Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Paul O Donoghue

Paul O Donoghue receiving his Team jacket as a member of the Irish National Pike Angling Team 2010 presented to him on behalf of the Boyle and District Angling Club by Club Chairman John Gallagher. Paul is a long time member of the Boyle and District Angling Club and we wish him every success in the competition.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Paddy Kelly 2010

On Sunday the 5th of September Boyle and District Angling Club headed for Lough Gara and fished for the Paddy Kelly Perpetual Memorial cup. The late Paddy Kelly hailed from Memphis and was a one time owner of the Memphis bar (formerly the railway bar) on Elphin street. During his short stay in Boyle Paddy make good friends with the Boyle and District Angling Club. Anyone familiar with our Easter angling competition will be aware that it was Paddy that started the barbecue and cooking facilities at the competition for us back in 2002. In 2003 he presented the club with the Paddy Kelly Cup.
Paddy left Boyle to return to Memphis in October 2004 and before he left he offered the club the chance to buy the now famous barbecue. Sadly shortly after returning to Memphis Paddy passed away and we now honour his memory annually with the fishing of the Paddy Kelly Perpetual Memorial Cup. This year a total of 29 anglers too part in the competition on a breezy but sunny day. fishing was slow to start but as the day wore on there were some good catches recorded. The biggest number of fish caught on the day by one angler was four, by John Keenehan which moved him closer to the top of the table for the angler of the year award. The heaviest of John fish also netted him 3rd place. Joe Mulrennan also moved up the league table with two good catches the heaviest of which gave him second place in the competition.
The winner for the second time having also won in 2004 and now leading the angler of the year league was Jim Clarke with two catches on the day the heaviest weighting over 10lbs. Jim has a habit of winning club competitions over the years and is always thereabouts at the end of the season when it comes to lifting the angler of the year award. With three Competition remaining and some of the more seasoned anglers not recording over the weekend it looking like an exciting finish to our angling year.
Presentation of prizes took place in An Craobhin bar on Sunday night and the next outing will be the Donnellan Cup on Sunday the 3rd of October.
Calendar of Events Remaining
The Donnellan Cup : Sunday the 3rd of October. Fishing from 11am to 5pm on Lough na Blaithe, Elphin.
The Micheal Conroy Perpetual Memorial Cup: Sunday the 17th of october. Fishing from 11am to 5pm on Lough Skeen, Ballyfarnon. Presentation in Dodds bar at 9:30pm.
Angler of the year league cups: Sunday the 7th of November. Fishing from 11am to 5pm on lough key. Presentation at the clubs annual Christmas dinner.
For further details contact Jane on 0868301261.
Click here to view more pictures of the event.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Commons wins the Clancy Cup.

On Saturday afternoon the 21st of August we fished for the Clancy cup on Oakport Lake. in 2004 Ann Clancy kindly sponsored this event and since that time it has become a favourite with the club.
Weather conditions were perfect for the 22 anglers that took part and although alot of the pike that were caught were small some good fish were registered. 18 fish in total were weighed and released.
Runner up
Declan Conroy
Prize: a voucher for a meal for 2 in Clarkes Bar and Resturant.

Tom Commons
Prize: Clancy Cup and winners cheque.
Presentation took place on Saturday night in Clancy Bar Knockvicar and as usual the hospitality show by Ann and Des was second to none. A great nights entertainment followed. The club would like to thank Ann and Des for there kindness and already we look forward to 2011.

Was it really that big Tom!!!

We're all in trouble now Lads!!!! The Boss has Landed!Where's that F*@kin Trailer????
To view more pictures of the event click here
Don't forget about the Paddy Kelly Cup on Sunday 5th sep 2010. Fishing from 1pm to 7pm. Entries at Templeronan Pier from 12pm.