2023 Junior & U23 5k series is off to a perfect start with a great level of participation as well as the expected high level of racing. As we have a break at the half way point we can recap on the exciting racing seen so far with some special performances  in all age categories.  A big thank you to everyone who is supporting the series and making the effort to travel from near and far.

There truly has been some great racing in every single category, what has been really exciting is the novice race 2.5km.  This has been a huge hit with younger boys and girls and it has been great to see them enjoying themselves in this distance. The current standings at the halfway point can be seen below. The overall winner of the series will be crowned after the last 3 races of the season, with the paddler with the highest points total being crowned the winner –

U23 Mens

  • 1st. Paul Donnellan 39 points
  • 2nd. Eavan O’Keeffe 20 points

U18 Boys

  • 1st. Ben Higgins 40 points
  • 2nd. Joint Luca Clancy and Finn Harris both 36 points
  • 3rd. Sean Durkan 34 points

U18 Girls

  • 1st. Kate O’Halloran


  • 2nd. Jennifer Guest 38 points
  • 3rd. Orla Glennon 18 points

U16 Boys

  • 1st. Joint Conor Donnellan and Noah Harris both

    39 points.

  • 2nd. Daibhi Reynolds 36 points
  • 3rd. Sean Smyth 34 points

U16 Girls

  • 1st. Emma O’Halloran 40 points

  • 2nd. Emily Roche 38 points
  • 3rd. Lucy Cullen 35 points

U14 Boys

  • 1st. Sean Noud 40 points
  • 2nd. Liam Durkan 38 points
  • 3rd. Niall Reynolds 35 points

U14 Girls

  • 1st. Eabha Smyth 39 points

  • 2nd. Joint Sita Manhon and Sadhbh Benn Scanlon 35 points
  • 3rd. Elba Bayon 20 points

2.5k Novice Race

  • 1st. Alia Harris

    40 points

  • 2nd. Joint place Ethan Noud and Cormac Benn Scanlon
  • 3rd. Joint place Oisin Iwrin and Tadgh Lee with 17 points

Thank you again to everyone supporting the series a special thank you to the sponsors who continue to understand how important junior development is to the future of the sport. But particularly to the clubs, coaches, parents and of course the athletes. Looking forward to the next few races of the 2023 series. Theres still time to enter the remaining races of the 5k series, entries can be made below –