The Denny Irish Junior Surf Team to compete at the 2009 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship is scheduled to depart Dublin airport on Wednesday 25th March. The team will be travelling to Salinas, Ecuador to join over forty surfing nations form around the World for this prestigious surfing event.
A team of twelve will represent Ireland at the event. Seasoned international competitor, Aaron Reid will fly the flag for Ireland in the U18 Boys division along with new caps, Rory Tuohy and Cillian Ryan.
The U18 Girls division will include the Irish U18 Girls Champion, Tahlia Britton along with Amy May Garvey and new cap Sarah Mc Gowan.
Iarom Madden Travers and James Garvey will lead the charge in the U16 Boys accompanied by two new caps, Conor Maguire and Cian Logue.
The team will be led by Manager, Zoë Lally and coached by Pascal Devine.
The Denny Irish Junior Surf Team will have a number of days training prior to the contest to adjust to conditions. The team will have to acclimatise to air temperatures of 35C and water temperatures of 28C. The event will kick off on Saturday 28th of March with the opening ceremony and parade of nations. Heats will commence on Sunday 29th March running all week with the grand finals on Sunday 5th April. With such exceptional talent the Irish Surfing Association expects these young athletes to do Ireland proud at the World Junior Surfing Championships.
Denny Irish Junior Surf Team 2009
Aaron Reid, Sligo
Rory Tuohy, Castlebar, Co Mayo
Cillian Ryan, Fethard on Sea, Wexford
Tahlia Britton, Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal
Amy May Garvey, Castlederg, Co Tyrone
Sarah Mc Gowan, Strandhill, Co Sligo
Iarom Madden Travers, Bundoran, Co Donegal
Conor Maguire, Bundoran, Co Donegal
James Garvey, Castlederg, Co Tyrone
Cian Logue, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal
Zoë Lally, Easkey, Co Sligo
Pascal Devine, Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone