after a very entertaining set of group matches, that even had a winning goal on the buzzer, the Semi-Final line up would be NUIG v UCD and Trinity v NUIM. However it was the teams that topped their respective groups earlier in the day that would reach the Final, NUIG v Trinity. The Final proved to be a tough and very physical encounter, as both teams gave it there all to be crowned Champions. It was the home side though that had that little bit extra about them to continue their winning form and clinch the title on a Score line of 10 – 8.
NUIG IUSWA Champions 2011
Congratulations must be extended to both NUIG and DIT on their success, while a special word of thanks must also be extended to NUI Galway for hosting what was a very exciting, competitive and entertaining weekend.