Brian Ogilvie elected as President of Canoeing Ireland

Canoeing Ireland

58th Annual General Meeting

19th May 2019

The 58th Annual General Meeting of Canoeing Ireland took place on Sunday the 19th May 2019 at Irish Sport HQ, Abbottstown. The meeting was well attended with club representations from across the country.  Proceedings were positive with active engagement throughout from members and Board.

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Job Alert: Centre Senior Instructor

Canoeing Ireland are hiring a Training Centre Senior Instructor on a full time, Fixed term basis (April – September 2019)

Please see the attached link to the job description:Centre

Centre Instructor – Full Time

Interested applicants should send a CV and Cover Letter by email to the training centre manager at or by post to training centre manager, Canoeing Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Application process will close at end of business on Friday the 1st March 2019.

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. Read more

Level 2 Kayak instructor Course – Lough Dan Scout Centre, Co. Wicklow

Level 2 Kayak Instructor on the 30th June 2018 in Lough Dan Scout Centre, Co. Wicklow

Cost: €175.00

Instructors: Ronan O’Connor & Daniel Rawat

 Current member of Canoeing Ireland
 Have completed their Level 3 River/Sea skills cert.
 Have completed their Garda vetting with Canoeing Ireland.

See for more details.


Please go to to log on and book into the course.

Any questions, please email: or

Canoeing Ireland Instructor Responsibilities and Procedures

Canoeing Ireland have recently had to deal with some issues in relation to the organising and registering participants of courses. Whether you are working in a commercial capacity or in a voluntary capacity with a club, there are certain protocols that need to be followed when 1) organising a course and 2) issuing certification.

Please click the link to familiarise yourself with Canoeing Ireland’s set procedures for Instructors registering courses and assessments.

Training and Assessment Procedures

Clare Sports Partnership Courses

It has been a busy few months in Clare Sports Partnership and we also have moved offices. Our address and phone number remain the same we have just moved down the back of the building and access is now through the side of the building through Clare Local Development’s door and straight ahead rather than going up the stairs.


Safeguarding 1
Wednesday May 16th 6.30pm – 9.30pm

All Coaches, Club Children’s Officers (CCO) and Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) must first complete the 3 hour Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course now called Safeguarding1. This course educates participants on the implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of children involved in sport.

You can register for this course HERE

Safeguarding 2 Club Children’s Officer

Tuesday May 29th 6pm – 9pm

A person appointed to the Club Children’s Officer position in a club must have completed safeguarding 1 (Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness workshop) and should complete the NEW Club Children’s Officer 3 hour workshop. This course will help the Club Children’s Officer to carry out the function of their role in the club and support the implementation of best practice in the club. Participants will also receive a Club Children’s Officer Action Planning document as part of the training. Club Children’s Officers

Club Children’s Officers should be child centered in focus and have as the primary aim the establishment of a child centered ethos within the club. S/he is the link between the children and the adults in the club. S/he also takes responsibility for monitoring and reporting to the Club Management Committee on how club policy impacts on young people and Sports Leaders

You can register for this course HERE

Safeguarding 3 Designated Liaison Person

Wednesday June 6th 6pm – 9pm

A person appointed to the Designated Liaison Person position in a club must have completed the Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course and should complete the NEW Designated Liaison Person 3 hour workshop. A club may appoint the same person to both the CCO and DLP positions however best practice advises that they are kept as separate roles.

Every club/organisation should designate a person to be responsible for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children. The Designated Liaison Person is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to TULSA Child and Family Agency or Social Services (NI) and/or An Garda Siochana/ PSNI. It is recommended that this person is a senior club person. However, if there is difficulty identifying a separate individual to take this role, the Club Children’s Officer can be appointed as Designated Liaison Person once the club/organisation is clear about the responsibilities of each role. The organisation’s child protection policy and procedures should include the name and contact details of the Designated Liaison Person and the responsibilities attached to the role.

You can register for this course HERE

Sports First Aid

Saturday April 28th 10am -5pm

This course is ideal for anyone who is involved in sporting organisations either as a coach or club volunteer. This course deals with common sporting injuries such as strains and sprains to the rare and more serious injuries such as spinal injuries and cardiac arrest.

Course Content:

Safe accident scene management

Correct Procedure for calling the emergency services

Circulation, wounds and bleeding

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for Adult and Child Introduction to defibrillators (CPR)

Unconsciousness including head injuries such as concussion.

Fractures, sprains, strains and dislocations

Diabetes, Epilepsy and Asthma.

Crush Injuries

Spinal Injuries

Qualification Achieved:

All successful candidates will receive a certificate training from Safe-T-Group

The cost of this course is subsidised through our Club Development fund and has reduced the fee to €55 per person

You can register for this course HERE

Places are limited on all courses so book early to avoid disappointment.



Coaches in the North Clare Area recently completed Disability Awareness Training.

It is hoped that more communities will avail of this ‘free of charg’e training course on how to involve and include people with disabilities, within main stream sports clubs.  This  two hour introductory course covers perceptions, communication & etiquette, case study scenarios and it is the first step, for a club, on the inclusion ladder. This course is also available to schools. for further information contact


Healthy Ireland Fund 

Through Healthy Ireland we secured funding for a number of different projects these include;

– 11 sports wheelchairs to use within our wheelchair sports programme in conjunction with Banner Spokes.

– 24 older adult physical activity resocurce packs that will be used on a weekly basis by the various groups around the county

– expansion of our Adventure Walks App to 15 locations countywide covering 80 trails (the Adventure Walks app can be downloaded from the play store or App Store

– Development of online resources to assist coaches in the delivery of programmes to children


If you wish to speak to any of the staff we can be contacted at 065-6865434

or email Co-ordinator, John Sweeney –

Administrator, Catherine Ryan (general queries & course bookings) –

Sports Inclusion Disability Officer James Murrihy (disability & older adults) –

Community Development Officer, Marian Rodgers (schools, community & workplace) –

ASPIRE Graduate, Bryan Murphy (Men on the Move & walking)  –


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