Team Ireland Feeder for 2015!

Further to recent trials on Lough Garadice in County Leitrim Garbolino Team Ireland Feeder Manager Brenton Sweeney has selected his World Championship team and the new NCFFI Feeder Development Squad.

The team who will fish the 5th FIPSed World Feeder Fishing Championships 2015 in Holland on the 2nd week of July will be;

Nigel Houldsworth, Gowna, Co. Cavan

Cathal Hughes, Moycullen, Co. Galway

Philip Jackson, Craigavon, Co. Armagh

Paul Leese, Cootehill, Co. Cavan

Francis McGoldrick, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan

Richard Pratt, Arva, Co. Cavan

Nigel, Paul, Francis and Richard were all members of the squad who under the first year’s management by Brenton secured Ireland’s first team silver medal.  Cathal Hughes is a former individual silver medallist and he and Philip double World Pairs Champions.

The newly formed NCFFI Feeder Development squad, a stepping stone for those anglers who wish to improve their skills fishing alongside the team during practise sessions, will consist of the anglers;

Brian Bohan, Mohill, Co. Leitrim

Dara Finnegan, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Paul McGrievy,   Boyle, Co. Leitrim

Johnny McKinley, Craigavon,  Co. Armagh

Patrick Smullen, Navan, Co. Meath

Brenton Sweeney, Manager – Garbolino Ireland Team Feeder says – “ I am delighted with the team for 2015 who I know will work together and complement each other to take Ireland forward in future championships. Thank you to all those who attended the trials; I am pleased to be able to form the new development squad with a number of very promising and enthusiastic anglers.  I would also like to take this opportunity to wish Ken Ince and Tony Kersley who were part of the historic world silver medal team of 2014 the very best for the future.”

The Team and the NCFFI would like to thank sponsors Garbolino, Sensas Ireland and Irish Bait & Tackle for their continued support.

Any angler interested in  fishing for the Ireland Feeder team in the future can contact Brenton Sweeney on 00 353 (0) 87 251 0260 or email