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2019 Gaffney Memorial

The 10th annual John Gaffney Memorial Handball Tournament, proudly sponsored by Drury Oils Ltd., will take place from January 11th to 13th in Ballaghaderreen and St Coman’s handball clubs.

This year’s tournament features Ireland’s top 10 players, including Galway powerhouse Martin Mulkerrins, Clare’s master of court craft Diarmuid Nash, and former champion Westmeath’s Robbie McCarthy in attendance. It will be the 3rd Elite Stop of the season on the Men's Tour, and the final Club Tournament before the Irish Nationals & All-Ireland Championships. 

Ballaghaderreen’s local heroes Joe McCann and Vinny Moran will be hoping to upset the odds and take advantage of home court, while St. Coman’s Rikki O’Gara will seek to bring the Gaffney crown back to Roscommon Town.

Celebrating a decade of bringing top-class handball to the west or Ireland, the 2019 Gaffney Memorial promises to be very special.

A social event will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the tournament in Spells Bar, Ballaghadreerren, on the evening of Saturday, January 12th.

Play begins at 3pm on Friday, January 11th in Ballaghaderreen handball club, with the final scheduled to begin at 6pm on Sunday, January 13th.

  • For ticket and other enquiries, please contact Padraig Gaffney on 0868599533.

Ballaghaderreen handball club would like to thank the tournament sponsors, Drury Oils Ltd (main tournament sponsor), Regan & Sons, Spells Bar, Durkin’s Hotel, Jennings Pump Services, Cunniffe’s Butchers and all other benefactors.