World Handball Championship hat-trick for Limerick star Martina McMahon

Jerome O'Connell

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World Handball Championships hat-trick for Limerick star Martina McMahon

World champion: Martina McMahon

HANDBALL star Martina McMahon has swept the boards at the 2018 World Handball Championships.

The Broadford Handball Club members became the first woman ever to slam both the 1-Wall (won last week) and Sunday’s 4-Wall World Championships.

And, in Minnesota, McMahan also added the Ladies Open Doubles title.

The Ladies Senior Singles final was a repeat of the Irish Singles Final, against Catriona Casey, that was played last March in which Martina McMahon won by a single ace and that win confirmed her position as Ladies captain for these Worlds.

In this world final, the Croagh-Kilfinny native won 21-18, 21-12.

McMahon followed up her singles win by teaming up with Antrim’s Aisling Reilly to take the Ladies Open Doubles title defeating Catriona Casey-Aishling O’Keeffe 21-5, 21-15 to take the title for the second time.