February 2017

Resignation of Karl Dunne, CEO

Canoeing Ireland statement on resignation of Mr. Karl Dunne with effect from 14/2/17

Canoeing Ireland wishes to advise that Mr. Karl Dunne has resigned from the post of Chief Executive Officer with Canoeing Ireland.

Karl was the most senior employee of the organisation for the entire period of his service with Canoeing Ireland since 1 March 2012, and as such oversaw a series of exciting and innovative developments in the sport of canoeing. He served as company secretary, high performance director, designated person in relation to child protection and as Canoeing Ireland’s Anti-doping officer.

As Chief Executive Officer of Canoeing Ireland, Karl discharged a wide range of responsibilities to develop and drive the strategic goals of the organisation and for fostering and promoting contacts with stakeholders and the media in order to promote the profile and interests of Canoeing Ireland and the sport of canoeing in Ireland.

Karl was responsible for the organisation and running of the International Liffey Descent; Canoeing Ireland’s flagship event.  He also oversaw the High Performance strategy for the organisation and served as Team Manager for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

We wish Karl every success in the future and thank him for his efforts on behalf of Canoeing in Ireland.

Olympic Council of Ireland EGM results

At the Olympic Council of Ireland EGM held this evening, a new Olympic council have been voted into place by the national Governing bodies. Canoeing Ireland’s interests were represented by Paul Donnelly – President, Neil Fleming – High performance Representative and Executive board member – Ike Jacob.

These are the results of the votes for the IOC:

President: Sarah Keane

1st Vice President: Colin Barrington

2nd vice president: Robert Norwood

Hon General Secretary: Sarah O’Shea

Hon Treasurer: Billy Kennedy

Executive: Robert Johnson

Executive: Denis Toomey

Executive: Lochlann Walsh

Executive: Georgina Drumm

Executive: Ciaran Gallagher

Executive: Patrick John Nolan

Executive: Darren O’Neill

Athy Rowing & Canoeing Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k

Sunday, 5th March 2017.

Marathon (42k approx.) – €10.

(Start window – 9.30 to 11.30am from Athy)

Athy (start – above the lock at the Stradbally Road Bridge) to Monasterevin via the Grand Canal; Portage from canal to river (two stage portage); Monasterevin to Athy via the River Barrow

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