The final leg of the 2023 Leinster League was held at Kilcoole last Saturday, and it was run in conjunction with the inaugural Eddie Bermingham Memorial Trophy. Coming into the competition three anglers were in with a shout of the league title, and as luck would have it, all three were drawn in the same zone.

It became obvious from the first cast that there were plenty of hungry dabs and whiting around, and catches were thick and fast from the off. However, many lines were also reeled in with the terminal tackle missing, with spurdogs the possible culprits making off with anglers’ rigs.

The cup competition was a tight call, with Dean Costelloe just edging out Eamon Bermingham to win the match and cup on the day. Then it was time to tot up the points to see who had come out on top of the Leinster League competition. And once the figures were checked and double-checked, it was Ciaran Fogarty from Southshore SAC who just pipped Paul Tyndal into second, with brother Karl Fogarty finishing third.

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