Romania Mania!

Bluefin SC join three Connacht Clubs to represent Ireland at the FISEC-FICEP Games 2019 in Bucharest in July.

Congratulations to Sorcha, Caoilin, Robin, Rory, Jake and Luke who recently returned from the FISEC-FICEP Games. Headed by Head Coach Eduardo Santos, the team were joined by County Sligo SC; Laser SC and Castlebar SC.

The main objective of the trip was to give young athletes the opportunity to experience the many factors that an international off-shore competition offers.

To perform in a different environment requires a lot considerations! The athletes negotiated a busy agenda between looking after their competitions, recovery and nutrition, and, of course, their social-life – the opening ceremony, living in the youth village, a cultural tour to the Presidential Palace, running a bazar, an Awards Night and the closing ceremony and disco.

It was a fantastic adventure for all involved – athletes, coaches, team staff, parents and supporters. Ultimately, the team made great new friends through our own Team Ireland, and from all around Europe (and Brazil) – giving our athletes a unique experience and life memories!

Team Ireland proudly won two gold, six silver and five bronze medals – and a lot of lessons learned!

“More than winning a medal, to be part of the Team is an athlete’s privilege!” Eduardo Santos

Big Bluefin thanks for the enthusiasm and support from our six athletes and team manager Helen Van de Beek.