Newly Qualified Coaches and Refs receive Certificates

Irish Sports HQ played host this week as recently qualified Coaches and Referees received there respective awards from the Irish Olympic Handball Association.

Coaches receiving their Coaching Ireland/IOHA Level 1 Coaching award

Hartmut Krahn (Kildare Handball Club)

Monika Vigh (Astra Handball Club)

Ricardo Tedeschi Cano (Sligo)

Blake VanDuyvenvoorde (Kildare Handball Club)

Gabriela Rebreanu (Dublin International Handball Club)

Kári Andrésson (UCD Handball Club)

Andrew Maher (Dublin City Handball Club)

Rowan Maher (Astra Handball Club)

Aniko Agnes Horvat (Dublin International Handball Club)

Referees receiving their IHF Basic Refereeing Award

Caitriona Smith                                                                                                                                                                         Caitríona Ní Chatháin
Róisín Ní Chatháin
Emily Jennings
Pedro Magnani
Tomáš Osoba

Coaches from the following Schools and Colleges received their IHF Handball@School Coaching Certificates

SERC Lisburn (South East Regional College)
Lisburn Castlereagh County Council
Pond Park Primary School
Glencraig Integrated School
Rowandale Integrated Primary School
St. Ita’s Primary School
St. Aloysius Primary School
Seymour Hill Primary School
Belvoir Park Primary school
Laurelhill Community College (hosted the event Mark Watson PE teacher there)
Dundonald High School
Fort Hill College
Breda Academy
Belfast Metropolitan College

Those in attendance on the night also got to see presentations from the IOHA’s Technical Director on plans for Handball Coaching in Ireland and the Women’s Development Project.

The IOHA’s Operations Manager, Susan Moloney then presented the associations bid to to host the 2017 IHF Emerging Nations Tournament.

Rounding off the evening, IOHA President, Fintan Lyons congratulated the recently qualified coaches and referees and wished them well. There was also mention for Andrea Ongaro who will soon complete his Master Coach training, while Monika Partyka has been chosen by the EHF to undergo training as a match delegate, and Rowan Maher who is stepping down as National team manager.