The National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland are pleased to announce the line-up for the 2017 FIPS-ed Feeder World Championships to be held in Portugal this June.

The NCFFI Feeder Team of 2017 are;

  • Michael Buchwalder
  • Nick Howell
  • Cathal Hughes
  • Johnny McKinley
  • Rimantas Kondrackas
  • Paul Leese
Feeder Team 2017
Feeder Team 2017

Brenton Sweeney, Team Manager says: – “I am very pleased to be able to present a refreshed World Championship team this year, and welcome the three new members to the squad.  In the last three years Ireland, has achieved a team silver medal and four section wins and we are currently ranked 12th in the world.  It has always been my ambition to introduce younger members to the squad and it’s great to start my second term by welcoming the enthusiastic Johnny and Rimantas along with Nick who brings extensive knowledge of international championships.

Former team member Philip Jackson and Paul Heaney of Lurgan CAC will provide support to the team in Portugal and I’m delighted to appoint Philip my assistant manager as we coach these anglers at home and away.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the NCFFI and our sponsors for their invaluable support as we look to the year ahead.”

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National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland

The National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland, a voluntary body, is a member of the Angling Council of Ireland and the NGB for coarse and predator angling recognised by Sport Ireland and SportNI.