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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 (7-8.15) and Thursday’s (8.15-10) evenings in the PESS building where we have two one wall courts. 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 to be hosted in Springfield, Missouri, USA as well as tournaments in Spain, Netherlands, England, France and Italy. Intervarsity’s are run over weekends in October, November, January and March 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.

Colleges 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 year, 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 making UL the most successful club in Colleges Handball in 2016/17. 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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