Alex Markovic

Alex Markovic

Born 07/10/1978 in Slovakia, and stated with handball at 13.

Studied Physical Education and Biology at Comenius University Brastislava and played for second division HC Tatran Supava for 4 seasons.

After graduation played for home town Povazska Bystrica in Champions League and also started coaching youth teams in the club.

Came to Ireland in the autumn 2004 and joined the handball club at St.Patrick’s College, won the league as a playing coach in 2007 as a double for St.Pats as ladies won their final match as well.

St.Pats represented the Irish colors in the EHF Challenge Cup that took place in Minsk, Belarus. We managed to beat the Oxford University Handball Club and finished 3rd in the group after home team Arkatron Minsk and Turkish team from Ankara.

The St.Pats club stopped operating in 2008 so I joined Dublin International Handball Club for 2 seasons and was part of the league winning team. After that – season 2010/2011 I was ready for a new challenge and I accepted a player/coach position in UCD Handball Club and managed to get the squad all the way to the final where we finished on the silver position due to DIHC’s better form. In the same season I was part of the Astra HC coaching staff and took charge of the St.PiusX U12 boys’ team in Terenure and U15 Boys Team in Ballinteer Community School.

I took a year off in the following season because I have changed job to PE teacher in Luttrellstown Community College and I had to focus on “coaching” of my daughter Laura who was born in November 2010 as has just started walking. But I could not completely forget about handball and I was involved in some training for IOHA in U16, U14 categories and was also involved in some activities related to the Men’s National Team.

In the season 2012/2013 I joined the Astra Handball Club men’s team and won the Bronze Medal in the Irish Cup and Gold Medal in the Final Four of IOHA Men Olympic Handball League.

I was a part of the coaching team in the Barcelona’s HTC (Handball Training Camp 8th edition) aimed at boys and girls aged between 12 to 18.