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Wednesday, October 29th - 7.30pm
Clarion Hotel, LIffey Valley

All members are encouraged to attend.

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General News

Financial Accounts 2013 Ratification
Dear Member
As I am sure you are aware at a previous EDM convened on Wed 8th Oct last to pass the above accounts the motion proposing the adoption of the accounts was not passed.
The board of Canoeing Ireland have taken the points raised during the meeting on board and are working to present a re-drafted set of accounts to a meeting on 29th October in the Clarion hotel at 7:30pm.
Since the last meeting substantial progress has been made in verifying the assets which were subject to the auditor’s qualified accounts. A new revised fixed asset register is currently under construction for presentation to the auditors in time for the meeting on 29th with a view to addressing the issues which led to the audit qualification. We will publish the redrafted accounts as soon as they come available from the auditors.
On the lead up to the last meeting there was some confusion about proxy voting. A Proxy Vote is a method designed to enable a delegate who cannot attend a delegate meeting to express their vote through a third party. If you are unable to attend the meeting consider contacting someone who will be in attendance and ask them if they will act on your behalf and vote for you in accordance with your wishes. All proxy votes must be registered with the Canoeing Ireland Office at least 48 hours before the meeting. These can be sent in by email with an attached scanned image of the proxy form, by post or fax.
Kind Regards.
The Board
Canoeing Ireland.

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Sluicefest 2014

Level 5 Skills Training & Assessment Scotland
There will be a Level 5 Skills Training and Level 5 Skills Assessment(for those who have already sat their L5 Training before this weekend) happening in Scotland over the October bank holiday weekend(24th- 27th October). We currently have spaces on both courses but ideally we would like to have 8 people on each to keep costs as low as possible. Anyone interested in doing this excellent weekend, being run by Rob Coffey & Shane McElligott, please contact me on with their training form.  More details can be found on the training & assessment calendar here.

Hundreds of Paddlers turn to up to support Shannon Blueway Day
"Minister Heather Humphreys TD joined over 300 walkers and paddlers to open the Shannon Blueway on Saturday"  

What a fantastic day at the Shannon Blueway Launch in Leitrim this weekend.  It sends a clear message that Canoe Trails is something Irish paddlers are very interested in and will support. Thanks to everyone who came out Saturday for a smashing day on the Shannon. Looking forward to seeing plenty more Canoe Trails being developed around the country over the next few years.  Nice article and photos below from

Full article here

PROVISIONAL Liffey Descent Results
Well done to all of today's Liffey Descent participants! 

Canoeing Ireland would like to offer a big thank you to all of the sponsors of today's race. Please find a list of provisional results here. For questions, queries & appeals please contact

2014 International Liffey Descent
Attention all Liffey Descent paddlers!!

Please find the briefing notes for the 2014 International Liffey Descent here and the welcome pack here!

These should have been also emailed to you, as well as being found on the Canoeing Ireland and Liffey Descent Facebook pages.
Halloween 2014

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Click on the poster for further details

Disability Inclusion Training

If you, your coaches or any volunteer in your club/ organisation is interested in a local Disability Inclusion Training workshop, Saturday 8th November, at Newpark Sports Centre, please forward this email to them.

Booking online here:


Info here:

Disability Inclusion Training

If you, your coaches or any volunteer in your club/ organisation is interested in a local Disability Inclusion Training workshop, Saturday 8th November, at Newpark Sports Centre, please forward this email to them.

Booking online here:


Info here:

This is an introduction level course designed to give participants ideas and inspiration to adapt their Sport, Physical Activity and Physical Education sessions to make them more accessible and inclusive for children and adults with disabilities.

This course has been designed for a range of audiences including National Governing Bodies, Coaches,Sports Development Officers, Volunteers, Principals, Teachers, SNAs, Administrative staff, Leisure Personnel, Parents or anyone who has an interest in making sport accessible for all!

Participants will:

  • Know and understand the different disability types. disability etiquette and the pathways to participation for people with disabilities
  • Develop confidence and competence to adapt skills, activities and games to make them more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities
  • Participate in a range of adapted activities that promote inclusion

On completion of this course all participants will receive:

  • A Disability Inclusion Training Certificate of Completion from Coaching Ireland and the CARA National Adapted Physical Activity Centre
  • A Resource Pack including an informative support manual along with a pack of skill, warm up and games resource cards

Theory Module includes:

  • Perceptions and experience
  • Disability awareness
  • Barriers and potential solutions to participation
  • An introduction to the inclusion spectrum
  • Where to go for further support and opportunities

Practical Module covers:

  • Principles of adapting (TREE Concept)
  • How to adapt activities to promote inclusion
  • How to create a strategy for the inclusion of all within your session whatever their ability level
  • How to develop fun warm up activities, games and specific sports ideas to ensure coaching methods and delivery style provide maximum participation for all ability levels


Kind Regards

Phena O'Connor|Sports Inclusion Disability Officer|Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership.
County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
T +353 1 271 9506| F +353 1 205 4749| E

Blue way Kayak Trails Day 11th October 2014

The Blue way Kayak Trails Day is just over a week away. For those who wish to join but may not have their own gear Canoeing Ireland and Irish Canoe Trails are offering free rental of gear along with guidance on the day.

No experience necessary and spaces are limited

Follow the link for registration and gear rental