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Olympic Handball

Welcome to UCC Olympic Handball Club. We're based in the Mardyke Arena sports hall each week and we welcome beginners to advanced.

About Us

Olympic handball is a fast paced, modern tactical team sport. It is one of the most popular sports in Europe, with millions of active handball players, and it is continuing to grow in Ireland due to the arrival of continental players.

It is played by two teams of seven players each (six field players and a goalkeeper) by passing the ball around using only your hands with the aim of throwing it into the other team’s goal.

UCC Olympic Handball Club (OHC) is one of the most successful handball clubs in Ireland and consists of a male team and a female team, both teams play the Irish Olympic Handball Association’s Senior League. Moreover, teams also compete in the IOHA cup, with the female team impressively finishing in third place last year.

The UCC OHC has members from all over the world and provides a great opportunity to meet new people, especially if you are new to Ireland. The club also regularly organises a variety of social events, which makes it easier to get to know everyone. We welcome people with all skill levels to join the club, from complete beginners to experienced player! Feel free to ask any questions through email or social media, or just come along to our training sessions at the Mardyke Arena.  Check out our events calendar for more details.

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Ferry Lodge, Mardyke Walk, T12 P282