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Press Release – Whitewater Facility at George’s Dock

Press Release:

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

Slalom AGM – 19th January 2019 – Canoeing Ireland Training Centre

Irish Canoe Slalom 2018 AGM

Standing Orders Irish Canoe Slalom AGM 19 January 2019

The Agenda for the AGM on Saturday the 19th of January 2019 at 5pm in the Canoeing Ireland Training Centre will be as follows:

  1. Chairman opens the meeting and ascertains that a quorum is present
  2. Adoption of Standing Orders
  3. Adoption of the Minutes of the last AGM
  4. Committee reports
  5. Motions to be proposed to the meeting
  6. Election of the new Committee
  7. Any Other Business
  8. 2018 Irish Canoe Slalom Division Awards

The meeting will be conducted in accordance with the attached standing orders.

Please note: As per the Irish Canoe Slalom Consitution
Proposals / Motions must be submitted by CI members to the Slalom Secretary via email 7 Days prior to Slalom AGM. Proposals or motions receievd after that date will be deemed void.
Proposals / Motions and Accounts will be posted on CI / Slalom page of website 5 days in advance of  Slalom AGM
Attendees are reminded that each person seeking to cast a vote must present proof of Canoeing Ireland membership.
Best Wishes,

Kris Kohls

Irish Canoe Slalom Secretary

Children First Act  2015

Canoe Slalom Child Safeguarding Statement-1

2018 Slalom Selection Form- click on link below

2018 Selection Application Form

Canoe Slalom Constitution- Please click on link below – Updated

Constitution of Irish Canoe Slalom 2016_12_17

Slalom 2017 AGM Information – Below clink on link to review information

ICS 2017 HP Athlete Coaching Supplement

2017 Slalom Year end accounts final

Irish Canoe Slalom Standing Orders for Annual General Meeting

Motions for Slalom AGM from Brian O’Herlihy

Motion for Slalom AGM from Maeve and David Martin

AGM Motions from Elizabeth OFerrall

Canoeing Ireland Discipline and Event Calendar 2019

To view in PDF, Click here.

6th Jan 2019                     Wildwater Racing              Classic Ranking Race – Keith McGuirk Avonmore, Wicklow
20th Jan 2019 Wildwater Racing Sprint Ranking Race – Mickie Brennan Thomastown, Kilkenny
26th Jan 2019 Canoeing Ireland Inaugural Awards Gala and Dinner Lucan Spa Hotel, Dublin  
9th Feb 2019 Wildwater Racing Classic Ranking Race – Ivor Salmon Leap Canoe Club Templemills, Kildare  
16 Feb 2019 Freestyle Intervarsities  – Freestyle (flatwater) Competition (National) Limerick, Limerick
24th Feb 2019  Wildwater Racing Classic Ranking & Selection – Inny KC Inny (2 classic races), Westmeath
9th March 2019 Wildwater Racing Sprint Ranking & Selection – IWWRC Sluice, St Catherines, Lucan, Dublin
09th Mar 2019 Freestyle 2018-2019 WW Race League – Boluisce, Galway Fest Boluisce, Galway
10th Mar 2019 Freestyle Galway Fest – Freestyle Competition (National)Galway Fest  Top Hole, Galway
10th Mar 2019  Freestyle Galway Fest – Boater X WW Race; Galway Fest Corrib, Galway
10th Mar 2019 Wildwater Sprint – Willie Irwin – Ranking and Selection Foxford, Mayo
16 Mar 2019 Freestyle Competition (International) Hurley Classic Hurley, UK
17 Mar 2019 Freestyle Competition (International)Hurley Classic Hurley, UK
23-Mar-2019 PADDLESURF IRELAND Ranking Comp One Clare, Donie + Alan Clare , TBC
24-Mar-2019p; PADDLESURF IRELAND Development Squad Training Clare, Donie + Alan Clare TBC
24th Mar 2019 Wildwater Sprint Non ranking Foxford, Mayo
24th Mar 2019 Canoe Slalom Irish Canoe Slalom Open, Sluice Weir, Lucan, Co Dublin
27-Apr-2019 PADDLESURF IRELAND April Training Weekend TBC ; TBC
28-Apr-2019    PADDLESURF IRELAND April Training Weekend  TBC      TBC
11-May-2019  PADDLESURF IRELAND Ranking Comp Two, Kerry TBC      TBC
12-May-2019 PADDLESURF IRELAND  Development Squad Training Kerry   Kerry   TBC
18th May 2019 Canoe Marathon Junior Liffey Descent Salmon Leap Canoe Club, Kildare to Canoeing Ireland Training Centre, Dublin
23rd-26th May, 2019 Canoe Slalom ICF Senior Canoe Sprint World Cup 1 Poznan, Poland
23rd-26th May, 2019 Canoe Slalom ICF Senior ECA Paracanoe European Championships Poznan, Poland.
25th May 2019 CanoeingIreland Canoeing Ireland Annual General Meeting (Provisional) Dublin
30th May to 2nd June 2019 Canoe Slalom Senior European Slalom Championships, Senior Team Pau, France
30th-2nd June 2019 Canoe Marathon World Cup Brevik Norway
31st May-2nd June, 2019; Canoe Sprint ICF Senior Canoe Sprint World Cup 2, Duisburg, Germany,.
1st June 2019 Independent Ocean to City Race Cork
21st-30th June, 2019 Canoe Sprint European Games Minsk, Belarus.
04th July to 7 July 2019 Canoe Slalom Junior and U 23 European Slalom Championships,  Junior & U23 Team Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovenia
11th July-14th July, 2019 Canoe Sprint ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint European Championships,  Racice, Czech Republic,.
16th July to 21st July2019 Canoe Slalom Junior and U 23 World Slalom Championships, Junior & U23 Team Krakow, Poland
19th to 26-Jul-2019 PADDLESURF IRELAND World Surf Kayak Championships Peru
20th-21st July, 2019 Canoe Sprint Irish National Sprint Championships, Lough Rynn, Mohill, Co. Leitrim,.
31st – 4th August 2019 Canoe Polo Junior International Belfast
1st-4th August 2019 Canoe Sprint ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships Pitesti, Romania,.
10th Aug 2019 PADDLESURF IRELAND Summer Session Kerry TBC
11th Aug 2019 PADDLESURF IRELAND Summer Sessions Kerry   TBC
17th /18th August 2019 Canoe Polo Overload – Junior Development TBC – Mullingar
21st-25th August, 2019 Canoe Sprint ICF Senior Canoe Sprint World Championships including Paracanoe Szeged, Hungary.
31st August, 2019 Canoe Marathon Lower Liffey Race Salmon Leap Canoe Club, Kildare to The Canoe Centre, Palmerstown
8th/9th Sept 2019 Canoe Polo Irish Open TBC
14th Sept 2019 Canoe Marathon 60th International Liffey Descent Straffan, Kildare to Dublin
21st/22nd Sept 2019 Independent Junior Paddlefest Rathdrum, Wicklow
24th Sept to 29Th Sept 2019 Canoe Slalom Senior World Slalom Championships an Olympic Qualifier, Senior Team La Seu D Urgell, Spain
05th Oct 2019 PADDLESURF IRELAND Paddlesurf Irish Open Sligo, Donie + Alan Sligo TBC
06th Oct 2019 PADDLESURF IRELAND Super Sunday Session Donie + Alan Sligo TBC
12th Oct 2019 Independent Cranafest Buncrana, Donegal
16th Nov 2019 PADDLESURF IRELAND Development Squad Training Clare   TBC
17th Nov 2019 PADDLESURF IRELAND Development Squad Training Clare, TBC

Canoeing Ireland’s Christmas Message from the Board- 2018

Christmas Message from the Board

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 Liffey Descent.   

Very best wishes for the festive season, enjoy the water and safe paddling.

Brian Ogilvie

Honorary Secretary

Flow State Issue 3

We have lift off!!

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.

Flowstate Issue 3

Deepest Sympathies

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.

Crayfish Plague in Monasterevin

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.

A year later, the presence of Crayfish plague has been confirmed at the same area in Monasterevin. Here is a link on google maps showing the Monasterevin site highlighted in yellow –

Please remember to Check, Clean and Dry your gear when moving around the rivers of Ireland.

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