Irish Trout Fly Fishing Association news,,,,

announcement REGARDING MOTIONS for the itffa agm

The deadline for receipt of motions for the 2020 ITFFA AGM is December 1st.

Please forward all your motions through your club secretary to Michael Monaghan.

Thank you 

leinster agm  24TH OF nOVEMBER

The Leinster AGM will be held on the 24th of November in the Greville Arms at 2pm.  Letters have been sent to your Club Secretarys

Only 2 delegates will be allowed to vote per club, but everyone is invited to discuss all matters at the AGM. 

Thank you 

lake team selection for 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT

The selection committee have met and selected the Teams for 2020.
Spring                                                                                                Autumn
Lough Melvin 12th June 2020                                                       Llyn Trawsfynydd 11th Sept 2020
Darren Maguire (Captain)                                                               Paddy Ward (Captain)
Mick McCormick                                                                              Stephen Browne
Arden Pollock                                                                                    Colin Cahill
Seamus Kelly                                                                                     John O'Connell
Andrew Boyd                                                                                     John Buckley
Seamus O'Loughlin                                                                          Ciaran Newman
Denis Goulding                                                                                  Tony Walsh
Eoin Dunne                                                                                         John Dixon
Nigel Greene                                                                                      Paul Delaney 
Peter Byrne                                                                                         Ronnie Law 
James Fegan                                                                                     Darren Maguire 
Robbie Crichton                                                                                 Paul Cantillon 
Joe Gilroy                                                                                           Ronan O'Reilly 
Garry Stewart                                                                                     Robert Flaherty 

                                                                                

Congratulations on Your selection and I look forward to working with all of you in 2020. The Captains of the respective Teams will be in touch with You by phone to discuss plans/preparations with you very shortly.

Kindest Regards
Michael Monaghan

STANLEY IS HONOURED WITH IFFA PRESIDENCY FOR 2020

Not only did Ireland win the Autumn International but it was a great occasion for another reason. Stanley McKeon took over from George MacKenzie as the IFFA International President.

 

 


On behalf of the ITFFA , i would like to wish Stanley McKeon a wonderful year in office, an honour he so richly deserves. Congratulations again Stan.

menteith 2019

senior away lake gold at last

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 Away Gold at Last.

Report by Michael Monaghan ITFFA Secretarry and ITFFA Senior Team Manager

 

 


September 15th saw the team depart in the early hours of Sunday morning to Scotland for the Autumn International on the Lake of Menteith. In October 2018 the Team was picked for this match. As a result of the selection deliberations an experienced Team was chosen who had a lot of International experience. Included in this were the two previous Gold medal winning Captain’s, Ireland’s most capped Irish anglers and a Brown Bowl Winner among the 14. The Captain, Martin McGorian was chosen for many reasons. He is a very determined and passionate angler and he is no stranger to competitive angling.

The preparation began in November 2018 when we held Our first meeting. It was discussed that we had the opportunity to chase down an away win with the Team personnel we had and this then became our only target.

Fast forwarding to 2019 and the Team worked away on preparation for the match. We arrived at Menteith on Monday morning and had heard how well it had fished on Saturday for the Scottish National Final. The lake did not disappoint and all of the Team had caught well during practice on Monday. With a couple of methods working well we continued to refine and adapt these as the week progressed. We were fortunate that we had many fly tiers within the ranks and each day everyone was armed with the required patterns plus a few patterns that required further testing. We came off the lake early on the Thursday afternoon our last practice day, happy with what we were doing and to get the final preparations done early and allow the Guys a chance to relax a little before match day.

Match Day Preparations completed we set off to the lake and arrived at 8.15. The sun started to burn off the early morning fog and in no time revealed a bright blue sky and a lake that resembled a mirror. Not what any team wanted, especially the Irish Team as we had no practice during the the week in such conditions. But we did practice during the week as if it was going to be flat on the final and the team worked hard perfecting methods. Which ranged from Di5 and boobies to floaters and drys. Each area fished slightly different and you needed to adapt lines and flies and indeed retrieved to continually meet fish.

The International matches have many fine traditions and the parade to the Lake is one of these. It starts the nerves jangling and stands the hair up on the back of Your neck like you wouldn’t believe possible. Formalities over a quick Team chat and good luck wishes exchanged the Team headed to the Boats. It was over to the Guy’s now to do their best. I watched from the shore interested to see where the armada of boats were headed.

Once the boats are gone the respective team managers all have a chat and reveal how the practice had gone and what the winning total might be. In the conditions I thought that 100 fish could do it. As practice days had indicated all Teams seemed to be doing well and I felt this was going to be an extremely close match where a fish or two could make a huge difference in terms of the result. I fished the Officials match during the day and couldn’t believe the conditions, hot and calm. I stayed away from the competition boats. I spent a lovely day in the company of Ian Wilson of the Scottish Committee and we agreed at one point that we didn’t have to fish the 8 hour match such were the conditions. Really stamina and energy sapping conditions if there ever were!. Ashore at 5 and the weigh in for the Officials match was done. Victory went To Michael Callaghan, Ireland with 5 fish in the process pipping Paul Edward of Wales by 0.1 of an ounce. A tight result. Glad to see that My two days spent with Michael paid off as He won the Officials match for the first time ever. Chatting again amongst the Team Managers revealed that Ireland seemed to be doing well. Fingers crossed time.

At 5.50pm the first boats started coming ashore. The first Irish Angler I met was the Captain, Martin McGorian who had played a true Captain’s part and caught 9 fish. One by one I gathered up the Team total and after some quick mental maths determined that we had a very respectable 109 fish. It is customary for the Team Managers to exchange their respective Team tally’s. It then became apparent that we had the most fish a remarkable result and showed the true grit and determination of the team. I urged caution as we had been here before in 2016 and came second! The weigh in was completed and after the scores were tallied. Our hard work and relentless effort paid off , we had won by a little over 8 lbs and were pushed all the way by Wales on 104 fish in second. I mentioned earlier about the fine traditions at the International matches the other Teams and Managers offered their congratulations in wonderful display of sportsmanship. Once this was done Captain Martin decided to conserve the water supplies at the Hotel and have a dip in the Lake instead. There isn’t a stag above the rolling hills above Menteith that could reach the heights that Martin reached. He had been threatened with getting wet if we won and He decided when man handled to the water to complete a most spectacular jump which was recorded on camera for posterity. Another outstanding result on the day was Arden Pollock winning the Brown Bowl for the second time. A wonderful achievement indeed. Arden is equally at home on still and running water alike and has been a very consistent angler over many years. If he were a Mr. Men character, He would be Mr. Laid Back. Arden now joins Toby Bradshaw as Irish Anglers who have won the Brown Bowl twice and who is to say he won’t stop at two!. Back to the Hotel and time to get scrubbed up for the presentation of the trophies and medals and time for the celebrations to begin.

Time now for thank You’s.

First of all, Martin McGorian for His outstanding leadership in the preparation and during match week. To the Team, all I can say it was a privilege to be Your Team Manager. You all gelled together perfectly and helped and inspired each other all week. You all walked Your talk and an old ghost has finally been laid to rest after 22 years. To Noel Farrar, ITTFFA Youth Officer and Youth Coaches, Sean Dempsey and Francis Rafferty for the invaluable information and tactics which You gave us after the Youth’s own victory on Menteith. To Quint, Douglas, Connor and Elma at Menteith You did a fantastic job as always. What a fishery and as was mentioned during the after dinner speeches Ireland, England and Wales would love to have such a superb fishery on their doorsteps.

Thanks to Michael Callaghan and Stan Mc Keon for their help during the week. Thanks also to the Hotel and matchday Boatmen. Ian & Eleanor Campbell for a superb job as always.

To The Scottish Committee and Tom McTaggart and George McKenzie for organising and hosting the International.

To Our Bus driver Sean Lally who looked after us and ferried us about all week in a thoroughly professional manner.

Last but not least, Our Team Sponsor, Dave McBride of Southside Angling who so generously sponsored Our River’s, and Lough Style Teams clothing in 2019. I cannot thank Dave enough for putting his money where His mouth is. It is greatly appreciated by all.

Hope I have not forgotten anything. Looking forward to 2020 and the next match which is at home on Lough Melvin.

Michael Monaghan

Hon. Sec. /Team Manager ITFFA

 

 

 

 

AUTUMN INTERNATIONAL 2019

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On behalf of the ITFFA i would like to wish Captain Martin McGorian, Manager Michael Monaghan and all the other members of the I.T.F.F.A Senior Team the best of luck in the Autumn Home Nations International on the Lake of Menteith. They will start their Journey tomorrow and will be fishing the Competition Next Friday.

The team are in very capable hands, with the experienced Manager Michael and a very knowledgeable Captain in Martin McGorian.
I have known Martin for years and all i can say is that i am delighted to see him in charge of this match.
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A few words from Martin

I started fishing at the age of 9 after by grandmother bought me my first rod on a trip to Dunlaoghaire. By 11 or 12 I graduated to the fly rod where I learned my trade on the river Dodder. My first ever lake trip was with Joe & Dave McBride. I was stuck in the middle of the boat and told to keep throwing the files out on front of me. In 10 minutes I had a double hook up and landed both fish. The lads got nothing that day and I was hooked for life. As I got older I started to fish more lakes and then started to fish competitions. From the age of eighteen I started to go to lough Conn for a weeks mayfly fishing with Dave who by now was my regular fishing partner and great friend. I fell in love with Conn and have being going there for over 35 years now. I was fortunate to win a boat a few years ago in the June comp. I also began fishing the world cup and had some Good finishes the best being 3rd place in the final.
My dream was to represent my country one day and after almost 20 years of trying I got to fish my first one in 2003. Since then I have fished another 5 and and had the honour of captaining the 2015 team in Rutland. I have been on 2 winning teams out of 6 which is a fantastic return. I also love to fish lough ennell which I consider a real challenge, it's a tough lake with many moods but the fishing can be spectacular. I have been very lucky in competitions over the years winning many club comps in the Midlands winning an interpro and a Leicester. The national has escaped me up to now but have had a few high finishes.

To sum it all up I've had many great experiences, been to some wonderful places and most of all met many wonderful fellow anglers and made many great friends. I suppose I have to thank my Gran my wife and my life long friend Dave McBride.

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Best of luck to the team and with two out of three Golds for the ITFFA so far this year.
Hopefully this very experienced team can do the business in Scotland.

COME ON IRELAND.

leinster rule the waves  on lough lein

Report from Michael Monaghan

ITFFA Interprovincial Championship
Lough Lein, Killarney 7th September 2019

1st Leinster  32 fish weighing 6.650kgs
2nd Connaught 29 fish weighing 6.304kgs
3rd Munster 25 fish weighing 5.602kgs
4th Ulster 22 fish weighing 4.971kgs
108 trout weighing 23.527kgs

Interprovincial Challenge Cup presented to Leinster Captain, Fran Nugent of Dublin Trout Anglers Association

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Best Overall Rod: John Buckley, Lough Lein Anglers with 7 fish weighing 1.748kgs. An amazing display of angling on a tough day.
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Scotch Bowl for heaviest fish: Gary Smith, Black Pennell’s weighing 0.459kgs

Best Rod in each Province:
Connaught-  Deacy Cup  Peter Byrne
Leinster- Moylett Cup James Fagan
Munster- McCarthy Cup John Buckley
Ulster- McCrea Cup Ronnie Law

International Qualifiers 2020:
1. John Buckley 7 fish 1.748kgs              
2. James Fagan 6 fish 1.223kgs
3. Peter Byrne 5 fish 1.157kgs 
4. Colin Cahill 4 fish 0.850kgs
5. Andrew Boyd 4 fish 0.788kgs 
6. John O’Connell 3 fish 0.744kgs
7. Eoin Dunne 3 fish 0.744kgs 
8. Denis Goulding 3 fish 0.670kgs
9. Ronnie Law 3 fish 0.651kgs
10.John Dixon 2 fish 0.597kgs

Reserves for 2020:
1.Basil Shields 3 fish 0.583kgs
2. Sean Dempsey 3 fish 0.578kgs
3.Fran Nugent 3 fish 0.572kg
4. Paul Douglas 3 fish 0.535kgs
5.Johnny Toner 2 fish 0.512kgs
6.Thomas Lynch 2 fish 0.494kgs

A huge thank You to the Munster Committee led by Vincent Downes for all their hard work in the organising and smooth running of the competition. Everything ran like clockwork as is My experience with all ITFFA competitions on Lough Lein. Thanks to the Boatmen/Stewards who gave their services. The competition could not go ahead without them. Congratulations to Leinster on winning the Competition and all the qualifiers for 2020. Special mention to Ronnie Law who finally will earn his first cap in 2020. A huge thanks also to the Dromhall Hotel for a fantastic meal as always.
A final word of thanks to my fellow Officers , Executive Committee, Provincial Chairmen and Committees for all their help in organising all Our various ITFFA competitions in 2019.

Best of luck to the Autumn Team in their quest for Gold in Lake of Menteith, Scotland on 20th September.

Please God we will do it all over again in 2020.

 

 

ITFFA would like to thank Dave McBride and Southside Angling for their continued support and sponsorship of the International Teams . It is very much appreciated 

Lough LEIN BOAT DRAW 2019 

 

Boat

No.                              Anglers                                                           Boatman

1

Shay Cash

Gary Binley

Barry Healy

2

Denis Goulding

Shane Gainley

Gerry Buckley

3

Kieran Evans

Peter Byrne

John Quilligan

4

Colin Cahill

Basil Shield’s

Stephen Campbell

5

Brendan Murray

Eddie Harte

Richard Willis

6

Sean Dempsey

Darren Curran

PJ O’Brien

7

Kenny Balfour

John Buckley

Con Malone

8

Alan Lutton

Don O’Leary

Mick O’Driscoll

9

Michael McLaughlin

Derek Mulcahy

Richard Whitehouse

10

Ronnie Law

Stephen O’Reilly

Kevin Healy

11

John Dixon

Donal Forrest

Liam Buckey

12

Nigel Greene

Diarmuid Linehan

Tom Sweeney

13

Joe Ferguson

Sean Bowen

Niall O’Neill

14

Padraic Traynor

Dudley Murphy

Pat Lehane

15

Colin Dodd

Maurice Willis

Pat Winning

16

Padraig Fahy

Tom Ankatell

John Ruby

17

Luke O’Connell

John O’Connell

Brendan Spillane

18

Andrew Boyd

Dave Mears

Christie Nolan

19

Michael Monaghan

Patrick Carson

John Barrett

20

Barry Fox

Stephen Clarke

Hugh Healy

21

Mike Keady

Gearoid McSeain

Tim Hogan

22

Joe Quinn

Gerry O’Brien

Pat Collins

23

Paul Colreavy

Terry McGovern

PJ O’Connell

24

Johnny Toner

Paul Douglas

Michael Linehan

25

DJ Byrne

Gareth Foley

Ger Linehan

26

Paul Delaney

Gary Smith

Paul Cantillon

27

Eoin Dunne

Thomas Lynch

Kevin Willis

28

Gerry Heaslip

Eamonn Ross

Danny Walsh

29

Stuart Marry

Stan McCart

Mick Melamphy

30

James Fagan

Frank Kelly

Pat Buckley

31

Paul Hanley

Tony Daly

Kieran Fitzgerald

32

Michael Murphy

Mick McCormack

Denis Cronin

33

Gearoid Kirwan

Fran Nugent

Daniel Murphy

34

Graham Landy

Dermot Leonard

Stephen Hanley

35

Mark Houlihan

Alan Delaney

Timothy O’Sullivan

36

Pat Hoare

Noel Shiels

Vincent Downes

 

stuart marry wins leinster national on lene

 Huge Congratulations to Stuart on winning the Leinster National in such bad conditions. Great Angling, also well done to all the qualifiers and to those who took part. Best of luck in the National in 2020

 

 

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     LEINSTER NATIONAL QUALIFIER 2019 LOUGH LENE

1.       STUART MARRY           8 FISH       3410 POINTS 

2.       PADDY WARD              8 FISH        3320 POINTS

3.       DERMOT LEONARD    7 FISH        3310 POINTS

4.       KENNY KIERNAN         7 FISH        3020 POINTS

5.       JOHN BRENNAN          7 FISH        2900 POINTS

6.       MARC O’REGAN          6 FISH        2800 POINTS

7.       COLIN CAHILL              6 FISH       2580 POINTS

8.       TONY WALSH               5 FISH      2550 POINTS

9.       RONAN MEGHAN        5 FISH      2430 POINTS

10.       DONAL MONAGHAN    5 FISH       2360 POINTS

11.       JAMES O’NEILL              5 FISH       2320 POINTS

12.       BRIAN BRENNAN          5 FISH       2230 POINTS

13.       TOM HIPWELL               5 FISH      2120 POINTS

14.       EOIN DUNNE                 5 FISH      2090 POINTS

15.       JIM TIERNAN                 4 FISH      2000 POINTS

16.       KARL O’TOOLE              4 FISH      1940 POINTS

17.       KEITH FLEMMING        4 FISH       1900 POINTS

18.       STEPHEN KELLY            4 FISH       1870 POINTS

19.       PAUL DELANEY             4 FISH       1840 POINTS

20.       FRAN NUGENT              4 FISH       1810 POINTS

21.       JOHN MAGUIRE            4 FISH       1730 POINTS

22.       FREDDIE MILLER           3 FISH       1440 POINTS

23.       BRENDAN MURRAY     3 FISH        1410 POINTS

24.       WILLIE SCULLY              3 FISH        1400 POINTS

25.       DJ BYRNE                       3 FISH        1360 POINTS

26.       SEAN GOULDING          3 FISH        1320 POINTS

27.       ANDY DUNCAN             3 FISH        1310 POINTS

28.       LIAM GILSENAN            3 FISH        1290 POINTS

29.       TOMMY KEOGHAN       3 FISH       1270 POINTS

30.       BOB HEMKINS               3 FISH        1270 POINTS

60 ANGLERS FISHED   178 FISH CAUGHT AND RETURNED

YOUTH QUALIFIER

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

YOUTHS ITFFA TEAM 2020 QUALIFIER. 


The first qualifier for the 2020 youths team will be held the 14th Sept. on L.Lene collinstown.
The entry fee is €25 and will be fished from 11am - 4.30pm.
Entrants must be under 18 yrs. of age on 1st Sept.2020.
Entries only through affiliated clubs and should be received by 5th Sept.
This will also be the decider for angler of the year.
THE VENUE FOR THE 2020 MATCH IS ALSO L.LENE.

LEINSTER NATIONAL QUALIFIER

LEINSTER NATIONAL QUALIFIER. 31ST AUGUST LOUGH LENE COLLINSTOWN. 10AM TILL 6PM. ENTRYS BY 26TH AUGUST. FEE 20 EURO. ALL CLUB SECRETARYS HAVE BEEN INFORMED...

I.T.F.F.A. YOUTH TEAM SWEEP THE BOARDS ON MENTEITH

Youths International Match Report 2019 by  Manager Nioel Farrah.

This years international was fished on the Lake of Menteith on 31st July. The team and many supporters travelled on Sunday 28th July, returning on Thursday 1st August and were based at the Rob Roy Hotel, Aberfoyle.
The first practice day on Monday was fished in mainly bright sunshine with little wind in the morning although it changed in the afternoon with wind and rain in the evening. Irish returns were reasonable and in keeping with what was expected from the tactics employed.
The second day was much more productive and by lunchtime the match tactics had been decided. In the afternoon the team explored plan B and with an hour of practice time left the boats returned to shore satisfied they had achieved their objective.
As manager, it was a pleasure to watch the coaches, Sean Dempsey, Francis Rafferty and Ken McCarthy work with the team. The coaches laid out their plans and the team without exception carried out their orders to the letter. They were a team in every sense of the word. They trusted their coaches and their fellow team members.
On the morning of the match the coaches and team went through their plans and considered the weather warnings for thunder and lightening later in the day. All were convinced that their efforts and preparations would carry the day. They went to their boats with an unshakeable belief in their ability to succeed.
Waiting for the boats to return in the evening was nerve racking and at times it seemed my watch was going backwards. When the boats did return and an initial count was made we were pleased without being over confident.
The weigh-in confirmed our win in both the team event and the individual categories

Match Result -         Ireland         77 fish   177lbs      2.6 ozs
                                Scotland      64 fish    152lbs     7.2 ozs
                                Wales          52 fish    123lbs     15.5 ozs
                                England       54 fish    121lbs     13.3 ozs

Heaviest Bag          Chris Fehilly IRL    15 fish      31lbs    7.8 ozs

Heaviest Fish          Conor Mooney  IRL   4lbs  3.1 ozs

The Gala Dinner was attended by the teams, family and friends and was a fitting end to a brilliant few days.
The team celebrated their win in a very controlled fashion and as a manager I could not be more proud of these young men in how they conducted themselves. They were a credit to their parents and the association.
It is regrettable that a breach of protocol occurred as a result of my inexperience for which I apologise to those who were offended. I trust we can see past this and work towards ensuring that this type of mistake can be avoided in the future.
I thank the association for the opportunity afforded to me and the unbelievable efforts of the coaches and team. A special thank you to my predecessor Patrick Kelly for all his help and advice when the going got tough 

The qualifiers for the 2020 team will start shortly and the details will be sent to all club secretaries. We loo

k forward to welcoming new entrants so make sure you get your entry to us via your club.

 

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RONNIE COX MEMORIAL COMPETITION

ANNOUNCEMENT
The annual Ronnie Cox competition will be fished on the 31st August at 11 am on Lough Conn from Cloghans. All proceeds to cancer Trials Ireland. Contribution voluntary. Please support and let other anglers know. The date has been changed due to the final if the world cup on mask. Organise own boat and partner. Contact me if you need any help. Eamonn Ross. eamonnoruis@gmail.com

youth international , lake of menteith scotland 2019


On behalf of the I.T.F.F.A. i would like to wish Manager Noel Farrah, Captain Robert Hackett and the rest of the Youth Team all the best as they travel to the Lake of Menteith in Scotland on Sunday to fish the Youth Four Nations Home International
The team have practiced hard all year under the guidance of Noel Farrah and coaches Sean Dempsey, Ken MC Carthy and Francis Rafferty.
Menteith is alovely water and with the experience the anglers and coaches have on this water i am sure they will do really well
YOUTH TEAM LAKE OF MENTEITH 2019

Robert Hackett Capt.
Connor Dunne V.Capt.
David King
Chris Fehilly
Jim Kelly
Connor Mooney
Sean Ronayne.
John Farrington
Garoid Flatherty
Ethan Mc Ginn.
Joshua Mc Ginn.
Nathan Cravan
Thomas Grew
Rory Govan
Joey Long.

Again on behalf of the I.T.F.F.A. i wish all the team tight lines in the final, but most of all i really hope they have a great experience and enjoy their time fishing for Ireland.
We as an association are really proud of every one of you.

COME ON IRELAND

interprovincial draw Lough lein killarney 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT

INTERPROVINCIAL DRAW 2019 LOUGH LEIN KILLARNEY 2019

PAIRINGS 2019 INTERPRO
Boat No Name/Province Name/Province
1 Shay Cash (L) Gary Binley (C)
2 Denis Goulding (L) Shane Gainley (C)
3 Kieran Evans (L) Peter Byrne (C)
4 Colin Cahill (L) Basil Shield’s (Capt.) (C)
5 Brendan Murray (L) Eddie Harte (C)
6 Sean Dempsey (L) Darren Curran (C)
7 Larry Gibb (U) John Buckley (M)
8 Alan Lutton (U) Don O’Leary (M)
9 Michael McLaughlin (U) Derek Mulcahy (M)
10 Ronnie Law (U) Stephen O’Reilly (M)
11 John Dixon (U) Donal Forrest (M)
12 Nigel Greene (Capt.) (U) Diarmuid Linehan (M)
13 Joe Ferguson (C) Sean Bowen (M)
14 Padraic Traynor (C) Dudley Murphy (M)
15 Colin Dodd (C) Maurice Willis (Capt.) (M)
16 Padraig Fahy (C) Tom Ankatell (M)
17 Luke O’Connell (C) John O’Connell (M)
18 Andrew Boyd (C) Dave Mears (M)
19 Seamus Kelly (C) Patrick Carson (U)
20 Barry Fox (C) Stephen Clarke (U)
21 Mike Keady (C) Gearoid McSeain (U)
22 Joe Quinn (C) Gerry O’Brien (U)
23 Paul Colreavy (C) Robert Russell (U)
24 Johnny Toner (C) Paul Douglas (U)
25 DJ Byrne (L) Gareth Foley (U)
26 Paul Delaney (L) Gary Smith (U)
27 Eoin Dunne (L) Thomas Lynch (U)
28 Gerry Heaslip (Capt.) (L) Eamonn Ross (U)
29 Stuart Marry (L) Joe Gilroy (U)
30 James Fagan (L) Frank Kelly (U)
31 Paul Hanley (M) Tony Daly (L)
32 Michael Murphy (M) Mick McCormack (L)
33 Gearoid Kirwin (M) Oliver McCormack (L)
34 Graham Landy (M) Dermot Leonard (L)
35 Mark Houlihan (M) Alan Delaney (L)
36 Pat Hoare (M) Noel Shiels (L)

Shane wins Leinster river title 2019

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Leinster River Championship Sponsored by Rorys Fishing Tackle Shop.

  

The Leinster I.T.F.F.A. River Championship was held on the River Dodder yesterday. Many thanks to the Dodder Anglers and their committee, especially Gerry Heaslip for all the time he put into this event..

 

Many thanks to Tony and Peter Doherty for helping to organise the event and doing the scoring along with Brian Larkin. Many thanks again Brian

 

14 Anglers recorded 225 fish and at the end of the day, Shane Callan came out on top

A huge word of thanks must go to Rorys Fishing Tackle for sponsoring the event and for the longest fish prize. Without the Sponsorship it would of been hard to run this event.

A word of thanks to the Dropping Well for accomadating us on the day.

 

The prize for Longest fish was a Greys Rod and was awarded to Alan Lawless with a fish of 35.3cm by Mary Harkin of Rorys Fishing Tackle Shop who also sponsored the Rod 

 

Many thanks to all the stewards who took part on the day giving up their time. Only for the stewards we would not be able to run the competition.

 

 

It was very tight at the top. you needed to catch your fish at the right time. At the end of the match Shane Callan 6 place points as did Kevin and Brian. But Shanes 30 fish accumulated 30 fish for 1231 fish points to kevins 25b fish for 1070 and Brians 18 fish for 718. 


 

Shane was crowned champion on fish points , a well deserved win as he caught the most amount of fish during the competition

 

Peter Doherty had 27 fish for the day only 3 fish behind Shane. Peter had 1084 fish points but his 8 place points pushed him into 6th place. A great performance by Peter but unlucky on the day.

 

Qualifiers

1.SHANE CALLAN - 6 PLACE POINTS- 1231FISH POINTS

2.KEVIN DUNNE - 6 PLACE POINTS- 1070 FISH POINTS

3.BRIAN LARKIN - 6 PLACE POINTS - 718 PLACE POINTS

4.GLEN McCRAVE - 7 PLACE POINTS - 835 FISH POINTS

5.EAMONN CONWAY - 7 PLACE POINTS - 786 FISH POINTS

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6. PETER DOTHERTY- 8 PLACE POINTS- 1084 FISH POINTS

 

 

The River Dodder is an Amazing River. Running through some of the dentist populated areas in Ireland and still produces excellent fishing. A lot of credit must go to the Dodder Anglers who look after the river. A river based in the capital of a European country producing quality wild brown trout fishing . Simply amazing

I.T.F.F.A. RIVERS TEAM SWEEP THE BOARDS AS THEY WIN GOLD ON THE AGIVEY RIVER

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Manager Michael Callaghan Reports.

Congratulations to our Rivers Team on their fantastic victory in the 2019 IFFA Rivers International which was fished on the Agivey River on Friday July 5th.

They romped to a resounding victory by a record margin of 36 placings in a very memorable match. Team captain Stuart McMurran was presented with the George Clarkson Trophy on behalf of the team and in the course of his victory speech, he praised the great angling of all of the team over the 4 sessions. He highlighted the fact that the five team members finished in the top six overall – surely a record in itself and concluded by thanking all who helped in any way.

In addittion to winning the team event we also won the trophies for the top rod and for the best fish.

Donal Monaghan with a great score of 5 placings won the ‘Moc Morgan Trophy’ – the Brown Bowl’ of IFFA River angling, narrowly edging out Mark Sloan and Seamus O’Neill who both had 6 placings.

 

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Glen McCrave, with a fish measuring 36cms won the Mike Childs Trophy for the best fish in the match, thus ensuring a clean sweep for Ireland. It was in fact the third year in a row that we won this trophy. Eamonn Conway won it in 2017 and Brian Russell was the 2018 winner. 2019 was also the third time in a row that we won gold at home, having won on the Liffey in 2015 and on the Agivey in 2011.

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This wonderful victory must be attributed not just to the ability of our rivers anglers who are indeed up there with the very best in River angling but also to the manner in which all of them work as a team.

 

 

 

I must mention here the great contribution made by our reserve Andrew Sloan not just during match week but in the weeks and months leading up to it. Thanks Andrew. The record books may show that I was team manager but the real manager was Seamus O’Neill and this victory must be attributed to the great work he has been doing in building on individual skills and a establishing a strong team-work ethic over the years. Seamus gets the most out of everyone in his own unique quiet but effective manner.

Seamus enlisted the help of Arden Pollock and Hubert Smith and they played a huge part in the preparations. Peter Doherty and Noel O’Neill also had a part to play. I was privileged to have been a part of his management team and to have shared in this great experience.

 

Thanks to all in the Agivey Anglers Association club for their help and co-operation over the past year. Their support was immense and they contributed in no small way oi this victory. Tanks also to the controllers, riparian owners and all the many others who helped in any way.

 

Special mention to Dave McBride of Southside Angling for his support and sponsorship of the Rivers Team. We as an Association really appreciate Dave and Southside Angling. Our gratitude cannot be expressed in words.

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The rivers team would like towish our Lochs team all the best for the Autumn Match in Menteith.  The Autumn Team will also be sponsored by Dave McBride and Southside Angling.

Many thanks to Michael for the report. This team really stood together and worked extremely well together. I had no doubts of the skill of every angler on this team as i had no doubts about many teams before them lake and river, but this group grew from strenght to strenght after each practice session and get together they had. They learned from one another , helped each other and Gold was theirs. Class performance from a classy group of guys. 

 

 

 

Corrib Galway win the ITFFA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP, SPONSORED BY SOUTHSIDE ANGLING

Many thanks to all the Anglers that turned up yesterday to fish the ITFFA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FUNDRAISER SPONSORED BY SOUTHSIDE ANGLING.

A huge thanks to Tom Fagan and the Lough Lene Committe for all their help and allowing us to use their facilities.

To Stan McKeown for organising all the score sheets and raffle tickets. To Michael Monaghan and Michael Callaghan for all their help and support leading up to the event and on the day.

I must also thank Noel shiels. This Competition takes a lot of organising so thanks again Noel.

Also a big shout out to all the folks that brought along prizes for the Raffle.

Michael Monaghan 

Lough Conn and Cullin

Tourmakedy Anglers

Lough Sheelin

Garrison

Tom Doc Sullivan

Tom Fagan

Noel Shiels

Jim Glynn

Kelly Kettle

Many thanks to Julie for selling the tickets and to Noel farrah who sponsored the trophies.

Lough Lene fished hard yesterday but there were fish to be caught. As we tallied the score cards there were 85 fish Caught and Released by 100 anglers. It was obvious the snail feeders had taken a day off.

Shortly after the raffle the results were Announced by Noel.

Corrib Galway were announced I.T.F.F.A. Club Champions 2019

Captain Tom Sullivan ,Tommy O'Loughlin, Mike Keady and Barry Fox.

An Outstanding performance on a difficult day.

 

2nd Lough Bawn Anglers, John Mulvany,Colin Cahill, Noel McLoughlin.

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3rd Lough Owel

Mick Mccormack Captain, Ciaran Newman, Patrick Ward and Padraig Fahy

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Each of the top three teams recieved 4 Greys sponsored by Southside Angling. Thank you very much David McBride. Your continued sponsorship means an awful lot to the association and I urge all anglers looking for new or upgrading old tackle to pop in to Southside Angling to visit David and his Staff or visit the Southside Angling Website at https://southsideangling.ie/

We raised 680 euro in the Raffle and took in and 3360 euro for 24 entries one team paid last year. So we all raised 4140 euro on the day. Hopefully this competition will get stronger and stronger as the years go by, we had 6 new teams this year and we hope to have more next. Lough Lene is bigger than Chew Water and is well capable of holding big competitions.

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Well that's that for another year , tight lines and good health for the rest of 2019 and I will see you on a lake shore sometime soon.

ITFFA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP BOAT DRAW

FUNDRAISER BOAT DRAW 2019 LENE
SPONSORED BY SOUTHSIDE ANGLING

Competition is 11am to 5pm. All competitors must be signed in by 10am. No exceptions.
Remember  this is a fun day out first and  foremost. 
Thank you all for your continuing support.

Boating.       Non Boating
K.NEWMAN --- F WHITE
M LINEHAN --- L MOLEY
S MC CART © ----B BRENNAN
J DIXON ----- B LEGGE
S CASH © ----- K CURRAN
M O'REGAN ------ T SULLIVAN
G HESLIP ----- F STEELE
S O LOUGHLIN © ----- A DUNCAN
B SPILLANE. ---  S CREAN
J GILROY © ----- K GARVEY
J BRENNAN ----- P ROCHE
N SHIELS ----- M MONAGHAN
L GIBB © ----- P MC CARTEN
N GREENE ----- D MC CORMACK
M CALLAGHAN ----- S O NEILL
A/ANOTHER ----- N O NEILL
G BINLEY ----- T KEOGHAAN
C CAHILL ----- P GREEN
B FOX ----- K GERRY
K CASEY © ----- G WHITE
M DONNELLY © ------J DOHERTY
K MURRIN (C)  -----  P FRENCH
N FARRAR ------  P LUNNEY
P TRACEY ©----- G FOLEY
P OTOOLE (C) ----- K OWENS
P.WARD L ----- MC LOUGHLIN
D.MEARS ----- C RUSH
M CLELAND ----- P SMITH
J GLYNN ----- D LYNCH
TERRY WALSH ----- G STEWART
D LEONARD ------ S KELLY
C MC DONNELL ------  K KIERNAN
B HEALY ----- P FAHEY
P MC CARTHY ---- N CROMIE
D GRIMASON ----- J CLARKE
P OWENS ---- M KEADY
D GOULDING © ---- D CURRAN
A RUSH ----- P DELANEY
E ROSS ----- S O REILLY
P BANNON ---- P CANTILLIN
A HEFFERNAN ----- J MULVANNEY
J GERRY ----- S CAMPBELL
N MC LOUGHLIN ---- J DEASEY
T O'LOUGHLIN ---- TONY WALSH
T MCGOVERN ----- M MC CORMACK
J SUMMERVILLE ----- S MAGUIRE
F MC SHARRY ----- S COLLINS
F MILLER ---- J MANNING
D MAGUIRE ---- P DEWEY
J MAGUIRE ----- G MC SEAIN

itffa club championship

Announcement
If any one would like to put a team in for the ITFFA fundraiser, can they please do so asap. The closing date for entries is Sunday 9th July..
If any one has any queries, please pm me here or send me a mail at ddenissgoulding@yahoo.co.uk
Many thanks to all the Clubs and Anglers who have already entered teams.
Regards
Denis

IRISH RIVERS INTERNATIONAL RIVER  AGIVEY 2019

 

On behalf of the I.T.F.F.A  I would like to wish Stuat McMurran Captain,  Michael Callaghan Manager , Arden Pollack and Hubert Smith Coaches, Team members  Andrew Sloan, Mark Sloan, Glenn McCrave,  Donal Monaghan and SeamusO'Neill the best of luck in the upcoming 4 Nations Home International which will he held on the River Agivey on Friday the 7th of July.

Captain Stuart McMurran is no stranger to the International fishing scene,  This will be Stuarts 5th Cap for Ireland on the Rivers Team . Stuart also has 2 youth caps.3 Ulster river wins. And he also won the Tynant in Lyn Brenig in Wales. In 2013.. The team is in very good hands with Stuart at the Helm. We wish Stuart all the team and staff the very best in practice and especially on Friday Match Day.

 

 

 

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STEPHEN WINS NATIONAL ON MELVIN

National Qualifier Lough Melvin 2019

 

 

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Congratulations to Stephen Browne on a fantastic performance on the day . Many thanks to the Garrison Club on holding the competition and running it so well. Well done to all the qualifiers and all those involved, especially the boatmen.

1. Stephen Browne 8 fish - 2.410kg

2. Mick McCormack 7 fish - 2.01kg

3. Joe Gilroy 6 fish - 1.94kg

4. Paul Delaney

5. Seamus O'Loughlin

6. Ronan O'Reilly

7. Paddy Ward

8. Robbie Crichton

9. Robert Flatherty

10. Paul Cantillon

Substitutes

1. Ciaran Newman

2. Tony Walsh

3. John Flanagan

4. Daragh Coakley

5. Andrew Rea

6. Garry Stewart

Deacy Cup Heaviest fish

Peter Green

McBride Cup For Ladies Top Rod

Orla Walsh.

A FEW WORDS FROM OUR CHAMPION

I would like to start by thanking the Irish Trout Fly Fishing Association and Garrison Anglers for hosting a very well organised competition on Lough Melvin. I would like to thank my boat partner Paul Cantillon and boatman Gerry O'Brien for such a great day on the lake. We had a great day's fishing and caught fish straight away at School House. The afternoon was tough when the sun appeared, but the fishing got good again towards the evening. We were fishing intermediate lines and caught fish on all of our flies.

I am delighted to have won the National and will be deeply proud to fish for Ireland again next year. Winning gold on Lough Mask last year was one of the highlights of my life. I would like to apologize for not being there to receive the trophy,but it will be well looked after!

I would like to congratulate Paul Cantillon for making the Irish Team and all the other qualifiers.

I look forward to fishing for Ireland in 2020.

Stephen Browne

ITFFA FUNDRAISER 13TH JULY 2019

ITFFA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FUNDRAISER 13TH JULY LOUGH LENE COLLINSTOWN.
sponsored by Southside Angling

Competition will be ran from 11am to 5pm.
4 Anglers on a team from the same Club. All competitors must be 18 or over. Each team to provide 2 boats and engines.
fee is 140 euro per team, made payable to ITFFA. All entries to myself by pm on here or at ddenissgoulding@yahoo.co.uk.
There will also be a raffle for prizes on the day, on that note if anyone would like to donate any prizes for the raffle we would be very grateful.
Closing date for entries the 4th of july.
Thank you all for your continuing support.

Regards Denis

NATIOnAL BOAT DRAW GARRISON LOUGH MELVIN 2019

National Boat draw Lough Melvin Garrison 2019
Boat

1 Fabien Tronche (Owenabue)
Eoin Dunne (Dublin Trout)
JAMES DOHERTY
2 Arden Pollock (Agivey)
Colin Cahill (Lough Bane)
TOMMY GILLEN
3 Gordon Law (Fermanagh)
Brendan Murray (Lough Owel)
FREDDY BOYD
4 Garry Stewart (Coleraine)
Ciaran Newman (Derravaragh)
OLLY DONNELLY
5 Darren Maguire (Garrison)
Martin McGorian (Silverstream)
KEN CRAWFORD
6 Gary Smith (Black Pennell’s)
Paddy Ward (Derravaragh)
BILLY GILMORE
7 Kenny Balfour (Black Pennell’s)
Tommy Winters (Kilbride)
JACKIE MAHON
8 Richard Willis (Mallow)
Robert Reilly (Loughrea)
FREDDIE STEELE
9 Tom Sweeney (Killarney S&T)
Padraig Fahy (Moycullen)
TERRY McGOVERN JNR
10 Dave Mears (Macroom
Gary Binley (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
NED SHANNON
11 Paul Cantillon (Riverstown)
Stephen Browne (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
GERRY O’BRIEN
12 Seamus O’Loughlin (Ennis)
Aidan Heffernan (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
FRANCIS MAGUIRE
13 Don O’Leary (Macroom)
Mark Deavin (Kinlough)
EDDIE RIELLY
14 Padraic Traynor (Conn/Cullin)
Noel Shiels (Silverstream)
DERMOT BREWSTER
15 Basil Shields (Galway/Corrib)
Tony McGrattan (Dublin Trout)
SEAN RASDALE
16 John Burke (Conn/Cullin)
Andrew Duncan (Lough Owel)
GERRY TIMONEY
17 Patrick Kelly (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
Liam Cox (North Kildare)
RICKY CONNOR
18 Francis McSharry (Rossinver)
Dermot Leonard (Trim)
MARTIN OSHEA
19 Peter Green (Rossinver)
Tommy Keoghan (Trim)
IVAN McVIEGH
20 Joe Gilroy (Garrison)
Kenny Kiernan (Lough Owel)
MARK CLELLAND
21 Stanley McCart (Agivey)
Eddie Shanagher (Shannon)
BERNIE KILLKENNY
22 Michael Brown (Fire & Rescue)
Con Malone (Macroom)
SEAN MAGUIRE
23 Gearoid McSeain ( LSTPA)
Steve Campbell (Killarney S&T)
RAYMOND McCLELLAND
24 Stephen Clarke (Banbridge)
Frank Long (Owenabue)
RORY McCAFFERY
25 Nigel Greene (LSTPA)
Stephen Hanley (Owenabue)
LONAN CURRAN
26 Joe Ferguson (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
Ronan O’Reilly (Fire&Rescue)
BARNEY DONNELLY
27 Shane Gainley (Conn/Cullin)
John O’Neill (Dublin Trout)
MICHAEL GALLAGHER
28 Padraig Kelly Snr. (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
Tim Crother’s (LSTPA)
MICHAEL NEIL GALLAGHER
29 Johnny Toner (Kinlough)
Frank Kelly (LSTPA)
OWEN GALLAGHER
30 Mike Keady (Galway/Corrib)
Keith Cole (Banbridge)
PAUL HAMILTION
31 Andrew Boyd (Ballindiff)
Niall Cromie (Garrison)
JOHN GALLAGHER
32 Peter Byrne (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
Willie Craig (Straid)
MATT BROWN
33 Eugene McCarthy (Macroom)
Alan Delaney (Wicklow)
JOE MASTERSON
34 Patrick O’Loughlin (Ennis)
Declan McKibben (Dublin Trout)
JOHN SMITH
35 Darragh Coakley (Mallow Trout)
Mick McCormack (Lough Owel)
JIM CONNELLY
36 John Quilligan (Owenabue)
Hubert Smith (Dundalk)
FERGAL GALLAGHER
37 Kieran Casey (Upper Blackwater)
Keith Fleming (Derravaragh)
JIM HOY
38 Michael Mellamphy (Riverstown)
Bob Hempkin’s (Derravaragh)
IAN GRIMSLEY
39 Eugene Nolan (Tuam)
Declan Conlon (Garda)
ALAN LUTTON
40 John Trench (Moycullen)
Paul Delaney (Dublin Trout)
PADDY CORRIGAN
41 John Flanagan (Loughrea)
James O’Neill (Trim)
IRVINE MARSHALL
42 Colm McAndrew (Conn/Cullin)
Patsy Tracey (LSTPA)
COLIN HARTE
43 Karl Murrin (Lough Arrow)
Gary Crother’s (Garrison)
THOMAS O’DONOVAN
44 Gerry Dixon (Oughterard)
Woodrow Acheson (Garrison)
JOHN VIETCH
45 Dave Mullane (Loughrea)
Denis Barrett (Riverstown)
SEAMUS O’DARE
46 Orla Walsh (Conn/Cullin)
Eamonn Ross (LSTPA)
LUKE O’CONNELL
47 Peter Roche (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
Robbie Crichton (Owenabue)
KEVIN BRADLEY
48 Robert Flaherty (Loughrea)
Dominic Kerrigan (Garrison)
PETER DIVER
49 John Maguire (Kilbride)
Tony Murphy (Owenabue
EAMON GREENE
50 Tony Walsh (Wicklow)
Andrew Rea (Banbridge)
GARY McDERMOT
51 Kieran Evans (Derravaragh)
Jimmy Fleming (Killarney S&T)
BILLY GRAHAM
52 Greg White (Straid)
Sean Bowen (Upper Blackwater)
FRANCIE WHITE
53 Chris McLean (Roe)
Brendan Donavan (Riverstown)
JAMES DEERY
54 Darryl Grimason (Garrison)
Fran Nugent (Dublin Trout)
DAVY STINSON
55 Terry McGovern (Garrison)
Vincent Downes (Mallow Trout)
JOHNNY RAY
56 Brendan Shallow (Garrison)
Johnathan O’Keefe (Dublin Trout)
ADRIAN TIVNAN
57 Stevie Ellis (Bangor)
John Buckley (Lough Lein)
NIALL WARD
58 Johnny Flaherty (Culfin
Diarmuid Linehan (Owenabue)
JOE DEERY
59 Sean Crean (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
Niall O’Neill (Owenabue)
RONNIE LAW
60 Jimmy Manning (Riverstown)
Aiden Langan (Garrison)
IVOR MOFFETT
61 Patrick McCarthy (Dunmanway)
James Doyle (Dublin Trout)
MARTIN FERGUSON
62 Ben Browne (Wicklow)
Michael O’Driscoll (Owenabue)
OLIVER DILLON
63 Gerard Linehan (Riverstown)
Michael Callaghan (LSTPA)
JOHN DEERY
64 Brendan Spillane (Riverstown)
Michael Monaghan ( Conn/Cullin)

Gareth Foley.

 

NATIONAL LAKE RULES LOUGH MELVIN

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

NATIONAL LAKE RULES

There will be  a two fish kill 11 inches, ( Sonaghan Only) then all species over 11 inches count,( Gillaroo, Brown Trout). These are marked on the scorecard only after You have caught and killed two Sonaghan and will be awarded 300 grams.If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact me 

 

Regards Denis 

brian wins river national 2019

2019 Rivers National.

 

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Report from Michael Callaghan

Congratulations to Brian Larkin (Nt. Kildare) on winning the 2019 ITFFA Rivers National in Mallow last Saturday. Brian did exceptionally well winning all 4 sessions thus winning with 4 placings – a great performance on the day. Brian narrowly pipped local angler John Willis who finished with 5 Placings. Hubert Smith (Dundalk) was third, John Ruby (Mallow) was 4th and Joe. Winder (Nt Kildare) was in 5th place. For the second year running Andrew Sloan (Dromore) was in 6th place.

Trophies were presented to the winners by ITFFA President Ger Lenihan at a very enjoyable function in the Bridge House.

At the presentation, Michael Callaghan thanked all the controllers who did such a great job on the day. He also thanked the local club members who worked so well in organising the competition, especially Munster Chairman Vincent Downes, Richard, Maurice and John Willis, John Ruby and anyone else who helped in any way.

The Irish team for the 2020 International will be finalised after this years International which will be fished on the Agivey on July 5th

nATIONal BOAT  DRAW 2019 LOUGH MELVIN

 

National Boat draw 2019 Lough Melvin

1 Fabien Tronche (Owenabue)
Eoin Dunne (Dublin Trout)
2 Arden Pollock (Agivey)
Colin Cahill (Lough Bane)
3 Gordon Law (Fermanagh)
Brendan Murray (Lough Owel)
4 Garry Stewart (Coleraine)
Ciaran Newman (Derravaragh)
5 Darren Maguire (Garrison)
Martin McGorian (Silverstream)
6 Gary Smith (Bangor)
Paddy Ward (Derravaragh)
7 Kenny Balfour (Black Pennell’s)
Tommy Winters (Kilbride)
8 Richard Willis (Mallow)
Robert Reilly (Loughrea)
9 Tom Sweeney (Killarney S&T)
Padraig Fahy (Moycullen)
10 Dave Mears (Macroom
Gary Binley (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
11 Paul Cantillon (Riverstown)
Stephen Browne (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
12 Seamus O’Loughlin (Ennis)
Aidan Heffernan (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
13 Don O’Leary (Macroom)
Mark Deavin (Kinlough)
14 Padraic Traynor (Conn/Cullin)
Noel Shiels (Silverstream)
15 Basil Shields (Galway/Corrib)
Tony McGrattan (Dublin Trout)
16 John Burke (Conn/Cullin)
Andrew Duncan (Lough Owel)
17 Patrick Kelly (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
Liam Cox (North Kildare)
18 Francis McSharry (Rossinver)
Dermot Leonard (Trim)
19 Peter Green (Rossinver)
Tommy Keoghan (Trim)
20 Joe Gilroy (Garrison)
Kenny Kiernan (Lough Owel)
21 Stanley McCart (Agivey)
Eddie Shanagher (Shannon)
22 Michael Brown (Fire & Rescue)
Con Malone (Macroom)
23 Gearoid McSeain ( LSTPA)
Steve Campbell (Killarney S&T)
24 Stephen Clarke (Banbridge)
Frank Long (Owenabue)
25 Nigel Greene (LSTPA)
Stephen Hanley (Owenabue)
26 Joe Ferguson (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
Ronan O’Reilly (Fire&Rescue)
27 Shane Gainley (Conn/Cullin)
John O’Neill (Dublin Trout)
28 Padraig Kelly Snr. (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
Tim Crother’s (LSTPA)
29 Johnny Toner (Kinlough)
Frank Kelly (LSTPA)
30 Mike Keady (Galway/Corrib)
Stephen Allison (Garrison)
31 Andrew Boyd (Ballindiff)
Niall Cromie (Garrison)
32 Peter Byrne (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
Willie Craig (Straid)
33 Eugene McCarthy (Macroom)
Alan Delaney (Wicklow)
34 Patrick O’Loughlin (Ennis)
Declan McKibben (Dublin Trout)
35 Darragh Coakley (Mallow Trout)
Mick McCormack (Lough Owel)
36 John Quilligan (Owenabue)
Hubert Smith (Dundalk)
37 Kieran Casey (Upper Blackwater)
Keith Fleming (Derravaragh)
38 Michael Mellamphy (Riverstown)
Bob Hempkin’s (Derravaragh)
39 Eugene Nolan (Tuam)
Declan Conlon (Garda)
40 John Trench (Moycullen)
Paul Delaney (Dublin Trout)
41 John Flanagan (Loughrea)
James O’Neill (Trim)
42 Colm McAndrew (Conn/Cullin)
Patsy Tracey (LSTPA)
43 Karl Murrin (Lough Arrow)
Gary Crother’s (Garrison)
44 Gerry Dixon (Oughterard)
Woodrow Acheson (Garrison)
45 Dave Mullane (Loughrea)
Denis Barrett (Riverstown)
46 Orla Walsh (Conn/Cullin)
Eamonn Ross (LSTPA)
47 Peter Roche (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
Robbie Crichton (Owenabue)
48 Robert Flaherty (Loughrea)
Dominic Kerrigan (Garrison)
49 John Maguire (Kilbride)
Tony Murphy (Owenabue)

50 Tony Walsh (Wicklow)
Andrew Rea (Banbridge)
51 Kieran Evans (Derravaragh)
Jimmy Fleming (Killarney S&T)
52 Greg White (Straid)
Sean Bowen (Upper Blackwater)
53 Chris McLean (Roe)
Brendan Donavan (Riverstown)
54 Darryl Grimason (Garrison)
Fran Nugent (Dublin Trout)
55 Terry McGovern (Garrison)
Vincent Downes (Mallow Trout)
56 Brendan Shallow (Garrison)
Johnathan O’Keefe (Dublin Trout)
57 Stevie Ellis (Bangor)
John Buckley (Lough Lein)
58 Johnny Flaherty (Culfin)
Diarmuid Linehan (Owenabue)
59 Sean Crean (Ballina/Cloghan’s)
Niall O’Neill (Owenabue)
60 Jimmy Manning (Riverstown)
Aiden Langan (Garrison)
61 Patrick McCarthy (Dunmanway)
James Doyle (Dublin Trout)
62 Ben Browne (Wicklow)
Michael O’Driscoll (Owenabue)
63 Gerard Linehan (Riverstown)
Michael Callaghan (LSTPA)
64 Brendan Spillane (Riverstown)
Michael Monaghan (Conn/Cullin)

YOUTH QUALIFIER AND TEAM 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT
FROM NOEL FARRAH...
Youths 2nd heat fished Sat 11th May.
Fished L Lene.  WINNING  BAG WAS 7 FISH FOR 322cm.

Heat winners

1st CONNOR DUNNE
2nd CHRIS FEHILLY
3rd RORY GOVAN.

Overall winners
1St  CONNOR DUNNE
2nd CHRIS FEHILLY
3rd DAVID KING.

2019 TEAM to fish Lake of Menteith 31st July.
Robert Hackett  Capt.
CONNOR DUNNE V.Capt.
David King
Chris FEHILLY
Jim Kelly
CONNOR Mooney
Sean Ronayne
John Farrington
Garoid Flaherty
Ethan Mc Ginn
Joshua Mc Ginn
Nathan Cravan
Thomas Grew
Rory Govan
Joey Long  Sub.

SPRING TEAM 2019

Spring team photos

Many thanks to our sponsor Dave McBride  of Southside Angling, please visit Dave for all your fishing needs

 

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Congratulations to the Irish Team that fished Grafham water  in flat calm conditions.

1st England 109 fish
2nd Scotland 84 fish
3rd Wales 78 fish
4th Ireland 70 fish

Full results to follow

It was a great team effort well done one and all. Top Irish rod was Nigel Green with 17 fish. Nigel missed out on the Brown Bowl by just a few ounces . His Boat partner Alan Branwell had also 17 but had a bigger weight.

 

 
A few words from Aidan Rush the Captain of the spring team...
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We are just back from Grafham Water with the Irish Spring International Team.
Our aims were to travel as a team, effectively compete with the other teams, and arrive home as a team. In my opinion we achieved our aims and every man gave their all.
Congratulations to Nigel Greene, top Irish rod, who came very close to winning the Brown Bowl, on his first cap. We had 3 Irish anglers in the top 10, Nigel, Darren Maguire, and Tony Walsh, who retain their places, and will represent Ireland again next year.
A special mention to the youngest member of the team, Andrew Rea, who made a very successful progression from the Irish Youth Team. Also, to Shay Cash and Chris Mc Clean the more mature members of our team who fished hard all week and did everything asked of them.
The weather throughout practice was changeable and at times very cold for the time of year, however the fishing was good, and the Rangers on Grafham Water could not have been more helpful. In practice our team identified the fish holding areas and the methods for catching. Unfortunately, only 1 area, Pig Bay, really turned on and the anglers that were there returned big catches on their score cards.
Thank you to my boat partner, Gerallt Hughes, and our boat man, Dai Gingell, for a very enjoyable day.
It was a privilege to be asked to captain this team and thank you to all my teammates for their support and their contribution to the team in preparing for the International, practice, and match day. The best of luck to you all in the future.
I also wish to thank the following. Michael Monaghan our team manager - nothing was too much bother; Michael left no stone unturned in preparing the team and made the whole experience enjoyable and rewarding. Michael Callaghan ITFFA treasurer, who accompanied us on our trip, and Sean our bus driver. Albert Berry Ulster ITFFA. Dave McBride Southside Angling, for their sponsorship of our fleeces/caps. Peter Veniard for sponsoring fly-tying materials. Denis Goulding for his invaluable advice and support. Bill Mc Ilroy, Mick O Farrell, Dave Egan, Kevin Porteous, Tony Deighton, Larry Gibb, Stephen Collins, Stevie Rea, Lough Rowan Anglers - for the use of their Lake on our practice day.
Thank you to all the people for their good wishes including Kenneth and Eamon. Lastly but not leastly I wish to thank my wife Philomena, and my family, for all their support. Who mentioned a new kitchen? �� ��
I apologise if I have omitted anyone, I'll have to blame sleep deprivation.

Looking forward to the BBQ on Sheelin with John Mulvany at the end of the month.
The best of luck to the Irish International Team, and their captain Martin Mc Gorian, fishing the Autumn International in Scotland on the Lake of Menteith in September.

 

 

International boat draw may 2019

Best of luck to Captain Aidan Rush , Manager Michael Monaghan  and the rest of the I.T.F.F.A. Senior Team as they prepare for their last day of practice today on Grafham Water. By all accounts things are going well and on behalf of the committee I want to wish each and every member of the team tight lines on Friday the 10th of May......

COME ON IRELAND....


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ULSTER RIVERS QUALIFIER

Report from Dromore & District Angling Club on the Ulster Rivers Qualifier


1st Brian Russell, 

2nd Andrew Sloan,

3rd Mark Sloan, 

4th Stuart McMurran, 

5th Arden Pollock and 6th,
 

Trevor Jones as a reserve. 

 7th Mark Duncan, 

8th Wilson Clinghan
 
9th Gerry McCarthy,and Matthew Russel

spring team 2019


 
 On behalf of the I.T.F.F.A II would like to take this opportunity to wish Captai aIDAN Rush Manager Michael Monaghan and the rest of the I.T.F.F.A. senior team all the best as they travel to Grafham Water in England to the fish the Home International. Aidan has many, many caps for Ulster and is no stranger to the match scene, upon appointed Captain of the spring team last year he started preparations right away for the match. Aidan has done as much as a person can do to prepare his team for the match. The amount of work he has done is astounding. I don't think any team has been as well prepared. I worked with Aidan on the Youth Team for about 8 years and we have become very good friends, so i can tell you when Aiden gets something between his teeth he doesn't let go. The Spring team is very lucky to have him as captain.
The team should now be on the way to the water or have arrived at their destination. I know the bus picked up the Manager at an unearthly time in Mayo this morning. Again I would like to wish the team all the best of luck on Friday, Match Day. But I would also like to wish all the team especially the new caps a safe and enjoyable trip. You have done all the hard work, you have all earned your blazers, now relax and enjoy the moment, we are very proud of each and every one of you.
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2019 Rivers national arrangements

 

Announcement 

2019 Rivers National Arrangements.
Dear
Congratulations on having qualified for the 2019 Rivers National. The following are the arrangements.
Date of Match: Saturday May 25th. 2019.
Venue: Munster Blackwater, Mallow
Meeting Point:   Bridge House, Mallow.
Time:   8.30am to Register and Meet controllers and briefing.
Session 1 10.00am -11.30am.
Session 2 11.30 – 1.00pm
Lunch  1.00pm – 2.00pm (Meet for lunch break at Bridge House and hand in morning cards, get afternoon cards. Bring packed lunch.)
Session 3  2.30pm – 4.00pm
Session 4  4.00pm  - 5.30pm.
Anglers and controllers go The Bridge House after session 4 for Meal and Presentation of Trophies.
Draw for Beats/Controllers will take place in The Bridge House on Friday 24th at 8.00pm. Anglers welcome to attend if in the area.

If you have any further queries please contact me at 086 8845750 or at
mcallaghan1@hotmail.com

Entry Fee €50. 

If for any reason you are unable to take your place please arrange to have the reserve from your province fish. The reserve must have fished the Qualifier. If necessary, the available place will be offered to an angler from the host province as is the rule.

Michael Callaghan.
(ITFFA Rivers Co-ordinator). 02/05/2019

N.B. Permits for practice days can be purchased at The Bridge Bar, Mallow.

Rivers National 2019
Qualifiers.

Marius Lincevicius
Ciaran O’Reilly
Eugene Nolan
Jano Knazko
Dave Porter

Eamonn Conway
Brian Larkin
Joe Winder
Donal Monaghan
Tony Doherty

Tom O’Connor
John Ruby
John Willis
Kieran Butler
Albert Adcock

Stuart McMurran
Arden Pollock
Brian Russell
Andrew Sloan

Mark Sloan.

 

This competition is fished to IFFA International Match Rules. These can be downloaded/read on their web site www.iffa.net 


Best of luck to one and all

MICK Mc Cormack wins leinster lake

 Mick wins the Corcoran Cup on Lough Owel

Congratulations to Mick Mccormack on wnning the Corcran Cup on Lough Owel yeaterday. Mick also won the Cup for the heaviest trout with a fish of just under 4lbs.D.J. Byrnes was second and James Fegan was third.
A full list of the 18 Qualifiers will be published once all results/scorecards have been ratified.
Many thanks to the Lough owel Club for allowing us to fish their water and for organising the competition in conjunction with the Leinster committee. Also thanks to the IFI for allowing the use the club house. A huge word of thanks to Leinster Chairman Noel Shiels and to Stanley McKeon for all their hard work leading up to the event, finally thanks to Brendan Murray for organising the food.

There was a huge hatch of olives on the day better than I have ever seen on the lake. With fish rising everywhere from 1.30pm on. Switching between , wets , drys and nymphs seemed to be the way to go for most.

A great day was had by all and best of luck to all the qualifiers on Lough Lene Killarney in September. The captain will also be announced shortly

A special thank you to all who attended on the day.

 

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MUNSTER LAKE QUALIFIER DRAW

Announcement 
Munster Lake Draw

DRAW MUNSTER LAKE 2019
1. Liam Martin Castlelyons  John Geany Lombardstown
2. Tony O Sullivan Castlelyons  Michael Fogarty  Kanturk
3. Brendan Spillane Riverstown  Christy Scanlon Ennis
4. Paul Cantillon Riverstown  Trevor O'Mahony  Macroom
5. Gerard Linehan Riverstown  Pat Lehane  Macroom
6. John Harte Riverstown  Paddy Daly  Owenabue
7. Pat Winning Riverstown  Tom Healy  Owenabue
8. Eugene McCarthy Macroom  Kevin Rowe  Cahir
9. Don O'Leary Macroom  Paul Hanley  Riverstown
10. Denis Cronin Macroom  Vincent Downes  Mallow Trout
11. Seamus O Loughlin Ennis Albert Adcock Cashel Golden
12. Tommy O Loughlin Ennis  Pat Healy  Lombardstown
13. Jerry Kenny Ennis  Con Malone  Macroom
14. Daniel Murphy Macroom  Darren Hornibrook  Owenabue
15. Stephen Galvin Owenabue Eamon Wilson Casteltownroche
16. John Quilligan Owenabue  Kevin Healy  Mallow Trout
17. Jim Sheehan Owenabue  Kevin O'Leary  Macroom
18. Michael O Driscoll Owenabue  John Fott  Mallow Trout
19. Christy Nolan Owenabue  Graham Landy  Doneraile/Shanballymor
20. Fabien Tronche Owenabue  Tom Whelan  Mallow Trout
21. Joe Barry Owenabue  Willie O'Reilly  Cashel Golden
22. Will Finn Owenabue  Patsy Cotter  Upper Blackwater
23. Barry Healy Owenabue  Patrick McCarthy  Riverstown
24. Dudley Murphy Owenabue  John B. Murphy  Kenmare
25. Pat Hoare Owenabue  Darren Duffy  Fermoy
26. Tony Murphy Owenabue  Mike Murphy  Shannon
27. Dermot Linehan Owenabue  Gary Fleming  Killarney S&T
28. Derek Roche Owenabue  Brian Bates  Kenmare
29. John Behan Owenabue  Jimmy Manning  Riverstown
30. Niall O Neill Owenabue  Hazel O'Gorman  Ennis
31. Tom Murphy Owenabue  Willie Farrell  Cahir
32. Robbie Crichton Owenabue  Gearoid Kirwin  Shannon
33. Donal Forrest Owenabue  John Downing  Kenmare
34. Liam Buckley Killarney S&T  Seamus Butler  Rathcormac
35. Mick Linehan Killarney S&T  Damien O'Flynn  Kenmare
36. Steve Campbell Killarney S&T  Michael Guirey  Cahir
37. Jimmy Flemming Killarney S&T  Paudie Fahy  Rathcormac
38. Tom Sweeney Killarney S&T  Maurice Willis  Mallow Game
39. Billy O Dea Killarney S&T  John Lyons  Kanturk
40. Gerry Buckley Killarney S&T  Stephen Hanley  Owenabue
41. Dave Mears Killarney S&T  Denis McCarthy  Owenabue
42. John Buckley Lough Lein  Stephen O'Reilly  Owenabue
43. Joe Butler Shanballymore Doneraile Paul McCarthy Rathcormac
44. Danny Walsh Lombardstown  Johnny Moroney  Shannon
45. John Healy Lombardstown  Paul Burke  Cahir
46. Eddie Shanagher Shannon  Denis Barrett  Riverstown
47. Derek Mulcahy Kenmare  Patrick Galvin  Riverstown
48. Richard Willis Mallow Game  Michael Mellamphy  Riverstown
49. John O Connell Mallow Game  Paul Mellamphy  Riverstown
50. John Ruby Mallow Game  David O'Donovan  Castletownroche
51. Frank Long Owenabue  Declan Lynch  Upper Blackwater
52. Colin Murray Owenabue  Richie Rowe  Cahir
53. Kieran Casey Upper Blackwater  Dave Donnelly  Owenabue
54. Sean Bowen Upper Blackwater Tom Healy  Lombardstown
55. Michael Twohig Kanturk Mark Houlihan  Owenabue
56. Michael Drinan Rathcormac Ann McWilliams  Kanturk
57. Kieran Fitzgerald Mallow Trout  Cian Roche  Owenabue
58.  P.J. O'Connell              Mallow Trout   Pat O'Donovan      Castletownroche
59.  John Barrett                Mallow Trout    Fergal Fitzgerald      Fermoy
60.  Declan O'Sullivan       Kanturk         Noel O'Donogue            Ennis
61.  Tom Ankatell              Kanturk Patrick O'Loughlin           Ennis
62.  Jerry Cronin                Kanturk    Tom Beecher              Castletownroche
63.  Tony Forde                  Kanturk         Tony O'Donoghue         Ennis
64.  Michael Kelleher        Kanturk          Darragh Coakley         Mallow Trout

Eamonn wins Leinster river 

 

Eamonn Conway wins the Leinster rivers for the second time


The Leinster Rivers ITFFA was ran on the River Fane on Easter Sunday
The Results of the competition are as follows.
1st Eamonn Conway
2nd Brian Larkin
3rd Joe Winder
4th Donal Monahan
5th Tony Doherty
Well done to all who qualified, they now go forward as team Leinster to fish the National River on the Blackwater in Cork.

Many thanks to Tony Doherty and his team for running a great competition, also to Dundalk & District trout and Salmon anglers for hosting the competition

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ANNOUNCEMENT- LEINSTER L.OWEL

 

ANOUNCEMENT

Leinster Qualifier - Corcoran Cup - Lough Owel Sunday the 28th April..

All Competitors to be signed in before 9.30am- No entries will be taken after 9.30am
Competition 10am - 6pm- Please bring your measure with you.. Hot food will be supplied at the weigh in.
There is a storm coming in on Friday night- If there is a small craft warning for Sunday the competition will be called off.


Boat Draw

1.Gerry Heaslip - DTAA
   Phil Berns- WICKLOW

2.John O;Neil - DTAA
   Andrew Mitchel - Dereverragh

3.Eoin Dunne- DTAA
   Tommy Winters- Kilbride

4.Cathal Mc Donnell- DTAA
   John Kellegher - Dundalk

5.Tom Hipwell- DTAA
   Shane Callen -Dundalk

6.Kevin Dunne - Clane
   Declan McKibbin - DTAA

7.Tony Walsh - Wicklow
   Gary Coakley - DTAA

8.James Fegan - Wicklow
   Pat Noonan - Lough Owel

9.Ronan Meghan - Wicklow
   Fran Nugent - DTAA

10.Alan Delaney - Wicklow
     Tommy Keoghan - Trim

11.Stuart Mc Grane - Wicklow
     Dave Canning - DTAA

12.Martin Browne Balbriggan
     Julie Gerry - L. Lene

13.Colin Cahill - Lough Bane- QUALIFIED
    Denis Goulding - Kilbride - QUALIFIED

14.Marc O'Regan - Trim
    Paul Delaney - DTAA

15.Dermot Leonard - Trim
     Eugene Fagan - Silverstream

16. Keith Flemming - Dereverragh
      John Mulvanney - L. Bane

17.Kieran Evans - Dereverragh
     Tony McGratten - DTAA

18.Paddy Ward - Dereverragh
     Willy Scully - DTAA

19.Brendan Murray - Lough Owel
     Ben Browne - Wicklow

20.John Plunkett - Lough Owel
     Brian Brennan - L.Lene

21.Ken McCarthy - L. Owel
    Deigo Lucciardi - Wicklow

22.Mick Mc Cormack - L.Owel
     Tony Daly - Wicklow

23. John Maguire- Kilbride
      Sean Dempsey - Coosan
     

24.Dj Byrne - Lough Lene
    Brian Mc Donagh - Wicklow

25.John Brennan - L.Lene
     Murtagh Duffy - Dereverragh

26.Donal Monaghan- North Kildare
    Noel Fararr - Silverstream

27.Shay Cash - North Kildare - QUALIFIED
     Peter McCarten - Kilbride

28.Oliver McCormack - Broadmeadows
     Bob Hermpkins - Dereverragh

29.Kenny Kiernan - Silverstream
     Johnathan O'Keefe - DTAA

30.Martin McGorian - Silverstream
     Mick Francis - Ballymore

31.Hubert Smith - Dundalk
     Pat Sweeney - Broadmeadows

32. Noel Shiels - Silverstream

ANNOUNCEMENT- ULSTER RIVERS

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Dromore angling club Is hosting the Ulster rivers this Saturday 27TH  April .

Registration is at Dromore Leisure centre between 8.30-9.00.

Can I please remind anglers that they must have a controller.

If anyone needs any info contact club secretary Michael Shanks :07830003923

If anyone needs any info contact club secretary Michael Shanks :07830003923

Dromore angling club Is hosting the Ulster rivers this Saturday . Registration is at Dromore Leisure centre between 8.30-9.00. Can I please remind anglers that they must have a controller.
If anyone needs any info contact club secretary Michael Shanks :07830003923

MUNSTER RIVER QUALIFIER


The munster team to fish the national river is as follows
Well done to all involved
 
 
Tom O Connoutr Upper Blackwater
John Ruby Mallow Trout
John Willis  Mallow Trout
Kieran Butler Cahir
Albert Adcock

Sunday April 28th Leinster Championship Lough Owel Mullingar.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

Sunday April 28th Leinster Championship Lough Owel Mullingar.

All club secretary's have been informed and entry's are being taken for this event. The competition will be held from 10 am to 6pm. All competitors must be signed in by 9.30am on the morning of the competition. Entry fee is 35 euro. There will be refreshments provided at the weigh in.  No Entrys will be taken after the 20th of April.  Please contact your club secretary for further details.

Thank You

Regards
Denis

...........................….CONNAUGHT ITFFA RIVER CHAMPIONSHIP...………………………..

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

CONNAUGHT ITFFA River Championship will be held on Sunday 28th April in Tuam along with Connaught TAFI River. Please contact your club secretary for further details.

Thank you

LEINSTER RIVER QUALIFIERS 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT

1st LEINSTER RIVER QUALIFIER 21ST APRIL RIVER FANE
2ND LEINSTER RIVER QUALIFIER 21ST JULY RIVER DODDER

Please forward your name to your club secretary to enter these competitions. If you wish to practice prior to these events, you will need either a day ticket or club membership..

Regards
Denis

ITFFA 2019 COMPETITION FIXTURE LIST.

2019 COMPETITION FIXTURE LIST.

The very best of luck to all members during 2019. I look forward to seeing you all on the water.
Sat April 13th Ulster Championship Lough Sheelin..

Sat 27th April Ulster River Championship.  River Lagan. Dromore Anglers

Sun April 28th Leinster Championship  Lough Owel, Mullingar

Fri May 10th Spring International  Grafham Water England

Sun May 12th  Munster Championship Lough Lein, Killarney

Sat 25th May Rivers National  Munster Blackwater

Sat June 8th  Lake  National Lough Melvin, Garrison

  Connaught Championship - TBD

Fri. July 5th   Rivers International    River Agivey Ireland.

Sat July 13th  ITFFA Fundraiser  Lough Lene, Collinstown

Wed July 31st  Youths International Lake of Menteth Scotland.

Sat. Sept 7th   Interprovincial  Lough Lein Killarney

Fri. Sept 20th  Autumn International Lake of Menteith Scotland...

More dates to follow. when decicded

Munster, Connaught and Leinster River Qualifier-TBD
Youth Qualifier- TBD


 


2019 COMPETITION FIXTURE LIST.

The very best of luck to all members during 2019. I look forward to seeing you all on the water.
Sat April 13th Ulster Championship Lough Sheelin..

Sun April 28th Leinster Championship  Lough Owel, Mullingar

Fri May 10th Spring International  Grafham Water England

Sun May 12th  Munster Championship Lough Lein, Killarney
                 
Sat June 2nd     Rivers National  -TBD

Sat June 8th  Lake  National Lough Melvin, Garrison

  Connaught Championship - TBD

Fri. July 5th   Rivers International    River Agivey Ireland.

Sat July 13th  ITFFA Fundraiser  Lough Lene, Collinstown

Wed July 31st  Youths International Lake of Menteth Scotland.

Sat. Sept 7th   Interprovincial  Lough Lein Killarney

Fri. Sept 20th  Autumn International Lake of Menteith Scotland...



More dates to follow. when decicded

Munster, Connaught, Leinster and Ulster River Qualifier
Youth Qualifier

I.T.F.F.A. AGM 2019

ITFFA AGM FEB 2019

Some photos from the AGM

We had a few changes to the executive committee and I would just like to thank a few people.

Stanley McKeon stepped down as Treasurer after many years in this position. Stan has worked tirelessly over his time in office and the ITFFA thanked him and presented him with a momento for all the work he has done over the years.
Michael Callaghan was elected treasurer and we wish Michael all the best in his new position.

Gerard Linehan was presented with the Presidents chain of office by outgong President John Decey. The floor thanked John for all his work over the last year and from first hand knowledge I can tell you he was a true ambassador for the ITFFA during his time in office.

Brendan Spillane was elected Chairman and we wish him all the best for his term in office. Michael Monaghan thanked Seamus Kelly the outgoing chairman for all his work during his term in office.

Noel Farrar was elected Youth Officer taking over from Patrick Kelly and Gary Binley. The ITFFA would also like to thank Gary and Patrick for all the work with the Youth Team. We would also like to wish Noel all the best in his new position

I would also like to thank the members that attended the AGM and I would urge all clubs to send delegates to attend the AGM,

I would also like to thank Michael Monaghan for all his work as Secretary of the ITFFA , Michael does an amazing amount of work during the year and we are very lucky to have him as secretary of our organisation.

Finally I would like to wish all our members a safe and enjoyable 2019 fishing season and I hope to see you at the various ITFFA competitions that will be ran throughout the season.

Denis Goulding....
PRO ITFFA

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itffa A.G.M. 3RD FEB 2018

 

 

The AGM will be held on February 3RD at 2.30pm in the Greville Arms Hotel Mullingar. All affiliated Clubs should of received the I.T.F.F.A. Hon Secretary's report. All Clubs are reminded that every affiliated Club are invited to have two voting delegates attend the meeting. Each Club can forward the names of their delegates to the Honorary Secretary by letter at least seven days before the meeting. Delegate forms were sent to each Club with the AGM report. The Honorary Secretary can also be reached by email. Failure to send on the delegates names may result in members attending the meeting not having a vote.
Once again I would like to wish all Members and their Familys a very Happy New Year. I look forward to seeing you all again at the meeting.

LEINSTER AGM WED 28th NOVEMBER

ANNOUNCEMENT

LEINSTER AGM WED 28th NOVEMBER IN THE GREVILLE ARMS HOTEL 8PM SHARP.

MOTIONS FOR AGM DUE BY DEC 1ST

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MICHAEL MONAGHAN

I trust I find You well. Just a reminder that the deadline for motions for the AGM is December 1st.

Kindest Regards
Michael.

itffa four nations senior lake teams 2019

 

ANNOUNCMENT FROM Michael Monaghan

I am pleased to announce the Teams and Captains for the 2019 International matches in Grafham on May 10th and the Lake of Menteith on September 20th.

SPRING CAPTAIN - Aidan Rush

AUTUMN CAPTAIN - Martin McGorian

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate both Aidan Rush and Martin McGorian on their appointment as captains of the Spring and Autumn Teams. On behalf of the ITFFA I would like to wish them all the best in their appointed roles and to wish both Aidan and Martin and their teams all the best in the 2019 Four Nations Internationals

 


The teams are as follows;

SPRING

Darren Maguire, Eoin Dunne, Fabien Tronche, Aidan Rush, Barry Healy, Andrew Rea,Shay Cash, John Maguire, Chris McLean, Stuart Marry, Nigel Greene,John Mulvany, Tony Murphy and Tony Walsh.

AUTUMN

Darren Maguire, Eoin Dunne, Seamus Kelly, Greg White, Arden Pollock, Martin McGorian, Barry Fox, David Egan, Colin Cahill, Mike Keady, Denis Goulding,Stanley McCart, Seamus O'Loughlin and Larry Gibb.


Thank You,

Michael Monaghan,

Hon. Sec. / Team Manager

ITFFA

DTAA WIN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

  


ITFFA SOUTHSIDE ANGLING ALL IRELAND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Sponsored by Dave McBride of Southside Angling 21st July 2018

28 teams took part in the event. Fishing conditions were trying to say the least as the lake did not fish due to the prolonged heatwave Ireland has been experiencing.

First of all I would like to thank David Mc Bride of Southside Angling for his continuous support. This year Dave sponsored 12 greys to the value of 2600 Euro for the top three teams.
Please Support Dave when you thinking od purchasing fishing items

I would also like to thank Tommy Fagan and the Lough Lene Committee for their work in helping to organise the competition and boats for the competitors

I would also like to thank Noel Shiels as it was a lot of work to organise the event, Noel and I were constantly on the phone to Clubs , trying to make sure things went right and thankfully they did. Also Stanley McKeon for all his work before during and after the event.

I would also like to thank all the people who sponsored prizes.
And Michael Monaghan for sourcing the prize sponsors

The ITFFA would like to thank the following people and clubs for their support and raffle prizes.
Garrison Club, Partry club, Lough Conn and Cullin, Lough Sheelin Club, Billberry Anglers, Ballinrobe an District Anglers , Tourmekeady Anglers, Thomas O'Loughlin, Gerry Heaslip, Noel Shiels, Tommy Fagan and Tom Sullivan.

We would also like to thank Noel Farrar for sponsoring the trophy replicas.

Noel and I would also like to thank all the clubs and anglers who travelled from far and wide to support the event, without your support we could not run this event.

At the weigh in there was a total of 54 fish were recorded

DUBLIN TROUT ANGLERS, Tom Hipwell Captain, Eoin Dunne, Gerry Heaslip recorded a total of 7 fish for 1310 points
Huge Congratulations to Tom and his DTAA team, All Ireland Club Champions 2018

Owenbeau A - Sheamus O'Loughlin captain, Barry Healy, Stephen O'Reilly and Tony Walsh- 4 fish for 900 points

There was a tie for third with four clubs, but with the most fish Landed Coosan Anglers took third Position
Fergal McKiernan Captain, Frank Dempsey, Sean Dempsey and Simon Yorke

Well done to all the prize winners and raffle prize winners. The amount we took in for both competition and raffle has to be finalised. But we exceeded our target, thanks again to one and all and I hope you had a fun day out.

 

INTERPR0 PAIRINGS , L0UGH LENE 18TH AUGUST 2018

Boat No

Name/Province

Name/Province

1

Dave Egan                             L

Gerry Dixon                      C

2

James Fegan( Capt)      L

Mark Gibbons                                C

3

Brian Brennan                                 L

Eugene Nolan                               C

4

Stuart Marry                         L

Johnny Flaherty                                       C

5

John Brennan          L

Peter Roche                 C

6

Noel Shiels                                 L

Michael Monaghan                                     C

7

Gary Binley                                      C

Arden Pollock                         U

8

Robert Reilly                                      C

Gordon Law                                U

9

Padraig Fahy                C

Darren Maguire                                       U

10

Padraic Traynor( Capt)       C

Eamonn Ross                                           U

11

Aidan Heffernan          C

Kenny Balfour                                   U

12

Andrew Boyd                                 C

Joe Gilroy                                  U

13

Richard Willis(Capt)         M

Aidan Langan                                U

14

Tom Sweeney            M

Terry McGovern                           U

15

Dave Mears                                  M

Gerard McSeain                                 U

16

Paul Cantillon                            M

Tim Crothers                                     U

17

Seamus O’Loughlin       M

Gary Smith                                        U

18

Con Malone                                       M

Nigel Greene                                U

19

Stephen Browne        C

Darragh Coakley             M

20

Mike Keady                                       C

John Quilligan                                           M

21

Padraig Kelly                             C

John Mulvany                                          L

22

Seamus Kelly                             C

Eoin Dunne                                        L

23

Barry Fox                                    C

Ben Browne                                       L

24

Mark Regan                                     C

Danny Walsh                                     M

25

Brendan Murray                                   L

Stephen Allison                                          U

26

Ken McCarthy                                    L

Pat  Foley                                 U

27

Julie Gerry                                   L

Steve Campbell                                       M

28

Denis Goulding                                     L

Stanley McCart                                         U

29

Ciaran Newman              L

Seamus Butler                                          M

30

Paddy Ward                                 L

Gerard Linehan                                        M

31

Ronan O'Reilly                             U

Anne McWilliams                                        M

32

Frank Kelly                              U

Patrick O’Loughlin               M

33

Stevie Ellis                                         U

Dudley Murphy                                           M

34

Brendan Spillane           M

Kenny Kiernan                                   L

35

Frank Long                                 M

Stuart McGrane                                       L

36

Stephen Hanley                             M

Pat Sweeney                                       L

FOUR NATIONS RIVER INTERNATIONAL , river ure england 2018

 On behalf of the I.T.F.F.A. I would l to wish Michael Callaghan Manager, Seamus O Neill Coach, John Willis Captain and the rest of the Irish Rivers team, the best if luck as they head on England to fish the Four Nations Rivers next Friday .

 

 

 

Michael Callaghan (manager)

Seamus O'Neill ( coach )

John Willis (captain)


Brian Larkin

John Maguire


Brian Russell
Darius Simkus


Marius Lincevicius (reserve)

 

GERRY DIXON CONNAUGHT CHAMPION 2018

 

Connaught Cup Lough Melvin. Sunday 17th of June 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well done to Gerry Dixon on winning the competition with a staggering 9 trout. Also well done to Mark Gibbons on catching the heaviest/longest fish at 52cm - approximately 5lb.

The competition was ran under a catch and release basis. Many thanks to the local club for hosting the event and to Orla Walsh and Padraic Traynor and the rest of the Connaught Committee for all their before and after the competition.

Well done to the Connaught Champion Gerry Dixon and to all the qualifiers and to all those involved

1.Gerry Dixon 9 fish 1315 points
2.Robert Reilly 9 fish 1175 points
3.Mark Gibbons 6 fish 995 points
4.Michael Monaghan 7 fish 800 - are qualified
4.Gary Binley 6 fish 755
5.Pádraig Fahy 6 fish 715
6.Eugene Nolan 5 fish 680
7.Pádraic Traynor 5 fish 615
8.Aidan Heffernan 3 fish 560
9.Johnny Flaherty 3 fish 510
10.Andrew Boyd 4 fish 450
11.Stephen Browne 3 fish 415
12.Mike Keady 3 fish 360
13.Pádraig Kelly 3 fish 360
14.Peter Roche 3 fish 360

The anglers above qualify for the inter provincial 2018 aswell as the National for 2019 and the following qualify for the National next year...

Basil Shields 3 fish 350
Shane Gainley 3 fish 350
John Trench 3 fish 330
Joe Ferguson 3 fish 330
John Flanagan 3 fish 320
Mark Deavin 3 fish 320
Mary Harkin 2 fish 280
Barry Fox 2 fish 275
Robbie Flaherty 2 fish 270
Orla Walsh 2 fish 260
Patrick Kelly 2 fish 245
Johnny Toner 2 fish 240
John Burke 2 fish 240
Adrian Murphy 2 fish 240
Dave Mullane 2 fish 240
Karl Murrin 2 fish 240
John Walsh 2 fish 225

rIVERS INTERNATIONAL 2018

 

 

 

 

Best of luck to