October 2015

Grants Available for Women in Sport Funding 2015

Grants Available for Women in Sport Funding 2015

“The Women in Sport Initiative” was developed to raise overall physical activity levels among women and to support women’s roles within sports organisations.  Less than one in five Irish women came close to accumulating 30 minutes of physical activity per day, for at least five days per week, as recommended by the World Health Organisation for good health.  More than three quarters of Irish women do some recreational physical activity such as walking, swimming or aerobics, but that the majority do so with insufficient regularity or intensity of effort to meet the minimum standard.  Over 20 per cent do so little that from a health point of view they can be considered sedentary.
Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership are making grants available to all eligible local clubs, groups and community organisations that promote increased participation in recreational sport or physical activity for women.  Applications are encouraged from clubs/organisations that have the potential to increase levels and frequency of participation in recreational sport and physical activity among women in the local area, can act as showcases or successful demonstration projects that can be replicated by other clubs/organisations in the future, have the potential to develop into a sustainable, longer-term programme.


Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnerships are particularly interested in developing initiatives in designated disadvantaged areas of for minority populations or groups with special needs.


Some of the activities covered last year were Walking groups, Renew to be new Yoga Classes, and Introductory programmes to Golf and Tae Kwon Do.


Grants will be between €250 and €400 and may be allocated towards the cost of activity programmes.  The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, the 11th of November 2015, at 5pm.

Women in Sport Activity Programme 2015 Application Form

2015 Poster Women in sport

Please find application form attached. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the office at 056 7794991.


Kind regards



Michelle Grennan-Mc Williams

Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership

Johns Green House

Johns Green



t   056 7794991


f   www.facebook.com/Kilkennysports

Canoeing Ireland Online Membership Database is now Live

Canoeing Ireland are delighted to announce that Phase 1 of the Canoeing Ireland online membership database is now live in Beta form.

Members can now manage their Canoeing Ireland membership through the online Member Logon portal.

Member Logon

New members can register through their club secretaries or through the individual membership portal.

Join Canoeing Ireland

Club Secretaries can manage and renew their club registration and members through their own personal logon interface.

There is a new map of registered clubs on the website.  If your club is missing your club registration may be expired.

Club Map

The new member interface is fully responsive and looks great no matter what device your using.

A big thanks to Brendan O’Sullivan from sulware.ie and all of the office staff at Canoeing Ireland for the hard work to get Phase 1 up and running.  The first hurdle of many!  Phase 2 will include some great interface developments including online course and event registration.  Click here for a full break down of what to expect.  Much of the background work is already done we’re just ensuring all the linkages are working properly and that the functionality is up to scratch.

Paddlesurf Update 2015

Paddlesurf Ireland Irish Open, Easkey Left 2015
This years Irish Open was a great success.
The Open was held at Easkey Left, a very famous Irish Surf spot with very nice fast waves.
We ran 39 heats on the day.
There was some top class surfing, great waves and great fun.
For the event, we used the new website, www.tournr.com to do registration, payment and results. This made it really easy for us. Thank you to Chris Skardon at Tournr.
Ride Surf Kayak also sent a token for all of our juniors. Thank you Ride for supporting Juniors Surf Kayaking in Ireland.

Full results for the day can be found here:

Photo’s for the Day can be found here:

Paddlesurf Ireland @ British Open________________

Paddlesurf Ireland members, Aisling Griffin, Mike Barry and Darragh Walsh all traveled to this years Ride Surfkayaks British Open.
The competition was held at Freshwater West in Wales.
The competition was friendly, had a great atmosphere and there was excellent surfing from all competitors, making a very close competition on the day.

We had great results for Paddlesurf Ireland
Aisling Griffin took first place in both HP and IC ladies.
Mike Barry made it to Semi Finals in IC and to Quarter Finals in HP
Darragh Walsh made it to Quarter Finals in HP, an excellent result for Darragh who ‘s surfing is always improving.

It was a great event, many thanks to Tim and Kelly Thomas, and Ride Surf Kayaks for running the day, and to Chris Skardon at Tournr for providing a great entry system.

Photos can be found @



Wildwater rulebook Oct 2015 V7

Sat Oct 17th.

First Start 1:30 pm

Entries 12:30 – 1:00

Start:  Below Templemills weir.

Access from Abbey Farm estate on the Clane Road, Celbridge. Enter estate,third left and right at green.

Finish: SLCC clubhouse.

Mens WW

Junior Mens WW

Womens WW

Junior Womens WW


Junior C1


Senior Wavehopper

Junior Wavehopper.

ENTRY FEE: Senior €10   Junior €5

Info. Digger 087 8244511

Congratulations to all the clubs who received the 2015 sports capital grants

Congratulations to all the canoe and kayak clubs who were awarded a sports capital grant this year. It is great to see so many clubs being supported by the capital grant. This funding will have a huge impact at grass roots among clubs and their members.

The following Canoe and Kayak Clubs have been awarded grants:

Club Amount             
Phoenix Kayak Club €120,000.00
Cavan Canoe Club €23,678.00
12th Port, Sandycove Sea Scouts €18,842.00
Kilcullen Canoe Club €18,243.00
Galway Kayak Club €18,000.00
5th Port, Dollymount Sea Scouts €14,000.00
Laois Canoe and Kayak Club €8,000.00
Abbeyschrule Canoe Club €8,000.00
Trim Canoe Club €6,000.00
Ribbontail Canoe Club €5,000.00
Tullamore Canoe Club €3,000.00



Karl Dunne

Canoeing Ireland

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