Sunday 23rd of October 2011 saw a start of DI HC campaign in 2011/2012 Irish Handball Premier League. Astra HC was the opponent and Belfield was the venue.
With a heavy hearts for the prematurely lost handball great Iztok Puc, teams lined up hoping for a good launch of the league campaign. Strong defending from the start was the reason for unusual 0-0 score after more than four minutes. Kari Andresson then broke the deadlock and Dublin International boys took the matters under their control. Ten minutes later the score showed 7 – 3 to The Internationals. Astra HC fought well with their mix of experience and youth on the roster. Their chance came towards the end of the first half when Andresson a young Irish international earned himself two 2 minute suspensions in quick succession. Astra not only failed to capitalize, but went another goal down. DI HC went on a break with six goals lead. Second half was much of a same affair. Rhythm of the game dropped a bit and DI HC controlled the game till the end.
After 60 minutes the score board showed DI HC 33 – 21 Astra HC.
Andresson 12, Martinonis 8, Celko 5, Ciba 3, Grassl 3, Donner 2, Selak, Fredin (9)
Man of the Match: Kari Andresson