Ireland’s Sea Anglers win world silver medals at the 2019 CIPS World Games Championships in South Africa

The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers men’s Senior Shore Angling Championship Team have won World silver medals in South Africa. The fantastic result highlights the efforts and successes of the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers, making them one of the most consistent world medal winners in Ireland. IFSA ladies have also had a very good championship but were unfortunately not in the medal positions on this occasion.

The Confederation Internationale De La Peche Sportive (FIPS Mer.), WORLD GAMES SHORE ANGLING CHAMPIONSHIPS was held in Langebann, South Africa, from the 08.02.2019 to the 15. 02.19. Teams from 18 nations took park in this prestigious event.

The IFSA men’s team consisted of Aidan O Halloran (Limerick) Captain, Albert Allen, (Dublin), Joe Carley (Wexford) JP Molloy (Waterford) Richard Gormley (Kerry) and Willie Weir from (Antrim). Team manager was John O Brien from Waterford and Assistant Manager Sean Ivory from Dublin.

In 2010 the IFSA men’s shore team won gold in South Africa, JP Molloy and John O Brien above were also part of that world gold medal winning team.

Ladies team Manager was Jim Snoddy from Belfast, Assistant Manager Johnny Snoddy Newtownabbey, the team members were Pat Shortt  (Captain) Wicklow, Rosaleene Murphy (Dublin),  Janet Snoddy and Lisa Gormley from Belfast, Linda Manton (Clare) and Tracey Whelan from Waterford.  The ladies team finished in a commendable 9th position overall.

Support was received from Sport Ireland, Coaching Ireland, Inland Fisheries Ireland and Sport Capital Grants.

Team Ireland Men’s Shore Angling Team (from L to R): Aiden O Halloran (Captain), Willie Weir, Joe Carley, Richard Gormley, Albert Allen, Sean Ivory Asst. Manager, JP Molloy, John O Brien (Manager).
Team Ireland Ladies Shore Angling Team (from L to R): Jim Snoddy (Manager), Pat Shortt, Linda Manton (Captain), Lisa Gormley, Janet Snoddy, Rosaleene Murphy Johnny Snoddy (Asst. Manager) and Tracey Whelan.