The Irish Junior Surf Team returned form Morocco having secured a 5th place finish at the European Junior Surfing Championship where fifteen nations were represented and Portugal was crowned Champions.
Maia Monaghan had the top individual result finishing 4th to secure a medal in the U18 Girls Bodyboard. For most of the team this was their first experience of international competition with nine new caps taking part, including Shane Lally, Sam Moore, Maia Monaghan, Una Britton, Louis Devenney, Finn Richardson, Eoin Lally, Neil McCarthy and Joe Breen. Two of the team, Jack Clohessy and Jack Scott had previously competed at Eurosurf Junior in 2014 held in the Azores.
Garbhan Mc Closkey joined a panel of judges from the competing nations to judge at the prestigious Championships. The Team Manager, Shauna Ward and Team Coaches, Jason Southcombe and Andrew Kilfeather were delighted with the team’s success.
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
Irish Junior Surf Team 2016
Front Row- Andrew Kilfeather, Eoin Lally, Finn Richardson, Maia Monaghan, Una Britton, Shane Lally, Jason Southcombe
Back Row- Garbhan mcCloskey, Sam Moore, Neil Mc Carthy, Joe Breen, Jack Clohessy, Jack Scott, Louis Devenney and Shane Lally