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Half Moon retain waterpolo national title in dramatic penalty shoot-out

Updated: Tuesday, 06 May 2014 17:16 | Comments

Dublin clubs Half Moon and St Vincent's won the men's and ladies senior national titles respectively The ladies and men's national finals were held in Bangor St Vincent ladies with the winner's trophy
Dublin clubs Half Moon and St Vincent's won the men's and ladies senior national titles respectively The ladies and men's national finals were held in Bangor St Vincent ladies with the winner's trophy

Dublin club Half Moon are the men's Irish Senior Waterpolo champions for the second year in a row after beating Belfast’s Cathal Brugha on penalties after the sides drew 11-11 in the National Championship final in Bangor, Co Down tonight.

Half Moon retained the title with a thrilling 4-3 penalty shoot-out victory, played under the new international rules introduced this year.

Defeat proved a double disappointment for the Belfast club after earlier also losing the ladies final, when St Vincent’s edged a close encounter 6-5.

Cathal Brugha missed an opportunity to equalise in the dying seconds leaving the Dubliners to secure their third consecutive ladies National Championship title.

Games consist of four eight-minute quarters actual time which means they can last up to an hour and a quarter, as the clock stops every time the whistle blows. 

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