Welcome to the 2016  Canoeing Ireland Club Championships Webpages

Register Your Club for the 2016 Club Champs Here

Club Members can enter Multiple events of the 2016 Club Champs Here

Club Members can enter single events of the 2016 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.

When and where is it on?

The 2016 Canoeing Ireland Club Championships will run on the 16th & 17th April in Clondara, County Longford as part of the Longford Blueway Festival with the support of Waterways Ireland.  Events will be run in Clondara Harbour, on the Camlin River.  You can find a map of the event venues here.

This year camping is available on the centre Island in Cloondara, accessible by car.  If you wish to camp at this years club champs please register your intent 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 the Richmond Inn Cloondara Harbour One Club Rep can collect all the bibs for all club members.
Saturday 8am-10am Bib collection in Waterways Ireland Building Cloondara Harbour One Club Rep can collect all the bibs for all club members.

Saturday Events

Time Activity Location Notes
11-1pm Slalom – 200 metre course Cloondara Harbour on Camlin River 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 Tarmonbarry, between the Road Bridge and Tarmonbarry Dam Heats & Running order will be published to CI Website and sent to all participants by email on Friday.
10am-5pm Polo Cloondara Harbour 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 Cloondara Harbour on Camlin River 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
10-12am Surf Enniscrone beach, end of bridge street next to 7th Wave. Heats & Running order will be published to CI website and sent to all participants by email on Friday. Anyone doing Marathon will be put on an early heat so they can make it back in time.
10-12am Polo Cloondara Harbour Semi Finals & Finals
1-3pm Freestyle Cloondara Harbour, on Camlin River Weir 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 Start & Finish Cloondara Harbour Race is 10km long on the Camlin Blueway Loop, no shuttle required.
3.30pm Prize Giving Richmond Inn 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 2016 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 unders 23’s and just €10 for under 18’s for the weekend.

If some club members just want to enter 1 or 2 events they can fill out the single event entry form where entry into a single event is €12 for adults, €8 for under 23’s and €4 for under 18’s.   You can find more details on event entry fees and registration details here.

Where can we stay?

The Richmond Inn is located in Clondara and offers, accommodation food and beverages at the waters edge.  There are hotels and house rentals available in Tarmonbarry and around Longford.  Camping will be permited at Clondara Harbour .  You can find more details on accommodation here.

What about the party?

We will meet up in the Richmond Inn on the Saturday night for drinks and socialising.  Longford County Council will be hosting the Longford Blueway festival on the same weekend in Cloondara to coincide with the Club Championships so there should be plenty of entertainment on site inlcuding a busking festival and a food festival.

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!