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18th Nov Happy International UWH Day Chris Gallagher (Treasurer)

Happy International Underwater Hockey day. 

Be sure to share your best UWH memory and tag us in your social media 
To celebrate this year our team will be attending the Inaugural Women's UWH Tournament in Belfast Craigavon, follow along with the Live results on our Instagram 

Happy International UWH Day

Posted 18th Nov
Author Chris Gallagher (Treasurer)

Happy International Underwater Hockey day. 

Be sure to share your best UWH memory and tag us in your social media 
To celebrate this year our team will be attending the Inaugural Women's UWH Tournament in Belfast Craigavon, follow along with the Live results on our Instagram 

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Upcoming Events 4
Only logged in / active Underwater Hockey Club members can book / attend these events
Gowland Cup (Aberdeen)
Starts:
Sat 21st Jan at 10:00
Ends:
at 18:00
Cost:
€ 50.00
 Max:
20
IN-PERSON
Event
Location: Aberdeen Aquatics Centre, Scotland
Meeting: UL Arena Carpark

Attend the annual Gowland Cup in Aberdeen Scotland. 

A perfect chance to visit Scotland and see from the best how Hockey should be played 

BOA Student Nationals
Starts:
Sat 18th Feb at 09:00
Ends:
at 17:00
Cost:
€ 50.00
 Max:
20
IN-PERSON
Event
Location: John Charles, Leeds, UK
Meeting: UL Arena Carpark

Attend the only Univeristy Student Underwater Hockey tournament in the world! 

This year it will be taken place in Leeds 

BOA Women's Tournament
Starts:
Sat 25th Feb at 09:00
Ends:
at 18:00
Cost:
€ 50.00
 Max:
20
IN-PERSON
Event
Location: John Charles, Leeds, UK
Meeting: UL Arena Carpark

Book your place at the Women's Underwater Hockey Tournament. This is the perfect first tournament for many of our new women players


Shamrock Cup
Starts:
Sat 25th Mar at 18:00
Ends:
at 22:00
Cost:
€ 15.00
 Max:
20
IN-PERSON
Event
Location: UCD Pool, Dublin
Meeting: UL Arena Carpark

Welcome back to the third year of the Shamrock Cup in UCD, Dublin.

This year's event will be bigger and better than it has been over the past five years. Join us on Saturday, 25th of March 2023 and experience one of the best tournaments Ireland has to offer. This year there are 12 slots available so lets get our team together as soon as possible. The cost of the tournament is €150 per team.The tournament will be a two pool format with matches running back to back from 6pm until 10pm. A schedule of play will be sent out closer to the day

Gowland Cup (Aberdeen)

Starts Sat 21st Jan at 10:00
Ends at 18:00
Cost € 50.00
Max 20 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Aberdeen Aquatics Centre, Scotland
Meeting Point: UL Arena Carpark

Attend the annual Gowland Cup in Aberdeen Scotland. 

A perfect chance to visit Scotland and see from the best how Hockey should be played 

BOA Student Nationals

Starts Sat 18th Feb at 09:00
Ends at 17:00
Cost € 50.00
Max 20 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: John Charles, Leeds, UK
Meeting Point: UL Arena Carpark

Attend the only Univeristy Student Underwater Hockey tournament in the world! 

This year it will be taken place in Leeds 

BOA Women's Tournament

Starts Sat 25th Feb at 09:00
Ends at 18:00
Cost € 50.00
Max 20 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: John Charles, Leeds, UK
Meeting Point: UL Arena Carpark

Book your place at the Women's Underwater Hockey Tournament. This is the perfect first tournament for many of our new women players


Shamrock Cup

Starts Sat 25th Mar at 18:00
Ends at 22:00
Cost € 15.00
Max 20 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: UCD Pool, Dublin
Meeting Point: UL Arena Carpark

Welcome back to the third year of the Shamrock Cup in UCD, Dublin.

This year's event will be bigger and better than it has been over the past five years. Join us on Saturday, 25th of March 2023 and experience one of the best tournaments Ireland has to offer. This year there are 12 slots available so lets get our team together as soon as possible. The cost of the tournament is €150 per team.The tournament will be a two pool format with matches running back to back from 6pm until 10pm. A schedule of play will be sent out closer to the day

Weekly Activities 2
Only logged in / active Underwater Hockey Club members can book / attend these activities
UWH Training Session (Shannon)
Day:
Mondays
Starts:
20:45
Ends:
21:45
 Max:
20
IN-PERSON
Activity
Location: Shannon Leisure Center

Join the weekly Clare UWH training session in Shannon. 

Training will be fitness based 

A great opportunity to meet other UWH players from the region. Learn skills from more experienced players. 
Please DM a member of the committee to book club equipment. As always we recommend using your own mask as this is a person fit item. 

UWH Training Session (UL 25M Pool)
Day:
Wednesdays
Starts:
21:00
Ends:
22:45
 Max:
20
IN-PERSON
Activity
Location: UL Arena 25M pool

Join the weekly UL Underwater Hockey training session in UL Arena's 25M pool. 
Meet beside the pool 

A great opportunity to meet other UWH players from UL. Learn skills from more experienced players. 
Please DM a member of the committee to book club equipment. As always we recommend using your own mask as this is a person fit item. 

UWH Training Session (Shannon)

Day Mondays
From 20:45, to 21:45
Cost € 10.00
Max 20 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Activity

Location: Shannon Leisure Center

Join the weekly Clare UWH training session in Shannon. 

Training will be fitness based 

A great opportunity to meet other UWH players from the region. Learn skills from more experienced players. 
Please DM a member of the committee to book club equipment. As always we recommend using your own mask as this is a person fit item. 

UWH Training Session (UL 25M Pool)

Day Wednesdays
From 21:00, to 22:45
Cost FREE
Max 20 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Activity

Location: UL Arena 25M pool

Join the weekly UL Underwater Hockey training session in UL Arena's 25M pool. 
Meet beside the pool 

A great opportunity to meet other UWH players from UL. Learn skills from more experienced players. 
Please DM a member of the committee to book club equipment. As always we recommend using your own mask as this is a person fit item. 

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About Underwater Hockey Club

About Underwater Hockey

Underwater Hockey (also known as Octopush) is a 3-dimensional team sport played in swimming pools around the world.

UWH is a great way to keep fit, improve confidence and skills in the water and meet new people. Its low impact on the joints and is non-contact so suitable for all ages and abilities and the teams are mixed guys and girls.

UWH attracts recovering field sports athletes and a host of outside-the-box thinkers. It is a natural transition for wild swimmers, freedivers and snorkellers over the winter months as the evenings get darker and a great way to upgrade you skills

For us, it is all about having fun and making the most out of the UL experience.

Drop us a message and come along to our famous Give-It-A-Go sessions


What is Underwater Hockey (OctoPush)?

Well, this video should help clear things up and we love to talk about it, so feel free to ask any questions.

First developed in the UK in the 1950's as a fun way to keep scuba divers active during the dark winter months. It quickly grew into a competitive sport and spread throughout the world.

Each team has 10 players, with 6 in the water at each time. The aim of the game is to push or move the puck using a stick to the other end of the pool and into the goal mouth.

Each player will wear basic underwater equipment, fins, masks, snorkel and polo cap


Training

 Wednesday nights @ 8pm poolside (25m Dive pool)


Training will include 

  • Fin Swimming (Can you swim 25m underwater on one breath?)
  • Snorkeling technique 
  • Puck Handling (Stick work) 
  • Relay races  
  • Tactical positioning underwater 
  • Finish with a Game 


 Tournaments

UL UWH aims to host at least 1 tournament each semester.

"Try-It-Out" - November mini-tournament will be a friendly mixed team event setup specifically to allow beginners to meet other teams and play in their first game. 


"The Battle for the West" - February tournament will be a hard fought Irish league style competition, were we will aim to defeat our rivals from DCU, UCD and Queens. 


Internationally each year we are invited to the following events: 

  1. Celtic Cup Between Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
  2. Student Nationals in Leeds hosted by the BOA
  3. Bud Pig Cup in the Czech Republic (Outdoor pools & spa)

There will be a host of other fun international tournaments and events happening throughout the year so plenty of chances to travel, compete and meet new people.


Est. 2022
Welcome to the Wolf Pack

Current Committee 7
Chairperson Michael
Secretary MEABH
Treasurer Chris Gallagher
Health & Safety BRENDAN DONNELLAN
Public Relations Officer Kieran Murphy
Assistant Events (name hidden)
Coach Laura McCarron

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