Martin Mulkerrins, Moycullen, Co. Galway

Posted on Feb 4 2014 - 2:28pm by david


Age: January 15, 1993

Height: 6ft

Dominant hand: right

Hometown/where you live now: Moycullen, County Galway

Coach (now/ever): My dad, Brian

Sparring partner(s) at home: Diarmaid Nash, Brian Carrol

Most important win in a tournament and most satisfying win in a tournament: Robbie McCarthy in the Irish nationals quarter final last year and Charlie Shanks in the US Nationals quarter final last year

Best tournament ever won: World 17&U singles and All Ireland Intermediate singles

How long have you been playing: 9 years

What do you do for work: student- Agricultural Science

What are your goals in handball going forward: To win the All-Ireland Senior singles and World Open singles

What are your goals for Houston and the SR48 season: To play to my potential and hopefully go as far as I can in the tournament, I am not sure if I can make it to any more tournaments this season due to work experience as a part of my major.

Favorite handball tournament: Irish Championship

How will you prepare for Houston: I have been keeping in shape and playing challenge games against Robbie McCarthy, Diarmaid Nash, Brian Carrol and Brendan Fleming.

What do you love about handball: I think its a challenging sport with lots of skill involved so i like to challenge myself against the best players to see how I do.

Favorite pro player (now or ever): Diarmaid Nash is playing really well at the moment I’m looking forward to seeing how he does this week, other players I like to watch are Brady, Healy and Chapman.

How would you describe your game (aggressive, shooter, defensive, etc): I think a mixture of both shooter and defensive, I try my best to play the right shot at the right time

What is your best shot (serve, fly kill, back wall kill, etc): Probably my back wall kill

Given the choice, what top SR48 would you most like to play: Luis Moreno, we have played twice and they have been close so I would like to play him again

Who has inspired you to play this game at such a high level: Paul Brady, I think he has brought the game to a new level which everyone else has had to try and reach.

Paul Brady