As announced earlier this week (click here), Volleyball Ireland will be hosting one of eight tournaments scheduled for the first phase of the 2018-2020 CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup. It is a truly historic opportunity to grow and promote Beach Volleyball in the country, with the addition of the special ‘aura’ that goes with an Olympic qualifying event.
This will be taking place at Bettystown Beach, which is located in County Meath, on the East Coast of Ireland 40 km north of Dublin City Centre. For several years, the Beach has hosted a key leg of the Volleyball Ireland National Beach Tour attracting players from across the country.
The picturesque village always proves popular with players and spectators, with accommodation, cafes and restaurants available there. The lengthy and impressive coastline will provide a scenic backdrop to the Beach Volleyball action. The sprawling sand dunes will create a natural environment for the June Bank Holiday event.
Volleyball Ireland has been developing close links with local schools in
the Bettystown area, developing introductory programmes in partnership
with the Meath County Council Sports Partnership. This work will
continue through the CEV Schools Project as the Federation looks to
sustain a strong legacy of Volleyball in Meath, ensuring benefits to the
sport post-Continental Cup.
Volleyball Ireland are delighted to host their first Continental Cup and Olympic qualifying event. President of Volleyball Ireland, Grainne Culliton said, “Bringing international events to Ireland is a key part of our strategy to grow, develop and promote the sport. The profile of this event will help us inspire new players to the sport. We are incredibly excited to host such a prestigious event.”
Volleyball Ireland would like to thank Meath County Council and the CEV for their support.