Aer Lingus volleyballers to celebrate 30 years in the air
To celebrate its 30th Anniversary the Aer Lingus Volleyball Club will host a World Airlines Tournament in the Alsaa, Dublin Airport on the weekend of May 22. Already teams from Australia, Hong Kong and Dubai are among the twenty-four signed up for the tournament.
Since it was founded by Conor Keeling and Pat Lynch in June 1983, the Aer Lingus club has played a pivotal role in Irish volleyball. It has won a record total of 47 national titles, including league and cup double for both the men and women's teams. In 2006, the Aer Lingus men became the first Irish team to compete in the European Club Championships.
These days, the club continues to play in both men and women's national leagues, with one of their two men's division 1 teams making the semi-finals of the Association Shield this season .
Meanwhile at the Association Cup finals in Artane, men's league champions UCD nailed down the double when they beat Ballymun Patriots 3-1, while NUIG Alliance defeated DVC 3-0 in the women's final.