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...
The qualifiers for the 2020 team will start shortly and the details will be sent to all club secretaries. We loo
k forward to welcoming new entrants so make sure you get your entry to us via your club.
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.
Padraig Taynor presenting Stephen Browne with the National Lake Trophy 2019
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)
Maurice Willis wins the Munster Lake Qualifier 2019
Congratulations to Maurice Willis on winning the Munsters Lake Qualifiers. Maurice is the most senior Angler ever to win the National which he did in style. Congratulations to all the qualifiers and to thioe who took part. Stephen 0 Reilly won the trophy for the heaviest fish
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
Dromore angling club Is hosting the Ulster rivers this Saturday 27TH April .
Registration is at Dromore Leisure centre between 8.30-9.00.
Can I please remind anglers that they must have a controller.
If anyone needs any info contact club secretary Michael Shanks :07830003923
CONNAUGHT ITFFA River Championship will be held on Sunday 28th April in Tuam along with Connaught TAFI River. Please contact your club secretary for further details.
1st LEINSTER RIVER QUALIFIER 21ST APRIL RIVER FANE
2ND LEINSTER RIVER QUALIFIER 21ST JULY RIVER DODDER
Please forward your name to your club secretary to enter these competitions. If you wish to practice prior to these events, you will need either a day ticket or club membership..
ITFFA AGM FEB 2019
Some photos from the AGM
We had a few changes to the executive committee and I would just like to thank a few people.
Stanley McKeon stepped down as Treasurer after many years in this position. Stan has worked tirelessly over his time in office and the ITFFA thanked him and presented him with a momento for all the work he has done over the years.
Michael Callaghan was elected treasurer and we wish Michael all the best in his new position.
Gerard Linehan was presented with the Presidents chain of office by outgong President John Decey. The floor thanked John for all his work over the last year and from first hand knowledge I can tell you he was a true ambassador for the ITFFA during his time in office.
Noel Farrar was elected Youth Officer taking over from Patrick Kelly and Gary Binley. The ITFFA would also like to thank Gary and Patrick for all the work with the Youth Team. We would also like to wish Noel all the best in his new position
I would also like to thank the members that attended the AGM and I would urge all clubs to send delegates to attend the AGM,
I would also like to thank Michael Monaghan for all his work as Secretary of the ITFFA , Michael does an amazing amount of work during the year and we are very lucky to have him as secretary of our organisation.
Finally I would like to wish all our members a safe and enjoyable 2019 fishing season and I hope to see you at the various ITFFA competitions that will be ran throughout the season.
LEINSTER AGM WED 28th NOVEMBER IN THE GREVILLE ARMS HOTEL 8PM SHARP.
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
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.
Dave Egan L
Gerry Dixon C
James Fegan( Capt) L
Mark Gibbons C
Brian Brennan L
Eugene Nolan C
Stuart Marry L
Johnny Flaherty C
John Brennan L
Peter Roche C
Noel Shiels L
Michael Monaghan C
Gary Binley C
Arden Pollock U
Robert Reilly C
Gordon Law U
Padraig Fahy C
Darren Maguire U
Padraic Traynor( Capt) C
Eamonn Ross U
Aidan Heffernan C
Kenny Balfour U
Andrew Boyd C
Joe Gilroy U
Richard Willis(Capt) M
Aidan Langan U
Tom Sweeney M
Terry McGovern U
Dave Mears M
Gerard McSeain U
Paul Cantillon M
Tim Crothers U
Seamus O’Loughlin M
Gary Smith U
Con Malone M
Nigel Greene U
Stephen Browne C
Darragh Coakley M
Mike Keady C
John Quilligan M
Padraig Kelly C
John Mulvany L
Seamus Kelly C
Eoin Dunne L
Barry Fox C
Ben Browne L
Mark Regan C
Danny Walsh M
Brendan Murray L
Stephen Allison U
Ken McCarthy L
Pat Foley U
Julie Gerry L
Steve Campbell M
Denis Goulding L
Stanley McCart U
Ciaran Newman L
Seamus Butler M
Paddy Ward L
Gerard Linehan M
Ronan O'Reilly U
Anne McWilliams M
Frank Kelly U
Patrick O’Loughlin M
Stevie Ellis U
Dudley Murphy M
Brendan Spillane M
Kenny Kiernan L
Frank Long M
Stuart McGrane L
Stephen Hanley M
Pat Sweeney L
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)|
|Marius Lincevicius (reserve)|
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
2 Stuart McMurran, Dan Dennehy
3 Patsy Tracey Sean Bowen
4 Joe Gilroy , Barry Healy
Boatperson-Trevor O’ Mahony
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, Colin Cahill
14 Albert Adcock, Paddy Ward
15 Christy Nolan, Gerry Heaslip,
Boatperson- Phil Dewey.
16 Denis O’Leary, John Mulvany
17 Kieran Casey, Cathal
18 Don O’ Leary, Brendan Murray
19 Declan McKibben, Gary Crothers
20 Fran Nugent, Barry Maguire
21 Tom Smith,Niall Cromie
22 Tom Hipwell, Woodrow Acheson
Boatperson- Paul Mellamphy.
23 Oliver McCormick, Larry Gibb.
Boatperson- Seamus O Loughlin
24 Tony Walsh, Garry Stewart
25 Gerard McSeain, Adrian Murphy
27 Gary Smith, Paul Connor.
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
33 Dermot Leonard,John Trench
Boatperson- Thomas O'Loughlin
34 Liam Cox,Gary Binley
35 Donal Monaghan,Padraig Fahy
Boatperson-Patrick A Winning
37 Joe Barry, Stanley McCart
38 Derek Roche, Martin Connors
Boatperson- Jimmy Manning.
39 Fabien Tronche, Aidan Rush
Boatperson- Pat Lehane.
40 Derek Mulcahy, Stephen Collins .
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
45 Gearoid Kirwan, Darren Curran
46 Tom O’Connor, Mike McGrath
Boatperson-Colin O Reilly.
47 Anne Mc Williams, Peter Byrne
48 Gary Fleming, Shane Gainley.
Boatperson- Dave Williams.
49 Dave Canning, Colm McAndrew.
Boatperson- Mick O Driscoll.
50 Ben Browne#, Karl Murrin
51 Tom Keoghan, Philip Rooney.
Boatperson- Billy O Dea.
52 Stephen Kelly, Tom Sullivan
53 Terry Walsh, Mark Deavin
Boatperson-PJ O Connell.
54 Pat Hannon,Stephen Browne
Boatperson-Timothy O Sullivan.
55 Joe Ferguson, Dermot Brewster
56 Peter Green, Ronan O’Reilly
57 Eugene Nolan, John Maguire.
Boatperson- Padraig Coughlin.
58 Chris McClean, Martin McGorian
59 Terry McGovern, Noel Shiels
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/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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or through facebook
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
15. DAVE EGAN,LOUGH LENE INTERPRO
16. DENIS GOULDING, KILBRIDE NATIONAL
17. Ciaran Newman, DERAVARRAGH INTERPRO
18. PADDY WARD, DERAVARRAGH NATIONAL
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