November 2015

Peter Egan wins his 7th Coiste Siamsa Garda Sports Award


Garda Peter Egan a member of the Salmon Leap Canoe Club, Leixlip, County Kildare and stationed at Tallaght Garda station, which took place at a function held in Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney on Friday the 20th of November.

The awards are sponsored by St. Raphael’s Garda Credit Union.

Peter Egan won the three national titles in 2015.




He also reached a semi-final at the Inaugural European Games in June which

were held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

He was also a semi-finalist at the World Sprint Championships in Milan, Italy in August.

Among the other award winners were Olympian boxer Adam Nolan and Niamh Briggs captain of the Irish Women’s Rugby Team.

The selection panel was chaired by Alan Quinlan, former Ireland and Munster rugby legend.

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan presented the awards.

Peter Egan

The picture above shows from left to right — Alan Quinlan, Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan and Peter Egan.


EAST COAST CLUB have arranged for Tara Mulvaney of the SVALBARD CIRCUMNAV fame

to come over to Dublin and give us a talk and slide show

Date Nov 25th

Venue Great Outdoors , Chapham Street, Off Grafton Street, Dublin

Cover charge €5 per head – pay at the door.

Svalbard talk

Eddie O’Shea is co-ordinating the arrangements and will get the details out soon.

Operation Transformation 2016 – Information Evening – Please note change of date and location

Operation Transformation will hit the TV screens again at the start of January and groups around the country will be looking to promote community fitness and wellbeing.
South Dublin County Sports Partnership has previously supported schools, clubs and community groups in this regard with free walk leader training, PR and health information material over the duration of the programme.

We are holding an information evening for schools, clubs and groups on Wednesday, 18th November at 8pm in Round Towers GAA Club, Convent Road, Clondalkin.

At the meeting representatives from the club will outline the very successful programme they put in place in January 2015 with the support of South Dublin County Council and South Dublin County Sports Partnership.  A walk leader will outline the free walk leader training we have provided to school parents under our Active School Parents programme.  We are expanding this to volunteers in clubs and groups in 2016.

This event is ideal starting point for your volunteer leaders to plan for Operation Transformation 2016.
I would be grateful if you could distribute this information to your respected contacts (parents, coaches, administrators) and if they could confirm if attending by Friday, 13th November. Please email or text your name and organisation to 086 0441071.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards


Tracey Kelly | A/Local Sports Administrator

South Dublin County Sports Partnership | Community Services Department

South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24

T +353 1 414 9270 | EXT 2678| Mob: 086 0082699

Danish Level 3 Sea Kayak Instructor CPD Workshop

Dear Irish Level 3 Sea Kayak Instructors,

You are invited to join the sea kayak assessor assembly in Denmark, hosted by the Danish Canoe Federation.


Object: To benchmark the EPP level three and discuss ‘the good assessment’.

Date: November 20.-22. 2015

Place: Valdemars Slot (Valdemar Castle), Slotsalléen 100, Troense, DK-5700 Svendborg LINK to map.

We will be able to provide you with accommodation and boat/gear.

Program – (changes can occur):


16:00 Signing in. If the weather is nice go for a paddle.
20:00 Introduction to the weekend


7:00 Yoga for the early birds (Pernille Svendsen)
7:30 Breakfast
8:30 Welcome and news from the Danish federation (DKF)
9:00 Introduction to the EPP 3 assessment (with ginnypigs) (Morten Nilsson)
9:30 Prepare in groups
10:30 Assessment workshop starts
Lunch (on/by the water)
16:30 Workshops ends
18:00 Speakers corner – small talks of interest to the group
19:00 Dinner


7:00 Yoga for the early birds (Pernille Svendsen)
7:30 Breakfast
8:30 More news from DKF
9:30 Benny Cullen – ‘Skypetalk’ and debate
10:30 Summing up Saturdays assessment and talk about the EPP level three
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Program to come
16:00 Cleaning the facilities, evaluation and farewell

We know it’s a bit late in the process, but we will be more than happy to see you.

Hurry up and
send us an email: or
call if you have any questions +45 27730160

On behalf of DKF

Malene Hjorth

Coaching Ireland Tutor Training

The 2016 Tutor Training Registration will close on November 27th 2015.   

Coaching Ireland Tutor Training will take place on the following dates in 2016

Weekend 1 Jan 16th – 17th Coaching Ireland – Limerick
Weekend 2 Feb 13th – 14th Coaching Ireland – Limerick
Weekend 3 Mar 5th – 6st Coaching Ireland – Limerick
Weekend 4 April 2nd – 3rd Coaching Ireland – Limerick
Weekend 5 Apr 16th – 17th Coaching Ireland – Limerick

Interested candidates should complete the Tutor Training Nomination form and return it by email to by 25th November, or post to Canoeing Ireland.  Section 1 must be completed by the candidate and Section 2 must be completed by the NGB.  Both sections must be completed prior to submission to Coaching Ireland.

The cost of the course is €1,000 per candidate, however Canoeing Ireland provide a €500 subsidy for the first four successful course applicants.

Application pre-requirements are explained below.

Pathway to becoming a Canoeing Ireland Tutor

Instructors who wish to be nominated for Tutor training must fulfil the following criteria:

Have an instructor or coach qualification at intermediate level – Minimum Level 3 Instructor or Level 2 Coach

Be an active Instructor or Coach for a minimum of 6 years

Have completed Instructor or Coach Training Panel registration criteria (see below)

Complete the Tutor Nomination form

Be nominated by Canoeing Ireland

Panel Membership Procedure

For those wishing to become a member of either a Trainer Panel or an Assessor Panel there is a procedure to follow which is outlined below.

Firstly identify the type of course you would like to train or assess for and then follow these three steps.

Attend as an observer on one training course or assessment given by a current panel member who signs the panel application confirming your attendance.

Attend as an assistant on one training course or assessment given by a current panel member who determines whether to recommend you for panel membership. The Tutor or assessment organiser may recommend that you gain further experience before recommending you for panel membership.

Forward the Panel application for consideration to the Training and Development Committee.  Following successful consideration, an applicant will be registered on the panel database.


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