Canoeing Ireland Club Championships 12 & 13 April 2014

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 Adult introductory kayaking courses 2014 **Special offer of 3 for the price of 2**

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Junior Easter Kayak Camp 2014

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General News

Two new Kayaking publications!
There's been a lot going on in the paddling community over the last while - worldwide, and on our fair shores. Canoeing Ireland are proud to bring you two new kayaking publications.
First off - Keeping you up to date with all the news from the last year, Planet Canoe is the official publication from the International Canoe Federation. Follow the link below to get your hands on a digital copy of this years magazine - Be sure to check out the class cover photo featuring Czech slalom paddler Vavrinec Hradilek!
Check out the magazine here.

And if you're looking for a publication from a little closer to home, the first newsletter of this year from the Canoeing Ireland Training and Development Unit is also available online. Filled with articles on paddling technique, as well as paddlers own experiences on rivers across Ireland, it's well worth the read! You can check it out here.

Canoeing Ireland Club Championships
Well, two days & eight competitions later, the Canoeing Ireland Club Championships 2014 has drawn to a close. None of this would have been possible without the help of all the volunteers over the weekend and we in Canoeing Ireland would like to issue a massive thanks to all those who helped out over the weekend.  A special 'Thank You' to Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership and Kilkenny LEADER for allowing this initiative to take place and Great Outdoors for sponsoring the event. 

We hope to have the results posted online within the next few days but in the meantime congratulations to all the clubs who took part in the weekend and well done to Wild Water Kayak Club on becoming the first Canoeing Ireland Club Champions.   

Hopefully this is the first Club Championships of many so keep up the training and, who knows, next year it could be you and your club standing up on the podium!

For more photos from the weekend make sure to check out our Facebook page and if you have any photos from the weekend that you think others might like to see make sure to give us a tag!

Roll on next year!

Irish Open Cancellation notice
Please read below for information on the cancellation of the Irish Open

Club Champs Final Entries Open

So the time is upon us!

We’ve nearly completed all our training weekends.
We’ve had some banter, on & off the water.

But now it’s time to get competitive!

It’s time to get the thinking caps on and start planning out how you’re going to get your Club to the top, to be crowned the 2014 Club Champions!

We’re happy to finally release our Registration form for the Canoeing Ireland Club Champs 2014, which can be found here.

It’s going to work like this:
The Application form is made up of four sheets – one for each time period of the Club Champs weekend (e.g. Saturday morning or Sunday Afternoon).  Due to the high number of events, each sheet will contain a registration for the two events on on that time period. All Club Reps have to do is fill in these forms with their competitors details (i.e. Name, E-mail Address, Date of Birth) and then select which category they’ll be entering from the drop down lists and return the form to by Sunday 6thApril. Couldn’t be simpler!

We'll be in touch next week clarifying what classes and times people are racing at.

We’ve also added a Rafting Fun Event.  The event will be run from Johns Bridge in the centre of town and will also be open to the public.  The event will not count towards club champs points.  As such registration for the event will done at the time, if people fancy a spin in the rafts they can just head down to Johns Bridge on the Sunday afternoon.   

We're getting excited and we hope you are too!
So remember to have your Registration form in by Sunday April 6th to get signed up for the 2014 Club Champs. 


Canoeing Ireland Strategic Planning Process
Please see below for a letter from the President of Canoeing Ireland regarding the Strategic Planning Process.

For a better look at this letter, please click here.

Easter Kayaking Camp 2014

There are still some available spaces on our Easter Kayaking Camp 2014

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Active Leadership Training Course

There is an Active Leadership Training Course being held on the 9th & 10th May 2014.

The purpose of the course is to give participants the training and knowledge to become more involved in organising sports and physical activities.

For further information, or to register for this course, ring 01 271 9502.

Kayak Related Injury Survey

The survey below is related to gathering data on Kayaking related injuries. We would appreciate if you were able to spare five minutes to fill it out.


Canoe Sprint Ireland 2014 Selection Policy

You can download the Canoeing Ireland 2014 Sprint Selection Policy here

Wildwater Sprint & Classic Races on the River Mourne
We're coming close to the end of the Wildwater Racing Series for this year but thankfully the Wildwater Committee aren't finished just yet!

The next Wildwater Race will be held on the Mourne on the 15th & 16th March 2014. This race will be used as basis for National Team Selections and is not one to be missed out on! Saturday will play host to the Sprint Wildwater Race, while Sunday will see competitors take part in the Classic Wildwater Race.

Check out the race posters here & here for further information.