Since the formation of O’Loughlins GAA Club in 1969, O’Loughlins Handballers have won over 120 All
Ireland Championships as well as World and US Titles.
Since our first Juvenile Players Mark Hayes and Jim Delaney won All Irelands, O’Loughlins players
have won 22 Juvenile All Irelands with players like Joe Daly, Willie O’Neill, James Burke, Maurice
Nolan, Kirk Greene, Luke Greene, Claire Mulholland, Timmy Clifford, Keith Bourke and Edel
Nicky Reilly and Eddie Burke have won World Championships while Billy Bourke and Keith Bourke
have been successful at the US Nationals.
Our most prolific player was Eddie Leahy who has won over 20 All Ireland Titles while other multiple
All Ireland Champions include Philly Parsons, Billy Bourke, Michael Nolan, Joe Hennessy, Jim O’Neill,
Con Moore, Rebecca Mulholland, Keith Bourke, Eddie Burke, Jim Dooley, Chris Dunne, Billy Walsh,
Paddy Reilly, Kirk Greene and Gerry Murphy.
O’Loughlins Handball teams have won 10 Club Championships at Junior B, Junior and Open grades.
Billy Bourke won 2 Senior Hardball Championships for the Club.
We have hosted County, Leinster and All Ireland Finals in all grades including at Senior level where
we were considered the top venue in Ireland with players like Paul Brady, Tony Healy, Eoin Kennedy,
Michael Finnegan, Tom Sheridan, Ducksy Walsh and Dessie Keegan competing.
Con Moore has served as County Secretary, Leinster Chairman, President of GAA Handball,
Secretary, Vice President and President of the World Handball Council and had the privilege of
opening the new Handball Court in O’Loughlins in 1999. I would like to pay tribute to the people who
were behind this development including Eamon Doyle, Luke Roche, Sean Tyrrell, Anthony Bergin and
Coleman Loughnane and many others who helped in Finance and Development.
WATCH HIGHLIGHTS OF WORLD HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS FEATURING O'LOUGHLIN GAELS GAA & HANDBALL CLUB AS A TOP VENUE
mammoth task with over 800 players competing. We hosted the 1-Wall Worlds in the GYM which we
converted into 3 Courts and what a fantastic event this was with top New York Players competing.
Since 1982 O’Loughlins players have won County, Leinster, All Ireland and World Titles and
continued to 2018 when Philly Parsons, Eddie Burke and Joe Hennessy won All Irelands.