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Leitrim Gets Funding for Angling Tourism
Funding of more than €200,000 has been announced for new facilities at Lough Rynn in the hopes of bringing a major tourism boost to Co Leitrim. The funding, allocated by Fáilte Ireland and announced by Roscommon/South Leitrim TD Frank Feighan,…
Ireland's Hopefuls Test London Olympics Canoeing Course
Ireland's four Olympic canoeing hopefuls were invited to take part in an Olympic test event to mark one year till the start of next summer's games, The Irish Times reports. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2011/0728/1224301500943.html Eoin Rheinisch and Ciarán Heurteau in men’s K1…
On Sunday, 17th July last, the annual Martin Duggan Memorial Swim was held on the Blackwater River at Fermoy. Despite unfavourable conditions, forty-two swimmers took part in this two kilometre freshwater race. Of the forty-two swimmers, twenty wore wetsuits and…
Irish Junior Women Win at Home International Rowing
Ireland successfully defended their Junior Women's title at the Home International Regatta in Scotland on Saturday. However, England took the other three categories, and Ireland could only finish fourth in the men's senior ranks and third in the women's. The…
Dilleen Tenth Overall at World Under-23 Rowing
Ireland’s Lisa Dilleen finished 10th overall in the women’s single scull at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Amsterdam this morning. The 20-year-old Galway women led in the early stages of the B Final (places seven to 12) but faded…
Angling Classic Among Items Auctioned from Hanna Collection
A 19th-century book on angling fetched €820 at an auction of bookseller Fred Hanna's private collection earlier this week, The Irish Times reports. http://afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0723/1224301182026.html The classic title The Erne, Its Legends and Its Fly Fishing by the Rev Henry…
Kerry Makes Moves to Promote Angling
A recent series of workshops was hosted in Kerry aimed at training angling guides to develop the sport in the Kingdom. http://afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ The Kerryman reports that 15 potential guides participated in the six-day programme on the River Laune, led by…
Ireland Pipped on Line by Britain in B Final
Ireland were pipped on the line by Britain in the B Final of the lightweight quadruple sculls at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Amsterdam. Ireland took the lead within metres of the finish only for Britain to come through…
Ireland Miss Out on A Finals at World Under-23 Rowing
Ireland will not have an A Finalist at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships. Lisa Dilleen finished fifth in the semi-final of the women’s single scull and Sarah Dolan and Claire Lambe sixth in their semi-final of the lightweight double scull…
Quadruple Misses Out on Semi-Final in Amsterdam
Ireland’s men’s lightweight quadruple scull failed to join the two women’s crews in the semi-finals of the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Amsterdam. The crew of Shane O’Driscoll, Niall Kenny, Peter Hanily and Justin Ryan could only finish fifth in…
Irish Women Power into World Under-23 Rowing Semi-Finals
Ireland’s two women’s boats, the lightweight double scull and the single scull, will both compete in the semi-finals at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Amsterdam after good results in repechages today. Claire Lambe and Sarah Dolan passed three boats…
Come-And-Try Kayak Day for Special Olympics Hopefuls
Canoeing Ireland's recent come-and-try kayak day for potential Special Olympians was a success all round, according to organisers. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/ http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/kayaking/ Hoping to emulate the success of kayakers at the recent Special Olympics Summer Games in Athens, newcomers at the Irish…
Mitchell Finishes Fourth in World Rowing Quarter-Finals
Ireland’s Jonathan Mitchell missed out on a place in the A/B semi-finals after a fourth-place finish in the quarter-finals of the lightweight single scull at the World Under-23 Championships in Amsterdam. The Queen’s University man needed to finish in one…
Dilleen Defers Crucial Battle at World Under-23 Rowing
Ireland’s Lisa Dilleen finished fourth in her heat of the women’s single scull at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Amsterdam today and must compete in a repechage to make the semi-finals. The race had a surprising profile; with two…
Queen's Man in World Rowing Quarter-Finals
Jonathan Mitchell qualified for the quarter-finals of the lightweight single scull at the World Under-23 Championships in Amsterdam. The Queen’s University man finished third in his heat, behind Germany and Sweden. World Under-23 Rowing Championships, Amsterdam, Day Two (Irish interest):…
63 Swimmers Took to the Water in Valentia Last Week
From thirteen years to sixty five years, male and female, Ireland to New Zealand, sixty three competitors took to the waters in Valentia on Saturday last to compete in an open water 5 mile swim.  This course had only been…

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