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Caution Advised on Grand Canal in Celbridge For Canoeing Ireland Selection Event This Saturday
Waterways Ireland advises that a Canoeing Ireland selection event will take place this Saturday 3 April on the Grand Canal at the Celbridge Paddlers Canoe Club–Alymer’s Bridge area. This event is part of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic qualification pathway…
Jake Cochrane showed great pace all weekend, starting with third in the qualification round, and carrying the momentum to his medal-winning performance with a clean run of 93.70 seconds in the final
Northern Ireland Canoeist Jake Cochrane won a bronze medal in the C1 Men Final earlier this month at the first race of the 2021 Pyrenees Cup, an ICF ranking series held in northern Spain and southern France. The full-time Canoe Slalom…
Liam Jegou's historic World Cup Gold Medal at the ICF World Cup in Pau was the deciding factor in the awarding of Athlete of the Year
Paddlers from all disciplines and backgrounds were honoured last night at the 2021 Canoeing Ireland Awards. At the virtual ceremony, Awards were presented for a diverse range of achievements across paddlesports in 2020. While 2020 was a difficult year for…
Liam Jegou
Tokyo Olympic canoeist Liam Jegou is on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean on a warm-weather training camp, with many Tokyo Olympians (and hopeful qualifiers) from around Europe. Last weekend a small international race was held for the athletes training…
Jon Simmons paddling the Liffey for his 7x7 challenge
Canoeing Ireland’s national talent development coach has completed seven kayaking marathons in just seven days in a charity fundraiser, as RTÉ News reports. Jon Simmons, who is also head junior club coach at Salmon Leap Canoe Club in Leixlip, took…
Canoeist Liam Jegou Wins World Cup Gold Medal at Pau France
Liam Jegou made Irish canoeing history today taking Ireland’s first-ever World Cup Gold medal in the C1 Men category. In the final of the ICF World Cup in Pau, France, Liam put down a run of 100.35 seconds to take…
The Whitewater Stadium of Pau-Pyrenees has become the place to be for the world canoeing elite
This weekend will see Canoe Slalom athletes compete behind closed doors at a World Cup race in Pau, France, where London 2012 Olympian Hannah Craig, and Tokyo 2021 confirmed Olympian Liam Jegou will both be racing for Ireland. After the…
Robert Hendrick in the C1 category
Team Ireland is off to a great start at the 2020 Junior & U23 Canoe Slalom European Championships. Held in Krakow, Poland the championships are running from 1st-4th of October. Day one of racing saw the only Irish competitor in…
The three-man team of Liam Jegou, Jake Cochrane and Robert Hendrick put together a very solid run
The Irish canoeing C1 men's team today took a silver medal in the team race, behind the Slovenian team, the newly crowned European Champions. The three-man team of Liam Jegou, Jake Cochrane and Robert Hendrick put together a very solid run…
Canoeists & Kayakers Encouraged To Review Code Of Practice
Canoeists, kayakers and relevant organisations are encouraged to review the Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft, following a recent report into the death of a kayaker on Lough Gill. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the lone…
Canoeing could soon resume if Sport Ireland’s list of ‘low-risk’ sports get the nod from public health authorities
Outdoor activities that allow for physical distancing will be the first priority when relaxing restrictions on organised sports, the chief executive of Sport Ireland has said. Speaking at a press briefing with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Friday last (24 April),…
Liam Jegou
Liam Jegou, who will represent Ireland at the Olympics in canoeing, said the decision to postpone the Olympic Games was the right one and the focus should be on those who are fighting to keep people safe. “We need to…
Liam Jegou
Canoe Slalom racer Liam Jegou has become the first Team Ireland athlete to be selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer. Originally from Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, the France-based Jegou has already stamped his mark on the international stage, winning…
Patrick O'Leary receives his award from Miriam Malone and
The Canoeing Ireland Awards Gala on Saturday night, which marked achievements in the sport in 2019, had plenty to celebrate. Liam Jegou, who will represent Ireland in canoe slalom at the Tokyo Olympics and Robert Hendrick, who qualified the boat,…
Irish canoeists are generally very pleased that the whitewater course on the Dublin Docklands as been given the greenlight. Though the idea for the course did not orginate from Canoeing Ireland, it opens up the welcome possibility of slalom canoeists…
Still from an animation showing the proposed rafting centre in operation
Costs for the proposed white water rafting centre at George’s Dock have doubled to nearly €23 million, as The Irish Times reports. The news comes as controversy over plans for the site in Dublin’s Docklands caused a storm on social…

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