Cup (Salthill, Co. Galway)
|Date||Team 1||Team 2|
|28.01.2018||Abbeyknockmoy (Galway)||62||Monaghan Harps (Monaghan)||30|
|28.01.2018||Clogh (Kilkenny)||54||Boherbue (Cork)||29|
|28.01.2018||Lahorna (Tipperary)||48||Galmoy (Kilkenny)||36|
|28.01.2018||Loughmacrory (Tyrone)||56||Castleconnor (Sligo)||25|
|28.01.2018||Abbeyknockmoy (Galway)||59||Clogh (Kilkenny)||43|
|28.01.2018||Loughmacrory (Tyrone)||39||Lahorna (Tipperary)||36|
|28.01.2018||Loughmacrory (Tyrone)||52||Abbeyknockmoy (Galway)||37|
Plate (Salthill, Co. Galway)
|Date||Team 1||Team 2|
|28.01.2018||Monaghan Harps (Monaghan)||57||Boherbue (Cork)||42|
|28.01.2018||Galmoy (Kilkenny)||56||Castleconnor (Sligo)||32|
|28.01.2018||Galmoy (Kilkenny)||63||Monaghan Harps (Monaghan)||28|
Loughmacrory from Tyrone won the GAA Handball Gael Linn title in 2018, triumphing 52-37 over Galway’s Abbeylnockmoy in the Cup Final. Galmoy of County Kilkenny won the Plate, defeating Monaghan Harps 63-28 in the Final. Dearbhaile Fox and Eoin McElholm represented Loughmacrory. Two Teams of two represented each of the four provinces in the competition, which was played in Salthill, Co. Galway on 28 January 2018. The competition was run through Irish, with the use of the Irish language encouraged throughout.
Handball was first played in Ireland according to the World Handball Council website and the GAA Handball website describes it as the GAA’s only real World Sport. It is organised along the same lines as the rest of the Gaelic Games which come under the authority of the GAA – with County, Provincial and All-Ireland Championships, in both Men’s and Women’s, Team and Individual, Boys and Girls and also in Softball and Hardball versions. Some players compete in the European Pro Wallball Tour (Wallball is a unified version of Handball in Europe, bringing together the Handball of Ireland, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Catalonia, Basque Country, Belgium, Wallonia, Flanders and Netherlands. Others play on the US circuit or in Canada and Australia. It is also played in Japan and Latin America.
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 GAA Handball (2017) Results – Gael Linn [Internet] Available from: https://www.gaahandball.ie/competitions/results [Accessed 20 February 2018]
 GAA Handball (2017) Gael Linn 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.gaahandball.ie/news/gael-linn-2018 [Accessed 21 November 2020]
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Thanks to Jillian Glynn.
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