The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers men's Senior Shore Angling Championship Team have won World silver medals in South Africa. The result highlights the efforts and successes of the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers. IFSA ladies also had a very good championship but were unfortunately not in the medal positions on this occasion.
The Confederation Internationale De La Peche Sportive (FIPS Mer.), WORLD GAMES SHORE ANGLING CHAMPIONSHIPS was held in Langebann, South Africa, from the 08.02.2019 to the 15. 02.19. Teams from 18 nations took park.
The IFSA men’s team consisted of Aidan O Halloran, Limerick Captain, Albert Allen Dublin, Joe Carley Wexford, JP Molloy Waterford, Richard Gormley Kerry. Team manager was John O Brien from Waterford and Assistant Manager Sean Ivory from Dublin.
In 2010 the IFSA men’s shore team won gold in South Africa, JP Molloy and John O Brien above were also part of that world gold medal winning team.
Ladies team Manager was Jim Snoddy from Belfast, Assistant Manager Johnny Snoddy Newtownabbey, the team members were Pat Shortt (Captain) Wicklow, Rosaleene Murphy Dublin, Janet Snoddy and Lisa Gormley from Belfast, Linda Manton Clare and Tracey Whelan from Waterford. The ladies team finished in 9th position overall, well done to all.
The men’s team will arrive back in Dublin airport on Monday next at 11.30
The support received from Sport Ireland, Coaching Ireland, Inland Fisheries Ireland and Sport Capital Grants helps the ACI to work with affiliated federations.
Anglers contribute an estimated €750 million every year. Recreational angling is a vital economic activity in Ireland, supporting 11,000 jobs and bringing an estimated €750 million to the economy every year. (ESRI 2016)