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Bratislava Blues for Ireland's Women Paddlers
Neither of Ireland’s women’s K1 paddlers made it through to the semi-final of the Canoe Slalom World Championships in Bratislava today. Aisling Conlon finished 61st and Hannah Craig – who was given a 50-second penalty for missing gate nine on…
NI Highlights New Canoe Routes Ahead of National Trails Day
The Northern Ireland Tourist Board is highlighting the latest additions to its network of canoeing trails ahead of National Trails Day on Sunday 2 October. http://afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/ “We are very fortunate in Northern Ireland to have so many perfect calm lakes…
Full Ireland Team In Action Tomorrow at Slalom Worlds
Organisers at the Canoe Slalom World Championships in Bratislava today cancelled racing for a second day due to weather concerns. The new schedule (printed IN FULL below) sites both the women’s and men’s K1 heats tomorrow (Friday). Ireland’s Hannah Craig…
Conlon and Craig Must Do It Again at Slalom World Championships
The first day’s action at the Canoe Slalom World Championships in Bratislava in Slovakia was cancelled yesterday evening. Aisling Conlon and Hannah Craig had done their first runs in the women’s K1 but the organisers voided the results and cancelled…
Rheinisch and Heurteau Miss Out in Prague
Ireland’s two semi-finalists at the canoe slalom World Cup in Prague missed out on a place in the final. Just 10 of the 40 qualify from the K1 Men’s Semi-Finals: Ciaran Heurteau finished 14th today and Eoin Rheinisch, who had…
Heurteau and Rheinisch in Prague Semi-Finals
Ireland's Ciaran Heurteau and Eoin Rheinisch finished in the top 40 in the heats of the canoe slalom World Cup in Prague today and qualified for tomorrow's semi-finals. Heurteau improved on a first run which put him 37th to finish…
Smith Best of Irish at Junior Wildwater Worlds
Aisling Smith was the Irish team's best performer at the Junior Wildwater Canoeing World Championships in the Czech Republic, the Evening Herald reports. http://www.herald.ie/sport/other-sports/perry-primed-to-defend-crown-2841738.html Smith finished ninth in the women's K1 classic race at the event in Opava at the…
Liffey Descent Postponed Due To Lack of Water
The annual Liffey Descent canoe race has been pushed back by a month - due to a lack of water. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/ The Irish Canoe Union (ICU) announced that due to significantly low water levels in the ESB reservoirs that provide…
New Coastal Canoe Trails for Northern Ireland
This week Northern Ireland welcomes the launch of two new coastal canoe trails. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/ The new Foyle Canoe Trail stretches for 33 miles from Lifford in Co Donegal to Moville on the Inishowen peninsula at Lough Foyle, passing through Derry…
Ireland's Hopefuls Test London Olympics Canoeing Course
Ireland's four Olympic canoeing hopefuls were invited to take part in an Olympic test event to mark one year till the start of next summer's games, The Irish Times reports. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2011/0728/1224301500943.html Eoin Rheinisch and Ciarán Heurteau in men’s K1…
Five Represent Ireland at Canoe Slalom World Cup
Eoin Rheinisch joins four other canoeists representing Ireland at the Canoe Slalom World Cup today. Ciarán Heurteau, Patrick Hynes, Hannah Craig and Aisling Conlan round out the squad competing in Leipzig, Germany. Rheinish told The Irish Times that he was…
Big Weekend for Ireland's Canoeists in Balkans
Eoin Rheinisch made a good start in the K1 qualification round at the Canoe Slalom World Cup in Slovenia. The Kildare native - who is recovering from a shoulder operation - finished 10th in the heats, qualifying for yesterday's semi-finals…
Rheinisch Back in the Paddle
Olympic kayaker Eoin Rheinisch was back in action in Spain recently after an operation last year. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/ The Irish Times reports that Rheinisch, who had surgery on his left shoulder last November, placed 34th in the canoe slalom European Championships…
UK Canoeing and Kayaking Stats Published
The UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has published its annual canoeing and kayaking report for 2010. Among 456 incidents involving canoes or kayaks across the UK, which include nine fatalities, many were due to people underestimating weather and tidal…
Canoeist Jenny Egan Scoops Sportswoman of the Month Award
Leading Irish canoeist and Kildare native, Jenny Egan has become the first canoeist to be awarded The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council 'Sportswoman of the Month' award for May, following her impressive performance in taking a silver medal in the 5,000m…
New Doco on Record-Breaking Kayak Voyage Round Ireland
As Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander continues her challenge to be the first woman to circumnavigate Ireland solo by kayak, news comes of a documetary on another recent kayak voyage. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/item/15746-shooter-hits-tramore-three-weeks-into-kayak-challenge/ British adventurers Jeff Allen and Harry Whelan recently completed their own…

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