Drumcliffe Handball Clubs Year to Date.

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.

Handball 40x 20 G.a.a Onewall Drumcliffe

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.

darragh Ruane

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 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.

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Club News 23 Mar 18

Great weekend ahead for the Drumcliffe Handball underage!

Where : Newport Co Mayo

When : This Sunday 25th March

Time: Starts at 10am allow 25 mins for each Match. In the Following Order.

(S:Sligo) (M:Mayo) etc


Newport Sunday 25th March@10am Times Provisionally!

Game1 U11 Tiernan Brady (M) v Oran McNulty(S)  10am

Game2 U13 Leah Ni Mhainin(G) v Jennette Slevin(S) 10:25

Game3 U12d Luc Mac Aodhan/Eoin O Conghaile(G)v Michael Carroll/Diarmuid Dunleavy(S) 10:45

Game4 U13 Conor Hession(G) v Darragh bourke(S ) 11:10

Game5 U14 D Darragh Fox/Darragh Sweeney(M) v Seamus foody/Sean Donegan(S) 11:35

Game6 U11 D  Keith Mellet/Sean Mannion (M) v Colin Finn/T J Foody(S) 11:55

Game7 U14  Eamon O Cealladain(G) v Eoin Kerrigan(S) 12:20

Game8 U15  James Lally (M) v Agustine Watters(S)  12:45

Game9 U16  Emma Murphy (G)v  Chloe Walsh(M)  1:10

 Join me in wishing our Club Juveniles well in their finals as they are showing great promise and showing what can be achieved with hard practice well done lads.Play well and play fair.


Drumcliffe Handball Adults Reached 40 x 20 Connaught Finals.

Clive Slevin (Drumcliffe) & Kevin Meehan (Ballymote) Played Galway to compete in the Connaught Final last weekend in Claremorris in the O35 Doubles Unfortunately were beaten 21-1121-14,

Hugh Slevin Snr & Michael Brennan played Galway in the Ruby Masters also in the Connaught Final last Wednesday also beaten on this occasion but massive achievement for these lads to get back to this standard.

Its a great achievement for all our competitors to represent their  club and county. The club would like to wish them every success in their respective games


One wall Community Games last Sunday at 10pm Collooney.

Drumcliffe handballers represented their area and won Gold at the county finals.

They now progress to Connaught Finals in Letrim On the 21st of April.

Handball Coaching.

Congratulations to new coaches!

Well done to our newly qualified coaches, Geoff Percy Brian Mc Nulty, Shirley pavia, Pamela Conlon, Deidre Slevin, Sinead Keiley.

Great feedback on the tea break,great evening and well enjoyed and well-presented Professionally by Daragh Ruane thanks Daragh Gaa Handball .

Juvenile Coaching:

Coaching this sat as normal.See you all their.

Drumcliffe Handball.



12 March Club News.

Great weekend for the underage & Adult handballers in the club .
Michael Carroll paired up with Diarmuid Dunleavey to win the U12 Doubles boys Connaught Quarter & semi finals they are the first of many players to achieve this.The boys will contest the final in two weeks in Galway and hopefully some other Club representatives will Follow.
Unfortunately is was not our day in the U13 Doubles ,but Joe Campbell & Mathew Percy gave a great display and will be a pairing to watch for the future.
Eoin Kerrigan won his U 14 boys Singles quarter final against his Leitrim opponent and will play the semi final this thursday in Oxfield @ 7pm against Roscommon.
Augustine Waters progresses to the boys U15 Singles Semi final against Roscommon in Oxfield also this thursday night @7.30pm.
Oran Mc Nulty plays U11 Singles semi final in St Comans Handball Club Rosscommon town this weekend,& Jeanette Slevin plays In Lisacul Handball Club in U13 Girls Semi Final.

Adults Reach 40 x 20 Connaght Finals.
Clive Slevin (Drumcliffe)& Kevin Meehan (Ballymote) Play Galway to compete in the Connaght Final this weekend in Claremorris in the O35 Doubles this Friday@ 8pm.
Hugh Slevin Snr& Michael Brennan play Galway in The Ruby Masters also in the Connaght Final in Lisacul this Wednesday evening & 7.30pm
Its a great achievement for All our competitors to represent their club and county. The club would like to wish them every success in their respective games

One wall Community Games this Sunday at 10pm Collooney.This Thursday evening from 5-6 and Saturday evening 6-7 there will be practice for the team in Oxfield one wall Court.

Happy St Patrick’s Day from all at Drumcliffe Handball Club.

Weekend Competitions

Good luck to all our Under 11 Competitors in the 40 x 20 Championships this evening in Collooney and to colleges B competitors in 40 X 20 in Drumshambo and Finagh. We know they will all do the club proud. Coaching continues this Saturday morning as normal. Times will be changing for the remaining months and will be confirmed at a later date. There will be no coaching on the following dates: Reminder of community games Date Also.

10th March (Community games in main hall)

17th March (St Patricks Day)

18th March (Community games handball in Collooney)

31st March (Easter)


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/Evening practise continues as always.







Cumann na mBunscoil Great showing from Drumcliffe handball

Congratulations to our juvenile players who represented their schools in Cumann na mBunscoil competition in the Connaght finals last Sunday 11th. Our club representives were from Rathcormac in U11 singles and U13 doubles competitions. Huge thanks to our teams, subs, coaches, parents and teachers for making the trip in very bad driving conditions, and well done to Oran on Bringing back his First Connaght Handball Medal. Well done also to Michael and Fionn they done there school proud in the Doubles encounter but missed out on the medals this time.Well done Lads mighty progress.Next Up Under 11 Co Championships Next Friday eve 6.30 pm. the 23rd In Collooney Handball Club.The Draw to Follow this Sunday , and please safe the date for U12-U17 Junvenile 40 x 20 Co Finals Sun 04 March 10am.

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