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Commercial celebrate at Carrick on Shannon
Rowing
#Rowing: The Head of the Shannon enjoyed good weather and an appreciative crowd at Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday. The timing system encountered some difficulties. Neptune’s junior 18 quadruple were the fastest crew in the first head. The pennant for this class…
The winning Lady Elizabeth, DULBC Women's Masters Eight
Rowing
#Rowing: Cork Boat Club’s intermediate eight proved the fastest crew at the Muckross Head of the River at the National Rowing Centre. Shandon, who had a set of good results, saw their eight finish just five seconds off that pace…
Minister Naughten launches the developments at The Mudflats in Carrick-on-Shannon with IFI chief Dr Ciaran Byrne, local landowners, politicians and IFI team members
Angling
#Angling - Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, has officially launched two new angling developments by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) at Emlaghroyan in Roscommon and ‘The Mudflats’ at Carrick-on-Shannon in Co Leitrim. A new match angling stretch…
Paul O''Donovan with 'help' from Gary O'Donovan, Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll.
Rowing
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan is the Afloat Rower of the Month for November. The Skibbereen man beat all comers to show himself the top  single sculler at the Ireland Trial. He teamed up with his Olympic crewmate and brother, Gary, in…
Northern Ireland’s fishery marine research vessel, R.V. Corystes seen in Belfast Lough. The 53m ship also undertakes fishery eco-system management as required by the EU Commission, is currently in Cork Dockyard for dry-docking. On occasions, the 1,280grt ship has during surveys docked in Dublin Port, where an opportunity arose to visit on board took place in the mid-2000’s when berthed at Sir John Rogersons Quay, close to the capital’s centre.
Fishing
#FishingBrexit - Northern Ireland’s fishery and marine science research vessel RV Corystes (1988/1,280grt) is an unusual caller to Cork Dockyard having arrived mid-month from the ship’s homeport of Belfast, writes Jehan Ashmore. The UK flagged RV Corystes has been monitored…
New Coastal Rowing Championships to be Hosted by Rushbrooke
Coastal Rowing
#Rowing: Rushbrooke Rowing Club from Cobh will host the Irish Coastal Rowing Championships next August. It is the first such coastal event to be held under the auspices of Rowing Ireland.  The decision to choose Rushbrooke was made at the…
Marine Minister Michael Creed with Marine Institute chief executive Peter Heffernan, chairman John Killeen and Paul Connolly, director of fisheries ecosystems advisory services, at the presentation of the annual Stock Book for 2017
Fishing
#Fishing - Marine Minister today (Tuesday 28 November) received the Marine Institute’s annual Stock Book for 2017. The Stock Book, one of the principal annual publications of the Marine Institute, provides the latest impartial scientific advice on commercially exploited fish…
Next year’s plans for the Owenriff system involve the removal of predatory pike to help recovery of salmon and trout
Angling
#Angling - Sean Kyne, Minister with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, has welcomed the development by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) of a specific stock management plan for Galway’s Owenriff system aimed at removing pike from the system as a significant step…
Denise Walsh
Rowing
#Rowing: Top internationals, including world champion Paul O’Donovan, Denise Walsh and Monika Dukarska, are amongst the big entry of over 400 crews from 26 clubs entered for the Muckross Head of the River on Saturday at the National Rowing Centre.…
Donegal school takes first place in the national ‘Something Fishy’ Competition 2017
Fishing
Gartan National School of Churchill, Letterkenny, County Donegal, has been named the winner of 2017 national ‘Something Fishy’ competition. The students were presented with the National ‘Something Fishy’ perpetual trophy and a money prize for the class by Joe MC…
A still from Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton, showing at Dublin’s IFI this Saturday 2 December
Surfing
#Surfing - Surf’s up at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin with Mavericks, a weekend of three exceptional surfing documentaries this coming Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December. The IFI has selected three of the top surf films released last…
Damian Browne
Rowing
#Rowing: Damian Browne set a remarkable time of 1:16.2 for 500 metres at the Provinces Indoor Rowing championships at the University of Limerick on Saturday. The big Galway man, who will row the Atlantic starting in December, finished second in…
‘Humble Works for Humble People’ Charts History of Galway Bay’s Fishery Piers
Book Review
#Books - Humble Works for Humble People is the title of a new history of the fishery piers of Galway Bay around coastal Galway and North Clare by Dr Noel Wilkins, a retired professor at NUI Galway. The book charts…
Concerns Over Legalisation Of ‘Pulse Fishing’ In EU Waters
Fishing
#Fishing - "The marine equivalent of fracking" is how one Irish MEP has described the practice of ‘pulse fishing’ recently greenly by the European Parliament’s fisheries committee. As TheJournal.ie reports, pulse fishing is a largely untested method of fishing that…
Jenny Egan with her five international medals from 2017
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan was honoured for her stellar season with a surprise party in Lucan last night. The Ireland canoeist won five medals in 2017 – she took a bronze medal at the canoe marathon World Championships and also had…
Tragedy has truck Oranmore Bay in Galway with the discovery of a body on its shores
News Update
#Missing - Emergency responders recovered a body a last night (Thursday 23 November) in the search for a missing fisherman off Galway. The body was found on the shore in Oranmore Bay, some five nautical miles east of where a…

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