GAA Handball Club host Ulster 1Wall Championships & Coffee Morning 4th/5th June
The 2016 Ulster GAA Wallball (One Wall Handball) Championships will go ahead in Loughmacrory on the first weekend of June, commencing at 11.30am on Saturday 4th and culminating with the provincial finals at the One Wall Arena on Sunday 5th.
There again looks to be a top class series of ties on the agenda in the mid Tyrone venue and with a heatwave being predicted for the country this coming weekend, it should hopefully be a weekend of action to savour too.
Twelve months ago it was Tyrone GAA Handball star, Conor McElduff, who maintained his highly impressive unbeaten run in the code in Ireland as he added the Ulster crown to his back to back Mens Irish Nationals Open title as Down’s Lorraine Havern claimed the Ladies Open honours in 2015 also.
Also on Saturday evening, following all matches in the 2016 Ulster GAA handball one wall championships day one, there will be a presentation to all of Tyrone GAA Handball’s All Ireland 40×20 Championship finalists in 2016 of their new-look Tyrone GAA Handball half-zip tops. This will take place in the Clubrooms at 6.30pm.
There is a solid look again to all the grades with the Champions, where relevant in 2015 grades, going in as number 1 seeds for the upcoming series.
COFFEE Morning this coming
Sunday 5th June 2016 at Loughmacrory Clubrooms…
On 17th/18th June 2016 the club will send two teams, one Boys and one Girls team, to the Annual National Feile na nGael Competitions in Tipperary.
This will see the continued development and growth of the sport in our Community in a period when we are celebrating “150 Years of Handball in Loughmacrory”.
As part of our fundraising for Juvenile Handball development we invite all the local Community to come along to a “COFFEE Morning” after Mass this coming Sunday 5th June (at 11am) in the Clubrooms.
There will be something for everyone and this will then be followed by the 2016 Ulster GAA Handball One Wall Championship Finals in the OW Arena.
As part of the “150 Years” Celebration and the fact that 2017 will be the 50th Anniverary since the 1st Official Club Committee was formed, the Club will also be producing a Special Book to mark the occasion later this year. On Sunday we will be taking photographs and looking comments from everyone in the community who has played or been involved in handball in any way in the community over the past number of decades for this Special Collectors item. Please come along on Sunday to find out more…
Invitation to all Players/Spectators travelling to Ulster Wallball Championships…
All players and spectators are invited to come along a bit earlier on Sunday 5th June as Loughmacrory GAA Handball will begin the launch of “150 Years of Handball in Loughmacrory” at a Coffee Morning event. The club are sending Boys & Girls teams to this year’s Féile na nGael Event in Tipperary and will be hosting the Coffee Morning where there will be a host of refreshments on offer.
The Club will be launching a Book later this year to co-incide with the 50th “Golden” Anniversary since the first official Committee was formed in Loughmacrory and will have details on the build-up to what promises to be a very special 3rd Annual “Lough Wallball Showdown” Tournament from 12th-14th August, an event which has seen 232 and 251 players compete respectively at the initial two events.