Killian is King of the Court

Mallow’s Killian Carroll is on top of the men’s handball world after he won the world senior handball title last weekend in Minneapolis, and he has now won every major singles title in the game, apart from the All Ireland, an omission he aims to rectify in the future. Win-ning the World Champion-ship means that Killian has finally broken the strangle-hold on the crown by Cavan’s Paul Brady, who has a legendary status and has dominated the handball court for many years. In last weekend’s final Killian faced Martin Mulkerrins, and the Galway man raced into a 10-1 lead in the first game, but Killian roared back to win 21-16, and he was relentless in the second game to close it out 21-18 for a historic win. Another winner from the Carroll family was Killian’s brother Tadhg who partnered Ciarán Buckley to win gold in the wall ball doubles final, while other Mallow Handball Club medal winners include David Walsh (silver in 19 and under doubles), Faustina O’Connell (silver in 13 and under wall ball), Eric Delany (silver in 15 and under wall ball), and Anthony O’Connell (Plate winner in 17 and under wall ball).
Deputy Seán Sherlock sent his congratulations to Killian and Mallow Handball Club. He said: “Mallow is a real bastion of handball. This is another proud day for the club. It would be great to see this as an Olympic sport. We’re all delighted for Killian and the Carroll family. I hope he gets the recog-nition that he deserves.”
Play is continuing this week at the World Cham-pionships, and hopefully more medals are being gathered by the big team from Mallow. Watch this space!