DI HC President Magnus Clarke took the clubs rightful place at this year’s VELUX Final 4 in Cologne, Germany. Invited as Irelands current champions to the Club Forum meeting, the club sat side by side with illustrious teams such as RS Zagreb, Ciudad Real, Barcelona and HSV. Also present was the German National Team legend, and former world champion Stefan Kerschman representing the media. During the meeting discussions took place on a wide range of topics, where DI where asked to voice their opinion on several topics, including the future of Champions League handball and recent proposed changes to the powers of the IHF. Read More
Sunday 8th of May 2011, Loughlinstown, Dublin was the venue for the All Ireland Handball Championship Finals.
Undefeated Dublin International HC awaited ever improving UCD HC. DI HC was odds on favourite, but UCD led by Alex Markovic and DI HC player on loan to UCD, Chris O’Reilly weren’t going to hand over the trophy without a fight. DI HC played without missing top men, Hischem Seffroun, Marius Deac and Ladislav Marec. A good crowd gathered to see the showpiece game of the season. Read More
First weekend in April meant the two last games of the regular season for our boys. On Saturday, Lughnasa HC provided the opposition. The match between first and second in the league provided little excitement. Lughnasa HC with lots of young players could not stand the onslaught of experienced and powerful DI men. It truly was men vs boys encounter. DI HC played well from the start and even without half a team peeled of early and kept the margin throughout. Late in the game The Internationals relaxed a bit and allowed the opponents few easy scores, so 24 – 34 margin could have been even higher. Special mention goes to T. Grassl who stepped in between the posts as our goalies were unavailable. Overall good performance both defensively and in attack. Read More
DI HC is playing back to back games NBA style, this weekend.
First, on Saturday away to Lughnasa in St. Columba’s at 17:30 and then Sunday on the road to DCU at 15:00. DI HC needs two points out of the weekend to secure pole position for the play offs and a guaranteed super final spot. Even though the squad will be depleted of some of the best players, due to injury and other personal engagements, no one expects anything less than four points. Both opponents pose a serious threat to unblemished record this season. Most Lughnasa players are on a high from the international campaign, and DCU on the ascendancy are not going to lay down their weapons, and will need full concentration to be beaten. DCU is the last team to have taken a point from DI HC almost two years ago.
..and just an update on our Darius Skiripkiunas who recently suffered horrific injury playing for DI HC – Darius will be out of action for the remainder of the season and all of the DI HC wishes him quick recovery and return to the fold.