GAA Handball are the governing body for Handball in Ireland, with the game also being played in strongholds worldwide such as USA, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, UK, and Spain; as well as emerging nations Holland, Italy, Belgium, Argentina and Ecuador to name but a few. GAA Handball Ireland are, subject to the overall control of the G.A.A. Central Council, responsible for the preservation of the national game of handball. The National Office is based in Croke Park, Dublin.
Despite being a small nation, Ireland are one of the elite Handball nations, with an array of World Men’s & Ladies Open Champions down through the years. In fact, we currently boast both titles, as Cavan’s Paul Brady remains the 4 time consecutive Men’s Champion, and is arguably the best player the game has ever produced, whilst Antrim’s Aisling Reilly holds the Ladies crown.