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Recreational Representative

Recreational Representative The TDU committee will be nominating a candidate(s) for the position of Recreational Representative on the Board of Canoeing Ireland at the end of next week. If you are interested in this position please contact the TDU committee by the 5th of June at If you know someone else you think would do a good [...]

By |2015-02-10T22:57:20+00:00May 29th, 2014|TDU News|0 Comments

Devizes to Westminster: Scouts and Diabetes

The Devizes to Westminster completely shattered my youthful ideas of invincibility. It was by a long shot the most difficult challenge I have ever undertaken and even a week on I was still reeling from the swing between emotional highs and lows. The stress of last minute organisation to the excitement of finally starting off [...]

By |2020-01-27T10:59:08+00:00May 24th, 2014|Marathon, TDU Featured, TDU News|0 Comments

Chairperson and Treasurer Elected at SGM

The TDU Special General Meeting was held tonight (20th of May at 20:00). Patrick McCormack was elected as Chairperson and Neal Kelly was elected as Treasurer. Congratulations and best of luck to Paddy and Neal in their roles for the rest of the year. If you would like to get involved in the TDU committee [...]

By |2015-02-10T22:57:46+00:00May 20th, 2014|TDU News|0 Comments

St. Michael’s Youth Project: Crossing the Irish Sea

The first time I heard about St. Michael's Youth Project and their kayaking program was a few weeks ago when the TDU newsletter came out. The second time was when a Facebook post about gear that was taken from their centre in Inchicore went viral on irish kayaking groups and pages. What I didn't know [...]

By |2020-01-27T10:59:05+00:00May 13th, 2014|TDU Featured, TDU News|0 Comments

Devizes to Westminster: Couch to Canoe

Part two of the series on the Devizes to Westminster race, this article was written by Dale Rothwell from Tullow Kayak Club who entered the race with his fellow club member Dermot Walsh supported by a crew of seven all from Tullow Kayak Club. Dermot and Dale had no background in marathon kayaking and devised a [...]

By |2020-01-27T10:58:45+00:00May 9th, 2014|TDU News|0 Comments

Devizes to Westminster: Going Solo

This is the first instalment of a series of articles about irish kayakers who have competed in the Devizes to Westminster, a 201km canoe race held in the UK. This article was written by Olivia Murphy who has been involved in marathon paddling for over ten years and entered the race on her own. Read [...]

By |2020-01-27T10:58:44+00:00May 5th, 2014|TDU News|0 Comments

Assimilation of kayaking awards from before 1998

Due to a recent surge in enquiries about kayaking awards given before 1998 the TDU committee has drafted the following guidelines for equivalence and assimilation. Prior to 1998 there was a variety of instructor or similar awards in Canoeing Ireland (the Irish Canoe Union as it was then) or Scouting Ireland. In 1998 the ICU [...]

By |2015-02-10T22:58:39+00:00April 30th, 2014|TDU News|0 Comments

TDU SGM to take place on the 20th of May

Paul Donnelly has stepped down as chairperson of the TDU due to other commitments. The committee would like to wish him the best on his endeavours. The TDU committee at present is: Chairperson - not filled Secretary - Kieran McKevitt Treasurer - not filled Safety Officer - Paul Norris Kayak Officer - Laura Griffin Sea [...]

By |2020-01-27T10:58:46+00:00April 29th, 2014|TDU News|0 Comments

Club Championships River Safety and Rescue Weekend

 By Maryanne Doyle, UCD Canoe Club, TDU Clubs Officer On the 5th and 6th of April the TDU Committee organised a weekend of river safety and rescue training as part of the training series leading up to the Club Championships. Although there is no formal safety and rescue event as part of the Club Champs [...]

By |2020-01-27T10:58:43+00:00April 14th, 2014| News|0 Comments

First TDU Newsletter of 2014

The new issue of the TDU newsletter is out! Write an article and win a prize... Ever thought of writing an article for the TDU newsletter? This issue features nine articles written by paddlers of all ages and stages from a variety of different clubs on everything from learning to roll, a club boatercross and considering [...]

By |2020-01-27T10:58:46+00:00April 14th, 2014|Committee News, Newsletter, TDU Featured, TDU News|0 Comments
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