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Action on the Lagan
Lagan head of the river has been cancelled. The prospect of holding one of the two rowing races early in the day disappeared as the weather forecast for Saturday deteriorated. The Belfast event may yet be held later in the…
Lagan Head Hopes to Progress with Single Race
Lagan Head organisers have cut back its schedule for Saturday in Belfast because of the weather, and the rowing event may yet have to be cancelled. They stated that safety was paramount.  “The Met Office has issued a Yellow Wind…
The Marina
The Cork head of the river rowing event due to be held this Saturday at the Marina in the city has been postponed. The committee decided on this course of action because of the bad weather forecast for this weekend.…
World Cup Rowing Regattas in Italy to Go Ahead
The World Rowing governing body, Fisa, has decided to go ahead with the first two World Cup regattas of 2020, to be held in northern Italy. The first World Cup – to which Ireland is set to travel – is…
European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (right) and former EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker.
EU ministers have signed off on Brussels' red lines in advance of the forthcoming post-Brexit trade talks with the UK. The proposals, reports The Irish News, put into writing warnings by Michel Barnier, the European Union's chief negotiator, that Britain…
Castleconnell Boat Club in the flood
Rowing clubs along the Shannon have been badly affected by high water levels. Carrick on Shannon and Athlone have both been hit, while Castleconnell is flooded. This came despite pumping. The gym equipment had been moved out and the boats…
Health-booster: Action from the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships.
Indoor rowing champion, Graham Benton lent his support to row 2,020 miles for Row Britannia Sports Relief at the University of Greenwich, yesterday. The former world and European rowing champion added his rowing miles to the university’s tally, in aid…
The Marina in Cork
The Cork Head of the River on Saturday (February 29th) is set to go ahead. The rowing event is scheduled for the Marina in Cork, and it may be able to deal better with the recent bad weather than some…
Two Men Plead Guilty to Illegal Net Fishing for Salmon on the Lower River Nore
Two men have recently appeared in court on charges relating to illegal net fishing for salmon on the lower River Nore. On Tuesday, 18th of February Mr Brian Murphy and Mr Martin Barron appeared in front of judge Geraldine Carthy…
Renowned angler and fly-casting instructor Glenda Powell will teach participants around various venues from April to September
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) will be running a number of events to give women the opportunity to try angling in 2020. Renowned angler Glenda Powell, one of the world’s leading fly-casting instructors, has partnered with IFI to teach the participants…
Liam Jegou
Canoe Slalom racer Liam Jegou has become the first Team Ireland athlete to be selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer. Originally from Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, the France-based Jegou has already stamped his mark on the international stage, winning…
Aifric Keogh and Monika Dukarska flank Sanita Puspure. Keogh and Dukarska face a trial in Italy
The bad weather has forced the cancellation of the Ireland trial which was scheduled for the National Rowing Centre this weekend. One crucial aspect of the trial, tests for the senior women’s sweep group, will go ahead – in Gavirate…
Nash Mc Daid, of Ballybofey, Donegal landed the first catch and release salmon at the “point of the meadow” on the River Drowes at 2.45pm, Friday the 14th of February
The first catch and release salmon of 2020 has been caught on the River Drowes in Co. Leitrim according to Inland Fisheries Ireland. Nash Mc Daid, of Ballybofey, Donegal landed the first catch and release salmon at the “point of…
A charity angling match at Loughgall Lake
Plans by Armagh’s council to restock Loughgall Lake with £12,000 worth of carp have been deemed insufficient by local anglers. According to ArmaghI, the Loughgall Carp Anglers group believes night angling catch rates would rise — and its membership would…
File image of the Irish Coast Guard
A multi-agency operation was launched to rescue a kayaker trapped in a river gorge in Co Clare yesterday afternoon (Saturday 15 February). As TheJournal.ie reports, the kayaker was one of a group who got into difficulty on the Allie River…
The survey is being carried out from the RV Celtic Explorer
The first and second leg of 2020’s Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey will be carried out from next weekend off the West, South West and South Coasts of Ireland by the Marine Institute, in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries Policy…

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