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[ESl6g4cWAAAATaf-300x176]Kingscourt, IRE, WPH Press, 3/8/20- The most prestigious 4-Wall event in Ireland trimmed its field to two players in the men’s and women’s singles at the All Ireland 4-Wall Singles Championship, as the six-week event hosted its semifinals on the first Saturday in March.

Men’s All Ireland 4-Wall Singles Championship Semifinals

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Irish #1 Robbie McCarthy advanced to his eighth All Ireland 4-Wall Singles final in nine years, thrashing former All Ireland 4-Wall Singles champion Charly Shanks, while 2018 All Ireland 4-Wall Singles champion and R48 #5 Martin Mulkerrins started slowly in the bottom bracket semifinal, trailing Diarmaid Nash 18-2 and eventually dropping the first game 21-10 before rallying to win the next two convincingly.

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McCarthy and Mulkerrins will meet in the All Ireland 4-Wall Singles championship final on Saturday, March 21.

Semifinals

McCarthy def Shanks 21-4, 21-4

Mulkerrins def Nash 10-21, 21-9, 21-12

Final (March 21): McCarthy vs. Mulkerrins

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Women’s All Ireland 4-Wall Singles Championship Semifinals

Martina McMahon was sharp in overcoming WR48 #3 Fiona Tully in the upper bracket women’s semifinal, allowing the rising star just 12 points in two games. Catriona Casey advanced to her eighth consecutive All Ireland 4-Wall Singles Championship final, defeating longtime rival Aisling Reilly with identical 21-10 scores.

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McMahon and Casey will face one another in a blockbuster women’s final on March 21. “It will be myself and Casey again in the final for another marathon, I’d say,” declared McMahon to GAA Handball.

Semifinals

McMahon def Tully 21-9, 21-3

Casey def Reilly 21-10, 21-10

Final (March 21): McMahon vs. Casey

Thank you to GAA Handball for the tournament information.

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