All-Ireland senior handball champion bids to end Brady’s remarkable reign
Chicago in the year 2000 and Mick Dunne, a renowned Gaelic games scribe of the old school, is putting pen to paper.
Having just watched the great American, David Chapman, trounce the field at the World Handball Championships, Dunne suggested that the only way Chapman’s foes – and, by inference, the Irish – could beat him was if they “lassoed his legs together”.
The veteran journo’s thoughts reflected the common belief. As a skinny 17-year-old in Canada in 1997, Paul Brady recalled watching the best Irish players getting “hammered, beaten before they went into the court”.
“I was thinking that someone or some group has to change that at some point,” he said.