Welcome to the 2017  Canoeing Ireland Club Championships Webpages

Register Your Club for the 2017 Club Champs Here

Club Members can enter  events of the 2017 Club Champs Here

We hope you find all of the information you require.  If you have any questions or need any assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us at clubchamps@canoe.ie or call us in the office on 01 625 1105 or in the Clonmel office on 052 6187084

When and where is it on?

The 2017 Canoeing Ireland Club Championships will run on the 8th & 9th April in Clonmel, County Tipperary with the support of Waterways Ireland.  Events will be run in Clonmel Town, on the Suir River.  You can find a map of the event venues here.

When and where is everything happening exactly?

The timeline and details for the weekend will run something like this.

Bib Collection

Day & Time Activity Location Notes
Friday 7pm-8pm Bib collection in TBC Clonmel One Club Rep can collect all the bibs for all club members.
Saturday 8am-10am Bib collection in TBC Clonmel One Club Rep can collect all the bibs for all club members.

Saturday Events

Time Activity Location Notes
11-1pm Slalom – 200 metre course Clonmel Slalom Course No running order, just turn up when you’re free and put your run down whenever suits between other events.
11-1pm Sprint -200m course Clonmel- River Suir, see map Heats & Running order will be published to CI Website and sent to all participants by email on Friday.
10am-5pm Polo Clonmel Opp Denis Burke Park League and Running order will be published to CI Website and sent to all participants by email on Firday.
2–4pm Wild Water Racing -400 metre Sprint Clonmel Slalom Course No running order, just turn up when you’re free and put your run down whenever suits between other events.

Sunday Events

Time Activity Location Notes
9-11.30 Surf Tramore Beach Heats & Running order will be published to CI website and sent to all participants by email on Friday. Anyone doing an afternoon event will be put on an early heat so they can make it back in time.
1-3pm Freestyle Clonmel Slalom Course Wave Heats & Running order will be published to CI website and sent to all participants by email on Friday. Anyone from Surf comp will be put on a late heat.
1-3pm Marathon Clonmel- River Suir, see map Race is 10km long on the River Suir
3.30pm Prize Giving TBC We have automated the results calculation this year so things should run smoothly and quickly
4.00pm Finish

You can get information on the classes in each discipline from here and our FAQ section here is likely to answer any further questions you might have.

 What is it?

The Club Championships is a multi discipline club based competition for all of the Canoe Clubs in Ireland, including Northern Ireland and across all of the disciplines.  The event will host competitions in all of the disciplines meaning that competitions will be run in parallel to each other over the weekend.  We will be running two competitions each morning and afternoon of the event which will allow scope for the 7 discipline competitions to be hosted.

 How will it work?

Athletes will receive prizes for individual results in each discipline.  For each discipline individual’s results will be awarded points and added together for each club to create a club ranking in each discipline.  Club rankings in each discipline will then be awarded points and the points across all disciplines added for each club, the club with the most points at the end of the Championship will win the competition.

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  How will the points work?

The points system is designed so that each discipline is weighted the same so if your club is really strong at say freestyle or polo you have no advantage or disadvantage against a club who might be really strong at say Sprint or Marathon.  The points system is also designed to encourage clubs to enter as many disciplines as possible and as many people as possible in each discipline. You can get a detailed break down of the points system here.

What if I’m not in a club?

The 2017 Club Championships is only open to Canoeing Ireland Club Members.  If you’d like to enter the event try joining one of our fantastic clubs local to you, you can find a map of Irish Canoe Clubs here.

 How much will it cost this year?

Once again we have done our very best to keep race entry costs down to give you the best value for money.  Club entry this year is just €50 which subsidises the club member entry fee.

By filling out the multi event entry form Club members can enter as many events as they like over the weekend for  €30 for adults, €20 for under 23’s and just €10 for under 18’s for the weekend.

You can find more details on event entry fees and registration details here.

Where can we stay?

Clonmel is a large town with plenty of Hotels, B&B’s, and rental accommodation. Click on the link here for information on the accommodation providers in the area. There are 2 campsites only a short distance from Clonmel click on the location for more info Location 1  & Location 2

What about the party?

With a large variety of pubs, clubs and venues to choose from, we will be announcing the location shortly.

When and where can we enter?

Club registrations is now live and open here. Club members can register for Club Champs directly through the Canoeing Ireland database here.

We look forward to seeing your club there and hearing from you all over the next few weeks!