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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 tdu@canoe.ie motions and nominations need to be proposed and seconded by current tdu members.

Regards

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 training@canoe.ie.

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

https://goo.gl/forms/7dTF02L7JbYVBn3F2

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

 

Canoeing Ireland,

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Irish Crews invade the land of Shaka Zulu – Extreme Canoe Marathon.

The 16th February 2017 saw the start of the legendary DUSI Canoe Marathon, which took place over three days and 125km of river and bush portages through the magnificent Valley of a Thousand Hills in KwaZulu Natal Provence, South Africa. The idea of racing down the uMsundusi and uMngeni Rivers was born during World War II when Dr. Ian Player, sitting with friends around an army campfire in Italy, proposed the idea of travelling by kayak from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. After an initial expedition was abandoned halfway in 1950, eight paddlers set off from Alexandra Park on 22 December 1951. Six days, 8 hours and 15 minute later, Dr. Player was the only paddler to finish, having survived two days of low rivers, a flash flood and a bite from a night adder. Ref: www.dusi.co.za. This unique race has taken place every year since and is now the subject to a movie ‘Beyond the River’, to be released in April 2017.

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Sad loss of Respected Paddler – Eamonn O’Donohoe

Canoeing Ireland has learned with great sadness of the passing yesterday of Eamonn O’Donohoe, a much-respected and well known member of our paddling community.

A passionate canoeist who was involved as a keen competitor in many of our sport’s disciplines including marathon, wildwater and slalom, Eamonn lost his life as a result of a paddling accident on Lough Ree, despite the valiant efforts of those involved in the rescue effort, particularly Lough Ree RNLI, Athlone Sub-Aqua, the Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter crew, Garda and ambulance emergency services personnel.

Our thoughts are with his grieving family and close friends at this very difficult time.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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