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Jezierski Qualifies Ireland Boat for Olympic Games
# CANOEING; Ireland booked a place for a third canoeist at the Olympic Games as Andrzej Jezierski fought through difficult conditions to take second place in the Olympic Qualifier in Poznan in Poland today. The Polish man who lives and…
Egan Seventh In Olympic Qualifier A Final
#CANOEING: Jenny Egan missed out on the automatic Olympic qualification places in the women’s K1 500 metres at the European Canoe Sprint qualification event in Poznan in Poland today. The Kildare woman finished seventh in the A Final, but only…
Jezierski Gives Ireland Second Finalist at Canoe Sprint Olympic Qualifier
#CANOEING: Two Ireland boats have qualified for tomorrow’s finals at the European Olympic Qualifier for canoe sprint in Poznan in Poland. Andrzej Jezierski won his heat of the C1 200, while Jenny Egan came through a semi-final to make the…
Olympic Hopeful Jenny Egan Makes A Final at Canoe Sprint Qualifier
#CANOEING: Jenny Egan qualified for tomorrow’s A Final of the K1 500 metres at the European Olympic Qualifier in sprint canoeing at Poznan in Poland today. A finish in the top two would send her to London. Egan finished fifth…
Rheinisch Qualifies for Olympic Games in Canoe Slalom
#CANOEING: Eoin Rheinisch qualified for the Olympic Games with a fault-free round in the K1 (racing kayak) at the European Championships in Augsburg in Germany today. The Kildare man, who finished 4th at the Beijing Olympics, took 12th place with…
Craig Books Her Place in Canoe Slalom at London 2012
#CANOEING: Hannah Craig is set to represent Ireland at the Olympic Games in London in the K1 racing kayak. The Antrim woman finished 25th at the European Canoe Slalom Championships in Augsburg today, the highest position occupied by a boat…
Ireland's Rheinisch and Heurteau Chase Olympic Slalom Place in Augsburg
#CANOEING: Ireland’s Eoin Rheinisch and Ciaran Heurteau will be in the hunt for an Olympic place in tomorrow’s semi-finals of the K1 canoe slalom at the European Championships in Augsburg in Germany. Rheinisch finished 17th and Heurteau 23rd in the…
Heurteau Hopes to Claim Olympic Place at European Championships
#CANOEING - The Irish Times profiles Irish canoeing contender Ciaran Heurteau ahead of the European Championships in Germany this weekend, where he hopes to claim his place at the 2012 Olympics. Born in Paris to a Northern Irish mother, Heurteau…
Canoeing and Camping on the River Bann in Aid of Cancer Charity
#CANOEING - The Coleraine Times reports that a fleet of canoes will 'Paddle the Bann' in a two-day charity challenge from 26-27 May. Participants will be canoeing and camping on the River Bann some 60km downstream as far as Coleraine…
Olympic Canoe Slalom Qualifying Spots Snapped Up in Lucan
#CANOEING - The Irish Times reports that Eoin Rheinisch and Ciarán Heurteau have secured their canoe slalom qualification spots for London 2012 after last weekend's selection races in Lucan. Three places were up for grabs in the men's K1, with…
NI Deaf Paddler To Carry Olympic Torch
#CANOEING - Irish canoe slalom paddler Matthew Sykes has secured a place on the Olympic torch relay this summer. “I am only one of only 8,000 people selected to carry the London 2012 Olympic torch relay," the Northern Irishman told…
Derelict Island Cottage Becomes Canoeing Sanctuary
#CANOE – An old derelict cottage on Trannish Island has been given a new lease of life, recently refurbished and launched as bothy accommodation for canoeists on the popular Lough Erne Canoe Trail in County Fermanagh. Managed by the Share…
Egan Sets Sights on Olympic Canoeing Spot
#CANOEING - The Evening Herald reports that top Irish canoeist Jenny Egan is headed to Florida for a few months of training towards a spot at the 2012 Olympics. A sprint and marathon racer, Egan was named as The Irish…
Two Kayakers Washed Ashore
Two kayakers on the Irish Sea were given medical attention this evening after abandoning their kayaks whilst out at sea off Morfa Nefyn and spending three hours in the water trying to make it back to shore. North Wales Ambulance…
Irish Paddlers Place Well in Singapore
Ireland's canoeists distinguished themselves at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Singapore last weekend, as The Irish Times reports. http://afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/ http://afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/item/17179-irish-contingent-in-singapore-for-canoe-marathon-worlds http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2011/1024/1224306389444.html In the women's K1 event, Jenny Egan placed eighth out of 25 entrants. Egan kept pace with…
Jenny Egan Battles Heat and Humidity to Finish Eighth at Canoe World Championships
Jenny Egan finished eighth in the women’s K1 and Peter Egan and Neil Fleming 11th in the men’s K2 at the Canoe Marathon World Championships in Singapore. The conditions were extreme, with temperatures in the 30s and humidity in the…

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