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€173,474 has been granted to the Irish Canoe Unionin the latest Sports Capital and Equipment Programme Capital Allocations for upgrades to its national training centre on the River Liffey at Strawberry Beds, Lucan in County Dublin. Canoeing Ireland's Training Centre is a…
“Well lads, how’s the GDP going this week then?” The very special 1954-vintage George Bushe-built Crosshaven skiff Lorelei moves sweetly past the Central Bank on Dublin’s River Liffey, rowed by the Stella Maris club of Ringsend in last weekend’s All In A Row Charity Challenge
When we revealed the background to the Crosshaven-built George Bushe rowing skiff Lorelei of 1954 vintage, many sailors of traditional outlook could have been forgiven for reckoning this innovative craft would still stand out as decidedly unusual in any gathering…
David McClure became Irelands first-ever European Champion in Freestyle in the K1 Men division
Kayaking in Ireland has had two new pages added to its history books, with the first medals ever being won in the discipline and Ireland's first-ever European Champion being crowned. At the recent Championships, held on the 2024 Olympic course…
Jenny Egan celebrates world silver in the 2021 ICF Senior World Championships
Irish canoeist Jenny Egan has had a dream finish to the 2021 ICF Senior World Championships, coming away with a Silver medal in the K1 Women 5000m. A close-fought battle took place around the 23-minute course, with Jenny paddling a…
Roisin Cahill wins gold at the Ocean Racing European Championship at Cherbourg en Cotentin
After a strong performance this afternoon, Irish canoeist Roisin Cahill (U23W) has taken home the gold in Cherbourg en Cotentin. Roisin is a well-experienced competitor within this class, having won a silver medal at the U23 Worlds for Ocean racing…
Irish Olympic canoeist Liam Jegou made the semi-finals in Tokyo
There was a heart-breaking end to canoeist Liam Jegou’s quest for a Tokyo medal, finishing 15th in the Semi-final and not progressing to the Olympic Final. A fantastic start to his racing was cut short with the tiny margins in…
Liam Jegou is into the C1 semi-finals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Liam Jegou has qualified through to the semi-final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the C1 Men category. This morning's heats provided some serious challenges for the field with Liam proving no exception to this. As Afloat reported earlier, the…
Liam Jegou picked up a missed gate penalty in the Men’s C1 Canoe Slalom heats at the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre
Liam Jegou got his C1 Canoe Slalom campaign underway at the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre posting a time of 174.57 in his first run of the heats after picking up a missed gate penalty. “A shaky start I’ll call it,”…
Roisín Cahill has won silver in the Under-23 surf ski race
Ireland’s Roisín Cahill has taken silver in the Under-23 surf ski race at the ICF World Ocean Racing championships in Lanzarote. The 22-year old from Clare, who used to be a high-performance swimmer, was ranked second at women's under-23 level…
Liam Jegou in determined form in the 2021 season
Ireland canoeist Liam Jegou has had mixed results this season, but he flies to Tokyo on Monday buoyed by a good showing at the recent World Cup in Leipzig. Sixth place in Germany sets him up nicely for the Olympic…
Present at the recent launch of the new website were Sport Ireland director of participation & ethics Dr Una May, Canoeing Ireland chief executive officer Moira Ashton, Canoeing Ireland president Brian Ogilvie, and RNLI water safety delivery support officer Lisa Hollingum. The new safety campaign is also being supported by Water Safety Ireland.
In a move for casual paddlers Canoeing Ireland has launched a new website with a wealth of useful information for everyone from first time or occasional paddlers to enthusiasts who are trying a new craft or looking for new challenges.…
The World Cup Race in Markkleeberg was an essential benchmark for Liam Jegou to test his form in the C1 Men before getting on the plane to Tokyo
After a difficult race at the first World Cup round in Prague, Team Ireland canoeists lined up again in Germany for the next World Cup. As the last major race before this summer's Olympic Games, it was an essential benchmark…
Paracanoe European Champion Patrick O’Leary
Patrick O’Leary has become European Champion at the Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe European Championships in Poznan -Poland. Racing in the VL3 Final, Patrick got off to a brilliant start, trading the lead with Adrian Mosquera of Spain, eventually taking the win…
Jenny Egan won a silver medal in the 5000m the Canoe Sprint World Cup in Barnaul, Russia
Irish canoeist Jenny Egan has won a silver medal in the 5000m at last weekend’s Canoe Sprint World Cup in Barnaul, Russia. The performance is made all the more impressive coming off the back of a huge disappointment for Egan,…
After a great start putting her right in contention for the spot, Jenny Egan slipped down the order to finish 8th in the final
The Irish Canoe Sprint Team got back on the start-line for the opening race of the 2021 World Cup in Szeged, Hungary. The event also played host to the return to competition for Paracanoe, and to the European Sprint Qualifier…
Ireland's CM1 team at the European Championships
Canoeing's Team Ireland is just home after a European Championships full of tight margins and near misses. An event that truly showed the cruel nature of sport with three incredibly near misses for Olympic Qualifications. Amid the near misses, there…

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