Killian Carroll, Mallow, Co. Cork

Posted on Feb 5 2014 - 10:22am by DV


Date of Birth: June 15, 1993

Height: 5′ 8″

Dominant hand: Right

Hometown/where you live now: Mallow co. Cork

Coach (now/ever): Tony Healy

Sparring partner(s) at home: Brendan Fleming, CJ Fitzpatrick

Most important win in a tournament and most satisfying win in a tournament: A player you have never beat. Reaching the goal you set for the tournament.

Best tournament ever won: World Title because it is the most recognized.

How long have you been playing: 14 years

What do you do for work: I Attend college in UL

What are your goals in handball going forward: Just to be the Best, but event wise to win all the major tournaments.

Favorite handball tournament: All-Ireland Championship

How do you prepare for Race events: I prepare to the best of my ability.

What do you love about handball: I love the travelling aspect, that it’s just you and your opponent playing the game. Meeting friends from all over America, Canada, Mexico and England are highlights for me

Favorite pro player (now or ever): Tony Healy

How would you describe your game: I have an aggressive game and like to use the court to my advantage but always look for the kill

What is your best shot: Serve and kill when on form.

Given the choice, which R48 event would you most like to play: New York

Who has inspired you to play this game at such a high level: My previous coach Eamonn Murphey and Tony Healy

Who do you think is the best player of all time: I haven’t seen the previous contenders but Paul Brady would seem to be the best.

Which pro would you have most liked to play in his prime? Paul Brady

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