Cavan star Paul Brady underlined his status as the greatest small or international (40X20) court player that Ireland has ever produced, when he claimed his seventh USHA Four-Wall National Championships Men's Open Singles title in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The Kingscourt man easily defeated Armagh’s Charly Shanks (Clann Eireann, Lurgan) in a one-sided final, 21-10, 21-10.

Brady had already dismissed the challenges of top Americans Andy Nett and David Fink.

Meanwhile, legendary Kilkenny handballer, Michael 'Ducksy' Walsh (Talbot's Inch) experienced mixed fortunes at the championships.

Walsh claimed the Men's Senior Singles (35+) title when he easily defeated California's Raul Jasso, in a one-sided final, 21-7, 21-6.

However, the record-breaking Kilkenny man, who has an awesome 32 All-Ireland Senior titles to his credit, failed to make it a ‘double-whammy’ when he was lost the Men's Masters Singles (40+) final to California's Chris Watkins.