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#Rowing: Jenny Egan had another podium finish at the canoe sprint World Cup today. Following a silver in Poznan last weekend, she took a bronze in Duisburg in her favourite event, the K1 5,000m. Two Australians took gold and silver. Ronan Foley was 15th in the men’s 5,000. Barry Watkins took sixth in the C Final of the men’s K1 1,000 and sixth in the B Final of the K1 500.

 In other canoeing news, Matthew McCartney took bronze at junior level at the canoe marathon World Cup in Norway in two events: the K1 22.6 kilometre and the K1 3,400m.

 Liam Jegou reached the final of the C1 at the canoe slalom European Championships in Pau, but missed out on the final.

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#Canoeing: Ireland’s Jenny Egan had another podium finish at a World Cup today. She took silver in the K1 5,000 in Poznan in Poland. Egan and Inna Hryshchun on the Ukraine broke clear of the rest of the field after the second portage. The two disputed the gold and silver placings, with Egan missing out by just over half a second.

 Barry Watkins took seventh in the men’s K1 5000, while Ronan Foley took 14th.  

Canoe Sprint World Cup, Poznan, Poland (Irish interest)

Saturday

Men

K1 1,000 – B Final (Places 10 to 18):  8 Barry Watkins

K1 500 – B Final (Places 10 to 18): 8 Watkins.  

Women

K1 200m – Semi-Final Three (7-9 to C Final): 7 Jenny Egan. C Final (Places 19 to 27): 5 Egan

Paracanoeing: VL3 Men’s 200m – Semi-Final One: 3 Patrick O’Leary. KL3 Semi-Final: 4 O’Leary

Sunday

Men

K1 5,000 – Final: 7 Watkins, 14 Ronan Foley.
Women

K1 5,000 – Final: 1 Ukraine 25:31.548, 2 Ireland (Egan) 25:32.112, 3 Slovakia 25:51.496.

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#Canoeing: Jenny Egan and Barry Watkins qualified for semi-finals at the canoe sprint World Cup in Poznan, Poland. Egan finished fifth in her heat of the K1 200m, while Watkins matched this in the men’s K1 1,000. The paracanoeist Patrick O’Leary reached the final of the VL3 by taking third in his semi-final.

Canoe Sprint World Cup, Poznan, Poland (Irish interest)

Men

K1 1000 – Heat Two: 8 Ronan Foley. Heat Five: 5 Barry Watkins

K1 200m – Heat Two: 5 Ryan O’Connor

Women

K1 200m – Heat Six: 5 Jenny Egan

Paracanoeing: VL3 Men’s 200m – Semi-Final One: 3 Patrick O’Leary. KL3 Semi-Final: 4 O’Leary

 

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The Olympics is not the “Holy Grail” for Jenny Egan despite her recent international success in sprint and marathon kayaking.

In a new Q&A with the Irish Examiner, the Leixlip-based paddler talks her beginnings in the sport (“Mum says I was in a boat before I was born”), the setbacks she’s faced along the way, and why her passion for kayaking outweighs any disappointments.

Last August, Egan became was the first Irish athlete to medal at the ICF Senior Canoe Sprint World Championships with a bronze — something she rates as highly as a podium finish at the Olympics.

“Of course, it would be a dream come true to qualify and race at Tokyo 2020, but I remember one Irish Olympian who pointed out that there are European and World Championships every year and you could be a world champion, but maybe not perform at the Olympic Games, as it only comes around every four years, whereas, these events are of an extremely high level and are every year.”

The Irish Examiner has much more on the story HERE.

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#Canoeing: The inaugural Canoeing Ireland National Awards at the Spa Hotel in Lucan on Saturday night were a success. The prizes were spread across a range of disciplines, with young competitors to the fore. Jenny Egan and Ronan Foley were honoured in both sprint and marathon categories. One of the most popular awards on the night went to Aido Barber of canoe polo. He was named the volunteer of the year.

 The keynote speaker was the president of the Olympic Federation of Ireland, Sarah Keane.  

Canoeing Ireland National Awards

Freestyle: Senior Male: Dave McClure. Junior Female: Aoife Hanrahan, Junior Male: Sean Noonan.  

Marathon: Sen: Jenny Egan, Barry Watkins. Jun: Ronan Foley

Polo: Sen: Rachel Molloy, Mark McCormack. Jun: Ciara Gurrhy, Zeke Wilson.

Slalom: Sen: Aisling Conlan, Liam Jegou. Jun: Maeve Martin, Tom Morley.

Sprint: Sen: Jenny Egan, Patrick O’Leary (paracanoeist). Jun: Kate McCarthy, Ronan Foley.  

Surf: Sen: Aisling Griffin, Michael Barry. Jun: Megan Gamble, Jamie O’Brien

Whitewater: Darragh Clarke (junior male)

Community Impact: Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club

Event of the Year: UCD Varsities

Team of the Year: Kilcock Demons

Volunteer of the Year: Aidrian Barber

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#Canoeing: Jenny Egan showed great fighting spirit, but had to settle for fifth at the canoe marathon World Championships at Vila de Prado in Portugal today. Twice she bridged a big gap to a leading group only to miss out.

 She led off the start but fell back after a bad first portage. A leading group of four then took over and seemed certain to have the medals sewn up. But Egan had other ideas. At the end of the second-last lap, the sixth, she produced a remarkable sprint to join a leading group of four, only for and inefficient portage to leave her behind again. And, remarkably, the final portage was similar – a big gap closed coming into it, but off the leaders emerging from it.

 Vanda Kiszli and Sara Mihalik of Hungary took first and second, with Eva Barrios of Spain taking the bronze.

 Barry Watkins finished 12th in the men’s K1 race. Andrew Birkett of South Africa won an interesting race, from Adrian Boros of Hungary, with another South African, Jasper Mocke third. José Ramalho of Portugal recovered from a badly damaged boat to finish sixth.

Canoe Marathon World Championships, Vila de Prado, Portugal

Men – K1: 1 South Africa (A Birkett) 2:09.29.06; 12 Ireland (B Watkins) 2:11.45.97

Women – K1: 1 Hungary (V Kiszli) 2 hrs 6 min 16.4 sec, 2 Hungary (S Mihalik) 2:06.29.31; 5 Ireland (J Egan) 2:07.00.31.

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#Canoeing: Jenny Egan produced a spirited fightback to take a bronze medal at the canoe sprint World Championships – her first in this championships. The Ireland K1 paddler fell back after a disappointing start at Montemor O Velho and had to claw her way from 15th to third. Lizzie Broughton of Britain sprinted away to take gold, with Maryna Litvinchuk of Belarus taking silver. Egan took bronze at the canoe marathon World Championships in 2017 and will compete in the marathon event again next month.  

Canoe Sprint World Championships, Montemor O Velho, Portugal (Irish interest)

Women

K1 5,000 metres: 3 J Egan 24 min 15.08 sec.

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#Canoeing: Ireland's Jenny Egan finished third in the canoe marathon World Cup race over 26.2 kilometres in Shanghai today. This was the final race of the International Canoe Federation series in Shaoxing and Shanghai. Egan took a silver and a bronze in the first and second races. The three medals brings her tally of medals in marathon events this year to six. 

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#Canoeing: Jenny Egan took bronze at the canoe marathon World Cup in Shanghai in China. Kristina Bedek of Serbia won the 3.6 kilometre K1 race, with Lizzie Broughton of Britain and Egan filling the next two slots in a close finish. Egan had taken silver on Monday at the World Cup in Shaoxing.  

 Ireland also had another good finish in Shanghai. Barry Watkins took fourth in the men’s race.   

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#Canoeing: Jenny Egan took a silver medal at the  ICF Marathon World Cup in Shaoxing, China. Anna Adamova Koziskova of the Czech Republic won a sprint finish with the Ireland athlete at the end of the 26.2 kilometre race. Lizzie Broughton of Britain was third.

 This World Cup is new on the international circuit and while the top marathon canoeists have been invited, not all have travelled. Unusually for this discipline, there has been prize money for competitors.

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Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) in Ireland Information

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity to save lives at sea in the waters of UK and Ireland. Funded principally by legacies and donations, the RNLI operates a fleet of lifeboats, crewed by volunteers, based at a range of coastal and inland waters stations. Working closely with UK and Ireland Coastguards, RNLI crews are available to launch at short notice to assist people and vessels in difficulties.

RNLI was founded in 1824 and is based in Poole, Dorset. The organisation raised €210m in funds in 2019, spending €200m on lifesaving activities and water safety education. RNLI also provides a beach lifeguard service in the UK and has recently developed an International drowning prevention strategy, partnering with other organisations and governments to make drowning prevention a global priority.

Irish Lifeboat Stations

There are 46 lifeboat stations on the island of Ireland, with an operational base in Swords, Co Dublin. Irish RNLI crews are tasked through a paging system instigated by the Irish Coast Guard which can task a range of rescue resources depending on the nature of the emergency.

Famous Irish Lifeboat Rescues

Irish Lifeboats have participated in many rescues, perhaps the most famous of which was the rescue of the crew of the Daunt Rock lightship off Cork Harbour by the Ballycotton lifeboat in 1936. Spending almost 50 hours at sea, the lifeboat stood by the drifting lightship until the proximity to the Daunt Rock forced the coxswain to get alongside and successfully rescue the lightship's crew.

32 Irish lifeboat crew have been lost in rescue missions, including the 15 crew of the Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire) lifeboat which capsized while attempting to rescue the crew of the SS Palme on Christmas Eve 1895.

FAQs

While the number of callouts to lifeboat stations varies from year to year, Howth Lifeboat station has aggregated more 'shouts' in recent years than other stations, averaging just over 60 a year.

Stations with an offshore lifeboat have a full-time mechanic, while some have a full-time coxswain. However, most lifeboat crews are volunteers.

There are 46 lifeboat stations on the island of Ireland

32 Irish lifeboat crew have been lost in rescue missions, including the 15 crew of the Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire) lifeboat which capsized while attempting to rescue the crew of the SS Palme on Christmas Eve 1895

In 2019, 8,941 lifeboat launches saved 342 lives across the RNLI fleet.

The Irish fleet is a mixture of inshore and all-weather (offshore) craft. The offshore lifeboats, which range from 17m to 12m in length are either moored afloat, launched down a slipway or are towed into the sea on a trailer and launched. The inshore boats are either rigid or non-rigid inflatables.

The Irish Coast Guard in the Republic of Ireland or the UK Coastguard in Northern Ireland task lifeboats when an emergency call is received, through any of the recognised systems. These include 999/112 phone calls, Mayday/PanPan calls on VHF, a signal from an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) or distress signals.

The Irish Coast Guard is the government agency responsible for the response to, and co-ordination of, maritime accidents which require search and rescue operations. To carry out their task the Coast Guard calls on their own resources – Coast Guard units manned by volunteers and contracted helicopters, as well as "declared resources" - RNLI lifeboats and crews. While lifeboats conduct the operation, the coordination is provided by the Coast Guard.

A lifeboat coxswain (pronounced cox'n) is the skipper or master of the lifeboat.

RNLI Lifeboat crews are required to follow a particular development plan that covers a pre-agreed range of skills necessary to complete particular tasks. These skills and tasks form part of the competence-based training that is delivered both locally and at the RNLI's Lifeboat College in Poole, Dorset

 

While the RNLI is dependent on donations and legacies for funding, they also need volunteer crew and fund-raisers.

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