Davis College students enhance international reputation at volleyball

Thanks to Davis College’s students, volleyball and spikeball are not unknown sports any more. Last year seven students had the honour to represent Ireland internationally in Belfast. This year five players were selected for the Irish under-17 team: Darren Lynch, Stephen McEvoy, Adam Finnegan, Brendan Corrigan, and Paul Radon. On 5th January the national squad travelled to France to take part in a volleyball camp and tournament. They spent four days training and playing games. They watched French professional league matches which were a fantastic spectacle for the Irish players, and they had the opportunity to talk with volleyballers from Cambrai, Martigues, Torcoing and Paris.

The head coach of the Irish team, Laurent Cauet said: “The trip was a great success; I am pleased about the behaviour at individual and team level. We got a very warm welcome everywhere we went and gave an excellent impression of ourselves. We can be really proud about what we have done in Northern France.”

Students of Davis College would like to thank all sponsors from Mallow and Kanturk and their school coach who made their trip so worthwhile.