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Anglers Reminded Of Water Safety Guidelines As Drowning Death Toll Reaches 3 For 2018
Three anglers have died in Ireland so far this year as a result of drowning, according to the latest figures from Irish Water Safety. The sobering news has prompted a reminder from Inland Fisheries Ireland to all anglers to follow…
Scientists recommend a further 61% cut in EU quotas for mackerel
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed held a key bilateral meetings on the margins of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Luxembourg this week with his Danish and Spanish counterparts to discuss Brexit and fisheries priorities. Minister Creed met the…
Darragh Clarke
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Darragh Clarke won the junior event at the Krumlovsky Vodacky Marathon in the Czech Republic – his third consecutive win at this level in this event. The 18-year-old wildwater paddler from  Chapelizod was taking part in the marathon…
Jack Dorney, the fastest sculler at Cork Head of the River.
#Rowing: Shandon amassed a big set of wins at the Cork Head of the River at the Marina on Saturday. Their men’s senior quadruple, competing in the fourth head, set the fastest time of 12 minutes 3.4 seconds, while their…
Turlough Hughes
#Rowing: Turlough Hughes won the Dublin Sculling Ladder Time Trial. The Dublin University Boat Club man had just under a second to spare over Niall Beggan of Commercial on Saturday. One of the masters of the event, multiple winner Sean…
The Myross Coastal Coxed Quad competing at the World Championships
#Rowing: Ireland crews reached multiple A Finals and had two fifth-place finishes at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Sidney, Victoria in Canada.  The Myross men’s coxed quadruple of Kenny McCarthy, Vincent Browne, Andy O’Sullivan and James Lupton, with cox…
Jon Mackey
#Canoeing: Jon Mackey is to head up high performance at Canoeing Ireland. Mackey, who works as training and development officer at Canoeing Ireland, is national coach for Kickboxing Ireland. In this role he guided the Ireland team to fourth place…
The Armed Forces of Malta, pictured here in 2015, were involved in yesterday’s diver rescues
#Diving - The Times of Malta reports that an Irish diver was rescued off the Mediterranean island in rough seas yesterday (Tuesday 2 October). The operation at the Wied il-Mielah Window was one of two separate rescues by the Armed…
Home are the heroes - Paul and Gary O’Donovan and Sanita Puspure, Ireland’s gold medallists
#Rowing: Ireland’s gold medallists at the World Championships, Paul and Gary O’Donovan and Sanita Puspure, are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for September.  The whole Ireland team performed with merit at the regatta in Plovdiv in Bulgaria and there…
Former pro Fergal Smith pulls in to a barrel while surfing at home in Lahinch
#Surfing - The first part of Made in Ireland, Mikey Corker’s new documentary on Irish surfing’s past and present, is now streaming on the Red Bull website. The film had its premiere in Bundoran last month, and now the whole…
No Salmon Licence Results in Large Fine & Driving Disqualification
On Tuesday 25th September 2018, Conor Harlowe with an address at 12 Shantalla Place, Rahoon Road, Galway was convicted at Tuam District Court for refusing to give his name and address contrary to Section 301 (7) of the Fisheries (Consolidation)…
The High Court is expected to hear a judicial review of An Bord Pleanála’s decision
#FishFarm - Permission granted for a salmon farm to extract water from a Connemara lake is facing a judicial review, as the Connacht Tribune reports. An Bord Pleanála recently greenlit plans by Bradán Beo Teo, the region’s biggest producing salmon…
Part of the crowd which greeted Paul O'Donovan, Gary O'Donovan and Sanita Puspure at the NRC
#Rowing: A big and enthusiastic crowd greeted rowers from the Ireland World Championships team at the National Rowing Centre today. Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty, who reached the final of the women’s pair, joined gold medallists Sanita Puspure, Paul O’Donovan…
Jack Dorney
Jack Dorney of Shandon won the junior 18 single sculls at the Irish Open and All Ireland Junior Regatta at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. His nearest rival was James O’Donovan of Castleconnell. Both represented Ireland this season…
Anglers Will Be Allowed One Bass A Day From Monday
#Angling - Anglers fishing in Ireland will now be allowed to keep one bass a day from Monday 1 October till the end of 2018. The move follows new advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea…
The canoe slalom course in Rio de Janeiro.
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Liam Jegou finished 24th in the semi-final of the canoe slalom World Championships in Rio de Janeiro. The C1 paddler incurred four seconds of penalties for touches on gate one and gate 10 which cost him his chance…

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