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Large turn-out for Virginia HC open day

A total of 25 children were introduced to the sport of handball recently when Virginia Handball Club held an open day at Virginia College.

The open day was run as part of a nationwide initiative aimed at bringing more children into the sport. Handball was badly hit by restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic and GAA Handball have made moves to address this by supplying balls and equipment to clubs in order to assist them in juvenile development.

Over 1,000 children have been introduced to the sport around the country as a result of the programme.

The Virginia event took place on Saturday last in the school, where the organisers were able to make use of the four regulation size wallball (One Wall) courts. Twenty-five boys and girls, mainly from the Virginia and Munterconnaught areas, participated and received coaching.

Coaches on the day were Vincent Mulvey, Michael Smith, Peadar Quealy, Paddy O’Reilly, Charles Farrelly, and Dwayne Leggett.

It is hoped to run more sessions over the winter with a view to developing players for county-level competitions in the coming months. Parents will be notified of the details of the next coaching session.

Virginia HC are grateful to GAA Handball for their support and to Virginia College for the use of their facilities.

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