The People of the Year Awards

The People of the Year Awards, Ireland’s longest-running national awards ceremony, is a yearly event organised by Rehab Group and aired live on RTÉ One television. The award show celebrates the unsung heroes of communities throughout Ireland and internationally. Nominations are open to members of the public and the winners are decided by an independent adjudication panel. Read more

Liffey Descent Expression of Interest application

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

World Surf Kayak Championships 2017

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

Sligo Secondary Schools Kayak Competition 2017

Sligo Secondary Schools Kayak Competition 2017

On Wednesday 25th October, the Sligo Secondary Schools Kayak Competition took place on the Garavogue River, Doorly Park in Sligo.

This is the second year of this event which aims to promote paddling in secondary schools around Sligo. This year 32 students from Sligo Grammar School and Summerhill College took part in teh Sligo Schools Kayak Competition.

Teams of 4 competed in a relay time trial with the winning teams in Junior and Senior categories (pictures below) awarded prizes.

Senior Team – Summerhill College

Junior Team – Sligo Grammar School

Mournes Wildwater Racing

Mournes Wildwater Race – 2017

Date: –        Sunday 3rd  December 2017

Venue: –      Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone – (Canoe steps just off the by-pass)


Registration: –         11.00 a.m.       Race Starts: 12.00 noon


Entry Fee£ 5 /Senior’s & £ 3 / U18s (or Euros)


Course Details – Newtonstewart Canoe Steps – Sion Mills weir. (6.5miles) Grade 1 – 3.

The event is aimed at Senior’s; & U18’s. It is open to all clubs & individuals. Please note that this race is only suitable for competent independent paddlers of 3 * ability or those paddling as a group with a suitably qualified leader, as it is impractical to provide safety cover along the entire course.

All participants must wear appropriate paddling gear, including buoyancy aids and helmets.  All open boats should have some form of additional buoyancy.  Participants, especially open boater’s, are encouraged to take a trolley with them due to the portage to the car park at the end of the race.

Classes       Senior (Male & Female)

Under 18’s (Male & Female)

Tandems/ Doubles (Male/ Female / Mixed)

£100 voucher per category winner…

NB: A shorter course may be raced by younger FPCC members provided sufficient safety cover is available, otherwise a guided paddle will be organised for others who prefer not to race.

Categories & distances may be revised in the interests of competition and safety.


Boat Categories

  • > 4.00m (K1s, K2s,Wavehoppers,WWRs, etc)
  • < 4.00m (General Purpose, River runners, etc)
  • Open Boats

Winter Warmers

FPCC wish to invite all competitors & visitors to sample our ‘legenderry’ home-made soup and refreshments – prior to the presentation ceremony at Sion Mills Weir.    

Tel/ Text: 0876591982                        00447912604514