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Inland Fisheries Ireland Established
Angling
Minister for Natural Resources Conor Lenihan heralded the establishment of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) today as an “historic development in the way we protect, conserve and develop our nationally important inland fisheries resource”. The IFI replaces 17 bodies formerly involved…
Remarkable Morning for Irish at Henley
Rowing
Irish crews were involved in six races this morning at Henley Royal Regatta and won all six. Both Queen's A and B crews had convincing victories in the Temple Cup for student eights, while Carlow and Galway won their heats…
Bann Best in Athlone Battle
Rowing
Bann won the shoot-out among the top junior 18 eights at Athlone Regatta. The Derry club finished ahead St Joseph's of Galway, Portora and Presentation in the final race of the day. Neptune intermediates, who raced alongside the junior crews,…
Irish Women's Quadruple Qualifies for Henley
Rowing
An Irish women's quadruple scull has made it through the qualifiers for Henley Royal Regatta. Rachel Beringer, Amy Duncan, Laura D’Urso and Dympna Kelly will compete in the Princess Grace Challenge Cup at the regatta proper. Imperial College London and Sport…
Connick Opens Fish Ireland 2010
Fishing
Sean Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, today opened Fish Ireland 2010, Ireland’s trade exhibition for the Irish Fishing Industry. Minister Connick also took the opportunity to meet with representatives of the Killybegs…
Skibbereen Widen Gap at top of Grand League
Rowing
Skibbereen Rowing Club have maintained their dominance at the top of the Rowing Ireland Grand League following the Metro regatta, the fourth in the six series league. They have now increased their lead over nearest rivals, Dublin club, Neptune by 128…
Charity Rowers Row for Africa
Rowing
Transatlantic rower Sean McGowan will join two of Inishowen's best known charity workers - whose ages total 153 years - in a sponsored 25-mile row this weekend in aid of Self Help Africa.Albert Doherty (68) and Willie Harrigan (85) will…
Elaine Trains for 1000 mile Kayak Round Ireland
Kayaking
Six months on from the Fermanagh floods local lass ‘Shooter’ aims to raise funds for flood stricken SHARE by paddling around Ulster and Ireland. Ulster Woman – Elaine Alexander (aka Shooter) starts training to tackle her toughest challenge to date.…
Spanish Fisherman Fined for Illegal Fishing Activity
Fishing
The Master of a Spanish fishing vessel, the ‘Nuevo Murgados ‘ was fined and had his catch and gear confiscated by the State in a case brought before Cork Circuit Court on Tuesday 15th June 2010. Fines of €20,000 in…
Keogh (10) Makes Good Start To International Career
Rowing
The Commercial four coxed by 10-year-old Rory Keogh made it through Friday morning qualification at Henley Women's Regatta. Single sculler Marie O'Neill of Cork Boat Club also moved into the draw proper through the time trials, and then came from…
Youngest cox features at Henley Women's Regatta
Rowing
10-year-old Rory Keogh is a cox at the Henley Women's Regatta The youngest ever competitor will be taking part at Henley Women's Regatta.Rory Keogh, 10, from Dublin will steer a boat worth £13,000, leading four athletes down a 1500 metre…
Olympians Power Muckross to win over NUIG at Metro Regatta
Rowing
Olympians Paul Griffin and Seán Casey helped power Muckross to a fine win over NUIG in the Men’s Senior Eight race at the Metro regatta in Blessingtion over the weekend.  The result was a reversal of last month’s Cork regatta…
Muckross Top Eight at Stop-Start Metro
Rowing
Muckross took the lead early and had an impressive win over NUIG in Division One of the eights competition at Metropolitan Regatta at sunny  Blessington. The event suffered a series of hitches and finished two hours late. Some clubs were…
Metro Regatta to Provide Indicators on Form Crews for July Championships
Rowing
With little over a month to go to the Irish Rowing Championships, the Metropolitan Regatta, which takes place in Blessington on Saturday 12 June, should provide clear indications on the form crews for championship honours come July.The Metro regatta, with…
Irish Sea Fish Stocks at Dangerously Low Levels
Fishing
The Irish Independent is reporting that the Government will be forced to impose annual bans on commercial fishing in Irish waters.  Stocks of cod and other species have dropped  to dangerously low levels, according to a report leaked to the…
Honours Well Dispersed at Carlow Regatta
Rowing
The home club, with an entry of over 40 crews, took a big share of the honours at Carlow regatta yesterday, but there was plenty of glory to go around. Neptune's girls and boys took some of the prize sculling…

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