Weekly news roundup

Slalom:

Canoe Slalom World Cup of Pau

Last World Cup of the season, on one of our athlete’s favourite courses! We have Hannah Craig, Liam Jegou and Oisin Farrell Racing.

Oisin races at 16:05, (15:05 Irish time) and Liam Jegou races at 11:53 (10:53 Irish time) and Hannah Craig in K1 is racing tomorrow at 2.45pm Irish time.

http://canoeliveresults.com/event/2015/pau-icf-world-cup-5/
check out the live video on the ICF youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv4bdDEJIUE

Here is a write up from World Cup 3

Races 8 & 9 in the ECA Junior Cup series were held over the past two days in Ceske Budovice, Czech Republic with Caoimhe O’Ferrall taking first place in the final of both races in the U18 C1W category ahead of competitors from Germany, Slovenia, Kazakhstan and Sweden. This followed her 3rd placing in race 7 of the series last weekend in Solkan, Slovenia. Women’s C1 is an ICF development class which will be introduced in the Tokyo Olympic programme for 2020. It is great to see Caoimhe progressing in what is one of the most technically difficult classes in canoe slalom on such challenging courses.

Ciara Farrell came in 26th position in Thursday’s K1W U16 race missing out on a top 20 place which was required to progress to the final. This followed her 15th placing in Solkan last week behind Jessica Harkin in 14th place.

These Junior Cup races provide valuable experience for young Irish paddlers being introduced into international competition. The final two races of the series are in Krakow, Poland next weekend with Cillian O’Ferrall, K1M U23, Noel Hendrick, Darragh Bergin and Cian Vaugh, K1M U18, Ciara Farrell, K1W U16, Caoimhe O’Ferrall, C1W U18, Robert Hendrick, C1M U18 and Noel and Robert Hendrick in C2M U18.

Also next weekend we have Race 4 of the Senior World Cup series in La Seu d’Urgell, Spain where we are represented by Hannagh Craig in K1W, Liam Jegou in C1M and Oisin Farrell in K1M.

So a busy week ahead and good luck to all…..

 

Marathon:

Marathon race in Kilkenny

Thomastown Canoe Club will be hosting a competition this weekend, email irishmarathoncanoeing@yahoo.com for more details.

See below for another race on Wednesday 19th August at 7:30pm

KILKENNY AQUA CANOE CLUB FRAN BLANCHE 5km MEMORIAL RACES

Entries taken at 6:30pm AT KACC CLUB, DUKESMEADOWS

CLASSES: 5KM COURSE

OPEN K1- FRAN BLANCHE OPEN SINGLES GP MEMORIAL PERPETUAL TROPHY RACE- 1ST OPEN SIGNLE HOME

2KM COURSE

  • WOMANS OPEN SINGLES
  • NOVICE ADULT – LEARNED TO KAYAK IN 2015
  • UNDER 16 BOYS
  • UNDER 16 GIRLS
  • UNDER 14 GIRLS
  • UNDER 14 BOYS
  • UNDER 12 BOYS
  • UNDER 12 GIRLS

 

FEES: SENIORS €10.00

JUNIORS €5.00

START: Boat slip on canal walk

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT

ROGER MCCLURE 086 380 99 00

In the event of heavy rain in preceding days the race may have to be postponed for safety reasons so call us or check www.kacc.ie or our Facebook page

Race organised under the auspices of The Irish Canoe Union Marathon Committee.

A raffle for canoe gear will be run with proceeds to O’Neill Centre.

Junior Paddlefest:

Hey folks. The junior paddlefest team are looking for photographers to cover this year’s Paddlefest. T-shirt, parking fee and lunch included. They will be launching their new website over the weekend and it would be great to have cool shots for their 2015 Gallery. If you are interested and available for either the Saturday or the Sunday (Sept 19th or 20th) please message the junior paddlesfest team at paddlefest@hotmail.com

Liffey Descent:

The 1st of September is fast approaching which means the late entry fees will apply to your 2015 Liffey descent entry. Make sure to get your application into the Liffey Descent committee on liffeydescent@canoe.ie or post your application to Canoeing Ireland, Irish Sports HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Please go to https://canoe.ie/liffey-descent/ for a copy of the application form.

 

Garda Vetting:

Can you please circulate the details below details for our Garda Vetting for Sports Clubs Information Seminar?Garda Vetting for Sports Clubs Information Seminar on Monday, 12th October from 7.00pm – 9.00pm in Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght.

Did you know that due to new legislation it will be illegal for any volunteer or coach to work with children or vulnerable adults on a continuous basis before successfully completeting the Garda Vetting process?

This seminar is designed to answer the following questions:

  • Who will need to be Garda Vetted?
  • What action should the club take now?
  • Whose responsiblity is it to ensure vetting is carried out?

Admission to this seminar is free but places are limited.

Book your place now on https://goo.gl/akLcvG


Sea Kayaking:

kayak comp Cork

 

Wildwater Racing:

Descent of the River Sella/ ESP

This course follows the Sella River betwen Arriondas and Ribadesella bridges (20 Km.) in Asturias (Spain). The Cadets, Centenarians, and Mixed categories as well as the RR types, have their Finishing Line at the Llovio railway bridge (15 Km.) where the river estuary begings and where the outdoor lunch and festivities are held.  The Senior, Junior and Veterans categories (Men and Women in K2, K1, C2 and C1)) have their Finishing Line at Ribadesella (20 kms).

Sean WWR 1st Under Mens 23Aisling WWR 3rd Under 23 Womens

Sean McCarthy – 1st Place U23 Mens k1

Aisling Smith – 3rd Place U23 Womens k1

Deaglan O’Driscol and Malcom Banks 1st Place in Masters/Vets

Cait Broderick – 4th Place Womens U23 k1

Junior Wildwater Racing World Championships 2015, Nantahala River, North Carolina, USA.

Ireland has had its most successful ever Junior Wildwater Racing World championships (three boats reaching the finals!), with Cian and Darragh Clarke finishing 5th in junior C2 (equal highest finish for Irish junior at world championship event with Lorcan Feely who finished fifth in the 2009 Junior Worlds in men’s junior kayak), Darragh Clarke finishing 9th in junior C1 and Craig Cummins finishing 13th in junior men’s kayak, Mollie Claffey securing 20th place in women’s junior kayak and Cian finishing 26th in men’s junior kayak. One of the most pleasing aspects of watching the results come in was to see how all three finalists improved significantly between qualification and the finals. All four paddlers have another year left in the junior ranks which augurs really well for the future.

Liffey Oddessy:

You are invited to the following event:

LIFFEY ODYSSEY 2015

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:

Saturday, 5 September 2015 from 15:00 to 18:00 (IST)

River Liffey, Island Bridge, Dublin.

The Liffey Odyssey is being organised to raise much needed funds for Barretstown House. It is being hosted by I-Canoe and organised by the Liffey Odyssey Group comprising of representatives from a number of canoeing clubs (Lucan Kayak Club, LIR KC and WWKC). The event is being run as a Canoe Tour from Islandbridge to East Link Bridge in Dublin Port with the aim to have a fun and leisurely paddling trip down the Liffey. Fancy Dress is strongly encouraged.  Open Canoes are the preferred craft however participants may use sit -on -tops, rafts, stand up paddle boards or any other craft that involves a paddle.

The event is open to club and individual canoeists who should be at minimum Canoeing Ireland Level 1 ability and who satisfy the organisers they have sufficient ability to participate . Participants are expected to supply their own boat – preferably an Open Canoe but there may be a limited number of places available in Open Canoes to anyone who cannot supply their own – contact Paul Carroll for availabilty.

All participants must wear an approved Buoyancy Aid, helmet and appropriate footwear and and suitable clothing e.g. wetsuit or similar.

The event is open to children over 8 – however all children under 14 must be accompanied on the water by a parent or guardian. Children over 14 must be accompanied by a competent adult paddler. All participants under 18 must have written parental permission to participate.

As the event is being run to raise funds for Barretstown we are asking you spread the word and get your friends and work colleagues to make a donation to Barretstown. Donations can be made to   http://www.mycharity.ie/event/liffeyodyssey2015/.

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