Canoeing Ireland welcome the proposed development of the Whitewater facility at George’s Dock, Dublin City Centre. The paddlesport’s National Governing Body in their press release today stated that the course would do wonders to increase exposure of canoe and kayak sport as well as provide world class training facilities for their international athletes. Read more
On behalf of the Board of Canoeing
Ireland, we would like to take this opportunity to wish our members, clubs,
paddlers, volunteers, athletes, coaches, staff and stakeholders a Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year.
As another busy year comes to a close,
we can look back and be proud of all our achievements in 2018.
It has been a strong year of positive
change with good progress made in delivering our ambitious strategic plan, implementing
additional resources and seeing a continued growth in members and clubs. We
especially thank Paddy Boyd whose leadership has helped transform Canoeing
Ireland during his tenure as Interim CEO and we wish him all the success as he
moves to new ventures. We welcome Moira Aston as the new CEO and the Board look
forward to working with her in this challenging and exciting role.
2018 has been a year of asking and listening
to what the paddling community want and understanding how best we as a National
Governing Body can address these requirements. Communicating and consultations
with our members is a priority and the Clubs and Members regional workshops
held throughout the year have provided valuable insights, which are now being
actioned. Furthermore, three editions of
Flowstate were published and showcase the best of what our sport is about.
We would like to congratulate all our
athletes who have competed so well in all disciplines throughout the World and
in particular, to those who have supported and assisted them to their success. This
year has seen exceptional performances and results at International level.
As a community, we have made good
progress and continue to develop for the better. 2019 will bring new
challenges, but equally new possibilities. The Board look forward to embracing these
opportunities in a year that will see the 60th anniversary of the
Very best wishes for the festive season,
enjoy the water and safe paddling.
We hope you enjoy the third and final edition of Flow State for 2018. Share it far and wide! Thanks again for all the contributions from across the sport. Have a great weekend and a very merry Christmas from everyone in Canoeing Ireland.
Canoeing Ireland is deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic loss of life due to an incident on the River Roughty, Co. Kerry, yesterday afternoon. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the deceased’s family and friends at this very sad time.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors & Staff of Canoeing Ireland.
The department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine were collecting eDNA samples at the main bridge in Monasterevin (Lat and Long: +53° 8′ 16.807″,-7° 4′ 0.160″ ING ref: Easting: 262509.43, Northing: 210094.81) accompanied by NPWS rangers. While taking the water samples they spotted one live but lethargic crayfish and one freshly dead crayfish – they collected and tested the freshly dead crayfish back at the lab. This one crayfish has tested positive for Crayfish plague with a CT value of 20, which is quite a strong positive.
This result would suggest that the presence of Crayfish plague has continued to spread over the past 12 months in the Barrow catchment. The most northerly confirmed area in the Barrow catchment that I am aware of was just north of Leighlinbridge – this would have been confirmed about a year ago.
Also, in September 2017, GMIT were carrying out survey work in the Barrow catchment and only 12 crayfish were caught by sweep net at a site in Monasterevin, with a number of crayfish recordings at various sites further North of Leighlinbridge.