Noel Hendrick has just secured Irelands second Olympic quota place at the 2024 Canoe Slalom World Championships. Under enormous pressure Noel delivered his best ever World Championships performance to finish in 16th place, inside the 15 nation cut off to secure a Olympic spot in the K1M for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. This landmark performance ends Ireland drought in the K1M, with the last Irish representative being Eoin Rheinisch in London 2012. With Eoin Rheinisch having now successfully coached Noel Hendrick to this incredible performance.

In the K1 Women Ireland are also now in with a great chance of securing qualification for the Paris Games. Madison Corcoran is provisionally in line to be awarded a quota space from the 2023 European Games. Which will be decided on a countback of qualified nations from these World Championships.

Hear from Noel on the highs of qualification –