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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

ITFFA YOUTH  TEAM NEWS AND QUALIFIERS

ANNOUNCEMENT - PLEASE SHARE

ITFFA Youth Team 2019 - Qualifier

Hi folks,
The First Qualifying Heat for the 2019 Youth International which is scheduled to take place on Lake of Menteith, Scotland on Wednesday 31 July 2019 is confirmed for:

Sun. 16 Sept. 2018 Lough Lene, Co. Westmeath (Fagans shore)

The entrance through Fagan’s farm is off the R295 (Castlepollard Road) also known as Church Street. The approximate Sat Nav. co-ordinates according to Google maps are: 53,651499, -7.228500.

Anglers wishing to take part in the qualifier to fish for Ireland MUST be 17yrs or under on 31 July 2019

‘National’ Youth Champion 2018................
Secondly on the same day and in the same Heat, we will crown a ‘National’ Youth Champion for this year. All anglers under 18yrs at 31.Dec.2018 are eligible to compete in this. So even if you are overage for the International next year, you may still compete for the ‘National’ title now, so long as you are Under 18 at the end of this year.

All youths wishing to participate in the qualifiers/National must register no later than Friday September 7th 2018.

Entries can only be accepted through affiliated club secretaries and must include the name, date of birth & contact number (parent/guardian) of all entrants. This deadline is in order to allow the organisers to arrange boats and boatmen for the event. No entries will be accepted on the morning of the competition.
I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Gary Binley, Sean Dempsey & Francis Rafferty for all their hard work and dedication with the youths over the past two years. On behalf of the youths & parents, thank you lads for all your work.

Please register by contacting me on:
Phone: 087 2864321 or
Email: itffayouthofficer@gmail.com or
Mail: Patrick Kelly, Newtown Cloghans, Ballina, F26RR63, Co. Mayo

> All competitors must sign in on the shore at Lough Lene on the morning of the heat before 10:30 am.
> The heat will start at 11 am and will finish at 5pm.
> The entry fee PER HEAT is €25 per angler. Cheques made Payable to ITFFA Youth Account

Any experienced angler/boatman who can Boat on the day or lend us a boat to use on Lene etc. would be welcomed. Please do get in touch.

Fourteen anglers are required for the national youth team which will compete

on Menteith, Scotland in July 2019. The top four eligible anglers from this year’s youth international (Draycote Water) roll over automatically onto the 2019 team and the committee may pick two wildcards for the team. This means that at least eight anglers will be eligible for selection from the two youth qualifiers. The second qualifier will be in Spring next year.
In the event that the top four from this years team and the potential wildcards finish in the top six positions after the two qualifier legs, the remaining anglers will be picked from the next highest placed anglers in the qualifiers.
> Note: The combined results from both qualifiers will decide who will be eligible for selection for the Irish team.

Can all club secretaries please inform all your members about the above event? If your club has a youth officer, can you please pass this letter on to him/her?

This Facebook page will be used to keep clubs informed of youth activities so please do spread the word around as we want to encourage as many young people as possible into the sport!
Thanks in advance for your help and I look forward to hearing from you.
In the meantime, tight lines!
Yours sincerely,
Patrick Kelly
ITFFA Youth Officer

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Seamus O Loughlin wins the I.T.F.F.A. Interprovincial

 

Seamus O Loughlin wins the I.T.F.F.A. Interprovincial on Lough Lene Collinstown
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On the morning of Saturday the 18th of August conditions were nice for fishing. It was overcast  with a gentle ripple on the lake. Personally I was hoping for a bigger wave as it was easier to fool the snail feeders with stronger winds.

My Partner for the day was the Legend himself Stanley Mccart, looking for his 29th Cap. Tom Keogh was our boatman and a plan was formed as we headed up the lake past the pumphouse. To be honest I was slightly shocked to find no boats in front of us as we started our first drift. But as the day went on boats came in and left soon afterwards as the fishing was very tricky. We stayed there all day and although the fishing was tough in the calm conditions of the bay as we headed back down the lake for the weigh in at 6pm Stan and i had managed 7 fish a piece with 6 of those fish being in excess of 50cm. As it was a catch and release competition all fish were returned. It was a day I wont forget very soon as Stanley Mccart is great company in the boat and with Tom Keogh keeping us going and spotting fish all day. Turned out we had the best boat of the day.

The cards were handed to the Captains, James Fegan the leinster captain collected our cards and we ended up with 54 fish for the 18 person team. Connaught had 54fish too and it seemed it was between the two teams.

As the scores were calculated for the teams and the individuals, news filtered through that Seamus O Loughlin had caught 9 fish and Stuart Marry had got 8 fish followed by a few 7's.

To be very honest the calculations were done very quickly by Brian Larkin and his computer program, Michael Callaghan and Michael Monaghan.Its the quickest weigh in ever. Thank you Brian

 It was very close in the team event with close to 200 fish being caught by the four teams.

Connaught had 54- 3391 points
Leinster had 54- 3387 points
Ulster had 42 - 2638 points
Munster had 26- 2261 points

 


The Interprovincial  Challenge cup was won by Connaught beating Leinster by 9 points. Well done to Padraig Traynor and his team

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BEST OVERALL ROD.

Lennon Trophy - Seamus O Loughlin

BEST PROVINCIAL RODS

Connaught: Deacy Cup- Seamus Kelly
Leinster :Moylet Cup - Stuart Marry
Munster: McCarthy Cup- Seamus O Loughlin

Ulster : Mc Crea Cup - Stanley Mccart

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HEAVIEST/ LONGEST FISH.

Scotch Bowl- Darryl Grimason

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1.Seamus OLoughin was announced the winner
2.Stuart Marry
3.Denis Goulding
4.Stanley Mccart
5. Nigel Green
6. Seamus Kelly
7.Barry Fox
8.Arden Pollock
9.Mike Keady
10.John Mulvanny

subs
Eoin Dunne
Andrew Boyd

Well done to all the qualifiers and competitors

These competitions do not run by themselves and a lot of people give their time up competition after competition to ensure everything goes well.

On behalf of the ITFFA I would like to thank Tommy Fagan and Lough Lene Anglers for the use of the lake and for organising boats and boatmen etc. ITFFA are very grateful to Tommy and Lough Lene for their continuous support..
The ITFFA would also like to thank the Leinster Secretary Noel Shields and his committee for organising the event in Association with Michael Monaghan and of course many thanks to Stanley McKeon for keeping the books straight.

There is also another vital cog in the wheel , the boatmen. Without these folks giving up their time the competition would not go ahead. We are grateful to you all.

Many thanks must go to Castlepollard Hotel for a fine meal after the event.

 


As part of the Leinster team I would like to thank James Fegan and all his work he put in as captain, to Noel Shiels , to Michael Monaghan, Tommy Fagan and Lough Lene Anglers for running an event that never missed a beat well done.
Also to David Mc Bride and Southside Angling for Sponsoring the  leinster Shirts, Well done to Seamus O Loughlin for his individual win and  to the Connaught team on  winning  the team event

 INTERPROVINCIAL LOUGH LENE COLLINSTOWN 18TH AUGUST.......Boatman Draw

 

Boat

No.                             Anglers                                                          Boatman

1

Dave Egan

Gerry Dixon

 

MATT CAMPBELL

 

2

James Fegan

Mark Gibbons

 

HUBERT  SMITH

3

Brian Brennan

Eugene Nolan

 

DECLAN SMITH

4

Stuart Marry

Johnny Flaherty

 

FRED O’HAGAN

5

John Brennan

Peter Roche

 

J CULLY

6

Noel Shiels

Michael Monaghan

 

GERRY HESLIP

7

Gary Binley

Arden Pollock

 

T GALAGHER

8

Robert Reilly

Gordon Law

 

NOEL FARRAR

9

Padraig Fahy

Darren Maguire

 

ROGER FOWLER

10

Padraic Traynor

Eamonn Ross

 

J O’DONNELL

11

Aidan Heffernan

Kenny Balfour

 

P CARROON

12

Andrew Boyd

Joe Gilroy

 

NOEL MCGLOUGHLIN

13

Richard Willis

Aidan Langan

 

DONAL MONAGHAN

14

Tom Sweeney

Terry Mc Govern

 

B YOUNG

15

Dave Mears / Gerard McSeain

 

J O’NEILL

16

Paul Cantillon

Tim Crothers

 

MICK FLANNAGAN

17

Seamus O’Loughlin

Gary Smith

 

DERMOT LEONARD

18

Con Malone

Nigel Greene

 

M CAROLAN

19

Stephen Browne

Darragh Coakley

 

FRED MILLER

20

Mike Keady

John Quilligan

 

J Harrington

21

Padraig Kelly

John Mulvaney

 

J MADDEN

22

Seamus Kelly

Eoin Dunne

 

JOHN COOKE

23

Barry Fox

Ben Browne

 

P BOYLE

24

Mark Regan

Danny Walsh

 

B Quile

25

Brendan Murray

Stephen Allison

 

FRAN NUGENT

26

Ken McCarthy

Darryl Grimason

 

PAT BROWNE

27

Julie Gerry

Steve Campbell

 

J GLEESON

28

Denis Goulding

Stanley McCart

 

T KEOGH

29

Ciaran Newman

Seamus Butler

 

T CONLON

30

Paddy Ward

Gerard Linehan

 

M O’REGAN

31

Ronan O’Reilly /  Anne McWilliams

 

 

M Mulligan

32

Frank Kelly

Patrick O’Loughlin

 

LIAM MEACLE

33

Stevie Ellis

Kieran Casey

 

Owen McFadden

34

Brendan Spillane

Kenny Kiernan

 

JIM TIERNAN

35

Frank Long

Stuart McGrane

 

PAT HAANNON

36

Stephen Hanley

Pat Sweeney

 

EDDIE BLANCH

 

 

  

INTERPROVINCIAL LOUGH LENE COLLINSTOWN 18TH AUGUST.

INTERPROVINCIAL LOUGH LENE COLLINSTOWN 18TH AUGUST.

The competition is full catch & release. The size limit will be 32cms and the exact length of the fish is to be recorded. The scoring system is identical to the Rivers matches and the one that was used on Lough Mask in the Spring match. It works like this. You get 20 points per fish and 1 point per cm of the rounded up value of the fish. For example an angler presents a fish of 38.7cms.
So the score is 20 points + 39 (1 point per cm rounded up) giving an overall total of 59 points for that fish. Recording of the exact length is vital as in the event of a tie the actual length of the fish are added together to see what that total gives.

youth international draycote water

The ITFFA YOUTH TEAM will fish the Four Nations Home International on Draycote Water tomorrow.  Patrik Kelly Manager , Gary Binley coach and the team have worked extremely hard over the last year in preparation for this event. On behalf of the ITFFA I would like to wish Patrick, Gary and their team all the best tomorrow.

COME ON IRELAND

 

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DTAA WIN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

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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 John Willis Captain and the rest the Irish Rivers team as they travel to England tomorrow to fish the Four Nations Rivers International on the River Ure.

John Willis has fished on the International circuit for many many years , his experience and expertise will be if great benefit to the Irish Team

John has won the Munster Rivers once and has been in the top 5 for the last 6 years. He was top rod in the rivers National and has been in the top 6 4/5 times in the last 6 years. This is Johns second river cap as he was unable to take the other places. John also has four lake caps. One gold from Lough Erne. 8 Tafi caps , he fished 5 of them. John was also Captain of a European team and manager of the youths in the Worlds in colorado in 2015. John is also Tafi Munster youth officer for the last 4 years and is also Mallow trout Anglers youth officer for the last 6 years.

Best of luck to John and his team

FABIEN TAKES Top HONOURS ON LEIN

 LAKE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP  LOUGH LEIN 9TH OF JUNE 2018

 

 

 127 Anglers togged out on Saturday the 9th of June on the beautiful lake that is Lough Lein. Low water levels, sunshine and flat calm conditions until 4pm made for very difficult fishing conditions on match day. Lots of fish were caught throughout the day but only few trout made tha ten inch measure.

At 5.30pm boat 39 started the engine and  left Sweenys and headed straight for the harbour with three very happy individuals on board. Anglers Fabian Tronche and Aidan Rush with the aid of  Boatman Pat Lehane had managed to catch 7 measureable fish throughout the day

Both Anglers had practiced hard during the week and found feeding fish in certain areas. they made an agreement and never left these areas all day. It certainly paid off

ITFFA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 LOUGH LEIN, KILLARNEY
Official Result


1. Fabien Tronche 4 fish 0.807kgs
2. Darren Maguire 3 fish 0.674kgs
3. Colin Cahill 3 fish 0.625kgs
4. Aidan Rush 3 
fish 0.572kgs

5. Barry Healy 2 fish 0.485kgs

6. Andrew Rea 2 fish 0.438kgs
7. Shay Cash 2 fish 0.414kgs
8. John Maguire 2 fish 0.413kgs

9. Chris McClean 2 fish 0.408kgs
10. Larry Gibb 2 fish 0.403kgs


Reserves; Tony Walsh, Garry Stewart, John Trench, Barry Fox, Tom Sullivan and Gary Smith.
 

BEST LADY ANGLER - ORLA WALSH

HEAVIEST FISH - BARRY HEALY 

62 FISH WERE CAUGHT BY 127 ANGLERS 

Well dome to all the qualifiers, especially those who have won their first cap for Ireland and well done to everyone that took part in the event.

Many thanks to Vincent Downes and the Munster Committee for hosting and arranging the competition. To all the boatmen that looked after the Anglers on Saturday and Many thanks to the Dromhall Hotel for a lovely meal after the competition

A word from the Ntional Lake Champion for 2018, Fabian

I'm originally from a small village called La Brosse Montceaux a couple of hours South of Paris. I started fishing as a young boy even though no one in my family was into it. Only coarse fishing was available in my area so I didn't discover fly fishing until I settled in Ireland. I moved to Cork city in 1998 and have not looked back ever since. I studied Computer science in CIT for 2 years where I met my good pal Richard Moore. Soon after graduating I met my Irish wife Emma with whom we now have a 3 year old son Noah (and a new baby on the way!). Richard and I started fly fishing and soon became completely addicted. We joined the Owenabue Trout and Salmon club and I have been a member for the last 12 years or so. Soon after getting into competition angling, my dream became to represent my adopted country at the international level. A dream I was able to fulfil last year when I had the honor to wear the green jacket at the Spring international in Chew Valley reservoir in England. Even if the result didn't go our way, the experience was fantastic, being able to fish and learn from the best fly anglers was special. I'm glad I didnt have to wait too long before being able to do it all over again. It will be even more special do it after winning the Nationals on my home water. In my opinion, Lough Lein in Killarney is one of, if not the most beautiful places to fish in Ireland and beyond.

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IRELAND WIN GOLD ON LOUGH MASK

IFFA Spring International 2018 at Lough Mask - win for Ireland


The Four Nations Home International was held on Friday the 11th of May 2018 on Lough Mask, Ballinrobe , Co.Mayo.
Ireland England Wales and Scotland took part in this competition as they have for many years before, The weather on the week of the ,match was not nice to say the least.
With high winds, rain and bright sunshine. Not ideal fishing conditions to say the least. But the Irish team had begun practice six weeks before the event and as everyone knows the more you practice the better you get. Through the guidance of our Player Manager Michael Monaghan, Captain Fantastic Mike Keady, Seamus O'Lougghlin our fly tyer, and Gary Binley our team grew from strength to strength.

After weeks of practice in all sorts of weather, from flat calm to gale force winds, the Irish team left Cushlough bay at 10am on Friday morning and ventured out on Lough Mask for the final time. Waived to and cheered on by out familys and friends , the big question lingered in the back of our minds. Would the commitment to the team representing the 32 counties of Ireland and all the hours of practice, tying flies, traveling up and down to Lough Mask, taking holidays , being away from family pay off ?.
We would find out all find out at 6pm

The wind blew hard all day , with both sunshine and cloud cover at times. 28 boats get lost out on Lough Masks 22,0000 acres, so it was hard to see how my team members were doing. .After a tough day we headed to Cushlough Bay for the last 2 hour session of the day. It was here we finally met some boats, the few Irish boats we met had changed their team hats to bright green hats to indicate they had caught three or more fish. But how was everyone else doing. We were tied 1 fish all in my boat with English man Mark Mathieson, although i had put a lot of undersized fish back and dropped some nice fish, I only had one measurable fish on the card. Cushlough bay was beginning to fill as the end of the competition grew closer. I switched from small wets to buzzers and bung and was rewarded with a lovely 1.5lb fish, I had done all I could as we motored in for the weigh in. I felt things had not gone my way, but every member of our team I met had fish. The total grew and grew, Daven Egan had caught a staggering 8 fish beating Englishman and world reknowned fisherman Ian Barr who managed 6 fish. The Anticipation grew as rumours of small bags of fish from the English and the Scottish. But had Wales done enough to beat us on home soil, would it be bitter sweet once again.

England weighed in First - 23 fish
Ireland next - 45 fish
Scotland next - 20 fish

Wales were up next- we waited and waited for the news- I looked around me, all the Irish Team with their friends and family hugging and holding each other. Many had tried so many times before to claim the gold medal. All the effort, the struggle to be there . would it be our time, not just the 16 of us, the boatmen and friends like Mick Dunne, Peter Byrne, Tom Doc Sullivan, Ronan Cusack, the Ballinrobe club, surely we could not be denied this time.

Wales scores were tallied, and over the loudspeaker we heard "Wales 25 fish". The place erupted, some just stood there in disbelief like myself, there were tears , there were hugs but most of all a deep sense of pride, proud to have fished for your club and country, with honest decent anglers, with a Team of many more than the 14 Anglers and we all got our the just rewards. Never have I seen such happiness on so many faces.

The results were officially read out

Ireland-45 fish
Wales-25 fish
England- 23 fish
Scotland- 20 fish

The bay erupted again as champagne flew through the air, Mike Keady was lifted from where he stood and marched down to the lake and thrown into Lough Mask from the pier , Mike made sure he wasn't the only one going in and held our player Manager Michael Monaghan on his way. Both guys had given so much of their time and effort leading up to the match, it was great to see their huge smiles as they emerged from lough Mask

 

Michael Monaghan Secretary of the I.T.F.F.A. ..Manager and team member

"The I.T.F.F.A, would like to thank the Ballinrobe Club, in particular, Ronan Cusack, Denis Kelleher, Michael Vahey and Kevin Egan.They made the organisation look effortless.
To all the boatmen who supplied their boats and gave up their time to bring all the teams out on practice and match day. To Brenda Clarke and the staff of Breaffy house who looked after us so well for the week, A big thank you to Snowbee our clothing sponsor who had us looking sharp for the team photographs. And to Seamus O'Loughlin who tied flies for us and helped us in every way

Finally to the team, Seamus Kelly, Denis Goulding, Eoin Dunne, Terry Walsh, Dave Egan, Martin McGorian, Eddie Shanagher, Darren Maguire, Eddie Harte, Stephen Browne, Paddy Ward, Greg White, Michael Monaghan and Captain Mike Kiedy. Take a bow guys and bask in the glow of a fantastic achievement.

To our Captain Mike Kiedy who was the right man for the job and left no stone unturned in the pursuit of the dream of winning a Gold Medal at home , you did an unbelievable job"


That evening we had the award ceremony and everything went off without a hitch. Michael Monaghan is an out and out legend, he balanced work and home life with the huge commitment of managing and organising the whole event and also fishing on the team. I don't know anyone else that could of pulled it off so well. We are forever in your debt sir.

This team was selected to do this job, their commitment to each other and Ireland was never in question from day one. Under the watchful eye of the two Mikes we focussed on the job at hand and nothing else, Friendships for life were formed and a TEAM went and won gold on Lough Mask by more than 20 fish.


JOB DONE

 

SEAMUS TRIUMPHS ON THE AGIVEY

National Rivers Final 2018

The 2018 ITFFA Rivers National was fished on the Agivey in Garvagh on Saturday last. Five anglers from each of the provinces took part and despite a difficult fishing and low water levels in the river fishing was very good and the match was very close.
Full results are as follows:

1st Seamus O'Neill (Nt Kildare) with 4 placings (879 fish points).
2nd Mark Sloan (Dromore) who also had 4 placings (797 fish points)
3rd Donal Monaghan (Nt Kildare) with 5 placings. (758 pts)
4th Glen McCrave ( ) with 6 placings (899)
5th Stuart mcMurran (Dromore) 6 placings (892 pts)
6th Andrew Sloan (Dromore) 8 placings (704 pts).

A word of thanks to the officers and members of the Agivey club for the excellent manner in which they hosted the match and a special word of thanks to all the controllers.

 

Results from the National Rivers Final Courtesy of Michael Callaghan... photos courtesy of Arden Pollock

 

 

 

 

i.T.F.F.A. NATIONAL LAKE DRAW 2018

 

II.T.F.F.A. NATIONAL FINAL LOUGH LEIN 9TH OF JUNE 2018.

COMPETITION TIME 10AM-6PM
Best of luck to all involved

 

 

 

1 Darren Maguire, Niall O’Neill.
Boatperson-Shane Crowley

2 Stuart McMurran, Dan Dennehy
Boatperson-Pat Coliins

3 Patsy Tracey Sean Bowen
Boatperson-Patrick McCarthy.

4 Joe Gilroy , Barry Healy
Boatperson-Trevor O’ Mahony

5 Paul McArdle ,Tony Murphy.
Boatperson-Aaron Williams.

6 Tim Crothers , Donal Forrest
Boatperson-Pat Galvin.

7 John Moroney, Brian Ferguson
Boatperson-Tim Hogan.

8 Eddie Shanagher , Andrew Boyd
Boatperson-Cyril Boggins.

9 Pat Hoare,Francis McSharry
Boatperson-Frank Doyle.

10 John Lyons, Robert Reilly
Boatperson-Nicky Sherman

11 Dudley Murphy, John Burke
Boatperson-Kevin Healy.

12 Tom Sweeney, Padraic Traynor
Boatperson-Barney McCarthy.

13 John Harte, Colin Cahill
Boatperson-Declan Lynch.

14 Albert Adcock, Paddy Ward
Boatperson-Richard Whitehouse

15 Christy Nolan, Gerry Heaslip,
Boatperson- Phil Dewey.

16 Denis O’Leary, John Mulvany
Boatperson-David Daly.

17 Kieran Casey, Cathal
Boatperson-Alan Griffin.

18 Don O’ Leary, Brendan Murray
Boatperson-Graham Landy.

19 Declan McKibben, Gary Crothers
Boatperson-Mick Mellamphy.

20 Fran Nugent, Barry Maguire
Boatperson-Danny Walsh.

21 Tom Smith,Niall Cromie
Boatperson-John Healy.

22 Tom Hipwell, Woodrow Acheson
Boatperson- Paul Mellamphy.

23 Oliver McCormick, Larry Gibb.
Boatperson- Seamus O Loughlin

24 Tony Walsh, Garry Stewart
Boatperson-Oliver Long.

25 Gerard McSeain, Adrian Murphy
Boatperson-Gerry Kenny.

26 Eamonn Ross,Orla Walsh
Boatperson-Denis Cronin

27 Gary Smith, Paul Connor.
Boatperson-Paul Cantillon

28 Kenneth O’Keefe, Eamonn Keaney
Boatperson- John Behan

29 Stevie Ellis, Niall Kenny.
Boatperson- John Quilligan

30 Andrew Rea,Ciaran Reilly.
Boatperson- Diarmuid Lenihan

31 Julie Gerry,Barry Fox
Boatperson- Paul France.

32 John Plunkett, Mike Keady
Boatperson- Liam Buckley

33 Dermot Leonard,John Trench
Boatperson- Thomas O'Loughlin

34 Liam Cox,Gary Binley
Boatperson-Maurice Willis.

35 Donal Monaghan,Padraig Fahy
Boatperson-Patrick A Winning

36 Shay Cash,Patrick Kelly
Boatperson- Brendan Spillane

37 Joe Barry, Stanley McCart
Boatperson-Tom Aherne.

38 Derek Roche, Martin Connors
Boatperson- Jimmy Manning.

39 Fabien Tronche, Aidan Rush
Boatperson- Pat Lehane.

40 Derek Mulcahy, Stephen Collins .
Boatperson-Eugene McCarthy.

41 Patsy Cotter,Nigel Greene.
Boatperson- Eddie Blanche.

42 Tom Whelan, Mark Cleland.
Boatperson- Colin O Brien.

43 Mike Kelleher, Mark Regan
Boatperson-Anthony O Sullivan.

44 Henry Jeffries, Dermot Flynn
Boatperson-Denis Barrett.

45 Gearoid Kirwan, Darren Curran
Boatperson-John Barrett.

46 Tom O’Connor, Mike McGrath
Boatperson-Colin O Reilly.

47 Anne Mc Williams, Peter Byrne
Boatperson-John Ruby..

48 Gary Fleming, Shane Gainley.
Boatperson- Dave Williams.

49 Dave Canning, Colm McAndrew.
Boatperson- Mick O Driscoll.

50 Ben Browne#, Karl Murrin
Boatperson-Gerry Buckley.

51 Tom Keoghan, Philip Rooney.
Boatperson- Billy O Dea.

52 Stephen Kelly, Tom Sullivan
Boatperson-Mick Lenihan.

53 Terry Walsh, Mark Deavin
Boatperson-PJ O Connell.

54 Pat Hannon,Stephen Browne
Boatperson-Timothy O Sullivan.

55 Joe Ferguson, Dermot Brewster
Boatperson-Stephen Galvin.

56 Peter Green, Ronan O’Reilly
Boatperson-Pat Casey.

57 Eugene Nolan, John Maguire.
Boatperson- Padraig Coughlin.

58 Chris McClean, Martin McGorian
Boatperson-Kevi Willis.

59 Terry McGovern, Noel Shiels
Boatperson-Richard Willis.

60 Seamus Kelly, Denis Goulding
Boatperson- PJ O Brien.

61 Eamon Gavin, Peter McCarten
Boatperso- Patrick O'Loughlin.

62 Vincent Downes. John P. Deacy
Boatperson- Dan Murphy.

63 Gerard Linehan, Michael Monaghan
Boatperson- Terry McGovern.

64 Sean Dempsey, Pat Carson
Boatperson- Peter O Connell

 

I.T.F.F.A. CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 SPONSORED BY SOUTHSIDE ANGLING

Announcement.

I.T.F.F.A. CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP/FUNDRAISER LOUGH LENE ,SATURDAY 21ST JULY 2018

I am delighted to announce that David Mc Bride from Southside Angling will be sponsoring the I.T.F.F.A. Southside Angling Club Championship again this year. Thank you again David for your continuing support.

Please visit there website at
https://southsideangling.ie

Clubs can enter as many 4 angler teams as they like. Cost per team is 140 euro. Two boating and two non boating anglers, as in each team need to supply two boats and two engines
Entries must be in by the 22nd of June. The competition will be held on Lough Lene in Castlepollard on the 21ST of July from 10.30am - 5.30pm

Please forward your entry fees to the Leinster Secretary Noel Shiels , Please contact me for details of Noels address at ddenissgoulding@yahoo.co.uk or through facebook

BRIAN WINS LEINSTER LAKE TITLE 2018

 

 

 

 

 

CORCRAN CUP LOUGH OWEL 27TH MAY 2018
LEINSTER INTETPROVINCIAL QUALIFIER

WELL DONE TO BRIAN BRENNAN ON A GREAT WIN AND TO PAT SWEENEY WHO CAUGHT THE HEAVIEST FISH AND ALSO CAME SECOND OVERALL.

WELL DONE TO ALL THE QUALIFIERS AND TO THOSE WHO TOOK PART. 42 HARD EARNED TROUT WERE CAUGHT DURING THE COMPETITION

I.T.F.F.A. WOULD LIKE TO THANK NOEL SHIELS AND THE LEINSTER COMMITTEE FOR RUNNING THE EVENT. Stanley McKeon FOR HIS TIREKLSS WORK, MARTIN MOFFIT OF IFI FOR ALL HIS HELP AND OF COURSE TO LOUGH OWEL ANGLERS WHO ALLOWED THE COMPETITION TO BE HELD ON THEIR WATER AND HELPED IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE

1. BRIAN BRENNAN CLUB LENE
3 FISH WEIGHT 2.845KG

2.PAT SWEENEY BROADMEADOWS
2 FISH WEIGHT 2.350KG

3.KENNY KIERNAN SILVERSTREAM
2 FISH WEIGHT 2.215KG

4. JAMES FEGAN WICKLOW
3 FISH WEIGHT 2.130Kg

5.JOHN MULVANNEY L.BANE
3 FISH WEIGHT 2.015KG

6.STUART MARRY BALBRIGGAN
2 FISH WEIGHT 1.930KG

7.BEN BROWNE WICKLOW
2 FISH WEIGHT 1.905KG

8.JOHN BRENNAN SILVERSTREAM
2 FISH WEIGHT 1.715KG

9. BRENDAN MURRAY LOUGH OWEL
2 FISH WEIGHT 1.540KG

Denis Goulding KILBRIDE
1 FISH WEIGHT 1.465KG - PRE QUALIFIED

10 . NOEL SHIELS ,SILVERSTREAM
1 FISH WEIGHT 1.440KG

11. EOIN DUNNE, DUBLIN TROUT
2 FISH WEIGHT 1.435KG

12. KEN Mc CARTHY, LOUGH OWEL
1 FISH WEIGHT 1.290KG

13. STUART Mc GRANE, LOUGH OWEL
2 FISH WEIGHT 1.285KG

14. JULIE GERRY, LOUGH LENE
1 FISH WEIGHT 1.191

PRE QUALIFIERS
15. DAVE EGAN,LOUGH LENE INTERPRO
16. DENIS GOULDING, KILBRIDE NATIONAL
17. Ciaran Newman, DERAVARRAGH INTERPRO
18. PADDY WARD, DERAVARRAGH NATIONAL

ARDEN WINS ULSTER LAKE TITLE 2018

 

 

ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP 26 MAY LOUGH MELVIN 2018

Congratulations to Arden Pollock on a great win and to all the other qualifiers and to those who took part.

BOAT NO. Boating Angler Club FISH WEIGHT (KG)

 


1 ARDEN POLLOCK AGIVEY 5 fish 1.515
2 GORDON LAW FERMANAGH 4 fish 1.205
3 GARY STEWART COLERAINE 3 fish 1.16
4 DARREN MAGUIRE GLMAA 2 fish 1.07
5 GARY SMITH BANGOR 4 fish 1.055
6 K. BALFOUR BLACK PENNELS 3 fish 0.955
7 JOE GILROY GLMAA 3 fish 0.93
8 STAN MCCART AGIVEY 2 fish 0.6
9 MICHAEL BROWN F&RGA 2 fish 0.585
10 BARRY MAGUIRE DERRYGONNELLY 2 fish 0.535
11 GERRY MCSEAIN LSTPA 2 fish 0.515
12 TIM CROTHERS LSTPA 2 fish 0.515
13 NIGEL GREENE LSTPA 1 fish 0.38
14 STEPHEN ALLISON GLMAA 1 fish 0.37
15 EAMON ROSS LSTPA 1 fish 0.37
16 DOMNIC KERRIGAN LSTPA 1 fish 0.355
17 NED SHANNON BANBRIDGE 1 fish 0.355
18 FRANK KELLY LSTPA 1 fish 0.34
19 TERRY MCGOVERN GLMAA 1 fish 0.325
20 BRENDAN SHALLOW GLMAA 1 fish 0.3
21 STEVE ELLIS BANGOR 1 fish 0.295
22 PAT FOLEY MONAGHAN 1 fish 0.295
23 AIDEN LANGAN GLMAA 1 fish 0.295
24 RONAN OREILLY F&RGA 1 fish 0.29
25 STEPHEN COLLINS HOLYWOOD F. F. 1 fish 0.285
26 DARYL GRIMASON GLMAA 1 fish 0.285
27 ANDREW REA BANBRIDGE 1 fish 0.285
28 GREG WHITE STRAID 1 fish 0.28
29 WILLIE CRAIG STRAID 1 fish 0.28
30 WOODROW ACHESON GLMAA 1 fish 0.28
31 CHRIS MCCLEAN ROE 1 fish 0.275
32 GARY CROTHERS STRAID 1 fish 0.27
33 IRVINE MARSHALL GLMAA 1 fish 0.27
34 PATSY TRACEY LSTPA 1 fish 0.27
35 NIAL CROMIE GLMAA 1 fish 0.265
36 M. ALLEN BLACK PENNELS 1 fish 0.26
37 KEITH COLE BANBRIDGE 1 fish 0.26
38 STEPHEN CLARKE BANBRIDGE 1 fish 0.26
39 DERMOT BREWSTER DERRYGONNELLY 1 fish 0.25
40 GARETH FOLEY GLMAA 1 fish 0.245

RICHARD WINS MUNSTER LAKE TITLE 2018

IITFFA Munster Lake Championship 2018

Congratulations to Richard Willis on his win

Also well done to Brendan Spillane on catching the heaviest trout.

The qualifiers are as follows

Richard Willis – Mallow Trout
Tony O Sullivan - Castlelyons
Tom Sweeney – Killarney S&T
Dave Mears – Macroom
Paul Cantillon – Riverstown
Seamus O Loughlin – Ennis
Don O Leary – Macroom
Con Malone – Macroom
Steve Campbell – Killarney S&T
Seamus Butler – Cashel Golden
Ger Linehan – Riverstown
Brendan Spillane – Riverstown
Frank Long – Owenabue
Eugene McCarthy – Macroom
Stephen Hanley – Owenabue
Dudley Murphy – Owenabue
Anne McWilliams – Kanturk
Michael Drinan – Rathcormac
Patrick O Loughlin – Ennis
Darragh Coakley – Mallow Trout
Danny Walsh – Lombardstown
John Quilligan – Owenabue
Kieran Casey – Upper Blackwater
Michael Mellamphy – Riverstown
Robbie Crichton – Owenabue
Gary Fleming – Killarney S&T
Denis Barrett – Riverstown
Tony Murphy – Owenabue
Paul Burke – Cahir
Jimmy Fleming – Killarney S&T
Brendan Donovan – Riverstown
Richie Rowe - Cahir

national river , river agivey 2018

.2018 Rivers National Arrangements.
Date of Match: Saturday June 2nd. 2018.
Venue: The Agivey, Garvagh.

Meeting Point: The Brown Trout Golf and Country Inn (car park).
Agivey Rd., Aghadowey, Coleraine. BT51 4AD

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 (Return to The Brown Trout In for lunch break 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 Brown Trout Inn after session 4 for Meal and Presentation of Trophies.
Draw for Beats/Controllers will take place in The Brown Trout Inn on Friday 1th 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 or satg£45.

NATIONAL lake QUALIFIER  draw 2018

National Draw Lough Lein Killarney 2018

Boat
No. Anglers
1
Darren Maguire
Niall O’Neill

2
Stuart McMurran
Dan Dennehy

3
Patsy Tracey
Sean Bowen

4
Joe Gilroy
Barry Healy

5
Paul McArdle
Tony Murphy

6
Tim Crothers
Donal Forrest

7
John Moroney
Brian Ferguson

8
Eddie Shanagher
Andrew Boyd

9
Pat Hoare
Francis McSharry

10
John Lyons
Robert Reilly

11
Dudley Murphy
John Burke

12
Tom Sweeney
Padraic Traynor

13
John Harte
Paddy Ward

14
Albert Adcock
Colin Cahill

15
Christy Nolan
Gerry Heaslip

16
Denis O’Leary
John Mulvany

17
Kieran Casey
Cathal McDonnell

18
Jerry Cronin
Brendan Murray

19
Declan McKibben
Gary Crothers

20
Fran Nugent
Barry Maguire

21
Tom Smith
Niall Cromie

22
Tom Hipwell
Woodrow Acheson

23
Oliver McCormick
Larry Gibb

24
Tony Walsh
Garry Stewart

25
Gerard McSeain
Adrian Murphy

26
Eamonn Ross
Orla Walsh

27
Gary Smith
Paul Connor

28
Kenneth O’Keefe
Eamonn Keaney

29
Stevie Ellis
Niall Kenny

30
Andrew Rea
Ciaran Reilly

31
Julie Gerry
Barry Fox

32
John Plunkett
Mike Keady

33
Dermot Leonard
John Trench

34
Liam Cox
Gary Binley

35
Donal Monaghan
Padraig Fahy

36
Shay Cash
Patrick Kelly

37
Joe Barry
Stanley McCart

38
Derek Roche
Michael Callaghan

39
Fabien Tronche
Aidan Rush

40
Derek Mulcahy
Stephen Collins

41
Patsy Cotter
Nigel Greene

42
Tom Whelan
Mark Cleland

43
Mike Kelleher
Mark Regan

44
Henry Jeffries
Dermot Flynn

45
Gearoid Kirwan
Darren Curran

46
Tom O’Connor
Mike McGrath

47
Anne Mc Williams
Peter Byrne

48
Gary Fleming
Shane Gainley

49
Dave Canning
Colm McAndrew

50
Ben Browne
Karl Murrin

51
Tom Keoghan
Philip Rooney

52
Stephen Kelly
Tom Sullivan

53
Terry Walsh
Mark Deavin

54
Pat Hannon
Stephen Browne

55
Joe Ferguson
Dermot Brewster

56
Peter Green
Ronan O’Reilly

57
Eugene Nolan
John Maguire

58
Chris McClean
Martin McGorian

59
Terry McGovern
Noel Shiels

60
Seamus Kelly
Denis Goulding

61
Eamon Gavin
Peter McCarten

62
Vincent Downes
John P. Deacy

63
Gerard Linehan
Michael Monaghan

64
Sean Dempsey
Pat Carson

65
Davy Kidd

darius wins connaught rivers

Results of the  ITFFA/TAFFI Connaught  Cups.Many thanks to the Tuam Anglers for the use of their water to run the competitions. Well donme to Darius Simkus on another great win

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING INTERNATIONAL LOUGH MASK 11TH MAY 2018 

On behalf of the I.T.F.F.A. I would like to wish Mike Keady Captain, Michael Monaghan Manager and the rest of the Irish team all the best on Lough Mask next week

Fortunately the team will be Captained by a well renowned Angler, Mike wins his 9TH Cap for Ireland in this match. Mike has also won most of the well known competitions in the west of Ireland . topped by his World Cup win on Lough Mask in 2010. Mike has also won top Irish rod in two Internationals. One on Trawsfynd in wales and the other on Rutland water in England. During the build up to this match Mike and Michael have worked tirelessly to make sure nothing will go array during the week of the competition. We thank them both for their tireless work. This year the captain is also coach for the first time and Mikes experiences on the fishing circuits makes him an excellent choice for this position

Again on behalf of the I.T.F.F.A. I would like to wish the team all the best in the coming week and especially on the 11th of May

COME ON IRELAND...

CONNAUGHT RIVER QUALIFIER

Announcement
The Connacht ITFFA river takes place on Saturday 12th May, 09.00 - 09.30 registration at The Rustic Bar, Tuam. Two sessions 11.00 - 14.00 & 13.00 - 18.00. Closing Date for entries 9th May fee €30.00. Must bring a steward. Please contact Orla Walsh for full details

RIVERS NATIONAL JUNE 2ND 2018

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

Rivers National.
"The Rivers National will be fished, as arranged, on the Agivey, Garvagh on Saturday June 2nd. Anglers and controllers to meet at The Brown Trout Inn at 8.30am. The draw for Beats/Pegs will take place in the Brown Trout Inn on Friday night at 8pm. Anglers who may be in the area are welcome to attend".

munster  LAKE  draw  2018

DRAW MUNSTER LAKE 2018

 

1. Liam Martin

Castlelyons

 Darragh Coakley

 Mallow Trout

2. Tony O Sullivan

Castlelyons

 John Scanlon

 Mallow Trout

3. Brendan Spillane

Riverstown

 Vincent Downes

 Mallow Trout

4. Paul Cantillon

Riverstown

 Frank Long

 Owenabue

5. Mick Mellamphy

Riverstown

 Pat Lehane

 Macroom

6. Gerard Linehan

Riverstown

 Colm Geoghegan

 Cashel Golden

7. John Harte

Riverstown

 Declan O Sullivan

 Kanturk

8. Denis Barrett

Riverstown

 James Maher

 Cashel Golden

9. Pat Winning

Riverstown

 Michael Kelliher

 Kanturk

10. Jerry Kenny

Ennis

 Con Malone

 Macroom

11. Seamus O Loughlin

Ennis

 Paul Burke

 Cahir

12. Tommy O Loughlin

Ennis

 John B. Murphy

 Kenmare

13. Colin Murray

Owenabue

 Tom Healy

 Lombardstown

14. Donal Forest

Owenabue

 Paul Galvin

 Dunmanway

15. Stephen Galvin

Owenabue

 Paul Mellamphy

 Riverstown

16. John Quilligan

Owenabue

 Albert Adcock

 Cashel Golden

17. Jim Sheehan

Owenabue

 Damien Culliney

 Ennis

18. Michael O Driscoll

Owenabue

 Patsy Cotter

 Upper Blackwater

19. Christy Nolan

Owenabue

 Colm Hackett

 Cashel Golden

20. Fabien Tronche

Owenabue

 Con O Leary

 Kenmare

21. Joe Barry

Owenabue

 Willie Farrell

 Cahir

22. Will Finn

Owenabue

 Tim O Sullivan

 Kenmare

23. Barry Healy

Owenabue

 Eugene McCarthy

 Macroom

24. Dudley Murphy

Owenabue

 Derek Cagney

 Cashel Golden

25. Pat Hoare

Owenabue

 Jack Maher

 Cashel Golden

26. Tony Murphy

Owenabue

 Michael Fogarty

 Kanturk

27. Dermot Linehan

Owenabue

 Brendan Donovan

 Riverstown

28. Derek Roche

Owenabue

 Kieran Casey

 Upper Blackwater

29. John Behan

Owenabue

 John Lyons

 Kanturk

30. Niall O Neill

Owenabue

 Mike Murphy

 Shannon

31. Tom Murphy

Owenabue

 Jerry Cronin

 Kanturk

32. Robbie Crichton

Owenabue

 Owen Jackman

 Cashel Golden

33. Stephen O Reilly

Owenabue

 Paul Hanley

 Riverstown

34. Liam Buckley

Killarney S&T

 Paddy Daly

 Owenabue

35. Mick Linehan

Killarney S&T

 Ann McWilliams

 Kanturk

36. Steve Campbell

Killarney S&T

 Tom Healy

 Owenabue

37. Jimmy Flemming

Killarney S&T

 Paul Dignam

 Ennis

38. Tom Sweeney

Killarney S&T

 Christy Scanlon

 Ennis

39. Billy O Dea

Killarney S&T

 Pat Galvin

 Dunmanway

40. Patrick McCarthy

Dunmanway

 Pat Healy

 Lombardstown

41. Sean Bowen

Upper Blackwater

 Dan Dennehy

 Kanturk

42. Tom O Connor

Upper Blackwater

 Graham Landy

 Shanballymore Doneraile

43. Joe Butler

Shanballymore Doneraile

 Noel O Donoughue

 Ennis

44. Danny Walsh

Lombardstown

 Richie Rowe

 Cahir

45. John Healy

Lombardstown

 Billy O Reilly

 Cashel Golden

46. Eddie Shanagher

Shannon

 Paudie Fahy

 Rathcormac

47. Derek Mulcahy

Kenmare

 Kevin Rowe

 Cahir

48. Richard Willis

Mallow Trout

 Stephen Hanley

 Owenabue

49. John O Connell

Mallow Game

 Jim Manning

 Riverstown

50. John Ruby

Mallow Game

 Johnny Maroney

 Ennis

51. Daniel Murphy

Macroom

 Gerry Buckley

 Killarney S&T

52. Dave Mears

Macroom

 Declan Lynch

 Upper Blackwater

53. Francis Kiely

Macroom

 Henry Jeffries

 Owenabue

54. Don O Leary

Macroom

 Packie O Loughlin

 Ennis

55. Michael Twohig

Kanturk

 Gary Flemming

 Killarney S&T

56. Michael Drinan

Rathcormac

 Seamus Butler

 Cashel Golden

57. John Buckley

Lough Lein

 Trevor O Mahony

 Macroom

competition fixture list 2018

2018 FIXTURE LIST.

The following is the  fixture list for competitions in 2018   

Fri. May 11th                      Spring International        Lough Mask, Ballinrobe

Sun May 13th                     Munster Championship Lough Lein, Killarney

Sun  May 20th                    Leinster Championship  Lough Owel, Mullingar

Sat May 26th                      Ulster Championship      Lough Melvin                    

Sat June 2nd                       Rivers National                  River Agivey

Sat June 9th                        National                               Lough Lein, Killarney

Sun June 17th                      Connaught C/Ship            Lough Melvin    

Fri. June 22rd                     Rivers International         River Ure, England.

Sat July 28th                         ITFFA Fundraiser              Lough Lene, Collinstown

Wed Aug 1st                       Youths International       Draycote Water, England

Sat. Aug 18th                      Interprovincial                   Lough Lene, Collinstown.

Fri. Sept 7th                       Autumn International     Llyn Brenig, Wales

Notice of I.T.F.F.A. AGM 2018


The AGM will be held on February 4th 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. Unfortunately the Gremlins got to them first at the printers. New reports will be available at the AGM. 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.

Regards
Denis Goulding
I.T.F.F.A. PRO 

motions for the 2018 agm

 

Announcement

To all Affiliated Clubs.The deadline for notices of motion for the upcoming AGM is December 1st and the motions need to be with Michael Monaghan by December 1st.

Thank you

 

 

 

APPOINTMENT OF LAKE CAPTAINS FOR 2018

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

From Michael Monaghan Hon of the I.T.F.F.A.

I am happy to announce that Mr.Mike Keady will Captain the Spring team on Lough Mask and that Mr. Denis Goulding will Captain the Autumn team On Llyn Brenig.

I would like to wish them all the best in their respective roles and look forward to working with them.

Regards 

Michael Monaghan Hon Secretary of the I.T.F F.A . 

2018 lake  home international qualifiers

 ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MICHAEL MONAGHAN, HON .SEC .ITFFAHome

 

 

 International teams for 2018.They are as follows;


Lough Mask Team
Darren Maguire, Denis Goulding, Eoin Dunne, Seamus Kelly, Eddie Harte, Mike Keady, Dave Egan, Martin McGorian, Paddy Ward, Michael Monaghan, Greg White, Stephen Browne, Terry Walsh, Eddie Shanagher.

Llyn Brenig Team
Barry Healy, Tony Murphy, Basil Shields, Darren Maguire, Eoin Dunne, Seamus Kelly, Denis Goulding, John Mulvany, Dan Murphy, John O'Connell, Sean Crean, Ciaran Newman, Kieran Casey, Julie Gerry.

Captains of the respective Teams shortly.
If You have any queries please contact me directly.
Regards,
Michael Monaghan,
Hon. Sec. ITFFA

Martin wins leinster  qualifier

Results from the Leinster National qualifier 2017 on Lough owel.

Many thanks to Lough Owel Trout Preservation Association for allowing the lake to be held on Lough Owel and for helping out with organising the event alongside the I.T.F.F A. Leinster Committee.

There were 113 fish caught by 80 anglers.

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Well done to Martin McGorian on winning the event and to all the qualifiers on such a wild and windy day.

 

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QUALIFIERS

MARTIN MCGORIAN FISH 5 7LB4.4OZ
PADDY WARD FISH 5 7LB 3OZ
DJ BYRNE FISH 5 7LB 2.20Z
LIAM COX FISH 4 6LB 12.2 OZ
FRAN NUGENT FISH 4 6LB 11OZ
BEN BROWNE FISH 2 6LB 8OZ
GERRY HESLIP FISH 3 6LB 7.2OZ
SHAY CASH FISH 4 6LB 1OZ
OLIVER MC CORMACK FISH 4 5LB 11.4OZ
TONY WALSH FISH 3 5LB 4.8OZ
DERMOT LEONARD FISH 3 5LB 2.6OZ
DERMOT FLYNN FISH 4 5LB 2.4OZ
JULIE GERRY FISH 4 4LB 14.8OZ
TOM HIPWELL FISH 3 4LB 13.4OZ
COLIN CAHILL FISH 3 4LB 13.OZ
CATHAL MC DONALD FISH 2 4LB 12.2 OZ
BRENDAN MURRAY FISH 3 4LB 12 OZ
PAT HANNON FISH 2 4LB 8.4 OZ
TOMMY KEOGHAN FISH 3 4LB 5.8 OZ
DONAL MONAGHAN FISH 3 4LB 5.6 OZ
DAVE CANNING FISH 2 4LB 4.4 OZ
STEPHEN KELLY FISH 2 4LB 3.4 OZ
JOHN MAGUIRE FISH 3 4LB 2 OZ
JOHN MULVANNEY FISH 2 3LB 15.2 OZ
LIAM GILSENAN FISH 2 3LB 15 OZ
BRENDAN HEANEY FISH 2 3LB 14 OZ
RONAN MEGHAN FISH 2 3LB 9 OZ
PETER MC CARTEN FISH 2 3LB 4.4 OZ
JOHN PLUNKETT FISH 2 3LB 2 OZ
DECLAN MC KIBBEN FISH 1 2LB 15.2 OZ

youth qualifier lough lein 

FROM PATRICK KELLY I.T.F.F.A. YOUTH OFFICER

 

 

 

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Apologies for the delay in posting this update from Heat 2 of the Irish Youth Team 2018 Qualifiers. This second heat took place on Lough Leane on Sat. 16th September last. 26 young anglers took part with 9 anglers recording a total of 18 fish.
1st place in Heat 2 was Alex Mcnamara with a great bag of 5 fish.
2nd place in Heat 2 was Chris Fehilly with 3 fish...
3rd place was Sean Ronayne also with 3 fish.
Longest fish was Gearoid Flaherty

Based on combined scores from the two heats and those anglers who were fortunate enough to retain their places from this years International Final on Llyn Brenig, the qualifying team for 2018 reads as follows:
Chris Fehilly - Macroom Trout.
Robert Hackett - Cashel Golden
Rebecca Moffitt McGinn - Dundalk & District
Stephen Coulter - Ballynure
Sean Ronayne - Castlelyons
Alex Mcnamara - Shannon.
Matthew Harley - Owenabue
David King - Lough Leane.
Cormac McKeever. - Dundalk & District
Darragh McCallan - Lough Macrory
Dermott O'Donnell - Lough Macrory
Gearoid Flaherty - LSTPA
Conor Mooney - Lough Bane.
Rory Govan - Dundalk & District
Jim Kelly (Sub) - Ballina & Cloghans

Congratulations to the qualifiers, especially the 1st Caps and we hope you will all enjoy the training that will start shorty.
The International Final on Draycote water next August should be a wonderful and memorable experience for you all.

A HUGE 'THANK YOU' must go to:
> those boatmen and boatwomen who traveled and gave up their own time help out over both heats. It is very much appreciated.
> To Lough Leane anglers and Tommy Fagan for their continued support of the Irish Youths.
> To Tiernan Bros. Angling, Foxford for their generous support with the prizes.
> To parents and various Angling Club Youth Officers who brought the anglers to both heats, many having very early starts and driving big distances.

If you, or anyone you know is in the fortunate position of been able to provide any sort of financial support (big or small) to the Irish Youths Team, it would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks in advance for thinking of us.

As the 2017 fishing season draws to a close, we hope you all winter well and are back on the water in full heath Spring 2018. Thanks again everyone.

Ronnie Cox Memorial Cancer Research Ireland

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Ronnie Cox Memorial Cancer Research Ireland
Fundraising Competition

A fundraising competition will be held on Saturday the 7th of October, 2017 on Lough Sheelin. The competition will be hosted by the L.S.T.P.A.

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Voluntary contributions.

Fishing from 11am - 6p.m.

This will be an enjoyable social occasion.
Please support this worthy cause.
All donations of prizes welcome.
Any surplus prizes will be raffled off and the proceeds will go towards Cancer Research Ireland Fund.

Éamonn Ross
Tel. 0866619834
Email: eamonnoruis@eircom.net

LEINSTER NATIONAL QUALIFIER , SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER, LOUGH OWEL

LEINSTER NATIONAL QUALIFIER , SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER, LOUGH OWEL

Boats to be launched by 930am
All competitors to sign in by 930am, no exceptions.
SIZE LIMIT 14 INCHES

BOAT DRAW.

1.Gerry Heslip Dublin Trout 
Tommy Keoghan Trim

2.John O'Neill Dublin Trout 
C Cox Deravarragh

3.Gary Coakley Dublin Trout 
Ben Browne Wicklow

4.Cathal McDonnell Dublin Trout 
Joe Winders Nth Kildare

5.Willie Sculley Dublin Trout 
Freddy Miller Lene

6.Tom Hipwell Dublin Trout 
Stephen kelly Balbriggan

7.Dermot Leonard Trim 
Pat Noonan Owel

8.Derek O'Brien Gormanstown 
Terry Walsh Clane

9.Oliver McCormack Broadmeadows 
Pat Hannon Bane

10.James Fegan Wicklow 
Seamus Byrne Nth Kildare

11.Ronan Meghan Wicklow 
Stewart McGrane Owel

12.Tony Walsh Wicklow 
Tom McMahon Garda

13.Paddy Ward Deravarragh 
Johnatan O'Keefe Dublin Trout

14.Martin McGorian Silverstream 
Julie Gerry Lene

15.J Brennan Silverstream 
John Kellaghar Dundalk

16.Noel Farrar Silverstream
Pat Sweeney Broadmeadows

17.Kenny kiernan Silverstream
Fran Nugent . Dublin Trout

18.Donal Monaghan Nth Kildare
Tony McCrave Dodder

19.Shay Cash Nth Kildare
Murt Duffy Deravarragh

20.Liam Cox Nth Kildare
Dermot Flynn Dublin Trout

21.Kevin Dunne Clane
Dave Egan Lene

22.kevin Gerry Lene
Sean Dempsey Coosan

23.Roger Fowler Lene
Declan McKibben Dublin Trout

24.Dj Bynne Lene
Tony McGratten Dublin Trout

25.Andy Duncan Lene
John Mulvanney Bane

26.John Plunkett Owel
Declan Murphy Ennell

27.Brendan Murray Owel
Tom Smith Dublin Trout

28.Martin McQuaid Owel
Derek Evans Broadmeadows

29.Peter McCarten Kilbride
Declan Conlon Garda

30.John Maguire Kilbride
Dave Canning Dublin Trout

31.Stewart Marry Balbriggan 
Kevin McCamley Deravarragh

32.Jim Tiernan Balbriggan 
Tom Ormond Broadmeadows

33.Niall kenny Garda 
Peter Crilly Wicklow

34.Kieran Newman Deravarragh 
E Fagan Owel

35.Keith Flemming Deravarragh 
Brendan Heaney Bane

36.Kieran Evans Deravarragh 
Martin Browne Balbriggan

37.Liam Gilsenan Deravarragh 
Paul Delaney Dublin Trout

38.Colin Cahill Bane 
Bob Hempkins Deravarragh

39.Marc O'Regan Trim 
Eoin Dunne Dublin Trout

40.Hubert Smith Dundalk 
Jim Keeshan Dodder

41.Noel Shiels Silverstream

well done to the autumn team

 

 Results below ... Full report to follow

 

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Autumn International Lake of Menteith 2017

Autumn International Lake of Menteith 2017

On behalf of the I.T.F.F.A I would like to wish Manager Michael Monaghan, Captain Greg White and the rest of the team all the best in Scotland.

 

The team will be in great hands in the form of Captain Greg White. 
Greg is from Whitehead county Antrim. His club is Straid Fly Fishers (chairman) .Menteith will be his 3rd cap. Greg also has 10 Ulster Caps and had captained ulster on lough mask. The best result Greg has is 3rd in interpro and heaviest fish. Greg has also won top ulster rod twice...
Best of luck to luck to Michael , Greg and the rest of the team

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COME ON IRELAND....

THE AUTUMN TEAM

Greg White(captain) 
Daniel J Byrne
Mark Clelland
Andrew Duncan
Eoin Dunne 
Aidan Heffernan
Martin McGorian
Patrick O'Loughlin 
Thomas O'Loughlin

Trevor O'Mahony
Robert Reilly
Basil Shields
Brendan Spillane

Patrick Ward 

 

The ‘Home Nations’ Youth International took place on Llyn Brenig Wales on Wed. third August.

.Report on Youth International, Llyn Brenig, 03.08.2017

 

 

The ‘Home Nations’ Youth International took place on Llyn Brenig Wales on Wed. 3rd August.

 

A team of 14 Anglers from the Island of Ireland (6 Munster, 1 Ulster, 4 Connacht, 3 Leinster) travelled by Bus in the early hours of Sunday morning 30th July, arriving at Brenig for lunch and a look around, before continuing to the Beauford Park Hotel, Mold which would be our residence for the next few days.

 

Monday & Tuesday were the two official practice days.

We enjoyed quite good success on the Monday in Watersports bay and down around the ring of stones areas. Best flies were a variety of dries, boobies and blobs. Unfortunately, on Monday evening we learned that due to high winds expected on the final day (Wed.) there was a chance that the entire northern part of the lake would be ‘out of bounds’ on final day.  The fish we found on Monday may turn out to be of little use to us on match day!

So, on Tuesday we concentrated all the boats on the southern part of the lake, an area from the Fishing lodge, across the Dam wall, Tower Bay and around to Quarry Point.  Again, we enjoyed quite good success on boobies and blobs but we also saw many of the other teams catching well. The Scots seemed to be going well in particular.

Interestingly and rather surprisingly, the fishery was actively stocking the water while we were fishing!

 

On the final day (Wed.) the wind was up a bit from the south as forecasted and fishing was indeed restricted to the sheltered southern part of the lake. 

Our game plan was to go out on a Fast Glass line, Sunburst Blob, Mozaic Dabbler and Boobie. Most of the boats were starting up against the Dam wall and drifting out past the cages.  Those who kept their boats right up on the wall enjoyed the most success as most of the fish seemed to be on top of the shore.

Unfortunately, it proved to be a very mixed day for the Irish team and we fell well short of what was required for success on the day. The Match was won convincingly by Scotland with 73 fish, England 60 fish, Wales 51 & Ireland 41.

Fishing, like any sport is about continually learning and improving. Looking back on the Brenig trip now, there are certainly a few points for consideration.

 

We had a game plan going out on final day that was surprisingly VERY like Scotland’s! Fast Glass, Sunburst Blob, Mozaic Dabbler and Boobie.  So, in just 2 practice days, we almost had it right. The difference between the two teams was the retrieve. Anglers from Scotland, England & Wales are very practiced in rainbow tactics and retrieves which are very different to our traditional brown trout fishing.  So, there is a natural advantage there. One more practice day may (or may not!) have seen us fine tune the method. We will never know but certainly the more time you can spend practicing on the actual match water, the better!

 

Traditionally, dries would feature very strongly on Brenig and this would have suited our anglers. In the build up to the trip, we spent a lot of time tying and practicing with dries.  Unfortunately, on this occasion dries did not feature at all due to the high wind.  Had weather conditions been more favourable, I am confident that the match result would have been very different.

 

The strong stocking policy right up to the eve of the match day is something I have not seen before. We would have preferred that there was no stocking in the run up to the event. Instead, they were still stocking 24 hours before the match!  In hindsight, I believe that we should have had less rods on dries during practice and concentrated more on pulling blobs/boobies etc. Had the wind been low or even moderate with the fish in a while, then dries would have featured prominently.  Again…. we are learning all the time.

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Having said all the above, a big congratulation must go to Scotland who had a very impressive team average of 5.2 fish per person!  Well done to them.

 

So, I can safely say that we have been a little unlucky on this occasion and the fish numbers on final day are certainly not a fair reflection of the talent that was in this team and the work that was put in by the anglers and coaches.  It's all about continuous learning and I personally have learned a lot from this trip.  I am confident that this young group of anglers are better now than when this journey began and that is a great thing. 
On a personal note, I would like to sincerely thank team Coaches Gary Binley, Sean Dempsey & Francis Rafferty for all the great work they have done in practice here at home and in Wales, particularly when I abandoned them at the eleventh hour on Monday Lunchtime (I had to return home as my Father in Law passed away suddenly).  A big thank you also to Deane Reid, Ballynure Anglers for all his help along the way and for rounding up so many flies for everyone. 

 

Huge thanks must go to:

·         The wonderful catering staff who watered and fed us in Wales; Maura Reilly, Laura Govan & Margaret Fehilly. Great work ladies!

·         Tiernan Brothers, Foxford for sponsoring Heat prizes.

·         Toby Bradshaw (Gowen & Bradshaw) for helping with Shirts and Michael Drinan who helped out with leader.

·         Lough Lene Angling Association & Tommy Fagan for their continuing support.  

·         Everyone who took time out of their own busy schedule to tie flies for the team: Stephen Browne, Gary Stewart, Mike Keady, Denis Goulding, Seamus Kelly, Stan McCart, Michael Monaghan, Joseph Stitt, Brian Barron, Deane Reid & Kevin Sheridan.

·         Those who provided very generous sponsorship: LSTPA €50, Kilbride Anglers €200, Hollister ULC €200, Frank Dempsey €340, and in particular CMD Consulting Ltd €750, NARA €1,000 & Connacht ITFFA €1,000. 

This support helps keep the costs down on everyone, so on behalf of the Youth Anglers and their families, a sincere thank you! 

'Time' is the scarcest commodity on earth and to give up your time for others, speaks volumes of your character.  To those who volunteered their time to boat the youth anglers on the heat days and practice days…a HUGE thank you. This simply would not work without you.

 

Finally, to you the team of 2017 who have represented Ireland with distinction on and off the water; in no particular order, Jack Maher, Reece Moran, Conor Dunne, Chris Fehilly, Ciaran Flaherty, Rory Govan, Robert Hackett, Matthew Harley, Stephen Coulter, Aaron McCann, Rebecca Moffitt McGinn, Almha McDonnell, Oisin reilly & Marco Vimercati - THANK YOU! 

 

 

Next Years International will be on Draycote Water 01 August

 

 

Pat Kelly

ITFFA Youth Officer

 

Dave egan and leinster rule the waves on lough mask

 

Interprovincial 2017 Lough Mask

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well done to Dave Egan on a tremendous catch of 9 trout in very tough conditions on Lough Mask. His catch torpedoed Leinster into pole position on the day. Dave won Top rod overall aswell as Top Leinster Rod  and Leinster won the team event on the day. Dave will now represent Ireland in 2018 along with the other 11 qualifiers.

Well done to everyone that took part in the event

Results 

1st         Leinster          44 fish for 6380 points

2nd       Munster          37 fish for 5610 points

3rd        Connaught      37 fish for 4890points

4th        Ulster              33 fish for 4490 points

 

Lennon Trophy: Best Overall Rod

Dave Egan ( Lough Lene) 9 fish for 1290 points

Scotch Bowl: Heaviest fish

Tom Sweeney ( Killarney S&T) 48cms (270pts)

 

Best Rod in each Province

Connaught: Deacy Cup         Seamus Kelly              1060 points

Leinster: Moylett Cup                      Dave Egan                  1290 points

Munster: Mc Carthy Cup      Barry Healy                 910 points

Ulster: Mc Crea Cup              Darren Maguire          680 points

 

International Qualifiers 2018

1.      Dave Egan

2.      Seamus Kelly

3.      Barry Healy

4.      Darren Maguire

5.      Michael Monaghan

6.      Tony Murphy

7.      Eddie Shanagher

8.      Ciaran Newman

9.      Denis Goulding

10.  Kieran Casey

11.  Eoin Dunne

12.  Julie Gerry

Reserves:

1.      Harry McAteer Jnr.

2.      Andrew Rea

3.      Barry Fox

4.      Noel Shiels

5.      Stuart Marry

6.      Fabien Tronche

151 fish caught and released. 

 

Many thanks to Ballinrobe Anglers for all their help and allowing  the I.T.F.F.A. to use their facilities at Lough Mask. Also to the Connaught Committee for all their hard leading up to the event and working with Ballinrobe Anglers to ensure the event ran as smooth as possible.

To the boatmen for looking after all the Anglers in horrible conditions.

A big thank you must also go to Michael Monaghan and the rest of Executive committee,  as it takes an awful lot of work to run these events .

 

Leinster would also like to thank Dave McBride of Southside Angling for sponsoring the Leinster Team.

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interprovincial draw 2017 lough MASK

Boat

No.                             Anglers                                                          Boatman

1

Mike Keady

Gary Crothers

 

Jackie Coyne

2

Stuart Marry

Joe Barry

 

Peter Corcoran

3

Darren Curran

Stan McCart

 

Jonathan O’Grady

4

Michael Monaghan

Frank Kelly

 

Eddie Gibbons

5

Barry Fox

Barry Maguire

 

Danny Joyce

6

Brian Ferguson

Niall Cromie

 

Thomas J. Carroll

7

John Trench

Woodrow Acheson

 

Eddie Harte

8

Niall O’Neill

Ciaran Newman

 

Michael Vahey

9

Pat Hoare

Colin Cahill

 

Tom Sullivan

10

Dudley Murphy

DJ Byrne

 

Gerard Moran

11

Christy Nolan

John Brennan

 

Kenneth O’Grady

12

Tony Murphy

Denis Goulding

 

Noel Moran

13

Barry Healy

Brian Brennan

 

Larry Gibb

14

Dave Egan

Harry McAteer Jnr.

 

Mick Dunne

15

John Maguire

Gerard McSeain

 

Denis Kelleher

16

Martin McGorian

Keith Moffitt

 

Declan Gibbons

17

Alan Delaney

Alan Lutton

 

Liam Conroy

18

Noel Shiels

Kenneth O’Keefe

 

Tommy O’Loughlin

19

Julie Gerry

Gordon Law

 

Gerry O’Brien

20

Gary Binley

John Lyons

 

Ronan Gibbons

21

Karl Murrin

Jerry Cronin

 

Kevin Beattie

22

Francis McSharry

Kieran Casey

 

John Burke ( Ballina)

 

23

Padraig Fahy

Sean Bowen

 

Harold O’Toole

24

Patrick Kelly

Denis O’Leary

 

Peter Byrne

25

Mark Regan

John Harte

 

Richard Cameron

26

Oliver Dillon

Paul Delaney

 

Adrian Gorman

27

Seamus Kelly

Hubert Smith

 

Mattie Lally

28

Basil Shields

Paddy Ward

 

Pat Winning

29

Peter Roche

Eoin Dunne

 

John Munroe

30

John Flanagan

Pat Noonan

 

Gerard Linehan

31

Eddie Shanagher

Andrew Rea

 

Terry McGovern

32

Johnny Moroney

Willie Craig

 

Eamonn Kennedy

33

Paul Burke

Aidan Rush

 

Michael Shoevlin

34

Albert Adcock

Stephen Collins

 

Tommy Foley

35

Tom Sweeney

Nigel Greene

 

Ronan Cusack

36

Darren Maguire

Robert Reilly

 

Kieran Biggins

 

 

 

 

youth Qualifier this Sunday. Calling on all boatmen and women.

 

 

The first Youth Heat is on this Sunday on Lough Lene. It's a busy weekend I know with Inter pro etc!!  We are looking for boatmen and women that may be  available and able to help out on Sunday?

The competition will be held on Lough Lene from 11am until 5pm. Thank you so much. Please contact myself here or Patrick Kelly​ also on facebook. 

YOUTH HEATS FOR THE 2018 TEAM

,.. Announcement

The qualifiers (2 heats) for the 2018 Irish Trout Fly-Fishing Youth Team are scheduled to take place on Lough Lene, Co. Westmeath next month.
HEAT 1: Sun. 03 September 
HEAT 2: Sat. 16 September. 
Those anglers who are lucky enough over both heats will qualify to represent Ireland on Draycote Water in England on 1st August 2018. 
To enter the above heats, Anglers must to be aged 17 or under on the 1st August 2018. All young anglers from North, South, East and West are invited to enter and meet other young anglers at our heats. All will have experienced boatmen/anglers to help them out on the heat days. 
More details to follow shortly :-) 
PLEASE SHARE
This is where next years Youth International will be held: wihttp://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/

 

,Youth Qualifier this Sunday. Calling on all boatmen and women.

 

The first Youth Heat is on this Sunday on Lough Lene. It's a busy weekend I know with Inter pro etc!!  We are looking for boatmen and women that may be  available and able to help out on Sunday?

The competition will be held on Lough Lene from 11am until 5pm. Thank you so much. Please contact myself here or Patrick Kelly​ also on facebook.. Announcement

The qualifiers (2 heats) for the 2018 Irish Trout Fly-Fishing Youth Team are scheduled to take place on Lough Lene, Co. Westmeath next month.
HEAT 1: Sun. 03 September 
HEAT 2: Sat. 16 September. 
Those anglers who are lucky enough over both heats will qualify to represent Ireland on Draycote Water in England on 1st August 2018. 
To enter the above heats, Anglers must to be aged 17 or under on the 1st August 2018. All young anglers from North, South, East and West are invited to enter and meet other young anglers at our heats. All will have experienced boatmen/anglers to help them out on the heat days. 
More details to follow shortly :-) 
PLEASE SHARE
This is where next years Youth International will be held: wihttp://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/…

 

 

 

I.T.F.F.A .Club Championship in Association with Southside Angling

The I.T.F.F.A .Club Championship in Association with Southside Angling was held on Saturday the 29th of July on Lough Lene from 10.30am until 5.30pm . This competition was ran under I.T.F.F.A. rules on a catch and release basis, with only rainbow trout counting.

Twenty teams of four from all over Ireland took part in the match. Lough Lene had been patchy in the weeks leading up to the competition, but what lake fishes well in July.
The conditions made for a very Interesting and difficult match. There were 134 rainbow trout measured and returned and the results are as follows.

Top 8 teams

1. Lough Lene B team. 15 fish 11070 points
2. Coosan Anglers . 16 fish 10270 points
3. Lough Owel. 13 fish 9520 points
4. L Arrow. 6750 points
5. L lene a. 6090 points
6. Galway Corrib. 5750 points
7. D.T.A.A. . 5300 points
8. Owenbue . 4840 points
7. Conn and Cullin. 4240 points
8.Trim Athboy . 3590 points

Congratulations to Lough Lene B team , Paul Owens, Andrew Duncan, Noel Shiels and Denis Goulding on winning Inaugural I.T.F.F.A. Club Competition.

Well done to Coosan Anglers Team of Frank DempseySean DempseyFergal McKiernan and Simon York who finished a very close second. Fergal was top rod overall with 9 fish on his card.

A big well done to the Lough Owel team of Noel Farrah, Eugene Fagan, Martin McGorian and Peter McCartin coming third and to everyone that took part in the event.

There was also a raffle to raise extra money for the Association. Many thanks to those who put up the prizes for the raffle and if I missed anyone please let me know. Raffle tickets were sold at 5Euro a strip which raised 760 Euro on the day. Many thanks to all those who bought tickets.

DONATIONS FOR RAFFLE

2 NIGHTS B+B PLUS 1 DINNER FOR 2- BREAFFY HOUSE 
HOTEL

2 BOATS AND ENGUINES FOR A DAY ON CORRIB- TOM DOC SULLIVAN.

Fishing jacket - Gary Binley

TACKLE BAG + 2 FLY LINES - Michael Monaghan

KELLY KETTLE- SEAMUS KELLY.

FLY REEL-GERRY HEASLIP.

Fly reel - JULIE GERRY.

FLY VEST- Lough Lene
Life Jacket - Riverstown & district trout anglers Munster.

2 DAY TICKETS LOUGH LENE TOMMY FAGAN
SUNGLASSES- AIDAN HEFFERNAN.

At this point I would like to thank Dave Mc Bride of Southside Angling for sponsoring 1600 EUROS of Grey's Rods. The Association is truly grateful for the sponsorship and we look forward to working with Dave again. If your around Cork Street drop into Dave , I am sure he will have a bargain for you.

Also a big thanks to Noel Farrar for sponsoring trophies for the winners of the competition.

Competitions like this one takes a fair bit of organising. Myself and Noel Shiels started to organise the competition early this year and I would like to thank all the clubs for their support. It is great to see so many Anglers that will travel to support our association.

Of course I would like to thank Tommy Fagin and the Lough lene Committe for allowing the association to use the facilities at Lough Lene to run the event, I would also like to thank Gerry Heaslip and Kevin Gerry for all their help. To Michael MonaghanMichael Callaghan and Stanley McKeon for helping myself and Noel sort out the score cards and for all their help leading up to the event. It is very hard to run an event like this , as i said before, so we are very grateful .

There were two main reasons in running this event . One was to raise funds And I think we met our goal. In total the competition and raffle raised 3,560 Euro for the Association. 
The second reason was to have a Club Championship , a fun day out with no pressure and members that do not really fish our main competitions to have a day out with fellow members. I hope everyone had a pleasant day on the water and thank you all again for your support.

Denis Goulding
I.T.F.F.A. PRO

competitions and fixtures 2017

SAT APRIL 22ND YOUTH QUALIFIER TBD
SAT APRIL 8TH ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP LOUGH ERNE
SUN MAY 7TH CONNAUGHT CUP LOUGH CORRIB...
SUN MAY 7TH MUNSTER LOUGH LEIN KILLARNEY
SUN MAY 7TH LEINSTER LOUGH LENE COLLINSTOWN
FRI MAY 19TH SPRING INTERNATIONAL CHEW VALLEY 
SAT MAY 27TH NATIONAL LOUGH OWEL
SAT 10TH JUNE RIVERS NATIONAL RIVER AGIVEY 
FRI JUNE 23RD RIVERS INTERNATIONAL RIVER EBBW WALES
SUN 16TH JULY LEINSTER RIVERS .DODDER RIVER 
WED AUGUST 2ND YOUTH INTERNATIONAL LYN BRENIG 
SAT SEPT 2ND INTERPROVINCIAL LOUGH MASK 
FRI SEPT 15TH AUTUMN INTERNATIONAL LAKE OF MENTEITH

.Leinster River Qualifier River Dodder Sunday 16thJuly

21 Anglers took part in this event along with 21 stewards and countless members of the Dodder Anglers Club. For weeks and months before this competition, the Dodder Committee and members put a huge amout of work in cleaning the river and opening up stretches by removing overhanging branches, shopping trolleys, scooters you name it, I caught many trout on the Dodder throughout my childhood and it will always have a place in my heart. But i was a little bit apprehensive on whether a competition like the leinster could be held on the Dodder. Well my wories were put to rest, the river was in great condition on the morning of the competition and all the work the Doddermembers had done really paid off as there were 375 eligible trout caught (over 18cm) during the course of the day with many more undersized trout returned unmeasured. The legal limit as i said was 18cm but there were many bigger fish caught and the biggest of the day was a trout of 50cm caught by Tery Walsh from D,T,A,A,A,

The winner on the day was Eamonn Conway with an immaculate four place points. A huge congatulations to Eamonn from Dundalk winning the leinster Championship for the second year in a row.

Congatulations to the qualifiers.

Results are now ratified

1. Eamonn Conway 4 place points . Total 1423 points
2. Donal Monahan 5 place points. Total 1278 points
3. Seamus O Neill 7 place points. Total 1182 points
4. Glen McCrave 7 place points. Total 1170 points
5. Shane O'Cathalain 7 place points. Total 923 points

subs
1. Kevin Dunne 7 place points. Total 709 points
2. Joe Winder 8 place points. Total 787 points

On behalf of the I.T.F.F.A. i would like to thank Glen Mccrave for all the work and effort he put into the organisation of the competition and the tending to the river. I would also like to thank the Dodder Committe and members for all the work they did on the river and on the day of the competition , it is very much appreciated
The I.T.F.F.A would also like to thank Tony Doherty who runs these competitions on the rivers year after in association with the host clubs. 
I would like to thank Leinster Chairman Noel Shiels for all his help on the day and prior to the competition.l
We would also like to thank Mary Harkin and Rory Harkin of Rorys Fishing Tackle for all their help and sponsorhip of the competition.Rory is the sole remaining founding member of the Dodder Anglers Club that was founded in 1958. It produced trout then and is still producing trout now thanks to the River Dodder Anglers Club.
We would also like to thank the Dropping Well Pub for allowing us to use the facilities throughout the competition.
We would also like to thank Southside Angling for their sponsorship of the Longest fish prize, to the Dodder Anglers who sponsored the first prize and to Trophy Gallery for the sponsorship of the trophies

 

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I.T.F.F.A. Rivers National Results. Agivey River June 10th

I.T.F.F.A. Rivers National Results. Agivey River June 10th
I.T.F.F.A. Rivers National Results.

.Congratulations to all the competitors who took part and of course to the qualifiers. A big thank you must go to the local committee and the Ulster Committee for organising the event and to all the stewards who gave up their time.

A big well done to John Willis on winning the event with a flawless 4 point score.

1. John Willis
2. Darius Simkus
3. Brian Russell
4. Brian Larkin 
5.John Maguire
6. Marius Lincevicius

Well done all...special thanks to Stanley Mccart Kieran Tully and Ian Pollock for running the show.

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URGENT.  youth Qualifier this Sunday. Calling on all boatmen and women.

The first Youth Heat is on this Sunday on Lough Lene. It's a busy weekend I know with Inter pro etc!!  We are looking for boatmen and women that may be  available and able to help out on Sunday?

 

The competition will be held on Lough Lene from 11am until 5pm. Thank you so much. Please contact myself here or Patrick Kelly​ also on facebook.

LEINSTER lake qualifier 2018

LEINSTER LAKE QUALIFIER LOUGH OWEL 27TH MAY 2018


1.Gerry Heslip Dublin Trout

Sean Daly L.Bane


2.John O'Neill Dublin Trout

Noel Farrar Silverstream


3.Gary Coakley Dublin Trout

Tommy Winters Kilbride


4.Cathal McDonnell Dublin Trout

Pat Noonan L.Owel


5.Tom Hipwell Dubli Trout

Denis Goulding Kilbride


6.Eoin Dunne Dublin Trout

Murtagh Duffy Deravarragh


7.Tony Walsh Wicklow

Eugene Fagan Silverstream


8.James Fegan Wicklow

Brian Brennan L.Lne


9.Ronan Meghan Wicklow

John Mulvanney L.Bane


10.Alan Delaney Wicklow

John Kelligher Dundalk


11.Kevin Dunne Clane

Stephen Kelly Balbriggan


12.Stuart Marry Balbriggan

Fran Nugent Dublin Trout


13.Jim Tiernan Balbriggan

Dermot Flynn Dublin Trout


14.Marc O'Regan Trim

Bob Hempkins Deravarragh


15.Kieran Evans Deravarragh

Declan McKibben Dublin Trout 


16 Keith Flemming Deravarragh 

 Ben Browne Wicklow 


17 Jim Keeshan Dodder 

 Terry Walsh Clane 


18 Liam Cox Ntk/Kildare 

 Fred Miller L.Lene 


19 Brendan Murray L.Owel 

 Stuart McGrane Wicklow 


20 John Plunkett L.Owel 

 Brian McDonagh Wicklow 


21 Ken McCarthy L.Owel 

 Declan Murphy Ennell 


22 Mick McCormack L.Owel 

 Phil Berns Wicklow 


23 John Maguire Kilbride 

 Julie Gerry L.Lene 


24 Dj Byrne L.Lene 

 Pat Sweeney Broadmeadows 


25 Andy Duncan L.Lene 

 Martin Browne Balbriggan 


26 Martin McGorian Silverstream 

 Paul Delaney Dublin Trout 


27 John Brennan Silverstream 

 James O'Keefe Dublin Trout 


28 Kenny Kiernan Silverstream 

 Noel King L.Lene 


29 Oliver McCormack Broadmeadows 

 Tony McCrave Dodder 


30 Colin Cahill L.Bane 

 Dave Canning Dublin Trout 


31 Noel Shiels Silverstream


All anglers must bring measures and boats to be launched and registered by 9.30 Its a 2 fish 14 inches kill then catch and release after @13 inches on the carrd. Refreshments will be supplied at the weigh in

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