Robbie McCarthy, County Meath, Ireland

Posted on Mar 12 2014 - 2:40pm by DV

RMC_bio_picName: Robbie McCarthy

Date of birth: 09/13/1987

Height: 6 ft.

Dominant hand: Right

Hometown/where you live now: Mullingar, Ireland

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

Sparring partner(s) at home: Brian Carroll

Most important win in a tournament and most satisfying win in a tournament: Beating Eoin Kennedy in the 60×30 All Ireland Final in 2011

Best tournament ever won: Simple Green U.S. Open 2011

How long have you been playing: 23 years

What do you do for work: Factory work

What are your goals for the R48 season: To make it to Salt Lake City

Favorite handball tournament: 60×30 All Ireland Senior Championship

How do you prepare for Race events: Book flight

What do you love about handball: Traveling abroad and the skills and challenges that handball presents

Favorite pro player: Luis Moreno, Mando Ortiz, Dave Fink

How would you describe your game: Shooter

What is your best shot: Serve

Given the choice, what top R48 event would you most like to play: Simple Green U.S. Open

Who has inspired you to play this game at such a high level: Father

Who do you think is the best player of all time: Ducksy Walsh

Which pro would you most like to have played in his prime: Naty Alvarado, Sr.

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