The World Handball Championships are held every three years, and this August 9th – 19th they are being hosted in Minnesota.
Some key information for any of the non Handballing public out there.
- The Worlds are governed by the World Handball Council (WHC)
- Both the 4-Wall & 1-Wall codes of Handball are played during the Worlds
- Singles & Doubles events are played in each code
- The Men’s & Ladies Open events are the premier grades at the Worlds
GAA Handball are sending a 13 strong Team Ireland, all of whom qualified through a series of Championships in Ireland in the first half of 2018.
- Martin Mulkerrins (Galway) – 4-Wall Senior Singles – Team Captain
- Martina McMahon (Limerick) 4-Wall Senior Singles/Doubles & 1-Wall Senior Singles – Team Captain
- Paul Brady (Cavan) – Current 4-Wall World Champion
- Aisling Reilly (Antrim) – 4-Wall Senior Doubles & Current 4-Wall World Champion
- Robbie McCarthy (Westmeath) – 4-Wall Senior Doubles
- Diarmuid Nash (Clare) – 4-Wall Senior Doubles
- Conor McElduff (Tyrone) – 1-Wall Senior
- Shane Dunne (Kilkenny) – 19&U
- Megan McCann (Armagh) – 19&U
- Eoghan McGinnity (Monaghan) – 17&U
- Niamh Heffernan (Galway) – 17&U
- Josh Kavanagh (Wexford) – 15&U
- Mairead Fox (Tyrone) – 15&U
- Management – Michael Finnegan (Cavan) & Frances Curran (Galway)
In total, 10 countries are represented in this years World Championships, which are held every three years. Ireland are due next to be hosting the 2021 Worlds.
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