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Monika Dukarska and Aifric Keogh on their way to a second win at the NRC.
#Rowing: The second session of the Ireland Trial at the National Rowing Centre gave a number of crews a chance to confirm their good form. Aifric Keogh and Monika Dukarska won again in the pair, followed in by Aileen Crowley…
Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan, who won at the Ireland Trial today.
#Rowing: The top international seniors and a number of ambitious junior crews figured high in the rankings at the Ireland Trial at the National Rowing Centre today. The battle of the men’s heavyweight pairs saw Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll…
Portadown Pikers Angling Club members pictured laying wreaths at the Coosan Point Memorial
The Portadown Pikers Angling Club laid wreaths at the Coosan Point Memorial last Saturday 23 March in memory of their fellow anglers David Warnock and Daryl Burke, who drowned in Lough Ree in a tragic incident five years ago. The…
An angler-caught shad, one of the fish species under observation in the new DiadES project
#MarineWildlife - A new project which aims to promote international action and co-operation to conserve vulnerable migratory fish species launched yesterday, Thursday 28 March. The DiadES initiative will see 30 partners from different countries participate in this European project, with…
‘Marathon Man’ To Take On 500km Charity Swimming Challenge From Causeway Coast To Tramore
This summer, Waterford’s ‘marathon man’ will attempt a 500km open water swimming challenge from the Causeway Coast to Tramore to raise funds for stroke and cancer support. Alan Corcoran made headlines in 2012 when be became the first man to run…
Refixed St Michael's Head Cancelled
#Rowing: St Michael’s Head of the River, which was refixed for this Sunday, March 31st, has been cancelled. The event was originally scheduled for St Patrick’s weekend (March 16th) but fell to a bad weather forecast. The entries were low…
Dalkey Rowing Club 'Blessing' of New East Coast Skiff “Deilginis” Takes Place in April
The blessing of Dalkey Rowing Club's new East Coast Rowing Skiff “Deilginis”, hand built by local Terence Keogh takes place on Saturday, 6th April.  Funding from the 2017 Sports Capital Programme (provided by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport)…
Liam Jegou
#Canoeing: Liam Jegou, Sam Curtis and Aisling Conlan all had wins at the canoe slalom Irish Open at the Sluice Weir in Lucan today. Jegou, who travelled from his base in Pau in France for the event, was the top…
Marine Minister Michael Creed (third from right) launched the new manual available in English, Irish, Arabic, Malay, Russian and Spanish  
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency has launched a fishermen’s health manual. The short manual offers practical advice on keeping healthy at sea and on land and has been translated into five languages. The BIM Fishermen’s Health Manual…
Marine Minister Michael Creed
#Fishing - Following a meeting yesterday (Thursday 21 March) with Irish fishing industry leaders from fish producer, processor and inshore organisations, Marine Minister Michael Creed said he will proceed with new legislation to restore the Voisinage Arrangement for reciprocal inshore…
Enniskillen RBC
#Rowing: Enniskillen’s girls’ and boys’ eights both shone at the Schools’ Head of the River in London today. Strong, gusting winds made conditions difficult – the numbers allowed to compete were cut because of this – but the Enniskillen RBC…
Tony O'Connor
#Rowing: New Zealand have chosen Tony O’Connor to coach their senior men’s eight. The 49-year-old former oarsman has been a successful coach at junior level, with the school at which he teaches, Christ’s College, Christchurch, and in the international set-up.…
St Michael's Head of the River Cancelled
#Rowing: The St Michael’s Head of the River, scheduled for Saturday, March 16th, has been cancelled. The weather forecast for Limerick changed, and the organisers felt they could not be certain of running a safe event. Monday was considered for…
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The Barracuda 8 is one of the more recent additions to Beneteau’s sports fishing boat range
Beneteau has been cultivating a community of sea angling enthusiasts around its Barracuda range — and international dealers will be sending their top bass fishermen to Brittany this coming May for the return of the Barracuda Tour. With Le Crouesty…
Bantry will host the meeting of FLAGs from across Europe from 2-14 April
Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) from across Europe will be meeting in Bantry next month to discuss “smart” ways to tackle coastal challenges. The Smart Coastal Areas seminar, hosted by FLAG South and Bord Iascaigh Mhara at the Westlodge Hotel…
Tariffs For Fish Trade In Event Of No-Deal Brexit - But Not Across Irish Border
Trade in fish from the EU to Britain will be subject to a range of tariffs in the event of a no-deal Brexit. But there will be zero tariffs for goods traded from the Republic to Northern Ireland under the…

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