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Jenny Egan 3rd in heats of K1 200m, Tom Brennan 5th in heats of K1 200m both qualified for Semi Final Canoe Sprint Ireland Canoeing IrelandOlympic Council of Ireland.

Pat O’Leary raced earlier today coming in 9th in the final.


Good morning at the world sprint champs for all our competitors – they made it through to the semi-finals Jenny Egan 5th K1 500m: Barry Watkins 5th K1 1000m, Peter Egan and Simas Debrovolkis 5th K2 200M, Andrzej Jerierski 5 C1 200m, Semifinals this afternoon

Sprint Results Barry Watkins


Tom Brennan became the fastest man in Ireland makes the A final at the u23 worlds! BOOM 👊🍀💪

 Tom Brennan Fastest man in ireland

Canoe Sprint Ireland and CANI

All Ireland Sprint Championships 2015


Date:    Saturday 29th August 2015.

Venue:  Lough Rinn Canoeing/Rowing Regatta Centre, Mohill, Co.Leitrim

(Salmon Leap Canoe Club hold LD ranking race on Sunday 30th August at the venue)

Events: K1/C1 1000m&200m    K2/C2 200m&500m   K4 1000m


Senior Men/Women, ParaCanoe, Masters (35+),U-23 M&F,U-18 M&F,U-15 M&F

U-14 Open Guppies/Lightning’s (or other kayaks max. length 4.2m) over 200/500m

K4 Open mixed with 1 Senior/U23, Junior, Master, and Female per crew to provide equal crews where possible. Clubs may enter as many crews as possible and combine clubs.


Entry Fee:  Unlimited event entry all in fee: Juniors €15, Seniors €25 to be paid with entry. Late entry fee €5 per person

Payment by PayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/ie/webapps/mpp/home click send from drop down menu. Enter canoesprintireland@gmail.com and enter amount. Pay by credit card or PayPal account, make sure you use a reference.


Event Details:  ICF standard Canoe Sprint 9 lane regatta course.

K1 heats will be open and may be seeded for all classes (males, females, juniors) combined based on past history, performance, etc., at the organiser’s discretion.

Times will determine qualification to Finals.

Closing date for entries is Tuesday 25th August

Complete Google Docs entry form at :  http://goo.gl/forms/kVkqr4giYf

We are also looking for volunteers and more sponsors to help out on the day.

Please contact canoesprintireland@gmail, performance@cani.org.uk, or David Pringle 0872480055 if you are willing to help.

Racing Notes for Clubs:


  • All K boats must comply with ICF rules regarding boat weight standards ie 12 kg for K1 and 18 kg for K2.
  • Clubs should nominate a Team Leader for the regatta who can liaise with the race organisers. There will be a team leaders meeting at 9:30am on Saturday at the regatta course. All paddlers should be on site by 10.00.
  • The timetable is very tight so please make sure that all paddlers and crews arrive at the start line in good time (at least 5 minutes) before their race is due to start.

The starter will not wait if paddlers are not in the start area when called.

  • All athletes should wear their club colours and all boats should have race numbers
  • Closing date for entries is Tuesday 25th August – please make sure that your club entries arrive in good time.
  • National Sprint Championship titles will be awarded to the first Irish paddler both male and female in the K1 class 1000m, 200m and K2/K4 Class finals – see below.
  • Entries will also be accepted in the K boat classes from paddlers who wish to paddle other types of boats eg sea-boats, down river or wild water boats, provided they do not exceed maximum length for K1 of 5.2m or for K2 of 6.5m and exceed the minimum weight.
  • Lightnings/Guppies will be used by multiple paddlers and must be returned immediately after use.
  • Please wear club colours/tracksuits for medal ceremony’s which will take place throughout the day.



A week-long training camp is under way in Krakow, Poland in preparation for the Junior / U23 European Slalom Championships which kick off there from 26th – 30th of this month. The team is:

K1M U23 Sam Curtis, Elliott Davidson and Cade Ryan
K1M Jun Noel Hendrick, Ali McCreery and Daragh Bergin
K1W U23 Aisling Conlan and Sarah McDonagh
K1W Jun Ciara Farrell
C1M U23 Liam Jegou and Jake Cochrane
C1M Jun Robert Hendrick
C1W Jun Caoimhe O’Ferrall
C2 Jun Robert and Noel Hendrick

The team is managed by Ciaran Farrell and coaching support is provided by Eoin Rheinisch, Marc Jegou and Matt McKnight.



Lower Liffey ranking race

Blurb from Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club’s race on Wednesday 19th August.

“Great race tonight, looked like over 80 boats on water, special thanks to Ken Boland, Alex McClure, Niall Boland on the bank and to Pat Boyd, Peter Walsh, Charlie Buckley, Frank Murphy, Paul Murphy, Peter Lazarus and Frank and Mary Blanche. Big thanks to all club leaders from Laoise, Thomastown and Clonmel for bringing so many paddlers, it was a great evening. Thanks also to prize sponsors Zuni Kilkenny, Padmore & Barnes, I-Canoe and Blue Wall. Funds go to ONeill Centre.”

Junior Paddlefest:

Dear TDU members, Instructors, Coaches, Trainees and Club Secretaries

Yes it’s that time of year again, Junior Paddlefest is on the 19th and 20th September 2015.  Junior Paddlefest is now the largest Junior Kayaking Event in Europe and has won Outsider Event of the Year several times thanks to the tremendous work of the event organisers and the generous voluntary support of our network of instructors, coaches and trainees over the years.  This year we are again recruiting volunteers and asking for your help to continue the massive success of this event by repeating the fantastic sessions that make the event so unique and entertaining for the kids who take part.

This event is a great opportunity for trainee instructors and coaches to log a large number of hours with a great variety of qualified individuals over a short 2 day period.

If you are available and interested in helping out please fill out the volunteer registration form by going to the following link:https://www.canoe.ie/junior-paddlefest-volunteer-recruitment and we will send on all of the final details closer to the event.  This event is a great opportunity for trainee instructors and coaches to log hours and gain experience.

Please note that volunteers must make their own accommodation arrangements with the Hidden Valley campsite if staying overnight, www.irelandholidaypark.com .

Thanks for your help and support.

Liffey Descent:

The 1st of September is fast approaching which means the late entry fees will apply to your 2015 Liffey descent entry. Make sure to get your application into the Liffey Descent committee on liffeydescent@canoe.ie or post your application to Canoeing Ireland, Irish Sports HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.



polo junior sponsorship

The Shannon sprint kayak challenge:

The Shannon has always attracted paddlers from near and far. With the ongoing Blueways Ireland developments on the Shannon by Waterways Ireland it is inspiring to see and hear of the river being used more and more. Thanks to David Horkan from Paddle & Pedal there is now an official Shannon record and a challenge for people to conquer. A great expedition and super write up below.