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Athlone on the River Shannon
RTÉ News reports that a major angling competition set for Athlone yesterday (Friday 16 August) was cancelled over the recent oil spillage in the River Shannon near the town. Westmeath County Council has been investigating the pollution incident on the…
Rhiannon O'Donoghue and Molly Curry
#Rowing: Ireland’s Molly Curry and Rhiannon O’Donoghue finished fifth in the junior double at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Tokyo. The race was won by the outstanding Lisa Bruijnincx and Jacobien van Westreenen of the Netherlands. The Dutch pushed…
Leah O'Regan, Matthew Gallagher, James O'Donovan, Jack Dorney and John Kearney
#Rowing: Ireland’s junior men’s coxed four took fourth place at the World Junior Championships in Tokyo this morning.  The Ireland crew of James O’Donovan, Matthew Gallagher, Jack Dorney, John Kearney and cox Leah O’Regan came in just under a second…
35,000 Lobsters V-Notched by BIM Each Year
Each year up to 35,000 adult female lobsters caught by Irish inshore fishermen have a v-shaped notch removed from their tail by trained Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) staff. This ‘V-notch’ marking is supported by legislation that makes it illegal to…
Molly Curry and Rhiannon O'Donoghue
#Rowing: Ireland’s Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Molly Curry will compete in the A Final of the junior double sculls at the the World Junior Championships in Tokyo on Sunday. The Ireland crew took a clear third place in their semi-final this…
Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat off Roches Point
Courtmacsherry RNLI was among the search and rescue agencies who responded yesterday morning (Thursday 8 August) to reports that a man had taken ill during a diving expedition to the wreck of the Lusitania. As reported by The Irish Times,…
Rossaveal Harbour, Co Galway
Site investigation works are to be carried out at Rossaveal Fishery Harbour Centre in Co Galway from mid August. The works will comprise drilling multiple boreholes at the locations detailed in Marine Notice No 28 of 2019, subject to minor…
‘Our Foyle Salmon’ Conference In Omagh Next Month
The Loughs Agency is teaming up with the Foyle Association of Salmon and Trout Anglers (FASTA) to host an evening salmon conference in Omagh, Co Tyrone next month. Our Foyle Salmon – The Upstream Battle at the Mellon Country Inn…
Rhiannon O'Donoghue and Molly Curry
#Rowing: Ireland’s Molly Curry and Rhiannon O’Donoghue won their repechage and qualified for the A/B semi-finals at the World Junior Championships in Tokyo.  The Ireland junior women’s double overhauled Hungary in an impressive move. With 300 metres to go they…
John Kearney, Jack Dorney, James O'Donovan, Matt Gallagher and Leah O'Regan
#Rowing: The junior men’s coxed four gave Ireland its first A finalist at the World Junior Championships this morning. In a thrilling finish to their heat, they took the second qualifying spot behind China.  Three boats had charged for the…
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The Rodster sit on top kayak from is part of a new consignment of Kayaks just in at O'Sullivan's Marine in Tralee, County Kerry
After launching a comprehensive new range of Cool Kayaks earlier in the season, the demand was so high that stocks soon ran out… not surprising considering their high quality and exceptionally good prices writes Brian O'Sullivan of O'Sullivan's Marine. The…
File image of Clifden RNLI’s inshore and Mersey class lifeboats, which launched to the kayakers in distress yesterday evening
Two sea kayakers were rescued from the water off Ballyconneely in western Connemara by Clifden RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 6 August). Just after 4.30pm the lifeboat station’s volunteers responded to reports via the Irish Coast Guard of kayakers…
‘Operation Silver Fin’ To Tackle Fish Poaching In Co Tyrone
The Loughs Agency has teamed up with police on both sides of the border and a local wildlife group in a joint initiative to tackle fish poaching in Co Tyrone, as Independent.ie reports. ‘Operation Silver Fin’ will take on the…
Rhiannon O'Donoghue and Molly Curry
#Rowing: Ireland’s Molly Curry and Rhiannon O’Donoghue finished second in their heat of the junior double sculls at the World Junior Championships in Tokyo this morning.  There was just one direct qualification spot for the A/B Semi-Finals, and the Netherlands…
Fionn O'Reilly
#Rowing: Ireland had two boats which finished just outside the medal placings on the final day of the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Corgeno, Italy, today. The junior women’s and junior men’s quadruples both finished fourth. The women's crew of…
Competitors in a previous Liffey Swim
The 100th edition of the Liffey Swim saw one of its youngest ever winners, as 15-year-old Mark Hanley from Meath clinched the men’s title yesterday afternoon (Saturday 3 August). “Never in a million years did we think he’d win it,”…

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