Aoife McCarthy, Mullingar, Ireland

Posted on Mar 12 2014 - 2:53pm by DV

Aoife_bio_picName: Aoife McCarthy

Date of birth: 11/26/1992

Height: 5 ft.

Dominant hand: Right

Hometown/where you live now: Mullingar, Ireland

Coach (now/ever): Robbie McCarthy, Sr. (father)

Sparring partner(s) at home: Dad and Robbie Jr.

Most important win in a tournament and most satisfying win in a tournament: Playing Sandy Ng at the USHA Collegiate Nationals 2013

Best tournament ever won: USHA Nationals Doubles

How long have you been playing: 15 years

What do you do for work: Student

What are your goals in handball going forward: To keep improving

What are your goals for the WR48 season: To play my best and try to qualify for the Player’s Championship

Favorite handball tournament: Simple Green U.S. Open

How do you prepare for Race events: Try to play a lot of games

What do you love about handball: Traveling abroad and learning new skills

Favorite pro player (now or ever): Anna Engle

How would you describe your game: Aggressive

What is your best shot: Back wall kill

Given the choice, what top Women’s Race 4 Eight event would you most like to play: Salt Lake City

Who has inspired you to play this game at such a high level: Robbie Sr. (dad)

Who do you think is the best player of all time: Catriona Casey

Which pro would you most like to have played in his prime: Anna Engle

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