Irish Collegiate Handball Association
The Irish Collegiate Handball Association (ICHA; ) is the national governing body for third-level handball
Gaelic handball
Gaelic handball is a sport similar to Basque pelota, racquetball, squash and American handball . It is one of the four Gaelic games organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association...

 in Ireland
Ireland is an island to the northwest of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth...

. It is composed of students and former students. Twenty-one handball clubs are affiliated at present. The ICHA organises 3 intervarsity handball championships each year in 60x30, 40x20 Team and 40x20 Singles, with events held at various locations throughout the year. The defending champions are:
  • 60x30
    • Men's: Nicholas Anthony (WIT
      Waterford Institute of Technology
      Waterford Institute of Technology is a state funded third-level educational institution situated in the city of Waterford, Ireland. The Institute has six Schools and 16 Departments....

    • Ladies': Ashley Prendiville (UCC)
    • Team: WIT
  • Team 40x20: UUJ (University of Ulster
    University of Ulster
    The University of Ulster is a multi-campus, co-educational university located in Northern Ireland. It is the largest single university in Ireland, discounting the federal National University of Ireland...

  • 40x20 Singles
    • Men's Open: Brian Carroll (DIT
      Dublin Institute of Technology
      Dublin Institute of Technology was established officially in 1992 under the but had been previously set up in 1978 on an ad-hoc basis. The institution can trace its origins back to 1887 with the establishment of various technical institutions in Dublin, Ireland...

    • Ladies' Open: Marianna Rushe (UCD
      National University of Ireland, Galway
      The National University of Ireland, Galway is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland...


World Collegiate Handball Championship

Each year, the ICHA organises a trip to the World Collegiate Handball Championships.

Previous competitors

On October 19–22, 2006, World Pro Handball produced a live webcast of the Simple Green U.S. Open of Handball, in which former Irish Collegiate player Paul Brady defeated Naty Alvarado, Jr. in a tiebreaker to win US$20,000 in prize money.

Other former Collegiate players, such as Tony Healy and Eoin Kennedy, have been successful playing on the US Pro-Stop tour.
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