A busy weekend for Junior Canoe Polo

A busy weekend for Junior Canoe Polo.

Canoe Polo Junior Development days bring together children from 8 to 18 years of age,   grouped into beginner, intermediate and advanced players.   Its all part of a determined effort grow their discipline at Junior level through fun and learning, and it seems to be working.

This weekend saw 50 Juniors in the newly developed Mullingar Harbour Canoe Polo center.   Three lead coaches took beginners (Michelle Power), intermediate (Reno Insoda) and advanced (Conor Lane) and while it looked like a lot was being learned, there were smiles everywhere, and somehow the sun kept shining.  Our own CEO Moira Aston had a great time watching, learning about Polo and meeting the team.

For some of the participants as young as 8 it was their first time in a Kayak, with 12 of them already signed up for a beginners course in Mullingar Harbour in May.    A great buzz at this beautiful central location – there were children from Galway, Kilkenny, Wildwater Kayak Club, Tullamore, Kilcock and of course Mullingar.

If any club wants to get involved in this great initiative, give the team a shout on develop@canoepolo.ie or just message their page @CanoePoloIreland.

Flow State Issue 3

We have lift off!!

We hope you enjoy the third and final edition of Flow State for 2018. Share it far and wide! Thanks again for all the contributions from across the sport.
Have a great weekend and a very merry Christmas from everyone in Canoeing Ireland. Read more

Defence Forces Canoe Polo Competition 2018

The Defence Forces Canoe Polo Competition is back for 2018!!!!
The Competition will be on the 13th-14th of January in the Curragh Camp Swimming Polo.

Entries are now open on canoepolo.ie
They are running divisions in D1/2 and Div3
Limited Spaces Available.

Please visit the below link for all the information and to enter.


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

Kilcock Junior Canoe Polo competition

Kilcock Junior Canoe Polo competition:

Teams at Under 12, 14, 16 and 19 participated.

It was well attended with teams from Istolong, Belfast, Wild Water Kayak Club, Kilkenny, Galway  and Kilcock attending.

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