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Newry Assessment Cancelled
Rowing

Newry Assessment Cancelled

15th December 2010
The Five-Kilometre National Assessment fixed for Newry on Sunday has been cancelled. Ireland Rowing performance director Martin McElroy said that the forecast was for very low temperatures in the area and the canal may be frozen. McElroy said that the…
Minister Connick Delivers Quotas Worth €223 million for Irish Fishermen in 2011
Fishing
Mr. Sean Connick, T.D. Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food welcomed the agreement reached after two days of talks in Brussels on 2011 quotas for the Irish fishing fleet. The final agreement will deliver whitefish…
Clare Kitesurfer Stars at Rhinos Wave Charge
Kitesurfing
Mark Barry was the standout kitesurfer at the final stage of the 2010 Rhinos Wave Charge in Brandon Bay recently. SEE VIDEO BELOW Surfer Today reports that the Co Clare rider outshone the competition on an exceptionally cold weekend that…
EU Seafood Labelling Rules 'Not Being Enforced'
Fishing
Next time you buy fish at the supermarket, it may not be what it appears to be - according to the authors of a new paper on truth in food labelling in the European seafood industry. Mother Jones reports that…
Diver Disappeared Close to Safety, Court Hears
Diving
The inquest into the drowning of diver Ann Howard has heard how she disappeared only feet from the safety of rocks off Arranmore Island. The Irish Times reports that Howard, 41, was part of a team of eight divers from…
Angling
MINISTER for Natural Resources Conor Lenihan has opened a 30-day public consultation process on the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations for the 2011 season, the Irish Times reports. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/1206/1224284845182.html Under the latest draft egulations, 51 rivers out…
Diving
An Irish diving instructor is feared dead on Thailand after separating from his team during a deep dive. TheJournal.ie has compiled reports that Peter McCarthy was with another diver in Song Hong Lake in southern Thailand last weekend when he…
Surfing

Surf Safely This Winter

2nd December 2010
The Irish Surfing Association (ISA) has posted a useful guide for surfing safely over the winter months. Caution is recommended for surfers at this time of year due to the colder water temperatures combined with stronger swells, severe winds and…
Diving
A Northern Irish police diver's claim that he was owed more than £30,000 in overtime has been rejected by the UK High Court, BBC News reports. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11876736 Constable Mark Lloyd, previously of the PSNI's underwater search unit, argued that he…
Rowing
Sanita Puspure is the Afloat Rower of the Month for November. The Old Collegians sculler had an outstanding result at the the British Indoor Rowing Championships. She took silver in the open women’s category – only 3.2 seconds behind double…
Angling
The Irish teams that fished in this year's World Championships and Celtic Cup have vowed to represent Ireland again after a falling out with the national angling body, Angler's Mail reports. Angler's Mail reports that the squads are in dispute…
Rowing
Muckross Head of the River, scheduled for Saturday, has been cancelled. Snow and below zero temperatures are forecast for the rowing venue, along with strong winds.  Click this link for Irish Rowing details Click this link for the Latest Rowing…
Fishing
Scottish fishermen have taken exception to a new ban on fishing for scallops in the Irish Sea around the Isle of Man. Authorities on the island introduced the bylaw in reaction to what they perceive as dangerous levels of overfishing…
Angling
The Minister for Natural Resources, Conor Lenihan, has announced the start of a 30 day public consultation process on the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations for the 2011 season. Regulations are made each year, after public consultation,…
O'Neill Honoured in New Zealand
Rowing
Rowing vet Sean O’Neill from Limerick has been honoured in New Zealand. The Limerickman was this week named the Marlborough Express/Blenheim Round Table Sportsperson of the Year. O’Neill’s father, Tom, attended the ceremony in Marlborough. The 30-year-old came out on…
Morgan Falls Just Short in Newquay
Surfing
Irish surfer Nicole Morgan made a strong showing at last weekend's Newquay Open, the final stop on this season's UK Pro Surf Tour. The Belfast native - who now lives in Bundoran, Co Donegal - placed fourth after the two-day…

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