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Irish Federation of Sea Anglers Launch World Shore Angling Championships in Wexford

September 29th, 2016 | by

Brian Reidy of the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers reports from the recent launch of the Senior World Shore Angling Championships:

The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers (IFSA) launched the Senior World Shore Angling Championships for Men’s and Ladies at the Clayton Whites Hotel on Friday, 16th September. The Championship, which will be held from the 12th – 19th November is a major international event and will attract 250 competitors from over 30 countries for a week long competition in Wexford.

The event will have a significant economic impact on not only the town of Wexford but the country as a whole and is a wonderful showcase for Wexford, Irish Federation of Sea Anglers and the sport of angling as a whole.

The 2016 event will be historic for many reasons, but most notably as for the first time ever, Ireland will have a Ladies team competing in this World Championships.

David McInerney (centre), River Basin Director at Inland Fisheries Ireland with Anne Whitty, Ladies Captain, Martin Howlin, Men’s Captain, and John O’ Brien, Men’s Team Manager at the launch of the Senior World Shore Angling Championships

David McInerney (centre), River Basin Director at Inland Fisheries Ireland with Anne Whitty, Ladies Captain, Martin Howlin, Men’s Captain, and John O’ Brien, Men’s Team Manager at the launch of the Senior World Shore Angling Championships

In attendance at the launch were Minister Paul Kehoe TD, Deputy Mayor Tony Dempsey, IFSA President Pat Walsh, Frances Kinsella from Event Ireland and representatives from Wexford County Council and both the Irish Men’s and Ladies Teams.

Pat Walsh welcomed all to the launch, noting: “it is a very exciting time for Our Ladies, their first time representing Ireland in the World Shore Championships in the history of our Federation”.

Deputy Mayor Tony Dempsey commented that team sports are hugely important and with the angling tradition in Wexford he is delighted to welcome 250 competitors from so many different countries to the region.

Frances Kinsella thanked the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers for bringing this event to Ireland and said: “We have taken to calling ourselves the event island and I think with good reason – Ireland is a living stage. We make an event an experience and we look forward to proving this in November when our extended World Shore Angling family arrive to Wexford and Irelands Ancient East.”

•(L to R) Anne Whitty, IFSA Ladies Team Captain. Brendan Howlin T.D., Pat Walsh, President IFSA, Frances Kinsella of Event Ireland. Minister Paul Kehoe T.D., Tony Dempsey, Deputy Major of Wexford and Martin Howlin, Men’s Team Captain.

(L to R) Anne Whitty, IFSA Ladies Team Captain. Brendan Howlin T.D., Pat Walsh, President IFSA, Frances Kinsella of Event Ireland,  Minister Paul Kehoe T.D., Tony Dempsey, Deputy Major of Wexford and Martin Howlin, Men’s Team Captain.


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