02 Jul 2022

WATCH: GAA Handball President launches Handball 'Summer Series 2021' in Ballyshannon

GAA Handball are launching their "Summer Series 2021" campaign, which aims to increase the visibility of the sport via a series of outdoor events throughout the summer and they were in Ballyshannon as part of the launch.

GAA Handball President Dessie Keegan and National Development Officer Darragh Daly attended the launch, alongside members of the local Handball Club. The "Summer Series 2021" is a promotional and development campaign to help increase the visibility of Handball back in the public's eye, and for Handballers to have some fun and enjoy the game we have been deprived of for so long this past year.

As a primarily indoor sport, Handball can often go unseen to the general public, and unfortunately this has been even further emphasised during the pandemic. But now we are calling on all Handball Clubs and the entire Handballing community to come together and showcase our brilliant sport through a series of local and national led outdoor events.

"We understand that certain Covid-19 restrictions are still in play, but there is still lots we can do as our sport recovers from its enforced closure. GAA Handball's full time staff will be on hand to provide help and advice as best they can, but we also need buy in and support from you, our members and let's get to it together!"

Further information on the Summer Series can be had on the following link:

Handball in Leitrim - a sport with a bright future

During the March-June Covid-19 lockdown, Garreth Byrne of Dromahair Heritage Group researched and wrote a longer piece on Handball. Here is an extract from the article. We would welcome readers' memories of handball alleys around the county

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