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Announcement: World Handball Championships

It is with great disappointment that we inform you that GAA Handball has received official notification from the World Handball Council that they have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 World Handball Championships due to be held in Ireland later this year.

The decision was taken due to the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus pandemic taking into account the safety of members, the financial impact of the virus and the impact on world travel.

Dr Raquel Barnes, President of the World Handball Council communicated the decision to the WHC members stating:

“Due to the unforeseeable events that are occurring globally as it pertains to the Novel Coronavirus, it is with regret that I inform you of the cancellation of this year’s World Handball Championships, I will keep you abreast of any developments as they become available.”

No decision has been made yet as to a proposed date for a rescheduled World Championship.

Further updates will be communicated when available.