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22nd Nov 40x20 Doubles Intervarsities 2022 Recap Cliodhna O’Connell (Treasurer)

UL Wolves Handball Club continued their winning streak this past weekend in Galway at the ICHA 40x20 Doubles Intervarsities where took home gold in 4 grades, Women’s Open, Men’s A, B and C respectively. The tournament took place in Galway venues during the weekend of 18-20th of November. After our recent success at the 60x30 Intervarsities last month in Wexford the UL contingency were looking forward to the weekend, ready for a busy and intense schedule of games and determined to bring back more trophies to UL.

Preliminary rounds took place on Friday evening in with the Women’s Open taking place in Indreabhán, Men’s Open in Moycullen and the Men’s B and C grades in Salthill. A total of 20 UL players made the trip to Galway, comprising of a mixture of players from Open to Beginners. After some outstanding games across all divisions the scene was set for the finals on Saturday evening with UL contesting four titles in the Women’s Open, Men’s A, B and C.

First up on the schedule was Evan Murphy and Colin Healy in the Men’s Open Semi-Final where they faced MTU pair Adam Walsh and Conor Walsh. It was a fast and entertaining game, but the UL pair fell short on this occasion. Henry McGrath and Sean Murphy played their way to the Men’s A final where the defeat UCG pair Ashling Mullin and David Donohue.

The Women’s Open final was yet again another all-UL affair. Niamh Heffernan and Sinead Meagher returned in flying form to defend last year’s victory. They beat fellow UL teammates Cliodhna O’Connell and Aisling Shanahan to retain the Women’s Open Doubles title for the second consecutive year.

Cian O’Donnell and Jack Glynn were next up, playing together for the first and came home with the Men’s B title where they defeated UCD resulting in the third win for UL.

Well done also to Aoife Guildea and Aoife Hurley who reached the Women’s Open Doubles Semi Final but unfortunately came up short against their own college teammates and eventual winners Niamh and Sinead. Well done to Darragh Ducey and Adam Coggeran who reached the Men’s Open Doubles Quarter Final before losing out to TCD. Eoin Hegarty and Keith Crehan teamed up in the Men’s A but lost out by the narrowest of margins to UCG.

Special mention and congratulations to new members and beginners Sandy O’Callaghan, Patrick Nevin and Alan Costello who have shown great dedication, determination and improvement since joining our club. They played excellent handball throughout the weekend. Sandy and Patrick and proved that all the training was worth it when they came out victorious in the Men’s C final defeating UCG. A huge well done also to Alan Costello and Adam O’Shea who took part in the Men’s B, reaching the semi-final but losing out to UL pair and eventual winners Cian and Jack,

Overall, the weekend was a great success with our players showcasing great skill and determination throughout all grades and proudly represented the University of Limerick. UL returned home with 4 titles in the bag bringing the tally to 7 titles in the last two tournaments.

Massive thanks to everyone in Galway Handball and especially the ICHA who made the weekend possible. Everyone was well looked after, and all the courts and venues were in excellent condition as always.

Next up on the agenda is the 40x20 Singles in Belfast at the end of January, perhaps the most prestigious event on the Intervarsity calendar where we endeavour to replicate the skill and winning attitude displayed at the weekend.

Keep up to date with all our tournament news and results by giving us a follow us on 'ulwolveshandball' on Instagram and Facebook.

40x20 Doubles Intervarsities 2022 Recap

Posted 22nd Nov
Author Cliodhna O’Connell (Treasurer)

UL Wolves Handball Club continued their winning streak this past weekend in Galway at the ICHA 40x20 Doubles Intervarsities where took home gold in 4 grades, Women’s Open, Men’s A, B and C respectively. The tournament took place in Galway venues during the weekend of 18-20th of November. After our recent success at the 60x30 Intervarsities last month in Wexford the UL contingency were looking forward to the weekend, ready for a busy and intense schedule of games and determined to bring back more trophies to UL.

Preliminary rounds took place on Friday evening in with the Women’s Open taking place in Indreabhán, Men’s Open in Moycullen and the Men’s B and C grades in Salthill. A total of 20 UL players made the trip to Galway, comprising of a mixture of players from Open to Beginners. After some outstanding games across all divisions the scene was set for the finals on Saturday evening with UL contesting four titles in the Women’s Open, Men’s A, B and C.

First up on the schedule was Evan Murphy and Colin Healy in the Men’s Open Semi-Final where they faced MTU pair Adam Walsh and Conor Walsh. It was a fast and entertaining game, but the UL pair fell short on this occasion. Henry McGrath and Sean Murphy played their way to the Men’s A final where the defeat UCG pair Ashling Mullin and David Donohue.

The Women’s Open final was yet again another all-UL affair. Niamh Heffernan and Sinead Meagher returned in flying form to defend last year’s victory. They beat fellow UL teammates Cliodhna O’Connell and Aisling Shanahan to retain the Women’s Open Doubles title for the second consecutive year.

Cian O’Donnell and Jack Glynn were next up, playing together for the first and came home with the Men’s B title where they defeated UCD resulting in the third win for UL.

Well done also to Aoife Guildea and Aoife Hurley who reached the Women’s Open Doubles Semi Final but unfortunately came up short against their own college teammates and eventual winners Niamh and Sinead. Well done to Darragh Ducey and Adam Coggeran who reached the Men’s Open Doubles Quarter Final before losing out to TCD. Eoin Hegarty and Keith Crehan teamed up in the Men’s A but lost out by the narrowest of margins to UCG.

Special mention and congratulations to new members and beginners Sandy O’Callaghan, Patrick Nevin and Alan Costello who have shown great dedication, determination and improvement since joining our club. They played excellent handball throughout the weekend. Sandy and Patrick and proved that all the training was worth it when they came out victorious in the Men’s C final defeating UCG. A huge well done also to Alan Costello and Adam O’Shea who took part in the Men’s B, reaching the semi-final but losing out to UL pair and eventual winners Cian and Jack,

Overall, the weekend was a great success with our players showcasing great skill and determination throughout all grades and proudly represented the University of Limerick. UL returned home with 4 titles in the bag bringing the tally to 7 titles in the last two tournaments.

Massive thanks to everyone in Galway Handball and especially the ICHA who made the weekend possible. Everyone was well looked after, and all the courts and venues were in excellent condition as always.

Next up on the agenda is the 40x20 Singles in Belfast at the end of January, perhaps the most prestigious event on the Intervarsity calendar where we endeavour to replicate the skill and winning attitude displayed at the weekend.

Keep up to date with all our tournament news and results by giving us a follow us on 'ulwolveshandball' on Instagram and Facebook.

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OneWall Training
Day:
Mondays
Starts:
18:00
Ends:
20:00
 Max:
25
IN-PERSON
Activity
Location: PESS Building

One Wall training for all levels of experience, beginners to advanced. Every Monday, 6-8pm on campus in Pess Building.

40X20 Training
Day:
Tuesdays
Starts:
19:00
Ends:
21:00
 Max:
20
IN-PERSON
Activity
Location: Newport Handball Club

All members will have the opportunity to train the the 40X20 courts in Newport in preparation for upcoming ICHA events and to get to know the other players better. 

All Covid-19 Guidelines are adhered to at all times, appropriate mask wearing off the courts, social distancing is practiced with adequate ventilation and sanitizing stations. 

We meet at East Gate Car park at 6:30 and drive to Newport, we train from 7pm-9pm. Players will get to play with players of similar ability in both doubles and singles depending on numbers. 

40X20 Training
Day:
Thursdays
Starts:
19:00
Ends:
21:00
 Max:
20
IN-PERSON
Activity
Location: Newport Handball Club

All members will have the opportunity to train the the 40X20 courts in Newport in preparation for upcoming ICHA events and to get to know the other players better. 

All Covid-19 Guidelines are adhered to at all times, appropriate mask wearing off the courts, social distancing is practiced with adequate ventilation and sanitizing stations. 

We meet at East Gate Car park at 6:30 and drive to Newport, we train from 7pm-9pm. Players will get to play with players of similar ability in both doubles and singles depending on numbers. 

OneWall Training

Day Mondays
From 18:00, to 20:00
Cost FREE
Max 25 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Activity

Location: PESS Building

One Wall training for all levels of experience, beginners to advanced. Every Monday, 6-8pm on campus in Pess Building.

40X20 Training

Day Tuesdays
From 19:00, to 21:00
Cost FREE
Max 20 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Activity

Location: Newport Handball Club

All members will have the opportunity to train the the 40X20 courts in Newport in preparation for upcoming ICHA events and to get to know the other players better. 

All Covid-19 Guidelines are adhered to at all times, appropriate mask wearing off the courts, social distancing is practiced with adequate ventilation and sanitizing stations. 

We meet at East Gate Car park at 6:30 and drive to Newport, we train from 7pm-9pm. Players will get to play with players of similar ability in both doubles and singles depending on numbers. 

40X20 Training

Day Thursdays
From 19:00, to 21:00
Cost FREE
Max 20 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Activity

Location: Newport Handball Club

All members will have the opportunity to train the the 40X20 courts in Newport in preparation for upcoming ICHA events and to get to know the other players better. 

All Covid-19 Guidelines are adhered to at all times, appropriate mask wearing off the courts, social distancing is practiced with adequate ventilation and sanitizing stations. 

We meet at East Gate Car park at 6:30 and drive to Newport, we train from 7pm-9pm. Players will get to play with players of similar ability in both doubles and singles depending on numbers. 

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About Handball Club

Handball Club strives to build on recent success

Whether you are a seasoned GAA Handball player or someone who is looking to take up a new sport in college, then why not join the Handball Club.

The club caters for all levels of players from beginners to the experienced. The club competes in 4 codes throughout the year including 60X30, 40X20, three wall and one wall. Training for the handball club takes place on Monday’s (6-8pm) and Thursday’s (8.15-10) evenings in the PESS building where we have two one wall courts (COVID restrictions pending). Training takes place in 60x30 and 40x20 alleys during the year in the run up to competitions.

Why join the Handball Club? Besides joining a successful club, being a member of the UL Handball club gives you the opportunity to compete against handball players from Ireland’s other Third Level Institutions at the Intervarsity’s. Handball gives it's players the chance to meet and socialise with numerous players from other clubs and colleges with the club frequently staying with other colleges during intervarsity competitions. The club also runs a number of social events during the year to allow members to get to know each other and have the craic outside of the alley. The Club gives a chance to all members to play in the World Collegiate Championships which are hosted every 3 years and alternate between Ireland, America and Canada, as well as OneWall tournaments in Spain, Belgium Netherlands, England and Italy. Intervarsity’s are run over weekends in October, November, January and June with the World Collegiate Championships taking place over a week period in February. The club also travels to numerous tournaments in Ireland. These tournaments cater for all skill levels with players graded into their appropriate divisions to ensure that competitive games and an enjoyable time are had by all.

Collegiate Handball has developed greatly in the last 10 years and UL continues to strive to be the biggest and best club in Ireland. In the past few years, we became only the 1st Irish club to win the Men's Team competition in the US Collegiates twice in a row as well as numerous competitions in Ireland. The Handball Club also won the Club of the Year award at the UL Clubs & Socs ball in early 2016, the first time in the Club's history.

So join the University of Limerick Handball Club for great craic and even better handball and with a year’s membership of only 5euro where can you go wrong! Visit our website at www.ulhandball.com John Hurley Chairperson

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Current Committee 6
Chairperson Tadhg O'Neill
Secretary Niamh
Treasurer Cliodhna O’Connell
Health and Safety Officer Fionn Slattery
Public Relations Officer Aoife Hurley
First Year Rep RORY GRACE

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