The Volleyball Ireland VLY Beach Tour 3* Finals returns to Bettystown Beach, Co. Meath this weekend, with Ireland’s top teams battling it out to move up the rankings table.
The penultimate event in the VLY Beach Tour calendar will feature game play for Men & Women, over the full weekend starting at 130pm Saturday with the knock-out and finals Sunday.
The delayed start Saturday is due to the inclement weather forecast with strong winds and rains scheduled for Saturday morning and throughout the weekend.
This doesn’t deter defending champion Melissa Cheviron though who said:
“This weekend should be a great challenge and I’m looking forward to some incredible matches. So many players have made huge strides over the Summer and the weather is sure to be a wild card, so we will see who can adjust their strategies against strong wind and strong opponents.”
Speaking of wild cards, Ireland star Alex Graves returns to the country from Poland and can’t wait to get back amongst friends and rivals ,
“I’m really looking forward getting back and playing on the VLY Beach Tour. It promises to be a proper Irish Beach Volleyball tournament – wind, rain, sun and a load of fun! Can’t wait to catch up with everyone.”
Ironically, Graves will be partnering with Cheviron’s previous partner Miriam Gormally. The pair won last year’s event after a thrilling victory over Lituanian sisters Giedre & Zydre Guobyte – the sisters now lead the VLY Beach Tour rankings with 264 & 252 points respectively.
This event is free for the public and begins at 1:30pm Saturday with the knock-out and finals on Sunday.