McMa­hon’s hero­ics scup­per fi­nal plans

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - Championship 2018 | Gaelic Games -

Spare a thought for the diehard Lim­er­ick fans who missed out on their All-Ire­land fi­nal ap­pear­ance due to prior com­mit­ments at the World Hand­ball Cham­pi­onships in Min­nesota.

For one of them, though, it was worth it.

Martina McMa­hon (right), who ex­plained on these pages last week that she packed in camo­gie af­ter win­ning a Na­tional League with Lim­er­ick to con­cen­trate on hand­ball, is now the num­ber one player in the world fol­low­ing her Women’s Open Sin­gles suc­cess yes­ter­day 21-18, 21-12 over Ca­tri­ona Casey). Her fi­nal served off just af­ter 4pm, too, mean­ing many of the Treaty con­tin­gent ac­tu­ally missed the sec­ond half of the hurl­ing! That’s ded­i­ca­tion.

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