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Paul O'Donovan
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan finished sixth of the eight competitors who reached the A Final of the Premier Single Sculls at the North Island Club Rowing Championships in New Zealand. Robbie Manson, the top heavyweight single sculler won. Gary O’Donovan took…
The pilot boat, like this one, was set alight and sunk just two weeks after delivery
#Fishing - “An attack on fishermen” is how the Lough Neagh Fishermen’s Co-operative described the the loss of their new fishing patrol boat by arson, as BelfastLive reports. The pilot boat was delivered to the co-op only two weeks before…
Paul O'Donovan
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan qualified for the Final of the Premier Single Sculls, a heavyweight event, at the North Island Championships in New Zealand today. The Skibbereen man finished second in his repechage, behind New Zealand international Matthew Dunham and ahead…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll finished fourth in their Repechage at the North Island Rowing Championships in New Zealand and did not make the final of the Premier Pair. The two, rowing for the first time in competition as a…
Wintering Well: Gary and Paul O'Donovan, Mark O'Donovan, Shane O'Driscoll
#Rowing: Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll competed as a heavyweight pair at the North Island Championships in New Zealand today. The world champions in the lightweight pair, who have switched to heavyweight in the hope of competing at the 2020…
Ian Mulligan with his new Irish record golden grey mullet
#Angling - Dublin angler Ian Mulligan has broken the golden grey mullet record, which was established as recently as 2014. The new record, weighing 1.29 kg, was caught at Rosscarbery, Co Cork on 4 July 2017 and was recently ratified…
The RV Celtic Explorer will carry out the survey between 19 February and 19 March
#IAMS2018 - The annual Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey for 2018 (IAMS 2018) will be carried out between Monday 19 February and Monday 19 March off the West, Southwest and South Coasts of Ireland, in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries…
Body Of Second Irishman Found After Ecuador Kayaking Incident
#Ecuador - The body of a Tralee man has been recovered after a kayaking incident in central Ecuador that claimed the life of a Sligoman at the weekend, as previously reported on Afloat.ie. According to The Irish Times, 26-year-old David…
A visual of the proposed plans for a mixed use development in Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey
#DublinBay - New plans to redevelop Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey in south Dublin writes The Irish Times has been dismissed by local opponents as “in some respects worse” than an original design rejected by planners a year ago. A public meeting…
European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has welcomed in principle the substantial progress achieved of the existing Directive. Above: unloading of containers in Dublin Port.
#Ports&Shipping - The European Commission last week published the new proposal on the revision of the Port Reception Facilities (PRF) Directive. In response to the new proposal, the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has welcomed in principle its objective to…
Bundoran Big Wave Surfer Conor Maguire Making A Splash On World Surf Scene
#Surfing - Irish sports website The42 has turned its spotlight on young Irish big wave rider Conor Maguire, who’s beginning to make a big impact abroad as he works on an upcoming three-part documentary on surfing in Ireland. Currently prepping…
Fishing nets caught around a propellor. Scroll down for vidoe
The Cruising Association (CA) has just released a video highlighting the dangers of entanglement with lobster pots as part of its campaign for better marking of static fishing gear. Afloat.ie has previously highlighted the perils of unmarked pots. On March…
Sligo Man Reportedly Dies In Ecuador Canoeing Accident UPDATED
#Ecuador - Afloat.ie has learned of unconfirmed reports that an Irishman has died in a canoeing accident in Ecuador today (Sunday 21 January). The deceased is believed to be a member of Sligo Kayak Club. There is as yet no…
Dominic Casey and Sanita Puspure at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships.
#Rowing: Sam McKeown set a new Irish record of five minutes 53 seconds at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships at the University of Limerick today. The Queen’s University man was the only competitor to breach the six-minute mark. In the…
Three people are seen in still from video posted on magazine Salmon Trout Steelheader's Facebook page jumping into Columbia River at its mouth at the Pacific Ocean in Oregon in August 2017 moments before speeding boat barrelled down on theirs and hit it
US Anglers narrowly escaped certain injury when a motorboat collided with their small fishing boat. See video below. An Oregon fisherman whose dramatic escape from an oncoming motorboat was caught on video is suing the driver of the other boat…
A model of the proposed mixed use development in Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin. Bartra Property is seeking planning permission at the site of the former premises of Western Marine. The above development plan (buildings marked in red by campaigners Save Bulloch Harbour) who Afloat add are to discuss at a public meeting on Tuesday 23 January (7.30pm) in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire. Western Marine sold the premises in 2016, however the business remains operating to include a sales office located in nearby Glenageary.
#DublinBay - A Councillor has urged Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to reject the latest plans for Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey, writes the Dublin Gazette. Councillor Michael Merrigan (Ind) has called on council planners to reject the current planning application for…

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