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!

DIHC AGM 2nd October 2017 – Minutes

Attendance: Everyone from Board was present, 20+ players attended AGM.

Tomas (former sporting director) opens up the floor and introduces the election and term period of 4 years for the different roles:

– President

– Secretary

– Treasure

– Sporting Director

– Men’s Representative

– Women’s Representative

– Founding Member Representative


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Coach Tomas Martinonis Interviewed by Blanch Gazette

Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 11.21.29Coach Tomas met James Hendicott from Blanchardstown Gazette for an interview.
Key take away communicated by James is that Olympic Handball is a fast ball sport with a quite a few similarities with GAA football but has the great advantage – in Ireland – to be played indoor! lol…

Tomas uses the opportunity to welcome any new players regardless of their age or level. Everyone is welcome to Dublin International Hanball Club!

Link to full article

Big Thanks to James and Blanch Gazette.


Edinburgh Tournament + Trip


As we are slowly getting back to our regular lives after the excitement of the Edinburgh Tournament we have to realize how far has our team come. Just a year ago we attended the same tournament with barely enough players on the men’s team. This year we attended with both a male and female team (including substitutes on both teams) and achieved a result that nobody would expect a year ago. Maybe next year we will do even better considering that the Young Stars Team might help us (more info about the youth section here). Read More

2015 IOHA Cup Report

Sat 28th, Feb: All day at Gormanstown College


Busy day for Irish amateur handballer this Saturday! After a few last minute changes, the 2015 edition of this cup was going to be round-robin tournament (no knock-out stages) for both Ladies and Men. Each game will last 30 mins with no break… On the Ladies side; UCD, Lughnasa, Astra & DIHC were enrolled. For the men; UCD, Lughnasa, Astra, DIHC & Sperrin Spartans. By the way – great to see the Northerners again who are unfortunately not playing the league this year… Read More