IOHA Handball Gathering

The Irish Olympic Handball Association  is pleased to announce details of the upcoming Handball Gathering.

The Irish Olympic Handball Association with the support of South Dublin County Council, IPB Insurance and South Dublin Tourism are pleased to announce details of the Handball Gathering which will take place in the Arena, Tallaght from August 30th to September 1st.


The highlight of the weekend will be the IOHA Gathering  Tournament a Men’s and Ladies  tournament which will see teams from home take on teams from England and Germany.

Following on from the success of last years visit of FC Barcelona Handball Club, the IOHA’s pre-season tournament moves to the larger capacity Arena in Tallaght. This year a new look Ireland team will take on Deva HC from Chester, England, Speke Garston HC from Liverpool and TG Biberach from Germany.

All 3 visiting teams will be in the final stages of their pre season preparations when they arrive in Tallaght.

The Women’s tournament will see Irish Club teams Astra HC and Lughnasa HC take on visiting teams from Deva and Speke Garston.

Also taking place over the course of the weekend will be handball demonstrations including Street handball the modified non contact version of the game which is a entry point for children and adults to the game of handball.

Representatives from all Clubs will be invited to attend in an attempt to recruit new members attracted to the game of handball by the event.

Further details regarding the match schedule will be released nearer the date but admission to the Arena will be free for the whole weekend.

The Match schedule for the weekend is available here Final Schedule for gathering

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