Bundoran to host Celtic Cup surf competition

The Irish Surf team will compete against their Scottish counterparts in the Celtic Cup surf competition in Bundoran this weekend.

The Irish will be fighting to retain the cup having won it for the past two years (2018 in Scotland and 2017 in Bundoran).

The competition now in its third year since it was reinstated in 2017. It alternates venue each year between Ireland and Scotland and this will be the second time it has taken place in Bundoran.

There is a strong north-west contingent among the Irish team including Sligo’s Gearoid Mcdaid, Bundoran’s Shauna Ward and Conor Maguire, and Una Britton of Rossnowlagh.

Their will be an opening ceremony for the competition on Friday night in the Bundoran community centre.

The surfing will begin at The Peak in Bundoran on Saturday with the first two rounds of surfing to take place.

The semi-finals and final will then be held on Sunday followed by a gala dinner on Sunday night when prizes and the Celtic cup will be presented to the winning team.

Listen to the Chairperson of the Bundoran Boardriders and member of the Irish squad Owen Murphy as he speaks with Ocean FM’s Francie Boylan about the competition: