Dear Members,

With so many great events happening at the moment from so many clubs and a huge variety of disciplines, we would like to issue a big thank you to all the coaches and volunteers and especially the participants who are out helping and participating every weekend, good time had by all!

What a great weekend just gone for Canoeing Ireland:-

We had the Canoe Polo “Under 21 development team” selections in Kilcock, Co. Kildare while the Slalom Development Squad were training on the Lucan sluice, Lucan, Co. Dublin. It was great to see our Junior and U23 Squad coach, Olympian  Eoin Rheinish out working with the squad on sluice.

Office News:-

Benny Cullen, our Development Officer is away in Italy this week running Level 5 kayak skills training courses and level 5 kayak skills assessments, by all accounts water levels are good( so much so “his phone got water logged” or so he tells us).

Coming up….:-

The Junior Liffey Descent 2015 kayak race is on this saturday, this 11.5Km race consists of 4 weirs and 1 portage. It starts at Salmon Leap Canoe Club, Leixlip, Co. Kildare and finishes at the Canoeing Ireland training centre in Strawberry beds, Chapalizod, Dublin.

Come one, come all, this is a flagship event for Junior kayakers and a great spectacle from start to finish.

Why not drop along to show your support for all of the juniors racing from around the country. If you’re free on the day and can give a hand, rescue, Marshal, do boat check, etc, please contact the office: and let us know. We would ask all drivers along the route to be careful as there will be a lot of pedestrians, especially around Lucan sluice, Lucan, Wrens nest and around the training centre. Please car pool where possible. We would ask that you also respect other road users especially with parking in and around the Training Centre, Strawberry beds, Chapelizod, Dublin.

On a final note:-

Pat O Leary has made the final of the Paracanoe World cup race in Duisburg Germany, Also at this event is Jenny Egan back racing after her Bronze Medal at the European Champs a few weeks back.

Full live results can be found here

That’s all for now….chat next week…