Canoeing Ireland AGM Notice 2017





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



26th May 2017

Dear Club Secretary/Member,

In accordance with Article 17 of the Irish Canoe Union’s Constitution, notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the Company will be held at 2pm on Saturday 24th June 2017 in Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.


Clubs registered with Canoeing Ireland are eligible to attend and vote at the AGM. Clubs should try to ensure that at least one club representative, eligible to vote, attends the AGM. Individual senior members registered with Canoeing Ireland are also eligible to attend and vote at the AGM. Further important information on the AGM and voting rights and procedures are contained in Rule 10.


Nominations must be submitted on the official nomination form, which is circulated with this notice, outlining the relevant experience and qualifications of the candidate which will be made available to all Members having voting rights. The procedure for Nominations is set out in Rule 11.


Nominations for the following positions are invited:


Positions to be filled Term
President 2 years
Hon Treasurer 2 years
Executive Member 2 years
Dublin Representative 2 years
Munster Representative 2 years
Non-Olympic Discipline Representative*  2 years
Leinster Representative 1 year
Olympic Discipline Representative** 1 year
Training, Coaching & Accreditation Representative*** 1 year


*   Nomination for this position shall be from the Chairs of the WW Racing, Marathon, Surf,    Polo and Freestyle Technical Committees.

**  Nomination for this position shall be from the Chairs of the Slalom, Sprint Committees.

*** Nomination for this position shall be from the Chair of the Training and Development Unit.


Rules 15 and 16 cover the operations of the Board and Executive Committee and Rules 17-24 cover the roles and responsibilities of Board members.


A motion may be put forward by any two paid up Member Clubs or a bloc of 10 Individual members, provided it deals with a single subject and it is approved by the committees of the nominating and seconding Clubs or signed by all 10 Individual members. Motions should be notified in writing, on the official motion form, which is circulated with this notice, countersigned by the chairpersons of the nominating and seconding clubs. The procedure for Motions is set out in Canoeing Ireland Rule 13.


Copies of the statutory financial statements together with Directors and Auditors reports are circulated with this notice. Member’s queries relating to the financial statements shall be submitted to the Honorary Secretary, in writing, not less than 14 days before the date of the meeting and a response shall be published not later than 7 days before the date of the meeting.


All Nominations / Motions / queries on the financial statements should be notified in writing to the Honorary Secretary of Canoeing Ireland no later than close of business on Friday 09th June 2017 by post to Canoeing Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. or email to


The company’s Constitution and Rulebook can be inspected or downloaded from


Yours in Sport,


Brian Ogilvie

Honorary Secretary




  1. 1. President’s opening address
  2. 2. Apologies and correspondence
  3. 3. Adoption of the Agenda for the 56th Annual General Meeting
  4. 4. Adoption of Standing Orders for the 56th Annual General Meeting
  5. 5. Confirmation of the Quorum for the 56th Annual General Meeting
  6. 6. Minutes of the 55th (2016) Annual General Meeting
  7. 7. Presentation and adoption of the Board’s Report & Review
  8. 8. Presentation and adoption of the draft Audited Accounts for 2016
  9. 9. Motions received
  10. 10. Nominations and election of members to the Board of Directors
  11. 12. Appointment of Auditor
  12. 13. Any Other Business
  13. 14. President’s closing address


AGM documents and Notice




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:

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

Crayfish Plague – Emergency Containment Measures


In response to a recent outbreak of Crayfish Plague in the River Suir, 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.


All water users are asked to operate a temporary ban on moving water sports and angling equipment out of the River Suir 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, 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

Liffey Odyssey 2017

Date:                  Sunday 28th May

Start Time:         12.00

Duration:           2 – 3 hours

Registration:     €10

The Liffey Odyssey is a leisurely 8 kilometre Canoe journey on the River Liffey through the heart of Dublin from Island Bridge to the East Link Bridge. It is being run as a fundraiser for CMRF – Crumlin (Crumlin Children’s Hospital) and proudly supported by I-Canoe and Dublin Port Company.    This event is open to the general public – however all participants must satisfy the organisers they have sufficient ability to participate. Open Canoes are the preferred craft however it is open to other craft that use a paddle such as Kayaks, Sit-on-Tops, Stand –Up- Paddle Boards and Rafts. It is primarily intended to be a fun day out to raise much needed funds for Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

Fancy Dress is strongly encouraged
Further details will be posted on Liffey Odyssey Facebook page

Notice of appointment as Interim CEO

Canoeing Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment by the Board, of Paddy Boyd, as Interim CEO. Nominated by Sport Ireland for the position, Paddy was CEO of Irish Sailing for 16 years up to 2004 and served as Executive Director of Sail Canada for six and a half years until his return to Ireland last year. He has had an accomplished career in top sport management positions and we look forward to availing of his expertise to guide and lead our sport towards a successful and sustainable future.


TDU AGM – 6th May – UL Limerick

Notice is given for the the training and development unit agm for the 6th of may in the university of limerick. This will be run in conjunction with a rolling cpd.

Motions and nominations need to be in by the 22nd of April to motions and nominations need to be proposed and seconded by current tdu members.


Kieran Mckevitt

Secretary training and development unit

Clonmel Slalom course – water gauge

Details on the levels for the Clonmel Slalom course

0.7 as the optimum height for the course.

0.8-0.9 gives a punchier wave on the weir and fatter eddies for teaching the top end of level 3 skills.

Above 0.9 the course starts to flush out and you get a decent flow of water going down the course.

Clonmel River Guage

Canoeing Ireland Training Centre Staff Panel 2017

Canoeing Ireland Training Centre are looking for fun, enthusiastic and eager instructors to work  over the summer months in Strawberry Beds, Chapelizod.

We will be running courses from Summer camps to Adult skills so plenty of opportunity to work, log hours and gain valuable experience.

Any queries on these positions can be forwarded on to

If you would like to be put on the panel for work for the 2017 season, please click on the link below:

Please forward this on to  anyone from the greater Dublin area who you think would be interested in the work.


Canoeing Ireland,