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IRISH JUNIOR SURF TEAM DEPART FOR EUROSURF JUNIOR 2018, SANTA CRUZ, PORTUGAL

The Irish Junior Surf Team are making their way to Dublin Airport to depart for Santa Cruz, Portugal to compete at Eurosurf Junior ’18 (European Junior Surfing Championships). Eurosurf Junior is a biannual event hosted by the European Surfing Federation. 17 Nations are to compete at this year’s Eurosurf Junior including Ireland, Belgium, Channel Islands, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and Wales.

Team Manager, Shauna Ward will lead the team supported by Team Coaches, Jason Southcombe and Andrew Kilfeather. Gavin McCrea joins a panel of judges from all over Europe to judge at the prestigious Championships.

Six new caps have been selected including Sam Reichel, Sasha Moore, Tom Breen, Conor Donegan Santos, Ben Maher and Luke Ennis. They will join Jack Scott, Una Britton, Eoin Lally, Joe Breen, Neil McCarthy and Finn Richardson, who were all part of the very successful 2016 Irish Junior Surf Team that finished 5th overall at Eurosurf Junior held in Morocco.

The Team are due to leave Dublin airport this evening. They will spend this week training and acclimatising to the surf conditions in Santa Cruz before the contest starts.. The Opening Ceremony and Parade of Nations will take place on Saturday 21st July with the heats commencing on Sunday 22nd. 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.

U18 Boys

Samuel Reichel, Co Sligo Surf Club

Jack Scott, Rossnowlagh Surf Club

U18 Girls

Una Britton, Rossnowlagh Surf Club

Sasha Moore, Tbay Surf Club

U16 Boys

Eoin Lally, Bundoran Board Riders

Tom Breen, Tbay Surf Club

U14 Boys

Finn Richardson, West Coast Surf Club

Conor Donegan Santos, West Coast Surf Club

U18 Bodyboard

Joe Breen, TBay Surf Club

Neil McCarthy, Bundoran Board Riders

U16 Bodyboard

Finn Richardson, West Coast Surf Club

Ben Maher, Tbay Surf Club

U18 Longboard

Luke Ennis, Tbay Surf Club

U18 Girls Bodyboard

Sasha Moore, Tbay Surf Club

Coach

Andrew Kilfeather, Co Sligo Surf Club

Coach

Jason Southcombe, Co Sligo Surf Club

Judge

Gavin McCrea, Rossnowlagh Surf Club

Manager

Shauna Ward, Bundoran Board Riders

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