Olympic Handball Club

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If you're looking for something fun and new, Olympic Handball is the club for you!

Hey! Welcome to our page and thanks for considering joining our club! New members are always welcome!

Wondering what Olympic Handball is? You've come to the right place. One of the most common assumptions people make is in assuming that the terms Olympic Handball and GAA Handball can be used inter-changeably. However, in fact, they are two completely different sports!

We are a small, close knit, co-ed. club which is growing in numbers every year. Our members consist of individuals who have played Olympic Handball for many years and those who simply taken up the sport upon joining University. There is something to offer every level of experience whether beginner or advanced! The fact that we are also a co-ed club who train and play together really makes us stand out from the crowd. Being such a small club, we have the advantage of getting to know each other so quickly and easily, which creates such a great atmosphere and sense of teamwork. Not only do we train and play together, but we often go on social nights out too; a great excuse to get to know your teammates!  Olympic Handball is not as prevalent is Ireland as it is in mainland Europe, where the sport is much more widespread. However, the club attracts interest from both at home and abroad; we're so lucky to be a club which appeals to the needs of both Irish and International students.

Come meet us on Fairs Day to find out more!

We look forward to welcoming you into the family!

The Basics:

Olympic Handball is a 7 a side indoor sport, consisting of 6 outfield players and 1 goalkeeper. The ball is passed between team members before shooting towards the goal. This game is fast paced and disciplined; it is a controlled contact sport. The team generally consists of a group of friendly multi-national team members of all experience and skill. Training sessions combine fun with exercise while improving on your skills. New players are always welcome! Our club has been widely involved with many other clubs and societies from sport swaps, culture nights, training in a variety of languages, movie nights, match nights, and nights out. We are a club which like to be active across campus from welfare campaigns, campus-wide events, charity fundraising & so much more. We also organise inter-varsity tournaments along with other Olympic Handball clubs in Universities in Ireland. Due to our heavy involvement with these events, we applied for Club Event of the Year 2016 and went on to win, which was an incredible achievement for such a small club!

Rules of Olympic Handball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Ap8WsenXc

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