CLANN Eireann has been congratulated after winning the World Handball Championships held in Dublin.
Sinn Fein Cllr Noel McGeown said it was a ‘tremendous’ achievement.
The club sent a contingent of 18 to the games which played host to over 2000 competitors from 27 different countries and they returned with 17 medals. The 12 gold and five silver medals gave the club the honour of having won the largest haul of medals of any club taking part in the World Championships.
Clann Eireann’s Niamh Coleman was the most decorated player at the Championship with a total of four gold medals and she was closely followed by her younger sister Dearbhla who won two gold and two silver medals. Speaking after a reception, organised by Clann Eireann for its triumphant team, Cllr McGeown said: “The 18 strong team, representing all age groups, were a credit to their club and to the borough as a whole. It is particularly pleasing to see so many young people taking part in and excelling at their chosen sport and they are fully deserving of our congratulations on their fantastic performance. This achievement is the result of a lot of commitment and hard work by the players and by the Club officials and our congratulations and best wishes for future success goes also to Clann Eireann Handball Club.”