Congratulations to Phoenix Kayak Club from Cork who were crowned the 2016 Canoeing Ireland Club Champions!


Thank you to everyone who took part in this years club championships in Cloondara Co Longford.  Well done to everyone who took part  in the 2016 Club Championships to help build points for your clubs entry, the competition was exceptionally tight this year with Phoenix Kayak Club taking the win by a narrow margin closely followed by Wild Water Kayak Club in 2nd place and Ribbontail hot on their heals in 3rd.

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We’d like to say a big thanks to Waterways Ireland for their continued support and I-Canoe for coming down over the weekend and giving up some great spot prizes for participants.  We’d also like to say a huge thanks to the discipline committees and volunteers who helped at this years club champs in Cloondara.  We were humbled by the level of commitment and dedication they showed our sport over the weekend.  It was a pleasure to work with all of you to deliver another great event and despite the pressure and tight deadlines everyone had a smile on their face and a level of mutual respect that any sport would be proud of.  Our sport would be really lost without great people like this, they are the back bone of Canoeing in Ireland, so thank you.

DSC06785The club championships was a huge success again this year with over 140 participants taking part in the 7 competitive disciplines of Canoeing.  It was fantastic and particularly inspiring to see so many 10-14 year olds at this year’s event.  We also introduced over 50 new local people to the sport of Canoeing during the taster sessions we ran out of the harbour over the weekend. The local commerce, Waterways Ireland, Longford County Council and the local community were delighted to meet a group of such nice people and we’re all very happy and impressed with the weekend.


Waterways Ireland and Longford County Council were so impressed with the level of activity and the amazing positive atmosphere that Canoeing brought to Cloondara over the weekend that they have committed to investing more funding and resources into the local area to develop Canoeing with potential for improvement works on the Camlin River Channel for Slalom, WWR and Freestyle.

_DSC0009There is also a refurbished lock keepers cottage in Cloondara which Waterways Ireland are hoping some local Canoeing enthusiasts might be interested in taking over to set up a Canoe Club in the area.  Hopefully the Club Champs and the taster sessions will have helped to plant a bit of a seed of activity at a local level to make use of this great offer.  If you are interested in finding out more about it please contact


Please find detailed results for the 2016 ClubChamps below.

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