Nuacht / Club News
The 5th Annual Mount Talbot Onewall Tournament takes place on the
weekend of June 12th to 14th this year and it promises to be yet
another great festival of handball.
As with 2013 and 2014 the tournament is a national ranking tournament
and sure to attract the cream of Irish handball.
The club is renowned for its hospitality and has great plans to
entertain all players and spectators throughout the competition and
especially on the Saturday night with a great night planned for all
We look forward to seeing you all in Mount Talbot again this year and
any queries about the event can be directed to
email@example.com or Mal Hevehan on 086 8100292.
Deadline for entries is Wednesday June 3rd. The games will be played
at our two newly renovated handball alleys in Mount Talbot and our 3
One Wall Courts in the Mattie McDonagh Centre with a relief court in
Four Roads in the event of rain. A great weekend of handball is
promised for all the family. Entry Form & Accommodation list is also
attached. Make sure to 'LIKE' us on Faceboook and 'FOLLOW us on
twitter to keep up to date with all the information on the competition
in the coming weeks.
Less than 24 hours to go before the first handball is served at our 4th Annual One Wall Competition. Draws are complete, courts are lined and final preparations are being made before almost 200 of Ireland's top handballers make their way to Mount Talbot for what is set to be a fantastic weekend for all of the family
Please find attached all draws and a full detailed schedule of all games up to Semi Finals.
Games will be played on 4 courts. Court 4 is Mount Talbot Handball Alley with Court 1, 2 & 3 being the Mattie Mc Donagh Centre, Ballygar.
Mount Talbot alley is an outdoor court and if the weather deteriorates at any stage over the weekend, games scheduled for this court will be played Four Roads Community Centre.(directions will be in place)
Please note all players should be at the assigned court 30 mins prior to their game starting and any player late for their game will result in the game being given to their opponent. This will be strictly enforced in order to ensure the smooth running of the event for everyone's benefit.
All players will receive at least 2 games with a plate competition for all first round losers in every grade. All players are asked to check the list attached to ensure all details are correct and any queries should be directed to Liam O Ceallaigh on 087 7687785 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dont forget the family friendly night out in the Bridge House, Athleague on the Saturday night. Plenty of ceol agus craic is guaranteed for all.
Looking forward to catching up with all our friends this weekend.
Liathróid Láimhe Cluain na gCloidhe Abu!
Please find attached the draws for the 4th Annual Onewall Competition. Also contained on the draws is the detailed schedule for all games up to Semi Finals in each grade.
Please note Court 4 is Mount Talbot Handball Alley with Court 1, 2 & 3 being the Mattie Mc Donagh Centre.
Mount Talbot alley is an outdoor court and if the weather deteriotes all games will be moved to Four Roads Community Centre.
Please note all players should be at the assigned court 30 mins prior to their game starting and any player late for their game will result in the game being given to their opponent. This will be strictly enforced in order to ensure all players know exactly when their game is and also to ensure the smooth running of the event
All players will receive at least 2 games with a plate competition for all first round losers in every grade. All players are asked to check the list attached to ensure all details are correct and any queries should be directed to Liam O Ceallaigh on 087 7687785 or email@example.com. The updated draws to include the remaining times will be available on Wednesday on the clubs website www.mounttalbothandball.gaa.ie or the clubs Facebook or Twitter accounts. Players are also advised to follow both the Facebook and Twiter pages for regular updates. Final preparations are ongoing to ensure no stone is left unturned in the hope all who attend have an enjoyable trip to Mount Talbot this year.
Dont forget the family friendly nightout in the Bridge House Athleague on the Saturday night with music, food, free raffle for all and craic guaranteed for all.
Looking forward to catching up with all our friends at the weekend.
Liathróid Láimhe Cluain na gCloidhe Abu!
Please find the list of entries and grades of all who have entered the 4th Annual Mount Talbot Onewall Competition. Once again we have been inundated with entries for the competition and would like to thank all those who have entered. Almost 200 players from over 50 clubs spread over 22 counties will battle it out for the 18 titles on offer making this a truly National event.
All players will receive at least 2 games with a plate competition for all first round losers in every grade. All players are asked to check the list attached to ensure all details are correct and any queries should be directed to Liam O Ceallaigh on 087 7687785 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 9pm on Saturday 7th June. The draws will be available on Sunday next on the clubs website www.mounttalbothandball.gaa.ieor the clubs Facebook or Twitter accounts. Players are also advised to follow both the Facebook and Twiter pages for regular updates. A full schedule for all matches will be available shortly after the draws are published. Final preparations are ongoing to ensure no stone is left unturned in the hope all who attend have an enjoyable trip to Mount Talbot this year.
Liathróid Láimhe Cluain na gCloidhe Abu!
The 4th Annual Mount Talbot Onewall Tournament takes place on the weekend of June 13th to 15th this year and it promises to be yet another great festival of handball.
As with 2013 the tournament is a national ranking tournament and sure to attract the cream of Irish handball.
The club is renounded for its hospitality and has great plans to entertain all players and spectators.
We look forward to seeing you all in Mount Talbot again this year and any queries about the event can be directed to email@example.com or Liam O Ceallaigh on 087 7687785.
Deadline for entries is Thursday May 29th. The games will be played at our two newly renovated handball alleys in Mount Talbot and our 3 One Wall Courts in the Mattie McDonagh Centre Ballygar. A great weekend of handball is promised for all the family with a family friendly night of entertainment on the Saturday night.The clubs weekly 50/50 Draw will also take place on the night. Entry Form & Accommodation list is also attached. Make sure to 'LIKE' us on Faceboook and 'FOLLOW us on twitter to keep up to date with all the information on the competition in the coming weeks. Or simply click:
A great day of handball took place in Kilglass Gaels GAA Centre. A large contingent travelled from Mount Talbot to compete for County Titles. The travelling party were boosted by good performances by Aishling & Siobhan Treacy, the girls boosted by their recent Connaught 40X20 Titles played well to reach the Semi Final with Shauna Clogher capturing the U12 Girls Title. In the Boys U 16 grade Mark Treacy had a good win over his clubmate Cathal Treacy in the Semi Final to reach the County Final and despite a good performance he lost narrowly. In the extremely competitive Boys U14 grade Diarmuid Treacy lost out to Dylan Hanley in a good game. In the Mens Challanger grade the club had 5 competitiors and it was great to see newcomers to the game such as Francis and John Galvin compete in their first competition and playing great handball. Club Chairperson Mike Holland also played well narrowly losing to Michael Kelly in the 1st round. Indeed it was Michael who claimed the County Title after a tough tussle with his clubmate Kevin Kellehan. Alan Hevehan deserves special mention for moving to the Mens B Grade and taking on the much more experienced Padraig Coyle and almost shocked the St Brigids clubman in a tough match that will serve Alan well for the season ahead. The final match of the day was the Mens Senior Final with Liam O Ceallaigh taking on Nevan Mc Cartan. Liam was in flying form to take the first game 15-7. In the 2nd game despite racing to a early 7-2 lead he let the Leitrim native back into the game and Mc Cartan brought the game to a tiebreaker winning 15-12. The tiebreaker ebbed and flowed with both players having chances to take the title. Mc Cartan eventually winning 11-8. All in all 2 County titles returned to the club with 3 runner up titles also returning to Mount Talbot, well done to all players. A special mention to Anthony Mahady and all those in Kilglass Gaels who hosted a wonderful event.
A successful conclusion of the clubs competitive action in the 40X20 courts saw a Connacht 40X20 Doubles Title return to Mount Talbot amid bonfires and jubilant scenes recently. The clubs U11 doubles partnership of Siobhan and Aishling Treacy claim this coveted title with a comprehensive win over the Mayo Champions Leane Lally and Claire Costello on Easter Monday. The pair showed experience beyond their years in the final with an exhibition of serving and controlled rallies to take the title 15-7, 15-0. This followed a comprehensive win over the Galway Champions in Inverin on Good Friday morning and a county title the previous week. The club had 2 other competitors in Connacht Semi Final action on Good Friday with Shauna Clogher and Katie Heneghan taking on the Galway champions in the U12 and U 11 singles grades after capturing their respective county titles. It was a tough ask to travel to this hotbed of handball in West Galway but never the less the two players fought valiantly to narrowly loose out on a place in the Connacht Final, The two girls will be extremely pleased with their county titles to add to their Cumman na mbun Scoil titles won in February. In the Boys Division Jack Heneghan and John Mannion lost a close encounter in the County Final and will benefit hugely from the experience of playing in a county final. The club would like to thank the coaches and parents who helped out and the large number of supporters who gathered in Mount Talbot to welcome home the victorious players after an extremely successful season. Iontach ar bith!
Club linking up with the Join Our Boys Campaign
Mount Talbot Handball Club are delighted to announce the clubs plans to team up with the Join Our Boys Campaign and support this worthy cause. This event will take place on April 12th next in the Big Apple in Ballyforan and will coincide with the anniversary of the start of the clubs 50/50 draw. The club is donating the proceeds from that weeks 50/50 draw to the fund and representatives of the Our Boys Team will be present as well as other guests on the night. There will be music as well as refreshments for all with the draw on the night including the usual jackpot as well as a number of bonus cash prizes in order to express our thanks to all those who have supported the fundraiser since it commenced in April 2013. Congrats to Carmel Collins Limerick who won €301 in last weeks 50/50 draw which took place in Coyles Pub Four Roads. Next weeks draw takes place in Hamrocks Bar Athleague on Saturday next at 11.45pm. More information to follow soon so make sure you keep the date free. Well done to all club juvenile players who represented Colaiste Mhuire in a Schools Onewall Handball competition which took place in Dunmore Community College recently, a great day was had by all. Special word of thanks to the PE teachers in Colaiste Mhuire and in Dunmore for their continued efforts to promote the game. 2014 Registration continues to be collected and all players are reminded to contact Sé Kelly if they have not already registered for the year ahead. Membership has been reduced to just EURO 10 for Juveniles, EURO 20 for Students and OAPs and EURO 30 for Adults. This represents excellent value and allows players to be fully covered to play in any club in Ireland and to compete in All Ireland Championships as well all other sanctioned tournaments. Some upcoming tournaments that club members are planning to travel and play in are the Annual University College Dublin tournament in Belfield on Saturday next and University College Limerick in early April. Good Luck to John Paul O Connor, Kevin Kellehan, Jake Doyle, Joseph O Connor, Alan Hevehan, Micheal Kelly and Matthew Hughes all who will travel to the capital to try to retain the title that Liam O Ceallaigh and Thomas Treacy captured in 2013. Indeed John Paul O Connor and Kevin Kellehan could have the best chance of bringing silverware home to Mount Talbot with Kellehan in particular good form at present, He is no stranger to traveling to the Capital for big competition following his exploits as part of the Fuerty Football panel recently. We wish one and all the very best this weekend. Collective training continues each Tuesday and Sunday nights from 8pm onward in the Mattie Mc Donagh Centre. Juvenile Coaching sessions each Sunday evening between 6 & 7pm for beginners and 7 & 8 pm for advanced juveniles. Trials continue for the clubs girls and boys community games teams and all interested should should ensure they are at training. Juvenile 40X20 coaching also available as well as the handball court in Four Roads which can be booked on Monday and Friday evenings any queries to Mike Holland on 087 8726312. Good luck also to all juvenile players who are playing in the 40X20 County Championship over the coming weeks. The club players will enter the upcoming 40X20 championship with high hopes following success in the Cumman na mBun Scoil competition where the Shauna Clogher and Katie Heneghan captured the girls singles 40X20 county titles and represented Roscommon in the Connacht Championships.
Well done to Shauna Clogher Mount Talbot National School who won the U13 county Cumman na mBun Scoil title by defeating Sadbh Cusack of Four Mile House National School. Also to Katie Heneghan of Ballyforan National School who won the U11 girls title with a good win over Carragh Kennedy of Roxboro National School. This repesents a clean sweep by club members of all the girls singles titles on offer. In the competitive Boys U13 grade Jack Heneghan and John Mannion representing Ballyforan National School played well only to lose the County final narrowly to Peter Kirwan and Conan Delaney of Abbey Boys National School. Shauna Clogher and Katie Heneghan went on to repesent their schools and county at the Connacht finals in Salthill last weekend. In very competitive grades they both battled hard with Shauna capturing a bronze medal. Although Katie didnt secure a medal the experience of her first taste of Connacht Championship Handball will benefit her greatly as the year progresses, this follows a excellent year for the talanted Turpane youngster who excelled at Scór na nóg earlier this year.
Next up is the County 40X20 A Championships and all those interested in playing should have their names given to Juvenile Chairperson Joseph O Connor by Wednesday evening. 40X20 Juvenile coaching is also available to all club members, contact Mike Holland on 087 8726312 for more info. Sunday evening Onewall juvenile coaching continues between 6 & 7pm for beginners and 7 & 8 pm for advanced juveniles. Newcomers always welcome, any queries to Juvenile Chairperson Joseph O Connor on 089 4495955.
Juvenile Coaching sessions on Sunday evening have also been bolstered by the provision of a professional coach who provides expert tips to our future stars and strengthens the clubs juvenile development programme. Trials will be held in on Sunday for the clubs girls and boys community games teams and all interested should should ensure they attend on Sunday next to be in with a chance of repesenting their Parish in the community games finals later this year. As with last year this Community Games Competition is all Onewall handball and this follows the the rising popularity of Onewall Handball. Another development in this regard is the passing of a motion at the recent GAAHandball Congress in Co Clare to provide a Onewall All Ireland Championship. This motion was proposed at our club AGM in October and ratifed at the County Handball Congress in November. On the day it was proposed on behalf of Roscommon Handball by clubman Liam O Ceallaigh and after outlining the merits of the motion to all present and following a number of other speakers the motion received unamious support from the delegates present. This is a major break through for Onewall Handball which is fast becoming the most popular code of the game. This will ensure all Onewall players have the chance to compete for a coveted Celtic Cross each year.