From the Irish Handball Yearbook 1999
A poem penned by ‘A Well Wisher’ Ullard, February 17th 1908 and published in the New Ross Standard on 28th February 1908, entitled; INTENDED AS A CALL TO ARMS ON THE ULLARD HANDBALL PLAYERS On the boys of this parish I now wish to call, to renew their exertions at the handball. There’s a challenge on hands if right […]
The famed Powers Gold Label Awards scheme recognized the achievements of Wexford’s top sports stars from 1964 to 1988 inclusive. It was a gala annual event honouring major achievers in all the main sports and during those 25 golden years for handball, the sport proudly took its place amongst the elite on each occasion. Fittingly […]
Memories from 1993: Paddy Quirke wins gold in the skills competition, as Ballymitty compete well at Feile na nGael in Galway
Correction to photograph caption – it should read Ronan Reville and not Donal Neville! Despite Ballymitty going out at the quarter final stage in Athenry, it was a feile to remember for Paddy Quirke who captured the gold medal in the skills competition. 27 years on, another team member Alan O’Neill is still proudly wearing the club […]
This notice was displayed in Wexford papers on 1st July 1960 and read; Entries for 1960 championship close 5th July next. Affiliation fee per club 10/- Entry fees – senior, intermediate and junior 2/- per player Minor and juvenile 1/- per player First meeting of Wexford district committee will be held on 9th July at […]
Two players born with the same name met in the 1990 All Ireland senior softball singles final. One was a brilliant handballer, the other went on to become a legend.
Poor quality picture unfortunately. Taking part were Tommy O’Rourke, Tom and John Quish, Tony Ryan, Noel Ryan, Ducksy Walsh, Tom Morrissey, Ollie Harold, Paddy Reilly, Pat Murphy, Seamus Buggy, Dick Lyng, Pat Cleary, John Fleming and a few more. Could you get a gathering like that today?
Research by AOB Wexford GAA Handball has had 19 different county chairpersons since 1952 and 8 different county secretaries since 1966. Several have served on more than one occasion. Click Wexford GAA Handball Chairpersons 2020-1952 and Secretaries 2020-1966 to see the full list. The information is as accurate as is possible but if errors are spotted please […]