European Ultimate Championships Preview

Today marked the start of The European Ultimate Championships which are being held in Copenhagen this year.

UCC Ultimate are proud to announce that we have a total of six club members who will represent their country playing on the Irish Senior Women’s team this week. The players concerned are: Aoife Blake, Caitlin Looney, Cliona Doyle, Leanne O’Neill, Mary McKee and Rosie O’Mahony

The team was formed in early October and the ladies have been preparing hard for this tournament ever since. They have attended three international warm up tournaments to date including Toms Tourney in Belgium, Windmill Windup in Amsterdam and UK Tour 3 in Cardiff. There is a great mix of both experienced and developmental players on this team, many of whom already have previous experience playing on national teams.

Heading into this tournament, the team are seeded 9th and have been placed in Pool D alongside Finland, Latvia and Russia. The pool games will commence tomorrow morning and will finish on Wednesday evening with the top three teams in each pool progressing to the power pool stages on Thursday. In their first game of the tournament, the team will face fourth seeds, Finland in a bid to take an early lead in their pool. This game is to be held at 9:00am tomorrow morning.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish our girls and the rest of their team the very best of luck, we know that they will do us all proud!

If you wish to keep up to date with game results, a live schedule of the tournament will be available here: all week.