What a year it’s been for Drumcliffe Handball club!! We started with a recruitment drive in October when we returned to training with our juvenile members on Saturday mornings. Our registration numbers were up on last year at this point,and we now have 72 people registered with the club.
We have our 6 regular coaches who have been working hard each week to improve the skills of the children: Hugh Slevin Snr, Mickey Brennan, Hugh Slevin Jnr, Joel Smith , Martin Corr and Clive Slevin. The hard work of both coaches and players has certainly payed off. There has been a marked improvement in all of our players, right through the categories from 6 years upwards.
Some of our juvenile and senior members have been very successful in competition this year also:
List of competitions and winners from the club.
Drumcliffe Golden Gloves.
U8 one wall winner Mark Perich Runner up Mark Egan.
U10 Cup winner Oran Mc Nulty.
U10 plate winner Mark Phealan
Runner up Tomas O’Brien.
U12 Cup Runner up Jeanette Slevin
U12 plate winner Diarmuid Dunleavy.
U14 Plate Runner up Eoin Kerrigan.
Some pics below from our participating Players in This years Juvenile Drumcliffe Golden Gloves.
Golden Gloves adult Cup winner Hugh Slevin Snr/Stanley Harte.
Plate winner Michael Brennan/Kevin Meehan.
Senior Colleges B 40×20
Connacht Silver Medal Doubles winners.
Eoin Kerrigan/Agustine Waters
•Cumman Na mbunscaoil.
Oran Mc Nulty Co winner & Connaght Bronze.
Co winner Fionn Mc Nulty & Mathew Percy/Joe Campbell.
•40x20b contested Co championship Juveniles
U11 Singles Oran McNulty winner.
U12 Doubles Michael Carroll & Diarmuid Dunleavey.Winners.
U14 Eoin Kerrigan Co winner Singles.
U15 Sean Leonard R/up
All Silver 40 x 20 Connacht Medals.
U11 Boys Singles Oran Mc Nulty
U12 Doubles Michael Carroll/Diarmuid Dunleavey.
U13 Girls Singles Jeanette Slevin.
U14 Boys Eoin Kerrigan.
U15 Boys Augustine Waters.
U13 County Community Games Champions.
Diarmuid Duleavey(Capt)Mathew Percy,Fionn Mc Nulty,Michael Carroll,Joe Campbell & Oran Mc Nulty.
One wall Nationals.
U15 Plate R/up Eoin Kerrigan.
Annaghdown One wall Tournament
Oran Mc Nulty Plate R/up.Adult 40x 20 Connacht Silver Medals.Ruby Masters
Doubles Hugh Slevin/Michael Brennan
O35 Doubles Clive Slevin/ Kevin Meehan,
One wall Nationals
Challenger Plate winner Clive Slevin./ Eoin Kerrigan Runner Up in u15 Plate.
Drumcliffe Handball Club secured the title of Connacht Handball Club of the year 2017. This is a great achievement in such a short time as the current club.
In 2018 we hosted a number of friendly blitz games with our neighbouring clubs, Golden Gloves Competition, Child Protection course and a Handball Coaching Course where 7 of our members completed the Fundamentals in coaching handball training with Darragh Ruane GAA Handball as Seen Below.
As a club we pride ourselves on our friendly and fun approach to Handball.
We are hugely proud of our members both on and off the court. We always extend a warm welcome to visiting clubs and spectators alike. None of this could be achieved without the continued support of our committee and parents who are relentless at showing their support at training and competitions, not to forget making endless cups of tea!!
We are taking a break from the 02 of June our last supervised coaching session for the summer and will be back on 06 October 2018. We will kick off the new coaching Season in October with a small party celebrating the achievements of the club in 2018. In the meantime, we still have lots of work to do.
• Cake Sale on in 23th/24th of June.TBC
• U14 Feile Competition in Galway on 16th June 2018 – Good luck to our 2 teams.
Some of our Feile Team pictured Below.( Good Luck Guys and enjoy!)
• Fundraising for our Glass Back Wall – Summer Draw on the 17th of Aug 18 in Davis’s Bar– Top Prize: Tickets for All Ireland Final.
• Entries now open 1-Wall Sligo County Summer tournament, Ages U11 and up – Schedule to be confirmed.
• Watch out for information on our Handball Summer Camp coming to Oxfield this July 25th,26th,27th, Hosted by our club and run by National Coaching Tutor Darragh Ruane.Forms to register for camp will be available to all members week starting the 11th of June. Entries must be returned to Sinead Kieley Before the 25th of June with camp fee of 30 euro’s enclosed. There will be a goodie pack handed out at the end of camp.