The grilse run has been building in the last couple of weeks and it seems it was well underway last week.


Munster Blackwater:

A good run of fish into the early part of last week with as many as six fish in a day for Kieran Conlon.

River Lee:

Slight improvement in the fishing and on the River Bandon and a few of the West Cork rivers.

Lough Currane:

Good numbers of grilse.


A strong run of sea trout.

River Laune:

Though very low, saw fish running and Kieran Conlon landed a 37 inch bar of silver.


River Suir:

Improved last week following the rain from the weekend and some fine trout were taken on small Klinkhammers.


Good fishing to Damsels, where a lot of work has gone into improving facilities.

South West Coast:

An abundance of blue shark and Tom Collins of Loch and Iasc reports sharks for kayak anglers and up to 17 in a day on his own boat.


Reports of good wreck fishing and big numbers of blue shark. Anglers on Ger Murphy’s Sea Breeze were taking sharks on muppets, as they reeled in ling and specimen-sized ling. Good cod and coalfish were reported by Mike Dennehy on Silver Dawn.

Cork SAC:

Fished their RNLI fund raising shore angling competition at the Slob Bank, Youghal. The fixture was fished a 3.7 metre flood tide from noon to 5pm on a dry sunny day on a very strong northwest wind. The anglers returned a catch of 29 fish – all flounders – and raised €400.


1 Eric Gosnell, 8 fish, 612 points; 2 Noel Cashman, 8 – 582 pts. 3 Eoin Cotter, Crosshaven SAC, 6 – 396 pts; 4 Roy Calnan, 3 — 223 pts; 5 Martin Burke, 2 — 172 pts. 6 Alan Hobbs, 2 — 142 pts.

Cobh SAC:

Fished a boat competition under good weather conditions in Cork Harbour. The competitors fished from 10am to 5pm and returned a bumper catch of 519 fish.

Fish caught included 1 conger eel, 4 ling, 4 cod, 20 lesser-spotted dogfish, 1 pollack, 3 pouting, 481 whiting, 1 poor cod, 1 red gurnard, 1 grey gurnard & 2 cuckoo wrasse.


1 Parick O’Shea, 149 fish, 489 points; 2 Milo Burke, 147, 424 pts; 3 Donnacha O’Connell, 78, 305 pts. 4 Noel Carey, 71, 238 points; 5 Michael Bennett, 74 – 243 pts.

Anglesea SAC:

Fished a deep sea angling boat competition out of Crosshaven. The anglers fished on two boats from 10am to 6pm and returned a catch of 225 fish. The catch consisted of 9 conger eels, 6 ling, 6 cod, 41 lesser-spotted dogfish, 5 pouting, 3 ballan wrasse, 145 whiting, 2 grey gurnard, 1 turbot, 6 thornback ray & 1 bull huss.

1 Kevin Cotter, 29 fish, 330 points; 2 Philip Curtin, 21, 271 pts; 3 Tony Cotter, 26, 228 pts. 4 Pat Wright, 20, 211 pts; 5 Matthew O’Callaghan, 17, 189 pts; 6 Vincy Kennedy, 18, 180 pts; 7 Mick Norberg, 16, 178 pts; 8 Henry Ross, 20, 158 pts.



Crosshaven SAC Marks Arc Juvenile / Ladies confined boat competition, 3-7 pm.


Cork Harbour SAC boat competition; Tralee Bay SAC open shore competition at The Spa, 11am- 3pm; Tramore/Waterford SAC confined shore competition at Poursuchsn, 1-5pm.


Tour de France

Final leading positions after Stage 3, (Anvers – Huy – 159.5km):

1 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 3hrs 26mins 54secs, 2 Christopher Froome (Gbr) Team Sky at same time, 3 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale at 04secs, 4 Daniel Martin (Irl)

Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team at 05secs, 5 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal at 08secs, 6 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team at 11secs, 7 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team at same time, 8 Simon Yates (Gbr) Orica GreenEdge, 9 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team, 10 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing, 11 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team all at same time, 12 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo at 18secs, 13 Julian Arredondo (Col) Trek Factory Racing at 19secs, 14 Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo at 22secs, 15 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team at same time, 16 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale at 24secs, 17 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin at same time, 18 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits at 28secs, 19 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx – Quick-Step at 34secs, 20 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar at 36secs, 21 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale at same time, 22 Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN – Qhubeka, 23 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar all at same time, 24 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team at 40secs, 25 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team at same time, 26 Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx – Quick-Step, 27 Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo all at same time, 28 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Seche Environnement at 45secs, 29 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits, 30 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN – Qhubeka all at same time

Leading general classification after Stage 3:

1 Christopher Froome (Gbr) Team Sky 7hrs 11mins 37secs, 2 Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx – Quick-Step at 01sec, 3 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team at 13secs, 4 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal at 26secs, 5 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team at 28secs, 6 Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo at 31secs, 7 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx – Quick-Step at 34secs, 8 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo at 36secs, 9 Geraint Thomas (Gbr) Team Sky at 01min 03secs, 10 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx – Quick-Step at 01min 04secs, 11 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin at 01min 07secs, 12 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing at 01min 32secs, 13 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team at 01min 38secs, 14 Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo at 01min 39secs, 15 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo at 01min 51secs, 16 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team at same time, 17 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team at 01min 56secs, 18 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha at 02mins 00secs, 19 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx – Quick-Step at 02mins 02secs, 20 Daniel Martin (Irl)

Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team at 02mins 06secs, 21 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale at 02mins 07secs, 22 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale at 02mins 26secs, 23 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team at 02mins 39secs, 24 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits at 02mins 45secs, 25 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky at 02mins 52secs, 26 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale at 02mins 54secs, 27 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) at 02mins 58secs, 28 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team at same time, 29 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team at 03mins 10secs, 30 Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida at same time


Munster IHC, Wednesday


P Buckley (Mallow); B Ó Tuama (Castlemartyr), E Finn (Ballinhassig), G Murphy (Newcestown); K Kavanagh (Carrigaline), D O’Donovan (Ballinhassig), T Lawrence (Brian Dillons); M Brennan (Fermoy), S McCarthy (Ballinhassig); W Leahy (Aghada), M Collins (Ballinhassig), L Meade (Newcestown); N McNamara (Kilworth), F O’Leary (Ballinhassig), T Murphy (Carrigaline).


B Murray (Patrickswell), S Finn (Bruff), B O Connell (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), M Reidy (Dromin/Athlacca); D Moloney (Doon), D Byrnes (Patrickswell), B Lynch (Feohanagh/Castlemahon); R O’Donnell (Pallasgreen), A Brennan (Caherline); D O’Donovan (Doon), K O’Brien (Patrickswell); M Carmody (Patrickswell); W Griffin (Adare), T Morrissey (Ahane), Mike Fitzgibbon (Feohanagh/Castlemahon).


Junior Cup (Munster)

At Charleville GC:


Limerick bt Adare Manor 4/1 R2

: Limerick bt Rathbane 4½/½, Castletroy bt Roscrea 4½/½, Nenagh bt Ballyneety 4/1 Adare Resort bt Charleville 3/2 R3

: Limerick bt Castletroy 3/2, Nenagh bt Adare Resort 3/2. R4

: Limerick bt Nenagh 3/2.

Qualifier for Area Final:


At Woodstock GC:


Woodstock bt Doonbeg Links 4½/½. R2

: Woodstock bt Dromoland Castle 3½/1½, Lahinch bt Kilrush 4/1, East Clare bt Kilkee 4/1, Shannon bt Ennis 4/1. R3

: Woodstock bt Lahinch 3½/1½, East Clare bt Shannon 3/2. R4

: Woodstock bt East Clare 3/2.

Qualifier for Area Final:


At Macroom GC:


Dunmore bt Lee Valley 4/1, Macroom bt Muskerry 3/2. R 2

: GC Bandon bt Dunmore 3½/1½, Mallow w/o Lisselan, Kinsale bt Bantry Bay 3/2, Macroom bt Blarney 4/1. R3

: Bandon bt Mallow 3/2, Macroom bt Kinsale 4/1. R4

: Bandon bt Macroom 3/2 (21st hole).

Qualifier for Area Final:


At Cork GC:

Round 1:

Monkstown bt Fota Island 3/2 (19th), Mahon bt Cobh 3/2 (19th), East Cork bt Cork 3/2. R2

: Fermoy bt East Cork 3/2, Douglas bt Raffeen 4/1, Mahon bt Castlemartyr 3½/1½, Monkstown bt Fernhill 3/2. R3

: Douglas bt Fermoy 4/1, Mahon bt Monkstown 3/2. R4

: Douglas bt Mahon 3/2.

Qualifier for Area Final:


At Mitchelstown GC:


Thurles w/o Cahir Park. R2

: Thurles bt Carrick-on-Suir 3½/1½, Mitchelstown bt Co Tipperary 3/2, Clonmel bt Ballykisteen 3½/1½, Tipperary bt Slievenamon 4/1. R3

: Mitchelstown bt Thurles 4/1; Clonmel bt Tipperary 3/2. R4

: Mitchelstown bt Clonmel 4/1.

Qualifier for Area Final:



At Waterford Castle GC


West Waterford bt Williamstown 3/2. R2

: Faithlegg w/o Lismore, West Waterford bt Dungarvan 3/2, Tramore bt Youghal 3/2, Waterford Castle bt Gold Coast 3/2. R3

: Tramore bt West Waterford 3/2, Faithlegg bt Waterford Castle 3/2, R4: Tramore bt Faithlegg 3½/1½.

Qualifier for Area Final:


At Ballybunion GC


Newcastle West bt Kanturk 3/2, Tralee w/o Castlegregory, Ballybunion bt Castleisland 4/1, Ceann Sibeal bt Doneraile 3½/1½. R3:

Tralee bt Newcastle West 3/2, Ballybunion bt Ceann Sibeal 4½/½. R4

: Ballybunion bt Tralee 4/1.

Qualifier for Area Final:


At Ring of Kerry GC


Ring of Kerry bt Glengarriff 3½/1½. R2

: Ring of Kerry bt Ross 4/1, Killorglin w/o Waterville, Kenmare bt Killarney 3/2, Dooks w/o Berehaven. R3

: Ring of Kerry bt Killorglin 4/1, Kenmare bt Dooks 3½/1½.


Ring of Kerry bt Kenmare 3/2.

Qualifier for Area Final:

Ring Of Kerry.

Munster Fred Daly Trophy, Gold Coast GC, (Aug 9) Semi-finals:

A: Limerick v Kinsale (9am); B: West Waterford v Mallow (9.40am)


45 minutes after last match.

Men’s Interprovincials at Rosapenna GC:

Munster 7 Connacht 4 (Munster names first)


Pat Murray & Geoff Lenehan halved with Stephen Brady & Steffan O’Hara; Robin Dawson & John Hickey beat Mark Morrissey & Eddie McCormack 2/1; Ian O’Rourke & Eanna Griffin beat Kealan McDonagh & Shaun Carter 3/2; Dave O’Donovan & Gary O’Flaherty lost to Joe Lyons & Ronan Mullarney 5/4


Robin Dawson beat Eddie McCormack 1 hole; John Hickey halved with Steffan O’Hara; Pat Murray beat Mark Morrissey 3/2; Geoff Lenehan beat Shaun Carter 4/3; Eanna Griffin beat Kealan McDonagh 4/3; Ian O’Rourke lost to Ronan Mullarney 2/1; Gary O’Flaherty lost to Joe Lyons 1 hole

Ulster 4 Leinster 7 (Ulster names first)


Colin Fairweather & Stuart Bleakley lost to Kevin Le Blanc & Rowan Lester 2 holes; Colm Campbell & William Hanna lost to Paul McBride & Thomas Mulligan 1 hole; JR Galbraith & Tiarnan McLarnon halved with Richard Bridges & Jeff Hopkins; Gareth Lappin & Jordan Hood beat Conor O’Rourke & Alan Lowry 2/1


Colm Campbell lost to Paul McBride 2/1; JR Galbraith beat Kevin Le Blanc 2/1; Colin Fairweather lost to Rowan Lester 4/2; Stuart Bleakley lost to Conor O’Rourke 6/4; Tiarnan McLarnon halved with Thomas Mulligan; Gareth Lappin beat Richard Bridges 4/3; Jordan Hood lost to Jeff Hopkins 5/4


All England Lawn Tennis Championships, Wimbledon

Womens Singles 4th rd:

(13) Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) bt (28) Jelena Jankovic (Ser) 7-5 6-4, (23) Victoria Azarenka (Blr) bt (30) Belinda Bencic (Swi) 6-2 6-3, (1) Serena Williams (USA) bt (16) Venus Williams (USA) 6-4 6-3, (4) Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt Zarina Diyas (Kaz) 6-4 6-4, (15) Timea Bacsinszky (Swi) bt Monica Niculescu (Rom) 1-6 7-5 6-2, (21) Madison Keys (USA) bt Olga Govortsova (Blr) 3-6 6-4 6-1, (20) Garbine Muguruza (Spa) bt (5) Caroline Wozniacki (Den) 6-4 6-4, Coco Vandeweghe (USA) bt (6) Lucie Safarova (Cze) 7-6 (7-1) 7-6 (7-4).

Mens Singles 4th rd:

Vasek Pospisil (Can) bt (22) Viktor Troicki (Ser) 4-6 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-3 6-3, (21) Richard Gasquet (Fra) bt (26) Nick Kyrgios (Aus) 7-5 6-1 6-7 (7-9) 7-6 (8-6), (9) Marin Cilic (Cro) bt Denis Kudla (USA) 6-4 4-6 6-3 7-5, (3) Andy Murray (Gbr) bt (23) Ivo Karlovic (Cro) 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 5-7 6-4, (4) Stanislas Wawrinka (Swi) bt (16) David Goffin (Bel) 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (9-7) 6-4, (1) Novak Djokovic (Ser) is tied with (14) Kevin Anderson (Rsa) 6-7 (6-8) 6-7 (6-8) 6-1 6-4 0-0, (12) Gilles Simon (Fra) bt (6) Tomas Berdych (Cze) 6-3 6-3 6-2, (2) Roger Federer (Swi) bt (20) Roberto Bautista-Agut (Spa) 6-2 6-2 6-3.



7:52 - 325:

Clashmore Exile, Maggie Me Mammy, Cash Chips, Rooska King, Byebyeblackbird, Jeffs Spice.


Avas Diamond, Killahas Mark, Shendus Spirit, Mays Deporte, Bellamac Charm, Ardrahan Gigi.


Tokenfire Laura, Yesra, Ballinglanna Jet, Neas Choice, Millridge Cutie, Callaway Wedge.


Sarges Crash, Take Me Black, Conaic View Gem, Send It Cash, Kilcurra Archie, Dungara Well.


Skybound Simba, Silver Bullet, Cree Shellac, Discovery Flight, Ashgrove Comet, Knockeen Klass.


Bally Cross, Kerrygold Duffer, Rathmore Joker, Hanoras Pride, Village Hero, Boherlode Kewell.


Flaming Diva, Send It Jonteddy, Balyfidora Misty, Sams Rumble, Mystery Gold, Lassa Examiner.


Boxer Wally, Randy Farmer, Ever So Handy, Emlagh Leanne, Fermoyle Bolt, Mossend Jordan.


7:47 - 525

: Dans Champ, Ballyhobble Olly, Delmonte Maggie, Skidrow Lady, Floodys Annie, Wacky Races.


Unlikely Speedy, Shes Got Grit, Kilruddery Beech, Likeable Legend, Devils Defence, Suirview Danny.


Rushwee Passage, Cola Dubh, Close The Book, Floodys David, Girlonbike, Maireads Field.


Ballymorefin Ace, Ballarue Dove, Dardars Degree, My Jemma, Glasmeen Dancer, Awesome Becks.


Granree Blue, Ballyphilip, Good And Proper, Amore, Smurfing Mary, Delmonte May.


Down Royal, Anns Gift, Moynevilla East, Granree Master, Areurightda, Swindler.


Extreme Scholar, Jake The Jumper, Brazil Brae, Areurightmay, Master Willie, Infrontboy.


Delgany Breeze, Some Boyo, Likeable Shaw, Coonough Yvonne, Burrow Rocket, Runaway Lexi.


Slaneyside Geini, Delmonte Olly, My Lovely Horse, Theodolite, Burrow Zapper, Romantic Hero.


Gods View, Clonsast Lee, Slaneyside Cecil, Fane Veekayee, Ballymac Selby, Cumann Star.


Lu Lus Pearl, Quick Mickey Cee, Slaneyside Colm, Kingsmill Always, Cheese Please, Tanners Eirke.



M O’Callaghan’s (Cork) Knockraha Lady

(Smooth Daddy-Blue Jet Sky) 5/2, Wriggle Wriggle 4/1, 3½l, 29.79, 5.20, 3.50, 2.40 (Trd J Kiely).


W Dalton’s (Youghal) Canvas Audrey

(Raven Giovanni-Droopys Audrey) 2/1, Corrin Lord 6/4, 1½l, 29.86, 5.70, 1.10, 1.20, 1.80.


M O’Keeffe’s (Midleton) Curragh Dusty

(God Send-Yahoo Stacey) 6/4, Inniskeen Flyer 4/1, 2l, 18.04, 2.30, 5.10, 1.80, 37.50.


P Muldoon’s (Fermoy) Annies Lads

(Vans Escalade-Lads Jill) 5/2, Shebeen Beware 3/1, 2l, 29.76, 3.40, 4.70, 1.80, 6.90.


L Twomey’s (Midleton) Witches Bound

(Head Bound-Witches Were) 5/2, Shanagarry Star 4/1, ¾l, 30.00, 4.50, 1.40, 1.50, 17.20, 97.80.


D Lynch’s (Cork) Splendid Company

(Kinloch Brae-Crosspound Lucy) 4/1, Seaview Annie 6/4, 2½l, 29.58, 4.20, 1.80, 2.00, 5.40, 42.00.


R Whitley’s (Crosshaven) Whitty Big Jack

(College Causeway-Rabbits Kisses) 6/1, Corrin Seamie 6/4, nk, 29.62, 4.90, 1.50, 2.00, 22.50.


E Sheehan’s (Mallow) Satin Tess

(Ace Hi Rumble-Kingsmill Athena) 5/4, Whitty Vanpersie 6/1, 7¾l, 29.06, 3.60, 1.50, 2.30, 5.20, 63.40.


525: Rockside Kev

29.97; 525: Ballycarney Luck

30.71; 525: Slaneyside Comet

29.59; 525: Ooh Betty Boo

30.33; 525: Geronimo Ace

29.97; 525: Countrys Call

30.27; 525: Sleedagh Mac

29.65; 575: Wickla Rahillion




Midland Henry

17.94; 525: Adraville Crash

29.73; 525: Adraville Oscar

29.69; 525: Conna Hall

29.10; 330: Racecourse Tea

18.45; 330: Another Monery

18.25; 525: Tonkinroad Joe

29.69; 525: Conna Bluehawk

29.27; 525: Nelson Ace


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