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

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