Gone fish­ing...

Bray People - - News -

ONE SPORT not men­tioned too of­ten on this page is fish­ing but we are de­lighted to re­port of in­ter­na­tional suc­cess for one of our own.

Philip Berns is the grand­son of Jimmy Fa­gan and he has been fish­ing for most of his young years.

Re­cently he was on a 14-mem­ber Ir­ish youth team that com­peted in a four-na­tion fly fish­ing com­pe­ti­tion along with Eng­land, Scot­land and Wales.

Philip had to make it through the qual­i­fy­ing stages to just rep­re­sent his coun­try for the sec­ond time for this event which took place on the beau­ti­ful Lough Conn in Co. Mayo. Ire­land emerged the win­ners on the day and Philip was the third top Ir­ish Rod on his 14 mem­ber team which was a great achieve­ment.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Philip who is now 17 and this was his last year at youth level but no doubt he will be a great suc­cess at se­nior level due to his love and ded­i­ca­tion of the sport.

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