The NCFFI  report on the All-Ireland Junior Canal Championships which took place on the Grand Canal at Daingean this Saturday…

Despite a low turnout, we had for the first time at a national championships more girls taking part than the boys. This is great news for females in our sport and we hope they keep with it! Four members of the irish Youth Squad attended ahead of their training week on Inniscarra this week.

We are delighted to say that everyone caught fish with some notable catches. Sarah Connolly had the biggest weight of over 14lbs in the U15 section and we must mention a notable catch for little Bridget Cummins with 2 2lb skimmers on the whip!


Bridget Cummins
Bridget Cummins #CPRsavesfish
  • 1st Bridget Cummins 5lb 12oz
  • nd Mary Cummins 3lb 7ozs
  • 3rd Niamh Flynn 2lb 2oz

Under 15

Sarah Connolly
Sarah Connolly #CPRsavesfish
  • 1st Sarah Connolly 14lb 4oz
  • 2nd Roisin Bohan 10lb 9oz
  • 3rd Eoin Rogers 6lb 6oz
  • 4th Rhys Walsh 1lb 9oz

Under 20

Cillian Flynn
Cillian Flynn #CPRsavesfish
  • 1st Cillian Flynn 4lb 6oz
  • 2nd Conor Gaughan 3lb
  • 3rd Rossa Monaghan 15oz

As always big thank you to Waterways Ireland and Southside Angling for our prizes and to Castle Barna for their facilities and the great after match food. The NCFFI would like to thank committee members Sean Ward and John Connolly for making this event happen and a big well done to all those who took part.

The National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland and are members of the Angling Council the National Governing Body for coarse and predator angling as recognised by Sport Ireland and Sport NI.