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Inland Fisheries Ireland’s 2018 Angling Sponsorship Fund Open For Applications
Angling
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched its Sponsorship Fund for 2018 which will support angling events and initiatives across the country. The fund supported 79 events and initiatives across 19 counties to the tune of €30,000 in 2017, with…
With a strong south westerly force six to seven wind, the stranded surfer was soon a mile off shore
RNLI Lifeboats
Rosslare Harbour RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched this afternoon (1 January) at 1.15pm to go to the assistance of a surfer caught in a dangerous rip current. Two surfers had got caught in the rip current off Curracloe beach in…
Damian Browne rowing the Atlantic.
Rowing
#Rowing: Damian Browne is back on track in the Atlantic Challenge rowing race. The solo oarsman covered 36 nautical miles (67 km) in the 24 hours to midday on Saturday and heads into the third week of the race from…
Golden moments: Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll celebrate their win at the World Cup in Poznan.
Rower of the Year
#Rowers of the Year: The Afloat Rowers of the Year for 2017 are Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan. The two formed the Ireland lightweight pair which won European and World Championship gold. They also won gold in each of the…
Damian Browne shows his injuries.
Rowing
#Rowing: Damian Browne twice capsized and suffered facial injuries but has continued to row in the Atlantic Challenge race. The Galway man, who competes as Gullivers Travels, posted a remarkable video on his Facebook page below telling of how he…
In all, 78 rivers will open for angling activity in 2018 and this will provide opportunities for all to share this important natural resource on a sustainable basis. 42 of these rivers will be fully open with a further 36 for angling on a “catch & release” basis
Angling
Mr. Sean Kyne T.D., Minister with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector, has approved a suite of regulations and bye-laws that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries in 2018. These will come into effect from Monday 1,…
Damian Browne posts from the Atlantic Challenge.
Rowing
#Rowing: Christmas has been productive for the Relentless and Gullivers Travel crews taking part in the Atlantic Challenge rowing race. The four-man Relentless crew covered 84 nautical miles (156 kilometres) in the 24 hours to 4pm on St Stephen’s Day.…
Christmas Bonus In Rewards For Reporting Tagged Irish Sea Cod
Fishing
#Fishing - Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute reminds that the rewards for reporting tagged Irish Sea cod have been increased. Earlier this year it was reported that the project would award €25 for every cod captured with a red…
Tributes To Louth Man Who Died In Thailand Kitesurfing Accident
Kitesurfing
#Kitesurfing - Tributes have been paid to the Irishman who died in a kitesurfing accident in Thailand last week. Jonathan Wogan, 43 and originally from Co Louth, was a keen kitesurfer and a regular on the waves near his home…
Today, new plans are to be filed for a mixed development in picturesque Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, 10 months after a similar, controversial scheme was refused permission.  Afloat adds the site of the proposed development is where Western Marine had a warehouse showrooms, workshop and boatyard for almost 50 years until they sold the premises last year. The firm moved out and continue operating as a business.
Dublin Bay
#BullochPlans - Today, new plans are to be filed for a residential and commercial development in picturesque Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey, 10 months after a similar, controversial scheme was refused permission. As The Irish Times writes, Bartra Capital Ltd, founded by…
Canoeing Ireland received three separate grants to develop paddling programmes in the capital
Watersport
#Watersport - Canoeing, rowing, angling and waterskiing are beneficiaries in regional allocations under the 2017 Sports Capital Programme. Sport Minister Shane Ross and Minister of State for Sport Brendan Griffin announced €4m in allocations for regional projects yesterday (Thursday 21…
New EU Regulations For Irish Sea Bass Fishery
Angling
#Angling - The European Union has introduced new regulations for the Irish sea bass recreational fishery, which will operate on a catch-and-release basis for 2018. This outcome is a result of successful negotiation by Marine Minister Michael Creed at the…
Your contribution to the management of our wild Atlantic salmon stocks for 2018 is very important.
Angling
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) would like to remind all salmon and sea trout anglers to submit their 2017 logbook and unused gill tags to the relevant IFI office using the pre-printed envelope supplied at time of purchase. Your contribution to…
Sean Casey
Rowing
#Rowing: Sean Casey has been let go by Rowing Ireland. The Ireland heavyweight coach was told that his contract would not be renewed in January 2018. Casey was appointed on a temporary contract in December 2016 under Morten Espersen. He…
Ireland Trial Cancelled
Rowing

Ireland Trial Cancelled

20th December 2017
#Rowing: The Irish Trial scheduled for Saturday, December 23rd, has been cancelled. The organisers found they could not access adequate medical cover at the National Rowing Centre on the day and abandoned in the interests of health and saftey.  
Eoin O'Farell of the Relentless crew.
Rowing
#Rowing: Irish boats are making progress in the Atlantic Rowing Race. Damian Browne, who was tested by difficult conditions and seasickness in the first two days, reported on his Facebook page that he has recovered. By 6pm on Monday he…

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