Bundoran success at Euro Juniors in Morocco
The Irish Junior Surf Team returned from Morocco last night having secured a 5th place finish at the European Junior Surfing Championship where fifteen nations were represented and Portugal was crown Champions. Donegal was well represented at the event with seven of the competitors from Rossnowlagh and Bundoran Surf Clubs.
Maia Monaghan (Rossnowlagh Surf Club) had the top individual result finishing 4th to secure a medal in the U18 Girls Bodyboard. Maia also finished 11th in the U18 Girls Surf closely follow by Una Britton (Rossnowlagh) in 13th. Neil McCarthy (Ballyshannon) put in a strong performance to finish 9th in the U16 Bodyboard while Jack Scott (Rossnowlagh) finished 15th and Louis Devenney (Lifford) finished 17th in the U16 Surf. Bundoran surfers, Shane and Eoin Lally finished 21st and 17th respectively in U18 Boys Surf and U14 Surf and Shane also had a great 7th place finish in the U18 Longboard. With each surfer accumulating team point along the way to contribute to Ireland’s impressive 5th ranking.
Garbhan Mc Closkey (Ballyshannon) joined a panel of judges from the competing nations to judge at the prestigious Championships and the team was led by Manager, Shauna Ward (Bundoran).
Irish Junior Surf Team 2016
U18 Boys Surf
Shane Lally, Tullaghan, Co. Leitrim (Bundoran Board Riders) 21st
Sam Moore, Tramore, Co Waterford (TBay Surf Club) 17th
U18 Girls Surf
Maia Monaghan, Fintona, Co Tyrone ( Rossnowlagh Surf Club) 11th
Una Britton, Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal (Rossnowlagh Surf Club) 13th
Shane Lally, Bundoran, Co Donegal (Bundoran Board Riders) 7th
Jack Clohessy, Cork ( GTown Surf Club) 7th
Louis Devenney, Lifford, Co Donegal (Rossnowlagh Surf Club) 17th
Jack Scott, Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal (Rossnowlagh Surf Club) 15th
Neil Mc Carthy, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal (Rossnowlagh Surf Club) 9th
Joe Breen, Tramore, Co Waterford (TBay Surf Club) 8th
Finn Richardson, Ardnahea, Co Clare (West Coast Surf Club) 15th
Eoin Lally, Tullaghan, Co. Leitrim (Bundoran Board Riders) 17th
Jason Southcombe, Ballisadare, Co Sligo (Co Sligo Surf Club)
Andrew Kilfeather, Strandhill, Co Sligo (Co Sligo Surf Club)
Shauna Ward, Bundoran, Co Donegal (Bundoran Board Riders)
Garbhan McCloskey, Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal (Rossnowlagh Surf Club)