Star Players

Ulster GAA Handball 40x20 SS Champion

Charly Shanks, Armagh

Club: Clann Eireann HC, Armagh

Height: 6'1"    •   Age: 33

At the end of the 2016 calendar year, Shanks was the officially ranked GAA Handball Mens Open Number 1 ranked player. Successive All Ireland SS final appearances (2015, 2016) and 4 final appearances in all were followed by his first Irish Mens Open 40x20 Nationals title win at the end of 2016. Also a former USA number 1 ranked player in the 2013 season following a year in the US competing on the pro-circuit. Also winner of 3 One Wall Nationals Mens Open titles, the Armagh man has once again defended his Ulster Senior Singles Mens Open Championship title successfully in January 2016.

Ulster GAA Handball Ladies SS 40x20 Champion

Aisling Reilly, Antrim

Club: St. Paul's GAC HC, Belfast

Height: 5'10"

Winner of the last two World Ladies Open Senior Singles Championships, 2012 in Dublin and 2015 in Canada. The 2015 Ladies All Ireland Senior Ladies champion remains at the top in Ulster GAA Handball and is currently 2nd in the national rankings behind her greatest rival, Cork's Catriona Casey