Shanks shoots up the rankings

The latest GAA Handball Ireland rankings list in the Men’s Open Senior players, and Charly Shanks sits as Ireland’s number 3 – just 2 points behind Robbie McCarthy at number 2.

Charly and Robbie had a ding dong of a battle recently in the final of the US Open Race4Eight competition in Fountain Valley, California. McCarthy finished the eventual winner 11-9 in the tie break. Charly now moves on to Tucson, Arizona for the next stage of this competition this week/weekend – and we wish him all the best. If he reaches the finals stages again this time, we would intend to show his matches live in the club.

Charly’s move to America seems to be paying dividends already, and if he continues improving as he has done so far, it won’t be long until he moves another step up the ladder.

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