Michael O’Leary, First President of Howth S.A.C.
Michael is a founder member of the club and has served the club at every committee position. Michael, a keen boat and shore angler, was the driving force behind the club acquiring it’s first boat, he does admit that it later sank, but it was a start. Not content with just fishing, Michael realised early on that the only real way forward was for the club to have it’s own boats and eventually it’s own clubhouse, an idea that not many took seriously but with dedication and determination and surrounded by like minded anglers who were just as determined the plan became reality. The recently reintroduced Summer Fair has become Michael’s pet project, fundraising is still an important part in securing the finances necessary to maintain the Angling Centre for anglers.
Peter Gaffey, President of Howth S.A.C.
A founder member of the club, Peter is also an honorary life member and was the unanimous choice to follow Michael O’Leary in the role of President. A dedicated angler, capable of holding his own against the best, Peter has represented the club at the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers Master Angler Competition on many occasions. He has fished rivers, lakes, streams and the seashores in Ireland and abroad, from Florida to Cuba to Porto Rico but especially prefers the big cod in the fjords of Norway. Peter has served as Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Recorder and again like Michael, in every position in the club has to offer. Peter is also active at National level where he serves on the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers Central Council and has a seat on the Eastern Regional Fisheries Board.
Terry Doyle, Third President Of Howth Sea Angling Club
A founder member of the club, he has held most committee positions such as, Chairman,
Vice Chairman, Safety Officer, L.P.C. Delegate. He also looks after club property, boats,
engines, and maintenance of the building. Terry is a dedicated angler. He has fished rivers and lakes all over Ireland, the UK and the Canary Islands. He also represented Howth Sea Angling Club, at the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers.