The 2017 GAA Handball Myclubshop.ie 60x30 Irish Nationals which will take place over the weekend of the 22nd & 23rd July in Wexford venues. This event has attracted record numbers again this year with almost 200 players involved. The full fixtures list and schedule for each venue are now released - see below.
The event, which was first launched in 2011 and played in 2012, 2014 and 2016 has always been a Doubles event, but last year the Mens and Ladies Open was changed to a Singles competition with ranking points on offer and it’s the same format this year.
The famous Castlebridge club will play host to a top class series of matches in the Men’s Open grade on the Saturday with one half of the quarter finals being played in St. Mary’s. The Ladies Open event is on in New Ross, with the Juvenile Boys grades being played in Coolgreany while the Girls events are down for decision in Taghmon. Other courts being used over the weekend are Templeudighan, Kilmyshall, Ballymitty and Barntown.
On the Sunday the action returns to Castlebridge with the Mens Open semi-final, followed by the Ladies Open Final with the day finishing off with the Mens Open Final. There are also semi-finals and finals down for decision in Ballymitty, Coolgreany and Kilmyshall.
60x30 National Rules and Information...
- All Cup matches in the Irish 60x30 Nationals will comprise 2 x 15 ace game & tie-break to 11 if required, including finals.
- All Plate matches in the Irish 60x30 Nationals will comprise 1 x 21 ace game, including finals.
- Standard rules of 60x30 will apply for all matches.
- The 60x30 Challenger 3 Ball will be used for Girls 13, 15, 17 & Under and Boys 13 & Under Grades.
- The Adult 60x30 Softball will be used for all other grades.
- The schedule has been drawn up with every player entering the event guaranteed at least two matches.
- All players to be at venue at least 30 minutes before schedule start time of their fixture.