International Handball

Olympic  Handball is a team sport played on the same court as a Futsal court.

It is like a cross between Basketball, Water Polo and Indoor Soccer, where the goal is to throw the ball into a goal at the other teams end of the court. It is played with the hands rather than feet and running with the ball is not allowed. The players must pass the ball into a semi-circle surrounding the opposing teams goal where they can shoot.

The Irish  Olympic Handball Association runs Senior Men’s and Ladies Leagues as well as Schools competitions.

Below you will find links to the Results and Tables of various competitions:

Nemanja Ilic Serbia

European Handball Federation

EHF Irish Invitational; EHF Men’s Challenge Trophy;

EHF Irish International Invitational (Tournaments):


1995 (Pending Review)

European Handball Federation (Final Standings Overviews):

European Handball Federation Men’s Challenge Trophy Final Standings 1999-2012

EHF Men’s Challenge Trophy (Tournaments):

2012 2009 2007 2005 2003 2001 1999

IOHA-SHA Celtic Cup Men (Tournaments)

IOHA-SHA Celtic Cup Women (Tournaments)

Picture Credits: [1] Photo Contributor: nikolaskus The ball in the gates for handball [Internet] Available from: [Accessed and Edited by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball 1 November 2022]

[2] Photo Contributor: Michele Morrone Berlin, Germany, January 15, 2019: Handball player Nemanja Ilic of Serbia in a spectacular action during the Men’s Handball World Cup 2019. [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 1 November 2022]