The Angling Council Ireland is delighted to announce that the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers men’s Senior Shore Angling Championship Team have won World silver medals in South Africa. It is a fantastic result and just highlights the efforts and successes of the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers. They really are a credit to Sport in Ireland and are one of the most consistent world medal winners in our country. 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 9th position overall, well done to all.

The men’s team will arrive back in Dublin airport on Monday next at 11.30.

The support received from Sport Ireland, Coaching Ireland, Inland Fisheries Ireland and Sport Capital Grants helps the ACI to work with our affiliated federations. It has energised our voluntary members to work even harder to encourage more angling participation by all with a focus on youth. We want to ensure everyone can enjoy all the benefits of angling, an outdoor activity with a difference.

Anglers contribute over €750 million every year. Recreational angling is a vital economic activity in Ireland, supporting 11,000 jobs and bringing €750 million to the economy every year. (ESRI 2016)

For Media Enquiries:
Joe Birney
Sport HQ
National Sports Campus
Dublin 15
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Notes for the Editor:
The Angling Council of Ireland is the Angling National Governing Body registered with Sport Ireland and Coaching Ireland.