It was a great day for Ciaran Reilly two weeks ago at the National Youth Fly Dressing Championship in Mallow, as the young Loughrea man was crowned Individual All Ireland Champion on the day. It was double joy for Reilly as he also captained Team Connacht to the All Ireland team title by a significant margin.

Both Ciaran and Team Connacht have worked incredibly hard on the way to achieving this accolade, being in training for the previous eighteen weeks leading up to the contest. The dedication was such that not a single individual team member missed out on any of the training sessions. Training was carried out by international fly fishing anglers and dressers, including Loughrea brothers Robert and Frank Reilly of Western Lakes Angling School…

Galway Advertiser 06/08/2015 Read the article ‘Loughrea’s Ciaran Reilly crowned Individual All Ireland Youth Fly Dressing Champion’