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#OLYMPICS - Yesterday Ireland's Olympic hopefuls celebrated recognition of their success in the 2012 round of funding.
But cuts to the budget of the Irish Sports Council (ISC) have prompted a "major" review of high performance programmes from 2013 onwards, the Irish Independent reports.
Finbarr Kirwan, director of high performance at the ISC, said: "Changes are coming, things are tight and we will have to make strategic cuts in the next two years."
The result could be fewer grant awards of lesser value for athletes, as Olympic qualification standards are set to get tougher from here on out.
The two tiers below 'podium class' - in which individuals receive awards of €20,000 and €12,000 respectively - are expected to be hardest hit in the review.
As previously reported on Afloat.ie, canoeing's Eoin Rheinisch, swimmer Grainne Murphy and sailors Annalise Murphy, Peter O'Leary and David Burrows each received the top level of funding of €40,000 each, which is on a par with last year's support.
The Irish Independent has more on the story HERE.
#WATERWAYSIRELAND – In its first notice to mariners of 2012 Waterways Ireland has published a list of the most important aspects of waterways regulations for boat owners. It includes the Registration of Vessels, Canal Permits, Events Held on the Waterways, Berthing in Public Harbours and many more useful reminders for the use of the waterways this coming season. Full details of the 'special notice' from the Inspector of Navigation Charles J Lawn Lt Cdr (rtd) is below:
Registration of Vessels
All vessels using the Shannon Navigation and the Erne System must be registered. Only open undecked boats with an engine of 15 horsepower or less, on the Shannon Navigation, and vessels of 10 horsepower or less, on the Erne System, are exempt.
All vessels using the Grand and Royal Canals and the Barrow Navigation must have a current valid Permit displayed before being navigated or moored.
Events Held on the Waterways
All organised events taking place on the waterways must have the prior approval of Waterways Ireland. Application forms for this approval and the associated indemnity form may be had from the Inspectorate offices.
Berthing in Public Harbours
On the Shannon Navigation and the Shannon-Erne Waterway craft may berth in public harbours for five consecutive days or a total of seven days in any one month during the period 1 April to 31 October. This also applies in Clondara / Richmond Harbour on the Royal Canal and in Shannon Harbour and the Tullamore Spur Line on the Grand Canal.
On the Erne System no vessel may berth at a public mooring for more than 48 hours without a four hour intermission.
Pump Out Berths
Masters of vessels should note that it is not permitted to berth at pump out stations.
Waterways Ireland smart cards are used to operate certain locks, to access the service blocks and to use the pump-outs along the navigations. Electrical Power is also available using smart cards at a limited number of public mooring locations, including Scarriff, Shannonbridge, Garrykennedy, Carrick and Ballina (Tipperary). Operating instructions are displayed in English, French and German.
Passenger Vessel Berths
Masters of vessels should not berth on passenger vessel berths where it is indicted that an arrival is imminent. Passenger vessels plying the navigations generally only occupy the berths to embark and disembark passengers and rarely remain on the berths for extended periods or overnight.
Lock Lead-in Jetties
Lead-in jetties adjacent to the upstream and downstream gates at lock chambers are solely for the purpose of craft waiting to use the lock and should not be used for long term berthing.
Vessel wash, that is, the wave generated by the passage of the boat through the water, can sometimes be large, powerful and destructive depending on the hull shape and engine power of the vessel. This wash can be detrimental to other users of the navigation when it strikes their craft or inundates the shoreline or riverbank. Masters are requested to frequently look behind and check the effect of their wash particularly when passing moored vessels, on entering harbours and approaching jetties and to be aware of people fishing or recreating on the riverbank.
A vessel or boat shall not be navigated on the Shannon Navigation at a speed in excess of 5 kph when within 200 metres of a bridge, quay, jetty or wharf, when in a harbour or canal or when passing within 100 metres of a moored vessel or boat.
Vessels navigating the Shannon-Erne Waterway should observe the general 5 kph speed limit which applies along the waterway. This is necessary in order to prevent damage to the banks caused by excessive wash from vessels.
Vessels navigating the Erne System should observe the statutory 5 kt / 6mph/10kph speed limit areas.
Narrow sections of all the navigations are particularly prone to bank erosion due to the large wash generated by some craft. Masters are requested to be vigilant and to slow down to a speed sufficient to maintain steerage when they observe the wash of their craft inundating the river banks.
Unusual Waterborne Activity
Unusual waterborne vessels may be encountered from time to time, such as, hovercraft or amphibious aircraft / seaplanes. Masters of such craft are reminded to apply the normal "Rule of the Road" when they meet conventional craft on the water and to allow extra room to manoeuvre in the interest of safety.
Mariners will encounter large numbers of sailing dinghies from late June to August in the vicinity of Lough Derg, Lough Ree and Lower Lough Erne. Vessels should proceed at slow speed and with due caution and observe the rules of navigation when passing these fleets, as many of the participants are junior sailors under training.
Mariners should expect to meet canoes and vessels under oars on any part of the navigations, either recreating, in training or in competition but more so in the vicinity of Athlone, Carrick-on-Shannon, Coleraine, Enniskillen and Limerick. Masters are reminded to proceed at slow speed and especially to reduce their wash to a minimum when passing these craft as they can be easily upset and swamped due to their very low freeboard and always be prepared to give way in any given traffic situation.
Canoeing is an adventure sport and participants are strongly recommended to seek the advice of the sport's governing bodies i.e The Irish Canoe Union and the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland, before venturing onto the navigations.
Persons in charge of canoes are reminded of the inherent danger to these craft associated with operating close to weirs, sluice gates, locks and other infrastructure particularly when rivers are in flood and large volumes of water are moving through the navigations due to general flood conditions or very heavy localised precipitation e.g. turbulent and broken water, stopper waves. Shooting weirs is prohibited without prior permission of Waterways Ireland.
Portage is required at all locks, however, a heavily laden canoe may be put through a lock unmanned provided it is attended with a head and stern line.
Fast Powerboats and Personal Watercraft (Jet Skis)
Masters of Fast Powerboats (speed greater than 17kts) and Personal Watercraft (e.g.Jet Skis) are reminded of the inherent dangers associated with high speed on the water and especially in the confines of small bays and narrow sections of the navigations. Keeping a proper look-out, making early alterations to course and /or reducing speed will avoid conflict with slower vessels using the navigation.
In the Republic of Ireland you have to be at least 16 years of age to operate a PWC e.g Jetski and 12 years of age or over to operate a vessel with more than a 5 hp engine.
Prohibition on Swimming
Swimming in the navigable channel, particularly at bridges, is dangerous and is prohibited due to the risk of being run over by a vessel underway in the navigation.
Towing Waterskiers, Wakeboarders, Doughnuts etc
Masters of vessels engaged in any of these activities are reminded of the manoeuvring constraints imposed upon their vessel by the tow and of the added responsibilities that they have to the person(s) being towed. These activities should be conducted in areas which are clear of conflicting traffic. It is highly recommended that an person additional to the master be carried to act as a "look-out" to keep the tow under observation at all times.
Lifejackets and Personal Flotation Devices (PFD's)
Lifejackets and PFD's are the single most important items of personal protective equipment to be used on a vessel and should be worn especially when the vessel is being manoeuvred such as entering / departing a lock, anchoring, coming alongside or departing a jetty or quayside.
In the Republic of Ireland all persons on board any craft of less than 7m (23 ft) must wear a lifejacket or PFD while on board an open craft or on the deck of a decked craft that is not made fast to the shore. This requirement also applies to Personal Watercraft Craft and any vessel or object being towed e.g. waterskier, wakeboarder, doughnut, banana etc.
The attention of mariners is drawn to the Army Firing Range situated in the vicinity of buoys No's 2 and 3, on Lough Ree in the Shannon Navigation.
Shannon Navigation, Portumna Swing Bridge Tolls
No attempt should be made by Masters' of vessels to pay the bridge toll while making way through the bridge opening. Payment will only be taken by the Collector from Masters when they are secured alongside the jetties north and south of the bridge.
Shannon Navigation, Abbey River and Sarsfield Lock, Limerick
The attention of all users of this stretch of the Shannon Navigation is drawn to the published notices regarding navigation. Users are advised to contact the ESB Ardnacrusha Hydroelectric Power station before commencing their passage to ascertain how many turbines are currently running. It is advised NOT to undertake a voyage if more than one turbine is operating, due to the increased velocity of flow in the navigation, which can be dangerous. This situation may also arise when flood conditions prevail. Further, passage of Sarsfield Lock should be booked on 353-87-7972998, on the day prior to travel and it should be noted also that transit is not possible two hours either side of low water.
Lower Bann Navigation
The attention of all users is drawn to the "Users Code for the Lower Bann", in particular to that section covering "Flow in the River" outlining the dangers for users both on the banks and in the navigation associated with high flow rates when the river is in spate. Canoeists should consult and carry a copy of the "Lower Bann Canoe Trail" guide issued by the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland.
Overhead Power Lines (OHLP)
The attention of all is drawn to the dangers associated with overhead power lines in particular sailing vessels, sailing dinghys and workboats with cranes. Vigilance is required especially in the vicinity of slipways and dinghy parks, while voyage planning is a necessity in order to identify the location of overhead lines crossing the navigations. If the vessel or its equipment comes in contact with an OHLP, do NOT attempt to move the equipment or a person if either is still in contact with, or close to, the OHLP. The conductor may still be alive or re-energise automatically. Maintain a 5 m clearance, if possible, and prevent third parties from approaching you or your vessel because of the risk of arcing. Contact the Coast Guard for assistance. Fishermen are also reminded that a minimum ground distance of 30 metres should be maintained from overhead power lines when using rod and line.
Submarine Cables and Pipes
Masters of vessels are reminded not to anchor their vessels in the vicinity of submarine cables or pipes in case they foul their anchor or damage the cables or pipes
Aids to Navigation – Shannon Navigation - Recognition
Masters should consult Waterways Ireland Marine Notices to inform themselves of the roll-out of the change over from the colour black to green for starboard hand marks. Topmarks remain the same i.e square on starboard and circular on port marks. White arrows on markers indicate the safe water side of the mark.
Caution to be Used in Reliance upon Aids to Navigation
The aids to navigation depicted on the navigation guides comprise a system of fixed and floating aids to navigation with varying degrees of reliability. Therefore, prudent mariners will not rely solely on any single aid to navigation, particularly a floating aid to navigation. With respect to buoys, the buoy symbol is used to indicate the approximate position of the buoy body and the ground tackle which secures it to the lake or river bed. The approximate position is used because of the practical limitations in positioning and maintaining buoys in precise geographical locations. These limitations include, but are not limited to, prevailing atmospheric and lake/river conditions, the slope of and the material making up the lake/river bed, the fact that the buoys are moored to varying lengths of chain, and the fact that the buoy body and/or ground tackle positions are not under continuous surveillance. Due to the forces of nature, the position of the buoy body can be expected to shift inside and outside the charted symbol. Buoys and perches are also moved out of position by those mariners who use them to moor up to instead of anchoring. Further, a vessel attempting to pass close by always risks collision with a yawing buoy or with the obstruction that the buoy or beacon / perch marks.
- Registration of Vessels
- Canal Permits
- Events Held on the Waterways
- Berthing in Public Harbours
- Pump Out Berths
- Smart Cards
- Passenger Vessel Berths
- Lock Leadin Jetties
- Vessel Wash
- Speed Restriction
- Bank Erosion
- Unusual Waterborne Activity
- Sailing Activity
- Fast Powerboats and Personal Watercraft (Jet Skis)
- Age Restrictions
- Towing Waterskiers, Wakeboarders, Doughnuts
A sprint and marathon racer, Egan was named as The Irish Times/Irish Sport Council's Sportswoman of the Month for May 2010 in recognition of some very impressive performances.
Indeed, the Kildare native enjoyed much success in 2012, with second place in the 5000m at the World Sprint Cup in the Czech Republic and a new Irish record in the 500m at the Canoe Slalom Worlds in Hungary among her achievements.
Heading into 2012, the Salmon Leap club member will surely be shrugging off setbacks like her crash in the heat and humidity of Singapore at the Canoe Marathon Worlds last October.
The new year brings a new focus, as Egan will concentrate on the 500m and 200m K1 sprint distances for the London games, with the final qualifiers - for just 15 spots - taking place in Poland in April.
The Evening Herald has more on the story HERE.
#JOBS & CAREERS - Canoeing Ireland, the national governing body for canoe sports in Ireland, has a vacancy for a general manager based at its headquarters in Dublin.
The successful candidate will "lead the organisation, its members and volunteers as it continues to support and advance canoeing in Ireland over the coming years".
Aside from providing leadership to the organisation in its activities, the role involves providing support to the executive and board in developing and implementing a new strategy for Canoeing Ireland, formerly the Irish Canoe Union.
The job will also involve the provision of support to both recreational canoeists and high performance athletes, and ensuring that the body is managed and administered effectively for the benefit of all members.
The ideal candidate will hold a relevant third level qualification; have a proven track record with at least five years' work experience in a senior management position; can demonstrate experience of financial management, reporting, and budgetary control procedures; have experience in working with high performance athletes aservices providers.
Knowledge of change management and experience of co-ordinating and working with professional service providers would be an advantage.
The closing date for applications is tomorrow, Friday 11 November 2011. Interested parties can apply online HERE.
Ireland's canoeists distinguished themselves at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Singapore last weekend, as The Irish Times reports.
In the women's K1 event, Jenny Egan placed an impressive eighth out of 25 entrants.
Egan kept pace with eventual winner Renata Csay of Hungary until one-third of the way into the 28.5km race.
But temperatures in the 30s and 80% humidity took their toll on the Salmon Leap paddler and her challenged faded instantly.
Meanwhile, her brother Peter Egan placed 11th in the men's K2 with partner Neil Fleming, missing out on a better place due to Egan's cramping before the end.
An Irish contingent is in Singapore this weekend to compete at the 19th ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships.
In the women's K1, Jenny Egan - the Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Month in June this year - was set to face six laps of the 4.2km course with six portages in the women's K1.
Meanwhile, her brother Peter Egan - teaming today with Neil Fleming in men's K2 - is scheduled to face seven laps with seven portages.
Fleming and Richard Hendron were also set to take on the same course in the men's K1.
Live streaming of the weekend's competition, which concludes this evening, is available HERE.
The Irish Times' Conor Pope jumped in at the deep end when he took part in his first Liffey Descent last weekend (VIDEO BELOW).
The first-time canoeist faced his many fears to tackle the challenging course from the K Club in Kildare to Islandbridge as part of a three-man Canadian canoe.
That is, provided they got past the first weir at Straffan, where 60% of competitors take a tumble.
Pope writes: "As we approach its edge, the foaming white water’s roar barely manages to drown out the roars of hundreds of paddlers who’ve already succumbed to its fury."
Surviving that, the trio ploughed through the wodded stretch known as 'the jungle' before avoiding a smash into the wall at Leixlip dam.
From then on in the water flows faster towards the Wren's Nest, and the stuff of nightmares for the novist paddler!
Read more about Conor Pope's adventures on the Liffey Descent HERE.
Neil Fleming and Peter Egan in K2 (racing kayak) were the fastest crews in the Liffey Descent today, covering the course in a fast one hour 49 minutes and 10 seconds. John Boyton and Graham O’Regan were almost six minutes behind them in second.
Liffey Descent Results
Class Place Time BIB First Surname Club Class
1 02:04:44 43 Sean McCarthy Salmon Leap JUNIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
2 02:14:20 51 Matthew Burke Salmon Leap JUNIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
3 02:18:43 48 Iomhar MacGiollaPhadraig Salmon Leap JUNIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
4 02:19:51 42 Anthony Forristal Thomastown JUNIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
5 02:35:21 44 Gerald O'Halloran WWKC JUNIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
6 03:07:27 47 Ryan Brady Slalom leap Canoe Club JUNIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
1 02:08:21 581 George Barnicoat Longridge JUNIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:08:21 581 James Allen Longridge JUNIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
2 02:49:33 584 Donal Devenney Salmon Leap CC JUNIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:49:33 584 Caoimhin Croc Salmon Leap CC JUNIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
1 02:18:28 81 Aisling Smith WWKC JUNIOR WILD WATER RACERS
2 02:32:53 85 Grimes Daniel JUNIOR WILD WATER RACERS
3 02:40:53 84 Brian McGuinness Salmon Leap JUNIOR WILD WATER RACERS
4 02:46:52 82 Conor Quinn wwkc JUNIOR WILD WATER RACERS
5 03:10:47 83 Eadaoin Whelan WWKC JUNIOR WILD WATER RACERS
1 04:23:07 523 Niall Killeen Mulligar Kayak Club MENS SENIOR RACING KAYAK TRIPLES - K3
04:23:07 523 David Corcoran Mulligar Kayak Club MENS SENIOR RACING KAYAK TRIPLES - K3
04:23:07 523 Pat Clifford Mulligar Kayak Club MENS SENIOR RACING KAYAK TRIPLES - K3
1 02:29:19 138 John Keegan ICU MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
2 02:29:49 160 Eamonn O'Callanain ICU MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
3 02:30:43 180 Kieran Varley Thomastown MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
4 02:31:38 105 Edward Broekaart Donegal Canoe Club MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
5 02:36:35 153 John Mollohan Citywise MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
6 02:42:28 109 Brendan Buggy Celbridge MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
7 02:42:39 173 Gerard Ryan Salmon Leap MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
8 02:48:14 104 Malcolm Blowers BRITISH CU MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
9 02:49:22 103 Ivan Barrett Malahide Sea Scouts MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
10 02:50:03 148 David Leonard Donegal Canoe Club MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
11 02:55:00 169 Richard Reid ICU MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
12 02:55:52 166 Donal O'Mathuna Dromore MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
13 02:56:41 188 Catriona Woods Lisburn City Paddlers MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
14 02:57:16 134 Cathal Herron Donegal Canoe Club MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
15 02:59:29 112 Denis Conlan Kilcullen Canoe Club MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
16 03:00:45 151 Roy McConnell BCU/CANI MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
17 03:01:46 186 Norman Woods CCKA MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
18 03:02:10 191 John Dooley Killkenny Aqua Canoe Club MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
19 03:03:26 133 Patrick Hannon ICU MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
20 03:04:02 193 Tom Shortt ICU MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
21 03:05:19 165 James O'Keeffe Voyagers CC MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
22 03:05:46 106 Alan Brook BRITISH CU (CANI) MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
23 03:07:03 149 Andrew Lindsay ICU MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
24 03:08:41 120 Peter Durnin Rockhoppers MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
25 03:08:56 167 Seamus O'Drisceoil Espori/Cape Clear MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
26 03:14:34 171 Frank Roche Donegal Canoe Club MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
27 03:14:51 194 Paul Heffernan Phoenix Kayak Club MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
28 03:15:42 156 Eamon Moran Kilcullen MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
29 03:15:46 168 Finbar Rafferty DUCC MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
30 03:18:04 163 Donal O'Kane DUKC MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
31 03:21:07 142 Lorcan Keyes 32nd Limerick Scouts MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
32 03:22:12 136 Peter Hickey ICU MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
33 03:22:14 130 Paul Gurhy Voyagers CC MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
34 03:22:52 176 david Steele icu MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
35 03:25:19 126 David Gill British CU /NI MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
36 03:27:51 155 Ian Moore BRITISH CU MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
37 03:28:35 182 Malcolm Vincent Belfast MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
38 03:29:32 123 Padraig Flynn ICU MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
39 03:34:14 152 Paul McGovern Celbridge Paddlers MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
40 03:34:16 137 Gerry Keane Celbridge Paddlers MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
41 03:37:59 129 Eugene Gracey BCU/CANI MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
42 03:38:05 132 Rick Hanna Lisburn City Paddlers MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
43 03:38:23 177 Derek Stephenson BCU/CANI MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
44 03:47:19 179 Carthy Brian MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
45 03:49:04 115 John Daly ICU MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
46 03:50:50 121 Michael Fahy TDU MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
47 03:51:11 118 Fergus Doyle Tullow Kayak Club MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
48 03:52:54 197 Sammon Martin MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
49 03:54:28 145 Paul Laing BCU MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
50 03:55:06 175 Stefan Schuller BRITISH CU MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
51 03:59:37 150 Paul Maguire Silverbridge MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
52 04:02:59 178 Kevin Tuffy Foyle MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
53 04:11:40 117 Patrick Dougan BCU/CANI MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
54 04:25:11 189 Geoff Baird Ravanet Paddlers MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
55 04:25:59 116 Anne Donnell Donegal Canoe Club MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
56 04:25:59 114 Kevin Cooney Kilcullen MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
57 04:28:11 187 gerry woods Goya Gang MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
58 04:33:28 143 Neal Labuschagne Voyagers MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
59 04:38:44 113 Kevin Conway ICU MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
60 04:40:39 185 Anthony Viney Erne MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
61 04:42:57 198 Kehely Con MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
62 04:51:18 159 Sean Nolan Sligo MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
63 04:53:36 119 Stephen Dunne Mullingar MASTERS GENERAL PURPOSE
1 01:58:56 213 Deaglan O'Drisceoil SLCC MASTERS RACING KAYAK - K1
2 02:02:40 202 James Butler Nottingham KC MASTERS RACING KAYAK - K1
3 02:07:42 203 Fergus Cooper Celbridge CONTRAST* MASTERS RACING KAYAK - K1
4 02:34:17 220 Gary Carter Lincoln MASTERS RACING KAYAK - K1
5 02:35:34 212 Noel O'Connell Kilcullen MASTERS RACING KAYAK - K1
6 02:45:48 206 Paul Murphy Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club MASTERS RACING KAYAK - K1
7 02:48:16 205 Iain Maclean ICU MASTERS RACING KAYAK - K1
8 02:48:48 224 Peter Hutchison Richmond Canoe Club MASTERS RACING KAYAK - K1
9 02:50:45 219 Vincent Martin WWKC MASTERS RACING KAYAK - K1
10 02:59:20 223 Anthony Pantling Hempstead MASTERS RACING KAYAK - K1
11 03:20:56 952 Liam Keogh Kilcullen MASTERS RACING KAYAK - K1
12 03:51:17 221 Archie Miles Lincoln MASTERS RACING KAYAK - K1
1 02:10:35 557 Richard Oliver Lincoln MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:10:35 557 Andrew Grimwood Lincoln MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
2 02:10:43 555 Lawrence Buckley ICU MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:10:43 555 Ciaran Cooke ICU MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
3 02:14:37 552 Adrian Trickett Worcester MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:14:37 552 Jon Bird Worcester MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
4 02:19:20 553 Brian Gallagher Salmon Leap MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:19:20 553 Gerry Collins Salmon Leap MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
5 02:19:44 559 John Keernan WWKC MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:19:44 559 Tony Dillon WWKC MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
6 02:22:52 560 James Treewood MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:22:52 560 Anita Seaford MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
7 02:24:28 554 Robert Stuart Scottish MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:24:28 554 Martin Kelly Scottish MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
8 02:37:12 551 Paddy Gowen Donabate Sea Scouts MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:37:12 551 Brian Nolan Donabate Sea Scouts MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
9 02:45:14 556 Sim Treacy ICU MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:45:14 556 PJ Whealan ICU MASTERS RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
1 02:33:23 2 Alex Broderick Thomastown MENS JUNIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
2 02:45:28 3 Kevin Cahill Phoenix MENS JUNIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
3 02:45:59 19 Doolan Gareth MENS JUNIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
4 03:02:13 15 Shane Nugent Mullingar MENS JUNIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
5 03:11:31 6 Ross Fowler Celbridge PCC MENS JUNIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
6 03:13:17 16 Alan O'Donovan Inny Kayakers MENS JUNIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
7 03:46:01 14 Ben McNeilly Lacken MENS JUNIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
8 04:11:41 9 Eddy Fox Intercity Paddlers MENS JUNIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
9 04:36:32 5 Dean Donnelly Ballyfermot MENS JUNIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
10 02:21:53 334 Paul Forristal Thomastown MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
11 02:32:31 420 Martyn Walsh Thomastown MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
12 02:33:44 302 Alan Barrett Malahide Sea Scouts MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
13 02:37:35 396 Patrick Woods ICU MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
14 02:38:35 374 Mark Redmond WWKC MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
15 02:40:46 345 Paraic Keane Celbridge Paddlers MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
16 02:44:26 342 Ken Hynes DCUCC MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
17 02:48:28 406 John Kearney Barrow Valley Canoe Club MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
18 02:51:36 324 Michael Coughlan UCC CC MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
19 02:51:39 368 Louis O'Carroll WWKC MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
20 02:53:42 404 Dermot Morley Ribbontail Paddlers MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
21 02:56:23 344 Gerard Keane Trinity MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
22 02:57:57 336 Lee Harding TDU MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
23 03:01:52 362 Richard Murphy Cavan MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
24 03:03:03 423 Cerrigan Denis MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
25 03:04:22 348 Patrick King ICU MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
26 03:05:13 301 Richard Allan WWKC MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
27 03:05:34 386 Brian Staunton Mullingar Canoe Club MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
28 03:06:46 313 Stephen Burke Moy Canoe Club MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
29 03:07:22 395 Gavin Whitehead Thomastown MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
30 03:11:29 333 Gerard Fitzpatrick n/a MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
31 03:12:10 382 Niall Scannell Rockhoppers MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
32 03:13:27 350 Conor Lehane Phoenix MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
33 03:14:45 338 Liam Hendrick Ribbontail MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
34 03:15:10 418 Paul Flynn ICU MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
35 03:15:11 414 Carl O'Grady Scouts MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
36 03:15:45 310 Patrick Brereton Kilcullen Canoe Club MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
37 03:17:21 425 Mulligan Niall MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
38 03:18:12 379 Cormac Roche Dromore Watersports MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
39 03:20:21 373 Pat Power Lir MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
40 03:21:59 370 Barry O'Sullivan ICU MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
41 03:22:25 365 Lar O'Brien Kilcullen MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
42 03:22:37 358 Ruaridh McGuckin Shackleton MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
43 03:26:55 369 Don O'Hanlon Phoenix MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
44 03:28:26 378 Eamonn Riggs Silverbridge MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
45 03:29:51 304 Alan Beere Trim Canoe Club MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
46 03:30:02 372 Trevor O'Toole Trim Canoe Club MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
47 03:30:06 351 Fergus Maughan Kilcullen MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
48 03:30:28 380 Sean Ryan Lir MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
49 03:31:26 306 John Bewley Silverbridge MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
50 03:33:54 388 Stewart Stobbs Chester MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
51 03:34:50 328 Damien Donegan Celbridge MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
52 03:35:31 352 Rory McCauley Strabane MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
53 03:36:44 329 Niall Doran Strabane MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
54 03:37:01 403 Barry McDermott Lisburn City Paddlers MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
55 03:38:03 411 Gavin Twomey Phoenix MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
56 03:38:17 416 Kevin Kirrane Rockhoppers MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
57 03:38:57 392 Gareth Toolan UCD MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
58 03:39:25 307 Kevin Bonnie Shackleton MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
59 03:44:49 195 Alan McNeilly Lacken MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
60 03:45:48 315 Philip Byrne TDU MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
61 03:46:46 422 Gullifoyle Eoin MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
62 03:50:49 323 Chris Corr Castlebar K C MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
63 03:54:13 355 Peter McDonnell Silverbridge MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
64 03:56:41 426 Glass Darren MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
65 03:56:46 413 Dale Rothwell Tullow Kayak Club MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
66 03:56:48 361 Alan Moody Tullow Kayak Club MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
67 03:58:28 337 Ryan Hawes Shackleton MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
68 03:59:25 303 Graeme Barrett Shackleton MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
69 03:59:43 321 Jasper Chisnall Shackleton MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
70 04:01:14 326 Tommy Daly Rockhoppers MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
71 04:01:15 424 Doherty Geoffrey MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
72 04:08:39 427 GallAGHER Conor MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
73 04:08:53 407 Tim Mason Sandycove Kayak Club MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
74 04:09:07 419 Adrian Guinan ICU MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
75 04:10:33 311 Val Browne MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
76 04:10:45 394 Colm Tuohy Galway Kayak Club MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
77 04:10:57 309 Ronan Breathnach Galway Kayak Club MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
78 04:11:16 385 Burkhard Springer Galway Kayak Club MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
79 04:11:36 383 Christopher Smyth Intercity Paddlers MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
80 04:11:38 356 David McGinty Intercity Paddlers MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
81 04:12:46 428 Byrne John MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
82 04:14:25 387 Alan Stevens n/a MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
83 04:16:20 409 Colum Power ICU MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
84 04:16:20 408 Rick O'Mahony ICU MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
85 04:20:07 397 Sean O'Sullivan Phoenix Kayak Club MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
86 04:20:40 346 Sean Kelleher Kilcullen Canoe Club MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
87 04:21:06 322 Richard Coady Limerick Kayak Club MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
88 04:21:08 366 Sean O'Brien Limerick Kayak Club MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
89 04:25:08 400 Stewart Bettle Ravanet Paddlers MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
90 04:25:10 398 Geoff Jr. Baird Ravanet Paddlers MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
91 04:25:11 399 Chris Baird Ravanet Paddlers MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
92 04:25:14 401 Graham Bettle Ravanet Paddlers MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
93 04:27:12 410 Darragh Burke Phoenix MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
94 04:36:32 391 Glyn Thomas Inny Kayakers MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
95 04:40:46 393 Joe Tottenham CANI MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
96 04:42:57 318 Karl Byrne Sligo Kayak Club MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
97 04:42:59 354 Ailbe McCormack ICU MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
98 04:43:13 320 Peter Casey n/a MENS SENIOR GENERAL PURPOSE
1 01:58:24 257 Gary Mawer Salmon Leap MENS SENIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
2 02:00:39 255 Dermot Hudson Salmon Leap MENS SENIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
3 02:10:54 265 Stuart West Worcester MENS SENIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
4 02:20:03 256 David Maritz Richmond MENS SENIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
5 02:20:28 252 Graham Champ Salmon Leap MENS SENIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
6 02:21:17 259 Dave Pedlar Worcester MENS SENIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
7 02:29:49 955 Declan Halton Salmon Leap MENS SENIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
8 02:31:42 260 David Smith BCU MENS SENIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
9 02:32:09 251 Steven Bullivant Lincoln MENS SENIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
10 02:36:14 269 Keith Longney Brit Quadrathlon MENS SENIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
11 03:14:22 253 Ruairi De Hal Dundalk Kayak Club MENS SENIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
12 03:16:38 261 Peter Tallon WWKC MENS SENIOR RACING KAYAK - K1
1 01:49:10 511 Neil Fleming Celbridge SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
01:49:10 511 Peter Egan Celbridge SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
2 01:55:03 525 Boyton John SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
01:55:03 525 Graham O'Regan SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
3 01:57:19 501 Brett Irvine Richmond SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
01:57:19 501 Kenlea Murray Richmond SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
4 01:57:25 512 Grant Anderson Nottingham SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
01:57:25 512 Tim Lawrenson Nottingham SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
5 01:57:49 503 Jason Briory SLCC SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
01:57:49 503 Malcolm Banks SLCC SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
6 01:59:18 527 Martin Burke SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
01:59:18 527 Simon Van Lonkhuyzen SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
7 02:00:16 518 Tim Morrissey Dollymount Sea Scouts SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:00:16 518 Jim Morrissey Kayakmor SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
8 02:00:44 514 Liam McCarthy Salmon Leap SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:00:44 514 Pedro Lopez Salmon Leap SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
9 02:01:27 505 James King Richmond SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:01:27 505 Richard Hendron Richmond SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
10 02:03:31 529 James Smith SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:03:31 529 Paul Moroney SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
11 02:04:01 530 Dave Frances SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:04:01 530 Dermot Stack SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
12 02:05:14 521 Thomas Daniels Reading SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:05:14 521 Daniel Seaford Reading SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
13 02:05:55 507 David Oliver Lincoln Canoe Club SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:05:55 507 David Matthew Lincoln Canoe Club SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
14 02:07:52 519 Edward Rutherford Elmbridge SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:07:52 519 Edward Cox Elmbridge SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
15 02:10:14 517 Aisa Cooper Celbridge Paddlers Cnaoe Club SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:10:14 517 David Pringle Celbridge Paddlers Cnaoe Club SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
16 02:10:27 508 Mike Rees-Clark Richmond SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:10:27 508 Michael Lavarack Richmond SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
17 02:13:52 510 James Clarke Moy Canoe Club SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:13:52 510 Jim Meascal Moy Canoe Club SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
18 02:15:21 524 Martin Hearns Celbridge Paddlers SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:15:21 524 Caoimhe Ni Chuinn Celbridge Paddlers SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
19 02:18:59 502 Michael Wright Falcon Oxford SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:18:59 502 Sam Jones Falcon Oxford SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
20 02:20:52 509 Robert Poole Roy SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:20:52 509 Brendan Stead Roy SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
21 02:20:56 506 Andrew O'Connell WWKC SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:20:56 506 Michael Morrissey WWKC SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
22 02:21:11 528 Phil Pearse SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:21:11 528 Olly Main SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
23 02:36:22 513 Ashley Fleming Galway Kayak Club SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:36:22 513 John Gallagher Galway Kayak Club SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
24 02:41:04 504 Simon Platt Natal Canoe Club ENG SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
02:41:04 504 Gaby Stevenson Natal Canoe Club ENG SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
25 03:20:23 531 Henry Hendron SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
03:20:23 531 Paul Hayes SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
26 04:18:07 520 Lisa Gruener Intercity Paddlers SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
04:18:07 520 Tim Hardings Intercity Paddlers SENIOR RACING KAYAK DOUBLE - K2
1 02:13:28 288 Adam Sweeney Salmon Leap SENIOR WILDWATER RACER
2 02:14:53 287 John Ringwood WWKC SENIOR WILDWATER RACER
3 02:17:24 284 Andrew Redmond ICU SENIOR WILDWATER RACER
4 02:20:27 282 John Parker Worcester SENIOR WILDWATER RACER
5 02:21:07 285 Colm Ryan WWKC SENIOR WILDWATER RACER
6 02:25:24 294 Spence Peter SENIOR WILDWATER RACER
7 02:29:17 283 Michael Pigott Richmond SENIOR WILDWATER RACER
8 02:32:17 295 DeRaeymaeker Hans SENIOR WILDWATER RACER
9 02:47:50 289 Jamie Pounch Celbridge PCC SENIOR WILDWATER RACER
10 02:51:26 286 Jeff Toomey Salmon Leap SENIOR WILDWATER RACER
11 02:52:20 296 Mitchell Fintan SENIOR WILDWATER RACER
First Paddler Second Paddler
1 02:33:29 613 Brian Mc Nulty C Smith Chester TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
2 02:46:04 609 T Marron N Canavan Donegal Canoe Club TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
3 02:46:59 631 J Mc Mahon L Creighton 1st Antrim Youth Club TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
4 02:53:27 959 G O Brien G Coonan WWKC TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
5 02:58:20 629 D Mitchell K Durkan Celbridge TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
6 03:02:17 623 T Monaghan P Carroll N A TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
7 03:02:49 626 R Mc Clure H Triggs KACC TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
8 03:03:29 603 C Kelly D Gallagher Donegal Canoe Club TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
9 03:03:34 625 K Mc Cabe S Forysythe Lisburn TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
10 03:04:20 606 M Kennedy R Fee CANI TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
11 03:04:54 636 S Mc Kernan R Mc Kernan Malahide SC TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
12 03:07:14 722 P Dew M Clague Belfast Kayak Club TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
13 03:07:40 627 P Brett L Cassin KACC TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
14 03:10:19 607 C Lively J Mc Vicker Share TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
15 03:15:00 620 E Quigley G Raftery Salmon Leap TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
16 03:17:03 612 K O Shea C Graney ICU TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
17 03:20:29 726 R Coffey G O Donoghue Shackleton / ICU TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
18 03:23:56 630 M Martin M Roulston Donegal Canoe Club TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
19 03:28:07 601 D Comerford S Mc Mahon Thomastown TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
20 03:28:20 604 M Mc Cabe D Vanduyvenvoorde CANADA / ICU TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
21 03:31:07 602 C Hobson R Hobson BRITISH CU (CANI) TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
22 03:34:55 637 M Sollars L Fingleton ICU TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
23 03:36:36 624 D Owens A Fox n/a TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
24 03:38:30 608 M Ellison V Jordan Belfast TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
25 03:39:42 633 J Howard P Brennan ICU TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
26 03:44:50 635 J Cully V Aspil Mixed TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
27 03:47:28 614 N Clements O Clements Leeds Canoe Union TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
28 03:49:54 619 G Whitley G Tobin Fresh Air Adventure TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
29 03:50:53 611 G Monaghan E Ward n/a TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
30 03:53:06 616 C Buckley P O Dwyer 5th Port Sea Scouts TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
31 03:54:39 621 T Crowe F Halley n/a TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
32 03:57:19 610 E Mc Elroy C O Flannigan East Coast Sea Kayaking TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
33 03:58:26 632 B Healy L Bryon ICU TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
34 04:09:11 634 C Brennan J Molloy Contrast TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
35 04:15:35 617 E Ball E Egan 5th Port Sea Scouts TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
36 04:26:26 960 Daniel O'Broin WWKC TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
37 04:28:44 618 S Lynch A Murphy Fresh Air Adventure TOURING CANADIAN DOUBLE
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Northern Ireland has much to celebrate after trumping the rest of the UK at the National Sea Cadet Regatta in London recently, with a medal haul of 22 gold, nine silver and nine bronze.
Among the winners were Luke Fitzhenry and Afton Fitzhenry from Lisburn, who became UK Sea Cadet Champions in their canoeing categories, the Ulster Star reports.
Luke took gold in the junior mixed doubles sprint with teammate Gracious Philips, and just missed out on first place in the individual sprint.
Meanwhile Afton topped the senior mixed doubles sprint with Adam Campell and the senior girls individual sprint, adding a silver medal in the two-mile marathon.
The NI team also brought home the regatta's top prize, the Armitage Trophy, for the first time this century, along with the Ulster Cup for senior girls, the Barbara Simpson Cup for junior girls and the Nottingham Cup for junior boys.
The Irish Canoe Union has put out a call for volunteers to assist in the running of this year's Paddlefest event in Co Wicklow.
Paddlefest 2011 will be taking place on 25 and 26 September at the Hidden Valley Holiday Park in Rathdrum.
The junior paddling festival held every September. Each year 200 to 300 juniors participate in a variety of activities based around the different disciplines kayaking has to offer.
This year the Irish Canoe Union will be helping out with the organisation of the event, and is looking for volunteers to help give the children the opportunity to go kayaking over the corse of the weekend.
Anyone interested and available to help out should contact Benny Cullen at the Irish Canoe Union at [email protected].