Avril McNamee reaches final at World Handball Championships


Avril McNamee has reached the final of the Female Singles 4-Wall (Small Ball) B final at the 2018 World Handball Championships.

The Sean MacCumhaills woman will take on Ellen O’Connor from Kildare in the final tomorrow at the University of Minnesota.

McNamee, who traveled to America with her coach, Paddy O’Connor, defeated Linda Connolly from Roscommon in her semi-final.

McNamee claimed the win 21-4 21-9 in a fine performance.

In her quarter-final, McNamee defeated Julie Creemers 21-5 and now faces O’Connor in the final.

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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