IOHA announce European Week of Sport activities

The Irish Olympic Handball Association is pleased to announce a number of events that it is organising to coincide with the European Week of Sport (September 23rd to 30th).

“The European Week of Sport promotes sport and physical activity across Europe. The Week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level.”

Saturday 23rd September, M U-18 National team Open Trials 2-4 p.m. I.T. Blanchardstown.

For the first time, Ireland will enter a team into the 2018 EHF M18 Championships which will take place in Austria and have been drawn in Group A.  Also in Group A are the Czech Republic, Turkey, Montenegro, Ukraine and our neighbours Great Britain. Group B sees tournament hosts drawn with Slovakia, Netherlands, Latvia, Kosovo and Bulgaria. The tournament will take place from August 10th to 19th 2018. Open Trials have been organised in order to maximise the pool of players which go to making up the squad for next August. To learn more about the M18 squad email the team manager Hartmut Krahn.
Sunday 24th September, Ladies Event organised by the Associations Women’s Handball Development Committee, UCD 10-5 p.m.

As part of the IOHA’s commitment to promoting Women in Sport the IOHA’s Women’s Handball Development Committee has organised a Women’s Handball Day in UCD. Among the amazing activities you can enjoy are showcase matches between different countries, handball classes for the youngest and matches for everyone. Join us for a day of sports, teamwork and fun, as well as an opportunity to learn about this amazing game.

To learn more about the Women’s Handball Development Committee click here or click on the official event page
Sunday October 1st, Handball Masters session for Ladies > 30 and Men > 35. Tallaght Sports Complex 12-2 p.m.

The session is open to Men over 35 and Ladies over 30 and will be an opportunity for current and former handball players to meet up and throw a ball around with some fun matches.
Depending on the feedback there may be scope to organise further “Masters” events and perhaps even enter Masters competitions abroad in 2018.
The session is also open to people who haven’t played handball since school or never played it all and are interested in trying a new sport and a way of getting fit. Official event page 
For further information email

Sunday October 1st. BeActive Campus Experience, National Indoor Arena, National Sports Campus. Details T.B.C.

Standby for further events to be announced.

In the run up to and during the week we will be using the IOHA’s Social Media channels to promote the events and  Club training sessions in order to promote your club. We will be using the official Hash tag #BeActive.