Drumcliffe Handball Club News 12 Apr 18

Drumcliffe Handball Club News.

10 Apr 18.

A busy march for our club,

Quarterly Club Meeting  this Sat 21th Apr 18 11:30 Oxfield

If any member has topic they wish included please contact our Secretary Sinead Keiley or Chairman Hugh Slevin Snr.


Next Club Meeting to be confirmed.

Items for Agenda So far.

Upcoming One wall events, Blitzs, Day Trip to One wall Nationals ,Club Social,End of Year party If any member has topic they wish included please contact me to have it included. AOB

Silver Medals for our Colleges Handball duo 40×20 finalists.

Well done to Eoin Kerrigan & Augustine waters representing Grange Secondary School on reaching the colleges b Junior final  losing out in a tie breaker against Mayo it was a fantastic match lads and massive effort.

Silver Medals for our Juvenile Finalists in Handball the 40×20 Connaught Finals.

Results 25th March 2018 Newport .

Below results of Drumcliffe Handball players who got to the finals, and showed their potential as players for the future.Well done to all.

BU11S Tiernan Brady (May) dft Oran McNulty (Sli)  15-7, 15-3

GU13S Leah Ni Mhainin (Gal) dft Jennette Slevin (Sli) 13-15, 15-7 (Tie breaker)15-1

BU12D Luc Mac Aodhan/Eoin O Conghaile (Gal) dft Michael Carroll/Diarmuid Dunleavy (Sli) 15-13, 15-10

BU14S  Eamon O Cealladain (Gal) dft Eoin Kerrigan (Sli) 15-0, 15-3

BU15S  James Lally (May) dft Agustine Watters (Sli)  15-8, 15-6


Congratulations to Drumcliffe Juvenile Handball (Connaught Silver Medal recipients).

Community Games Handballers strike Gold.

Well done all our club representatives who recently won Gold at the Co Community Games. Well done to all and to the Walsh family who presented a perpetual shield in memory of the late Gabriel Walsh to the victors. Its with regret at that this promising side will not Represent there area in the Connaught Community Games Handball finals due to other team event participation and the runner’s up Collooney will not proceed to Connaught finals .The club would like to thank all for their participation in this event.


Drumcliffe Community Games Handball Co Champions.

All Ireland Glory for Sligo Duo:

Well done also to Michael Murphy and Michael McMorrow who won the DMBD  All Ireland final in an exciting game , held in Kingscourt , Cavan last Sunday , beating B. Murphy and M. Byrne , Wexford in straight games.

Michael Mc Morrow

Michael Mc Morrow With his winners all-ireland Medal for Sligo.Great Achievement Michael.This weekend brings the curtain down on competition handball in the 40×20 code for now.

One wall season starts.

Saturday the 28th at 10.30am in oxfield,we will hold a one wall Blitz,with all four clubs participating.Grades to cater for all ages & abilities,from 9&U to 70+, including any parents who would like to give it a go.U9&11&U is Doubles.U13/U15/U17 Singles.


Irish Wall-Ball Nationals Registration 2018

Breaffy House, Mayo, & Surrounding Venues Sat 5th – Mon 7th May

Entry Deadline MIDNIGHT Sunday 22nd April

Note: play or spectate in the biggest tournament weekend in Irish Handball.  We have grades to cater for all ages & abilities, from 11&U to 70+, including our elite Mens & Ladies Open players. 11&U Doubles Event is a FUN event. See www.gaahandball.ie for registration plan.

Silver Medals for our Adult Doubles teams 40×20 In their Connaght Finals.

Hard Luck also to our adult teams, 035’s Doubles Connaught final Clive Slevin  partnered with Kevin Meehan (Ballymote) Lost out to Galway pairing Kieran Hanley & Myles Connaghton 21-12, 21-14.

Ruby Masters finalists Michael Brenann & Hugh Slevin Snr Lost Out to Morgan Darcy & John Kelehan Galway in there respective final.21-4, 21-7. A great achievement lads to get back to this standard and reaching the finals.

Adult 60×30 code starts soon!

60×30 inter club just around the corner for adult players try to get some game time in lads!

Coaching .

Feedback from our visiting coach Tom Foody: Casteconner Level 2 Coach Tom foody last Tuesday evening gave very positive feedback following his coaching session with some of our juveniles.He remarked the appetite for the game in the Drumcliffe Handball club was very encouraging in all players in attendance and the skill level was very broad , They have a great future in the game if they keep improving and continue to play handball . Thanks Tom again for that.

External Co coaching!

Some of our players will also be selected for Co External coaching with Francis Mc Cann who won many All-Ireland titles and was on the Senior Circuit for many years & Shane Brune an All-Ireland medal champion this will take place in collooney in the coming weeks info will follow within the next few weeks on this.

Newly qualified coaches.

Getting our newly trained coaches court ready for Next season or helping Juveniles with practice nights, the next step is to get some experience with some of our present coaches. We had scheduled a meeting for Monday the 9th of April to discuss next season coaching structure but we will reschedule for another date.

Follow us on facebook @Drumcliffehandball.ie or on our website www.Drumcliffehandball.ie

Book a court through our booking tab on our website .



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