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VIDEO: An Irish Handballer Was Seriously Pumped To Reach The All-Ireland Final

VIDEO: An Irish Handballer Was Seriously Pumped To Reach The All-Ireland Final
By Paul Fitzpatrick

It was a huge weekend on the handball scene – the All-Ireland semi-finals in men's and ladies Senior Singles were down for decision.

And the stage is now set for a repeat of last year's All-Ireland senior handball finals after Robbie McCarthy and Charly Shanks qualified for the men's final and Aisling Reilly and Catriona Casey won through to the ladies decider.

What a game! And just look what it means to Charly Shanks as he comes from 11-0 down to win 21-16 in the third to...

Posted by GAA Handball on Saturday, March 5, 2016

Armagh's Shanks, a three-time finalist who lost to Westmeath's McCarthy in a heartbreaking 21-20 third game in last year's final, rode the storm against a hot-shooting Martin Mulkerrins of Galway in his semi-final.

Shanks lost the first 21-7 but rallied to win 21-12, 21-16. The Lurgan right-hander was clearly stung by that loss and he showed what the win over Mulkerrins meant to him when he nailed the final point.

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The finals will take place before a 1,000-strong sell-out crowd in Kingscourt, Co Cavan in two weeks' time.

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