Board Vacancy; TREASURER (voluntary)
Volleyball Ireland is seeking a voluntary treasurer to join our dynamic board. This is a pivotal and exciting role that will help shape one of Ireland’s most diverse sports.
Volleyball Ireland was established in 1968, and this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. Currently employing 5 full time staff, Volleyball Ireland has ambitious plans for it’s future development in line with it’s new 4 year strategy – Raising the Game. Some other facts;
The Treasurer will actively participate on the board, working in close partnership with the President, General Manager and other Board members of Volleyball Ireland to safeguard the organisation's finances. You will be responsible for ensuring that effective financial systems and procedures have been established, are being consistently followed and are in line with best practice & legal requirements.
All board members receive a comprehensive induction pack.
Closing date for applications is 9:00am Monday 17th December 2018.
Volleyball Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.
Today, November 15th 2018 at 14:00 the 2018/19 Association Cup Draw took place in Volleyball Ireland Offices.
Gary Stewart (General Manager of Volleyball Ireland) conducted the draw, which has produced some cracking ties and sets the stage for a truly competitive competition ahead.
The full draws are available at the bottom of this page & a recap of both draws is also shown below.
Round 1 - 1.1 - 12/13 Jan - Munster Thunder vs DVC Lions
Round 1 - 1.2 - 12/13 Jan - Santry D2W vs Naas Cobras
Round 1 - 1.3 - 12/13 Jan - Santry D1W vs Tallaght Rockets
Round 1 - 1.4 - 12/13 Jan - UCD vs Santry PW
Cup QF - CupQF1 - 09/10 Feb - Gardians Patatas vs Winner 1.1
Cup QF - CupQF2 - 09/10 Feb - Galway VC vs Winner 1.2
Cup QF - CupQF3 - 09/10 Feb - TCD vs Winner 1.3
Cup QF - CupQF4 - 09/10 Feb - Dalkey Devils vs Winner 1.4
Round 1 - 1.1 - 12/13 Jan - IT Carlow vs Aer Lingus Harriers
Round 1 - 1.2 - 12/13 Jan - Santry D1M vs UCD
Round 1 - 1.3 - 12/13 Jan - Galway VC vs Aer Lingus Masters
Round 1 - 1.4 - 12/13 Jan - Balls of Anarchy vs Aer Lingus PM
Round 1 - 1.5 - 12/13 Jan - Santry Eagles vs Gardians 5.0
Cup QF - CupQF1 - 9/10 Feb - DVC Bravo vs Winner 1.5
Cup QF - CupQF2 - 9/10 Feb - Tallaght Rockets vs Winner 1.4
Cup QF - CupQF3 - 9/10 Feb - TCD vs Winner 1.3
Cup QF - CupQF4 - 9/10 Feb - Winner 1.1 vs Winner 1.2
Inland Beach Volleyball Application
Dublin City Council in partnership with Volleyball Ireland and the Beach Volleyball Commission (BVI) has submitted a Sports Capital Grant application to develop 3 inland Beach courts in Clontarf.
The development will see competition standard sand, posts and surroundings to provide the best environment for our beach athletes to train and prepare. The centre will play a key part in transforming the sport and promoting further participation opportunities for existing players and beginners.
Volleyball Ireland would like to pay tribute to the tireless volunteers on the Beach Commission who have driven the project for a number of years and continue to provide a range of events and programmes for members. Gary Stewart, General Manager of Volleyball Ireland said, “all sports are driven by volunteers and I am amazed by how much work the various commissions and board contribute to Volleyball. I would particularly like to thank Miriam Gormally and her team for driving this project that will transform beach volleyball in Ireland. It’s vital that we have facilities like this to allow a pathway from participation to performance.”
Volleyball Ireland would also like to express its sincere gratitude to the team at Dublin City Council for their vast contribution to the project. This development would not be possible without their support and vision to improve facilities for the Dublin City residents. Gary added, “we are eternally grateful to DCC for supporting this project and in particular Darragh Cunningham and Antonia Martin from the Sports and Leisure dept for their continuing efforts to drive participation in partnership with Volleyball.”
The project is worth in excess of €200,000, with a decision date of late Summer 2019. The Sports Capital Programme will see 40m of exchequer funding pumped into sports projects around Ireland. Volleyball Ireland also submitted a range of applications to upgrade indoor facilities and equipment pieces to kick start the development of new clubs in both Indoor and Beach Volleyball.
The Men's and Women's editions of the 2018/19 VAI Cup is open for registration. Club secretaries ONLY can complete the online form at ; https://goo.gl/forms/tFram3AdMzNL1tpo1
All clubs affiliated to Volleyball Ireland can enter the knock out competition. It is the perfect opportunity for recreational clubs to challenge themselves against the top National League teams in David v Goliath style battles. We are expecting one or two underdog stories as Garda VC and DVC defend their Women's and Men's titles respectively.
Dear Club Secretary,
We are delighted to announce that online registration for the Association Cup 2018/19 is now available. Please find the link below:
Please note that your club must be affiliated with Volleyball Ireland to enter the Association Cup. If your club has not done so, please consider the advice contained alongside the online registration.
The deadline for the submission of entries is Tuesday, 13 November 2018.
We will provide you with further guidelines and timelines regarding when the specific rounds of the Cup and Shield must be played when we send out the draw. In any case we will run the competition on some or all of the following weekends – 1/2 December, 12/13 January, 9/10 February, 9/10 March. Fixtures held outside of these dates will require the Fixture Change protocol to be followed.
The semi-finals of the Cup will be held on the weekend of the 30/31 March (separate communication regarding this event will follow in the coming days) and the Cup and Shield finals will be held as part of the Finals Weekend on 11/12 May 2019.
We would also draw your attention to the following matters that will be in force again this season:
If you have any queries on this, please don’t hesitate to contact the office or the Competitions Commission directly.
President, Competitions Commission