The annual United States Handball Association Junior Nationals 2013 will be played over the Christmas period, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Seven young handballers from Ballyporeen will forego Christmas at home to make the long journey to participate in the prestigious US championships from 26th to 31st December.
Top players from the USA, Canada, Mexico and Ireland will take part making it a real international event.The tournament will be held at Los Caballeros Sports Village in Orange County. This complex is recognised as one of the best handball centres in the States with no less than 15 40/20 courts and many one-wall courts also available.
In total eight members of the Ballyporeen Handball will make this historic trip, including team manager Pat Ryan, with seven members of the club competing.
The seven players are Jason Cahill, Jack Coughlan, Jason English, Mikey Maher, Adrian English, John Ryan and Ceallach Hennessy.
All involved with Ballyporeen Handball Club would like to thank their many sponsors who are helping to make this ground-breaking trip a reality.
Thanks to our generous sponsors
Thanks to: Adva Sign, Fermoy; Tesco, Mitchelstown; Newcastle Construction; Eamonn Donovan, Motor Services; Ballyporeen Foroige Youth Club; Ballyporeen Football Club; Spar - Helping Hands Award; Scoil Teampall Toinne; Mr. Mister, Mitchelstown; The Avondhue Bar, Fermoy; WLC Fabrication Services, Ballyporeen; Hunters Rest, Mitchelstown; Skeheenarinky Hurling Club; Ballyporeen Community Council; Ger and Carmel Slattery; Bulmers, Clonmel.