On Tuesday 18th July, Tullamore and District angling club held the first of their annual junior angling competitions on the Grand Canal in Tullamore. The competitions run for four weeks and take place on Tuesday evenings.

Fifteen budding young anglers took to the canal bank for this first event and each of the angling enthusiasts fished under the watchful eye of senior club members, who were eager to offer tips and a helping hand whenever required.

Everyone had a great evening and lots of fish were caught and released safely back to the water. In the end, it was the little women who took all of the honours, with first, second and third places all going to the Carroll girls.

Results of the Tullamore and District Angling Club 1st Junior Canal Coarse Fishing Competition for 2023:

  • 1st place went to Muireann Carroll – age 6 – with 2lb 15oz
  • 2nd place went to Caoimhe Carroll – age 11 – with 1lb 6 oz
  • 3rd place went to Aoibhinn Carroll – age 6 – with 14oz
Some of the competitors from Tuesday’s match
A delighted Muireann Carroll with one of her winning fish
Muireann collects her first place prize from club senior Kevin Cunningham
Second place Caoimhe collects her prize from Kevin
Third place Aoibhinn is thrilled to collect her prize from Kevin

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