WR48 #2 Ciana Ní Churraoin lead the WPH Wednesday Workout this past week and put on quite a show, but. . . do you REALLY know this superstar?
We do and we want to share.
Ciana is currently ranked #2 on the WR48, appearing in five WR48 finals, four in her last five WR48 starts. This 23-year-old international handball superstar has won major titles in 1-Wall (2019 GAA WallBall Championships), 3-Wall (2016 WPH Outdoor Vegas LTE), and 4-Wall (2020 USHA Collegiate Nationals). Ciana is also the only player besides Catriona Casey to defeat two-time world champion Aisling Reilly on the WR48 tour (SF ’19, Tucson ’19).
Ciana is currently completing her graduate degree in Sports Psychology at Minnesota State Mankato.
Ciana recently completed the WPH’s 25-Question Rapid Fire Challenge on Patreon.com/wphlive and we are bringing that post here for non-Patreon’s as a courtesy.
Let’s get to know CNC!
2. Who is your toughest opponent: Catriona Casey
3. Fastest person in handball: Killian Carroll
4. Who is the hardest hitter in handball: Martina McMahon
5. Best server in handball: Daniel Cordova
6. Best off-hand in handball: Killian Carroll in 2019
7. Handball hero: Paul Brady
8. Favorite court: Micheal Breathnach (GAA Club based in County Galway, Republic of IRE)
9. Player with the best offense: Martina McMahon
10. Player with the best defense: Catriona Casey
11. Most satisfying tournament victory: 2019 Irish 1-Wall Nationals
12. Most disappointing loss: 2019 USHA 4-Wall Nationals
13. Most important title to win: All-Ireland Championship or World Championship
14. Favorite doubles partner: Adhna Ní Bhraonáin
16. Favorite sport besides handball: Gaelic Football
17. Favorite tournament: Irish 1-Wall Nationals or USHA 4-Wall Nationals
18. Best match you’ve ever played: First game in 2019 USHA 4-Wall Nationals
19. Best match you’ve ever watched: Paul Brady vs. Luis Moreno 2012 World Final
20. Title you’d most like to win: World Championship or All-Ireland Championship
21. Favorite sport to play besides handball: Gaelic Football
22. Favorite athlete: Roger Federer
23. Most important shot in handball: Serve
24. Your best shot: side-wall, front wall corner kill
25. Legend you’d most like to play in his/her prime: Fiona Shannon
. . . an interview series that originally aired on patreon.com/wphlive. This interview was conducted by David Fink. Special thanks to WPH Patreon’s for releasing this post to the public and for Ciana Ní Churraoin, for ‘playing along.’