17 January 2020

Killmallock, Co. Limerick





Old 1-wall alley in Kilmallock,
Photographed by E. Timoney in Sept 2018
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16 January 2020

Tuam, Co. Galway


Tuam, Co. Galway
Photographed by M. Geoghegan May 2010
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New Inn, Co. Galway


New Inn, Co. Galway
Photographs provided by M. Geoghegan May 2010
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Caherlistrane, Co. Galway




Caherlistrane, Co. Galways,
Photographs provided by M. Geoghegan in May 2010
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Ballymana, Co. Galway



Ballymana, Co. Galway
Photographed by M. Geoghegan May 2010
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Anbally, Co. Galway


Site of alley in Anbally, Co. Galway
Photographs provided by M. Geoghegan May 2010
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9 January 2020

St. Malachy's College, Belfast


St. Malachy's College, Belfast.
Photograph provided by anonymous Jan 2020
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8 January 2020

Tooleague, Kilasser, Co. Mayo


Tooleague, Killasser, Swinford Co. Mayo
Photographed by G. Loughran, Feb 2014
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7 January 2020

Cormeen, Co. Meath


Cormeen, Co. Meath
Photographed by E. O'Reilly, July 2009

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20 December 2019

Gortahoola, Co. Tipperary


Goortahoola, Co. Tipperary
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Dolla, Co. Tipperary


Dolla, Co. Tipperary. Photographed 2004
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Clogheen, Co. Tipperary (demolished)


Location of demolished alley photographed in Nov 2008
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16 December 2019

Clashmore Village, Co. Waterford


This was one of two locations in the Clashmore area where there were handball alleys. Neither alley remains today. This alley appears on the 2nd OSI haitoric maps series surveyed between 1897 and 1913.

This information was providede by L Dunne, in Nov 2018
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6 December 2019

Na Fianna GAA, Dublin



Roofed alley at Na Fianna GAA club. Photographed by E. Timoney in Nov 2018 and Oct 2019 (with players).
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All Hallows Catholic Missionary College, Dublin




This alley was on the grounds of the former All Hallows Catholic Missionary College. The photograph is in an College Annual,that was photographed E.Timoney with permission from the All Hallows Librarian in 2019.
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5 December 2019

Croke Park (1970) Alleys, Dublin



This alleys (one 60x30 and one 40x20) at Croke Park were purpose-built for the 1970 handball World Championships. These alleys will shortly close down down with the opening of a new Handball Centre. The signatures were written on the front wall of the 60x30 court after the 2019 Senior Softball Singles Final. Some names added are deceased friends who were great Handball enthusiasts. These photogrpahs of the 60x30 alley were taken b E. Timoney in Oct 2019.

two wall palques list the original sponsors who helped build the alley in 1970, and the Presidents of The Irish Handball Council up to 1996. This alley was used as a training base for Mohammed Ali prior to his big fight against Al Blue Lewis in Croke Park.
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St. Flannan's College, Ennis, Co.Clare




Alleys in St. Flannan’s College, Ennis, Co. Clare photographed in Oct. 2019 by E. Timoney
A total of 4 60x30 alleys, 2 of which are in use, mostly for hurling. Hurling played on the outside side wall also. Separate 40x20 alley opened in 1981.
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