First match back in 2023

On Sunday, Jan 22nd we saw our teams return to league action after the Christmas break.

Both our women and men teams played against young UCD side in Phibblestown Community Centre.

First it was ladies turn, and it was a close game for the most of the first half with our ladies missing some penalties and clear cut chances. The result at half time was 15-11 to our Dublin International HC ladies. The break worked wonders for the ladies in black and red and home team controlled the game and ran out comfortable winners 27-14.

Players of the game from UCD side Yulia Henova and Karina Sanchez for DIHC side.

Then, it was turn for the men. Dublin International team started the game strong, and quickly built up 10 goals lead before slowing down and letting the UCD students back in the game. The score at half time was 17-9 to the home team. After halftime the game continued in the same direction with our Dublin International HC men winning the game 34-17.

Players of the game for the both teams were the goalkeepers, with UCD’s Martin Guinea-Cairol and DIHC’s Luka Salacan picking up the awards.

Well done to everyone involved in the games today, thanks and good luck UCD teams for the rest of the season.

Match results

The next matches for Dublin International Handball Club is on the 12th of February in Phibblestown community college against the ambitious DCH team.

Come and support the boys and girls in black and red.
1 2 3 DI!!!⬛🟥⬛🟥⬛🟥⬛🟥

Senior Men & Women Celtic Cup Tournament in Dublin

The last weekend of November saw the inaugural Celtic Cup games. The group stage of competition was held in Dublin with 5 Irish Clubs & 4 Scottish Clubs taking part in the tournament.
On the Saturday our men team played an early game against Tryst team from Scotland, and after a tight first half, our men finished the game strongly and won 22-14.
The second game for our men team was against young and ambitious Kelvinside Club, from Scotland. The Dublin International started the game with good energy and continued that throughout the game which ended up 29-12 for DI. This second win of the day for our guys, entitled them to a spot in the Celtic Cup final 4, in Scotland in Feb23.
DI and Kelvinside men handball teams playing the Celtic Cup in Dublin
DI and Kelvinside men handball teams at time out during the match at the Celtic Cup in Dublin.
On Sunday it was our ladies turn and the morning match saw our women team compete against Troon club of Scotland. Dublin International started the game strong and never looked in doubt who will win the game with the final score 24-12 to our team.
DI and Troon women handball teams playing the Celtic Cup in Dublin
The second game of the day saw us competing against our city rivals DCH team. After the good start, our ladies just felt short in first half with the result 6-7 at the halftime. The second half saw our ladies running out of steam with our opponents having extra day of rest and outrunning our team. The final score 20-10 unfortunately meant our women team won’t be travelling to Scotland for the final 4.
DI and DCH women handball teams playing the Celtic Cup in Dublin
DI and DCH women handball teams playing the Celtic Cup in Dublin
Great weekend of handball and good performances from both our teams gives us a lot to look forward to the rest of the season after Christmas break.
Dublin International women team
Dublin International men team

2022/2023 Season on the go!

Saturday 17th of September 2022

Back on the court! After a couple of weeks training the Men team of DIHC was back in action for a friendly game against DCH in the DCU Sports Complex.

DI welcomed new players for this friendly: Constant, Maxime, Antonin, Bartosz, Leo & Nicholas. While such a large intake of new players resulted in some uncertain plays, the attitude and joy of the team is very much what you would expect from DI.

DCU Sports Complex 2022 first friendly match

DI started the match slowly – getting the crew going – leaving space for DCH to position themselves in the lead for most of the match. At the half time whistle DI was 3 points behind with 17 goals on the board.

The second half continued in the same trend as the first. However with 10 minutes to go DI ramped up the play and managed to get into the lead in the last couple of minutes. DI conceded a penalty in the last minute with one point in the lead – but Bart closed the door beautifully to stay in the lead. Uvis and Tomek plotted and executed a splendid air shot in the last seconds to win the match by 2 goals with a final score of 40 to 38.

DIHC will be back on the court for another friendly match on Sunday the 25th of September in Phibblestown Community Center. Both Women & Men teams will play against DCH. Come and join us!


Monday 13th of June

Dublin International Handball club have had their AGM on the club’s 15th anniversary. The meeting was opened by the secretary and over 20 club members were in attendance of the meeting.

The club’s board was due for re-election and the outgoing board was delighted with new members volunteering for positions on the board of management. We are very please to present our new board of management and wish them great success for their 4 year mandate.

Club President: Goran Seselj

Sporting Director: Dan Olaru

Treasurer: Pedro Mesquita Vasconcelos (re-elected)

Secretary: Luka Salacan

Women Player’s representative: Ingrida Zitkeviciene

Men Player’s representative: Vasile Golban

Founding Member: Boris Selak

We would like to thank you the outgoing board for their engagement and dedication over the previous number of years. Namely; Gabriela Rebreanu, Tomas Martinonis, Thomas Grassl & Regis Loubatiere.

We would like to ask every DIHC member to support their new board of management to make the club as successful as possible and offer their help if they can.

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DIHC 2018 AGM Summary

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Hello Everyone,

Dublin International Handball Club hosted their 2018 Annual General Meeting in Phibblestown on Monday the 3rd of September.

Tomas Martinonis started by summarising the great 2017/2018 season achievements and laid out the coming season objectives.

Next took place the election of a new women’s player representative to the board and we are delighted to announce that Jehona Jashari, active women player and a key social member of the club accepted the position.

A new treasurer to the club also had to be elected this year and we are delighted to announce that Xabier Muñoz and Pedro Vasconcelos respectively accepted the position of Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer to the boad.

Regis Loubatière stepping down from the role of Treasurer will leave the board and concentrate on the club’s website. Velta Ryan stepped down from women’s player representative due to personal obligation  – we wish her all the best for the future and can only guarantee that she will be greatly missed on the pitch and off the pitch!

Thomas Grassl – DIHC’s president – after welcoming the new members to the board, exposed his summary of last season and his view of the coming season. Followed by a quick financial review – positive thanks to help provided by our sponsors.

The 2018/2019 season coaching team was then introduced to the club members present and will consist of Tomas Martinonis, Goran Seselj & Xabier Muñoz working as partners.

Tomas Martinonis also went through the changes in championship rules for the upcoming season.

Please help us welcome the new board members to their positions!  As well as wishing success to the new and experienced coaching team!

1, 2, 3, DI!

Juniors back from M18 European Championship in Austria

Nicolai Bargin

M18 European Championship in Austria is over and our boys are back in the club full of confidence, good vibes and ambitious to start preparing for the new season and defending our title.

In the tournament, our boys played 7 matches altogether – against Turkey, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Bulgaria and
Great Britain twice. M18 Ireland team to finished 12th in this year’s European Championship in Austria. Great achievement for young Irish players who were experiencing their first important tournament. We are looking forward to seeing continued investment in developing youth handball sections and witness the impact on national handball – being clubs or national team.


Darragh Monaghan

Eoin Monaghan

The team showed great skills and ambition and we are proud of all boys who were representing Ireland in this tournament. Nicolai, Eoin and Darragh showed great interest and dedication in training last season which paid off. We are looking forward to see them progress further next season and becoming valuable assets for DIHC.

Dublin International would like to congratulate all the M18 players, their coaches, the IOHA on an amazing tournament, and we would like to thanks parents, family, and friends who were there and were a great support to the squad during every match.

Ireland M18 team

Well done Ireland! Well done Guys! Well done Nicolai, Darragh and Eoin!


Today our boys played a friendly match against Irish National Team as part of their training camp in Gormanstown. Although boys arrived with just 9 players they put on a great show and won the match 30:35. With a few players not yet back from holidays some new members showed good skills ou our side today and we are very happy they managed to fit in the squad. Piero Forno (Chile), Matija Jelić (Croatia), Julien Nedelec (France) and our long “lost brother” Marius Deac who was out last season due to work obligations are the first newcomers in the team for this coming 2018/19 season. We have lots of time untill the beginning of the season and we are looking forward to working hard for the upcoming season and try to defend our title.