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Handball: No double for Brady

Published 20/10/2012 | 05:00

Americans Luis Moreno and Andy Nett are the new world doubles handball champions after they saw off Paul Brady and Michael Finnegan of Cavan in the final, WRITES PAUL FITZPATRICK.

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Moreno was on fire early on as the winners raced to a 17-5 lead but Brady quickly took charge with an array of flat kills. He began targetting Nett with a vicious serve down the right and the Minnesota man, a relative newcomer at this level, struggled.

A run of points took them to 13 before they were taken out of the service box and the Americans finished it off 21-13.

Moreno was the best player on the court in the second game as the Americans raced to a 17-9 lead and, while the Cavanmen pulled it back to 14-17, they finished it out 21-14.

Earlier, Fiona Shannon and sister Sibeal Gallagher recorded a remarkable victory over Kerry's Maria Daly and Ashley Prendiville in the women's doubles final.

Gallagher tore ligaments in her arm in the semi-final and was wincing with pain throughout but saw through the game as she helped her side to a 21-16, 15-21, 11-3 win.

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