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Dundalk Divers Pay Tribute to 20 Lost on SS Dundalk in 1918
On the 14th of October 1918, 20 people from Dundalk lost their lives aboard SS Dundalk when it sunk 60 miles south of the Isle of Man writes Timmy Carey. Earlier this year to mark the 92nd anniversary of the loss…
Corkman Keohane The World Coastal Champion
John Keohane of the Kilmacsimon Club in Co Cork took the single sculls' title at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Istanbul. The tall Corkman finished well ahead of Alberto Exarte of the San Pedro club in Spain, with Guiseppe…
The Allure of the Deep, Is Diving for You?
It's that time of year again, dark evenings and looking for a new challenge writes Timmy Carey. Time to find a new sport to take away the winter blues, why not try SCUBA Diving or Snorkelling. Most clubs begin training either in October…
Fishermen Rewarded with Prestigious Marine Stewardship Certificates
Fishermen in the south-east have achieved the much sought after Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification. Certification of this Mackerel fishery indicates the use of sustainable fishing practices and can be used to strongly promote continued market share and future development…
Dedicated Search and Recovery Divers Honoured for Voluntary Service to the State
After decades of selfless service to the state, Dermot Ahern TD and Minister for Justice recently awarded long service medals to 96 voluntary search and recovery divers from all over Ireland at a ceremony in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.…
Galway Welcomes Anglers for Irish Fly Fair
Fly fishing enthusiasts will converge on Galway next month as the city hosts the first annual Irish Fly Fair. Some of the world's top fly tyers will be on hand to show off their craft, and professional casters will demonstrate…
Sligo Surfers Tops at Rossnowlagh
Sligo have been crowned champions of 2010 after a hard-fought final at the Rossnowlagh Intercounties over the weekend. The Sligo team's combination of veterans (David O'Donnell, Kerry Larkin) and juniors (Gearoid McDaid and Aaron O'Hare) was more than a match…
Bulls and Bears Fight it Out at Castleconnell Head
The first ever ‘Bulls and Bears’ Challenge Rowing Race was run at the Castleconnell Head of the River at O’Brien’s Bridge. Pairs from different clubs were formed into two eights which fought it out, with a combination of St Michael’s,…
Rossnowlagh Intercounties This Weekend
Surfers from across the country will be converging on Donegal this weekend for the annual Rossnowlagh Intercounties from 16-17 October. The All-Ireland event in Ballyshannon is a team competition, and is seen as an important social gathering for Ireland's surfing…
Portrush Surf Cam Goes Live
Surfing action from Portrush can now be enjoyed from all around the world following the launch of a live webcam at Whiterocks Beach. Martin Kelly of Portrush Surf School teamed up with the town's Royal Court Hotel to set up…
French Kite Surfer Sets New World Speed Sailing Record
French kite surfer Alex Caizergues set a New World Speed Sailing Record at 54.10 knots during his first run at this week's Luderitz Speed Challenge event earlier today in Namibia. (SCROLL DOWN FOR VID BELOW) The event renowned for its super…
Ministers Meet to Identify Fishing Priorities
The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Sean Connick TD, met today in Dublin with Minister Michelle Gildernew MP MLA, of Northern Ireland's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Minister Connick described the meeting as…
Cornwall's Bennett Claims Kitesurfing Crown in Kerry
Cornwall's Will Bennett once again came up trumps at the British Kite Surf Association's (BKSA) annual Wavemaster event at Brandon Bay, Co Kerry recently (SEE VIDEO BELOW). Bennett claimed his fourth successive Wavemaster title after a tough final duel with…
Jacob's Ladder Reaches Seventh Heaven
Sean Jacob set a new record when he won his seventh Dublin Sculling Ladder time trial at Islandbridge on Saturday. Fellow UCD student Claire Lambe was the fastest woman and Trinity were the best overall rowing club. Last weekend’s time…
Ireland Victorious In 19th Pike International
Ireland celebrated victory over Britain in the 19th International Pike Championships last week in Galway and Roscommon. The 10-strong Irish squad secured the win after a hard-fought two-day contest on the river Suck, despite traling behind by 23lb in the…
Donegal Surfers Celebrate Top Showing at Easkey
John Britton of the famous Rossnowlagh surfing dynasty was among the winners at the Billabong Easkey Open in Co Sligo last weekend. (SCROLL DOWN FOR GREAT YOUTUBE VID) The national school teacher from Ballyshannon took the senior title home to…

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