Another great season is behind us and at the end of it, we are very happy how it ended. The boys once again show their strength and ended this season undefeated and won the 11th Championship and 8th IOHA Cup while our ladies finished 3rd in both competitions.
Girl’s season was very tough like in the last few years with a lack of players and a very big amount of injuries having only 8-9 players for each game wasn’t easy not just for girls but for coach Tomas as well.
But the girls never stop fighting and made some great improvements, especially in defense, and showed that when they have a full squad will be tough opponents for everyone. Hopefully, all girls will get well soon and be back with us for next season ready for new challenges. Thanks to our girls for this great season and for fighting strong it’s holiday time to recharge batteries and next season go stronger.
What to say about our boys that results don’t say for them? A fantastic and perfect season without any defeats gave them another two trophies in their already big collection. Amazing defense is part of this team, although they had moments when they didn’t go how they wanted they would always manage to bounce back and take that win in the end. Boys are also going on well-deserved holidays and be ready as once again they will have to defend their trophies and it won’t be easy.
This year was not only special for us with senior results, but it was also special because we started something that we dreamed of for a long time. Our junior academy. With the great support of IOHA, Sport Ireland, Fingal County Council, and Corduff sports center we managed to start something amazing. We didn’t know what to expect from this project but from day to day we are rising and we can’t be happier and proud. We hope this project will keep on going and that we gonna spread handball to as many kids as we can and start building a great handball future in Ireland.
In the end, we would first like to thank all of our opponents for once again an amazing season with a bunch of exciting games and great moves. To our federation for all the help they provided us, especially to Joao & Caroline for all the hard work, and hopefully, we will continue this way to bring handball to a higher and better level for everyone.
Special thanks go to our players and members who give their best to represent our club and keep on fighting hard for our club and helping us grow from day to day. To our board members who keep on doing great things behind the scenes and keeping us going forward and improving in all aspects. And in the end there is one person who will like to give a big and special thank you. Our coach Tomas Martinonis a person who is living handball and our club 24/7. Women coach, men’s coach, juniors coach, a player we can keep on going. Thank you for everything you doing for us and our club and we hope you gonna stay with us for a long time.
Handball season is over for now but that doesn’t stop us to move on the beach and having some fun with beach handball till we don’t get back.
Thank you all for your help and support and see you soon, your DI family.