Junior Kayak School & River Trips Sept 2014

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 Adult Kayak School & River Trips Sept 2014

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General News

Disability Inclusion Training

If you, your coaches or any volunteer in your club/ organisation is interested in a local Disability Inclusion Training workshop, Saturday 8th November, at Newpark Sports Centre, please forward this email to them.

Booking online here: https://regonline.activeeurope.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1489571

 

Info here: http://www.caraapacentre.ie/training-education/disability-inclusion-training/



Disability Inclusion Training

If you, your coaches or any volunteer in your club/ organisation is interested in a local Disability Inclusion Training workshop, Saturday 8th November, at Newpark Sports Centre, please forward this email to them.

Booking online here: https://regonline.activeeurope.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1489571

 

Info here: http://www.caraapacentre.ie/training-education/disability-inclusion-training/

This is an introduction level course designed to give participants ideas and inspiration to adapt their Sport, Physical Activity and Physical Education sessions to make them more accessible and inclusive for children and adults with disabilities.

This course has been designed for a range of audiences including National Governing Bodies, Coaches,Sports Development Officers, Volunteers, Principals, Teachers, SNAs, Administrative staff, Leisure Personnel, Parents or anyone who has an interest in making sport accessible for all!

Participants will:

  • Know and understand the different disability types. disability etiquette and the pathways to participation for people with disabilities
  • Develop confidence and competence to adapt skills, activities and games to make them more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities
  • Participate in a range of adapted activities that promote inclusion

On completion of this course all participants will receive:

  • A Disability Inclusion Training Certificate of Completion from Coaching Ireland and the CARA National Adapted Physical Activity Centre
  • A Resource Pack including an informative support manual along with a pack of skill, warm up and games resource cards

Theory Module includes:

  • Perceptions and experience
  • Disability awareness
  • Barriers and potential solutions to participation
  • An introduction to the inclusion spectrum
  • Where to go for further support and opportunities

Practical Module covers:

  • Principles of adapting (TREE Concept)
  • How to adapt activities to promote inclusion
  • How to create a strategy for the inclusion of all within your session whatever their ability level
  • How to develop fun warm up activities, games and specific sports ideas to ensure coaching methods and delivery style provide maximum participation for all ability levels

 

Kind Regards

Phena O'Connor|Sports Inclusion Disability Officer|Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership.
County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
T +353 1 271 9506| F +353 1 205 4749| E poconnor@dlrcoco.iewww.dlrsportspartnership.ie

www.dlrsportspartnership.ie




Blue way Kayak Trails Day 11th October 2014

The Blue way Kayak Trails Day is just over a week away. For those who wish to join but may not have their own gear Canoeing Ireland and Irish Canoe Trails are offering free rental of gear along with guidance on the day.

No experience necessary and spaces are limited

Follow the link for registration and gear rental


Extraordinary Delegate Meeting
Please click here for notice of an Extraordinary Delegate Meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 for the purposes of passing the Canoeing Ireland Accounts for 2013. See here for a letter to the membership regarding such.

Proxy forms will be accepted up until Monday, October 6th, 2014.
Liffey Descent Rescue Recruitment

Liffey Descent will be on Saturday the 4th October this year.  As the date is fast approaching we are keen to start our annual rescue recruitment.  Firstly thanks to those of you who have helped out over the years, the event would not be possible without your generous voluntary contribution, we are ever grateful.

Rescue crews this year will get the usual benefits including t-shirt, food and event after party access.

If you think you or someone you know might be able put together a rescue crew to cover one of the weirs at this year’s Liffey Descent we’d be delighted to hear from you.  We are getting fierce organised this year and have a short form which you can fill out below to register your help and which will give us all the information we need to coordinate the rescue.  You can edit your answers at a later date so feel free to put in estimates for now and confirm them at a later date.

We will send out final rescue details in the week running up to the event.  We look forward to hearing from you.  Thanks in advance for your help and support.




Palmerstown Weir Sprint Wild Water Race 2014

Palmerstown Weir Sprint Wild Water Race 2014

Opening event of 2014/15 Wild Water Racing Season

A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RANKING RACE

WHEN – Saturday September  27th 2014

COST – Individual €10 Senior, €5 Junior/Student. Team event  (teams consist

of three paddlers)

ENTRIES CLOSE – 11.15am (Entries will be taken at Wilwater Kayak Club)

TEAM RACE – After Individual runs

Course WWKC to Belgrove Lawns

INDIVIDUAL RACE – 12.:00 Midday

COURSE – Sprint Race over Weir 2 timed runs

TEAM RACE CLASSES (3 boats on team) – Senior WWR, Junior WWR, Men’s  General Purpose

Women’s General Purpose

INDIVIDUAL CLASSES – Men’s WWR K1,

C1, C2, Women’s WWR K1, Junior

Men’s WWR K1,

General Purpose Kayaks longer then 3 meters

Non Ranking Classes

Open Doubles /topolinos

General Purpose less then 3 meters

Open Canadians Canoes Single and Doubles.

CONTACT –Dave Farrell or scpaddlers@gmail .com

There may be a limited release of water ,and the race is suitable for level 2 paddlers who want to try out wild water racing.

If there is no release of water the first timed run will be an individual 500m sprint above weir and then a head to head race against nearest timed paddler

ICU cards will be requested on entry, all paddlers compete at their own risk



Good Luck to the Irish Women Canoe Polo Team

Good Luck to the Irish Women Canoe Polo team, who are in action today against Namibia at 13:05 local time on pitch 4 at the Canoe Polo World Champs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDFrB1-cuyY


Water release for the International Liffey Descent 2014

There's been a lot of questions regarding floods for this year - So let us just confirm that there will be a full flood for race day!

Bearing that in mind, now seems like a good time to remind you that after September 26th (THIS Friday), the late entry fee of €20 kicks in! Be sure to get your entry in asap!

Remember start time is 11am this year


CranaFest 2014





BlueWay Kayak Trails Day 2014


Canoeing Ireland is proud to announce in conjunction with Waterways Ireland the official opening of the Shannon Blueway kayak trail. The opening will take place on the 11th October 2014 and Canoeing Ireland will be running a canoeing event on the day to give canoeists the unique opportunity to be the first to paddle the new stretch and be involved in the opening ceremony.

All participants in the event will receive a refreshments at lunch time and a shuttle back to the start point at the end of the day. The time schedule for the day including the other festivities can be viewed below.

Click here to register for the event

For more information on the event click here

Join the event on Facebook here