Tim O’Herlihy reports on a tough day fishing for the All Ireland Boat…

Weather in October forced postponement of the All Ireland to 27th December. Despite flu season 21 fished split 6 U18 – 15 U12 with 3 first time fishing and 2 first time competitive boat fishing. A very tough days fishing compared to the same day the last 3 years all caught fish with Dabs, Dogs and Whiting accounted for most of the catch.

The individual boat winners were:

  1. Kieran Lane Panah U12 – 21 fish 49 points
  2. Sarah Lynch U18 – 15 fish 37 points
  3. Amy Kenndey U12 – 13 fish 28 points

Top 3 at Under 18:

  1. Sarah Lynch,
  2. Ken Sheehan and
  3. defending Champion Cormac O’Brien.

Top 3 at Under 12:

  1. Kieran Lane Panah,
  2. Amy Kennedy
  3. Liam Davis

Thank you to Liam McDonnell for travelling to represent Leinster, despite his best efforts the Inter-provincial Champions were…

Munster U12:

  1. Kieran Lane Panah
  2. Amy Kennedy
  3. Liam Davis
  4. Scott McShane
  5. Evan Collins

These days are made possible through the generosity of:

Inland Fisheries Ireland (grant aided boat hire)

Skippers Anthony Lane of Camden Mist, Alan Kennedy of Lagosta II and James Linehan of Deora Dé Deep Sea Angling Charters (reduced cost boat hire)

Bait Sponsor Dan Lynch of Halfway Angling http://www.tackledirectireland.ie/

All Ireland Trophy and Prize sponsor John Dennehy of B&D Windows http://www.bndwindows.ie/

Parents who tied rigs for/helped other anglers, kept score, Shay McDonnell, Dermot O’Brien, Denis Lucey, Tom Collins, Pete Davis, Sean Og Mcshane and Sidney Kennedy.

Thanks to Sean Og and John Dennehy for photos and to Crosshaven SAC for use of the Clubhouse.

Happy New Year to all who participated/assisted.

Tim O’Herlihy
Munster PC Youth Boat Officer