April 2016

Junior Liffey Descent Rescue

Help give the youth of the paddlesports community a fantastic day out by supporting rescue at this years Junior Liffey Descent on Saturday the 14th May 2016.

Register below if you are available to help out on the day.

Job Advert Canoeing Ireland Recruiting a Senior Instructor

Canoeing Ireland are recruiting a Senior Instructor to develop participation through the Canoeing Ireland Training Centre and increase quantity, quality and diversity of courses offered by Canoeing Ireland.

Job Specification and Details can be found here.

Interested applicants should send a CV and Cover Letter by email to office@canoe.ie or by post to CEO, Canoeing Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Application process will close at 5pm on Tuesday 10th of May 2016.


Fantastic result at the Scandinavian Champs – Michael Fitzsimons

Fantastic result at the Scandinavian Champs – Michael Fitzsimons

A huge congratulations to Michael Fitzsimon who spent the weekend mixing it with Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finlands best at the Scandinavia Champs. Michael pushed World Champ Renee Poulsen all the way! Barry Watkins-Irish Sprint Kayaker was 2nd in B Final. Fantastic Result! Well done.

.Mick Fitzsimons

Junior Sponsorship Deal

 J U N I O R   S P O N S O R S H I P   D E A L


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The company AGENTO JEWELLERY (Pete Boyle) has kindly put forward a sponsorship deal for Junior Canoe Polo.

  • €30,000 over 3 year
  • €10,000 in 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • 5 clubs will receive €2000 each.


Clubs must enter 3 divisions in both the Enniskillen Junior competition (1st Saturday in August each year) and the Kilcock Junior competition (last Saturday of June each year)

Enniskillen 2016 takes place on 6th August

Kilcock 2016 takes place on 25th June.

Divisions are under 11, 14, 16 and 19. (Age on the 1st Jan in year of competition)

Hopefully in 2017 there will be a third competition.

If there are more than 5 clubs entered, the €2000 will go to the clubs with the highest points at the end of the two competitions.

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1 point for each team entered.

2 points for 5th place in division.

3 points for 4th place in division.

4 points for 3rd place in division.

6 points for 2nd place in division.

8 points for 1st place in division.

Pete Boyle and Patricia McCormack will keep records of the points system.

This sponsorship must be spent on Junior Canoe Polo.

A report on how the sponsorship is spent is a requirement of accepting the grant.

DESIGN THE GATE – Win 3000 Euros

DESIGN THE GATE – Win 3000 Euros

3,000 Euros per project selected 1mechanical and 1 electronic / Total budget: 6000 Euros

Competition to design and construct a Canoe Slalom Gate

The ICF is calling for designs and models for new Canoe Slalom Gates that would allow the audience and spectators to clearly understand touches by athletes.  The design of the Gate should easily demonstrate when a touch is made by an athlete.  The goal is to further enhance Sport presentation at our events.

The gate design can be electronic or mechanical in nature.
The Gate system should be usable for all levels of Canoe Slalom competition.

The ICF will award one (1) cash prize to the selected design for electronic gate and one (1) cash prize for the selected design for mechanical gate, plus further help in construction for the selected projects for making a prototype.

The competition is open to fans, athletes, coaches, national federations and companies related to canoeing.  You can apply by email to info@canoeicf.com.

The ICF will accept drawings, videos, sketches and powerpoint presentations of potential designs.

The ICF is expecting from the bidders the following information:

  • Description of the concept
  • Drawing  – principle scheme
  • Mechanical or electronic layout
  • Estimated budget for fabrication

Deadline for submissions is 1st July 2016.

The ICF Canoe Slalom Technical Committee and ICF Vice President and Three times Olympic Gold Medallist Tony Estanguet will be the judges for the design competition.

Note: ICF reserves the right to select components of each entry and use the designs in whichever format it deems appropriate.  Recognition will be given to those parties from which any use of novel or innovative ideas are taken.

New Blueway 10k Partner Workshop Dates

New Blueway 10K Workshop Dates confirmed for Blueway 10K Activity Partners who wish to deliver the Blueway 10k programme.  This workshop is designed for any instructors or coaches who want some support in delivering Blueway 10K or who just want an opportunity to upskill their forward stroke.

Dublin Blueway 10K Workshop in the Canoeing Ireland Training Centre on Tuesday the 26th April 2016 – sign up here

Limerick Blueway 10K Workshop in the UL boat house (TBC) on the 4th May 2016 – sign up here

Click here for more information

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