Sunday, August 31, 2008

The League!

Time again for an update of the Angler of the year League Table...
(Stand after 24/08/08)

Mens Top 10:
1st: John Nicholson 58lbs 7oz.
2nd: Eamon Conroy 39 lbs 13 oz.
3rd: Joe Thormey 32 lbs -
4th: Bodo Funke 26lbs 15 oz.
5th: David Greene 24lbs 2 oz.
6th: Brian Rush 22lbs 8oz.
7th: Jim Clarke 20lbs 1 oz.
8th: Bas De Ridder 17lbs 11oz.
9th: Gerry Lyons 17lbs 10oz
10th: Francis McGlynn 16lbs 8oz.

1st: Lucy Garvin 23lbs 2 oz
2nd: Ann Conroy 14lbs 2 oz
3rd: Denise Ryan 5lbs 1 oz.
4th: Jane Suffin 4lbs 6oz.
5th: Ann McGlynn 2lbs 3oz.

1st: Gary Nicholson 17lbs 4oz.
2nd: Patrick McDonnell 9lbs 15oz.
3rd: Ben Geoghegan 5lbs 10oz.
4th: Grainne Gallagher 1lbs 1oz.

Friday, August 29, 2008

New calendar launched.

You might have noticed a few changes on this blog over the last few days. Indeed a few more might happen yet. For the better of course, I hope. Any feedback welcome!
if you scroll down to the bottom of this page you will anymore find a calendar. It is going to be frequently updated and will include our own calendar of events, scheduled meetings, other clubs competitions and angling events throughout the country, as far as we are aware of them. It also includes public holidays and some major GAA fixtures. Have a look at it and see what you think.
It might help to some extend to avoid clashing of dates.
It is hoped that we might be able to get the dates of our neighbouring clubs and include them for our information. We hope this is useful and look forward to familiarise ourselves even more with this kind of technology.
So all members please check the calendar every now and again for our own events and perhaps other items that might be of interest.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Martin Mitchell Cup - The Results

The Martin Mitchell Perpetual Memorial Cup was fished for yesterday.
A good day was had by all, thankfully the weather held up well and many turned up to support the event.
46 Anglers entered this worthy Charity Competition.

Here is the results:

The Winner with a fish of 18lbs. 14 oz. was David Greene.
Congratulations to him, he did not only win a fantastic Cup, but he also caught a new personal best fish for himself. Well Done!!!

2nd was John Keenan with a 16lbs. 1oz. pike.
Same goes here, John too got a new PB on the day. Well Done!

3rd was Jim Clarke with a fish weighing 8lbs. 1 oz.

Best in the Ladies section was Lucy Garvin.
and best Junior Gary Nicholson.

Well Done to all the winners

We would like to thank the following for their sponsorship of day prizes:
Hair & More, Green Street, Boyle
Boyle Motor Works
Ann McGlynn
Angling Services Ireland

Also we thank everybody that turned up to support this worthy cause (All proceeds were in aid of Mayo/ Roscommon Hospice, presentation to follow soon),
to the Mitchell Family, to all our own helpers, and to our catering team on the day.
Also thanks to Sean O'Dowd for taking photos of the presentation.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Martin Mitchell Memorial Perpetual Cup - Charity Competition

Boyle & District Angling Club are holding the Martin Mitchell Memorial Perpetual Cup on Sunday the 24th of August on Lough Key.

This is an open pike angling competition.
All proceeds are in aid of Roscommon/Mayo Hospice.

Fishing is from 2pm to 8pm.
Entry and Start at the Doon Shore, Lough Key.

There will be Tea/Coffee, light refreshments available at the Doon Shore.

We realise that this event clashes with the Horse & Pony associations Racing Day. This has been unfortunate coincidence, but nevertheless it can't be said that there isn't a lot going on around Boyle that weekend!
Both events are for good local causes so let's hope that turnout will be equally good for both organisations.
We certainly wish them well and hope that the weather will be kind too.

Boyle & District Angling Club has a history of friendship with the Horse & Pony Club and members of both organisations have helped each other out on many occasions in the past.
In spite of the clashing events, we hope that this tradition will not be broke on this occasion and to give them a hand setting up on the Saturday. Any volunteers please contact our committee, re: meeting time, etc.

Boyle & District Angling Club are holding a meeting on Thursday August 21st in Tawnytaskin, time 10 pm.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Music Fest Junior Competition

The Junior competition held during the Music Fest on Saturday last, turned out to be a great success once again. It is great to see more and more youngsters showing an interest in fishing; the numbers certainly confirm this this trend, with 38 juniors that turned up this time!
A lot of fish were caught by the young anglers, mainly perch and also some roach.

Here is the results:

Under 10's:

Winner: John Keane
Joint 2nd: Louis Garvin and Danny Funke
Joint 3rd: Brona Mulrennan and Stephen Connolly

Under 16's:
Winner: Diarmuid Beirne
2nd: Joe Egan
3rd: Devin Cleary

Thanks to everybody that turned up, all our helpers, our sponsors, Abbey Marine & Field Sports for sponsorship of the two main prizes, Abbey House for sponsorship of bait.
And of course thanks to the Music Fest Committee for staging the Fest. It is good to see events like this happening in the town of Boyle.