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Sam McKeown
#Rowing: Queen’s had a good day at the Lagan Scullers’ Head of the River in Belfast on Saturday. Sam McKeown was the fastest single sculler in the first head, and was most closely matched by three other men from his…
The Trinity women's senior eight celebrate their Corcoran Cup win.
#Rowing: UCD won the Gannon Cup for senior men and Trinity the Corcoran Cup for senior women at the Colours Races in Dublin today. Trinity lead early in the Gannon, but once the crews came through Grattan Bridge, UCD pushed…
Panorama of Lough Mask
The Irish Times reports that a search is under way on Lough Mask for a fisherman who failed to return to shore yesterday (Friday 8 March). The local man, an experienced angling enthusiast in his 70s, had set out at…
Sanita Puspure with World Championships gold, flanked by Jeannine Gmelin and Magdalena Lobnig
#Rowing: Fingal Rowing Club has announced on International Women’s Day that it will host an evening with Sanita Puspure, the reigning world champion in the women's single scull. The event will be held at Rush Sailing Club on April 28th…
Storm Chase Windsurfers On Alert For Squalls On Ireland’s West Coast
Force 10 winds forecast for this weekend will attract eight of the world’s more fearless windsurfers to Ireland’s Atlantic coast for a competition three years in the making. As BreakingNews.ie reports, the precise date and venue for the Red Bull…
Oyster Farming Industry & Researchers Meet To Discuss Latest Knowledge On Oyster Health
The latest research and knowledge on oyster diseases was presented at a meeting on Pacific oyster health held recently by the Marine Institute’s Fish Health Unit. The event attracted more than 80 participants from Ireland’s oyster farming industry, as well…
Molly Curry
#Rowing: The Afloat Rower of the Month for February is Molly Curry. In a set of weeks in which action on the water was severely limited because of windy weather, the Ireland trials at the National Rowing Centre were welcome…
‘Ballycotton Big Fish’ Hopes To Lure Top Sea Anglers For Four-Day Shark Festival
A four-day shark festival with a €250,000 prize fund is set to put Ballycotton on the sea angling map later this year. In his latest Angling Notes for The Irish Times, Derek Evans says the Ballycotton Big Fish from 12-15…
The survey is being carried out from the RV Celtic Explorer
The annual Anglerfish and Megrim Survey has begun off the West South West and South Coasts of Ireland in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries Policy obligations. The purpose of this project is to carry out annual survey for relative annual…
NUIG's club one eight on their way to winning their class at the Erne Head of the River.
#Rowing: The senior eights from Commercial and Trinity topped the men’s and women’s rankings at the Erne Head of the River in Enniskillen today. Commercial were the fastest crew and came home faster than Trinity’s men’s senior eight, while Enniskillen’s…
Jim Warny suited up for a subterranean dive near his home in Ennis last year
#Diving - This year’s Dive Ireland International Expo opens tomorrow (Saturday 2 March) at the Great National Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh. Hosted by the Lough Derg Sub Aqua Club in association with the Irish Underwater Council, the two-day event…
Erne Head of the River to Go Ahead
#Rowing: Erne Head of the River, set for Enniskillen on Saturday (March 2nd), will go ahead. The organisers expect strong winds for the six kilometre event. They have told clubs to instruct their rowers to wear warm clothing. The head…
Project Supervisor Eamon Walsh (left) and applicant Hugh O'Donnell
Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector, welcomed the launch of two new grant-aided angling boats for Clonbur Angling Centre. Minister Canney said: “The new boats will be used by local and visiting anglers on Lough…
The new security system in place at Ballisodore Fishery, south of Sligo town
#Angling - A new project at Ballisodare Fishing Club outside the Co Sligo village will help protect this important fishery in the North West. The private fishery, which was developed last year to include a state-of-the-art fishery office and two…
Cork Head Postponed Until Sunday
#Rowing: The Cork Head of the River will be held this Sunday, March 3rd. The organisers decided to postpone the event by one day because of the adverse weather forecast for Saturday. The 4km event from Horgan’s Quay to Blackrock…
Trudy McIntyre, Chair of The National Inshore Fisheries Forum, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine is Michael Creed, TD. and Jim O Toole, Chief Executive Officer, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, launching the strategy in Skerries
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today launched the ‘Strategy for the Irish Inshore Fisheries Sector 2019-2023’ on behalf of the National Inshore Fisheries Forum. The Strategy will frame the work of the Inshore Fisheries…

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