C1 Canoeing Workshop – 24th February 2018

Canoeing Ireland and the Irish Slalom Committee are delighted to invite paddlers to a C1 canoeing workshop coached by a number of athletes who’ve represented Ireland internationally.

C1 is a category of canoeing where paddlers kneel in a boat with a single bladed paddle and these boats can be found across all the disciplines. Ireland traditionally has a great history of this discipline abroad in in competition.

Wild Water Racing and Canoe Slalom C1 will be the focus of the day. The event will take place in Wild Water Canoe Club on Saturday the 24th of February starting at 10am and finishing around 4pm. The workshop is open to all ages and abilities! Boats and Paddles will be provided and there is no charge for the day. Anyone interested please contact Robert Hendrick – for more information.

2018 Youth Olympic Games Selection

Canoeing Ireland will host a Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Canoe Slalom and Canoe Sprint selection race for young athletes aged 15 and 16 at Leixlip Lake on Saturday 27th January 2018. Athletes must compete in both Sprint and Slalom events of the same category, K1 or C1. From this selection race a team of up 8 athletes, 2 K1 Men, 2 K1 Women, 2 C1 Men and 2 C1 Women can be selected to compete at the ICF World Qualification event in Barcelona, Spain from the 12th – 15th April 2018.
Any young athletes interested in competing at this selection race please contact Pat Hendrick directly, email for further details before the 22nd January 2018.

You can also view the selection criteria and further information about YOG at the following links;

ICS 2018 Youth Olympic Games Selection Event Poster1

The Youth Olympic Games are an elite sporting event for young people from all over the world. An event distinct from other youth sports events, as they also integrate a unique Culture and Education Programme (CEP), based around five main themes: Olympism, Social Responsibility, Skills Development, Expression and Well-being and Healthy Lifestyles. *****************************************************************

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

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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Canoe Slalom World Championships Pau, France 27-31 September 2017

We wish our Athletes the Very Best of Luck at the upcoming World Championships in Pau. You will see that they are also hosting the WWR championships at the same time!

Good Luck!

Mens C1- Liam Jegou and Jake Cochrane

Womens C1 – Caoimhe O’Ferrall

Mens K1 – Eoin Teague and Cade Ryan

Racing starts tomorrow

Wednesday Morning 9:15-12:30 C2M C1W and K1M

Thursday Morning: 9:15-11:45 K1W and C1M

Below is a photo taken at the Opening Ceremony


2017 European Canoe Slalom Junior & U23 Championships

The European Canoe Slalom Junior & U23 Championships get under way tomorrow

Thursday August 17th in Hohenlimburg, Germany.

We wish all of our Athletes the very best of Luck –

Mens Junior K1 –Neil Dignam & Louis Hannon

Womens Junior K1 –Kiera Davidson & Ciara Farrell

Mens Junior C1—James Gibbons & Sean McLarnon

Mens U23 K1 – Samuel Curtis, Eoin Teague, Noel Hendrick

Womens U23 C1 –Caoimhe O’Ferrall

Mens U23 C1 – Liam Jegou, Jake Cochrane, Robert Hendrick


Wednesday, 16/08/2017
19:00 Opening Ceremony
Thursday 17/08/2017

10:30 – 18:10 Heats C2M, K1W, K1M (Junior & U23)

Friday, 18/08/2017

9:00 – 13:15 Heats C1W, C1M (Junior & U23)

14:30 – 18:45 Team events K1W U23, C1W Junior, C1M Junior, K1M Junior, C1W U23, C1M U23, K1M U23, K1W Junior

Saturday, 19/08/2017

11:00 – 17:35 Semi-final & Final K1W U23, K1M U23, K1W Junior, K1M Junior Final C2M U23, C2M Junior (*direct final from heats)

Sunday, 20/08/2017

11:00 – 15:30 Semi-final & Final C1W U23, C1M U23, C1W Junior, C1M Junior

Livestreaming will be available on Canoe Europe Youtube Channel:
Official event website:
Promo video:


Liam Jegou takes 5th Place Mens Final C1 U 23 & Junior World Championships and Team Racing Tomorrow

Jun/U23 Slalom World Championships – C1M Final

After qualifying 7th of the 10 paddlers to contest the final, Liam was aiming to improve on his 9th placing in this event in 2016 and did just that, putting in a great run to take 5th place in a race won by local paddler Marko Mirgorodsky, with Czech paddler Vaclav Chaloupka taking Silver and the German Florian Breuer taking Bronze.

This is a super result for Liam who was out of his C1 due to injury for most of the winter and since his hip surgery at the end of March, after which he underwent a long and painful period of rehabilitation, only getting back to competition for the second race of the senior World Cup series in Augsburg just a month ago.

Well done Liam and to all of the Irish team paddlers who gave us such good individual performances over the past week.

Tomorrow, the Championships conclude with the team races with Sam Curtis, Eoin Teague and Oisin Farrell in K1M off at 09.52 Irish time and Liam Jegou, Jake Cochrane and Robert Hendrick in C1M off at 14.09. Good luck guys!

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