GAA Handball

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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28th May 2020, Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland. Statue erected in memory of Joe Maher’s world handball achievements, next to the River Boyne in Drogheda town centre. Sculptor is Laury Dizengremel.
By Dirk Hudson

GAA Handball Singles & Doubles

GAA Handball All-Ireland Championships

All-Ireland Championships (Overviews)
GAA Handball All-Ireland 40×20 Championships Men’s Senior Singles 1975-Present

Nationals (Overviews)

GAA Handball Women’s National Singles Roll of Honour 1995-Present

GAA Handball All- Ireland 40×20 Men’s Senior Singles (Seasons): 2018

GAA Handball She’s Ace (Seasons): 2018

GAA Handball Club Competitions

GAA Handball Tournaments

All-Ireland Club Championships (Overviews)

GAA Handball All-Ireland Inter Club Championship Open Finals 2012-2018

GAA Handball 40×20 Inter-Club Championship (Seasons): 2017

GAA Handball Gael Linn (Seasons): 2018

GAA Handball Intervarsity Championships (Seasons): 1991

Picture Credit: [4] GAA Handball (2018) 1516891260-Cup-Winners-2017_640_425_85_c1 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 21 November 2020]

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26th April 2019, Dublin, Ireland. Irish Handball Centre Social Club and Bar building next to Croke Park stadium, St Joseph’s Ave, Drumcondra.


By Dirk Hudson

County GAA Handball

Wicklow GAA Handball County Championships 40×20 (Years):1991