O´Hare wins the Irish surfing Nationals at Tullan Strand
Irish surfing Nationals
Colm O´Hare and Andrew Kilfeather 2002 Champions
The Irish surfing Nationals were on last weekend in Donegal with 3-4 foot, onshore and messy conditions at Tullan strand
Congratulations to Colm O´Hare and Andrew Kilfeather on their successes in the Irish National Surfing Championships. Around one hundred and fifty competitors took part in the event.
As a result of his success, Colin O´Hare is Irish National Surfing Champion for the fourth time. His previous successes came in 1998, 1999, ´01. The National Bodyboard Championship was won by Andrew Kilfeather. This is a big achievement for the two local Sligo surfers who learned their skills at Strandhill beach. Both have now made it onto the Irish surfing team to compete at the World Championships in South Africa
Mens Open Results
Colin O´Hare, Sligo 1st
Jon McCarthy Tramore 2nd
Keith O Brien 3rd
Mike Morgan 4th
Zoe Lally 1st
This must be about her 15th now.
Intervarsity women´s champ Nicole Morgan second.
Senior Body board
Won by Sligo 16 year old Andrew Kilfeather hot on the heels of his european championship preformence
Wes Hannigan of Tramore 1st,
Kevin Tobin Donegal 2nd
Aden Byrne Sligo 3rd
Ronan Byrne Sligo 4th
Previous report O´Hare defends national title at Bundoran
In news of the Irish Surfing Association Mike ´Sceadh´ Kelly was elected as Chairman of the ISA.
The Irish Surfing Association is redeveloping and plans to become a larger and more active organization in terms of youth development, safety and the environment.
The development plan and more indepth news can be seen in the correspondents section of surfingireland.net
Simon Jennings - Surfing Ireland.net
Contests - Surfersvillage.