Team Ireland set off to Spain competing for the 2013 world shore angling championships held 19-26th October based in sunny Torremolinos. Countries represented were Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Scotland, Spain, France, Wales, Holland, England, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, South Africa and Tunisia.
The Irish team and management were as follows: Brian Cooke, John O Brien, Martin Howlin, William Wier, Brendan Wall, Michael Mullane and Tom Lillis.
The winners after four days angling were the host nation Spain with Wales second and England taking third place. Ireland finished seventh overall with John the best Irish individual placed 13th. The French women took top spot followed by Spain and Portugal.
Well done too all involved for putting a huge effort into representing and organizing such an event. Might be some time away but the world championships are taking place locally here in Wexford, Ireland in 2016!
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