Angling towards success for Scoil Pól student.

Angling towards success for Scoil Pól student.

Scoil Pól were delighted to celebrate a new world champion this week as Liam Davis and his team mates won gold for Team Ireland in the U16 World Fishing Championship in the Netherlands in October. For the first time in 4 years, since Pre-Covid times, the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers sent a team to compete in the 31st World Championship Shore Angling Youth (U16s). Liam and his team mates, had to achieve a required standard through a process of assessment and improvement as part of the CAST programme before anglers of the necessary standard competed in a 2 match event in Wexford where places were hard fought over. 

This was Liam’s first World Championships but the 3rd time he has represented Ireland, competing in the Home Nations in 2022 and 2023 flying the flag for Ireland with huge points hauls in both.  Liam is an accomplished shore, boat and salmon angler since a young age.  He has had the West Cork and District club members on the ropes on numerous occasions over the past number of years! Liam is the current Irish U16 shore champ and had the honour of being the holder both the Irish U16 shore and Boat angling trophies at the same time.  A quiet, efficient angler with no fuss, quiet but absolutely lethal and his skills proved essential to bring home the gold for Ireland!

In a thrilling display of talent, Liam and the rest of the Team Ireland U-16 Shore Angling Team showcased their angling prowess, demonstrating a deep understanding of the sport and mastering the art of catching fish from the shoreline. Their exemplary teamwork and sportsmanship were on full display throughout the tournament. The future is bright for all these young sportspeople and Scoil Pól are thrilled to have a world champion among us! Well done again Liam. 

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Medal

Standing Ovation

The Rod

Mike Addresses Class

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