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