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Madden and Finnerty win Donnellan cup on Lough O’Flynn

June 14th, 2018 | by

Joe Fitzharris has all the results from the Donnellan Cup fished on Lough O’Flynn at the weekend…

Mark Malone club sec, Connie Finnerty joint winner, Michael McDermott club Treasurer presenting, Molly Madden & Derek Madden joint winner.

Mark Malone club sec, Connie Finnerty joint winner, Michael McDermott club Treasurer presenting, Molly Madden & Derek Madden joint winner.

Lough O’Flynn was the venue for the recently held Annual Donnellan Cup on Sunday 10th of June hosted by Lake O’Flynn & District Angling Association. This event is fished annually in memory of Noel Donnellan Ballinlough and features prominently in the events calendar for the village every year. Light breeze and cloudy sky greeted an excellent entry of (32 Anglers) and as always this event was keenly contested affair between the locals and visiting anglers who come mostly from neighbouring counties with a few travelling from across the Shannon. Fishing was slow on the day with most boats finding it hard going but as usual in these events, someone always hits a purple patch and records a winning catch this year a combination of Roscommon man Derek Madden and Galway man Connie Finnerty returned the winning catch to claim the much coveted Donnellan cup. Fish were caught on a variety of fly patterns with the Claret Hopper top fly on the day.

J Fitzharris, Joe Creane second place winner, Michael McDermott treasurer, Mike Coyne joint second place Donnellan cup (2018)

J Fitzharris, Joe Creane second place winner, Michael McDermott treasurer, Mike Coyne joint second place Donnellan cup (2018)

Presentation of prizes and refreshments were served in Michael Donnellan’s Ballinlough where club Treasurer Michael McDermott performed the prize giving ceremony. Michael proceeded to thank all the people who contributed to making the Donnellan cup such a success especially main sponsor Michael Donnellan and all other sponsors without whose help he said this event would not be possible. Michael also thanked the visiting anglers who travel annually to support the club events and thanked John Devanney of I.F.I. for his cooperation in running the competition. Thanks were also expressed to Bridie Malone, and Michael Donnellan for providing the refreshments and the compare finished by asking members to reflect on a year and remember two of our members who passed on to there eternal rest notably Gerry Ward and Feichin Mcmorrow who were members and friends of our association for many years.

Joint 3-rd place winners l/r Gerry Murray, and Michael McDermott, Joe Fitzharris.

Joint 3-rd place winners l/r Gerry Murray, and Michael McDermott, Joe Fitzharris.

Results as follows,

  1. Derek Madden & Connie Finnerty – Donnellan cup winners (2018) 5-Fish for 7-lb 15.8 oz
  2. Joe Creane & Mike Coyne 3-fish for 5-lb 14.2 oz
  3. Michael McDermott & Gerry Murray 2-fish for 3-lb 05.6 oz.
  4. Ronan Baggott & Shane Stephens 2-fish for 2-lb 14.6 oz

Heaviest fish Damien Donlon 2 – lb 11.2 oz.

Michael McDermott, Damien Donlon Heaviest fish winner (2018) Joe Fitzharris.

Michael McDermott, Damien Donlon Heaviest fish winner (2018) Joe Fitzharris.

Go fishing…

Lough O’Flynn is a 300 acre rich limestone lake located in Co Roscommon just north of Ballinlough village. There are good stocks of wild and stocked brown trout averaging about 1.5 lbs with fish to 3 to 4lbs sometimes caught.
Find out more about Lough O’Flynn…
Facebook: Lake O`Flynn and District Anglers Association


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