Changing of the guard for Kerry Handball as Dermot Casey is elected new chairman



Dermot Casey is the new chairman of the Kerry Handball Board, right after getting around the posture from Christy Moriarty.

he sporting and voluntary sector in Kerry is greatly regarded as one particular of the ideal in Eire thanks in aspect to the phenomenal pool of volunteers available to clubs and associations. Critical to this achievements is the essential purpose County Boards enjoy in the continued progress and management of all sports clubs in Kerry.

Even though handball in Kerry has declined in excess of the past ten years, the freshly elected Kerry Handball Board is determined to deliver the activity again to its rightful step on the Kerry sporting ladder.

During the 2022 AGM, which took location in the Spa GAA Elaborate in Killarney on Sunday last, the outgoing secretary, Danny Riordan appeared again on a yr of good results and ongoing advertising of the activity in Kerry irrespective of the long shadows forged by Covid 19. He Outlined the results of gamers at provincial and national degree.

In a thorough report to the conference, he congratulated the different national winners which include Maggie Quirke, Glenbeigh (Golden Gloves in Belfast, Nationwide U-13 Softball Doubles) Sinead Moriarty, Killarney (She’s Ace in Belfast) Dominick Lynch, Glenbeigh (All-Eire 40×20 Masters, Irish Countrywide 40×20 Plate, United states About 40 International Match, Munster 40×20 Master A, All-Eire 40×20 Master A, Countrywide Master Softball Doubles, Munster 60×30 About 35 A Doubles, All-Ireland 60×30 Silver Masters, All-Eire 60×30 In excess of 35 Softball Doubles, Munster A person Wall) Dermot Casey, Ballymacelligott (Munster Diamond Masters B, Munster Diamond Masters B 60×30 Doubles) Pat Lacey, Asdee (Munster Diamond Masters B 60×30 Doubles) Clodagh Quirke, Glenbeigh (She’s Ace in Belfast, Munster 40×20, Munster Cumann na mBunscol 40×20 Doubles) Eoin O’Donoghue, Killarney (Uk National 1 Wall Men’s Doubles B) Ava O’Shea, Glenbeigh (Munster Cumann na mBunscol 40×20 Doubles) Roisin King, Glenbeigh (Countrywide Junior 40×20 Plate) Aoife Walsh, Killarney (She’s Ace in Belfast) John Joe Quirke, Glenbeigh (Seven Worldwide titles in the European A single Wall Tour) Jack O’Shea, Glenbeigh (Over 35 Irish Nationwide 40×20, Munster 40×20 Around 35, Munster 60×30 More than 35 A Doubles, All-Eire 60×30 In excess of 35 Softball Doubles) Adam Sheehan, Glenbeigh (Munster Colleges 60×30).

The ongoing results of Kerry Handball in modern yrs is because of to the challenging operate of a devoted and experienced board officer that brings many years of administrative and enjoying working experience to their various posts. In 2021/’22, under the dynamic management of chairman Christy Moriarty, the activity ongoing to improve in Kerry although secretary Riordan juggles fixtures, venues, competitions and other features of the activity in a really productive fashion.

County Pro Jack O’Shea will work closely with the media to make certain blanket coverage of handball in the county with treasurers John Joe Quirke and Pat Keane owning the unenviable task of making certain the Kerry Handball Board is appropriately funded.

Riordan thanked the Kerry GAA Board for their ongoing aid and in distinct the once-a-year stipend to Kerry handball from program product sales. He also acknowledged the aid of club coaches, mother and father and his fellow officers all through the year.

For the duration of the election of officers many of the present-day officer board rotated their positions due to the 5-year rule with Dermot Casey (Ballymacelligott) using up the function of chairman.

Kerry Handball Officers for 2023: President, Fr. Kieran O’Brien (Killarney) Chairman, Dermot Casey (Ballymacelligott) Vice-chairman, Christy Moriarty (Glenbeigh) Secretary, John Joe Quirke (Glenbeigh) Treasurer, Danny Riordan (Ballymacelligott) Professional Jack O’Shea (Glenbeigh) Delegates to Kerry GAA Board, Eddie Riordan (Ballymacelligott) and Brendan O’Donoghue (Spa Killarney) Kid’s Officer, Maura King (Glenbeigh).

All Ireland Inter Club

Glenbeigh Handball Club, the present-day Munster champions, will depict Kerry at the All-Ireland Inter Club semi-finals on December 3. Their opponents in this prestigious competition will be the Leinster champions, Kells, who have received the All-Eire title on ten occasions about the past fifteen a long time.

Glenbeigh received their last Munster title in 2018 but were defeated by Wicklow in the All-Eire ultimate. Above the previous quantity of a long time All-Eire club glory has evaded the Mid Kerry club who have experienced defeat on five diverse events. The Glenbeigh team that will consider on Kells in the 2022 All-Ireland semi-last is John Joe Quirke, Jack O’Shea, Tommy Quirke, Dominick Lynch and Sean Quirke. The final will also be played on December 3.

Golden Gloves

Just one of the most competitive tournaments on the Irish Handball calendar is the Golden Gloves Tournament in Belfast. Taking position on Saturday, November 26, it draws in the leading players in Eire with essential Nationwide Position details on offer you. Kerry will be represented by Jack O’Shea in the Above-35 competitors and Dominick Lynch in the Open up Men’s level of competition.

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