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Des Burke Kennedy - First Irish Inductee in the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation's Hall of Fame
Dublin waterskier Des Burke Kennedy has been selected as the first-ever Irish inductee into the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation's Hall of Fame. With over 90 Federations and an estimated 60 million participants, it's a considerable honour for the well-known commentator…
It’s a generational thing, provoking mixed feelings – former Lough Ree YC Commodore Alan Algeo looking decidedly mature and thoughtful at the 2019 Lough Ree YC Regatta Week with his daughter Naomi, then recently-elected as Shannon One Design Association Honorary Secretary.
Water-skiing is just about the only waterborne activity for which the style-book permits the use of exclamation marks (or screamers as we call them in the trade, and there are much rougher words with crude canine associations, but we…
David O’Caoimh and Nicole Carroll at the ANOC World Beach Games
Irish wakeboarders David O’Caoimh and Nicole Carroll narrowly missed out on qualifying for the finals at the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games, which are taking place in Doha this week. In the Men’s Wakeboard, three times European Champion O’Caoimh’s point…
Nicole Carroll (Cavan) Women’s Open Wakeboarder
Two wakeboard athletes will be competing for Team Ireland at the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games in Doha, which run from the 12 – 16 October. The ANOC World Beach Games is a multi-sport event featuring all non-Olympic events, with…
Landing his first 1080, David O'Caoimh from 'Lreland' (Sic) has high hopes for Linyi, China
This coming weekend will see the very best in the sport of Wakeboard from eleven countries competing for the coveted International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) World Cup title in what will be the 46th Stop of this highly successful…

What Monaghan people do when Frank attacks! (Chris Hoey is the Wakeboarder)

Posted by Evelyn Boylan on Wednesday, 30 December 2015
One opportunistic Wakerboarder made the most of the floods at the traffic lights in Monaghan town. The high speed water dash was captured by Facebooker Eveyln Boylan and has been shared over 30,000 times since posting on December 30!
Dublin Wakeboarder David O'Caoimh Takes European Gold
#wakeboard – Irish wakeboarder David O'Caoimh, (21) from Dublin, delivered an incredible performance at the European and African Championships held this weekend in The Netherlands, to take the Gold Medal. David took the highest score through each qualifying heat to…
Increase in Water-skiing and Wakeboarding Participation Says Federation of Irish Sport
#waterski – Among the highlights made in today's Federation of Irish Sport annual review is a report that participation in water-skiing and wakeboarding increased from 3,000 to 8,500 at a time when many other water based sports, such as sailing, face a…
Dublin Student Takes Sixth at Wakeboard World Cup
#wakeboard – Having taken the Bronze Medal at the World Games in Colombia last summer, David O'Caoimh (20), from Killiney, Dublin, managed to achieve an impressive 6th place in the finals of the Wakeboard World Cup which was just held…
Wakeboarding Gets Olympic Games Lift
#wakeboard – With Cable Wakeboard now shortlisted for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games, global growth of these low cost Wakeboard facilities continues to accelerate. In recent months alone, additional new Wakeboard parks have opened in France, Germany, Russia, Great…
20 Countries (including IRL) for Wakeboard World Cup
Founded by a representative of the Sultan of Brunei in 1827, Kuching City is the largest on the exotic island of Borneo. Ireland is in the line up with Sian Hurst and David O'Caoimh. This tropical location, with the support…
Two Irish Riders Achieve Major Wakeboard First
Wakeboard history has just been made by our two most talented Irish Team Wakeboard Riders. Against the very best Wakeboard Riders in the World and also against fierce international competition for these prestigious invitations, the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation…
Gold Medal for Ireland's Disabled Waterski Champion
Ireland's 26 year-old Eamonn Prunty of Summerhill in Meath captured the headlines and no less than four medals at the Disabled World Waterski Championships in West Chester, Ohio, this past weekend. The Disabled World Waterski Championships attracted 38 of the…
Dublin Student Takes Gold At Wakeboard Music Festival
The Wakestock Music Wakeboard Festival staged at the weekend in Abersoch in Wales is the biggest of its kind in Europe. The top Wakeboard Riders in the World compete at Wakestock and with the Wakeboard World Championships in Milan, Italy,…
History Made Yet Again At Irish Waterski Championships
The 2010 Nationals made history for several reasons. The host Club, County Down's Lough Aghery Waterski Club were relieved to have great water conditions and some sunshine for the weekend. All were delighted to see both Jack and Janet Maxwell…

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