Maynooth Players Learn From German Experience

Last month 11 boys from Maynooth Post Primary along with their Coach Hartmut Krahn travelled to Hamburg in Germany to gain some match practice.

Below is a brief report from 2 of the boys regarding the trip.

We, students from Maynooth Second Level Schools, from years 2nd to 4th, went to Hamburg to play handball during the February mid-term break.
We went in with little hope for victory. Eleven boys, most with two years or less experience set out expecting very one-sided results. After the first three losses, the results weren’t all bad but, with that being said, there was a noticeable improvement with the flow of our play, teamwork and communication. The fourth match was a super performance ending in a victory. The last games showed huge potential, proving what Ireland is capable of.
– Blake VanDuyvenvoorde & Ciaran Krahn (U16 Maynooth Post Primary players)

The trip was timely as it provided the team with some experience ahead of the u-16 International Handball Tournament which took place last weekend.

Post match photo featuring players and coaches from Maynooth and their hosts.

Post match photo featuring players and coaches from Maynooth and their hosts.