RMD Final Dublin (Eugene Kennedy/Vinny Farrelly) Bt Tipperary (Jim Ryan/Denis Gleeson)
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
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.
CNB in Kingscourt February 2017
“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.
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
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.
Amy Mc Keogh U13S
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
17 & Under 60x30 Nationals Champions
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
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.
40x20 County Finals
North Tipp Juvenile Finals:
December 2015 Liscarroll T/ment
At the Liscarroll tournament 2015,
November 2015 Primary Schools Teans
Subject: Primary Schools Tipperary Handball Teams 2015
Kian Donnelly, Grainne O'Brien, Anna Mulcahy, Aine Spain, Jack Mulcahy, David Ryan, Eoghan Carroll, Oisin Pepper.
Amy McKeogh, Donal Ryan, Brian Bourke, Evan Carey, Anthony Walsh, David McGrath, Shane O'Connell.
Cormac Doheny & Rory Grace
James Loughnane & James Power
Cian Donnelly & Adam Fogarty
Wexford & Tipperary U12/13 2015
Tipp U12/13 Team 60x30 2015
Munster ChampionsPresented with a set of Jerseys by County Board
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.
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 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.
Lahorna 40x20 Div 4 Féile Team Bt Truagh From Monaghan 21/12, 21/13 in Belfast
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
Matthew Spain & Sean Hayes(lahorna)
Boys U17S All-Ireland Final
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
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
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
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
Boys 13 D
Tommy Fitzgerald Cashel/ Adam English Ballyporeen
Sean Hayes,Matthew Spain Lahorna
Boys 14 D
Rian Hennessy Ballyporeen
John Mc Grath,Sean Mc Adams Lahorna
Boys 16 D
Colin Ryan Cashel/Jason English,Jack Coughlan,Tommy Breedy Ballyporeen
James Prentice Ballina/Aidan O Flaherty Youghalarra
Boys 17 D
Ceallaigh Hennessy,Philip English Ballyporeen
Liam Bradshaw,Dean Foley Newport/ Aaron Hogan Nenagh
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
Beat Tyrone in the Semi-Final in Roscommon
Beat Roscommon in the Final 78-65
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
Limerick (Padraig Quish) v Wexford (Galen Riordan)
Admission to the finals is strictly by ticket only.
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.
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,
Chief Executive Officer
• GAA Handball Ireland, Croke Park Stadium, Dublin 3
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...
• MALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
(Best male player of the year from your own province in 2012, all codes)
• FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
(Best female player of the year from your own province in 2012, all codes)
• MASTERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
(Masters player of the year from your own province in 2012, all Masters codes).
• YOUNG MALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
(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
(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 OF THE YEAR
(Youth male player (U17, U16, U15, U14) of the year from your own province in 2012, all codes)
• YOUTH FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
(Youth female player (U17, U16, U15, U14) of the year from your own province in 2012, all codes)
• 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 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.
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
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
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 email@example.com
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,
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
 Tipperary V Kerry: Winner V Clare
 Waterford V Cork: Winner V Limerick
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
Junior Nationals 40x20 2016: 17/04/2016
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 2015Tipperary 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.
U13 Boys Singles R Up-Jack Holden [Kilkenny]; Winner-Cian O Driscoll [Cork] with Willie Roche-President Irish Handball Council
U15 Boys Singles Winner-Tiernan Agnew [Clare] with Tim Healy [Liscarroll] and R Up-Tadgh O Neill [Cork]
U13 Girls, R Up-Orla O Brien [Clare], Winner-Niamh Heffernan [Galway]
U15 Girls Singles Winner-Sinead Meagher [Tipperary]; R Up-Ella Donnellan [Clare]
James Colin Jerry
Jerome Cahill - James Prentice -Shea Donnelly-Sean Reilly
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 :
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.
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
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)
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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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