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Dublin's O'Caoimh set to tackle world champion on River Bann

By Jonathan Bradley

Some of the world's best wakeboarders have descended upon Coleraine this week for the European and African Wakeboard Boat Championships.

With the competition providing the cornerstone of the Waterways Ireland Riverfest 2016, Dubliner David O'Caoimh has made the short trip north and is out to defend his European Open Men's title at Christie Park on the River Bann tomorrow.

Having only turned pro in 2014, the former UCD Arts student has quickly made a name for himself but will be challenged by world champion Massimilliano Piffaretti.

The Italian has his eyes firmly on the title and the battle between the pair should provide an entertaining spectacle.

That head-to-head is far from the only draw for spectators, however, with the Open Ladies title to be decided before today's EA Wakeboard Boat Superfinal featuring 30 of the best riders that Europe has to offer with action continuing on Saturday.

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