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File image of the old bridge in Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary
A new canoeing and kayaking club for Carrick-on-Suir has secured start-up funding that will allow it to set up a premises in the Co Tipperary town. As Tipperary Live reports, Carrick-on-Suir Paddlers held its first AGM on Wednesday 11 January…
The 2023 Liffey Descent has a new spring date of May 6th
Canoeing Ireland has announced that the 2023 Liffey Descent will take place on Saturday 6th, May. The new spring date follows an extensive consultation process and, say organisers, ensures the best possible water levels and weather conditions for one of the…
Belfast canoeist, Alistair McCreery who has been awarded £500 as part of the Hughes Insurance bursary programme in partnership with Mary Peters Trust
Alistair McCreery, a 24-year-old canoeist from East Belfast, is the sixth athlete to have been awarded a £500 bursary as part of the ongoing Hughes Insurance partnership with the Mary Peters Trust. The £5,000 bursary programme is now in its second…
Patrick O’Leary has retired from Para Canoeing. A stalwart of Para Canoe in Ireland, Patrick has long flown the flag for Paralympic Paddlesports in Ireland. His career was both long and decorated, having attended 2 Paralympic Games, many more World Championships, won his fair share of medals, and a European title along the way
Two-time Paralympian Patrick O’Leary has announced his retirement from Para Canoeing. Patrick was, for his entire career, a fantastic ambassador for the sport, including representing Para Canoe and Ireland on the ICF Athletes Committee. Having had a series of top…
Olympic champion rower Paul O’Donovan competing in the 2021 Liffey Descent
“Extremely low” water levels have prompted the cancellation of this month’s Liffey Descent canoe and kayak race. In a statement, organisers said that there is “no hope of of any relieving rainfall according to the long-range forecast” to replenish the…
Denis Gargaud Chanut claimed his second consecutive gold in round 4 of the Canoe Slalom World Cup in Pau, France
The Irish canoe slalom team had one of its strongest outings of the year in the fourth round of the Canoe Slalom World Cup in Pau, France — the first race back after the World Championships at the end of…
Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft Chapter 7: Canoeing/Kayaking title page
Canoeists, kayakers and relevant organisations are again being encouraged by the Department of Transport to review Chapter 7 of the Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft. This chapter gives advice to canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts on actions to…
First look - Jake Cochrane was one of two Irish canoeists that qualified for Sunday's top 10 final of the first World Cup race of the season
Irish Canoe Slalom's resurgence continues with two canoeists racing in the weekend final of the World Cup in Prague. Liam Jegou and Jake Cochrane both qualified through to Sunday's top 10 final of the first World Cup race of the…
Jenny Egan-Simmons (right) got her season off to a neat perfect start winning bronze at the second World Cup race of 2022
In Canoe Sprint, Ireland's Jenny Egan-Simmons got her season off to a neat perfect start winning bronze at the second World Cup race of 2022. This podium finish takes Egan-Simmons into the double digits of international medals, with her 10th medal in…
Noel Hendrick was the top Irish finisher at the European Canoe Slalom Championships, held in Slovakia, coming home in 32nd place, narrowly missing the semi-final with 2 gate penalties incurred.
2022 is going to be a big year for Canoe Slalom, with a combination of a packed international calendar of racing and a particularly strong Irish Team setting the stage for a great year ahead. This busy season got underway…
€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…