September 2015

Notice of green dye on the Liffey River

To all the Liffey paddlers,
Canoeing Ireland have been informed by the Leixlip waste water plant that they are doing testing today on the system and there will be green dye flowing down the Liffey River over the next few hours. The dye will be well diluted by the time it flows past the training centre and it is safe to be in the water with.

2015 Junior Paddlefest Gear Collection

Junior Paddlefest would not be possible with out the incredible support of the volunteer instructors and coaches but also the incredible generosity people demonstrate in lending equipment to the event for the weekend. As the juniors who take part in the event don’t have boats for every discipline available over 300 boats are required to successfully run the event.

Canoeing Ireland Kayak

As you can imagine the recruitment and coordination of 300 boats is a logistical challenge each year. In an attempt to simplify the logistics involved for the voluntary event organisers we have put together this form is to record gear which clubs, businesses and individuals intend to bring and loan to Junior Paddlefest 2015 participants on the 19th & 20th September 2015.

If you can bring some gear to lend to Junior Paddlefest 2015 please fill out the details below and we will be in touch in the week running up to the event to let you know if the equipment will be needed.

If everyone could fill out this form, even if you have spoken with the event organisers directly, it will help to keep the logistics as simple as possible over the course of the weekend and ensure that all the gear that is brought down is put to good use.

Also remember that you can sign up to volunteer or help out over the weekend here.

Volunteer Support Programme

The Irish Sports Council have now created our Volunteer Support Programme schedule and all courses/seminars are live for registration.

As you can imagine it has been a difficult task to meet everyone’s needs regarding courses and locations.  In an attempt to address these Regional needs The Irish Sports Council have created the following schedule:

In keeping with volunteers’ busy schedules the courses are predominantly half day courses with the majority scheduled on Saturdays. There is no limit to the number of courses an individual can attend nor is there a minimum requirement. Volunteers are responsible for booking themselves on to all course offerings via the relevant booking links.

Please note there is no cost to volunteers for attending this training.

I would ask that you all circulate this email to all relevant sports clubs in your County at your earliest convenience as spaces are limited on each course. Please feel free to post the above link to the training courses on any relevant social media platforms. It is anticipated that the Volunteer Support Programme will run again in 2016, in that regard we may consider running courses in additional or alternative locations next year.

If you require any further information on the Programme, please contact Aoife Brennan, The Irish Sports Council on 01 8608800.

Closing date for the Liffey Descent entries

The closing date to enter the 56th Liffey Descent race is fast approaching. Please see here for the form:
Please email all applications to
The Closing date for all entry forms still holds at the 16th September.

Taxi drivers paddle from Ireland to Scotland

Taxi drivers paddled from Ireland to Scotland on Sit on tops last week to raise funds for the annual “special children’s day out” convoy of taxis running through the city centre at noon yesterday, even the lord mayor turned up.

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Irish canoe slalom team at Lee Valley World Championships

A bitter disappointment yesterday for Hannah Craig after having missed out on 16th place and semi-final qualification in Run 1 by one pole touch.

The World Championships and Olympic Qualifier started today at 11.07 for Liam Jegou and the rest of the team will be racing tomorrow.

IRish Slalom team Lee Valley

For Live feeds see below:

Slalom World Championships, London September 16-20th 2015

The 2015 World Championships are now under way…… Best of luck to the entire Team!

Hannah Craig, Aisling Conlan, Caoimhe O’Ferrall, Jake Cochrane, Liam Jegou, Sam Curtis, Elliott Davidson and Cade Ryan.  You can follow the event on    IRish Slalom team Lee Valley


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