Volleyball Ireland are delighted to announce the return of the VLY Championships. They are a 2-day event with all competitions to be played to a finish over that weekend.
Registrations are now open! Register your team filling out this form.
When: February 25th & 26th 2023
Where: Gormanston Park
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES – Friday February 10th @ midday
Five Competitions will be run throughout the weekend:
- Junior Women
- Junior Men
- Intermediate Women
- Intermediate Men
- Recreational Mixed
Intermediate competitions are intended for players playing at Division 1 level and below, and Junior competitions are intended for players playing at Division 2 level and below. Premier Division players are not permitted to compete in the VLY Championships.
The format for each competition will be dependent on the number of teams entering, but it is envisaged that all matches prior to the semi-finals will be played as timed sets or matches. Semi-Finals and Finals will be played on a best of 3 sets format.
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Team entry fee: €80 per team.
Each team participating must be part of a League or Associate Club affiliated with Volleyball Ireland. If you are a social group, you can become an Associate Club by filling in the affiliation form and paying the affiliation fee (25€). More info about Club Affiliation here.
All players must hold a Volleyball Ireland League or Non-League Membership. You can purchase your membership on JustGo.
Each player can play for one team in the competition only (excluded Mixed Recreational Tournament).
Premier Division players are not allowed to participate in this competition.
Fixtures & Competition Information
Register your team before Friday February 10th @ midday
Who is eligible to participate in the Championships?
This competition is open to all clubs (except for players who play in the NL Premier Division), Junior and Intermediate, and it allows teams to compete at their appropriate level.
There is no maximum limit on the number of teams that can take part in the Championships. In past years we have accommodated up to 30 teams competing in the competition (both men and women).
How can my club/team enter the competition?
The Entry Form is available online at this link. All players must be registered (see section below) and a team list must be submitted to the Volleyball Ireland Office by close of business on February 21st.
My team/club is not currently affiliated with Volleyball Ireland, can we still enter?
Each team participating must be part of a League or Associate Club affiliated with Volleyball Ireland. If you are a social group, you can become an Associate Club by filling in the affiliation form and paying the affiliation fee. More info about Club Affiliation here.
Do we have to do any further registrations?
Yes, potentially, depending on the current registration status of your players. All players intending to play must be individually affiliated with Volleyball Ireland. If you are a National League player then your registration covers the Championships. If you play recreationally, you will need to register as a non-league player. Players can only affiliate with one team/club with Volleyball Ireland at any one time.
When is the closing deadline to enter the Championships?
Please note that the deadline for entry is midday on Friday 10th February. This deadline allows us time to confirm competition formats and schedule for the weekend, which can only be determined once we know how many teams are taking part, and which we can then communicate to teams in advance to assist with planning and transport needs.
What do the sections, Intermediate and Junior, mean on the form and what is the difference between them?
Intermediate is more suited to experienced league teams or non-league teams who have played at a decent competitive level. Junior is suited to inexperienced league teams or teams of a lower standard along with teams who play recreationally. Please indicate on the form whether your team would prefer to play at Intermediate or Junior level. Feel free to contact the office on email@example.com if you have any questions in this regard.
What time will the event start and end each day?
Matches will take place in the hall from approximately 9.30am to 6pm each day. Teams will be guaranteed matches on both days. Details of fixture times will be released on the week prior to the event.