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#Angling - It was the girls and little ones who made the biggest mark at the National Junior Pike Angling Competition in Monaghan recently when 14-year-old Ashlyn McCabe and five-year-old Eoin Sheehan were named angler of the year in their respective categories.

Sixty-eight boys and girls from all over Ireland competed for the title in two age categories, under 13s and under 18s at Shantonagh Lough, near Carrickmacross, on Saturday 7 September.

Heavy rain and wind made fishing conditions on the day difficult, but this did not deter the youngsters, all of whom stuck out the tough conditions. A total of 15 pike were caught, ranging in size from 8ozs to 8lbs 15ozs.

In what was a close competition from start to finish, the winners were awarded the National Junior Pike Angling Cup, sponsored by Irish Federation of Pike Anglers, plus a trophy from Wee County Trophies and tackle equipment. All competitors received a medal sponsored by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI).

Ashlyn McCabe from the Newry Pike Angling Club topped a highly competitive field to take the under 18 title, also capturing the heaviest bag accolade with an impressive 9lb 15oz catch. Behind her in second place was Luke Everard, while third was Harry McCooey and fourth Sean McCooey.

In the under 13 section, Eoin Sheehan from Dun na Ri Angling Club in Co Meath bested five-year-old Cliodhna McKenna from Keady and District Angling Club.

In the team event, McCabe's club Newry placed first, followed by Keady & District Pike Angling Club and Newgrange Active Angling club. Heaviest fish of all of the qualifiers went to 13-year-old Jamie O’Reilly from Newgrange Active Angling Club, with a pike of 11lb 15oz caught from the Dromore system in Ballybay.

Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd joined IFI chief Dr Ciaran Byrne to present the prizes, trophies and medals on the day. The minister congratulated all the youngsters who took part, stating how delighted he was to see so many young people at the competition from all over Ireland: Tullamore, Newry, Dublin, Longford and Ardee.

He thanked Brendan O’Reilly and the team from the Irish Federation of Pike Anglers who worked tirelessly to organise the event, and all parents and volunteers involved.

The National Junior Pike Angling Competition was sponsored by IFI, the Boyne Angling Centre and the Irish Federation of Pike Anglers, and organised by the Pike Angling Federation.

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#WorldJuniorRowing: Ireland’s campaign at the World Junior Rowing Championships ended on a good note, as Bridget Jacques and Hilary Shinnick won the B Final of the women’s double sculls. The host country, Lithuania led through the 500-metre mark, but Ireland soon took up the lead and, with a very high stroke rate, maintained it to the finish. Lithuania were second and Croatia third.

Jack Casey and Andy Harrington fought hard to win their D Final of the double sculls but had to settle for second (20th overall). Bulgaria led through 500 metres and halfway, but the Ireland crew caught them in the final quarter, only for their rivals to regain the lead with a sprint in the final 150 metres.

The Ireland men’s quadruple finished sixth in their C Final, 18th overall. In a race won well by Romania, with Ukraine a clear second, Ireland stayed in touch with the four chasing boats, disputing fifth with Japan in the final quarter.

World Junior Rowing Championships, Trakai, Lithuania, Day Five (Selected Results, Irish interest)

Men

Quadruple Sculls – C Final (Places 13 to 18): Romania 6:02.52, 2 Ukraine 6:04.50, 3 Belarus 6:06.78, 4 Denmark 6:06.94, 5 Japan 6:08.13, 6 Ireland (C Carmody, J Mitchell, D O’Malley, P Hegarty) 6:09.62.

Double Sculls – D Final (Places 19 to 24): 1 Bulgaria 6:39.15, 2 Ireland (J Casey, A Harrington) 6:40.35, 3 Estonia 6:48.32, 4 Ukraine 6:49.12, 5 Mexico 6:49.48, 6 Croatia 6:52.35.

Women

Double Sculls – B Final (Places 7 to 12): 1 Ireland (H Shinnick, B Jacques) 7:14.52, 2 Lithuania 7:16.60, 3 Croatia 7:18.13, 4 Belarus 7:22.75, 5 Slovenia 7:26.81, 6 Austria 7:30.03.

Published in Rowing

#Angling - The Galway Independent shines the spotlight on 15-year-old Ciarán Reilly, vice-captain of the cross-border Irish junior angling team headed to Wales nest week for the Home Counties International.

The Loughrea lad has already been selected as captain of next year's under-18 squad, but isn't looking past the stiff competition from across the UK at Llyn Brenig reservoir in North Wales on 7 August.

“I’d be fairly confident with the team this year,” he said with some understatement.

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# ROWING: Morten Espersen was an interested spectator for a fine day of rowing at the Erne Head of the River at Enniskillen today. The Ireland HPD saw a composite from Galway come home fastest of a strong field of men’s senior eights. The crews, which featured the experience of Grainne Mhaol along with NUIG and St Joseph’s, had three seconds to spare over UCD. The Dublin college had good reason to be pleased as they started third but were faster than Queen’s, who started ahead of them. Neptune’s junior 18 eight had a good ninth placing.    

 
56th ERNE HEAD OF THE RIVER
Saturday 2nd March 2013
Timed
Finishing Crew Mins:Secs
Position No. Crew Identity Class Rowing Time
1 1 GM/NUIG/St.JoesMS 8 19:30
2 3 U.C.D. BC MS 8 19:33
3 2 QUBBC MS 8 19:49
4 4 DUBC MS 8 19:52
5 8 DUBC MI 8 20:08
5 = 9 U.C.D. BC A MI 8 20:08
7 6 NUIG BC MI 8 20:09
8 5 St Michaels RC MS 8 20:30
9 13 Neptune RC MJ18 8 20:55
10 12 UCD BC B MI 8 21:03
11 20 U.C.D. BC A MN 8 21:10
12 25 DUBC B MN 8 21:11
12 = 14 Portora BC MJ18 8 21:11
14 19 QUBBC A MN 8 21:23
15 21 NUIG BC MN 8 21:37
16 10 St Michaels RC MI 8 21:46
17 15 MCB BC MJ18 8 22:09
18 30 Garda BC MI 4x 22:11
19 18 DUBC A MN 8 22:17
19 = 22 Portora/BBC/CAIBC MS 4x 22:17
21 33 Bann RC MJ16 8 22:18
22 24 U.C.D.L B.C A WS 8 22:24
23 16 RBAI BC MJ18 8 22:26
24 11 CAIBC MI 8 22:35
25 27 QUBBC B MN 8 22:36
26 35 MCB BC MJ16 8 22:47
27 40 Portora BC MI 4+ 22:57
28 23 LSC MS 4x 23:06
29 28 DUBC C MN 8 23:08
30 17 Blackrock BC MJ18 8 23:19
31 41 BBC MM 8 E 23:22
32 32 Portora BC MJ16 8 23:36
33 42 BRC A MM 8 C 23:38
34 43 BRC/BBC B MM 8 E 23:39
35 29 U.C.D. BC MI 4x 23:41
36 47 Bann RC WI 8 23:44
37 45 QULBC WI 8 23:51
38 31 U.C.D.L.B.C B WS 8 23:58
39 34 CAIBC MJ16 8 24:08
40 63 CAIBC MJ18 4+ 24:09
41 38 BBC MS 4+ 24:10
42 48 Portora BC WJ18 8 24:13
43 50 Bann RC MM 8 C 24:31
44 49 LVBC MM 8 E 24:42
45 44 OCBC/TCBC MM 8 F 24:47
46 60 St Michaels BC WS 4+ 24:52
47 53 QULBC A WN 8 25:11
48 57 BBC WM 8 D 25:13
49 59 Portora BC WS 4x 25:19
50 62 Bann RC MJ18 4+ 25:42
51 52 Molesey B C MM 8 G 25:56
52 37 MCB BC B MJ16 8 26:14
53 54 BRC WN 8 26:33
54 55 QULBC B WN 8 26:48
55 58 Neptune BC WS 4x 27:04
56 51 Portadown BC MM 8 D 27:09
57 66 Portora BC A WJ16 8 27:16
58 36 Portora BC B MJ16 8 27:22
59 61 BRC WS 4+ 27:29
60 65 CAIBC MJ16 4x 27:53
61 67 Portora BC B WJ16 8 28:52
62 56 QULBC C WN8 29:55
63 = 7 QUBBC MI 8 Did Not Row
63 = 26 U.C.D BC B MN 8 Did Not Row
63 = 39 DUBC MI 4+ Did Not Row
63 = 46 NUIG BC WI 8 Did Not Row
63 = 64 Blackrock BC MJ18 4x Did Not Row
The positions given are those relative to all crews participating.
Positions within a Class are to be determined by inspection.
Published in Rowing
The Irish Canoe Union has put out a call for volunteers to assist in the running of this year's Paddlefest event in Co Wicklow.
Paddlefest 2011 will be taking place on 25 and 26 September at the Hidden Valley Holiday Park in Rathdrum.
The junior paddling festival held every September. Each year 200 to 300 juniors participate in a variety of activities based around the different disciplines kayaking has to offer.
This year the Irish Canoe Union will be helping out with the organisation of the event, and is looking for volunteers to help give the children the opportunity to go kayaking over the corse of the weekend.
Anyone interested and available to help out should contact Benny Cullen at the Irish Canoe Union at [email protected]

The Irish Canoe Union has put out a call for volunteers to assist in the running of this year's Paddlefest event in Co Wicklow.

Paddlefest 2011 will be taking place on 25 and 26 September at the Hidden Valley Holiday Park in Rathdrum.  

The junior paddling festival held every September. Each year 200 to 300 juniors participate in a variety of activities based around the different disciplines kayaking has to offer.  

This year the Irish Canoe Union will be helping out with the organisation of the event, and is looking for volunteers to help give the children the opportunity to go kayaking over the corse of the weekend.

Anyone interested and available to help out should contact Benny Cullen at the Irish Canoe Union at [email protected].

Published in Kayaking

There has been a call for the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) to take a lead in the big decisions that face youth sailors on what classes to sail to after they leave the ranks of the Optimist, Topper and Feva classes. The call comes from a leading junior organiser who does not wish to be named.

Although youth sailing is buoyant in Ireland it is known there is a 'high attrition rate' among teenagers. The lack of transfer in to senior dinghy classes has been a cause of concern for many clubs around the country.

The comments follow a recently published  article on Afloat.ie promoting the RS 200 dinghy as a progression boat for juniors.

"We need a class that will keep youths engaged. The 420 and 29er are great boats but require higher levels of boathandling, are much more competitive and tend to attract the top sailors"

"While the ISA's Olympic ambitions are great to see, it will fail the sport as a whole if it does not tackle this gaping need, the organiser says.

Read the RS 200 article by Ciara Byrne and the junior organiser's comments here

Published in Youth Sailing

Dun Laoghaire's Royal St. George Yacht Club has announced that its inaugural Junior Spring Open, sponsored by Craftinsure, will be held on the 19th & 20th of March 2011. This event promises to be a great kick start to the Junior Sailing Season for the Optimist, 420, Feva and Laser Classes.

There will be both Regatta and Main Fleets, Regatta Coaches on the courses and the event will count as an Optimist Pre-Trials and Pre-Regional event. With the ISA Mitsubishi Youth National Championship being held in the same sailing area at the end of April, this event is a great opportunity for sailors from all around the country to get some practise in the local waters.

There will be entertainment for sailors and parents on both evenings, evening dinners and, of course, full Six Nations Rugby coverage on the Saturday throughout the Club. There will also be live-tweeting from the water throughout the event - follow this live action unfold at www.twitter.com/rsgyc.

For further information and to enter online please visit www.rsgyc.ie. The Entrance Fee is €85 for Fevas & 420s and €55 for Oppies & Lasers.

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It was a very long day of sailing in very light conditions for the Juniors on the second and final day of the All Ireland Junior Championship writes Claire Bateman. PRO Richard Leonard raced the fleet on the Curlane Bank in Cork harbour and was very fortunate to be able to get in three races in extremely difficult conditions.

The final result saw Philip Doran of Courtown Harbour SC taking first place with Rory Lynch of of Blessington Sailing Club second and Ross Vaughan of
Royal North of Ireland YC third.

In the Girls Fleet Sophie Murphy of Quoile YC took first place with Emma Geary of RCYC second and Katherine Geoghegan of Dungarvan Harbour SC third.

Photos of the Junior All Ireland Prizegiving and competition by Bob Bateman HERE.

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