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Darragh Clarke
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Darragh Clarke won the junior event at the Krumlovsky Vodacky Marathon in the Czech Republic – his third consecutive win at this level in this event. The 18-year-old wildwater paddler from  Chapelizod was taking part in the marathon…
Jon Mackey
#Canoeing: Jon Mackey is to head up high performance at Canoeing Ireland. Mackey, who works as training and development officer at Canoeing Ireland, is national coach for Kickboxing Ireland. In this role he guided the Ireland team to fourth place…
The canoe slalom course in Rio de Janeiro.
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Liam Jegou finished 24th in the semi-final of the canoe slalom World Championships in Rio de Janeiro. The C1 paddler incurred four seconds of penalties for touches on gate one and gate 10 which cost him his chance…
Sean Rice after his win
#Canoeing: Sean Rice was the fastest man in the inaugural Irish Coast Paddling Championships from Greystones to Dún Laoghaire. Another South African, Hayley Jo Nixon took the women’s title. Brother and sister Bernard Cahill and Roisin Cahill from Clare were…
Liffey Descent: Low Water Causes Canoe Carnage
On a day when low water caused carnage, British pair Nicky Chesser and Tom Lusty were the winners of the K2 class at the 59th Liffey Descent canoe marathon today. Irish pair Jenny Egan and John Simmons were first in…
Jenny Egan
#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.…
The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Darragh Clarke
#Canoeing: The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has honoured wildwater canoeist Darragh Clarke for his achievement in taking gold at the junior European Championships in Macedonia. The 18-year-old from Chapelizod was invited to meet the Taoiseach at Government Buildings.  Clarke took a…
Ronan Foley
#Canoeing: Ronan Foley capped a terrific year with a silver medal in the junior K1 at the canoe marathon World Championships in Vila de Prado in Portugal. Thorbjorn Rask of Denmark won gold through an early breakaway, while Foley took…
Luis Perez and Miguel Llorens, the Liffey Descent Winners in 2017
#Canoeing: The Liffey Descent is one of the biggest tests for those who think themselves tough. This year’s 32km race from Straffan to Islandbridge may be the hardest in the history of the event. The prestigious contest is part of…
Jenny Egan with her bronze medal from the canoe sprint World Championships.
#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…
Noel Hendrick racing at the European Under-23 Championships in Bratislava
#Canoeing: Noel Hendrick qualified for his first semi-final in a big event and went on to make the final at the canoe slalom European Under-23 Championships in Bratislava. The Irishman finished ninth. It was a breaktrough for the young K1…
Ronan Foley
#Canoeing: Ronan Foley produced another promising result at the canoe sprint World Junior and Under-23 Championships in Plovdiv in Bulgaria. The Ireland paddler won the B Final of the junior men’s K1 500 metres. He had also won the B…
Ronan Foley and Ireland coach Jon Simmons.
#Canoeing: Ronan Foley won the B Final of the Junior K1 1,000 metres at the Canoe Sprint World Junior and Under-23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, today. The Kilcullen man had over two seconds to spare over his nearest rival, Philip…
Golden Moment: Ronan Foley crosses the finish line in Croatia
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Ronan Foley won the European junior championships in the canoe marathon K1 today. He raced remarkably well and was completely in charge at the end of an interesting 22.6 kilometre race in Metkovic in Croatia.  Three paddlers –…
Ronan Foley
#Canoeing: Ronan Foley took gold medals on Saturday and Sunday at the canoe marathon World Cup in in Viana do Castelo in Portugal. The Kilcullen man dominated the short race on Saturday, and then sprinted away from his rivals on…
George’s Dock, adjacent to the IFSC in Dublin city centre
#GeorgesDock - Dublin City Council has issued a design tender for a white-water course as part of a redevelopment of George’s Dock in the city centre. According to The Architects’ Journal, the canoeing and kayaking course would be positioned around…

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