Following another impressive run of success in the traditional 60×30 court at National level by Tyrone players, there will be renewed interest and considerable focus from all quarters of the GAA family in Tyrone with the start of a new 40×20 season. The re-introduction of the Tyrone GAA Handball Leagues has sparked major interest and with the county now thriving with one of the most competitive structures in the country, the upcoming Tyrone Attic Stairs GAA Handball 40×20 Leagues for adults and juveniles promises a festival of top class handball in the build-up to the festive period.
There will be five Adult divisions planned in the league series topped by the Premier League and of course there will be the additional Juvenile Leagues from Under 12 up to Under 17 which will also decide the Tyrone Attic Stairs County Juvenile teams for 2014. Closing date for Entry to the forthcoming Tyrone Attic Stairs GAA Handball 40×20 Leagues must in by this Thursday 31st October. Entry fees for the Adult grades are £10 and Juvenile League Entry is Free. Final placings in the Juvenile League grades will determine the Tyrone GAA Handball County Juvenile Team for 2014 championships. Full details, schedules and entries will be announced on 8th November 2013.
Full details of the Tyrone Attic Stairs GAA Handball Championships will also be announced soon.
Tyrone GAA Handball One Wall League for GAA Clubs
In operating the new Tyrone GAA Handball Strategic Plan, the Tyrone GAA Handball committee are launching a One Wall Tournament for GAA Club players, who are not presently playing handball in Tyrone GAA Handball Leagues and championships. This further enhances the continued work with Tyrone GAA to ensure participation of all the family of gaelic games at club and county level. The introduction and rapid growth of one wall handball in particular has facilitated such a venture by the county committee and it is anticipated there will be many GAA Clubs in Tyrone avail of this exciting new initiative. Final formats, fixtures and planning for the event will be decided at a Tyrone GAA Handball Committee meeting following receipt of all entries from GAA Clubs and assessment of entry numbers.
Entry by GAA Clubs to the inaugural Tyrone GAA Handball One Wall League for GAA Clubs must be sent to Secretary, Martin Toner, by the Deadline Date of 21st November 2013. Entry to this event is Free.
Photos attached: Kevin McCrystall, of Tyrone Attic Stairs, hands over a complete new kit to the Tyrone GAA Handball Committee, having sponsored the upcoming Tyrone Leagues and Championships and County teams for the new season ahead. Pictured are: Shane O’Neill, Ciaran McLaughlin (Tyrone GAA Chairman), Kevin McCrystall (Sponsor, Tyrone Attic Stairs), Paul Allison (Tyrone GAA Handball Chairman), Lisa McAleer.