GAA Handball 40×20 Inter-Club Championships 2017

GAA Handball Logo
GAA Handball Logo [References: 1]

Open (Mullingar, Westmeath)

DateTeam 1 Team 2 
02.12.17Breacach (Tyrone)87Mallow (Cork)60
02.12.17Kells (Meath) bye 
02.12.17Kells (Meath)70Breachach (Tyrone)49
GAA Handball 40×20 Inter-Club Championships Open 2017 [References: 2]

Junior (Leixlip, Kildare)

DateTeam 1 Team 2 
02.12.17Kilworth (Cork)WSaval (Down)L
02.12.17Tinryland (Carlow)71St. Brigids (Roscommon)52
02.12.17Tinryland (Carlow)74Kilworth (Cork)61
GAA Handball 40×20 Inter-Club Championships Junior 2017 [References: 2]

Junior B (Curraghboy, Roscommon)

DateTeam 1 Team 2 
02.12.17Ballydesmond (Cork)90Breacach (Tyrone)50
02.12.17Ballymore Eustace (Kildare)60Newport (Mayo)28
02.12.17Balllymore Eustace (Kildare)60Ballydesmond (Cork)22
GAA Handball 40×20 Inter-Club Championships Junior B 2017 [References: 2]


Kells of Co. Meath won the GAA Handball All-Ireland Inter-Club Championships Open in 2017, Tinryland of Carlow the Junior, and Ballymore Eustace of Kildare the Junior B.

About Handball

Handball was first played in Ireland according to the World Handball Council website and the GAA Handball website describes it as the GAA’s only real World Sport. It is organised along the same lines as the rest of the Gaelic Games which come under the authority of the GAA – with County, Provincial and All-Ireland Championships, in both Men’s and Women’s, Team and Individual, Boys and Girls and also in Softball and Hardball versions. Some players compete in the European Pro Wallball Tour (Wallball is a unified version of Handball in Europe, bringing together the Handball of Ireland, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Catalonia, Basque Country, Belgium, Wallonia, Flanders and Netherlands. Others play on the US circuit or in Canada and Australia. It is also played in Japan and Latin America.



[1] GAA Handball (2017) GAA Handball Logo Square [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 11 December 2017]


[2] GAA Handball (2017) Results – 40×20 Inter-club Championships Results [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 11 December 2017]


Thanks to Jillian Glynn.

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Last Updated: 17 November 2020

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