The "Weekend Warrior" (nicknamed so after winning 13 of 15 weekend invitational events in one year), will long be remembered as handball's ambassador to the world. Pat started playing at the age of seven in his native Ireland. He went on to win 16 Irish National Championships and three World Titles. In addition, Kirby dominated USHA Masters play, regularly capturing titles in age divisions 10 years younger than he was eligible to compete. He is the only player to have won national titles in three different countries, adding the Canadian national title to his U.S. and Ireland championships.