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.
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