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Max Murphy
Rowing
#Rowing: Max Murphy added a gold medal to the silver he had won in the men’s senior pair at the New Zealand Rowing Championships today. The UCD oarsman was part of the Waikato senior eight which were clear winners, beating…
Max Murphy
Rowing
#Rowing: Max Murphy took a silver medal at the New Zealand Rowing Championships on Lake Karapiro. The UCD man teamed up with Thomas Bedford in the Waikato crew which took second in the men’s senior pairs behind Avon Rowing Club…
Damian Browne approaches the finish.
Rowing
#Rowing: Damian Browne has completed the Atlantic Challenge Rowing race. The big Galway man, a former professional rugby player, took 63 days to row from the Canary Islands to Antigua. He suffered through storms and capsizes and posted Facebook videos…
Project To Tackle ‘Ghost Fishing’ Scourge Coming To Ireland This Summer
Fishing
#Fishing - Marine wildlife worldwide continues to fall victim to ‘ghost fishing’, trapped in lost or abandoned fishing gear. The situation prompted a group of experienced divers, who often come across discarded nets and other debris, to form the Ghost…
Oisin Cahill of the Dublin Angling Initiative with Darcy Davila Santos (10), his brother Darren (8) and their mother Doreen at Annamoe Fisheries in Co Wicklow last summer. Darcy, a pupil of Rathdrum National School, landed a 4lb rainbow trout to win the Sean McMorrow Memorial Trophy
Angling
#Angling - Over 420 children and young people from the Greater Dublin Area have taken up angling in the past year, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Dublin Angling Initiative. The programme which aims to promote, develop and improve angling in…
Neville Competes in Two New Zealand Semi-Finals
Rowing
#Rowing: Kevin Neville competed in two semi-finals at the New Zealand Rowing Championships on Thursday. The NUIG man, competing for Wairau, finished sixth in the senior single sculls and fifth in the senior double. He is set to compete in…
Map of Traders Wharf at the western side of Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#Watersport - Proposals for a national watersport centre in Dun Laoghaire Harbour have been revived with the launch of a preliminary market consultation. Afloat.ie previously reported on plans in 2015 for a ‘National Watersports Academy’ on the site of the…
The Skibbereen four at the New Zealand Championships
Rowing
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan, in the Premier (open weight) single sculls, and the Skibbereen four both made it to A Finals at the New Zealand Rowing Championships. O’Donovan won in a repechage to join some of the top heavyweight single scullers…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
Rowing
#Rowing: Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll were eliminated from the Premier Pair at the New Zealand Rowing Championships on Wednesday (local time). The world lightweight pairs champions knew they would have some tough races as they learnt their trade in…
Trawler fleet moored at Ros a Mhil in Connemara.
Fishing
#Fishing - Funding for a new slipway has been allocated for the harbour at Ros a Mhil in Connemara. According to Galway Bay FM, it’s part of a 27.9 million euro fund for 2018 Capital projects at Ireland’s six fishery harbour…
Paul O'Donovan
Rowing
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan was the pick of the Irish internationals at the testing New Zealand Rowing Championships on Lake Karapiro on Tuesday. O’Donovan finished third in his heat of the Premier (openweight) single sculls – just .11 of a second…
Oisín van Gelderen catches the wind at La Palme last spring on the way to setting the new Irish speed sailing record
Surfing
#SpeedRecord - Oisín van Gelderen has released an extended video of his Irish speed sailing record-setting run in the south of France last spring. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the windsurfer took to the lagoon at La Palme in the…
Tribesmen Off and St Michael's Moves Because of Weather
Rowing
#Rowing: The Tribesmen Head of the River, set for Lough Rynn on Saturday (February 10th) has had to be called off because of a forecast of rain and gale force gusts of wind. The organisers hope to hold a deferred…
The pilot boat, like this one, was set alight and sunk in the early hours of Saturday 27 January
Fishing
#LoughNeagh - The PSNI is investigating an alleged attack on three men as they recovered a destroyed fishing patrol boat from Lough Neagh last week, according to BelfastLive. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the patrol vessel belonging to the Lough…
The Altagoan joins the Moyola River northeast of Draperstown
Angling
#FishKill - A bio-renewables plant has been fined £1,600 over a fish kill in an important salmon and trout angling catchment in Co Derry over a year ago, according to BBC News. J&A Renewables was found to have allowed a…
Newcastle RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Eleanor and Bryant Girling
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Newcastle RNLI rescued six fishermen in a callout that lasted 12 hours on Monday 5 February. At 3.10pm, Newcastle’s volunteer crew were alerted to Belfast  Coastguard’s request for a lifeboat to assist a fishing vessel breakdown 15 miles…

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