Ranelagh’s Resets

How Ranelagh went from a good team to top four in Europe

Ranelagh’s Sam Murphy in their semifinal against CUSB La Fotta at XEUCF 2021. Photo by Raf Celis

Dublin’s Ranelagh Ultimate have had arguably their best season ever. The just finished 4th at XEUCF, their first semi-final appearance at a European event. In fact this was the first time that any Irish open team has broken into quarters, let alone semis. I was impressed by their balanced style of play. This came after winning All-Ireland’s, which qualified them for WUCC next year. How did they make the jump to the next level? They have a strong core of athletic cutters capable of flowing downfield, creative handlers who can work their way through zones or poaches, and disciplined defenders with limitless energy.

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  1. Sion "Brummie" Scone
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    Sion "Brummie" Scone coached GB Open from 2010-2012, and also coached the GB World Games team in 2013, and the u24 Men in 2018. He has been running skills clinics in the UK and around the world since 2005. He played GB Open 2007-12, and GB World Games 2009. He lives in Birmingham, UK. You can reach him by email (sionscone@gmail.com) or on Twitter (@sionscone).

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