Irish World Champion named as one of the "15 Greatest Athletes of All-Time"

Paul Brady was joined on the list by Serena Williams and Michael Jordan

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Cavan's Paul Brady has been named as one of the greatest athletes of all time by American website TheSkinny365.

Brady, who won his fifth consecutive World Championship last year when he defeated Cork's Killian Carroll in Canada. The 36-year-old remains one of the most dominant players in the World and matched his title in Calgary by winning his fifth US Open title in October.

The former Cavan footballer is one of only three non-Americans to make the list. The Mullahoran star was joined in the top-15 by such distinguished athletes as Serena Williams, Pele, Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali.

When named by in the list, Brady is praised for his longevity at the top of his sport. "At 5’9″ he is hardly the most physically intimidating player on a handball court, but his ability to generate elite level power and his all-time great attention to detail have enabled Brady to dominate the game for the past 15 years, with no sign of stopping."

"The Gunner" as he is referred to, has an unprecedented 5 World Handball titles, 11 All-Ireland Senior titles (including 9 in a row), 10 US National Championship titles, and many many pro circuit victories during his current stretch as the game’s most dominant player."

You can see the full list here.