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

Junior Liffey Descent Results now up

Thank you to Matthew McCauley and Harry Leddy who helped to clean up the grounds of the Canoeing Ireland Training Centre after the Junior Liffey Descent. They worked really hard and we in the office were very grateful for their help.

Check out the results for the 2018 Junior Liffey Descent results. To access the results, go to Junior Liffey Descent Results for more details. They are loaded in PDF and text for ease of use.

Thanks all for an excellent event.

C1 Canoeing Workshop – 24th February 2018

Canoeing Ireland and the Irish Slalom Committee are delighted to invite paddlers to a C1 canoeing workshop coached by a number of athletes who’ve represented Ireland internationally.

C1 is a category of canoeing where paddlers kneel in a boat with a single bladed paddle and these boats can be found across all the disciplines. Ireland traditionally has a great history of this discipline abroad in in competition.

Wild Water Racing and Canoe Slalom C1 will be the focus of the day. The event will take place in Wild Water Canoe Club on Saturday the 24th of February starting at 10am and finishing around 4pm. The workshop is open to all ages and abilities! Boats and Paddles will be provided and there is no charge for the day. Anyone interested please contact Robert Hendrick –roberthendrick.rh@gmail.com for more information.

Mournes Wildwater Racing

Mournes Wildwater Race – 2017

Date: –        Sunday 3rd  December 2017

Venue: –      Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone – (Canoe steps just off the by-pass)


Registration: –         11.00 a.m.       Race Starts: 12.00 noon


Entry Fee£ 5 /Senior’s & £ 3 / U18s (or Euros)


Course Details – Newtonstewart Canoe Steps – Sion Mills weir. (6.5miles) Grade 1 – 3.

The event is aimed at Senior’s; & U18’s. It is open to all clubs & individuals. Please note that this race is only suitable for competent independent paddlers of 3 * ability or those paddling as a group with a suitably qualified leader, as it is impractical to provide safety cover along the entire course.

All participants must wear appropriate paddling gear, including buoyancy aids and helmets.  All open boats should have some form of additional buoyancy.  Participants, especially open boater’s, are encouraged to take a trolley with them due to the portage to the car park at the end of the race.

Classes       Senior (Male & Female)

Under 18’s (Male & Female)

Tandems/ Doubles (Male/ Female / Mixed)

£100 voucher per category winner…

NB: A shorter course may be raced by younger FPCC members provided sufficient safety cover is available, otherwise a guided paddle will be organised for others who prefer not to race.

Categories & distances may be revised in the interests of competition and safety.


Boat Categories

  • > 4.00m (K1s, K2s,Wavehoppers,WWRs, etc)
  • < 4.00m (General Purpose, River runners, etc)
  • Open Boats

Winter Warmers

FPCC wish to invite all competitors & visitors to sample our ‘legenderry’ home-made soup and refreshments – prior to the presentation ceremony at Sion Mills Weir.

pstrawbridge@hotmail.co.uk              enda.cummins@hotmail.co.uk

Tel/ Text: 0876591982                        00447912604514



Wildwater rulebook Oct 2015 V7

Sat Oct 17th.

First Start 1:30 pm

Entries 12:30 – 1:00

Start:  Below Templemills weir.

Access from Abbey Farm estate on the Clane Road, Celbridge. Enter estate,third left and right at green.

Finish: SLCC clubhouse.

Mens WW

Junior Mens WW

Womens WW

Junior Womens WW


Junior C1


Senior Wavehopper

Junior Wavehopper.

ENTRY FEE: Senior €10   Junior €5

Info. Digger 087 8244511

Club Champs Prizes Announced

We have some fantastic prizes up for grabs at this years club championships with thanks to our incredible sponsors I-Canoe, Great Outdoors, Cotswold Outdoor, Dagger, Palm, Peak UK and Pyranha.

It’s not too late to register your club or as an individual to take part in this great weekend.  Registration is open until 9am on Wednesday 18th March.  Registration and event details can be found here.




I-Canoe and Peak UK are generously supporting the event by sponsoring a full set of five custom Club Championships Polo Buoyancy Aids for the top performing Polo Team.







I-Canoe and Peak UK will be sponsoring two custom Club Championship Cag Decks  for the top performing Slalom Team.






Palm and Dagger have come together to generously sponsor 12 sets of club spec paddles, buoyancy aids and cags as well as a junior kayak to be distributed between the top performing clubs at this years club championships.


Cotswold Outdoor will be sponsoring €400 in vouchers for their new irish website www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/ie.  These vouchers will be distributed between the top overall performing athletes in Mens and Womens Under 16’s, Under 18’s, Seniors and Masters.

We are waiting to hear from Great Outdoors and Pyranha on the final set of prizes but you can be sure you won’t be disappointed.

We will also have a range of spot prizes and goodies over the course of the weekend.

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