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All Star Finalists Announced

Nominations for the GAA Handball All Star Awards taking place in The Dunboyne Castle Hotel on February 2nd were today announced by GAA Handball following a comination of Provincial and Public votes. Following on from the resounding success of last years event this years Awards promises to be another fantastic night of celebration as the Handball community gather to honour their stars. 

The list of Players Awards are broken down into four categories; Male POTY, Female POTY, Young Male POTY, and Young Female POTY.

Player Awards

 Male Player of the Year
1.Diarmaid Nash (Clare)
2.Conor McElduff (Tyrone)
3.Robbie McCarthy (Westmeath)
4.Martin Mulkerrins (Galway)


 Female Player of the Year
1.Martina McMahon (Limerick)
2.Aisling Reilly (Antrim)
3.Ciara Mahon (Kilkenny)
4.Fiona Tully (Roscommon)


 Young Male Player of the Year
1.Jack Holden (Kilkenny)
2.Eoghan McGinnity (Monaghan)
3.Diarmuid Mulkerrins (Galway)
4.David Walsh (Cork)


 Young Female Player of the Year
1.Leah Doyle (Kildare)
2.Mairead Fox (Tyrone)
3.Chloe Philpott (Clare)
4.Niamh Heffernan (Galway)


Club of the Year
1.Inis Mor HC (Galway)
2.Coolboy (Wicklow)
3.Corduff (Monaghan)
4.Friary/Abbeyside Dungarvan (Waterford)


Following nominations from the GAA Handball community, the following people and clubs have been shortlisted for a GAA Handball All Star Award in their respective categories:

Volunteer Awards

 Venue of the Year
1.Moycullen Handball Club (Galway)
2.Crinkle Handball Club (Offaly)
3.Kingscourt Handball Club (Cavan)
4.Garryhill Handball Club (Carlow)


 Club Person of the Year
1.Aidan Marron (Corduff, Monaghan)
2.Tom O'Keefe (Kilfane HC, Kilkenny)
3.Gerry Kinnane (Abbeyknockmoy HC, Galway)
4.Paddy Collins (Ballina HC, Tipperary)


 Administrator of the Year
1.Margaret Walsh (Mallow, Cork)
2.Patsy Dowling (Monavea, Laois)
3.Liam Masterson (Aughagower, Mayo)
4.Pat Ryan (Leixlip, Kildare)


 Volunteer of the Year
1.Paula Clarke (Killyclogher, Tyrone)
2.Gavin Buggy (St Joseph’s, Wexford)
3.Brendan Hurley (Conna, Cork)
4.Gemma O'Malley (Newport, Mayo)


Media Award
1.Paula Whelan, Newmarket (Clare Handball PRO)
2.Kevin Cooke, Crinkle (Leinster Handball PRO)
3.Wexford GAA Handball Website
4.Micheal Breathnach HC  

The winner of the Media Award will be decided on by a panel with Media experience with the winner announced on the night. 


The voting system is now open to the public for their vote on Club of the Year, Venue of the Year, Club Person of the Year, Administrator of the Year & Volunteer of the Year. The voting system will remain open up to the night of the awards and the winner of each category will be announced on the night.

To cast your vote, please click here.

The GAA All Star awards will take place at 6:30pm in The fabulous Dunboyne Castle Hotel on Saturday 2nd February 2019. Tickets are on sale now for what promises to be a fantastic night with pre-drinks reception, 3 course meal and entertainment as we reflect on a fantastic year for GAA Handball and honour our best players and Volunteers. 

Tickets are priced at €50 or Table of 10 for €450. Tickets can be purchased from the GAA Handball online shop or by contacting the National Office on 01-8192385.

Buy Tickets  

On the night, the Dunboyne Castle Hotel have offered all attendees of the All Stars event an excellent discount on a B&B rate. If you quote GAA Handball when making your reservation, you will receive a special rate of €140 Double and €130 Single B&B.

To make a reservation for accommodation, please contact the hotel directly on (01) 801 3500 or