June 2017

Canoeing Ireland Board report 2017 for the 56th Annual General Meeting

Please see attached board report for the 56th Annual General Meeting for Canoeing Ireland.

Board Report to 2017 AGM

Before this Saturday 24th June 2017, please make sure you have confirmed you are a valid member of Canoeing Ireland on the Canoeing Ireland Database. This is in accordance per the Canoeing Ireland Rules book.

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World Cup no. 2 Augsburg, Germany June 23,24 & 25th 2017

The 2017 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup series starts this weekend with World Cup 1 in Prague. The very Best of Luck to Irish team athletes K1 W Aisling Conlan, K1M; Samuel Curtis, Noel Hendrick and Eoin Teague. C1M; Jake Cochrane and Robert Hendrick. The K1M heats start at 09:16am, C1M heats start at 14:50pm, Irish time Friday 16th June.


World Cup 2 is kicking off tomorrow in Augsburg and you can follow the action with results and video on the ICF website below. K1M heats start at 9:06 and 11:06 with Sam, Eoin and Oisin. K1W heats with Aisling start at 13:25 and 15:48. C1M heats are 14:33 and 16:37 with Liam, Robert and Jake. All times are Irish and we are looking forward to some great racing!! Canoeing Ireland




Official results for the Canoe Slalom WORLD CUP in AUGSBURG, 23 – 25 June 2017 , plus video highlights and athlete rankings.


Sluice Slalom Course – Training Gate Placement

Hello everyone,
We have received word that training gates are being left set for low water levels and also in position at the feature in Sluice. This is a problem for other river users and also increases the risk of further damage when there is a release. Can anyone training at Sluice please ensure that the gates are raised and moved to the side after your session. This is particularly important for the eddies at the feature itself.

Thank you and please see message received below

“To whom it concerns ( all slalom paddler’s at Sluice ) please take in the gates around the wave/hole Eddy’s after any sessions, also generally keep the poles high off the water as ALL the gates were in the water recently where someone adjusted them for a low level paddle and didn’t bother to reset than afterwards, it will only take one rouge fallen tree to do serious damage to the only serious Slalom feature we have in Southern Ireland if the poles are constantly left “LOW”

Canoeing Ireland Tutor Applications 2017

Please see below for the Canoeing Ireland Tutor Application forms for 2017.

Adv Sport Instructor Developer Training Nomination form 2017

The dates for the course are:

Instructor Developer (Tutor) training for 2017 (application form attached)

  • 30th Sept & 1st Oct,
  • 21st & 22nd Oct
  • 18th & 19th Nov
  • 9th & 10th December

Requirements needed to apply for the Tutor Training:

Tutor Qualification

Crayfish Plague – Emergency Containment Measures – River Suir & River Deel


In response to a recent outbreak of Crayfish Plague in the River Suir and River Deel, emergency disease containment measures are needed to help prevent its spread.

Crayfish Plague is a disease that kills our native White-clawed Crayfish. All crayfish that become infected will die. Crayfish Plague is easily transmitted in water or via contaminated equipment (for example on canoes, waders or nets).

Ireland holds the largest population of the White-clawed Crayfish that remains in Europe.


All water users are asked to operate a temporary ban on moving water sports and angling equipment out of the River Suir and the River Deel catchment – commencing immediately.

Water sports and angling equipment currently in use in the Suir catchment may continue to be used there; but boats or angling equipment should not be transferred out of the catchment.

Limit your activity to the river section where you normally operate, avoid moving around the catchment and follow biosecurity protocols – Check, Clean, Dry.

Source – Inter Agency response from National Parks and Wildlife Service, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, Limerick County Council, Cork County Council, Tipperary County Council, Tipperary Sports Partnership, Waterford City and County Council, Marine Institute, Local Authority Water and Communities Office, Waterways Ireland and National Biodiversity Data Centre

Irish Men’s Canoe Polo Squad Fundraising Initiative

“As part of our fund raising this year, Irish Men’s Canoe Polo Squad have entered Version 1’s Community Trust Grant scheme.

This is a vote based competition for a 5K grant that will go towards equipment, uniforms, travel and subsistence for our 2017 European Canoe Championship Campaign.

Please give us your support by voting for us at the following link :


You will be taken to Version 1’s Facebook page where you can vote for our entry directly, and see a promotional video of a squad training session!

Thanks in advance for your support!”


Paddlewest is a free event to promote canoeing and to support young people who want to try out competition paddling.  We will have 3 events of Saturday the 29th, Slalom, Polo and Sprint Racing. There will be events for all ages from U8 to U18.  On Sunday 30th there will be an open polo event for all ages and some family paddling. For further information check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paddlewestevent

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