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Crayfish Plague – Emergency Containment Measures – River Suir & River Deel

ATTENTION: CRAYFISH PLAGUE –EMERGENCY CONTAINMENT MEASURES

In response to a recent outbreak of Crayfish Plague in the River Suir and River Deel, emergency disease containment measures are needed to help prevent its spread.

Crayfish Plague is a disease that kills our native White-clawed Crayfish. All crayfish that become infected will die. Crayfish Plague is easily transmitted in water or via contaminated equipment (for example on canoes, waders or nets).

Ireland holds the largest population of the White-clawed Crayfish that remains in Europe.

HELP PROTECT OUR NATIVE CRAYFISH FROM THIS DISEASE

All water users are asked to operate a temporary ban on moving water sports and angling equipment out of the River Suir and the River Deel catchment – commencing immediately.

Water sports and angling equipment currently in use in the Suir catchment may continue to be used there; but boats or angling equipment should not be transferred out of the catchment.

Limit your activity to the river section where you normally operate, avoid moving around the catchment and follow biosecurity protocols – Check, Clean, Dry.

Source – Inter Agency response from National Parks and Wildlife Service, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, Limerick County Council, Cork County Council, Tipperary County Council, Tipperary Sports Partnership, Waterford City and County Council, Marine Institute, Local Authority Water and Communities Office, Waterways Ireland and National Biodiversity Data Centre

Irish Men’s Canoe Polo Squad Fundraising Initiative

“As part of our fund raising this year, Irish Men’s Canoe Polo Squad have entered Version 1’s Community Trust Grant scheme.

This is a vote based competition for a 5K grant that will go towards equipment, uniforms, travel and subsistence for our 2017 European Canoe Championship Campaign.

Please give us your support by voting for us at the following link :

http://woobox.com/r3bvwy/vote/for/22207468

You will be taken to Version 1’s Facebook page where you can vote for our entry directly, and see a promotional video of a squad training session!

Thanks in advance for your support!”

Women in Sport resource

Check out some excellent resources designed to help and keep women in sport.

http://womeninsport.isca.org/collection/

 

Paddlewest

Paddlewest is a free event to promote canoeing and to support young people who want to try out competition paddling.  We will have 3 events of Saturday the 29th, Slalom, Polo and Sprint Racing. There will be events for all ages from U8 to U18.  On Sunday 30th there will be an open polo event for all ages and some family paddling. For further information check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paddlewestevent

Selection results

Dear athletes and friends of Irish slalom,

I enclose details of the team that will represent Ireland during the 2017 season.

The committee congratulates all the selected athletes and thanks everyone who participated in or contributed to the selection events.

2017 Irish canoe slalom team

Best Wishes,

Irish Canoe Slalom

Canoeing Ireland AGM Notice 2017

                                        

 

 

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Irish Canoe Union Limited trading as Canoeing Ireland (“the Company”)

Saturday, 24th June 2017 at 2pm.

 Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

 

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Recreational use of Irish waterways Survey

We are researching infections that are possibly associated with recreational use of open water. We want to hear from you about your awareness of, or any previous experience of such infection that you may have had. This research is being carried out by the Public Health Bathing Water Group of the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Participation is voluntary and all responses are anonymous.
This will take 5 – 6 minutes and to thank you for taking part there is a chance to win a prize of €150 One4all gift voucher. If you wish to enter this draw, you will be asked for your e-mail address. Please note that e-mail addresses will not be shared with any 3rd parties, are not linked to responses and will only be used for the purposes of the prize draw.

Your anonymous feedback will be used to help us to get a better understanding of the burden of illness with the intent of producing health advice to minimise this risk.

If you have questions at any time about the study, please feel free to contact the principal investigator Dr Katharine Harkin by email at: katharine.harkin@hse.ie.

To complete the survey, please click on the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3ZZW6FL