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Olympic  Handball is a team sport played on the same court as a Futsal court.

It is like a cross between Basketball, Water Polo and Indoor Soccer, where the goal is to throw the ball into a goal at the other teams end of the court. It is played with the hands rather than feet and running with the ball is not allowed. The players must pass the ball into a semi-circle surrounding the opposing teams goal where they can shoot.

The Irish Olympic Handball Association runs Senior Men’s and Ladies Leagues as well as Schools competitions.

Below you will find links to the Results and Tables of various competitions#

Ireland Handball Men

Nemanja Ilic Serbia

Irish Olympic Handball Association

IOHA Senior Men’s League; IOHA Senior Womens League

IOHA Senior Men’s League

IOHA Senior Leagues (Decade / Era Overviews):

Irish Olympic Handball Association Senior Men’s League 2011-2019

Irish Olympic Handball Association Senior Men’s League 2001-2006

IOHA Senior Men’s League (Seasons):

2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16

2011-12

IOHA Senior Men’s Division 1 (Seasons)

2003-04 2002-03 2001-02

Irish Olympic Handball Association Senior Ladies League 2014-2019

Picture Credit: [1] Vector Contributor: Mangulica Handball court,aerial view vector illustration [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/handball-courtaerial-view-vector-illustration-248086567 [Accessed 1 November 2022]

[2] Photo Contributor: Michele MorroneBerlin, Germany, January 15, 2019: Handball player Nemanja Ilic of Serbia in a spectacular action during the Men’s Handball World Cup 2019. [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/berlin-germany-january-15-2019-handball-1611652723 [Accessed 1 November 2022]

Nemanja Ilic Serbia

Irish Olympic Handball Association Men’s Teams

IOHA Senior Men’s League; IOHA Senior Womens League

IOHA Senior Men’s League

Picture Credit: [1] Map of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Dublin (Insert) showing Irish Olympic Handball Senior Men’s League Teams 2022-23 Vector Contributor Rainer Lesniewski (2022) administrative map of Ireland and Northern Ireland [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/administrative-map-ireland-northern-1665171421 [Last Accessed 11 August 2022][Overlaid with Map of Dublin isolated from: Vector — Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_51580818_map-of-ireland-administrative-divisions-on-counties-level.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-1 [Accessed 10 January 2022][IOHA Team Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball – see References HCL-1 to HCL-5][16 November 2022]

[2] Photo Contributor: Michele MorroneBerlin, Germany, January 15, 2019: Handball player Nemanja Ilic of Serbia in a spectacular action during the Men’s Handball World Cup 2019. [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/berlin-germany-january-15-2019-handball-1611652723 [Accessed 1 November 2022]

Ireland Handball Women

Handball Player Greek Cup 13 February 2016 Arta v Nea Ionia

Irish Olympic Handball Association

IOHA Senior Men’s League; IOHA Senior Womens League

IOHA Senior Ladies League

Irish Olympic Handball Association Senior Ladies League 2014-2019

IOHA Senior Women League (Seasons):

2019-20

IOHA Senior Ladies League (Seasons):

2017-18 2016-17 2015-16

Picture Credits: [1] Photo Contributor: Dziurek Detail of handball goal crossbar with net and women handball match in the background. [Internet] Available from: Detail Handball Goal Crossbar Net Women Stock Photo 2060697002 | Shutterstock [Accessed and edited by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball 1 November 2022

[2] Photo Contributor Ververidis Vasilis (2016) Thessaloniki, Greece – February 13, 2016: Handball player in action during the Greek Women Cup Final handball game Arta vs Nea Ionia [Internet] Available From: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/thessaloniki-greece-february-13-2016-handball-377523532 [Accessed and edited by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball 1 November 2022]

Handball Player Greek Cup 13 February 2016 Arta v Nea Ionia

Irish Olympic Handball Association Teams

IOHA Senior Men’s League; IOHA Senior Womens League

IOHA Senior Ladies League

Players Lists

Picture Credits: Map of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Dublin (Insert) showing Irish Olympic Handball Senior Women’s League Teams 2022-23 Vector Contributor Rainer Lesniewski (2022) administrative map of Ireland and Northern Ireland [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/administrative-map-ireland-northern-1665171421 [Last Accessed 11 August 2022][Overlaid with Map of Dublin isolated from: Vector — Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_51580818_map-of-ireland-administrative-divisions-on-counties-level.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-1 [Accessed 10 January 2022][IOHA Team Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball – see References HCL-1 to HCL-5][16 November 2022]

[2] Photo Contributor Ververidis Vasilis (2016) Thessaloniki, Greece – February 13, 2016: Handball player in action during the Greek Women Cup Final handball game Arta vs Nea Ionia [Internet] Available From: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/thessaloniki-greece-february-13-2016-handball-377523532 [Accessed and edited by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball 1 November 2022]

International Olympic Handball

Nemanja Ilic Serbia

European Handball Federation

EHF Irish Invitational; EHF Men’s Challenge Trophy;

EHF Irish International Invitational (Tournaments):

EHF:

1995 (Pending Review)

European Handball Federation (Final Standings Overviews):

European Handball Federation Men’s Challenge Trophy Final Standings 1999-2012

EHF Men’s Challenge Trophy (Tournaments):

2012 2009 2007 2005 2003 2001 1999

Picture Credits: [1] Photo Contributor: nikolaskus The ball in the gates for handball [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/ball-gates-handball-1042818037 [Accessed and Edited by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball 1 November 2022]

[2] Photo Contributor: Michele Morrone Berlin, Germany, January 15, 2019: Handball player Nemanja Ilic of Serbia in a spectacular action during the Men’s Handball World Cup 2019. [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/berlin-germany-january-15-2019-handball-1611652723 [Accessed 1 November 2022]