Tommy Coffey wins All-Ireland Pike Fishing Competition 2017
Durrow-Cullohill Parish Anglers held another Trout Fishing Competition on Sunday April 30th for the Bill Kelly Memorial Cup. The winner with a beautiful fish was Declan McDonald, Second placed was Tommy Coffey and Third placed was Pat Dunphy. The Juveniles U14 winners were: Shane Townsend, Eoghan Carroll, Liam Townsend, Shane Shortall and Keelan Carroll.
All-Ireland Champion: Congratulations and very well done to Tommy Coffey, Derrywood, Durrow and Vice-Chairman of the Durrow-Cullohill Parish Anglers on winning the All-Ireland Pike Fishing Competition recently. The competition had 55 anglers competing for the top prize from all parts of Ireland and it was held on the River Suck in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Tommy’s afternoon fishing landed him with a total catch of sixty two pounds and fourteen ounces which was superb and won the competition. Tommy’s bag man for the day was another great fisherman from Durrow – David Walsh. A big part of the prize is that Tommy will be Captain of the All-Ireland team that competes against Great Britain in October. A great honour for Tommy and his family and for the local fishing club. Everyone wishes Tommy all the best in October and in the years to come.