Category: Ladies Handball Tournaments

GAA Handball She’s Ace 2018

GAA Handball Logo
GAA Handball Logo [Reference: 1]

40×20 Finals

GradeWinner Runner-UpScore
Ladies OpenCatriona Casey (Cork)DftMartina McMahon (limerick)15-11 15-6
Ladies BCliodhna O’Connell (Wexford)dftCuillean Bourke (Mayo)15-2 15-3
Ladies ChallengerEilish Owens (Tyrone)dftMary Burke (Mayo)31-15
15&UNoelle Dowling (Kilkenny)dftRoisin O’Keeffe (Kilkenny)25-23
13&UAmy Brennan (Kilkenny)dftClodagh Munroe (Tyrone)25-18
11&UFun Event   
GAA Handball She’s Ace 40×20 Finals 2018 [Reference: 2]

One-Wall Finals

GradeWinner Runner-UpScore
Beginners ChallengeMary Burke (Mayo)dftNuala Dunning (Cork)15-13
Mother & DaughterCarmel & Claire Reynolds (Mayo)dftEithne & Clodagh Munroe (Tyrone)15-12
Team EventTeam GuildeadftTeam Bourke40-36
11&UFun Event   
GAA Handball She’s Ace One-Wall Fnals 2018 [Reference: 2]


GAA Handball ran a Ladies and Girls Only Tournament in 2018, called She’s Ace. Both 40×20 and One Wall Competitions were held, with Catriona Casey of Cork winning the 40×20 Ladies Open and Mary Burke of Mayo winning the One Wall Beginners Challenge. Included in the events were a fun event for 11 and Under, and a Mother & Daughter One Wall Tournament, won by Carmel & Claire Reynolds of Mayo.


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. Handball is described on the GAA Handball website as the only real GAA World Sport. The World Handball Council says Handball was first played in Ireland.



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

[2] GAA Handball (2018) Results – She’s Ace [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 20 February 2018]


Thanks to Jillian Glynn.

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