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Father & daughter scoop 1st prize at Connaught Open Gold Medal Shore Championships

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Gold medal winners father and daughter John and Ava Marshall

On Saturday 19th March, the Connaught Open Gold Medal Shore Championships were fished on Ross Beach, Killala  Co. Mayo. While stormy conditions prevailed during the afternoon, the wind eased towards the evening providing more favorable conditions. In the end,  John Marshall, Donegal, won the overall gold medal while his daughter Ava scooped 1st prize in the junior session completing the family victory”!

Stormy conditions during the afternoon…
…gave way to a glorious sunset in the evening

Results were as follows:

Zone A:
1st Craig Henderson
2nd Aidan O’Halloran
3rd Ed Kilroy
Zone B:
1st Sam Stirling
2nd Brian Reidy
3rd John Cunningham
Juniors:
1st Ava Marshall
2nd Sally Gilvarry
3rd Ronan Kilcoyne
Longest flat: Eugene Andrews (29 cm flounder)
Longest round: John Marshall & Sam Stirling (31 cm coalie)
Further information available from Connaught Council IFSA