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State Fisheries Tender Process Now Open For 2018
Angling
#Angling - Angling clubs have until this Friday 22 December to submit their tender for rivers opening in the New Year in the State Fisheries Tender Process for 2018. Tenders will be accepted up until Friday for rivers opening in…
Damian Browne posts from the Atlantic.
Rowing
#Rowing: Irish crews competing in the Atlantic Challenge race from the Canaries to Antigua have had to battle seasickness and strong winds in the first two days. Relentless, a four, and Gullivers Travels (crewed by Damian Browne) both started well.…
Weather Takes Out Dam Buster Head
Rowing
#Rowing: The Dam Buster Head of the River, scheduled for this Saturday, December 16th, has been cancelled. The weather forecast for Blessington was not good, and the organisers chose to abandon the event because of safety concerns. It was the…
Damian Browne rows away from La Gomera.
Rowing
#OceanRowing: Damian Browne has just set off to row the Atlantic. The former professional rugby player, in his boat Darien, left today from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to embark on the Atlantic Challenge race to Antigua. The fours,…
Fishing boats in Howth and elsewhere on the East Coast will be boosted by significant increases in quotas for cod and haddock in the Irish Sea
Fishing
#Fishing - Following two days of intensive negotiations at the EU Fisheries Council which ended at 7.30am this morning (Wednesday 13 December), Marine Minster Michael Creed secured a total package of fish quotas worth €266 million for Irish fishermen for…
Minister Sean Kyne with local landowner Pat Ward, viewing the Grange River developments at the launch of funding for community-based angling conservation projects
Angling
#Angling - Sean Kyne, Minister with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector, has welcomed the award of funding to the value of €2.2m by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) to 115 angling development and conservation initiatives as part of its National Strategy…
Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan with Padraig Harrington at the IYF awards.
Rowing
#Rowing: Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan have been nominated for the Team of the Year at the RTÉ Sports Awards for 2017. The world champions in the lightweight pair could take over from Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan, who won…
Doughmore beach seen beyond the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in Doonbeg
Coastal Notes
#Doonbeg - Irish surfers have reiterated their concerns over proposed coastal defence works at US President Donald Trump’s golf resort in Doonbeg. TheJournal.ie reports that submissions from surfing groups are among dozens from environmental groups and some local residents to…
Galway Lifeboat Rescues Fisherman With Hand Injury
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Independent.ie reports that a fisherman with a hand injury was hospitalised after his rescue from a trawler off Salthill by Galway RNLI yesterday afternoon (Saturday 9 December). The volunteer lifeboat crew launched within 10 minutes of the alarm…
Mark O'Donovan, Paul O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
Rowing
#Rowing: The awards season is proving a fruitful one for rowers. Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll were honoured at the Canon Hayes Centre awards and fellow Skibbereen man Paul O’Donovan has been nominated for the RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year…
Santa mans the bow of an Irish Underwater Search and Recovery Unit craft at the All-in-a-Row event on the Liffey.
Rowing
#Rowing: The All-in-a-Row charity event on the Liffey drew a flotilla of varied craft to the Liffey in central Dublin today in aid of the RNLI and the Irish Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (IUSRU). There were over 40 boats…
‘Fisheries Projects Animators’ To Support Community Angling Projects Nationwide
Angling
#Angling - Sean Kyne, Minister with Responsibility for the inland fisheries sector, has welcomed Inland Fisheries Ireland’s intention to take on five new ‘Fisheries Projects Animators’. These new recruits will assist community organisations nationwide in realising ambitious angling projects and…
Glory Days: Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll with their gold medals from the World Cup in Poznan.
Rowing
#Rowing: Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll, the world champions in the lightweight pair, have decided to go heavyweight. “We have to do this. We want to go to an Olympics and this is the best way of going," O’Driscoll told The…
Joanne Cantwell interviews Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll.
Rowing
#Rowing: Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan have been honoured at the Irish Youth Foundation Excellence in Sport Awards. The world champions in the lightweight pair received their awards at the charity event hosted by golfer Padraig Harrington on Monday night…
Action from the 2016 All-In-A-Row charity event.
Rowing
#Rowing: The second annual All-in-a-Row charity event on the River Liffey will be held this Saturday, December 9th.  Rowers, kayakers and canoeists will take part in a row or paddle to raise money for the RNLI and The Irish Underwater…
Take A Dip This Christmas Day With Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club
Sea Swim
#CY&BC - The Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club annual Christmas Day Swim in aid of the RNLI is back for 2017. This year’s swim takes place at 1pm on Monday 25 December at the slipway across from the CY&BC. Those…

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