Astra Ladies victorious in 2018 IOHA Cup

Astra Handball Club got their hands on the 2018 IOHA Ladies Cup having put in a flawless performance in Gormanstown College at the weekend.

Drawn in a tough group with Dublin International and Dublin City’s 1st team they won 15-5 and 15-10 respectively they then swept UCC Ladies aside 19-5 in the semi final.

In the final they faced their Southside Dublin rivals UCD and after a high quality game they ran out winners on a scoreline of 24-14.

The victory helps erase the pain of their defeat in the 2017 final at the hands of Dublin International, 19-16.

Meanwhile UCC took the bronze medals their first in IOHA Competition.