Limerick's McMahon in All Ireland handball bid

Jerome O'Connell

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Limerick's McMahon in All Ireland handball bid

LIMERICK handball star Martina McMahon bids for All Ireland glory this Saturday in Croke Park.

The Broadford Handball Club member plays in the All-Ireland 60x30 Softball Championship Fnal.

In a repeat of last year’s final, McMahon faces Cork’s all-conquering Catriona Casey.

In her national quarter final Martina McMahon defeated Niamh Dunne of Laois 21-10, 21-0.

That qualified the Limerick star for last Saturday’s semi final against Kerry’s Ashley Prendiville.

The first game started off with both players finding their feet as they got used to the Croke Park court and the game was evenly poised as the score stood at 8-8.

McMahon took the initiative from here and reeled off a number of points to gain an advantage and close out the first 21-8.

In the second McMahon found a further gear and wrapped up a 21-3 victory to qualify for Saturday’s final and continue her quest to make it third time lucky for her maiden senior title.

Elsewhere footballer Seamus O’Carroll (after three years out of handball) was beaten in his men’s semi final by Westmeath’s Robbie McCarthy, 21-6, 21-7.