Category: Irish Collegiate Handball Association

Irish Collegiate Handball Association Intervarsity Championships 1991

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

Championships 1991

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

Plate 1991

24.02.1991University College Galway BUniversity of Limerick105-52
24.02.1991University College Galway BSligo102-85
Irish Collegiate Handball Association Intervarsity Championships Plate 1991 {Reference: 2]

Open 1991

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
24.02.1991E. O’Neill (Garda College)G. Mac Giofa Eodha (UL)43-8
Irish Collegiate Handball Association Intervarsity Championships Open 1991 [Reference: 2]


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.



[1] Irish Collegiate Handball Association Twitter (2020) Profile Picture [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 26 November 2020]


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


Thanks to Luke Kelly.

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