Nora Mørk’s move – a tale of two teams

By Chris O’Reilly The worst kept secret in women’s handball over the past week was officially confirmed on Monday afternoon as Vipers Kristiansand announced the signing of Norwegian superstar Nora Mørk. This comes just days after she parted ways with CSM Bucuresti, ending a short and not so sweet spell at the 2016 Champions League winners. Mørk revealed to Norway’s TV2 that her mother was diagnose… »

Lockdown inspiring innovation with simulated handball matches

By Chris O’Reilly While the handball world had come to a grinding halt due to the current global health crisis, we will never know how this season’s major competitions would have played out. This time… »

Memorable moments at Japan 2019

Memorable moments at Japan 2019 Chris O’Reilly caught up with a variety of media professionals on the final day of the Women’s World Championship 2019, speaking to them about their most memorable mome… »

Player Ratings – Netherlands vs Spain

Player Ratings – Netherlands vs Spain By Chris O’Reilly The Netherlands made history on Sunday night in Kumamoto, winning their very first World Championship after 60 minutes full of nerves, drama and some tremendous handball in which they beat Spain 30:29. Here are the ratings for all players involved in the Japan 2019 final and the two head coaches, with everyone rated on a scale from 1 (the wor… »

Abbingh: “Don’t think right now”

VIDEO: The Netherlands are world champions for the first time after a 30:29 victory over Spain. Captain Danick Snelder and top scorer Lois Abbingh spoke to Chris O’Reilly about what went through their… »

Russia regroup best to claim bronze at Japan 2019

BRONZE MEDAL MATCH – Russia 33:28 Norway Chris O’Reilly Russia claimed their first medal at a World Championship in 10 years, comfortably beating Norway in the opening act on the final day of action i… »

Sen: “We believed in our team”

VIDEO: Russia’s Anna Sen spoke to Chris O’Reilly shortly after winning the bronze medal at Japan 2019. The experienced left back reflected on how they dealt with Friday’s painful defeat, how pleased she is to win Russia’s first world medal in 10 years and the key areas of their 33:28 victory over Norway.

Who will make the difference and history in Kumamoto?

Head-to-head – Netherlands vs Spain Chris O’Reilly sat down with Nagore Odriozola and Laura Agena, creators of Spanish women’s handball website Playmaker, on the eve of the World Championship final be… »

Spain stun the world to reach maiden final

SEMI-FINAL – Spain 28:22 Norway By Chris O’Reilly One surprise result not enough for you? Here’s an even bigger one. Spain brought a halt to Norway’s rise in form, exposed their weaknesses and played… »

Pena: “We cannot fuck this match”

VIDEO: Mireya Gonzalez and Nerea Pena react to making history as they have brought Spain to their first Women’s World Championship final. The back-court pair tell Chris O’Reilly about their thoughts as they were on the verge of victory over Norway, the key areas of their 28:22 victory and why they will be crowned champions of Japan 2019 on Sunday.