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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. British adventurers Jeff Allen and Harry Whelan recently completed their own…
The Sea Road Casts Off With Trip to Saltee Islands
The first in a new series, The Sea Road, following classic Irish sea kayaking routes in The Irish Times takes Gary Quinn to the Saltee Islands. Setting out from Kilmore Quay in Co Wexford in a group of seven,…
Shooter Hits Tramore Three Weeks Into Kayak Challenge
Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander has now reached Tramore on the south-east coast in her effort to circumavigate the island of Ireland by kayak. Now three weeks into her solo voyage to raise funds for Share, which works for the…
Shooter Passes Dublin on Solo Kayak Challenge
laine 'Shooter' Alexander has already passed Dublin in her challenge to circumnavigate Ireland by kayak. Just 10 days into her solo voyage and Elaine has already reached Greystones in Co Wicklow. But she still has a long way to…
Entries Open for Junior Liffey Descent
Entries are now open for young canoeists to take part on the 2011 Junior Liffey Descent. The race kicks off at 1pm on Saturday 28 May on the River Liffey running from Salmon Leap Canoe Club in Leixlip to the…
Irish Solo Circumnavigation by Kayak Approaches Dublin
Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander's epic challenge to become the first woman from Northern Ireland to circumnavigate Ireland by kayak is approaching Dublin's coastline. The challenge will involve a solo voyage of 1000 miles battling tides, headlands, cliffs, not to mention unpredictable…
Shooter Gets Ready to Kayak Round Ireland
Monaghan's Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander will soon begin her challenge to be come the first Northern Irish woman to circumnavigate the island of Ireland by kayak, the OutdoorNI Adventure Blog reports. On 3 May she will set off from the…

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