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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Canoeing Ireland (CI) is the National Governing Body responsible for promoting, developing and managing paddlesport in the Republic of Ireland. Read more
Canoeing Ireland would like to thank those clubs and members who attended the Canoeing Ireland AGM which was held on Saturday 9th June. The meeting had a positive tone to it, reflective of this growth and recovery period that the organisation is currrently enjoying.
We would like to acknowledge the Board members who are stepping down and welcome the new members to the Board for the time ahead.
Paul Donnelly – President
Brian Ogilvie – Hon. Secretary
Aisling Conlan – Hon. Treasurer (newly elected)
Executive Member – Leigh Blackmore
Leinster Rep. – Bryan Fennell
Munster Rep. – Evan Roberts
Olympic Discipline Rep. – Ciaran Farrell (newly elected)
57th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Read more
Irish Canoe Union Limited trading as Canoeing Ireland (“the Company”)
Saturday, 09th June 2018 at 2pm.
Lucan Spa Hotel, 4A N4, Lucan, Co. Dublin
See the new PDF document that outlines the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) that will be brought into law this coming May. This is an important document for clubs and providers that keep data on members and clients.
If you have any questions in relation to this please don’t hesitate to contact the office.
ATTENTION: CRAYFISH PLAGUE –EMERGENCY CONTAINMENT MEASURES
In response to a recent outbreak of Crayfish Plague in the River Suir and River Deel, emergency disease containment measures are needed to help prevent its spread.
Crayfish Plague is a disease that kills our native White-clawed Crayfish. All crayfish that become infected will die. Crayfish Plague is easily transmitted in water or via contaminated equipment (for example on canoes, waders or nets).
Ireland holds the largest population of the White-clawed Crayfish that remains in Europe.
HELP PROTECT OUR NATIVE CRAYFISH FROM THIS DISEASE
All water users are asked to operate a temporary ban on moving water sports and angling equipment out of the River Suir and the River Deel catchment – commencing immediately.
Water sports and angling equipment currently in use in the Suir catchment may continue to be used there; but boats or angling equipment should not be transferred out of the catchment.
Limit your activity to the river section where you normally operate, avoid moving around the catchment and follow biosecurity protocols – Check, Clean, Dry.
Source – Inter Agency response from National Parks and Wildlife Service, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, Limerick County Council, Cork County Council, Tipperary County Council, Tipperary Sports Partnership, Waterford City and County Council, Marine Institute, Local Authority Water and Communities Office, Waterways Ireland and National Biodiversity Data Centre
Inclusion and accessibility are going to be key focuses of Canoeing Ireland in the coming year. After attending the National Conference for Inclusion 2016 last week the staff at Canoeing Ireland were impressed by all of the speakers and the challenges many of them have overcome to participate in a wide range of activities. We look forward to being able to provide opportunities to many more participants in canoe sport in 2017. Check out the CaraFocus Newsletter for inspiration and information on what is possible in adventure sports for all participants.
The new issue of the TDU newsletter is out!
Ever thought of writing an article for the TDU newsletter? This issue features nine articles written by paddlers of all ages and stages from a variety of different clubs on everything from learning to roll, a club boatercross and considering the learning styles of students as an instructor. To encourage everyone to get involved and write articles on an ongoing basis the newsletters are sponsored and one contributor each issue will win a prize!
Everyone who sent in an article for this issue was put into a draw and the winner selected at random was Dean Dunne who wrote an article about the St. Michaels Youth Project Initiative. Dean will be receiving a Streamlyte Kinetix SX introductory WW paddle sponsored by Saor Uisce. Congratulations Dean!
Read Dean’s article and more by downloading the newsletter from the link below. This issue’s articles include:
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To enter a newsletter article of your own email firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy paddling and see you on the water soon!