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      Nuacht an Cumman Club News 22/03/2014

      posted 29 Mar 2014 15:29 by Mount Talbot Handball Club Administrator

      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. 

      Cumman na mBun Scoil & Community Games 2014

      posted 22 Feb 2014 09:45 by Mount Talbot Handball Club Administrator

      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. 

      2014 Registration and Family Fun Day Sunday 23rd FEB

      posted 26 Jan 2014 16:42 by Mount Talbot Handball Club Administrator   [ updated 18 Feb 2014 16:17 ]

      The 2014 Club Registration and Family Fun Day will take place in the Mattie Mc Donagh Centre on Sunday next February 23rd from 6pm onwards. A full range of activites are planned for the evening with refreshments available for all. Club wear and Handballs will be available for sale. This is a great oportunity for all to come along and mingle with young and old alike. Activities will kick off at 6pm Registration fees for this year have been reduced to just €10 for Juveniles, €20 for Students and OAPs and €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 county championships as well all other sanctioned events. Any queries in relation to registration should be directed to club Registrar Sé Kelly on 086 1591853. Sunday offers a great opportunity for newcomers to come along to try out this great life long game. For more info on the clubs activities see our club website www.mounttalbothandball.gaa.ie of the clubs Facebook or Twitter pages Mount Talbot Handball Club. Trials will also take place for the clubs teams in both the Girls and Boys Community Games

      Juvenile Coaching & Adult Training

      posted 22 Nov 2013 16:37 by Mount Talbot Handball Club Administrator   [ updated 26 Jan 2014 16:27 ]

      The club continues to provide Juvenile Coaching each Sunday evening in the Mattie Mc Donagh Centre with beginners and intermediate from 6.00pm - 7.00pm and advanced juveniles from 7.00pm- 8pm. The club is investing considerable resources to ensure that these sessions are enjoyable for all present and are organising for a Senior player to be present for the 2nd session to provide top class coaching to our future stars. This session is followed by Collective Adult Training after 8pm. Beginners are particulary welcome and encouraged to come along to try out this fantastic lifelong game. The alley in Four Roads Community Centre can be booked on Monday and Friday evenings also. Any queries to Mike Holland on 087 872 6312 and Joseph O Connor on 089 4495955.

      Club Finals Day 2013

      posted 24 Aug 2013 13:49 by Mount Talbot Handball Club Administrator

      Make sure to come to Mount Talbot Tomorrow for a great day of Handball at our Annual Club Finals Day with 12 great finals from 11.45 am until 2.30pm and after a break to watch the All Ireland Footbal Semi Final games begin again at 5.30pm and continue to until 7.30pm Refreshments will be served. All are Welcome.

      50/50 Jackpot Winners and Locations

      posted 28 Jul 2013 13:04 by Mount Talbot Handball Club Administrator   [ updated 26 Jan 2014 17:24 ]

      The club would like to thank all those who continue to support our Weekly 50/50 draw and congratulate the 43 Weekly Jackpot Winners who have shared a massive €21,000 in prize money since the draw started in April 2013. The tickets cost just €2 with 3 available for €5 and can be purchased at the various outlets in Athleague, Ballyforan, Ballygar, Castlecoote, Dysart, Four Roads & Fuerty. Full list of Jackpot winners and list of outlets is attached below. The draw takes place each Saturday night at 11.45pm with half of each weeks proceeds guaranteed to go to one lucky winner. All remaining proceeds go towards the ongoing development of the club and its facilites. 3 tickets can be purchased for €5 with six month and yearly membership options also available. Tickets available in the shops and pubs in the areas served by the club.
       
      A winner every week!
       
      Remember if you are not in you can't win!!
       
      Go raibh maith agat le do cabhair!

      Finalised Draws & Schedule: One Wall Ranking Tournament 14th-16th June 2013

      posted 9 Jun 2013 06:56 by Mount Talbot Handball Club Administrator   [ updated 14 Jun 2013 07:04 ]

      Please ensure you read this note carefully as important information is attached regarding draws, scheduling and games.
       
          The time has come, Mount Talbot Handball Clubs One Wall Tournament has finally arrived. Draws and schedules have been completed and can now be accessed at the link below.
       
          All players should familiarise themselves with fixtures  and should take note that the draws may have changed somewhat from the first publication due to circumstances beyond the clubs control such as player dropout and the observations of Croke Park in the case of the Open Draws as National Ranking Points are available. All players should examine the draws for any changes which might affect them.
       
          Due to the massive effort in the scheduling of games and for the smooth running of the event for the benefit of all players, games will run to schedule. All players should check in at their respective registration desks no less than 30mins prior to their game. Any player not present for their game will have to forfeit.
       

          If a player wins their first game, this prevents them from being eligible for the plate competition thereafter. All potential plate games have been scheduled to allow for cases where a player who has come through the preliminary round faces an opponent who is playing their very first game. You can only play in the plate if you lose your very first game.'
       

       

      It is also important to note that Eye Guards/ Goggles are mandatory and must be worn by all players.

       

       

          Courts numbered 1, 2 & 3 are in the Mattie McDonagh Centre Ballygar and Court 4 is Mount Talbot Handball Alley. If weather deteriorates, all games scheduled for Mount Talbot will be transferred to Four Roads Community Centre. (1.5miles away)

       

          Mount Talbot Handball Club would like to sincerely thank you all for your loyal support again this year and hope you thoroughly enjoy this weekend with us. All proceeds are going to providing much need facilities for our club.

       

          A family friendly night-out is planned for the Saturday night (15th)  in the Bridge House Athleague with Ceol, Bia agus Craic guaranteed for all. Music by local DJ Séamus Duke. Our Weekly 50-50 Club Development Draw will also be held on the night.

       

          The club are delighted to team up with WEGOTNEXTPRODUCTIONS from the United States whose Film, 'Onewall: Kings of Coney Island' is being shown at the Galway Film Fleadh in July, Further information about this fascinating movie solely based on handball will be available at the tournament or alternatively see www.onewallthemovie.com

       

          The club are also delighted to be showcasing the Handball Scoreboard App. The App, which replaces the stopwatch, paper and pen method of tracking scores for refs, will be used in a number of games and these match statistics will be shown on a large screen. The App is designed and developed in Galway by handballers. It's available to download for iPhones on the App Store.

       

      We are looking forward to welcoming you all to Mount Talbot this weekend.

       

       

       

      Entries: One Wall National Ranking Tournament June 14th-16th 2013

      posted 1 Jun 2013 15:39 by Mount Talbot Handball Club Administrator   [ updated 2 Jun 2013 07:54 ]

      Click the link below to view the list of entries to our highly anticipated One Wall National Ranking Tournament from June 14th-16th 2013. 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. A family friendly night of entertainment will be held in The Bridge House Athleague on the Saturday night with music by local DJ Séamus Duke. The clubs weekly 50/50 Draw will also take place on the night and your support in this would be greatly appreciated. The Accommodation list is also attached below. The club would like to thank all players for entering and supporting this tournament. We have exceeded the Cap of 200 players and unfortunately we cannot accept any further entries. Please check the list to ensure you are included and entered in the correct grade. Any queries contact Liam Ó Ceallaigh on 087 7687785 or liamoceallaigh@campus.ie Draws and full schedule of all games will be published midweek. Looking forward to welcoming you to Mount Talbot in two weeks' time! 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:  www.facebook.com/mounttalbothandball & www.twitter.com/mounttalbothc

      Accommodation List: Handball Competition June 14th-16th.

      posted 14 May 2013 11:29 by Mount Talbot Handball Club Administrator   [ updated 14 May 2013 11:32 ]

      Check out Accommodation List for this year’s One Wall Competition June 14th-16th. Local Amenities list will be updated on our website shortly for lots of activities and places of interest to visit over the weekend. Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us by email at: mounttalbothandball@gmail.com , on Facebook: Mount Talbot Handball Club. Or on Twitter @MountTalbotHC . Competition just 4 weeks away and preparation is already underway. See You in Mount Talbot this June.
       

      County Onewall Championship 2013

      posted 28 Apr 2013 07:52 by Mount Talbot Handball Club Administrator   [ updated 1 May 2013 05:20 ]

      Championship Handball will be played in Mount Talbot on Sunday next May 5th. The club is delighted to welcome players from all over the county to this idelic setting and have been busy preparing for the event by instaling a new floor in the original alley. This will ensure both courts at the venue are in prestine condition for the event which is sure to attract a large crowd.
      Full schedule of all games now available below. Juvenile games start at 9.30am and adults at 1.20pm. Good luck to all club members.
       

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