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Members of Sphere 17 in Darndale enjoying their recent sea angling trip with the Dublin Angling Initiative
Angling
#Angling - Four fishing clubs have been announced as finalists in Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Fish & Film Competition. Junior members of Ballyshannon and District Angling Association in Co Donegal, Newport Sea Angling Club in Co Mayo, Whitelake Angling Club in…
Yesterday’s multi-agency search for two missing divers off Dalkey Island had a happy result
Rescue
#Rescue - Two divers were rescued yesterday afternoon (Sunday 20 August) after they failed to surface during a dive off Dalkey Island. The dive boat cox alerted the Irish Coast Guard by marine VHF and began a search patter procedure…
Galley Flash Win All Ireland Coastal Title
Coastal Rowing
#CoastalRowing: Galley Flash won the senior men’s title at the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships in Ballyshannon, Donegal. The West Cork crew led for virtually all the race from local rivals Kilmacsimon, with Courtmacsherry always in third.  Vartry won the…
Liam Jegou
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Liam Jegou finished 17th in the under-23 C1 semi-final at the European Junior and Under-23 Championships in Hohenlimburg, Germany today.  The France-based competitor incurred a two-point penalty on the first gate, and while he did not touch or miss…
Arranmore RNLI volunteers assist the trawler during their 14-hour callout early yesterday
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Arranmore RNLI's lifeboat crew responded to their third callout in a week early yesterday (Friday 18 August) to assist a fishing trawler with five people on board which got into difficulty after engine failure. The fishing vessel, which…
Gary and Paul O’Donovan (Skibbereen RC) will compete in the lightweight double at the World Rowing Championships in Florida
Rowing
The Ireland team for the World Rowing Championships includes a men's and women's pair which were trialled this week. Fionnan McQuillan-Tolan and Patrick Boomer form the men's heavyweight pair and Aifric Keogh and Aileen Crowley the women's. The team is…
The diver’s remains were recovered at the Pinto, one of a multitude of wrecks off the North Coast
Diving
#Diving - The body of a diver missing off the Donegal coast since Saturday was recovered yesterday (Monday 14 August), according to Canada’s Globe and Mail. The deceased, a Canadian citizen believed to be in his 60s and who has…
Mature male Pacific pink salmon caught on the River Erriff in Co Mayo on 9 August
Angling
#PinkSalmon - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has appealed to anglers and the general public to remain vigilant and report the presence of any Pacific pink salmon in Irish river systems. To date, 30 pink salmon have been recorded in nine…
Union Hall RNLI's inshore lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Union Hall RNLI were tasked yesterday evening (Friday 11 August) by Valentia Coast Guard to a 16ft pleasure craft with five teenagers aboard that suffered engine failure in West Cork’s Glandore Harbour. The lifeboat was launched and underway…
New €2M Funding Call For Angling Projects & Conservation Initiatives
Angling
#Angling - Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, has today (Wednesday 9 August) welcomed a new €2 million funding call from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) for angling projects and conservation initiatives. The funding call, which…
Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s double of Margaret Cremen and Aoife Casey won their B Final this morning at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Trakai, Lithuania. The race developed very early into a battle between France and Ireland, with Ireland less than…
Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen will compete in the B Final of the women’s double at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Trakai, Lithuania. In this morning’s semi-final, the Skibbereen/Lee crew took fourth, just under two seconds behind…
Some of the swimmers taking part in tomorrow’s big swim on Lough Erne
Sea Swim
#Swimming - A number of novice open water swimmers will be taking part in a major event on Lough Erne this weekend. The ​past 10 weeks have seen 20 people taking part in the Couch to 5km Challenge on Lough…
Aoife Casey
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland have qualified for the semi-finals of the women’s double sculls at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Trakai, Lithuania. Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen finished third in their quarter-final. Canada, who led from the early stages, won well.…
Commercial celebrate their senior eights win.
Rowing
#Rowing: July 2017 was one of the most successful months for Irish rowing. There were multiple medals at international regattas: the World Cup in Lucerne, gold and bronze; the Under-23 World Championships, two bronze medals; Coupe de la Jeunesse, five…
Margaret Cremen and Aoife Casey
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen took third in their heat and qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Junior Championships in Trakai in Lithuania today. The Skibbereen/Lee double had tucked into third behind Britain, who won, and Germany…

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