December 2018

Canoeing Ireland’s Christmas Message from the Board- 2018

Christmas Message from the Board

On behalf of the Board of Canoeing Ireland, we would like to take this opportunity to wish our members, clubs, paddlers, volunteers, athletes, coaches, staff and stakeholders a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

As another busy year comes to a close, we can look back and be proud of all our achievements in 2018.

It has been a strong year of positive change with good progress made in delivering our ambitious strategic plan, implementing additional resources and seeing a continued growth in members and clubs. We especially thank Paddy Boyd whose leadership has helped transform Canoeing Ireland during his tenure as Interim CEO and we wish him all the success as he moves to new ventures. We welcome Moira Aston as the new CEO and the Board look forward to working with her in this challenging and exciting role.  

2018 has been a year of asking and listening to what the paddling community want and understanding how best we as a National Governing Body can address these requirements. Communicating and consultations with our members is a priority and the Clubs and Members regional workshops held throughout the year have provided valuable insights, which are now being actioned.  Furthermore, three editions of Flowstate were published and showcase the best of what our sport is about.

We would like to congratulate all our athletes who have competed so well in all disciplines throughout the World and in particular, to those who have supported and assisted them to their success. This year has seen exceptional performances and results at International level.

As a community, we have made good progress and continue to develop for the better. 2019 will bring new challenges, but equally new possibilities.  The Board look forward to embracing these opportunities in a year that will see the 60th anniversary of the Liffey Descent.   

Very best wishes for the festive season, enjoy the water and safe paddling.

Brian Ogilvie

Honorary Secretary

Flow State Issue 3

We have lift off!!

We hope you enjoy the third and final edition of Flow State for 2018. Share it far and wide! Thanks again for all the contributions from across the sport.
Have a great weekend and a very merry Christmas from everyone in Canoeing Ireland.

Flowstate Issue 3

Canoeing Ireland Awards Gala

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Canoeing Ireland are delighted to announce that our Inaugural Awards Gala will take place on the 26th January 2019 at the Lucan Spa Hotel, Co. Dublin.

The awards will recognise the amazing work done by clubs, volunteers and athletes throughout the year of 2018.

The awards categories are as follows;

Club Volunteer of the Year 2018
The volunteer of the year can be anyone within a club environment, an ordinary member, a coach, an assistant, a parent, a supporter.  This award recognises volunteers for their outstanding contributions to canoeing and kayaking activities at Canoeing Ireland member clubs. The contribution can be related to activities by the candidate over a period of years or to a specific event or program during a particular year. The award cannot be awarded to a current employee of Canoeing Ireland.
A panel of independent adjudicators will decide the winner of this award.

Athlete of the Year 2018
Each of the 7 competitive disciplines will have the following categories;
Best Senior Male
Best Senior Female
Best Junior Male
Best Junior Female
The athlete of the year award will be based on results and performances of 2018. Nominees will only be accepted from the discipline committees and/or national coach.

Community Impact Award
This is based on the give-back to the local community from a Canoeing Ireland club.   Example – Charity event for a local good cause, participation programmes for disadvantaged areas, inclusion programmes.
Clubs can nominate themselves,  but they will have to make their case.
The Board of Canoeing Ireland will adjudicate on this award

Best Event of 2018
Every Canoeing Ireland member is free to nominate a canoeing/kayaking event. Members are asked to nominate their favourite event of 2018!
This award will be decided on via an online public poll

Best Team of 2018 (Perpetual Award)
Dedicated to our team sports; This award recognises outstanding achievements made by our teams. Club teams and/or national teams can be included in the nominations. One team will be selected based on their achievements of 2018.
This award will be adjudicated on by the HP Unit of Canoeing Ireland.

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