The Irish Junior Surf Team are making their final preparations today before departing for Agadir, Morocco to compete at Eurosurf Junior ’16 (European Junior Surfing Championships). Eurosurf Junior is a biannual event hosted by the European Surfing Federation. Ireland will be joining teams from France, Spain, Portugal, Wales, Scotland, England, Channel Islands, Germany, Italy, Holland, Norway and Morocco and others at this year’s event.
Team Manager, Shauna Ward will lead the team supported by Team Coaches, Jason Southcombe and Andrew Kilfeather. Garbhan Mc Closkey joins a panel of judges from all over Europe to judge at the prestigious Championships.
Nine new caps have been selected including Shane Lally, Sam Moore, Maia Monaghan, Una Britton, Louis Devenney, Finn Richardson, Eoin Lally, Neil McCarthy and Joe Breen. They will join two surfers, Jack Clohessy and Jack Scott who competed at Eurosurf Junior in 2014 held in the Azores where Ireland finished 5th overall.
The Team leave Dublin airport tomorrow afternoon. They will have a couple of days to acclimatise in to the surf conditions in Agadir before the contest kicks off. The Opening Ceremony and Parade of Nations will take place on Saturday 3rd December with the heats commencing on Sunday 4th. The event will be webcast live, we will publish a link in the coming days so family and friends at home can follow and support the team. Good Luck All.
Irish Junior Surf Team 2016
U18 Boys Surf
Shane Lally, Tullaghan, Co. Leitrim (Bundoran Board Riders)
Sam Moore, Tramore, Co Waterford (TBay Surf Club)
U18 Girls Surf
Maia Monaghan, Fintona, Co Tyrone ( Rossnowlagh Surf Club)
Una Britton, Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal (Rossnowlagh Surf Club)
Shane Lally, Bundoran, Co Donegal (Bundoran Board Riders)
Jack Clohessy, Cork ( GTown Surf Club)
Louis Devenney, Lifford, Co Donegal (Rossnowlagh Surf Club)
Jack Scott, Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal (Rossnowlagh Surf Club)
Neil Mc Carthy, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal (Rossnowlagh Surf Club)
Joe Breen, Tramore, Co Waterford (TBay Surf Club)
Finn Richardson, Ardnahea, Co Clare (West Coast Surf Club)
Eoin Lally, Tullaghan, Co. Leitrim (Bundoran Board Riders)
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)