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Association Cup

The Association Cup is a knockout competition for top level men and women teams, played in specific weekends to avoid clashes with league matches. After the first round, teams are divided in a cup and shield competitions, allowing all teams to play at least two matches before a possible elimination.

Any club affiliated with Volleyball Ireland can register teams.

If you have any queries, please contact info@volleyballireland.com

Entries

Entries for 2022/23 are now closed close on Friday October 28th.

Each team entering must be part of a League Club or an Associate Club. Check out club affiliations here.

Each player must hold league or non-league membership. Check out all about memberships here.

Format

Each competition, one for men and one for women, is composed by three rounds of matches (November 12th or 13th, December 17th or 18th, semifinals on January 21st or 22nd) up to a final in early April.

In addition, the first-round losers drop down into the Association Shield and play a knockout format, also culminating in a Final in early April.

Round 1 - November 12th-13th 2022

Women's
Naas Cobras
vs
Tallaght Rockets 2
3-0 (25-11, 25-11, 25-13)
Loughrea VC
vs
Santry Premier
0-3 (8-25, 14-25, 8-25)
Santry Calypso
vs
DVC Lions
2-3 (25-17, 17-25, 21-25, 25-23, 10-15)
SETU Carlow
vs
Balbriggan
0-3 (23-35, 22-25, 19-25)
Tallaght Rockets 1
vs
BYE
Volleyball Veterans
vs
BYE
UCD
vs
BYE
Gardians
vs
BYE
Men's
Kilkenny Spartans
vs
Tallaght Rockets
1-3 (16-25, 20-25, 26-24, 12-25)
SETU Carlow
vs
Gardians VC
0-3 (8-25, 13-25, 20-25)
Tallaght Rockets 2
vs
Aer Lingus
0-3 (9-25, 9-25, 13-25)
Munster Thunder
vs
Balbriggan VC
3-0 (25-12, 26-24, 26-24)
Loughrea VC
vs
Aer Lingus Masters
1-3 (22-25, 10-25, 25-22, 16-25)
DVC Abu
vs
BYE
UCD
vs
BYE
DVC Bravo
vs
BYE