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TDU SGM – May 12th 2019

The Training and Development Committee call for an SGM on May 12th 2019 at 4pm in Dublin
Exact Location TBC:

Agenda as follows:
Proposal for a change to the current structure and function of Canoeing Irelands Training and Development Unit (TDU) this shall be voted on as one motion and as per constitution no other business will be dealt with at the SGM and there is no quorum number needed for an SGM.

The TDU committee would like to propose the following to its members.
That the structure of the TDU be changed in the following ways:
1. Removal of all elected officers
2. Canoeing Ireland Staff take on the running of the TDU’s business with immediate effect
3. The High Performance Director (HPD) takes on the Coaching awards and competitive disincline skills awards
4. The Training and Development officer (TDO) takes on responsibility for all other areas of the award scheme and TDU business
5. Both the HPD & TDO will be the responsible/accountable people to the members of Canoeing Ireland for the award scheme
6. Both the HPD & TDO must set up Technical Advisory Panels (TAP) in the Areas of Competitive discipline coaching, River Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Open Canoeing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Paddle Surf, Safety etc. These TAP panels will be made up of club based and professional instructors and will help guide future development and maintain the award schemes. TAP’s should be a minimum of 4 people and will be publicised.
7. Canoeing Ireland will organise/hold an annual Training meeting where alterations/additions/updates to the award scheme developed by the Officers and TAP members will be presented to its members and open discussion on these can be held. An open forum will also be so members can voice their opinions, concerns, compliments etc.
8. Canoeing Ireland will organise and run a number of CPD’s for its members each year to help in areas that need development or focus.
9. Existing TDU account funds be spent on promotion and development of the award scheme.

If the above is accepted and passed by members it will come into immediate effect following the next TDU AGM and part E. Election of Officers on that AGMs agenda will be removed. Any nominations for executive or officer positions on the TDU will be taken as expressions of interest in being included on a Technical Advisory Panel.

TDU Committee

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TDU AGM – May 12th 2019

TDU AGM Notice

Canoeing Ireland Training & Development Unit AGM to be held at

Time: 4.30pm on Sunday May 12th 2019 in Dublin.

Exact Location: TBC

As per the constitution:

6.6. The following business shall be transacted at the AGM;

A. The minutes of the previous AGM.

B. Executive Officers’ Reports.

C. Other officers’ reports.

D. Motions notified.

E. Election of officers.

F. Any other business

6.7. Motions must be submitted to the secretary in written or email to the committee a minimum of 14 days prior to the date of the AGM. Each motion must be proposed and seconded by current voting members of the Training Development Unit.

6.8. Nominations for executive and/or officer positions must be submitted in written or email form to the secretary of the committee a minimum of 14 days prior to the AGM. Each nomination must be proposed and nominated by current voting members of the Training Development Unit.

Officer’s positions include: Chairperson, Secretary, Treasure, River Kayak Officer, Sea Kayak officer, Open Canoe Officer, Paddle Surf Officer, Coach Officer, Safety Officer, PRO/Club Liaison Officer, Environmental and Access Officer.

All Nominations, motions for the 2019 AGM should be sent to before midnight Sunday April 28th.

There will hopefully be a number of CPDs run on the day of the AGM.

TDU Committee




By Lindie Naughton

Liam Jegou proved the class of the field at the Irish Open Slalom Canoeing Championships held at the Sluice weir slalom course on the river Liffey in Lucan on Sunday (March 24).

Competitors had two runs over the course with the fastest time counting and time penalties for touching one of the 22 gates or missing one altogether.

Jegou, who is Ireland’s best hope of a qualifying place at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, was a clear winner of the C1 class with a clean first run in 81.76 seconds. Finishing second with a clean second run was Robert Hendrick in 82.97 seconds, while third was Eoin Moorhouse in 96.43 seconds, which included two penalty seconds for a touch.

Target race for Jegou this season is the World Championships to be held in La Seu d’Urgell in Spain next September. The top eleven nations at this competition will win a place at next year’s Olympics. “I finished 24th at last year’s World Championships and would need to finish in the top 20 to be sure of a place,” he says.

Training is going well at his base in Pau, France, where he has the company of a few other Irish paddlers as well as many French squad members. “Thanks to sponsorship from Mike Corcoran, who competed in C2 at the 1992 Olympics for Ireland, I’ve been working with a new coach Nichola Peschier since last November. He’ll be coming with me to five events.”

Jegou, who finished second at the 2014 World Junior Championships, just missed out on qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics, when aged just 20. He then lost a year to a hip injury before returning to competition for the European Championships last year.

The Irish selection races for the World Championships will take place at La Seu in April. “We’ll be spending two weeks there. As well as that, I’ll  compete in two of the five World Cup races and also in the European U23 Championships in Krakow in July.”

Winning the K1 men’s category with a best time of 79.87 seconds, including a single two second penalty, was Samuel Curtis. Oisin Farrell was second with a time of 83.91 and Sean Ansell third in 84.70.

Best of the K1 women was Aisling Conlan with 103.20, including four penalty points for two touches. Ciara Farrell was second in 111.58 secs, despite hitting four gates, and Maeve Martin third with 127.94  secs, including one two second penalty. Martin also competed in the C1 class, the only woman to do so, and clocked a time of 204.15 seconds.

Winning a closely fought junior K1 class was Adam Vaugh who had a clean second run in 93.82 seconds. Just over a second adrift for second was Ethan Dowling in 94.84 seconds, while third was Tom Morley in 96.18 seconds.

Results for the Irish Open can be found here.

Pic(1) – prizewinners.

Pic(2) – Liam Jegou

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