Tag: IOHA Senior Men's League

IOHA Irish Olympic Handball Association Senior Men’s League 2022-23

League Table


Legend / Key: T=Total Games. W=Won (2 Pts). D=Drawn (1 Pt). L=Lost (0 Pts). F=Goals For. A=Goals Against. DIFF=Goal Difference (F-A). Pts= Total Points. Note: League Table Calculated Automatically from Results. Please visit the IOHA website for Official League Table at: https://www.olympichandball.org/IOHA-senior-handball-leagues [Last Accessed 6 November 2022]

Fixtures & Results

Results compiled from Results on IOHA website. Please visit the IOHA website for Official League Table at: https://www.olympichandball.org/IOHA-senior-handball-leagues [Last Accessed 6 November 2022]

Gameweek Recaps

Gameweek 1 (22 October 2022)

Dublin City opened the 2022-23 Irish Olympic Handball Association Senior Men’s League with a 28-24 defeat of fellow DCU tenants Astra / Wings.

Gameweek 2 (29 October 2022)

The following weekend in UCD the UC Dublin students won handsomely against their counterparts from Cork 31-18. [References: 1]

Gameweek 3 (12-13 November 2022)

There were four teams on two points in the 2022-23 Irish Olympic Handball Association Senior Men’s League after Gameweek 3. Dublin International HC joined Dublin City on one win from one with a 41-14 over UC Cork who were handed their second defeat of the season. Meanwhile also on Dublin’s Northside Astra / Wings, tenants in DCU away from their spritual home in Ballinteer, joined rivals UC Dublin on two points from two matches with a 29-20 victory. [References: 2]

Gameweek 5 (19 November 2022)

Dublin City moved to four points and joint first on points with Dublin International HC after a 26-22 victory at UC Dublin who remained on two points. Dublin International were first on Goal Difference after their 31-14 win at UC Cork who remained fifth without a point. Astra / Wings were in third on two points after a bye week. [References: S-1 to S-5]

Gameweek 4 (21 January 2023)

Dublin International defeated UC Dublin 34-17 to maintain their 100% record while at DCU Dublin City won a close encounter 31-30 versus Astra / Wings to keep pace with DIHC. [References: S-1]

Gameweek 6 (4 February 2023)

UC Dublin triumphed 27-15 at UC Cork in the battle of the students, the Dublin side completing the double over their Cork counterparts in the process. [References: S-1]

Gameweek 7 (11-12 February 2023)

Astra / Wings completed the double over UC Dublin, winning 40-30 at UCD Sports Hall to go level with the students on points. In the battle of the two undefeated teams Dublin International triumphed 20-13 over Dublin City at Phibblestown. [References: S-1]

Gameweek 8 (25 February 2023)

Dublin International HC continued undefeated, winning 43-13 at UC Dublin. The win was the fifth in a row for DIHC since the start of the Senior Men’s League 2022-23 season. [References: S-1]

Gameweek 9 (4 March 2023)

Another victory for Dublin International as DIHC defeated Astra / Wings 34-24 in the UCD Sports Hall to make it six wins from six. Dublin City won 24-15 at UC Cork to win their fourth game from five. [References: S-1]

Gameweek 10 (11 March 2023)

Astra / Wings received a forfeit win from UC Cork to make their record 50% – three wins from six games as DIHC defeated DCH 28-20 as the top two teams met in DCU. The second win of the Senior Men’s League season for Dublin International versus Dublin City wrapped up the League Title for the Phibblestown-based team with the Final Four Playoffs yet to come. [References: S-1]

Gameweek 11 (25 March 2023)

Astra / Wings received another forfeit from the UC Cork team and Dublin City triumphed 38-14 versus UC Dublin to put a bit of a gap between the club sides and the student teams. [References: S-1]

Gameweek 12 (15-16 March 2023)

The Final weekend of the regular season witnessed a thriller between Dublin International and Astra / Wings with DIHC coming out on top by the narrowest of margins, 32-31. Dublin International thus went through the regular season unbeaten on 16 Points and qualified for the Playoffs along with Dublin City (12 Points) who received a walkover from UC Cork. Third-placed Astra / Wings (8 Points) and Fourth-placed UC Dublin (4 Points) joined DIHC and DCH in the playoffs. UC Cork took the wooden spoon with 0 Points. [References: S-1]

Irish Olympic Handball Association Senior Men’s League Teams 2022-23

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]

Olympic Handball Stock Image

Handball in the Net
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]

About the Irish Olympic Handball Association

The Irish Olympic Handball Association was established in 1975 and is recognised by the Irish Sports Council, Olympic Council of Ireland, European Handball Federation and the International Handball Federation as the sole governing body for Olympic Handball in Ireland. [References: 2]

About the IOHA Senior Men’s League 2022-23

The IOHA Irish Olympic Handball Association Senior Men’s League features five teams: three University teams – Dublin City, UC Dublin and UC Cork; Dublin International based in the North Dublin / Fingal Borough suburb of Ongar; and Astra / Wings who share DCU Sports Arena with Dublin City. [References: S-1]


[S-1] Irish Olympic Handball Association (2022) IOHA Senior Handball Leagues – Senior Men’s League 2022/23 [Internet] Available from: https://www.olympichandball.org/IOHA-senior-handball-leagues [Accessed 29 April 2023]

[S-2] Irish Olympic Handball Association (2022) IOHA Fast Facts [Internet] Available from: https://www.olympichandball.org/fast-facts-Irish-Olympic-Handball-Association [Accessed 6 November 2022]

[S-3] Irish Olympic Handball Association (2022) Photo, November 19, 2022: UCD V Dublin City Men and Women Results [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=570512785078170&set=pcb.570512868411495 [Accessed 22 November 2022]

[S-4] Irish Olympic Handball Association (2022) Photo, November 19, 2022: UCC V Dublin International Men and Women Results [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=570512801744835&set=pcb.570512868411495 [Accessed 22 November 2022]

[S-5] Irish Olympic Handball Association (2022) Photo, November 19, 2022: Saturday’s Matches are over: Check the results [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/IrelandHandball/posts/pfbid02kbvQpsSEAmPLgxNq7zk8CTnsDUiosHARQEvoHWaB47zb6tCTpFTpfRM8u6RYoMUdl [Accessed 22 November 2022]

Logo References

Logo References

[HCL-1] Astra Handball (2019) Asset-2 [Internet] Available from: http://www.astrahandball.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Asset-2.png [Accessed 15 November 2022][White Background Added]

[HCL-2] Dublin City Handball Facebook (2022) Profile Picture, September 15, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=489791003155023&set=a.484019427065514 [Accessed 15 November 2022][Actual Logo] 306977931_489790999821690_5078718979595592605_n [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/306977931_489790999821690_5078718979595592605_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=174925&_nc_ohc=xIL-zBb7G4QAX_C7UaA&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AfDX7uzHTW63glEIgIjX6bOHgGtAuzzI0uLbaK-C1c_2oQ&oe=63792B9D [Accessed 15 November 2022]

[HCL-3] Dublin International HC (2022) Profile Picture, September 7, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=569576978293275&set=a.569576964959943 [Accessed 15 November 2022][Actual Logo Reference at: 302127644_569576974959942_2923060759985413427_n [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/302127644_569576974959942_2923060759985413427_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=hMuNbiNeX7EAX-4dMvP&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AfCHOMYhjDryv1qkNMBLxTPgzk_UaUGZhrf6Ep55_RfqxA&oe=6379A8F4 [Accessed 15 November 2022]

[HCL-4] UCC Olympic Handball Club Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, March 19, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=402814041050532&set=a.402814024383867 [Accessed 15 November 2022][Actual Logo Reference: b162329872_402814054383864_3064328864808641123_n [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/162329872_402814054383864_3064328864808641123_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=JvbvujtiiNoAX8OLlwk&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AfAECTbsoycTGf-YF3bYuUjOLlrnIlMUMCnGa65KOCtAYA&oe=639B8329 [Accessed 15 November 2022]

[HCL-5] UCD AFC Facebook (2022) Profile Picture, January 3, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/UCDAFC/photos/a.436075842228/10154009765492229/ [Accessed 2 March 2022][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/12809784_10154009765492229_5819653587549611131_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=dW0QAgQT0s8AX9FRH36&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT-zMsgHZu2N0DFzVYUghS0pBleaUyuQwt0pW5je7g4kcQ&oe=6243ECFE ][Accessed 2 March 2022]


Thanks to Alan Delaney.


Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 29 April 2023

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