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1 Wall Handball Doubles: Coalisland 2019

8th May 2019

ALLIANZ Cumann na mBunscol Thír Eoghain

1-Wall Handball Coalisland 2019


Following the success of previous 1-Wall Handball Doubles tournaments, Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Thír Eoghain embarked upon another series of games this year.

As was the case last year, St. Joseph's College, Coalisland, acted as a wonderful host venue.

St. Joseph's now has a multitude of 1-Wall Handball courts. The continued growth, rapid expansion and popularity of 1-Wall handball in our schools is very evident and very welcomed.

In today’s Blitz at St. Joseph's College, 5 local primary schools entered: Kingsisland, Edendork, Primate Dixon, Roan and Aughamullan. After some sensational games, the Girls' and Boys’ Doubles events were won by formidable Roan P.S. teams – winning gold county medals - with gifted Edendork P.S. teams just losing out to claim second placed county silver medals.

The events have seen terrific participation and skill from the primary schools involved. This excellent Allianz Cumann na mBunscol 1-Wall Handball Schools initiative at primary school level continues to gather pace with many more schools now participating in Handball games throughout Tyrone.

Many thanks to today’s host school with Mr. Richard Thornton in St. Joseph's College, Coalisland​. We also thank the Year 11 B-Tec Sport students from the college who expertly refereed the games. Thanks, also, to St. Joe’s principal, Mr. McNeill, for kindly agreeing to accommodate us.

Finally, well done to our pupils and teachers for their continued support of our national games.

Maith sibh agus Go raibh maith agaibh.