Author: Enda Mulcahy

World Handball Council 4 Wall Handball Champions Men’s Open Singles 1967-2018

World Handball Council Logo
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Champions 1967-2018

YearVenueWinnerCountry
1967TorontoJoe MaherCanada
1986Kelowna BCDanny BellCanada
1988MelbourneE. ShergugaAustralia
1991PhoenixJohn RoblesUSA
1997WinnipegJohn BikeUSA
2000ChicagoDavid ChapmanUSA
2003IrelandPaul BradyIreland
2006EdmontonPaul BradyIreland
2009PortlandPaul BradyIreland
2012IrelandPaul BradyIreland
2015CalgaryPaul BradyIreland
2018MinneapolisKillian CarrollIreland
[References: 2-4]

Report

Ireland’s dominance at the World Handball Council 4-Wall Men’s Open Singles continued in 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA when Killian Carroll won the Gold Medal, after Paul Brady’s run of five Championships from 2003 to 2015. the WHC 4-Wall Men’s Open Singles has been competed for since 1967 and continuously every three years since 1988, alternating between Ireland, Canada and USA as hosts.

References

Images

[1] US Handball (2020) WHClogo [Internet] Available from: https://www.ushandball.org/images/photos/WHClogo.jpeg [Accessed 15 May 2018]

Websites

[2] World Handball Council (2016) 4 Wall World Champions 1 [Internet] Available from: https://www.worldhandballcouncil.org/4-wall-world-champions-1 [Accessed 5 May 2021]

[3] R2 Sports (2015) 2018 World Handball Championships [Internet] Available from: https://www.r2sports.com/website/event-results.asp?TID=22540 [Accessed 14 August 2020]

[4] R2 Sports (2015) 2015 World Handball Championships [Internet] Available from: https://www.r2sports.com/website/event-results.asp?TID=12602 [Accessed 14 August 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Luke Kelly.

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KNKB Frisian Kaatsen Women’s Championship 2019

KNKB Dutch Handball Logo
KNKB Dutch Handball Logo [References: 1]

Ranking and Points

PosNamePlace (Hometown)1st2nd3rdPoints
1Manon ScheepstraHuizum159265
2Ilse TuinengaFraneker155257
3Imke van der LeestEasterein98346
4Sjanet WijniaWommels114445
5Nynke SijbrandijHuizum96544
6Marrit ZeinstraGroningen86642
7Louise KrolEe44828
7Anne MonfilsGroningen29428
9Harmke SiegersmaBerltsum18423
10Margriet BakkerEasterlittens9422
11Sandra HofstraWjelsryp23921
11Tineke DijkstraWjelsryp221121
13Jeska TerpstraEasterein23416
14Martzen DeinumWommels22212
15Lotte DelgrossoMarsum2119
16Anne Berber ZeinstraLeeuwarden237
16Jennie TerpstraMantgum157
18Serena HovengaMarsum26
18Anna-Dieuwke DijkstraHuizum1116
18Anna-Brecht BruinsmaWommels226
21Annet de HaanSt. Annaparochie24
22Klasina HuistraReduzum13
22Sjoukje VisserDamwoude13
22Jeske de BoerLeeuwarden13
22Anouk TolsmaDronrijp13
22Melissa Rianna HiemstraStiens13
22Marte AltenburgGrou33
22Jildou SweeringFolsgare33
29Hester BruinsmaWommels12
29Sietske OkkemaEasterein12
29Anke WinkelDronrijp12
29Amarins de GrootMantgum12
29Rixt KeuningMantgum12
29Andrea KroesGauw12
29Sigrid de JongBlauwhuis12
29Annelien BroersmaLeeuwarden12
37Metsje Sipma11
37Aukje van KuikenKollumerpomp11
37Hiske ZeinstraGroningen11
37Rixt WijniaWommels11
37Jeanette JansmaDronrijp11
37Wiljo SijbrandijLeeuwarden11
37Marie-Jetske LettingaLeeuwarden11
37Hendrieke van der SchootSexbierum11
37Marije HellingaMarsum11
[References; 2]

Report

Manon Scheepstra of Huizum won her fourth “Queenship” title in Frisian Kaatsen (Handball) in 2019 with 65 points from 15 first , 9 seconds and 2 thirds, 8 points ahead of second placed Ilse Tuinenga of Franeker. Imke van der Leest of Easterein came third on 46 points.

About

Kaatsen is a Frisian version of Handball that was first codified in 1853 by the Franeker de P.C. oprichten (Permanente Commissie). On 7 June 1897 it became part of the Nederlands Kaats Bond and then in 1934 became independent again as the CFK, de Christelijke Friese Kaatsbond. In 1994 it again merged with thE KNKB. It is Primarily played in Franeker in Friesland.

From the KNKB Website:

By bouncing (Kaatsen) is meant:
Two teams that fight each other by passing the ball to each other. This involves a storage party (service) and a returning party. In the scoring, 4 winning strokes yield a first / game (game) and in addition to direct winning strokes, there are undecided strokes (bounce = wooden marker), which later yield points after switching functions.

Frisian handball originated in the 12th century in cloisters in France and therefore found its way north via Belgium.
Bounce was first played on squares throughout the Netherlands by the ‘hegerein’ (well-to-do), only later on grass. When the nobles withdrew more to the tennis courts with their game, handball became a game for ‘the common people’.”

Map of Franeker Friesland, Netherlands

References

Logos

[1] KNVB (2020) resize [Internet] Available from: https://www.knkb.nl/includes/resize.asp?website=implementatie&width=1024&height=800&image=26552969d4a04.png [Accessed 23 October 2020]

Websites

[2] Kaatshistorie (2020) Klassement [Damen Hoofdklasse][2019] [Internet] Available from: https://www.kaatshistorie.nl/klassement.php [Accessed 5 May 2021]

[3] KNVB (2020) Kaatsen (Bounce): History [Internet] Available from: https://www.knkb.nl/pageid=13483/Historie.html [Accessed 23 October 2020]

Images

[4] KNVB (2020) resize [Internet] Available from: https://www.knkb.nl/includes/resize.asp?website=implementatie&width=1024&height=800&image=26652f2464ab8.jpg [Accessed 23 October 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Jillian Glynn

About this document

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Last Updated: 5 May 2021

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KNKB Frisian Kaatsen Men’s Championship 2019

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KNKB Dutch Handball Logo [References: 1]

Points

Pos.NamePlace (Hometown)1st2nd3rdPoints
1Tjisse SteenstraBeetgumermolen147359
2Gert-Anne van der BosHolwerd, Mantgum153455
3Taeke TriemstraSt.-Jacobiparochie134552
4Marten Pieter BergsmaMinnertsga105242
5Hendrik KootstraMinnertsga65331
6Renze Pieter HiemstraZweins, St.-Annaparochie, St.-Jacobiparochie, Deinum56330
6Menno van ZwietenPeins, Heerenveen28830
8Hans WassenaarTzumamrum, Leeuwarden55227
8Erwin ZijlstraOosterlittens36627
10Dylan DrentHarlingen45224
11Bauke TriemstraSt.-Jacobiparochie26422
11Kees van der SchootSexbierum, Leeuwarden25622
13Jelte-Pieter DijkstraHeerenveen14314
13Thomas van ZuidenTjerkwerd, Bolsward4614
15Enno KingmaWesthoek, Wier, Leeuwarden4513
16Laas Pieter van StratenMenaldum, Stiens, Finkum3312
16Allard HoekstraFraneker13312
18Pier PiersmaHardegarijp, Leeuwarden, Witmarsum, Oosterlittens217
18Sjoerd de JongDongjum, St.-Annaparochie, St.-Jacobiparochie, Leeuwarden237
18Pieter Jan PlatSt.-Annaparochie, Leeuwarden237
21Hylke R. BruinsmaRied, Minnertsga26
22Hijltje BosmaFerwoude, Makkum115
22Marten FeenstraBerlikum, Finkum, Vrouwenparochie135
24Gabe-Jan van PoptaLollum114
24Paul DijkstraBeetgum24
24Yannick HielkemaBeetgum24
27Remmelt BoumaWeidum13
27Simon ZijlstraOosterlittens13
27Jelte VisserFirdgum, Sexbierum13
27Willem HeeringaTzummarum, Leeuwarden13
27Alle Jan AnemaGrouw, Roordahuizum, Heerenveen113
27Eevrt Pieter TolsmaWinsum113
27Auke BoomsmaMorra33
34Sybren VisserHeerenveen12
34Gerrit Jan DuivenHidaard12
34Bauke DijkstraOosterend, Franeker12
34Daniël IsegerGoutum, Huizum, Leeuwarden12
34Sip Jaap BosAnjum, Groningen22
34Haye Jan NicolayBritsum22
40Rick PoortstraSt.-Jacobiparochie11
40Jelle Jaap StiemsmaLioessens11
40Gerben Hein WijtsmaLioessens11
40Johannes van der VeenTzummarum, Pietersbierum11
40Jouke BosjeWelsrijp, Leeuwarden11
40Pieter Jan LeijenaarExmorra11
40Menno GalemaBolsward11
40Gjalt Sjirk de GrootMantgum11
40Jelle CnossenBolsward11
40Ignas DijkstraMantgum11
40Klaas Pier FolkertsmaWons11

Report

Tjisse Steenstra of Beetgumermolen won his 10th “Kingship” in Frisian Handball in 2019, with 59 points from 14 first places, 7 seconds and three thirds. He finished four points ahead of Gert-Anne van der Bos of Holwerd, Mantgum with Taeke Triemstra of St.-Jacobiparochie in third on 52 points.

About

Kaatsen is a Frisian version of Handball that was first codified in 1853 by the Franeker de P.C. oprichten (Permanente Commissie). On 7 June 1897 it became part of the Nederlands Kaats Bond and then in 1934 became independent again as the CFK, de Christelijke Friese Kaatsbond. In 1994 it again merged with thE KNKB. It is Primarily played in Franeker in Friesland.

From the KNKB Website:

By bouncing (Kaatsen) is meant:
Two teams that fight each other by passing the ball to each other. This involves a storage party (service) and a returning party. In the scoring, 4 winning strokes yield a first / game (game) and in addition to direct winning strokes, there are undecided strokes (bounce = wooden marker), which later yield points after switching functions.

Frisian handball originated in the 12th century in cloisters in France and therefore found its way north via Belgium.
Bounce was first played on squares throughout the Netherlands by the ‘hegerein’ (well-to-do), only later on grass. When the nobles withdrew more to the tennis courts with their game, handball became a game for ‘the common people’.”

Map of Friesland, Netherlands

References

Logos

[1] KNVB (2020) resize [Internet] Available from: https://www.knkb.nl/includes/resize.asp?website=implementatie&width=1024&height=800&image=26552969d4a04.png [Accessed 23 October 2020]

Websites

[2] Kaatshistorie (2020) Klassement [heren][2019] [Internet] Available from: https://www.kaatshistorie.nl/klassement.php [Accessed 5 May 2021]

[3] KNVB (2020) Kaatsen (Bounce): History [Internet] Available from: https://www.knkb.nl/pageid=13483/Historie.html [Accessed 23 October 2020]

Images

[4] KNVB (2020) resize [Internet] Available from: https://www.knkb.nl/includes/resize.asp?website=implementatie&width=1024&height=800&image=26652f2464ab8.jpg [Accessed 23 October 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Enda Fahy

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Wicklow GAA Handball County Championships 40×20 1991

Wicklow GAA Crest [Reference: 1]

Finals, Coolboy, Co. Wicklow June 1991

GradeWinner Runner-UpScore
Junior SinglesPaddy Kelly (Bray Emmets)bt.Brian Wolohan (Arklow) 
Junior DoublesBrian Wolohan & Partner
(Arklow)
bt.Dessie Creane / Ger Healy
(Bray Emmets)
 
[References: 1]

Report

Paddy Kelly of Bray Emmets won the Wicklow GAA Handball County Junior Singles Championship in 1991, and Brian Wolohan and Partner won the Junior Doubles.

References

Images

[1] GAA Handball (2020) wicklow [Internet] Available from: https://assets.gaahandball.ie/assets/images/crests_county/wicklow.png [Accessed 22 December 2020]

Sources

[2] Anon. (1991) “Handball” Bray People. Friday., June 14 1991. Pg. 18

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Luke Kelly

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European Wallball Pro Tour Men’s End-of-Calendar-Year Rankings 2017

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European Wallball Tour Logo [Reference: ]

Top 10 & Irish Ranked Players

NameCountryRankMovePoints
Top 10    
McElduff, ConorIRL1+1411.7
Kruithoff, SachaESP2-1385
Grant, DanielGBR3+1303.3
Potiez, SebastienBEL4+1266.6
Quish, PaudiIRL5+1261.6
Metayer, TanguayBEL6-3256.6
Thomson, LukeGBR7+2216.6
Van Der Schoot, KeesNED80191.6
Tristao, DanielGBR9-2156.6
Polanco, WilliamUSA100150
Irish Outside Top 10    
O’Sullivan, AnthonyIRL26-273
Kavanagh, DanielIRL32-551.6
Prentice, JamesIRL38+1843
McCavitt, ConnallIRL47-1335
Kelly, JamieIRL52-1030
Doyle, JamesIRL60-225
Kennedy, BrianIRL67-220
Coughlan, JackIRL67NE20
Hedigan, MichaelIRL69-320
McCrory, EamonIRL69-920
Hurley, John BoscoIRL77+1116.6
McNally, RichieIRL78-515
Cloake, DaraIRL80013.6
Connelly, SeamusIRL85-410
Flynn, NiallIRL97-226.6
Breen, DaraIRL103-176.3
Nolan, SeanIRL113-63.3
O’Duill, FiachraIRL120-83
Crehan, ColinIRL129-92
English, JasonIRL129-92
Noone, ConorIRL129-92
Bradshaw, LiamIRL142-101
Corbett, ColinIRL142-101
Relihan, DanielIRL142-101
Grace, ColmIRL142NE1
English, AdrianIRL142NE1
European Wallball Pro Tour Men’s End-of-Calendar-Year Rankings 2017 [Reference: 1]

Report

Ireland’s Conor McElduff topped the European Wallball Tour Men’s Rankings at the End of December 2017 on 411.7 Points. Paudi Quish was the other Irishman in the Top 10, placing fifth on 261.6 Points.

About European Handball

Handball is described on the GAA Handball website as the only real GAA World Sport, with a high level of Competition in Western Europe (the European Wallball Pro Tour: Euro1Wall) as well as Organisations, each with their own variation on the rules, in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Catalonia, Basque Country, Belgium (Wallonia-Brussels and Flanders) and Netherlands. Wallball or Euro1Wall is like a Unified version of the game for Europe.

Websites

[1] European Pro Wallball (2017) Men’s Rankings – rankings as they stand after the 2017 Dutch Open [Internet] Available from: http://www.prowallball.eu/rankings/mens-rankings/ [Accessed 14 December 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Luke Kelly.

About this document

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Last Updated: 1 December 2020

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Irish Collegiate Handball Association Intervarsity Championships 1991

Irish Collegiate Handball Association Logo
Irish Collegiate Handball Association Logo [Reference: 1]

Championships 1991

DateWinnersRunners-UpScore
Semi-Finals
24.02.1991University of LimerickUniversity College Dublin
24.02.1991University College GalwayQueens University Belfast
Final
24.02.1991University College GalwayUniversity of Limerick105-55
Irish Collegiate Handball Association Intervarsity Championships 1991 [Reference: 2]

Plate 1991

DateWinnersRunners-UpScore
Semi-Finals
24.02.1991University College Galway BUniversity of Limerick105-52
24.02.1991SligoMultyfarnham108-105
Final
24.02.1991University College Galway BSligo102-85
Irish Collegiate Handball Association Intervarsity Championships Plate 1991 {Reference: 2]

Open 1991

DateWinnersRunners-UpScore
Semi-Finals
24.02.1991G. Mac Giofa Eodha (UL)B. McIntyre (Sligo)39-18
24.02.1991E. O’Neill (Garda College)T. Cadden (Bolton St.)24-21
Final
24.02.1991E. O’Neill (Garda College)G. Mac Giofa Eodha (UL)43-8
Irish Collegiate Handball Association Intervarsity Championships Open 1991 [Reference: 2]

Report

University College Galway won the Irish Collegiate Handball Association Championship in 1991, defeating University of Limerick 105-55 in the Final. University College Galway also won the Plate when their B team defeated Sligo RTC in the Plate Final. The Open Championship was won by E O’Neill of Garda College.

About GAA Handball

Handball was first played in Ireland according to the World Handball Council website and the GAA Handball website describes it as the GAA’s only real World Sport. It is organised along the same lines as the rest of the Gaelic Games which come under the authority of the GAA – with County, Provincial and All-Ireland Championships, in both Men’s and Women’s, Team and Individual, Boys and Girls and also in Softball and Hardball versions. Some players compete in the European Pro Wallball Tour (Wallball is a unified version of Handball in Europe, bringing together the Handball of Ireland, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Catalonia, Basque Country, Belgium, Wallonia, Flanders and Netherlands. Others play on the US circuit or in Canada and Australia. It is also played in Japan and Latin America.

References

Logos

[1] Irish Collegiate Handball Association Twitter (2020) Profile Picture [Internet] Available from: https://twitter.com/IchaHandball/photo [Accessed 26 November 2020]

Newspapers

[2] Anon. (1991) “The A-Z of weekend Sport | Handball” Irish Independent. Monday, 25 February 1991. Pg. 18

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Luke Kelly.

About this document

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GAA Handball Gael Linn 2018

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GAA Handball Logo [Reference: 1]

Cup (Salthill, Co. Galway)

DateTeam 1 Team 2 
 Quarter-Finals   
28.01.2018Abbeyknockmoy (Galway)62Monaghan Harps (Monaghan)30
28.01.2018Clogh (Kilkenny)54Boherbue (Cork)29
28.01.2018Lahorna (Tipperary)48Galmoy (Kilkenny)36
 28.01.2018Loughmacrory (Tyrone)56Castleconnor (Sligo)25
 Semi-Finals   
 28.01.2018Abbeyknockmoy (Galway)59Clogh (Kilkenny)43
 28.01.2018Loughmacrory (Tyrone)39Lahorna (Tipperary)36
 Final   
 28.01.2018Loughmacrory (Tyrone)52Abbeyknockmoy (Galway)37
GAA Handball Gael Linn 2018 [Reference: 2]

Plate (Salthill, Co. Galway)

DateTeam 1 Team 2 
 Semi-Finals   
 28.01.2018Monaghan Harps (Monaghan)57Boherbue (Cork)42
28.01.2018Galmoy (Kilkenny)56Castleconnor (Sligo)32
 Final   
 28.01.2018Galmoy (Kilkenny)63Monaghan Harps (Monaghan)28
GAA Handball Gael Linn 2018 [Reference: 2]

Report

Loughmacrory from Tyrone won the GAA Handball Gael Linn title in 2018, triumphing 52-37 over Galway’s Abbeylnockmoy in the Cup Final. Galmoy of County Kilkenny won the Plate, defeating Monaghan Harps 63-28 in the Final. Dearbhaile Fox and Eoin McElholm represented Loughmacrory. Two Teams of two represented each of the four provinces in the competition, which was played in Salthill, Co. Galway on 28 January 2018. The competition was run through Irish, with the use of the Irish language encouraged throughout.

GAA Handball Gael Linn Champions 2018
GAA Handball Gael Linn Champions 2018 [Reference: 4]

About Handball

Handball was first played in Ireland according to the World Handball Council website and the GAA Handball website describes it as the GAA’s only real World Sport. It is organised along the same lines as the rest of the Gaelic Games which come under the authority of the GAA – with County, Provincial and All-Ireland Championships, in both Men’s and Women’s, Team and Individual, Boys and Girls and also in Softball and Hardball versions. Some players compete in the European Pro Wallball Tour (Wallball is a unified version of Handball in Europe, bringing together the Handball of Ireland, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Catalonia, Basque Country, Belgium, Wallonia, Flanders and Netherlands. Others play on the US circuit or in Canada and Australia. It is also played in Japan and Latin America.

References

Logos

[1] GAA Handball (2017) GAA Handball Logo Square [Internet] Available from: https://cache.gaahandball.ie/images/made/images/remote/http_gaahandball-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/1470913550-GAA-Handball-Logo-Square_394_394_85_c1.jpg [Accessed 11 December 2017]

Websites

[2] GAA Handball (2017) Results – Gael Linn [Internet] Available from: https://www.gaahandball.ie/competitions/results [Accessed 20 February 2018]

[3] GAA Handball (2017) Gael Linn 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.gaahandball.ie/news/gael-linn-2018 [Accessed 21 November 2020]

Images

[4] GAA Handball (2018) 1516891260-Cup-Winners-2017_640_425_85_c1 [Internet] Available from: https://cache.gaahandball.ie/images/made/images/remote/http_gaahandball-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/1516891260-Cup-Winners-2017_640_425_85_c1.jpeg [Accessed 21 November 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Jillian Glynn.

About this document

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Eirball | GAA World Archive

Last Updated: 21 November 2020

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European Wallball Pro Tour Euro1Wall Women’s Singles End-of-Season Rankings 2018-19

European 1-Wall Tour Logo
European 1-Wall Tour Logo [References: 1]

Top 10 and Irish Ranked Players After Italian Open 2019

RankNameCountryMovementTotal Points
Top 10
1Siegersma, HarmkeNed+1433.3
2Scheffer, MirandaNed+1425
3Gimenez, MarEsp-2383.3
4Diez VictoriaEsp0241.6
5Monfils, AnneNed0228.3
6Clement, SarahBel+1226.6
7Zenistra, MarritNed-1200
8Van Der Schoot, HendriekeNed0161.6
9Potiez, ApollineBel0151.6
10Broesrsma, AnnelienNed0108.3
Irish Ranked Outside Top 10
19Havern, LorraineIrl041.6
19Prentice, SiobhanIrl041.6
24McCoy, MichelleIrl+232
50Mahon, CiaraIrl-18.3
50Ni Mhathuna, CiaraIrl-18.3
52Havern, MaryIrl-17.6
54Dunne, NiamhIrl-16.6
57Hanley, BarbaraIrl03.3
57Gallagher, PaulineIrl03.3
79Connolly, KatleenIrl-70.6
79Kelly, CatherineIrl-10.6
89Choisdealbha, BairbreIrl-10
90Ni Dhuill, CailiosaIrl-30
90McElduff, MaeveIrl-30
90Owens, NoleenIrl-30
90BhiadhaIrl-30
90McCarthy, AoifeIrl-30
European Wallball Pro Tour Euro1Wall Women’s Rankings End of Season 2018-19 [Reference: 2]

Report

Ireland’s Lorraine Havern and Siobhan Prentice finished in joint 19th on the European 1-Wall Tour in 2018-19. Dutch Handballers took up six of the top 10 places.

About Wallball

Handball was included as one of the four original Gaelic Games in the GAA charter of 1884. It is the only one to have become a genuine sport, with the game being played at a high level in USA, Canada, Australia, Mexico, France, Italy, Spain, Basque Country, Belgium, Netherlands and the UK.

Wallball is a version of the sport which attempts to unite the various versions of the sport played worldwide and the European Wallball Tour is a Pro Tour with events in Belgium, Spain, Netherlands and UK.

Logos

[1] European Pro Wallball (2020) Logo3-300×111 [Internet] Available from: https://prowallball.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Logo3-300×111.png [Accessed 18 November 2020]

Websites

[2] European Pro Wallball (2017) Women’s Rankings – rankings as they stand after the 2017 Dutch Open [Internet] Available from: http://www.prowallball.eu/rankings/womens-rankings/ [Accessed 12 August 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Jillian Glynn.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | GAA World Archive

Last Updated: 18 November 2020

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GAA Handball 40×20 Inter-Club Championships 2017

GAA Handball Logo
GAA Handball Logo [References: 1]

Open (Mullingar, Westmeath)

DateTeam 1 Team 2 
 Semi-Finals   
02.12.17Breacach (Tyrone)87Mallow (Cork)60
02.12.17Kells (Meath) bye 
 Final   
02.12.17Kells (Meath)70Breachach (Tyrone)49
GAA Handball 40×20 Inter-Club Championships Open 2017 [References: 2]

Junior (Leixlip, Kildare)

DateTeam 1 Team 2 
 Semi-Finals   
02.12.17Kilworth (Cork)WSaval (Down)L
02.12.17Tinryland (Carlow)71St. Brigids (Roscommon)52
 Final   
02.12.17Tinryland (Carlow)74Kilworth (Cork)61
GAA Handball 40×20 Inter-Club Championships Junior 2017 [References: 2]

Junior B (Curraghboy, Roscommon)

DateTeam 1 Team 2 
 Semi-Finals   
02.12.17Ballydesmond (Cork)90Breacach (Tyrone)50
02.12.17Ballymore Eustace (Kildare)60Newport (Mayo)28
 Final   
02.12.17Balllymore Eustace (Kildare)60Ballydesmond (Cork)22
GAA Handball 40×20 Inter-Club Championships Junior B 2017 [References: 2]

Report

Kells of Co. Meath won the GAA Handball All-Ireland Inter-Club Championships Open in 2017, Tinryland of Carlow the Junior, and Ballymore Eustace of Kildare the Junior B.

About Handball

Handball was first played in Ireland according to the World Handball Council website and the GAA Handball website describes it as the GAA’s only real World Sport. It is organised along the same lines as the rest of the Gaelic Games which come under the authority of the GAA – with County, Provincial and All-Ireland Championships, in both Men’s and Women’s, Team and Individual, Boys and Girls and also in Softball and Hardball versions. Some players compete in the European Pro Wallball Tour (Wallball is a unified version of Handball in Europe, bringing together the Handball of Ireland, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Catalonia, Basque Country, Belgium, Wallonia, Flanders and Netherlands. Others play on the US circuit or in Canada and Australia. It is also played in Japan and Latin America.

References

Logos

[1] GAA Handball (2017) GAA Handball Logo Square [Internet] Available from: https://cache.gaahandball.ie/images/made/images/remote/http_gaahandball-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/1470913550-GAA-Handball-Logo-Square_394_394_85_c1.jpg [Accessed 11 December 2017]

Websites

[2] GAA Handball (2017) Results – 40×20 Inter-club Championships Results [Internet] Available from: https://www.gaahandball.ie/competitions/results [Accessed 11 December 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Jillian Glynn.

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European Pro Wallball Tour Women’s Singles Rankings End-of-Season 2017-18

European Pro Wallball Tour Logo
European Pro Wallball Tour Logo [Reference: 1]

Top 10 & Irish Ranked Players

NameCountryRankMovePoints
Top 10    
Gimenez, MarESP10508
Scheffer, MirandaNED20433
Siegersma, HarmkeNED30425
Diez VictoriaESP4+1281
Havern, LorraineIRL5-1200
Giner, AnaESP5+1200
Monfils, AnneNED70175
Broesrsma, AnnelienNED80170
Hanley, SinneadIRL90143
Clement, SarahNED10+1131
Irish Ranked Outside Top 10    
Ni Dhuill, CailiosaIRL36020
Prentice, SiobhanIRL41018.3
McElduff, MaeveIRL42016.6
Mahon, CiaraIRL42016.6
Ni Mhathuna, CiaraIRL42016.6
Owens, NoleenIRL46+213.3
BhiadhaIRL50+210
Havern, MaryIRL56+19
Gallagher, PaulineIRL60+16.6
McCarthy, AoifeIRL63+15
Hanley, BarbaraIRL63+15
McCoy, MichelleIRL69+23
Kelly, CatherineIRL76+21
European Pro Wallball Tour Women’s Singles Rankings End-of-Season 2017-18 [Reference: 2]

Report

Ireland’s Lorraine Havern (5th) and Sinnead Hanley (9th) finished in the Top 10 in the European Pro Wallball Tour Women’s Singles Rankings at the end of the 2017-18 season.

About Wallball

Handball was included as one of the four original Gaelic Games in the GAA charter of 1884. It is the only one to have become a genuine sport, with the game being played at a high level in USA, Canada, Australia, Mexico, France, Italy, Spain, Basque Country, Belgium, Netherlands and the UK.

Wallball is a version of the sport which attempts to unite the various versions of the sport played worldwide and the European Wallball Tour is a Pro Tour with events in Belgium, Spain, Netherlands and UK.

References

Websites

[2] European Pro Wallball (2017) Women’s Rankings – Rankings as they stand at the end of the 2017/2018 Season [Internet] Available from: http://www.prowallball.eu/rankings/womens-rankings/ [Accessed 19 May 2018]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Jillian Glynn.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | GAA World Archive

Last Updated: 15 November 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019-2020

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.