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Dundalk man Terry Kelly has achieved a first for his country by being the first Irishman to win gold in the 4 Nations Fly Fishing competition.
Originally from Fatima, Terry currently lives in Manydown Close and is a member of Dundalk and District Brown Trout Anglers club.
Terry was one of six Irishmen who represented Ireland at Barfinnehy Lake in Killarney at the 4 Nations Fly Fishing competition on Wednesday, October 19.
“We practised for four days prior to the competition. The practise days were windy and rainy but the conditions were fairly good on the day of the competition,” said Terry.
“The competition started at 9.15am and ran until 6.30pm. There were 24 anglers from four different countries participating in the event - Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.”
He added: “The Irish team consisted of two Leinster men, two from Munster and two from Ulster. We were very slow to start and the team was in last position at lunchtime.
“However, we made a fantastic comeback to win silver in the finish up. Scotland won gold, England took bronze and Wales got the Wooden Spoon.”
(Source: Dundalk Democrat)
The 25-year-old man killed in a road crash in Belcarra, Castlebar, Wednesday morning has been named locally as Brian Keane.
Mr Keane, a married father of two, lived with his wife Sarah (nee Mahon) and two young girls at Weatherfort, Clogher, Claremorris and was a native of Skirdagh, Newport.
Brian and Sarah only got married in August of this year.
Mr Keane died as a result of a single-vehicle road crash shortly after 7am. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Brian Keane was well known in the West Mayo area. He played Gaelic football for a number of years with Burrishoole GAA Club and played rugby with Westport Rugby Club. He worked with Elverys Sports in Castlebar.
(Source: The Mayo News)
Navan gardaí are investigating an armed robbery at a supermarket in the town that took place last night (Wednesday 9th November).
At around 9.40pm two men wearing balaclavas and brandishing knives entered the Centra supermarket on the Commons Road and demanded money.
One stood on look-out at the door while the other threatened staff before jumping the counter and emptying the contents of both tills.
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
The Irish Government is to withdraw its commitment to pay towards a major road linking Co Monaghan with Co Derry.
The total cost of the A5 project, which was part of the St Andrew’s Agreement in 2006, was to be split between the Irish and British governments.
The last government pledged to spend £400 million (€470 million) on the road, which is viewed as an important part of the country’s infrastructure, RTÉ reports.
Transport Minister Leo Varadkar insisted that the current administration was “politically committed to the A5″ however, with €750 million being cut from the capital budget for next year, he said that the country was unable to pay.
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