Draft 2018 Selection policy for review

Dear Athletes and Friends of Irish Canoe Slalom,

The slalom committee has prepared the attached draft selection policy for 2018 and now ask our athletes and coaches to review it and let us have their feedback.

All opinions are welcome and should be provided to this email address by the 23rd of December in order to enable a final version of the policy to be issued in early January.


Best wishes,

The Slalom committee

Draft Irish Canoe Slalom Selection Policy 2018, for review by Athletes and Coaches

Outsider Awards are live


Outsider Awards are LIVE | OUTSIDER MAGAZINE 


We are completely astounded by the calibre of nominees for this year’s Outsider Awards in association with Just Eat, Columbia Sportswear and Great Outdoors. From the inspiring to the devoted to the down-right mad, they are a great bunch altogether!

We are also thrilled to announce that thanks to our amazing sponsors, Just Eat, Columbia and Great Outdoors, we’ll be having our famous annual awards ceremony on the evening of Wednesday 24 January 2018. We hope we’ll see you there to help us celebrate Ireland’s vibrant outdoor and adventure scene.

Tickets are available for just €5 (plus booking fee). You can purchase them here.

In the meantime, why not take a few minutes out from your busy day to read all about some of the amazing people that have been nominated.

And don’t forget you can also vote for the following categories now: 

Most Inspiring Person of the Year – The Olly O’Neill Award
The most inspiring people from the Irish outdoor and adventure scene in 2017! Read More.


Woman of the Year 2017
From solo channel swims to 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents these women have pushed the boundaries.
Read more…
Man of the Year 2017
From 10 Ironmans in 10 days to record-breaking runs and cycles, these men are hardcore!
Read more…


Breakthrough Award 2017 
Meet the guys making names for themselves on the outdoor adventure scene.
Read more…
The Youth Award 2017
The future for adventure in Ireland is bright if these youngsters are anything to go by!
Read more…


Leave No Trace & Clean Coasts Most Devoted to the Environment Award
Celebrating the amazing organisations that help to maintain our beautiful country.


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Talent ID day



The Canoe Slalom committee would like to advise that we will be holding a talent ID day at the slalom course in Clonmel on the 9th December 2017.

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Sports Capital Grant 2017/2018

Canoeing Ireland Sports Capital grant 

Canoeing Ireland member clubs have been awarded nearly €140,000 in capital grants from the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport’s Sport Capital Programme for 2017. 1700 different projects submitted by sports clubs are to benefit from a total fund of €56m.

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The International Liffey Descent is Ireland’s premier Paddlesporting event and has been since its inauguration in 1959. With over 500 competitors competing in the 2017 event, the event is still as popular and has huge potential for growth.

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World Surf Kayak Championships 2017

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So after 9 days in Portrush, the 2017 World Surf Kayak Championship hosted by CANI and WSKA has come to an end and with it a very mixed bag of weather and surf conditions – everything from 2ft to 12ft!! HP (High Performance) and IC (International Class) boats and paddlers from all over put on some top notch displays. Read more