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Aiden Supple O35B 40x20 All-Ireland Champion 2019.

Aiden Supple Finally received his All-Ireland Medal after his Opponent in the All-Ireland Final from Roscommon Failed to turn up for the Final.  Aiden had a tough battle to get to the final having to win out in the County and then went on to beat Patrick Buckley from Cork in the Munster Semi Final & Hugh Carolan from Cork in the Munster Final. In the All-Ireland Semi-Final he beat Diarmuid Burke From Kilkenny  21/10, 21/14.  The other Semi Final was between Roscommon & Antrim and it ended with the Antrim Player sustaining a serious injury . The Match report went to CCCC and they ruled that the Roscommon player was to contest the final which he failed to do. Aiden was awarded the title which was well deserved after a tough Championship.


   40x20 All IrelandFinals 2019

Big weekend for Tipperary Handball  contesting  4 All-Ireland Finals winning 2 and narrowly losing 2. The Weekend kicked off in Nenagh on Friday night with the Silver Masters B Doubles. Joseph & Finbar Ryan from the Silvermines were up against Graham Casburn & Morgan Duggan from Galway. This turned out to be an epic Battle which theTipp boys were very unlucky to lose. Both Joseph & Finbar  dominated the early stages of the first game with some great attacking handball and unsettled the Galway boys. They were too cautious in the latter stages opting for a defensive game and the slower game suited the Galway boys who somehow went ahead against the run of play to take the first 21/18. Galway looked to be in control in the second but the ’Mines boys dug deep and in a cracking game took the second 21/19 much to the delight of huge crowd in Nenagh. The third game started at a great pace with powerful serving and finishing putting the Tipp boys in control but they once again went into defensive mode and Galway eventually pulled away to take the third 21/12. All four players gave their all and served up a great game of Handball in Nenagh. The other three Finals were in Kingscourt in Cavan. In the mens Junior B Doubles Aiden O Flaherty (Youghalarra) & Liam Bradshaw (Newport) Beat Gordan Nolan & Michael Egan from Roscommon.  The Tipp Boys settled down early in the first and won 21/14. Roscommon stormed back in the second and won 21/7. In the third Aiden & Liam powered their way in a hard hitting game and kept the pressure on throughout to take the third 21/4. In the Silver Masters B Doubles Brian O Brien & John Kennedy (Silvermines) were up against the Ulster Champions Jim Cunningham & Tony O Connor from Down. Brian & John were on top throughout the first game and eased their way to a 21/6 win. In the second game Down settled down and were beginning to cause problems but spurned on by the large ‘Mines support John Kennedy covered every inch of the court while Brian hit some great Kill shots to take thesecond game  21/12. In the Ladies Junior B Doubles Eleanor Percy & Síle Spain (Lahorna) were also up against the Ulster Champions from Tyrone Michelle Warren & Michaela Mc Cartan. The Tipp Girls got a great Start taking the first game 21/16. Tyrone responded in the second to win 21/10.In a nail biting third they were level at 17 all and although they reached 20 they failed to get the vital ace and after 3 attempts Tyrone finally  got there winning 21/20. Well done to all the players who won Gold & Silver .

Joseph Ryan - Graham Casburn -Morgan Duggan - Finbar Ryan

40x20 Doubles All-Ireland Semi-Finals 2019
In the All-Ireland 40x20 Semi Finals in Kilcoleman Pat & Tony O Flaherty were defeated by Tom Sheridan & Jimmy Reilly Meath 21/12, 21/12. Although playing well at times the Tipp boys had to bow out to the in form Sheridan with Reilly doing little wrong on the night. In the Ruby Masters Doubles Jim Ryan & Paddy Collins were up against John Rossiter & Sean Ryan from Carlow. Although beaten 21/7, 21/8 the score had little reflection on a very entertaining game. The Tipp lads had enough of Chances to make aces but Rossiter's finishing put an end to any hopes of causing an upset in this Semi-Final.
Jim Ryan - Paddy Collins - John Rossiter - Sean Ryan


At Congress weekend held in Dunboyne Castle Co Meath Dessie Keegan (Mayo) was elected Uachtarán Tofa. He will take over from Joe Masterson in 2020.
All Star Awards winners:  2018
Male Player : Martin Mulkerrins  (Galway)
Female Player: Martina Mc Mahon  (LK)
Young Male Player: Eoghan Mc Ginnity (Monaghan)
Young Female Player: Leah Doyle ( Kildare)
Media Award: Paula Whelan Carr (Clare)
Club of the Year: Inis Mór (Galway)
Venue of the Year: Moycullen (Galway)
Volunteer of the Year: Paula Clarke (Tyrone)
Clubperson of the Year: Aiden Marron (Monaghan)
Admin of the Year: Margaret Walsh  (Cork)
Hall of Fame: Greg Sheridan - Vinny Wrynn- Ger Prendergast - Billy Buzzer Kerins.


Ken Conway our County Secretary has put his name forward for the election of Uachtarán Tofa to be decided at Congress 3rd February.
Paddy Collins County PRO has been nominated for National Club person of the Year award to be decided by public vote now up on the Gaa Handball Website .  Please Support our Munster Nominees. Winners will be announced at the Awards Function on 2nd February.
We wish both the best of luck
Full List of Munster Nominations for Awards.
Cast your votes on the GAA Handball Website
Male Player : Diarmuid Nash
Female Player:  Martina Mc Mahon
Young Male Player: David Walsh (Cork)
Young Female Player: Chloe Philpott
Club of the Year: Friary/Abbeyside
Club Person : Paddy Collins  (Ballina)
Admin : Margaret Walsh (Mallow)
Volunteer: Brendan Hurley (Conna)
Media: Paula Walsh (Clare PRO)

The GAA All Star awards will take place at 6:30pm in The fabulous Dunboyne Castle Hotel on Saturday 2nd February 2019. Tickets are on sale now for what promises to be a fantastic night with pre-drinks reception, 3 course meal and entertainment as we reflect on a fantastic year for GAA Handball and honour our best players and Volunteers. 

Tickets are priced at €50 or Table of 10 for €450. Tickets can be purchased from the GAA Handball online shop or by contacting the National Office on 01-8192385.


National Handball Review

The National Review Committee will be announcing Radical proposals for the upcoming Clár for 2019 on a trial basis for 3 years. The changes proposed will see many competitions such as B grades ,Team events , and various Master grades disappear off of the National Clár and be regraded to provincial tournaments. Juvenile competitions will also be scaled down with some inter county team events also to be downgraded . All competitions including the elite grades are down for change. The Provincial Handball Councils & County delegates are at present being briefed on these changes which will filter down to Clubs over the next few weeks.When feedback from the provincial Councils is received the final draft will be sent out to all Counties. This is a radical move by GAA Handball to improve the over burdened Clár and will cause much debate throughout Handball circles. The full review will be published here when released to Clubs.

U21D   Tipperary (Colin Ryan/Jason English) v Kilkenny (Shane Dunne/Padraig Cooney)   Win for Kilkenny 21/7, 21/13

RMD     Tipperary (Paddy Collins/Jim Ryan) v Dublin (Eugene Kennedy/Vinny Farrelly)    Win for Dublin  21/12, 21/12

                      RMD  S/F Win for Tipp 21/14 21/9
Morgan Darcy - Paddy Collins -John Kelehan-Jim Ryan

Jim Ryan O70 S Finalist 2018  Btn in final in Kingscourt by Ned Buggy
7/21, 21/11, 21/20

         Rory Grace U15 S All Ireland winner

Juveniles s/finals

BU15S  Tipperary (Rory Grace) Bt  Tyrone (Zak Devine)  15/7, 15/9                                               BU16D  Tipperary (Jack McGrath/Conor O’Dwyer) Bt Tyrone (Jack Darcy/Brian McAleer) 21/0, 21/18                           Adults:  semi-finals                                      LJS  Tipperary (Sinead Meagher) dft Roscommon (Siobhan Tully) 21-6, 21-4                                     DMAS    Tipperary (Billy Mullins)  Bt  Mayo (Kevin Geraghty)  21/7, 21/11                                   O70S   Tipperary (Jim Ryan)   Bt  Galway (Morgan Darcy)  21/10, 21/14                                    RMS     Mayo (Martin Cronin)    Bt  Tipperary (Paddy Collins)   21/5, 21/20                                                                                                                                                        

North & County 40x20 Juvenile Report 2018

North Tipperary Juvenile Handball Championship Finals

The 2018 North A 40x20 Handball finals were hosted  by Nenagh  on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th January  following a number of quarter-finals and semi-finals taking place in the week preceding this.

6 clubs contested the finals - Ballina, Ballinahinch, Lahorna, Nenagh, Newport and Youghalarra.

On Friday the first action was from our U16 girls doubles, where the Ballina pairing took the hounours. Then Ballinahinch won the BU14D and BU15D with Lahorna winning the BU15S and receiving a walkover in the BU16S.

Saturday started with our remaining girls’ games – Lahorna won the GU10S, GU11S and GU11D, G12D and G13D with Youghalarra winning the G12S.

The boys’ games started at midday – Ballina won B10S and B12D; Lahorna won B13S, Nenagh won B11S and Youghalarra won B10D and B12S.

Some great displays of handball were in evidence, with the Boys U13 singles final between Ballina and Lahorna providing the most exciting match of the Championships. They now go forward to contest the County Finals in Nenagh on W/E 13th./14th January.

Thanks must go to all who helped out in any way, especially the North Tipp Handball Board and all our referees over the 2 days – Pat Slattery, Ger Foley, David Kyne, Christy Carey, Mike Gleeson, Martin Spain and Eamonn Spillane.

Well done to all the players and their coaches, thanks also to all their parents who ferried them to and from the games!

The following were the results:

BU10S Dean Carey (Ballina)  Bt Luke Slattery (Youghal) 11-2, 11-5
BU10D Aiden Kyne/Luke Power (Youghal) Bt  Josh Moroney/Thomas Russell (Ballina) – 11-7; 11-4

BU11S Billy O Brien (Nenagh)  Bt Evan Comerford (Lahorna) 10-11, 11-6  (21-17)

BU11D Emmet Jones/Stephen McNamara (Nenagh) V Alex Quinn/Paddy Dowling (Ballina)  TBP

BU12S Tomás Ryan (Youghalarra) Bt Eoin Garrigan (Nenagh) 15-12, 15-13

BU12D Charlie Grace/Sean Lyons (Ballina) Bt Tom Allen/Taylor Mc Gill (Newport) 15-5, 15-9

BU13S Jack Mulcahy (Lahorna)  Bt  Evan Carey (Ballina) – 15-2; 15-11

BU13D Mason Cawley/Sean Mc Namara (Nenagh) Bt  Conor Cooney/Ml Coyne (Youghal) – 15-11; 15-2

BU14S John Ryan (Newport) V Brian Bourke (Ballina) TBP

BU14D Jack & Malachy Mullaney (B/Hinch) Bt  Joe Kyne/Jack Flaherty (Youghalarra) – 15-6; 15-0

BU15S Rory Grace (Lahorna) Bt Adam Fogarty (Ballina) – 15-0, 15-2

BU15D Nathan Lenihan/Stephen Coffey (B/Hinch) Bt  Sean Fitzgerald/Darragh Kyne (YL) – 15-6, 15-0

BU16S Cormac Doheny (Lahorna) V James Power (Ballina) w/o Lahorna


GU10S Sarah Williams (Lahorna) Bt  Rhiannon Jones (Nenagh) – 11-2, 11-9

GU11S Katie Mulcahy (Lahorna) Bt  Chelsea O Connor (Ballina) – 9-11; 11-7 (20-18)

GU11D Clodagh Shinnors/Aoife Williams (Lahorna) Bt Áine Grace/Stephanie Grey (YL) – 11-9; 11-6

GU12S Iris Grace (Youghalarra)  Bt  Cassandra Jones (Nenagh)  15-4, 15-6

GU12D Christine Percy/ Lucy Gould (Lahorna) Bt  Ella Slattery/Danielle Kyne (YL) – 15-1; 15-6                                 

GU13D Hannah Grace/Leanne Gould (Lahorna) Bt  Eabha O Brien/Ciara Morris (Newport ) – 15-3; 15-0

GU16D Siobhán Prentice/Isobel Farnan (Ballina) Bt Áine Spain/Anna Mulcahy – 21-10, 21-7

Juvenile 40x20 County Finals

Nenagh hosted the the Juvenile 40x20 County Finals on Sunday. We had 8 Finals with some very close games.
In the Boys U10S Dean Carey from Ballina had a narrow win over Harry Kirby from C-O-Suir. Dean won the first by the narrowest of margins 11-10 & went on to take the 2nd in an equally close game 11-9.In U11 Singles Billy O Brien from Nenagh was well on top against Adam Alcock from Cashel winning 11-3, 11-3.In the Boys U11D Emmet Jones & Stephen Mc Namara from Nenagh had a thriller against Rian Power & Ronan Redmond from C-O-Suir. Carrick won the first game 11-10 but  Nenagh fought back in the second to win 11-10 to force a tie break. This was also a very close game with Nenagh eventually winning out 11-8. In the U12S Stefan Tobin from C-O-Suir powered his way to victory beating Tomás Ryan from from Youghalarra 15-2, 15-2. In the BU12D Charlie Grace & Sean Lyons from Ballina had a convincing win over Eoghan Dunne & Conal Moloney from Cashel winning 15-0. 15-3. In the BU13D David Mc Grath & Anthony Walsh from Cashel had a well earned win over Mason Cawley & Sean Mc Namara from Nenagh winning by a score of 15-9, 15-13. In the BU16D Jack Mc Grath & Conor O Dwyer had a tough encounter against Newport’s Eoin Healy & Jack Foley. It was a much tighter game than the score line of 21-4, 21-6 would indicate.  The Newport boys fought hard but time and time again the failed to make aces on the serve where Cashel were dominant inside and went on to win their County title. In the BU17D Ben White & Ross Moloney from Cashel eventually won in agame that took many twists and turns. Newport were on top in the first game and somehow lost their way near the end and narrowly lost out 21-19. In the second game Newport rallied again and won convincingly 21-8. A tiring Cashel pair gave it everything in the third and with some great shots and serves took the tie break 11-2. Best of Luck to all who will go ahead to contest the Munster Championships.


October 2017

“ Tipp win Minor Doubles in an epic Final”


In the Minor Doubles final in Croke Park on Saturday 7th October Tipperary pair of James Prentice (Ballina) & Jerome Cahill (Lahorna)  overcame Galways Diarmuid Mulkerrins & Cian O Conghaille in an epic All-Ireland Final. This was Tipps first win in Minor Doubles since 1991 when Noel Murphy & David Moloney from Cashel won.Tipp were narrowly beaten in the Minor singles final where Mulkerrins beat Prentice in a very Close contest and were in no mood to lose a second time to Galway.

Galway took off to a roaring start and after only 2 sets of serves and led by 16-2 .Mulkerrins  &. O’Conghaille were brilliant and drove on to lead 18-6 before the Tipp pair finally dug deep & forged a comeback. Through sheer determination the Tipp duo held Galway .at 18 while they piled on another 5 aces before Galway took the first 21/11.

In the second,  Tipperary came to life and went into a lead of 8-2 lead. Cahill was covering every inch of the court  while Prentice took the short Line and what a battle we had  with rallies lasting a lifetime. Galway pushed tipp all the way and at the halfway mark Tipp had a narrow lead of 14-11. The Tipp boys finished off the second in style winning 21-13.  The third and final game  saw the Tipp Duo continue as they had finished the second game and forged ahead to a 12-0 lead, But the game was to take many twists and turns as Galway got their game together and  after a string of blistering rallies they went into overdrive and came back to 12-7. Tipperary  found it very hard to make aces and in 8 hands only got 1 ace  while the Galway pair only succeeded in getting  to 8. The crowd were on their feet with each set of supporters urging on their players as this epic battle saw Galway come within 2 aces where Tipp lead 17-15. The Tipp boys had dug deep before in their Munster final where they had to overcome Cork in a thriller winning 21/20, 20/21 & 21/16 and this stood to them in this great final. Tipp got to 20 but once again Galway got them out but only succeeded in getting 1 ace before the Tipp boys finally got the elusive ace to capture the Minor Doubles title  for the Premier County

Tipp Players were involved in 6 other All-Ireland finals in various venues at the Weekend winning 3 out of the 6. In Hospital in Limerick Noel Moroney (Ballina) & Kevin Dempsey (Clonmel) had a good win over Sean Ryan & Kevin Croke from Offaly winning 21/9, 21/10 in the O35B Final. Also in Hospital Kevin Timmons (Mines) & Willie Cahill (Cashel) were beaten by Brian Doherty & Conor O Brien Offaly 17/21, 21/9, 21/4. In Talbots Inch in Kilkenny Adrian Johnson & Kevin Mullins (Clonmel) in GMAD  had a good win over Westmeaths Robbie Mc Carthy & Kevin Flanagan after losing the first 21/11 bounced back to narrowly take the second 21/19 & finish off in style in the third winning 21/11. In Kilfane in Kilkenny Willie Bourke & Brendan Ryan (Ballina) were beaten by Kildare Brendan & Billy Higginbotham in GMBD when they narrowly lost the first 21/20 and lost the second 21/11. In the Diamond Masters A Doubles Billy & Pakie Mullins (Clonmel) won the DMAD beating Jimmy Reilly & Anthony Mc Connell from Meath. Meath took the first 21/18 with Tipp winning the second 21/8. In the third Tipp led 8-3 when an injury to a Meath player forced them to end the game with a win for Tipp.

                 o35B Final

              Master B Final

Lahorna Hosted the Munster U12/13 Juvenile Team finals on Sunday. Tipperary were beaten by Cork in the Semi-Final  72/40 . In the other s/f Waterford Bt Limerick 74/48 & in the Final Cork Bt Waterfor

28th July
The Munster 60x30 Minor Singles final between Jerome Cahill & James Prentice was an all action affair from start to finish and little between them . James got off to the better start and led throughout the first game and looked set for an easy victory leading 18-12. Jerome upped the tempo and after some great rallies found himself at 18 all. Both players had chances to finish but jerome finally pulled away to take the first 2-19.The second game took the same pattern to the first with lots of rallies and some great "gets" with James once again dominating the early stages. Jerome made another comeback and it was looking like he was once again going to take the second until a couple of fine shots by James saw him edge in front to win the second 21/19. In the third James controlled the centre cutting off a lot of ball on the fly and finally won out winning the third 21-14.


we had three north finals in Lahorna on sunday 23rd july 2017 
in G10s Chelsey OConnor Ballina bt Lucy Gould Lahorna 11-7, 11-10.
in B10d Dean Carey/Ruan OCallaghan Ballina lost the first game 7-11 to Evan Comerford/Ferghal Doheny Lahorna but Ballina stormed back in the second game to win 11-3 and win on overall aces 17-14 in a cracking game.
in B13d Eoin Carroll/ Jack Mulcahy Lahorna bt Evan Carey/ Brian Burke Ballina 15-5, 15-2.

The juvenile county finals take place in Thurles on thurs 6.00pm with three games, all Ballina players 10s,11s and 11d v Cashel and C-ON -SUIR.
  Ballina June 24th

Community Games 1 Wall Munster Final

 Boys U13

Evan Carey - Brian Bourke - Séan Lyons - Charlie Grace

with Coach Mike Gleeson

Semi Final Clare V Tipperary

Singles games: Clare – 8     Tipperary 32

Doubles games: Clare 14     Tipperary 39

Singles games: Clare 10     Tipperary 29

Total: Clare 32     Tipperary 100


Final Tipperary V Limerick

Singles games: Tipperary 12     Limerick  31

Doubles games: Tipperary 39     Limerick 13

Singles games: Tipperary 42     Limerick 4

Total: Tipperary 93     Limerick 48


RMD  Final    Dublin (Eugene Kennedy/Vinny Farrelly) Bt Tipperary (Jim Ryan/Denis Gleeson)
21/5, 21/11

All-Ireland Juvenile Finals 19th March 2017.
Tipperary were represented in the Girls U14 & Girls U15 Doubles Finals.
In the U14 Final Áine Spain & Anna Mulcahy  from Lahorna bt Aifric Ní Ghibhne & Sadbh Ní Fhlaithearta  from Galway in a thrilling final. They won 15-6, 2-15, 15-12. In the 15 Doubles Siobhán Prentice & Isobel Farnan Ballina beat Emer Fitzpatrick & Lucy O Connor from Laois 15/5, 2/15, 15/7.
Anna Mulcahy - Joe Masterson- Áine Spain
Darren Prentice - Isobel Farnan-Siobhan Prentice -Mike Gleeson

In the Adult finals on March 17th. Jim Ryan  Silvermines bt Morgan Darcy from Galway in the O/70's Singles 21/15, 21/4
In the Master B singles Brian O Brien Silvermines was beaten by Conor Maxwell from Dublin 21/17, 21/13. In the DMAS Billy Mullins from Clonmel was beaten by John Rossiter from Carlow 21/12, 21/8.
Jim Ryan-Joe Masterson- Morgan Darcy

CNB in Kingscourt February 2017

October 20th.
 “All Ireland Win For Munster Team of 6 Girls”

A very exciting day of girls handball in Cashel on Saturday 22nd of October in the interprovincial team of six with the result in doubt until the end with Munster girls coming out on top. With both provinces missing some high profile players, their replacements stepped up to the mark in dramatic fashion.
First game was Amy McKeogh (Ballina) and Aine Spain,(Lahorna) Tipperary against Sontae Jackson Windgap and April Moran Ballymitty Wexford with the Tipp girls winning 15-10,15-11.Next to play were Coolgreaneys Cliodhna OConnell / Leanne Boland versus Ashling Shanahan /Keri Murphy Broadford Co.Limerick with the Wexford girls winning both games 15-5 to leave Leinster in the lead by 11 points. In the last set Kildares Mollie Dagg (Leixlip) teamed up with Lauren Flanagan Coolgreaney against Katie McCarthy Broadford (Limerick) /Sile Spain Lahorna (Tipp) in a hard hitting game with the Munster girls winning 15-5,15-11. Final score Munster 70 - Leinster 67.

October 16th.
At the All Ireland  60x30 Juvenile finals in Ulster Tipperary contested the Girls U14 Doubles in Loughmacrory. Siobhán Prentice & Isobel Farnan (Ballina) bt Noelle Dowling & Kelly Ann Ryan from Kilkenny. The girls got off to a bad start losing the first 15-9 but rallied back in great style winning the next two games 15/5 & 15/7 to take the All-Ireland title back to Tipp.

In the Munster 1 Wall Championships in Conna on Sat 15th October James Prentice Bt Jack Brennan from Limerick 15/1, 15/3 in the  U17 Munster Final. In the Girls U15 Siobhan Prentice bt Linda O Donnell Cork in the Munster Semi-Final but was beaten by Amber Nolan from Clare 15/4, 15/8 in the Final
Sept 2016
Sunday September 25th: Broadford @ 10 30am.
Well done to Tipperary U12/13 team who beat Cork 78-53 in 60x30 munster final in Broadford Limerick. Tipp Bt Limerick in the Semi-Final.
Jack Mulcahy, Evan Carey, Brian Burke, Rory Grace, Kian Donnelly, Adam Fogarty. (  Ryan Gillick -Eoin Carroll )Bt

 Cork-Hayden Supple, Cian Cronin O Neill, Eoin Daly, Ben Sullivan, Kealin Murphy, Gearoid Healy, Darragh Bowen, Eoin Hegarty 

M Gleeson -B Bourke-C Donnelly-A Fogarty-V O Shea
E Carey-R Gillick-J Mulcahy-R Grace-E Carroll.

Munster Champions
  Amy Mc Keogh U13S 
Cormac Doheny -James Loughnane U15D
Adam Fogarty - Cian Donnelly U13D
U12D Evan Carey & Jack Mulcahy

August 2016
U21 Singles Munster Final 
Daniel Hayes Bt Daniel Relihan (Cork) 21/4, 21/10

JBS Munster Final
Final: Junior B Singles: (Noel Moroney) (Ballina) Bt Cork.(Shane Flynn)  21/12, 21/15

Munster Minor Final was an all Tipp affair with James Prentice Ballina beating Jerome Cahill Lahorna  21/15, 21/18
   (Photo Courtesy of Kevin Timmons)

July 2016
17 & Under 60x30 Nationals Champions
Jerome Cahill -Willie Roche - James Prentice
Nationals 17 & Under Title for Tipps Jerome Cahill (Lahorna) & James Prentice (Ballina). They beat Cathal & Aiden Barry KK 15/2, 15/3 in the Q/F. In a cracking S/F they Beat David Walsh & Tadhg O Neill 7/15, 15/9, 11/10 . In the Final they beat Shane Dunne & Ciaran Cooney KK 15/8, 10/15, 11/4 .
May 9th 2016

The Munster Girls-2016 40X20 Provincial Team Of Ten retained their All Ireland crown this weekend to record a remarkable four in a row All Ireland series of Titles. The 2016 event which took place in Kingsourt on Saturday May 9th in Kingscourt, saw  Munster beat a very strong Leinster outfit in the Semi Final and then proceeded to take the overall honours against Ulster in the decider by thirty aces. The semi final against Leinster proved to be edge of the seat stuff, the Munster girls were three aces down going into the last doubles section but the U17 pairing of Sinead Meagher and Katie Mc Carthy pulled out all the stops to secure victory for the Munster team winning overall 87-70. In the Final against Ulster-the two younger grades at U13 and U14 laid down a very strong foundation to lead by 27 aces, going into very strong Ulster grades at the older levels. After the U15 and U16 games-Munster were up by 30 aces to leave the U17 girls in an excellent position to seal victory winning overall 95-64. All 12 girls on the panel played over the course of the two games-a credit to the management team in charge of the girls.

A lot of work and time goes into any All Ireland success, huge credit must go to the people in charge-Eamonn Spillane (Nenagh), Rose Mc Mahon and Pat Murphy  ( Broadford) who have led the Munster Girls through some titanic struggles over the years. Many thanks to all the girls involved for their commitment and dedication over the last few weeks, clubs, coaches and parents for all their support and help.


 Chloe Philpott, Aine Spain, Amy Mc Keogh, Amber Nolan, Orla O’Brien, Aisling Shanahan, Katie Morris, Bridin Dinane, Aoife Floyd,Niamh O Brien, Sinead Meagher, Katie Mc Carthy 


April 2016 - GMAD 40x20  win for Tipperary in Clogh Kilkenny  (Paul McGrath/John O’Donoghue) (Cashel) dft Antrim (Joe McAllister/Paddy Duffy) 21-3, 21-7

April 2016 in Leixlip O35BD Final Kevin Dempsey & Paul Mullins (Clonmel) Beat Micheal Ginley & Paul Judge (Mayo) 21/19, 21/17
April 2016
The All-Ireland 40x20 singles weekend  were hosted by Kingscourt which Included Senior  & Adult together with Juvenile Finals both Singles & Doubles. Tipperary were only involved  in 1 Finals the DMBS. Billy Mullins from Clonmel had a convincing win over Columba Holleran from Mayo winning 21/12, 21/4.
Willie Roche with Billy Mullins DMBS All-Ireland Winner


January 2016
40x20 County Finals
U10D Adam Adcock - Eoin Dunne-Eoin Bourke - Charlie Grace
                      U10S   Colin Moloney - Luke Power
   U11D    Anthony Walsh - David Mc Grath - Aaron Lee - Dean Carey

North Tipp Juvenile Finals:




December 2015 Liscarroll T/ment
At the Liscarroll tournament 2015,
Sean McAdams (Lahorna) was runner up in the boys u15. Tiernan Agnew (Clare) was winner. 15-8,15-0
Sean -Tim Healy - Tiernan - Willie Roche

Noel Collins Memorial Tournament 2015 (O'C Mills)
26th December
A Winners Fergal & Noel Collins
B Winners Custy's (Father & Son )
A Winners
A Runners Up
B Winners
B Runners Up

November 2015 Primary Schools Teans

Subject: Primary Schools Tipperary Handball Teams 2015

A team;
Kian Donnelly, Grainne O'Brien, Anna Mulcahy, Aine Spain, Jack Mulcahy, David Ryan, Eoghan Carroll, Oisin Pepper.

B team;
Amy McKeogh, Donal Ryan, Brian Bourke, Evan Carey, Anthony Walsh, David McGrath, Shane O'Connell.

               Tipp              Wexford
                  6                      15
                 15                      1
                  9                      15
                 15                      5
                 13                     15
                  1                      15
              ----------           --------
                  59                   66
Cormac Doheny & Rory Grace
James Loughnane & James Power
Cian Donnelly & Adam Fogarty

        Wexford & Tipperary U12/13  2015

                     Tipp U16D   

   James Prentice & Sean Mc Adams     

                                          Tipp U17D  

  Barry O Meara & Dan Healy

           Tipp U12/13 Team 60x30 2015

                    Munster Champions

         Presented with  a set of Jerseys by County Board            


 August 2015

Results for U13 Inter Club event as follows:


Plate winners – Broadford – Jack Brennan, Edward Brennan, Jack Shanahan, Anthony Lenihan – 30 aces

Plate runners –up – Mallow – Sarah Walsh, Cian Flaherty, Darragh Bowen, Eric Delaney – 23 aces, withdrew due to injury


Cup winners – Lahorna – Cormac Doheny, Rory Grace, Aine Spain, James Loughnane – 55 aces

Cup runners-up – Ballina – James Power, Matthew Power, Adam Fogarty, Cian Oakley, sub Kian Donnelly – 40 aces.


 Lahorna & Ballina U13 Inter Club Teams
Aine Spain-Cormac Doheny-Rory Grace - James Loughnane
Cian Oakley-Matthew Power-Adam Fogarty-James Power-Kian Donnelly.

U15 Inter Club Final Lahorna Bt Mallow 60-45

 Back Left to right Lahorna - Kian O'Kelly, Sean McAdams, Daire Madden, Matthew Spain, Louie Kennedy.

Front Mallow: Niall Delany, Stephen O’Rourke, Brooklyn Hickey, Conor Walsh, Ian O’Driscoll

Féile 2015

Féile 2015 in Kingscourt & Belfast
Lahorna 60x30 Winners Feile 2015 in Kingscourt beating St Comans in the Final 21/18, 21/3

Féile Skills -2nd Matthew Spain -Winner Sean Hayes -Micheal Finnegan - Liam Egan St Comans 3rd.
 Sean Hayes receiving the 60x30 Féile Cup from Pat Ryan

Lahorna 40x20 Div 4  Féile Team Bt Truagh From Monaghan 21/12, 21/13 in Belfast
Rory Grace - Kian O Kelly - Willie Roche - Cormac Doheny - Jack Mulcahy

U13: Amber Nolan (Clare) & Orla O’Brien (Clare) 
U14: Aisling Shanahan (Lim) &)
 Siobhan Prentice (Tipp)
U15: Caitriona Millane (Lim) & Bridin Dinane (Clare)
U16: Sinead Meagher (Tipp) & Aoife Floyd (Clare)
U17: Doireann Murphy (Clare) & Clodagh Nash (Clare)
Subs: Eimear Meagher (Tipp) Ciara McCarthy (Lim)

Inter Pro in Kingscourt on Saturday 9th May 2015

Pride, passion, skill and intense competition were all in abundance in Kingscourt HC, Cavan today Saturday 9th May, as over 40 young girls from across the country proudly represented their Provinces at the Girl 40x20 Interprovincial Team of 10 event.This event hugely entertaining and competitive saw five doubles pairings, aged between 13 & 17 compete on aggregate scoring, with many of the young girls competing at national level for the first time.The first semi-final appeared difficult to call, but it was the Ulster girls who stepped up to the mark and dominating most of the games to establish a solid lead. This set the benchmark for victory, and left the Leinster girls with an uphill task to chase down the lead. In the end Ulster took the match 97-57.The second semi-final saw last year’s winners Munster take on the traditionally strong Connacht girls. The Connacht girls were clearly up for the challenge and were leading by ten aces after the first two games. But the Munster girls regrouped and won the reminding three games to win 92-55.

In the 3rd/4th place playoff the match was very tight after the first two games with Connacht only leading by 2 aces. But Connacht proved too strong for Leinster in the reminding games and they won this match on a scoreline of 102-68.

The final proved to be very competitive that had the large supporting contingent on the edge of their seats. Munster went into an early lead after the first game with them winning it 21-8. Ulster fought back in the second game to win it 21-6, so Ulster lead by 2 aces. Munster proved too strong in the next two games which meant they retained the Girls Interprovincial 40x20 title for the second year in a row with a game to spare. In the end the experience Munster girls won the final on a scoreline 83-68.

SF 1: Ulster dft Leinster 97-57

SF 2: Munster dft Connacht 92-55

3rd/4th: Connacht dft Leinster 102-68

Final: Munster dft Ulster 83-68

                    Sean Hayes-Sinéad Meagher - Matthew Spain

   Matthew on the Ball in U14D Final

U14 Doubles 40x20 All-Ireland Winners
Matthew Spain & Sean Hayes(lahorna)
             Willie Roche & Sinead Meagher  U16S Winner
                            Sinéad & Eimear Meagher 
            Willie Roche & Aiden O Flaherty  U17S R/Up
                                 Boys U15 Doubles Final  R/Up
                         Boys U14 D All-Ireland Final  Winners
             Boys U17S All-Ireland Final
        Willie Roche & Eimear Meagher  U15D R/Up

         Willie Roche & Eleanor Percy U15D  R/Up

In Form David Moloney (Cashel) takes the 2015 All-Ireland Masters Singles 40x20  Title beating Michael Ducksy Walsh in the Final 21/13, 10/21, 21/15


  Munster Awards 2014 In Dromoland Castle on Saturday 13th December 
 Mullins Brothers from Clonmel with Handball President Willie Roche
                             Munster Awards  2014
             Tipp G.A.A.  Officers  with Handball  Reps.

                           Munster Interproivincial Team

Pride, passion, skill and intense competition were all in abundance in Kingscourt HC, Cavan on Saturday, as over 40 young girls from across the country proudly represented their provinces at the Girls 40x20 Interprovincial Team of 10 event.

This event was hugely entertaining and competitive in a day of quality Handball. The format saw five doubles pairings, aged between 13 & 17 compete on aggregate scoring, with many of the young girls competing at national level for the first time.

The first semi-final appeared difficult to call on paper, but it was the Leinster girls who stepped up to the mark and dominating most of the games to establish a solid lead. This set the benchmark for victory, and left the Ulster girls with an uphill task to chase down the lead. In the end, a spirited fight back from the Ulster girls could not overcome Leinster, who progressed to the final on a 85-78 score. The second semi-final saw the traditionally strong Connacht girls take on Munster. The Munster girls were clearly up for the challenge and won the first 3 games to lead 63-36. The Connacht girls did win the next game but Munster closed out the last game to win 94-68.

In the 3rd/4th place playoff Ulster just proved too strong for Connacht and they won this match on a scoreline of 99-72.

The final proved to be the highlight of the day that had a large supporting contingent on the edge of their seats. Leinster went into a commanding lead after the first game with them winning it 21-4. Munster slowly clawed back by winning the next two games and to lead by 4 aces overall. The fourth game was another very tight game with little between both teams with Munster taking it by the slimist of margins 21-20 to lead 67-62 or 5 aces overall. The final game was equally as tight with them level on 5 occasions by the time it reached 11 all. In the end the experience Munster girls edged ahead to win 21-11 to the rapturous support from the Munster supporters and took the match 88-73.

GAA Handball would like to congratulate all the girls on the quality of Handball and sportsmanship displayed throughout the day, and to the coaches and referees who helped made the day run so successfully. 


SF 1:                Leinster dft Ulster          85-78

SF 2:                Munster dft Connacht   94-68

3rd/4th:            Ulster dft Connacht       99-72

Final:               Munster dft Leinster       88-73


Munster Squad:

U13      Katie Morris (Tipperary) & Aisling (Tipperary)

U14      Catriona Millane (Limerick) & Aoife Floyd (Clare)

U15      Ella Donnellan (Clare) & Sinead Meagher (Tipperary)

U16      Doireann Murphy (Clare) & Clodagh Nash (Clare)

U17      Aileen Twomey (Kerry) & Katie McCarthy (Limerick)

Subs:   Katie McCarthy (Limerick) & Katie Fleming (Cork)

Coaches: Pat Murphy & Eamonn Spillane


29/3/2014 in Leixlip
Martin Mc Inerney & John Lee
21/11, 21/16



Due to a high demand and entry and following consultation with the CCCC it has been decided that "B grades" will be run in this years Junior Nationals in certain grades as follows. 

The following are the revised grades. 

11 & Under Boys & Girls - Remains Doubles

13 & Under Boys & Girls

13 & Under B Boys & Girls (for players who have not won a provincial title in 40x20 championships or 40x20 colleges championships or a Junior Nationals B title)

15 & Under Boys & Girls

15 & Under B Boys & Girls (for players who have not won a provincial title in 40x20 championships or 40x20 colleges championships or a Junior Nationals B title)

17 & Under Boys & Girls

17 & Under B Boys & Girls (for players who have not won a provincial title in 40x20 U14, U16 championships, All Ireland 40x20 colleges championships, or any All Ireland Juvenile 40x20 championships or a Junior Nationals B title) 

19 & Under (If entry numbers dictate at this grade there will be a plate competition)

Please note the grading committee for the Junior Nationals will have the final say on players eligibility for A or B grades. Their decision will be final. 

Players who have already entered an A grade and who wish to change may enter a B grade by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it detailing their entry details. 
Only emails sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  will be considered for moving grades.

The Trials will take place on Sunday Feb 16th at 12 Noon in Nenagh

Our Munster games are on the following weekend


Boys 12 Doubles

Jack Mc Grath,Conor O Dwyer Cashel/ Darragh Flynn Ballyporeen

Matthew Power Ballina/Karl Kelly,Joey Kelly Ballinahinch/Cormac Doheny,James Loughnane Lahorna

 8 Players


Boys 13 D

Tommy Fitzgerald Cashel/ Adam English Ballyporeen

Sean Hayes,Matthew Spain Lahorna

4 Players


Boys 14 D

Rian Hennessy Ballyporeen

John Mc Grath,Sean Mc Adams Lahorna

3 Players


Boys 16 D


Colin Ryan Cashel/Jason English,Jack Coughlan,Tommy Breedy Ballyporeen

James Prentice Ballina/Aidan O Flaherty Youghalarra

 6 Players


Boys 17 D

Ceallaigh Hennessy,Philip English Ballyporeen

Liam Bradshaw,Dean Foley Newport/ Aaron Hogan Nenagh

5 Players

 It would be desirable if 2 Players from the North and 2 Players from the South would go forward for the trials where the numbers from each division exceeds this.

Your Cooperation would be appreciated


TippU12/U13 Team
Beat Tyrone in the Semi-Final in Roscommon
Beat Roscommon in the Final 78-65
                   James Prentice & Colin Ryan U14D
                           Jerome Cahill  U14S


          David Hickey & Fergal Collins.

 Intermediate Doubles 60x30 Champions 2013.

In the Intermediate Doubles final in Williamstown in Galway Fergal Collins & David Hickey had a good win over Stephen Cooney & Ian Mc Loughlin. In the first game the Tipp boys got off to a flying start leading 5-0 after the first serves. The Mayo boys made no ace on their next two serves and Tipp added 8 more aces leading 13-0 before Mayo finally got on the scoreboard making 6 aces in a row. The Tipp boys got them out once again  and added 4 more aces to lead 17-6. Mayo only got in to serve once more making 1 ace before Tipp went in to finish off the Game 21-7.  In the second game Tipp once again got off to a flying start leading 3-0. Mayo got them out but made no ace in their serves. Tipp made 1 more ace before Mayo made 9 aces on the trot. Tipp seemed to take the foot off the Gas but soon replied with two aces . Mayo once again got in to serve two more aces to lead 11-6. In the next round of serves both sides tagged on 3 more aces . Tipp replied with 3 more to Mayo's 1 to leave the score at 15-12 to Mayo. Aces were hard to get with Tipp adding 1 more in two hands and Mayo coming out without an ace. Tipp made 3 aces to lead 16-15 but Mayo fought back and forged ahead to lead 19-16. Tipp made 2 aces before Mayo went to 20 and looked like finishing with 2 hands. Tipp then levelled at 20 all before losing their hands again. Mayo failed to make that vital ace and Tipp went in to finish 21-20 to take the match and the Intermediate All-Ireland 60x30 title for 2013.


M Donnelly 60x30 All Ireland Finals Programme

Saturday 7th September 2013 – Williamstown, Galway
1.00pm: Minor Singles Final: 

Limerick (Padraig Quish) v Wexford (Galen Riordan)
2.00pm: Intermediate Doubles Final: Mayo (Stephen Cooney & Ian McLoughlin) v Tipperary (Fergal Collins & David Hickey)
3.30pm: Senior Singles Final: 
Westmeath (Robbie McCarthy) v 
Dublin (Eoin Kennedy)

Ticket Information

Admission to the finals is strictly by ticket only. 
Tickets for the game are available through the GAA Handball Office by calling 01-8192385. Tickets must be paid for in advance as no tickets will be posted without payment. 

Tickets are €20 for Adults and €10 for Juveniles/Students/OAP’s. 

Please note tickets not paid for by Wednesday 4th September will be released for sale on the door on a first come first served basis. There will be no ticket collection available on the door. 

Please make cheques/postal orders payable to GAA Handball


Jason English - John Ryan - Sean Kerr - Jack Cambell
John O Donoghue & Colin Ryan




GAA Handball Ireland would like to announce that our CEO, Chris Curran, has officially stepped down as the Chief Executive of the organisation, from April 2013. Below is the official release.

A chara,

Following official notification to GAA Handball Central Council on Tuesday 12th February 2013, I wish to advise that, for personal reasons, I have officially stepped down as CEO of GAA Handball Ireland.

I will officially be leaving from the end of April 2013, and until then I will work closely with former GAA Handball President, Tony Hannon, who will officially take up the role of Interim CEO from 15th April 2013 for the Association.

Having spent just over four years in this role, I have truly enjoyed the fantastic experience of working within such a brilliant organisation and certainly feel that our sport and organisation are continuing to grow and develop in a very exciting era for GAA Handball. The hosting of the World Championships in particular in Dublin was one of the most memorable experiences during my time, and certainly dominated much of that time, and highlighted the outstanding commitment and dedication of so many hundreds of our volunteers, players and officials from all over this country.

I will continue to love and be involved in GAA Handball and certainly look forward to "competing" again as well as the involvement within my own club in Loughmacrory and county.

While I will be in the role of CEO until April, I would still like to take this opportunity to thank all the many people who have supported and helped in all our efforts to raise our great GAA Sport to new heights and I look forward to this continuing into the future.

Is mise le meas,


Chris Curran

Chief Executive Officer

• GAA Handball Ireland, Croke Park Stadium, Dublin 3




Awards Categories...

Awards categories...

The following will be awarded ʻProvincial Handball Award Winners of the Yearʼ in Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster.

14 Categories at Provincial Level - In turn the four winners in each category - 56 Nominees in Total would thus receive their 2 tickets to the National Awards Banquet and would come as one of 4 nominees for the National Award in their category. The ʻHall of Fameʼ Award is for Provincial Level and all 1 will be awarded at the National Awards Banquet and inducted into the National Hall of Fame.


National All-Star Player awards...


(Best male player of the year from your own province in 2012, all codes)


(Best female player of the year from your own province in 2012, all codes)


(Masters player of the year from your own province in 2012, all Masters codes).


(Young male player of the year comprises players Under age 21 in 2012 who have exhibited the highest quality or achieved tremendous success at Minor, Under 21 or another level (from your own province in 2012, all codes taken into consideration.)


(Young female player of the year comprises players Under age 21 in 2012 who have exhibited the highest quality or achieved tremendous success at Minor or another level (from your own province in 2012, all codes taken into consideration.)


(Youth male player (U17, U16, U15, U14) of the year from your own province in 2012, all codes)


(Youth female player (U17, U16, U15, U14) of the year from your own province in 2012, all codes)

Official Awards...

• OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR (Official - Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, PRO, Development Officer, Referee - in your own province in 2012, who has given outstanding service to handball during the year)

• CLUBPERSON OF THE YEAR (Any Official, Member or Volunteer who has given outstanding service to handball in their club in 2012)

• COACH OF THE YEAR (Any Coach who has given outstanding service and expertise in Coaching handball in theirclub, county, province or nationally in 2012)

• SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (This category is for those individuals who have shown incredible devotion to handball, perhaps against the odds or in the face of adversity - at club, county, provincial or national level in 2012. It could also be to recognise a player, official, committee or club which has celebrated an outstanding achievement in handball in 2012)

• HALL OF FAME AWARD (This category is for those individuals who have reached the highest levels in the sport and have given longstanding and outstanding commitment to handball, as a player or official, at club, county, provincial,national or international level.)

Team/Other Awards...

• Team of the Year (any code, any grade): (To honour exceptional team performance in 2012. This could be as a club or county team or as a doubles team at provincial, national or International level)

• Club of the Year (Clubs are the lifeblood of our association. This award is to honour outstanding contribution to handball by a registered club in 2012. This could include success at county, provincial, national and international level, or outstanding promotional and development work in 2012, launch of new facilities by a club, increase in participation/membership, or any other factor deemed to be highlighted as an all-round exceptional year for handball in the Club.




Civic Reception in Horse & Jockey on Friday 16/11/2012  for Tipperary Handball Players who won National & World titles.

                             Scroll Presentation

             Handball Group at Civic Reception


World Titles for Tipperary Players:

Tipperary Players went Well in the World Championships in City West in Dublin. With Over 2000 Players competing for World Titles Tipperary have  Claimed 7  Titles With Colin Ryan (Cashel) Beating Tiernan Agnew in the U13 Final, Daniel Hayes (Cashel) Beating Fergal Coughlan in the U15 Final & Pat Ryan Beating John Cawley in the SMBS Final. U15D   Final Jason English & Daniel Hayes  (Ballyporeen/Cashel) beat Curry & Fox. Mens C Johnny Ferncombe & Denis White (Cashel) Bt Darren O Toole & Malachy Whelan. Ruby Doubles Jim Ryan (Mines) & Morgan Darcy Galway Bt Greg Sheridan & Patsy Hand. GMBD Tony O Flaherty & Pat Griffin Youghalarra Bt Cyril Kaar & Paul Ruane in Final. Tipp also won Won Silver medals in Girls U13 Singles Sinead Meagher (Nenagh)  Boys U13 Jerome Cahill (Lahorna) Master B Doubles Martin Mc Inerney & John Lee (Ballina) & in Ruby Singles Jim Ryan (Silvermines).

Colin Ryan U13 World Champion 2012


 Con Moore  Daniel Hayes  Jason English  U15 Doubles World Champions

John Ryan with Pat Ryan World SMBS Champion 2012

 Patsy Hand -Morgan Darcy-Jim Ryan -Greg Sheridan


Con Moore - Denis White - John Ferncombe
 Tony O Flaherty - Pat Griffin - Cyril Kaar - Paul Ruane


2/9/2012 Tipp U12/U13 Team : Tipp beat Kilkenny in semi-final by 90-36. In the All-Ireland Final they beat Tyrone by 85-37.



Back row (L - R) Sean Hayes (Lahorna), Jerome Cahill (Lahorna), James Prentice (Balllina), Colin Ryan (Cashel)

Front row John McGrath (Lahorna), Sean McAdams (Lahorna), Ross Bonner (Cashel)

JD All-Ireland Final : David Hickey & Michael Carroll (Ballina) Beat James Brady & Patrick Clerkin Cavan 20/21, 21/15, 21/15
Ballina & Clonmel Keep the Tipp Flag Flying winning the Junior Singles & EMAS Finals in Mullingar
David Hickey (Ballina) Bt James Brady Cavan 21/2  21/7
Billy Mullins Bt Kevin Gerathy Mayo 21/12   21/5
Croke Park Contact details 2012
•GAA Handball Office, Croke Park, Dublin 3
Tel: 01 819 2385
•Chris Curran, CEO
Tel: 087 622 3327
•Eavan Mulligan, National Operations Manager
Tel: 087 195 4448
•Darragh Daly, National Development Officer
Tel: 087 195 4423
•John Kelly, Administrator
Tel: 01 819 2384
A chara,
following considerable expansion within GAA Handball in Ireland and the launch of the new 'GAA Handball Ireland Strategic Vision for the Future' document, the Association have now completed the interview process for the posts of National Development Officer and Operations Manager I can confirm the following appointments have now been made by GAA Handball Ireland.

Operations Manager: Eavan Mulligan.
- MSC in International Sports Management from New York University
- Sponsorship Executive at Lifestyle Sports
- Former Business Manager, British GAA Provincial Council, Games Development Officer
- Former President, Ladies Gaelic Football in Britain
This is a 3 Year Contract and Eavan will commence her employment with GAA Handball Ireland on 1st November 2011.

National Development Officer: Darragh Daly.
- A senior handballer in the 40x20 court and World Champion in 2009 in Portland.
- Graduated from University of Ulster Jodanstown with a 1st Class Honours degree in Sports Science and Management
- 12 months work experience in Schools promoting GAA Handball One Wall Initiative as part of his degree.
This is a 12 month contract, following the decision by Niamh Egan to take a career break until October 2012.
Darragh Daly will commence his employment with immediate effect.

A further press release will follow on the two new additions to the GAA Handball Ireland team in Croke Park in early November, together with roles in the Association and contact details for the complete GAA Handball Ireland Support Team at Croke Park.

In the meantime Darragh Daly will be available on Tel: +353 (1) 8192383 in relation to any calls in respect of development and coaching. 
Darragh can also be contacted by email on

Is mise le meas,

Críostóir Ó Corrain

World Championships 2012
Following a meeting of the Ard Comairle of GAA Handball Ireland, it has been decided to make the following announcement in respect of the hosting of the 2012 World Handball Championships in Ireland.
Following in-depth research and consultation it has been decided by GAA Handball Ireland Central Council, in conjunction with the GAA, that the 2012 World Handball Championships (both One-Wall and 40x20 Four-Wall events) will be staged in Dublin, at one large Central Arena from 11th to 21st October 2012.
This will see the entire World Championships staged in a purpose built arena which will cater for in excess of 2,000 competitors from 33 countries and will allow for major Television Coverage, marketing and sponsorship for what promises to be one of the most special International Handball Events ever.
The project will see a large number of 40x20 Handball Courts constructed to host the Four Wall Championships and this will be how the World Championship Event will commence on Thursday 11th October 2012 and will culminate with Live TV Coverage of the Ladies & Mens World Senior Singles Championship Finals on Wednesday evening 17th October 2012.
The World One-Wall Championships will commence with prelimenary rounds on Tuesday 16th October 2012 with the climax being the World Open Senior Singles Finals on Saturday evening 20th October 2012. There will also be a host of major social events and high profile entertainment throughout the period of the championships at the same venue with a large Gala Banquet to take place on Saturday 20th October 2012. The eagerly awaited event will eventually climax with a host of special Irish Handball (including 60x30 and hardball) & Gaelic Games Exhibitions on Sunday 21st October 2012.
The World Handball Championship Arena will be on a major campus alongside 800 hotel bedrooms (plus a number of adjoining hotels), leisure facilities, restaurants and bars, golf course, shops and with easy commute to the Dublin City Centre, while there will be full-time shuttle buses in operation to and from Dublin Airport to cater for all travelling International parties.
The new announcement is sure to come as a very exciting one to handball players the world over and a more comprehensive plan, to include details and pictures of the actual venue plus all forthcoming plans for the World Championship Executive Committee in Ireland will follow by Monday 3rd October 2012.
In order to provide the opportunity for players, both in Ireland and Internationally, to begin making their arrangements for the dates this initial announcement is thus being made today.
World Handball Championships 2012
Venue: in Dublin, Ireland
Four Wall 40x20 Championships: from Thursday 11th - Wednesday 17th October 2012
One Wall Championships: from Tuesday 16th October - Saturday 20th October 2012
A further comprehensive announcement on the entire plans for the event will follow by Monday 3rd October 2012.
Is mise le meas,


Chris Curran

Chief Executive Officer  

GAA Handball Ireland

Croke Park Stadium, Dublin 3

Email:   •

Tel: +353 (0) 1 8192385

Juvenile National Clar 2011:

19th-21st August: By Sund 21st-Provincial Juvenile Finals.

26th-28th August: All Ireland 60X30Juvenile Championship S/Fnls

9th-11th September: All Ireland 60x30 Juvenile Championship Finals:

By Sun 11th-Provincial 60x30 Juvenile Team of 6 Tournament Finals: U12/13, U14/15, U16/17

23rd-25th September: All-Ireland 60x30 Juvenile Team of 6 Tournament S/Fnls Fnls U12/13, U14/15, U16/17: 60x30 Girls Inter-Provincial Team



Munster Championship 60X30 Juvenile Draw 2011/2012.

[1] Tipperary V Kerry: Winner V Clare

[2] Waterford V Cork: Winner V Limerick

Semi Finals:

Kerry V Clare [Kerry Venues]

Clare V Tipperary [Clare Venues]

Cork V Limerick [Cork Venues]

Limerick V Waterford [Limerick Venues]


Exhibition 60x30 Games Sunday 5th June
Opening of Refurbished Open Court (built in 1925) in Lugganstown (between New Inn & Golden)  Local Jim Looby takes on Paddy Collins (Ballina) in the opening game. Other games to feature our up and coming Juveniles and the Legendary Duxie Walsh to feature in final game in the afternoon. (Full updated Programme of events  to follow.
BBQ & Refreshments
 Music by Louise Morrissey.
World Handball Latest News:
Following extensive meetings and, in conjunction with the World Handball Council, a decision has been made as follows:
In light of issues and delays surrounding the preparations for the World Handball Championships in 2012 in Ireland, it has been decided to put back the date for the hosting of this hugely prestigious event in Ireland. This is in light of major work to be carried out in preparation for the event and now that the proposed new National Handball Centre in Croke Park has been ruled out to being ready in time to host this event. 
It has already been passed and approved by GAA Handball Ireland Central Council that the World Championships will be hosted in conjunction with the Ulster GAA Council in Ulster Venues (with the use of North Leinster venues if required). Full details on venues will be released by end of May 2011.
This is a World Handball Council sanctioned event and, following discussion and authority by the World Handball Council Executive, it has been agreed to amend the date for the World Handball Championships (both 40x20 and 1-Wall) to a new date as follows:
World Handball Championships in Ireland 2012
(4-Wall 40x20 & 1-Wall)
Commencing Thursday 4th October 2012 and concluding by Sunday 14th October 2012.

Nenagh/Ballinahinch Juvenile Tournament 2011 

John West Feile 40x20 2019

John West Féile na nGael 40x20 2019  was hosted by Cork & Limerick

Huge congratulations to Lahorna  Division 1 Féile 40x20 team: Hannah Grace, Leanne Gould, Christine Percy, Lucy Gould & Katie Mulcahy who made history by being the first ever Lahorna team to win the Division 1 40x20 Féile.

This was no easy task for the Lahorna girls as Garryhill, Cullohill & Kilkishen were also eager to bring home the Division 1 40x20 Cup from Fermoy in Co. Cork. 

The competition ran in a round robin format, first to 21 aces or the highest score wins after 15 mintues.  In the first game our girls came up against Kilkishen Co. Clare who became their opponents again in the final.  Hannah and Lucy drew their first game 19-19, Leanne and Christine defeated the second Kilkishen pair 21-4 to give Lahorna their first win of the day. 

Up next in round 2 was Cullohill Co. Laois.  This time Hannah and Katie lined out in the first game winning 21-3 and Leanne and Christine won the second game 21-2 which gave us a convincing win. 

The girls final group game was against the Co. Carlow club of Garryhill.  Hannah and Katie again were first into the court and had a tough battle but came out on top of a score line 16-15.  Christine and Lucy put in a stellar performance to book our place in the final on a score line of 21-4. 

The Final was a tense affair from start to finish where our girls found themselves battling it out with Kilkishen yet again.  Hannah and Lucy saved their best performance ‘til last rattling the same Clare opponents that they met in the first round by winning 21-8.  Christine and Leanne teamed up for the final game of the day against the second Kilkishen pair who they too also met in the first round and after a hard fought close affair the Lahorna pair came out on top winning 16-15 which secured our Lahorna girls the Féile Divison 1 crown for 2019 on a final score line 37-23.

The icing on the cake in Fermoy was victory for Lahorna in the Division 1 skills competition when Hannah Grace emerged victorious to take the individual gold and title of the Féile skills champion 2019. 

None of this would have been possible without the dedication from their coach Vincent O’Shea who has but in endless hours over the last month in particular preparing the Féile teams in their quest for glory. 


Lahorna had a second Girls team who won Division 3 in Cappagh Co. Limerick.. This is the first time these girls played in the Féile competition. There were eight teams involved in two groups of four. In our group the girls first played against neighbours Youghalarra which they won after a nervous start. They then played Inis Oirr Galway and beat them comfortably 21-7, 21-8. In their third group game they played Cullohill (2) Co. Laois and having won the first game 21-2, lost the second 17-21. This left them topping the group. They met Annaghdown Galway in the semi-final winning 21-12, 21-12 which got them to a final against Glenmore Kilkenny. They got off to a very good start winning the first game 21-6 and won the second game 21-12. A super achievement for a very young team of Ali O'Kelly, Clodagh Shinners, Emma Williams, Sarah Williams, Aoife Williams
Ali O'Kelly went on to compete in the skills competition where she won a silver medal. Well done Ali.

Well done to all .

January 2019

The New GAA Handball Centre.

Under Construction and when completed there will be 1 x 60x30 , 3 x 40x20 and 3 x 1 wall courts. All Courts will be housed upstairs . Proposed Completion Date 1st October 2019.


60x30 All Ireland Doubles Finals October 2018

The 60x30 Doubles All-Ireland finals were contested over the Weekend with Tipperary Players involved in 8 Finals. Tipperary Players won 4 & lost 4 after a very exciting weekend of Handball. In Garryhill in Carlow in Ladies Junior Doubles Sinéad Meaher & Laura Shinnors (Nenagh/Lahorna) had a comfortable win over Dublins Meadhbh Ó Dálaigh & Lisa Mc Kenna. The Tipp girls were in control from the start and win on to win 21-11, 21-5. Also in Garryhill Paul Mullins & Eddie Farrell  (Clonmel)in the Masters A Doubles came through a great battle with Gavin Buggy & John Roche from Wexford. Wexford won the first 21/17 with the tipp pair taking the second game 21/17. The third game went to the wire with Tipp just edging it 21/19. In Crinkle in Offaly in SMAD David Moloney & John O Donoghue from Cashel defeated Conor Maxwell & Mick O Donnell from Dublin. Tipp won the first 21-15 & cruised in the second game winning 21-8. Also in Crinkle in DMAD Billy & Pakie Mullins from Clonmel lost out to Johnny Brennan & Joe Hennessy from Kilkenny. The tipp pair won the first 21-7 but Kilkenny came back in the second to win 21-14 and finished off the third 21-12. In the Junior Doubles final in Crinkle John Ferncombe & Sean Maher from Cashel were defeated by Paul Fitzpatrick & Cormac Mc Mahon from Cavan. They lost the first game 21-17 & the second 21-9. In GMAD in Clonmel Kevin Mullins & Adrian Johnson were beaten by Tom Sheridan & John Leahy 21-11, 21-12. In Talbots Inch in Kilkenny in GMBD Brenan Ryan & Willie Bourke from Ballina were up against Tommy Armstrong & Padraig Deveroux from Castlebridge in Wexford. Tipp looked to be coasting in the early stages of the first game but somehow lost their way and lost the first 21-14. Wexford made no mistake in the second winning 21-10. In the Ruby Masters Final also in Crinkle Paddy Collins & Jim Ryan Ballina/Silvermines looked in all sorts of trouble against Eugene Kennedy & Vinny Farrelly from Dublin losing the first game 21-2. The rallied in the second game and after a tremendous effort took the second 21/11. The Dublin pair took command again in the third leading 11-4 and after a great battle it was back to level at 14 all. The game swung in favour of the Dublin Pair once again and the led 19-14. Tipp took a time out to steady the ship and came back in to knock out both serves and after some great play levelled at 19 all. The huge Tipp following lifted the players to make the last 2 aces and record a great victory 21-19.

                           RMD & GMBD & Supporters in Talbots Inch

Ruby Doubles Final

LJD Final

RMD Semi Final Tipp Bt Galway 21/13, 21/7
Paddy Collins Jim Ryan Morgan Darcy John Kelehan

GMBD  Semi final  Tipp Bt Mayo 
Paul Gavin - Pat Moylette -Willie Bourke - Brendan Ryan

September 2018
 The Munster 60x30 Juvenile Finals were hosted by Ballina & Lahorna. Tipperary Competed in 4 Finals winning 3. In the Boys U12Doubles Charlie Grace & Evan Molloy (Ballina) Beat Diarmuid Mackle & Rody Morrissey (Waterford) 15/20, 11/15, 15/5. In the Girls U14D Hannah Grace & Leanne Gould  (Lahorna) Bt Saoirse Moloney & Saoirse Kelly Waterford 15/0, 15/3. In the Girls U15S Amy Mc Keogh (Ballina) Bt Katelyn Power Waterford 15/0, 15/0.In the BU15S Adam Fogarty (Ballina) was beaten by William Beresford Waterford 2/15, 15/9, 15/3



September 2017
Both Tipperary Adult & Juveniles have had a very successful Munster Championships and now go forward to represent Munster in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals. Tipp Travel to Ulster on Saturday 23rd September John Ferncombe & Sean Maher are out in the Junior Doubles in Virginia  in Cavan against locals Cormac Mc Mahon & Paul Fitzpatrick. In Loughmacrory in Tyrone Adrian Johnson & Kevin Mullins  take on Conor Kerr & Stephen Clarke Tyrone in the GMAD while In U21 Doubles Daniel Hayes & Pairic O Donoghue are up against Sean Kerr & Ryan Mullen in U21Doubles. Alreadt through to All-Ireland finals are Minor Doubles James Prentice & Jerome Cahill, MAD Paul Mullins & Eddie Farrell, MBD Willie Cahill & Kevin Timmons, & DMAD Billy & Pakie Mullins.

Our Juveniles have accounted for themselves well winning 8 Munster titles.U14 to U17 go forward to All-Ireland Semi-Finals  On Sunday 1st October V Ulster. The All-Ireland Finals are fixed for Sunday 15th October in Leinster Venues.

Boys         U13d       Eoin Carroll &Jack Mulcahy   Lahorna
Boys         U14s        Rory Grace  Lahorna
Boys         U15s        Cormac Doheny   Lahorna
Girls         U12d       Leanne Gould & Christine Percy  Lahorna
Girls         U12s        Hannah Grace  Lahorna
Girls         U14s        Amy McKeogh   Ballina 
Girls         U16d       Siobhan Prentice & Isobel Farnan  Ballina
Girls         U16s        Laura Shinners   Lahorna


                         Junior Nationals 40x20 2016:  17/04/2016
Siobhan Prentice 
             Adam Fogarty

In the Junior 40x20 Nationals Tipperary were well represented in the A & B competitions.In the Girls 13B Siobhán Prentice (Ballina) was in great form winning all her games to reach the final where she beat Cailíosa Ní Dhuill from Armagh 13/15, 15/1, 11/6 to take the National title. In the Boys 13B plate final Adam Fogarty (Ballina) defeated Sam Dunning from Cork . In the Girls 17B final Eimear Meagher lost out to Laura Finn from Sligo 15/6, 15/4. In the Boys 17B final Aiden O Flaherty (Youghalarra) was beaten 15/8, 15/13 .                                                       Other Tipperary players who competed were G11- Hannah Grace, B13- Rory Grace ,James Loughnane,Conor O Dwyer, B15- John Mc Grath, B17-Jerome Cahill, B19-Mikey Maher & G19- Roisín Cahill. Well done to all who competed.


 U16/17 Team 2015
 Tipperary competed in the U16/17 Team Semi-Finals & Final on Sunday 12th April. They beat Galway in the All-Ireland Semi-Final but were narrowly beaten by Kilkenny in a thrilling final by 3 aces. Tipp Team: Evan Hannon, Dan Healy, Ronan Tucker, Mike Ryan, Jack Moloney.


  Liscarroll 2015:   

U13 Boys Singles R Up-Jack Holden [Kilkenny]; Winner-Cian O Driscoll [Cork] with Willie Roche-President Irish Handball Council


Liscarroll 2015:

U15 Boys Singles Winner-Tiernan Agnew [Clare] with Tim Healy [Liscarroll] and R Up-Tadgh O Neill [Cork]

Liscarroll 2015:

U13 Girls, R Up-Orla O Brien [Clare], Winner-Niamh Heffernan [Galway]

Liscarroll 2015:

U15 Girls Singles Winner-Sinead Meagher [Tipperary]; R Up-Ella Donnellan [Clare] 



                 James                     Colin                Jerry
Jerome Cahill - James Prentice -Shea Donnelly-Sean Reilly
Updated 17/11/12
Tipperary Juvenile Teams Travelled to O Loughlins in Kilkenny And continued their great form to date winning all 3 All-Ireland team titles.

Daniel Ryan, Jerome Cahill, Colin Ryan, James Prentice

Front row: Sean McAdams, Sean Hayes, John McGrath



Jack Coughlan, Ceallach Hennessy, Liam Bradshaw, Aidan O'Flaherty, Barry O'Meara

Front row: Con Bonner, John Ryan, Mikey Maher


Tipperary Juveniles have a clean sweep in the Team competitions winning U12/13, U14/15 & U16/17 Munster titles.
Final  U12/13 vs Cork.
Jerome Cahill & Sean Hayes won 15-3, 15-11 against Tadhg O'Neill & Jerry O'Sullivan
Colin Ryan and Sean McAdams lost 4-15, 10-15 against David Walsh & Cian O'Driscoll
James Prentice & John McGrath won 15-10, 15-0 against Michael O'Malley & Darragh Moynihan
Total scores Win for Tipp 74-54
Great win for Tipp U12/13 Team beating Kerry 90-32. They now meet Clare in the Munster Semi-Final in Clarecastle on Saturday Nov.3rd. @ 11 AM.
Gerry Cahill, Colin Ryan, James Prentice, John McGrath, Sean McAdams, Sean Hayes
Also in Clarecastle Nov.3rd.
Tipp 14/15 Team V Clare @ 12 O Clock
Aidan O Flaherty, Adrian English, Con Bonner, Liam Bradshaw, Aran Hogan, Mike Maher
Tipp 16/17 Team V Clare @ 1 P.M.
Ronan Burke, Eoin Maher, Ciaran Casey, Dillon Madden

Munster 40x20 Juvenile Team of Six Fixtures 2012 [3]:

First Rounds:

Tuesday October 30th: Broadford @ 7 30pm.

U12/13 40X20 Team of Six:

Kerry-Keelan Brosnan, Brian Loneregan, Dara Keane, Ruadhri O Beaglaoich, Con O Riogain, Tommy Quirke, Daniel Kelly

V Tipperary- Gerry Cahill, Colin Ryan, James Prentice, John McGrath, Sean McAdams, Sean Hayes


Tuesday October 30th: Mallow @ 7 30pm.

U12/13 40X20 Team of Six:

Cork-Jerry O Sullivan, Cian O Driscoll, Michael O Malley. David Walsh, Tadgh O Neill, Darragh Moynihan.

V Waterford- Michael Lenihan, Adam Clarke, Tom Looby, Kavan O Keefe, Michael Kiely, Ben Flynn, Jamie Treen, Dean Bersford.

Semi Finals/Finals:

Saturday November 3rd-Clarecastle @ 11am.

U12/13 40X20 Team of Six Semi Final @ 11AM:

Limerick-Timmy Brosnan, Declan Leahy, David O Byrne, Jack O Brien, Eoin Mulcaire, Eoghan Russell V Cork or Waterford  

U12/13 40X20 Team of Six Semi Final @ 11AM: Clare V Tipperary or Kerry  

U14/15 40X20 Team of Six Semi Final @ 12 Noon:

Cork-Kevin O Connell, Jerry Cronin, Oisin Hickey, Shane Flynn, Jamie Mc Carthy, Jamie Kennelly V Limerick-Ian De Capatani, Eoin Hegarty, Ben Walsh, Risteard Duggan, Denis Donegan, Glen Mc Namara

U14/15 40X20 Team of Six Semi Final @ 12 Noon:

Clare V Tipperary-Aidan O Flaherty, Adrian English, Con Bonner, Liam Bradshaw, Aran Hogan, Mike Maher

U16/17 40X20 Team of Six Semi Final @ 1pm:

Clare V Tipperary-Ronan Burke, Eoin Maher, Ciaran Casey, Dillon Madden

U12/13 40X20 Team of Six Final @ 1pm:

Cork/Waterford/Limerick V Clare/Tipperary/Kerry

U14/15 40X20 Team of Six Final @ 2pm:

Cork/Limerick V Clare/Tipperary.

U16/17 40X20 Team of Six Final @ 2pm:

Cork-Timmy Dunne, Brian Sheehan, Aidan O Brien, Matthew Collins

 V Clare/Tipperary.

All Ireland Semi Finals/Finals:

Saturday November 10th: Clarecastle



Munster GAA Handball Convention
on Wed. March 23rd 2011 in the Woodlands Hotel Adare @ 7 P.M.
Munster Council Officers Elected 2011:
Chairman:                  Willie Roche (Clare)
V.Chairman:               Ken Conway (Tipp)
Secretary:                   Donal Hayes (Lk)
Treasurer/A/Sec :    Peter Dennehy (Cork)
Youth Officer:            Brendan Falvey (Kerry)
P.R.O.  :                       Paddy Collins (Tipp)
Ard Comhairle:           Ger Coonan  (Tipp)
Munster  Gaa Rep:     Tony Hayes (Lk)
Promotion Rep:           Pat Mc Kenna (Tipp)
Competitions Rep:      Tim Mc Swiney (Kerry)
Facilities Rep:              Paddy Collins (Tipp)

Team Events 2011

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Cidona Award

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Fergal Collins (Ballina) 

Fergal Collins from the Ballina club in North Tipperary once again enjoyed a very successful year, winning both the 40 x 20 and 60 x 30 U-21 All-Ireland Singles titles.  In April he travelled to Moycullen in Galway to take on the Connacht champion Stephen Cooney from Mayo. In a very closely contested final Fergal won by 21/17, 18/21, 21/16. 
He spent the summer in America and competed in many USHA tournaments, playing against some world class players. He returned for the 60 x 30 championships and in the All-Ireland final played in Talbot's Inch in Kilkenny in September he beat local man Ciaran Neary 21/13, 21/8. 
Fergal also reached the U-21 Doubles final, partnered by clubman Declan Gleeson, but they were beaten in the final in Thurles by Ciaran Neary and Patrick Funchion from Kilkenny.  His success in the U-21 grade was notable, as he is again underage for this year's championships. The  Féile na nGael Skills Record holder has made real strides in his game in recent years and his future looks very promising as he progresses towards the senior ranks

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