Northern Ireland v Scotland – Celtic Cup

Forget Bannockburn, Wallace and Robert the Bruce. The biggest Celtic clash ever will be in Jordanstown this Sunday May 22nd. That’s the date for the showdown between Northern Ireland and Scotland’s top volleyball teams, christened the Celtic Cup and unveiled by the Northern Ireland Volleyball Association

“A play off between the top four club teams in the Northern Ireland National League will decide on the best NI team to compete against the winner of the play offs from the Scottish Schelde Sports National League,” said the NI Volleyball Association’s Nick Wright.

Margaret Ann Fleming, the Chief Executive Officer of Scottish Volleyball commented “We in Scottish Volleyball are absolutely delighted to be involved in the beginning of such a innovative and exciting venture as the ‘Celtic Cup’. Our clubs now have something new to strive towards and helps Scottish Volleyball achieve it’s post Olympic aim to be bigger, better and stronger.”

Representing Scotland this weekend is:

  • Men’s 1st Division Winner’s – Glasgow Mets VC
  • Women’s 1st Dividion Winners – City of Edinburgh VC

“I welcome our Scottish friends and this inaugural Club competition” said the NI Volleyball Association President Patrick Murphy. “I thank all who are supporting this event which I know will be richly entertaining volleyball and Great Craic off court as well.”

Patrick Murphy added “This competition is a start which can only go from strength to strength with the boost of the Olympics next year in London”

The Celtic Cup final will take place this Sunday the 22nd May 2011 at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown.

Good luck to both of our teams!

Margaret Ann Fleming