Welcome to the 2017 Canoeing Ireland Club Championships Webpages
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|Day & Time||Activity||Location||Notes|
|Friday 7pm-8pm||Bib collection @ Canoeing Ireland tent in Suir Island Car park||Clonmel||One Club Rep can collect all the bibs for all club members.|
|Saturday 9am-10am||Bib collection @ Canoeing Ireland tent in Suir Island Car park||Clonmel||One Club Rep can collect all the bibs for all club members.|
|11-1pm||Slalom – 300 metres||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||River Suir. Up River of Slalom Course- Follow signs||Timed Trial|
|11am-5pm||Polo||River Suir. Up River of Slalom Course- Follow signs||Running order will be posted to the board on Saturday morning for teams.|
|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.|
|9 – 11.30am||Surf||Tramore Beach.
Meet in Carpark opposite Surf Lifesaving Centre
|Anyone doing Marathon will be put on an early heat so they can make it back in time. – This must be specified beforehand|
|11 – 1pm||Boater X||Clonmel Slalom Course||This will be a fun race and will not count for Champ points. There will be prizes for the event. There will be a junior class on the day.
Times will be posted on notice board on Saturday.
|1-3pm||Freestyle||Clonmel Slalom Course||Anyone from Surf comp will be put on a late heat. This must be specified beforehand.|
|1-3pm||Marathon||Start 1km above slalom course
Finish please See Map
|Race is 10km long on the River Suir
Junior & GP is 5km.
|3.30pm||Prize Giving||Denis Burke Park||We have automated the results calculation this year so things should run smoothly and quickly.|
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.
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?
We will be meeting in The Eldon Bar on Saturday night from 8.30pm for some Banter and fun. see Map for location.
When and where can we enter?
We look forward to seeing your club there and hearing from you all over the next few weeks!