UCD vs DI

Tuesday, 17 November 2009
The first match of the year for Dublin International is here and we are playing UCD, in UCD at 1030am.
This will be the first match of what will hopefully a very successful season.

All players, fans and friends are welcome!!

D.I. compete in Europe

Sunday, 18 October 2009
Dublin International travelled to Sisak, Croatia to participate in the EHF Challenge Trophy after being drawn against Drammen HK, Sisak and Pals Groep/E&O. Having added to its already strong team in the summer, D.I. went hoping to give a good account of themselves.

The offical opening of the second round of the EHF Challenge Trophy took place at city hall with a reception hosted by the major of Sisak, and avid sports fan, Dinko Pintarić. Mr Pintarić greated all teams welcome and decleared how proud the city was to host such a major tournament. Read More

EHF Challenge Trophy Timetable

Tuesday, 15 September 2009
The tournament schedule for the EHF Challenge Trophy has just been released. The matches will be played as follows:

09.10.2009 Drammen HK vs Dublin international 17:00hrs

09.10.2009 Pals Groep/E&O vs RK Siscia 19:30hrs

10.10.2009 Dublin international vs Pals Groep E&O 17:00hrs

10.10.2009 RK Siscia vs Drammen HK 19:30hrs

11.10.2009 pals Groep/E&O vs Drammen HK 17:00hrs

11.10.2009 RK Siscia vs Dublin International 19:30hrs

Anglo Irish Cup 2009 result

Friday, 11 September 2009

Dublin International v Great Dane

The first Anglo Irish Cup ended with Great Dane taking home the title. The match was played in great spirit and was a showed that handball in both England and Ireland. Having opened up an early 4 -1 lead, Dublin International prooved that they had every intention of competing for this honor. However, the Great Dane rose to the occation and pushed Dublin International up until half time, where D.I. trailed by 1. After a hard fought but fair second half that saw both teams take the lead, the English finally eased ahead and took the match 35 – 31.

Dublin International would like to thank Great Dane for coming and participating in the tournament. They showed great enthusiasm and deserved to take home the title. D.I. would also like to thank Tom O’Branagan for organizing the hall, Ciaran O’Branagan and Maros for being excellent referees and to Mr Stephen Jones, the General Secretary of the English federation, who showed his support to this tournament by coming to the match.

We hope that this competition, born as an initiative of the Dublin International Club and with the support of the English Handball Association, will see continuation in the coming years. –DVD of the match is available on request.

Anglo Irish Cup 2009

Friday, 28 August 2009
Dublin International are honoured to be the first host nation of the Anglo Irish Cup. The tournament, to be held in St Columba’s College, Co Dublin on the 5th of September, will hopefully be the first of many in years to come.

The tournament showcases the National Champions from England and Ireland to play for the title “Best Club of England and Ireland”. This years teams are, Dublin International, 2 time All Ireland National Champions, and Great Dane, 5 time National League Champions and 6 time Cup Champions of England. Dublin International became All Ireland Champions after finishing the season undefeated, while Great Dane also finished their season undefeated in both League and Cup Championships. Both teams are competing in this years EHF Challenge Cup with the two champions hoping to kick off their season with a good start.

In some fantastic news for the tournament, England Handball Federations General Secretary Stephen Jones has confirmed he will be attending the game after receiving an invitation from Dublin Internationals President Magnus Clarke. This will add weight to the tournament and hopefully ensure its future with the hope that the English federation will help next seasons winning team in England host the tournament.

Dublin International would like to invite everyone to come and support the Irish team in this International tournament. Entry is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

EHF Challenge Cup confirmation

Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Confirmation came through from the EHF that Dublin International will be playing their 3 group games in the EHF Challenge Cup, with
the Croation outfit RK Sisica having agreed to host the tournament on the 9th – 11th of October 2009.

D.I.H.C. will start their journey to Sisak on Wednesday the 7th of October flying to London Stansted Airport before continuing to Pula, Croatia. From there, we will make our way to Sisak. In total, 13 players will be participating for D.I.H.C. making this the largest and strongest squad sent to Europe by any Irish team. With a team boasting 2 Irish Internationals and a host of quality players, D.I.H.C. hope to improve on previous years against some of Europe’s best clubs.

In preperation to the tournament, D.I.H.C. have arranged 1 friendly against Lughnasa, to be played at St Columba’s College, Co Dublin, on the 29th of August. However, D.I.H.C. hope to arrange another match before the teams heads out to Europe.

The Challenge Cup Draw sends DI HC to Croatia

Saturday, 08 August 2009
The Challenge Cup draw, held in Wienna, gave Dublin International HC respectable opponents. DI HC will play second round of the competition in group 1, with Pals Groep/E&O from Holland, RK Siscia from Croatia and Drammen HK from Norway. The luck of the draw gave the Dutch team rights to organise the competition round and since they refused to do so, next team in line is Croatian club RK Siscia, Sisak. DI HC had spoken to their Director Mr Ivo Simac, and he confirmed that RK Siscia would be more than happy to organise the event.

► ROUND 2 / GROUP A
Pals Groep/E&O vs Drammen HK
Dublin International vs Pals Groep/E&O
Pals Groep/E&O vs RK Siscia

The group stage will take place 9th – 11th of October 2009.

Matesz goes PRO

Saturday, 08 August 2009
Yes that’s right! To some it may come as a surprise, but whoever saw our left wing magician will not be shocked at all. Matesz Boron of DI HC is going professional. He is signing a contract with a Polish premier league side, on the back of his performances for DI HC. To his credit, he has decided to start the season with DI HC and play in the round robin section of the Challenge Cup, after which DI HC will release him out of his amateur contract. This is a historic event in Irish club handball history, as this is the first handball player from our league to go pro. Congrats Matesz!

On the back of this event, DI HC is inviting players who wish to sign and play with us this
coming season to contact the team at dublinint@gmail.com. We would especially encourage young players to join us and become a part of this very special family.

DI HC hits Europe

Saturday, 08 August 2009

Dublin International Handball Club will compete in European Challenge Cup for the second time in it’s history. First time we competed under the flag of DIT. The registration for the competition will end with 27th of June and we will then know the setup of the draw. Challenge Cup first round is played in a group format over a single weekend. Four teams play each other for the top two positions that lead into second round of the cup. Details of the draw will be published on this site as soon we have it. So let’s hope for a favorable one.