The ITFFA Rivers National fished on the River Fane on June 4th and here are the results.
Ulster River Championship
Connacht Lake Qualifier was held on Sunday the 8th of May on a 12inch catch and release rule. Tough conditions on Conn meant that fish were hard to come by, but young gun Nathan Creaven showed the way and was crowned Connacht Champion on the day.
The Munster lake Qualifier was held on Lough Leane on Sunday the 8th of May. Tom Sweeney was the top rod with 7 fish in tough conditions and was crowned Munster Champion. Well done to Tom and all the other qualifiers.
From Youth Manger Noel Farrar
Paul Delaney Dublin Trout Anglers
The results of the Competition are as follows
1. Patrick Ward Deravarragh -11 fish - 12lb 12.8ozs
2. Shane Callan Dundalk -11 fish - 12lb 6.2ozs
3. Tommy Keogan Trim - 6 fish - 8lb 9.6ozs
4. Justin Clarke - D.T.A.A. - 7 fish - 8lb 7.2ozs
5. Martin McGorian - Silverstream - 6 fish 7lb11.8ozs
6. Colin Cahill - Lough Bane - 5 fish - 7lb 7.40zs ( PQ )
7. Ben Browne - Wicklow - 4 fish - 7lb 5.6ozs
8. Kevin Mc Camley - Derravarragh - 4 fish - 7lb 3.2ozs
9. John Kellegher - Dundalk -6 fish - 6lb 13ozs
10. Denis Goulding - Kilbride Anglers Kac -5 fish -6lb10.6ozs
11. Terry Walsh - Clane Trout - 5 fish - 6lb 6ozs
12. John Baker - Lough Lene - 5 fish - 6lb 5.2ozs
13. Diego Leccardi - Wicklow - 4 fish - 5lb 14.4ozs
14. James Fegan - Wicklow - 5 fish - 5lb 13.6ozs ( PQ )
15. Noel Shiels - Silverstream - 4 fish - 5lb 13.4ozs
16. John Mulvany - Bane - 3 fish - 5lb 12.60zs
I.T.F.F.A. National 23rd of April Lough Conn 2022
ITFFA ULSTER RIVER QUALIFIER
The Ulster River Qualifier will be held on the 30th April on the Monaghan Blackwater .
Please contact Albert Berry for further details
Ulster Championship 2022
Congratulations to Paul Lunny who won the competition with best bag and he also caught the heaviest fish of 1.32kg. Ulster Chairman Terry McGovern presenting prizes.. many thanks to Woodrow for compiling the results .
Well done to all the qualifiers who are listed below.
ULSTER LAKES 2022
1. PAUL LUNNY LSTPA 2.370
2. ALAN LUTTON GLMAA 2.280
3. MARTIN ALLEN BLACK PENNELLS 2.025
4. PAURIC MCKENNA LSTPA 1.785
5. GARY CROTHERS GLMAA 1.765
6. NIGEL GREENE LSTPA 1.350
7. DARREN MAGUIRE GLMAA 1.170
8. MICHAEL BROWN F&RGA 1.150
9. AIDAN RUSHE LSTPA 1.110
10. ANDREW REA BANBRIDGE 0.950
11. PETER BOYLE LSTPA 0.875
12. BRIAN STANFIELD HOLYWOOD FF 0.860
13. KEITH COLE BANBRIDGE 0.800
14. GARETH FOLEY GLMAA 0.785
15. STEPHEN ALLISON GLMAA 0.775
16. STEVIE ELLIS BANGOR 0.770
17. GERRY MCCARTHY MONAGHAN 1 0.750
18. DERMOT BREWSTER D.GONNELLY A.C 0.665
ITFFA LEINSTER RIVER QUALIFIER
Will be hosted by North Kildare Anglers, on the 17th of July on the River Slaney
Entry fee is 50 euro and you must bring a controller. All entrys to be sent to Seamus O'Neill who is
organising the competition. Club secretarys will be contacted before the end of may
LEINSTER QUALIFIER, CORCORAN CUP 2022
Sunday the 24th April
Any Angler found fishing oversized flys or weighted flys will be immediately disqualified
Frank Long (Owenabue)
Ulster Championship is date has changed. The Ulster will now take place on Sat the 9th of April
ITFFA NATIONAL LOUGH CONN 23RD APRIL 2022
Please check in before 9am at Gortnor Abbey Pier, the match will start at 10am and finish at 6pm. There will be no meal after the competition. Match Booklets will be given out on the day. Best of luck to all Anglers taking part
Can all Anglers that have qualified for the National on Lough Conn please conatct the Leinster secretary by Friday the 4th of Feb to secure their place on the team
Ulster Championship Lough Erne 16th April
National Championship Lough Conn 23rd April
Leinster Championship Lough Owel 24th April
Connaught Championship Lough Conn 8th May
Munster Championship Lough Lein 8th May
Rivers National River Fane 4th June
Spring International Lough Melvin 10th June
Rivers International River Don, Scotland 24th June
Youth International Lough Lene 27th July
Interprovincial Lough Sheelin 20th August
Autumn International Llyn Trawsfynydd, Wales 29th September
Michael Monaghan Honorary Secretary ITFFA
Notice: The Leinster I.T.F.F.A AGM, will be held in the Youth Centre Tullaghan Mullingar on the 18th December @2.00pm. Each club affiliated may have two voting delegates to attend. Any motions for the AGM must be with me before the 11th of December. We would be insisting on all delegates attending, to have been vaccinated and wear face masks to keep everyone safe. Please let me know names in advance so we can prepare Centre with seating arrangements. Your clubs Affiliation fee is now due Please send check or postal order for €100.00 to Chairman’s address below NO CASH.
3 Minutes of the 2019 AGM
5 Secretary’s report
7 Treasurer’s report
9 Election of Officers
Please contact Noel with the name of your delegates
Its been a while due to the pandemic, but we are hoping for better things in 2022 and getting the Association back on track.
I am delighted to Announce that the ITFFA AGM will be held on the 6th of Feb 2022.
Due to Covid restrictions the time and venue of the AGM will be announced closer to the date.
Any clubs with motions need to send them to Michael Monaghan by December 1st.
Stay safe out there
To all affiliated Club.
The ITFFA has been involved in a lengthy consultation process between.
Our own Executive Committee, The International Fly-Fishing Association and Our fellow Home Countries in relation to competition's in 2021. It has now been agreed that all International matches ( Both Lakes and Rivers) planned for 2021 are now cancelled and rescheduled for the same venues in 2022. This decision was made considering the uncertainty that exists around the COVID-19 pandemic.All agreed that due to this uncertainty it would be unsafe to do so as well as not knowing what restrictions may be in place at the time that these matches are due to take place.Therefore, there will be no Provincial or National qualifiers ( Lake or River) in 2021. All Teams selected for the 2021 International matches will now roll over to 2022. All planned Provincial and National qualifiers and venues will also roll in to 2022.The Executive of the ITFFA has also postponed the planned AGM in February until such meas it is safe to do so.The executive officers, committee and Provincial committees have agreed to remain in place until an AGM can be held.There is some good news in that hopefully the vaccines that are spoken of recently may allow us to return to somewhere near normal by the middle of 2021. So, here is hoping that is the case and We can all get back to doing what we enjoy and miss so much.In the meantime, please stay safe. If You have any queries, please do not hesitate to contactme.Wishing You all a happy Christmas and tight lines for 2021.
Honorary Secretary ITFFA.
In response to the current Covid-19 virus situation The Irish Trout Fly Fishing Association
(ITFFA) wish to announce the cancellation of all its competitions, Youths, River’s, Provincial qualifiers, National and Interprovincial. All planned National and Provincial competitions and venues to remain for 2021.
In addition, we will not therefore be participating in any of the 2020 International matches. Our plan is to roll the 2020 teams and International venues over to 2021. We will be making this proposal to the International body (IFFA) and hopefully the other countries will agree to our proposal.
This decision comes about as a result of discussion and consultation between our Executive committee and is based around the uncertainty as to how long the Covid-19 virus will last.
Our primary concern is first and foremost the Anglers and we do not wish to place them in harms way by running competitions at this time. The first of our Provincial qualifiers is due in April and we felt that we had to act decisively rather than defer or postpone the decision.
The ITFFA would encourage all of You to follow the Government guidelines in relation to the spreading of the virus and stay safe.
The executive committee of ITFFA will have a meeting later in the year once it is safe to do so and make plans for 2021.
Irish Trout Fly Fishing Association (ITFFA)
IRISH TROUT FLY FISHING ASSOCIATION LEINSTER COMMITTEE
RE CORCORAN CUP
The Corcoran Cup Leinster Qualifier by kind permission of IFI and Lough Owel Trout Preservation Association. the above competition will be held on Lough Owel on Sunday the 26th April. 10am-6pm Starting and weigh in at Tullaghan shore. Each club must supply a boat and engine for every two anglers entered. Life jackets are a legal requirement. Boats must be launched by 9.30am and sign in before 9.45. As previous stated no cash will be accepted only checks or postal orders. Sent to me at address below. Please indicate which anglers are boating.
CLOSING DATE: 20th April Entry Fee. €35.00
Competitions dates for 2020
Corcoran Cup 26th April 2020 Lough Owel
ITFFA Fundraiser 11th July Lough Lene
Leinster River Qualifier 19th July River Liffey
Leinster Shield 30th August Lough Ennell
Leinster National Qualifier 19th Sept Lough Lene
Tight lines for 2020…………………………………………….
On Sunday the 2nd of Feb Anglers from all over Ireland converged on the Greville Arms Hotel in Mullingar for the 2020 ITFFA AGM
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.
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.
Report by Michael Monaghan ITFFA Secretarry and ITFFA Senior Team Manager
Hon. Sec. /Team Manager ITFFA
108 trout weighing 23.527kgs
Interprovincial Challenge Cup presented to Leinster Captain, Fran Nugent of Dublin Trout Anglers Association
Best Overall Rod: John Buckley, Lough Lein Anglers with 7 fish weighing 1.748kgs. An amazing display of angling on a tough day.
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
No. Anglers Boatman
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
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
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. 31ST AUGUST LOUGH LENE COLLINSTOWN. 10AM TILL 6PM. ENTRYS BY 26TH AUGUST. FEE 20 EURO. ALL CLUB SECRETARYS HAVE BEEN INFORMED...
Youths International Match Report 2019 by Manager Nioel Farrah.
The qualifiers for the 2020 team will start shortly and the details will be sent to all club secretaries. We loo
I forward to welcoming new entrants so make sure you get your entry to us via your club.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lough Conn and Cullin
Tom Doc Sullivan
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
An Outstanding performance on a difficult day.
3rd Lough Owel
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.
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.
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.
National Qualifier Lough Melvin 2019
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
1. Ciaran Newman
2. Tony Walsh
3. John Flanagan
4. Daragh Coakley
5. Andrew Rea
6. Garry Stewart
Deacy Cup Heaviest fish
McBride Cup For Ladies Top Rod
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
2019 Rivers National.
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)
Spring team photos
Many thanks to our sponsor Dave McBride of Southside Angling, please visit Dave for all your fishing needs
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.
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.
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....
This competition is fished to IFFA International Match Rules. These can be downloaded/read on their web site www.iffa.net
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.
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