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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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Local Sports Partnership Workshops

 

Information

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in partnership with Local Sports Partnerships is organising a series of workshops on How to make an application under the 2017 Sports Capital Programme.  For information on the seminars and to make a booking click on the links in the table below.

 

Once you have made a booking you will receive a booking confirmation email and you should bring this with you to the event.

 

Location Limerick Athlone Dublin Cork Sligo
Facility Thomond Park, Conference Centre Athlone Institute of Technology, Main Building, Business Section Conference Centre,

National Sports Campus

Cork Constitution FC, Churchyard Lane Sligo Regional Sports Centre

Cleveragh

Dates Monday, 06/02/2017 Tuesday, 07/02/2017 Wednesday, 08/02/2017 Friday, 10/02/2017 Monday, 13/02/2017
Time 7-9pm 7-9pm 6.00-7.30pm &

8.00-9.30pm

7-9pm 7pm-9pm
To make a booking

 

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2017-sports-capital-programme-workshop-limerick-tickets-31257993500 https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2017-sports-capital-programme-workshop-athlone-tickets-31223461213 https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2017-sports-capital-programme-workshop-dublin-6pm-730pm-tickets-31223641753

 

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2017-sports-capital-programme-workshop-dublin-8pm-930pm-tickets-31223717981

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2017-sports-capital-programme-workshop-cork-tickets-31225133214 https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2017-sports-capital-programme-workshop-sligo-tickets-31223757098

 

Background

The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is operated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment.

The Programme aims to foster an integrated and planned approach to developing sports and physical recreation facilities throughout the country. In particular, its stated objectives are to:

  • Assist voluntary and community organisations, national governing bodies (NGBs) of sport, local authorities and Education and Training Boards and schools to develop high quality, accessible, safe, well-designed, sustainable facilities in appropriate locations and to provide appropriate equipment to help maximise participation in sport and physical recreation.
  • Prioritise the needs of disadvantaged areas in the provision of sports facilities.
  • Encourage the sharing of local, regional and national sports facilities by clubs, community organisations and national governing bodies of sport.

Grants are available to sports clubs, voluntary and community groups, national governing bodies of sport and local authorities.  Third level colleges, Education and Training Boards (ETBs) and schools may only apply for funding jointly with sports clubs or organisations.

 

All applications must be made online at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie

 

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 24 February

 

For more information on the Programme including a YouTube guide to application process and a sample application form visit www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie

 

 

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Waterford Sports Partnership – Funding & Conference Update

2017 Sports Capital Programme Workshops

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in partnership with Local Sports Partnerships is organising a series of workshops on
How to make an application under the 2017 Sports Capital Programme.’
The nearest Workshop for Waterford Clubs is in Cork on Friday 10th February from 7 to 9pm at Cork Constitution Football Club.
Click on the link below to book a ticket for this FREE event.

BOOK A TICKET FOR FREE WORKSHOP

 

There are also WORKSHOPS in….
Limerick (Mon 6th Feb – 7 to 9pm) BOOK A TICKET FOR LIMERICK WORKSHOP

Dublin (Wed 8th Feb – 6 to 7.30pm) BOOK A TICKET FOR DUBLIN 6 to 7.30pm

Dublin (Wed 8th Feb – 8 to 9.30pm) BOOK A TICKET FOR DUBLIN 8 to 9.30pm

 

 

OSCAR REGISTRATION closing soon!

REMEMBER if your CLUB is planning to apply for 2017 SPORTS CAPITAL GRANTS FUNDING – YOU MUST be registered on OSCAR (online sports capital register) first.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION ON OSCAR IS 5PM FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2017 – don’t miss out!

REGISTER ON OSCAR HERE

 

 

Waterford City & County Council – Supporting Waterford Communities Fund 2017

Waterford City & County Council is committed to encouraging communities and empowering residents to make a difference to their areas.
To support this, the Council is inviting applications to its Supporting Communities Fund 2017.

The Supporting Communities Fund provides grant aid assistance to Residents Associations, Community Groups, Sports Clubs and other groups/committees engaged in community activity,
providing community services or carrying out improvement works at local or county level. Groups can apply under one of the following 3 funding strands:

1. Residents Association Fund
2. Community Activity Fund
3. Sports & Recreation Fund

 

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 28th February 2017.

Click here to find out more

 

Community Connect Conference – Wednesday 1st March 2017 – 8.30am to 4.15pm – Tower Hotel Waterford
Inaugural  Community Connect Conference specifically for the community, voluntary and charitable sector.
This conference, whose theme is “Sharing Resources, Driving Innovation” is designed to support the sector in a variety of ways.
There will be general sessions and educational sessions that are presented by knowledgeable and experienced professionals that will provide you with information,
tools and resources to help drive your organisation forward in an era of increasing governance and compliance.
Click here for more information

Volunteer Support Programme

Sport Ireland Volunteer Support Programme

Sport Ireland acknowledges that there is a significant need within National Governing Bodies for volunteer learning and development support. It is recognised that these volunteers operate at all levels, from local clubs up to regional and national level roles within an NGB.  We believe that assistance for this particular demographic will result in enhanced skills for the volunteers and an increased likelihood in their retention as active participants in sports and physical activity. Details of the 2017 Volunteer Training Programme are outlined on the link below and volunteers may book themselves on to courses themselves.

http://www.irishsportscouncil.ie/OD-Change/Organisational-Capability-Building/Learning-Support-Services/Volunteer-Training-/

The courses are free and being run in Dublin and Offaly throughout February and March

 

Volunteer Support Programme

As part of the National Sport Education and Training Hub measure, there are a range of approved programmes and projects. One of these is a Volunteer Support Programme.  Sport Ireland acknowledges that there is a significant need within National Governing Bodies for volunteer learning and development support. It is recognised that these volunteers operate at all levels, from local clubs up to regional and national level roles within an NGB.  We believe that assistance for this particular demographic will result in enhanced skills for the volunteers and an increased likelihood in their retention as active participants in sports and physical activity. Details of the 2017 Volunteer Training Programme are attached below and volunteers may book themselves on to courses in the links attached.

    Volunteer Training Programme
 
Location – Dublin Course Title Duration Times Date Registration Link
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Social Media Fundamentals Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 4th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/social-media-fundamentals-dublin-half-day-tickets-31027590358
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Social Media Advanced Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 4th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/social-media-advanced-dublin-half-day-tickets-31027770898
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Marketing Fundamentals Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 18th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/marketing-fundamentals-dublin-half-day-tickets-31028801982
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Communication Skills Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 18th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/communication-skills-and-nlp-dublin-half-day-tickets-31028978510
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Event Management Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 25th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/event-management-dublin-half-day-tickets-31027293470
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Personal Effecctiveness and Wellbeing Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 25th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/personal-effectiveness-and-wellbeing-dublin-half-day-tickets-31026279437
Location – Offaly
Bridgehouse Hotel, Tullamore Social Media Fundamentals Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 18th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/social-media-advanced-tullamore-half-day-tickets-31028708703
Bridgehouse Hotel, Tullamore Social Media Advanced Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 18th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/social-media-advanced-tullamore-half-day-tickets-31028708703
Bridgehouse Hotel, Tullamore Marketing Fundamentals Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 25th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/marketing-fundamentals-tullamore-half-day-tickets-31028872192
Bridgehouse Hotel, Tullamore Communication Skills Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 25th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/communication-skills-and-nlp-tullamore-half-day-tickets-31029054738
Bridgehouse Hotel, Tullamore Event Management Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 11th March https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/event-management-tullamore-half-day-tickets-31027507109
Bridgehouse Hotel, Tullamore Personal Effectiveness and Wellbeing Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 11th March https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/personal-effectiveness-and-wellbeing-tullamore-half-day-tickets-31026858168
Location – Dublin
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Social Media Fundamentals Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 4th March https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/social-media-fundamentals-dublin-half-day-tickets-31027640508
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Social Media Advanced Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 4th March https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/social-media-advanced-dublin-half-day-tickets-31028677610
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Marketing Fundamentals Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 11th March https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/marketing-fundamentals-dublin-half-day-tickets-31028844108
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Communication Skills Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 11th March https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/communication-skills-and-nlp-dublin-half-day-tickets-31056783676
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Event Management Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 25th March https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/event-management-dublin-half-day-tickets-31027477019
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Personal Effectiveness and Wellbeing Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 25th March https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/personal-effectiveness-and-wellbeing-dublin-half-day-tickets-31026757868

Season’s Greetings

To all the members of Canoeing Ireland,

The Board and staff of Canoeing Ireland wish all its members and supporters a very Happy Christmas and a great New Year of safe and successful paddling.

Our office will be closed from Monday 19th December and will re-open on Monday 9th January 2017.

If you need to make contact on any urgent matter during this period, please e-mail secretary@canoe.ie.

Merry Christmas,
The Board & Staff of Canoeing Ireland.