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Charly prepares for the Final

Charly prepares for the Final

March 17th, 2016 | handball

Stop the clock. It’s some time after six on March 21, 2015 and, in a rectangular box of glass and concrete in a corner of county Cavan, hearts are being raised – and crushed. In seven minutes’ time, Robbie McCarthy will raise the Gael Linn cup for the second year in succession. As of now, […]

Shanks wins Ulster Title

Shanks wins Ulster Title

January 24th, 2016 | handball

Armagh’s Charly Shanks was impressive today in sealing the Ulster Senior Singles Title in Colaiste Feirste, Belfast, with a 21-6, 21-9 win over Antrim’s Ricky McCann. Congratulations Charly.

Charly lifts Golden Gloves

Charly lifts Golden Gloves

November 15th, 2015 | handball

Armagh’s Charlie Shanks has claimed the final National Ranking event of the year by storming to his 2nd Golden Gloves title with tonight’s final win over first time finalist Peter Funchion in St Pauls GAC, Belfast. Kilkenny man Funchion was the real surprise package of the weekend but was well worth his place in the […]

County success at the Handball Worlds

County success at the Handball Worlds

September 6th, 2015 | handball

The St Cillian’s club in Whitecross recently held a homecoming celebration for the Ó Dúill family, following their exploits at the World Handball Championships held in Canada. The club welcomed family members and club members to recognise the fantastic achievements of James, Fiachra, Cailíosa and Maighréad. Fiachra became Whitecross’ latest world champion, having won gold […]

Doyles successful at Worlds

Doyles successful at Worlds

August 20th, 2015 | handball

A good news story from the World Handball Championships in Canada Armagh’s own James Doyle has won silver in the Men’s 35s competition and was followed up by medals won by Cailíosa NíDhúill who won silver in the Girls 13 Doubles whilst Fíachra ÓDúill won GOLD in the Boys 11 Doubles. Máighréad NíRiabhaigh-ÓDúill‎ was also […]

Shanks loses agonisingly in Final

March 30th, 2015 | handball

Two hours, two players, one ball and agonisingly just one point short of winning his first 40×20 All-Ireland Senior title for Clann Éireann’s Charly Shanks. Handball players and fans from throughout the county travelled to Kingscourt, Co. Cavan last Saturday evening to support the greatest 40×20 player never to capture an All-Ireland Senior title, yet. […]

Charly Shanks into Final

Charly Shanks into Final

March 19th, 2015 | handball

It’s 8.30pm on a Wednesday night, 10 days out from his third All-Ireland senior final, and Charly Shanks is in family mode, preparing food, putting baby Rose to bed. Handball, you’d imagine, is the last thing on his mind – that will have changed, though, as the clock ticked down to this afternoon’s keenly anticipated […]

Huge National win for Dearbhla

Huge National win for Dearbhla

May 10th, 2014 | handball

Just a number of days after competing in her first All-Ireland final, 13 year old Dearbhla Coleman was back in the 40×20 court in the 13&U Nationals Final. Over the Nationals weekend, the young Clann Eireann girl saw off the challenges of both Heather Burke of Mayo and Aoife Floyd, Tulla, Co.Clare.  She had then […]

QUINN CROWNED ALL-IRELAND CHAMPION

QUINN CROWNED ALL-IRELAND CHAMPION

March 31st, 2014 | handball

The journey began on 29th January 2014 when Mickey Quinn from the Eugene Quinn GAA Handball Club Armagh City travelled to Peter McSherry’s home court of Saval, Co. Down to compete in the Ulster Quarter final. It was a game that was to prove the first in a series of great games by the Armagh […]


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