U13’s travel to Ireland this weekend to defend the title….

This weekend (19th & 20th Jan) our U13’s will make the trip to Galway, Ireland for the annual Corrib/Tribes tournament..

Having won the tournament in 2018 beating local side Corrib in the final a team of 13 players will travel on Saturday morning from Stansted to Shannon Airport then on to Galway.

Watford winners of the Corrib & Galway tournament 2018

Watford winners of the Corrib & Galway tournament 2018

This year’s tournament held at the National University of Ireland will see 12 sides, eleven from across both North & Southern Ireland along with Watford split into four groups of three.

Our U13’s have been drawn in Grp 2 along with North Dublin & Cu Chulainn and we will need to win both games and finish top of the Group if we want any easy passage in the quarter-final stages.

Should Watford finish top they will then play a quarter-final match on Saturday evening against the third place team from Grp 3 – one of Corrib Utd, Drogheda or St Vincents.

Should we fail to win the group and come second we will still be in the quarter-finals but against a Group Winner, a much harder route to the final.

If we finish third in the group  we will then play against the three other third placed teams to determine the 8th – 12th placings.

The tournament continues on Sunday afternoon with the Semi-Final stages and should the team make that stage they would then meet the Winners of Grp 4 either Corrib City, Clontarf or Tribes.

Looking further forward and should the team make the final they would potential play one of the teams from Grp 1 which does contain two of the strongest sides from across Ireland – Corrib, Half Moon or Ahlone.

On Saturday evening the teams will get a chance to watch an Irish National League Men’s Div One game between Corrib & Sandycove which should be a thriller..

With a travelling party of 27 players & parents it should be a great weekend and hopefully we can return on Sunday evening with the Trophy for a second time.

Eli gives a team-team prior to Semi-Finals match in Galway-Jan 2018

Eli gives a team-team prior to Semi-Finals match in Galway-Jan 2018

Pictured below are some of the players that will represent Watford in Galway Ireland, this Weekend:

Watford U13's London League Champions are ready to claim ER Grand Prix Title...

Watford U13′s London League Champions are ready to claim ER Grand Prix Title…

The travelling squad for the weekend is:

Alex Chambers, Alex Shamtani, Charles Ryans, Daniel Ryan, Dusan Crompton, Eve Barnes, Holi Bhudia, Lara Atkinson, Luca Roberts, Mckenzie Holt, Oliver Munday, Owen Dorrington, Parsa Zamani.

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