What a great event the 2024 series has been, with strong numbers in both the boys and girls racing the event continues to grow. In this the 8th year of the event we saw new personal bests and exciting sprint finishes across all the classes of the series. We saw some fast, exciting and tactical racing by all. The racing across the series took place at Salmon Leap CC on a 2.5km lap repeated twice, and then an individual time trial which took place at Pikes Bridge, Maynooth on the Royal Canal. This course consists of 2.5km straight with a turn around the island at the halfway point the 5k in the harbor in Maynooth and back to Pikes Bridge. With points being earned throughout the series, the paddlers with the most amount of points in U23, U18, U16, U14, U12 and for novices 2.5km classes won the goodies. These are kindly supported by the event sponsors Jantex Paddles and Nelo Kayaks who continue to support the event with amazing prizes. Thank you to Jantex and Nelo for supporting the development of U23 paddling here in Ireland. We must also thank Esmark Finch for their stickers for the event that help make time keeping a lot easier. The event had a 45/55 split of girls/boys racing, this is a credit to the work going in by all clubs to develop girls getting involved in canoe sports. With multiple clubs attending this series – namely Belfast, Celbridge, Malahide, Thomastown and Salmon Leap it really was one of the best yet. Special thank you to everyone who travelled to support the event, the parents around the series that help create an exciting atmosphere to be a part of. Lastly thank you to Salmon Leap CC and Waterways Ireland for allowing the event to take place on your venues. We look forward to seeing you all again next year for some more exciting racing.


Boys 1st Paul Donnellan, 2nd Finn Harris, 3rd Ben Higgins.

Girls 1st Eabha Ni Drisceoil


Boys 1st Sean Butterly, 2nd Conor Donnellan, 3rd Luca Clancy

Girls 1st Lucy Cullen, 2nd Orla Glennon, 3rd Aoibhe Shannon



Boys 1st Sean Smyth, 2nd Sean Noud, 3rd Liam Durkan

Girls 1st Sadb Shannon, 2nd Emma O’Halloran, 3rd Claire Guest



Boys 1st Tom Kenny

Girls 1st Emily Donnellan, 2nd Caoilin Caffery, 3rd Eabha Smyth.


Boys 1st Ethan Noud


Boys 1st Charlie Grey

Girls 1st Alia Harris

The fastest junior Boy and Girl are awarded a trophy for the fastest time recorded in the individual
time trial event, this year the fastest times recorded were by:
Junior Boy. Sean Butterly
Junior Girl. Lucy Cullen