Volleyball Ireland are delighted to confirm details of the upcoming 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 24th & 25th 2024
Where: Gormanston Park
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES – Thursday 8th February @ 9am
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 up to and including the semi-finals will be played as timed matches. 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 (excluding the Mixed Recreational Tournament).
Premier Division players are not allowed to participate in this competition.
Fixtures & Competition Information
The fixture list for the Championships will be available here after the closing date.
An information booklet for the Championships will be available here after the closing date.
Register your team before Thursday 9th February @ 9am
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 2023, over 40 teams took part across the five competitions.
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 Tuesday 20th February.
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.
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.
Please note that the deadline for entry is 9am on Thursday 8th 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.
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.
Matches will take place in the hall from approximately 9.30am to 6pm each day. Each competition will be played to a finish on a single day. Details of which competition will be played on which day, and fixture details will be confirmed after the closing date.