Local anglers to the fore in Inter-Provincials

Published: 26 Jul 2012 13:000 comments

The Munster Coarse Angling Council hosted the NCFFI Inter Provincial Youth Championships 2012 on Inniscarra Lake at Dripsey, Co Cork at the weekend and a number of young local anglers played their part in Ulster's success.

The Ulster winning team of (From front) James O'Doherty, Nick Howell (Coach), James Howell, Anna Theedom, Kieran Kelly, Jordan Hall, Aaron Hutchman, Billy Williams, Mark Theedom (coach) Josh Kavanagh.

Eight man teams from each province around Ireland, with youths from 10 to 18 years of age, fished for the honour to become Inter Provincial Champions 2012 over the two days of competition.

The Ulster team took the title for the second year in a row with a run away victory (27pts), in second place was Connacht (40pts), third Leinster (45pts) and fourth Munster (48pts).

Ulster winning team of eight included six anglers from the local Erne Anglers club; Anna Theedom (Ballycassidy), James O'Doherty (Enniskillen), Billy Williams (Enniskillen), Jordon Hall (Lisnaskea), James Howell (Kilskeery) and Kieran Kelly (Enniskillen).

Bream, skimmers, roach and hybrids were the target fish and in total 315kg were caught and released by the teams over the two days, fishing a float only match to International FIPsed rules.

Individual best performers for Ulster over the weekend were 13 year old James Howell (3rd overall) who won his section on both days catching a total of 12.700kgs and 13 year old James O Doherty (4th overall) who also won his section on both days catching a total of 11.350kgs.

The Inter Provincial was all used to select the Ireland Team for the Celtic Cup against Scotland and Wales which will again be held on Inniscarra Lake on August 11 and 12.

Three of the Erne Anglers members were also selected for that honour; James Howell-Ulster, James O'Doherty- Ulster and Kieran Kelly-Ulster.

Irish Youth Team Manager, Gavin Walsh from Dublin is really looking forward to this event and he is hopeful his team will do well and defend this title they won in Scotland last year.

Jack Tisdall secretary of the Erne Anglers AC was delighted with the performance of the clubs juniors.

"The club's Junior coaching programme has been developing over the past five years. Thanks to the hard work of the clubs, Junior coaches and the support given to us by Fermanagh District Council and Waterway's Ireland in particular."

Jack also paid tribute to the coaches of the Ulster team, Mark Theedom and Nick Howell, who gave their time in preparing the team to such a high standard. He also thanked Enniskillen based Irish Bait Services and Fishing Tackle and Bait for the sponsorship given to the team.

Ireland plan to send three junior teams to the Junior World Championships in France next year (under 14, under 18, and under 23) It is hoped that the Erne Anglers will play a major role in all three teams.

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