Northern Ireland Volleyball

Category: Beach

GB Pair Johns and Boulton Reach 2012 Test Event Semi Finals

British beach volleyball duo Denise Johns and Lucy Boulton have beaten China’s Olympic bronze medallists and World ranked number four pair Xue and Zhang Xi in straight sets to reach the semi finals of the London Prepares test event. Denise Johns from Great Britain celebrates The win is a major [ … ]

GB Pair Top Pool in Olympic Beach Volleyball Test Event

Great Britain’s women’s beach volleyball pair Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney defeated China’s Wang Fan/Y.Y. Ma in a 3 set thriller to secure top position in their pool. http://www.fivb.org/en/olympics/london2012/PoolsBVB.asp The cooler conditions at the London Prepares test event didn’t concern the enthusiastic home crowds as they got behind their GB team [ … ]

Greenlee/Wright and Mihneva/Wiezowska Win North Down Open

With rain showers all around the country, the Bangor leg of the NIVA Beach Tour at Ballyholme Beach actually received near perfect conditions. 6 female and 8 male teams competed for the silverware. The male pairs were split into 2 pools and with some of the favourites missing all was [ … ]

Pilch/Hamilton Dominate at Portadown Beach Pad.

  Saturday 16th July was the 3rd single sex tournament of the year, marking the mid way point for the tour.  With 2 different teams having won the first 2 events, either of those teams had a change to stamp their authority on the top spot of the beach table. [ … ]

Mihneva and Wiezowska Triumph at Portadown

The wet and windy weather did not stop the volleyball players at the Portadown beach pad on Saturday the 16th of July. There were 8 female teams, representing different nationalities and clubs. Teams like Sorcha Maguire and Chloe Mc Dowell, Alice Quinn and Judith Edgar, and Irene Dentico participated for [ … ]

Blaze Players Take Victory at NIVA Open event.

For the second event of the same sex pairs beach volleyball tour, the East strand of Portrush was used again. Despite the stony beach causing constant disruption to the players, the tournament has a great display of volleyball talent for men and women, and from both sides of the border. [ … ]

McKnight-Workman and Mihneva-Wiezowska Win Blaze Open

A scorching summers day on Portrush East Strand saw 2011’s first single sex beach volleyball tournament in Northern Ireland, run by the local volleyball club Ballymoney Blaze. The fantastic weather was only added to by the high standard of volleyball to be played on the beach that day. The men’s section saw [ … ]

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