DIHC vs. Carlow (men & women)

The 5th of December, DIHC traveled to Carlow to play against the male and female team from Carlow IT.
Carlow IT is a fairly new team but was still able to muster a solid female team with 10+ players and a male team with 15+ players. The court was short, similar to the UCD court, so booth teams were struggling with the short stint on fast breaks.

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2016 IOHA Cup – Group phase

The 28th and 29th of November in Gormanstown College

The IOHA Cup format has changed since last year… From a round robin tournament to knock-out tournament. This Cup is going to be played over two weekend: a first group phase of 30 mins games and a final stage with full time semi finals on the Saturday and final on the Sunday.

DIHC has engaged 3 teams in the competition this year. The usual Ladies team had to battle against Astra HC, UCD and the newly formed UCC women team. The usual man team – DI M1 – had to race with UCD 2, DCH & Sligo IT. A second man team – DI M2 (the older players…) – also played against Astra HC, UCD and UCC. Read More

Coach Dani Gordo visits DIHC

IMG_0143Surprise visit from Dani on Monday the 9th of November.

Dani is 34 years of age and has been coaching handball since the age of 15 and has played in the goals before that. He is originally from Villadolid in the north of Spain but now lives in Leon where he is involved as a coach in Ademar Leon Handball Club – home club of world class players like Entrerrios, Julen Aguinagalde, Carlos Ruesga, Antonio García, Venio Losert, Iker Romero, Juanin García, etc… He started coaching teams in 2007 for Ademar Leon before he was given the task of assistant coach for the season 2012/2013 when Ademar finished 4th in the Asobal League (1st spanish league) and got to participate in the European Champions League. He then became the head coach for 2 consecutive seasons for Ademar while the team played in the Asobal League. Read More