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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…
Irish Contingent in Singapore for Canoe Marathon Worlds
An Irish contingent is in Singapore this weekend to compete at the 19th ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/ In the women's K1, Jenny Egan - the Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportwoman of the Month in June this year -…
When a Novice Paddler Takes On the Liffey Descent
The Irish Times' Conor Pope jumped in at the deep end when he took part in his first Liffey Descent last weekend (VIDEO BELOW). The first-time canoeist faced his many fears to tackle the challenging course from the K Club…
Fleming and Egan Fastest in Liffey Descent Canoeing Race (With RESULTS)
Neil Fleming and Peter Egan in K2 (racing kayak) were the fastest crews in the Liffey Descent today, covering the course in a fast one hour 49 minutes and 10 seconds. John Boyton and Graham O’Regan were almost six minutes…
Hundreds Set to Compete in Liffey Descent Canoeing Race
Eight hundred paddlers are set to take on the challenge of the Liffey Descent on Saturday. The 28.2 kilometre race from Straffan in Kildare to Islandbridge in Dublin starts at 12.30. The event was postponed from its early-September slot because…
Get Canoeing for National Trails Day in NI This Weekend
No less than nine free guided canoeing events will be taking place across Northern Ireland this Sunday 2 October to celebrate the fourth annual National Trails Day. http://afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/ According to Northern Ireland's Outdoor Adventure Blog, all the events will be…
Northern Ireland Cleans Up at National Sea Cadet Regatta
Northern Ireland has much to celebrate after trumping the rest of the UK at the National Sea Cadet Regatta in London recently, with a medal haul of 22 gold, nine silver and nine bronze. Among the winners were Luke Fitzhenry…
Ireland Team Finish 16th at Canoe Slalom World Championships
Ireland finished 16th in the K1 men’s team event at the Canoe Slalom World Championships at Bratislava in Slovakia today. Germany were first in a time of 110.79, while Ireland, made up of Ciaran Heurteau, Patrick Hynes and Eoin Rheinisch,…
Heurteau's London 2012 Bid Comes Up Short at Canoe Slalom World Championships
Ireland’s Ciaran Heurteau finished 28th in the K1 semi-finals at the Canoe Slalom World Championships this morning in Bratislava in Slovakia. The top 10 go to the final, but a place in the top 15 countries would have qualified the…
Heurteau Keeps Irish Hopes Alive at Canoe Slalom World Championships
Ireland will have one boat in the semi-finals of the Canoe Slalom World Championships in Bratislava in Slovakia. Ciaran Heurteau placed 38th in the heats of the men’s K1, qualifying for Sunday’s semi-finals, in which 40 boats compete. Eoin Rheinisch…
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…

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