Board of Management

The affairs of Canoeing Ireland are managed by an elected Management Board. The Board has overriding authority in all matters. However, it has authority to delegate responsibility to a number of Standing Committees as follows:

Board Of Management
Leinster Representative TBC
Connacht/Ulster Representative TBC
Munster Representative TBC
Dublin Representative TBC
High Performance Representative TBC
Non Olympic Representative Luke Logan
Training, Coaching & Accreditation Representative TBC
Independent Director Brendan Quinn
Independent Director TBC



The Executive is responsible for the day to day financial and administrative affairs of the Union, employment of staff, and the achievement of the Union’s policies and objectives. The current members of the Executive are:

President Brian Ogilvie
Honorary Secretary TBC
Honorary Treasurer Aisling Conlan
Executive Member Lynda Byron
Executive Member Leigh Blackmore


Specialist Competitive Committees

The Board further delegates its responsibilities to a number of Specialist Committees, who are authorised to act in all matters connected with their own branch of the sport, and to draft regulations for the proper management of their discipline.  The Specialist Committees are:

Canoe Polo
Canoe Slalom
Paddle Surf
Marathon Racing
Sprint Racing
Wild Water Racing


Training & Development Committee 

The Training & Development Unit through its countrywide network of qualified instructors (Training Unit) is responsible for the promotion of recreational canoeing in all its forms. The Training & Development Unit (TDU) is the annually elected representative body of the TU. The Committee contains the following positions:


Executive Officers Sub Committees
Chairman Kayak Training Advisory Panel
Secretary Sea Kayak  
Treasurer Open Canoe  
Safety PRO  
Regional Liaison


The TDU is involved in making policy decisions, setting operational standards, promoting the training and qualifying of Outdoor Adventure Centre staff, developing resource material, research, training of instructors, consultation, provision of equipment, and promotion of all disciplines through non certificate training courses.

The Training and Development Unit can be reached at

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