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RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Both Wicklow RNLI lifeboats launched yesterday afternoon (Sunday 24 September) to assist a swimmer in difficulty at Brittas Bay. The Dublin-based Irish Coast Guard rescue helicopter, the local coastguard shore unit and an ambulance crew were also tasked…
Map of the approximate haul locations in this year’s Irish Groundfish Survey off the North West Coast
Fishing
#MarineNotice - The Marine Institute advises that the annual Irish Groundfish Survey (IGFS2017) will be carried out off the North West Coast of Ireland between Tuesday 3 and Saturday 14 October, in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries Policy obligations. The…
Patrick Boomer
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland had to settle for sixth place in the first heat of the men’s pair at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida today. The new crew of Fionnán McQuillan-Tolan and Patrick Boomer were never realistic contenders for…
Denise Walsh
Rowing
#Rowing: Denise Walsh made it three wins out of three starts for Ireland at the World Rowing Championships in Florida today. The Ireland lightweight single sculler charged to the line to beat Kirsten McCann of South Africa in an exciting…
Paul O'Donovan
Rowing
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan won his heat of the lightweight single sculls convincingly at the World Rowing Cchmpionships in Florida. The defending champion had over ten seconds to spare over Uncas Batista, the current champion in the World Under-23 class. O’Donovan…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
Rowing
#Rowing: Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll won their heat to qualify directly for the A Final of the lightweight pair at the World Rowing Championships.  Italy took an early lead, but Ireland took over in the second quarter. Britain challenged…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll - first in action for Ireland.
Rowing
#Rowing: Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll are Ireland’s first crew in action at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida on Sunday. The lightweight pair take on Britain, Hungary and Italy – and if they win this heat at…
The Liffey Descent course is 30 kilometres long stretching from Straffan to Islandbridge
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Overseas crews took some of the big prizes in the Liffey Descent today. The fastest crew home was the K2 (racing kayak) of Luis Perez and Miguel Llorens, who finished fourth at the recent World Marathon Championships. They covered…
Denise Walsh
Rowing
#Rowing: Teams from 69 nations have travelled to Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida, USA to compete in the 2017 World Rowing Championships. Over 900 athletes will be competing. Unfortunately, one of Ireland’s top medal hopes – the men’s lightweight double sculls crew…
Anglers Already Involved With Review Of Pike In Brown Trout Fisheries, Says IFI
Angling
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has spoken out over anglers' fears of the threat of pike to wild brown trout numbers. Earlier this week, the Connacht Angling Council launched a campaign and online petition in an effort to provoke…
Ronan Foley, the top junior in the 2016 Liffey Descent,
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Fans of the Liffey Descent can now follow it from anywhere in the world. The 30-kilometre canoeing race tomorrow (September 23rd) features live tracking all the way from the start at Straffan (12 o’clock) to Islandbridge, where boats will…
SBF Winners: Left to right:  John Belger (UK organiser), Steve Mills, Steve Arnold, Wesley Lewis (‘Even Less’ boat),  Josie Mahon (Inland Fisheies Ireland)
Angling
The recent 32nd Rosslare Small Boats Festival attracted more than 120 anglers from Wales, Scotland, Isle of Wight, Ireland and many parts of England, including Manchester, Liverpool and Portsmouth. Sponsored by Inland Fisheries Ireland, Garmin, DAIWA and Sea Angler magazine,…
Dead crayfish in the River Suir
Marine Wildlife
#Crayfish - Large numbers of dead freshwater crayfish have been reported in the River Barrow in the stretch from Carlow to Graiguemanagh. It has been confirmed using DNA analysis that the cause of death was crayfish plague. This is the…
Jenny Egan and Peter Egan compete separately at Irish Marathon Championships 2017.
Canoeing
#Canoeing: An international contingent will take on the Liffey Descent this Saturday, September 23rd. A Spanish crew who are determined to beat all comers in the canoe race will contend with a world champion from South Africa in a field…
Lough Ennell, looking northwest from The Bloomfield
Angling
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is currently carrying out a fish stock survey on Lough Ennell, near Mullingar, to assess the current status of the fish populations in the lake. The survey takes place from today (Tuesday 19 September)…
The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 has been involved in the search for the missing sea angler since Saturday morning
News Update
#Missing - The search continued today (Tuesday 19 September) for a sea angler who was swept into the sea from a popular but treacherous fishing spot near Doonbeg in Co Clare at the weekend. According to TheJournal.ie, the missing man…

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