NOTICE of Freestyle Kayaking Annual Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting (“AM”) of Irish Freestyle Kayaking Committee will be held via online meeting on Tuesday 23rd January 2024.

People registered with Canoeing Ireland are eligible to attend and vote. A link will follow prior to AM to register to attend.

Motions & Nominations for Committee positions, should be submitted by Canoeing Ireland members, who are eligible to vote at an annual meeting, to the Freestyle Committee at least 14 days before AM. To be submitted by 2024 to – by 9th January 2024 The positions available are –

  • Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Competitions Officer/PRO
  • Training and Development Officer
  • Women and Junior Officer
  • Whitewater League Officer

Attached below are the Accounts, Nomination form and relevant documents for the 2024 AM, if you have any queries, they must be submitted 14 days prior to the AGM – by 9th January 2024.

The Committee positions are currently filled by –

  • Chairperson – Paul Purcell
  • Secretary – Robert Kierans
  • Treasurer – Rory O’Raghallaidh
  • Competitions Officer/PRO – Billy Brett
  • Training and Development Officer – Niamh Cleary & David McClure
  • Women and Junior Officer – Aoife Hanrahan
  • Whitewater League Officer – Theo Baker
  • Supporting members – Cathal Kelly, Robbie O’Shea, James O’Connor, Barry Loughnane


  • Chairmans address
  • Treasurers report
  • Election of Committee
  • Meeting close

Nominations (Updated 22/01/2024)

  • Treasurer: Sean Kearney
  • Competitions Officer/PRO: Eidin Dowling
  • Secretary: Brian Ogilvie
  • Women and Junior Officer: Rory Kearney
  • Chairperson: Gus Kearney

Motions (Updated 22/01/2024)

  1. ‘Fundraising money that was intended to support the Irish freestyle squad has only been spent in part and the balance remains in the accounts. Given the money was raised through a significant amount of goodwill across two very successful events, Balto KC would like to propose a motion to use the remaining funds to support the cost of squad kit, eg tracksuits or shell tops etc at the next event that the Irish squad attends at European or world level, whichever comes first.’
  2. ‘The Women and Junior Officer position to be separated in to two separate positions.’