This Sunday, November 27, will see Handballers from all over Leinster take part in a doubles tournament hosted by Laois. This makes history for Leinster as it is the first time for the competition to take place, with Laois having great honour being chosen to host the event.
Boys and Girls from all over Leinster will take part in the competition from U-12, U-13, U-14 and U-15s. The boys groups are being split in two with Cullohill Handball Club playing host to the U-12 and U-13s, and neighbouring court Galmoy playing host to the U-14 and U-15s. The girls groups, U-12, U-13, U-14 and U-15 are all being played in another neighbouring court, Lisdowney.
With all three courts of Cullohill, Galmoy and Lisdowney in close proximity to each other it will be possible for Laois to host this event in one day, with all games commencing simultaneously at 10.30am.
With so many counties taking part it promises to be a very busy day’s handball and we wish all participants the very best of luck.
Last Saturday, November 19 saw 440 guests attend an outstanding evening of celebration of GAA Handball in 2011 at Croke Park. Congratulations to fellow Laois man Andrew Dowling, being awarded the ‘Special Achievement Award in Leinster 2011’. This is the second award Andrew has won in three years, winning the ‘Coach of the Year 2009.’