City West Hotel, Dublin, Ireland. 11th-21st October 2012

Official Countdown:

Record Entry list for Worlds 2012

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GAA Handball Ireland have already announced a record number of players for the 2012 World Handball Championships. The significance of the phenomenal growth of the sport in recent times is possibly best highlighted when considering that the last occasion the Worlds were hosted in Ireland, a total of 1,058 entries competed in the event. Move nine years on from that excellent event and the number of competitors has doubled!

Over 2,000 players will contest the host of grades across the fantastic purpose built arena at the Citywest Arena, where an amazing cauldron of action and excitement will be created for the 3,000+ additional fans who will pack into the amphi-theatre style seating for the event.

Of course we have already highlighted the importance of securing your ticket for this most eagerly awaited event. Following the National Launch in Ireland this week, the profile of the World Championships has shot immensely and the result has been a red hot demand for those precious tickets.

Due to the significant Health and Safety regulations in place for such a high profile event of this magnitude, only a ticket or player pass will entitle a person into the Arena at any time. We therefore advise strongly for anyone who plans to be at the greatest showcase of Handball to date, books their all important ticket as soon as possible online - CLICK HERE to book your tickets


Meanwhile, following intensive work on the collation and checking of entries we now list the full entries for the 2012 World Handball Championships. The attached Excel document is broken down into 3 tabs – with Four Wall 40×20 Entries, One Wall Big Ball Entries and One Wall Small Ball entries.

The gradings committee have now met and following this have graded and seeded the various competitions with plans to release draws in the coming week. All players are therefore advised strongly to check the Entry lists now and confirm any updates or amendments to any errors which were made on the online systems when entering.

What also remains to be listed is the Nations Team Cup lists together with the full lists for the Mini Schools Olympics Event to be staged on the Thursday 11th October.

GAA Handball Ireland will be announcing soon full details of those events as well as the Teams and format for the Ireland v USA Showdown Challenge Cup on the evening of Thursday 11th October 2012.

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