Category: GAA Handball Nationals

GAA Handball Women’s National Singles Roll of Honour 1995-Present

GAA Handball Logo
GAA Handball Logo [Reference: 1]

Roll of Honour 1961-2017

1995B. HennesseyLimerick
1996B. HennesseyLimerick
1997B. HennesseyLimerick
1998F. McKennaAntrim
1999F. McKennaAntrim
2000F. McKennaAntrim
2001L.F. GilmoreCanada
2002F. McKennaAntrim
2003F. ShannonAntrim
2004M. DalyKerry
2005F. ShannonAntrim
2006F. ShannonAntrim
2007F. ShannonAntrim
2008A. ReillyAntrim
2009F. ShannonAntrim
2010A. ReillyAntrim
2011F. ShannonAntrim
2012A. ReillyAntrim
2013A. ReillyAntrim
2014A. ReillyAntrim
2015C. CaseyCork
2016C. CaseyCork
2017Tadhg HaranGalway
GAA Handball Women’s National Singles Roll of Honour 1995-Present [References: 2]

Composite Table of Wins

6Fiona ShannonAntrim
5Aisling ReillyAntrim
4F. McKennaAntrim
3B. HennesseyLimerick
2Caitriona CaseyCork
1M. DalyKerry
1L.F. GilmoreCanada
References: [Compiled from: 1]


The Irish Nationals for Women were started in 1995, with Antrim providing the lions share of winners – the top three spots on the Roll of Honour belong to Fiona Shannon (6 wins), Aisling Reilly (5 wins) and F. McKenna (4 Wins) – all Antrim.

The most recent champion has been Caitriona Casey of Cork who has won the last two, while B. Hennessey of Limerick (3 wins) and Kerry’s M. Daly and Canada’s L.F. Gilmore (1 apiece) complete the list of winners.


Handball is one of the Gaelic Athletic Association’s Charter sports of 1884. It is played on a court with three walls, and is very similar to the Handball played in America, Australia, Canada, and the variations on Handball, Pelota and Wallball played throughout Western Europe, and are all probably of the same origin.



[1] GAA Handball (2017) GAA Handball Logo Square [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 11 December 2017]


[2] GAA (2017) – “The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games – Full GAA Records from 1887 to 2017 Inclusive : Various- Women’s pg. 365. DBA Publications Limted, Dublin.


Thanks to Jillian Glynn

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