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Pat Owen McMahon Fishing Competition 2019: Sunday, June 16th 2019 was the date fixed for the annual Fishing competition on Emy Lake in memory of the late Pat Owen McMahon. Pat Owen, who lived with his family on the idyllic shores of Emy Lake, was caretaker of the Lake for decades and he looked after the then Inland Fisheries boats and the Lake itself. It was a labour of love for Pat Owen and he always had a chat for everyone who came to fish. He was very knowledgeable of the Lake and an expert on the fly life and the habits of the trout fish in the lake. Indeed, were it not for his interest and work, Emy Lake would never have become the mecca it is today for fishermen and walkers alike. His family and his late wife, Dympna, in particular, were also imbued with the love of Emy and in Pat Owen’s absence they were very capable of looking after the needs of all visitors to the lake. In memory of the late Pat Owen , Emy Anglers decided to hold an annual competition and Pat Owen’s son, Leo, presented a Cup for the winner. As so many fishermen knew Pat Owen there is always a big turn-out of competitors and his presence at the Lake is always recalled. The 2019 event was held on Sunday June 16th and, unlike some of the years of the past, conditions were ideal. Each competitor had to submit his heaviest fish, from two keepers, and fishing was so good that most competitors had a submission and all were around the 3lb weight. The closeness of the weights gave rise to some excitement as to who the eventual winner would be and in the end it was the 2018 winner, Geidrius, who landed the heaviest again in 2019 and was awarded the Pat Owen McMahon Cup, which was presented to him by Leo. Second place was shared as Stanley McCart and Gary Stewart both handed in fish weighing exactly 2lb 12ozs. Third place was won by Dick Kiernan, with a fish weighing 2lbs 10ozs. Club chairman, Albert Berry, with wife Mary, had a Barbeque ready for all and the fun began. The weather was fine during the competition but just as they moored their boats the rain came down in torrents and, with plenty of food and plenty to talk about, everyone sheltered in the Marquee and were oblivious to the rain outside. Albert thanked everyone for their participation and the committee members for their work and thanked Leo for his assistance and for the presentation of the Cup. Pat Foley, Club Secretary, on everyone’s behalf, thanked Albert and Mary for their work and hospitality and extended the appreciation of the club to all who attended the event. It was back then to the chat, the stories and the friendship and enjoying the company and the food. The Club had also organised two other competitions over recent weekends and the winners of these were also presented with the cups. Enda Fields was presented by Vincent Mulligan with the Eugene Mulligan Cup. This cup was donated by the Mulligan family in memory of the late Eugene, who was a keen angler and an energetic member of the Emy and District Englers. George Orr received the Pillar House Cup, which was sponsored by the Pillar House, Glaslough, when Paddy Connolly was the proprietor and continued by the McKenna family when they took over the business. Pat Foley also expressed the thanks of the club to the Mulligan family and the Pillar House.
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Pat Owen McMahon Fishing Competition 2019: Sunday, June 16th 2019 was the date fixed for the annual Fishing competition on Emy Lake in memory of the late Pat Owen McMahon. Pat Owen, who lived with his family on the idyllic shores of Emy Lake, was caretaker of the Lake for decades and he looked after the then Inland Fisheries boats and the Lake itself. It was a labour of love for Pat Owen and he always had a chat for everyone who came to fish. He was very knowledgeable of the Lake and an expert on the fly life and the habits of the trout fish in the lake. Indeed, were it not for his interest and work, Emy Lake would never have become the mecca it is today for fishermen and walkers alike. His family and his late wife, Dympna, in particular, were also imbued with the love of Emy and in Pat Owen’s absence they were very capable of looking after the needs of all visitors to the lake. In memory of the late Pat Owen , Emy Anglers decided to hold an annual competition and Pat Owen’s son, Leo, presented a Cup for the winner. As so many fishermen knew Pat Owen there is always a big turn-out of competitors and his presence at the Lake is always recalled. The 2019 event was held on Sunday June 16th and, unlike some of the years of the past, conditions were ideal. Each competitor had to submit his heaviest fish, from two keepers, and fishing was so good that most competitors had a submission and all were around the 3lb weight. The closeness of the weights gave rise to some excitement as to who the eventual winner would be and in the end it was the 2018 winner, Geidrius, who landed the heaviest again in 2019 and was awarded the Pat Owen McMahon Cup, which was presented to him by Leo. Second place was shared as Stanley McCart and Gary Stewart both handed in fish weighing exactly 2lb 12ozs. Third place was won by Dick Kiernan, with a fish weighing 2lbs 10ozs. Club chairman, Albert Berry, with wife Mary, had a Barbeque ready for all and the fun began. The weather was fine during the competition but just as they moored their boats the rain came down in torrents and, with plenty of food and plenty to talk about, everyone sheltered in the Marquee and were oblivious to the rain outside. Albert thanked everyone for their participation and the committee members for their work and thanked Leo for his assistance and for the presentation of the Cup. Pat Foley, Club Secretary, on everyone’s behalf, thanked Albert and Mary for their work and hospitality and extended the appreciation of the club to all who attended the event. It was back then to the chat, the stories and the friendship and enjoying the company and the food. The Club had also organised two other competitions over recent weekends and the winners of these were also presented with the cups. Enda Fields was presented by Vincent Mulligan with the Eugene Mulligan Cup. This cup was donated by the Mulligan family in memory of the late Eugene, who was a keen angler and an energetic member of the Emy and District Englers. George Orr received the Pillar House Cup, which was sponsored by the Pillar House, Glaslough, when Paddy Connolly was the proprietor and continued by the McKenna family when they took over the business. Pat Foley also expressed the thanks of the club to the Mulligan family and the Pillar House.