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Noel Hendrick in action in 2018
#Canoeing: David McClure finished fifth in the final of the K1 Surface event at the canoe freestyle World Championships in Sort in Spain. At the canoe slalom European Under-23 Championships, Noel Hendrick reached the semi-finals and finished 26th in Liptovsky…
#Canoeing: Ireland paddler Noel Hendrick qualified for the semi-finals at the European Under-23 Championships today. The K1 competitor went straight through from the first run, taking 13th with a round with no touches at Liptovsky Mikulas in Slovakia. Eoin Teague…
Jenny Egan and Ronan Foley
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan took fourth in the final of the K1 5,000 metres at the European Games in Minsk, Belarus today.  The race was won by local competitor Maryna Litvinchuk, who broke away early, with just Dora Bodonyi of Hungary…
Jenny Egan
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan finished eighth in her two B Finals at the European Games in Minsk, Belarus. The Ireland paddler, who will go in the K1 5,000m later today, competed in the K1 500m and the K1 200m, both Olympic…
Ronan Foley, coach John Simmons and Jenny Egan
 #Canoeing: Jenny Egan qualified for the B Final of the K1 200 metres at the European Games in Minsk. The Ireland paddler took seventh in her semi-final. “I’m really happy to make the B Final in the K1 200m, it’s…
Jenny Egan in Minsk
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan will compete in the B Final of the women’s K1 500 metres at the European Games in Minsk, Belarus. The Ireland canoe sprint paddler finished fifth in her semi-final.  Ronan Foley produced a personal best time in…
Liam Jegou
#Canoeing: Liam Jegou put in a solid performance at the canoe slalom World Cup in Lee Valley today. The Ireland C1 paddler had a fault-free run and took 14th of the 30 competitors in the semi-final, missing out on a…
#Canoeing: Liam Jegou qualified for the semi-finals of the canoe slalom World Cup in Lee Valley in London today. He took ninth place in the second run, and will go off second of the 30 C1 competitors in the semi-finals…
Alyssa Bull (silver), Alyce Burnett (gold) and Jenny Egan (bronze) at Duisburg
#Rowing: Jenny Egan had another podium finish at the canoe sprint World Cup today. Following a silver in Poznan last weekend, she took a bronze in Duisburg in her favourite event, the K1 5,000m. Two Australians took gold and silver.…
Paddling Film Festival Returns To Dublin This Week
Returning to Dublin for the second year running, the 14th annual Paddling Film Festival, in association with the RNLI, will drop in on Dublin’s Light House Cinema on Thursday 30 May. Audiences will see exciting whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring…
Jenny Egan with her silver medal in Poznan
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Jenny Egan had another podium finish at a World Cup today. She took silver in the K1 5,000 in Poznan in Poland. Egan and Inna Hryshchun on the Ukraine broke clear of the rest of the field after…
Jenny Egan and Barry Watkins
#Canoeing: Barry Watkins advanced to the semi-final of the K1 500 at the canoe sprint World Cup in Poznan in Poland today. He is set for the B Final of the K1 1,000, as he took sixth in the semi-final.…
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan and Barry Watkins qualified for semi-finals at the canoe sprint World Cup in Poznan, Poland. Egan finished fifth in her heat of the K1 200m, while Watkins matched this in the men’s K1 1,000. The paracanoeist Patrick…
#Canoeing: Senan Forrestal of Thomastown Paddlers proved the class of the field at the Junior Liffey Descent on Saturday.  Forrestal, winner of the junior race at the 59th Liffey Descent last September, negotiated the ten kilometre course from Leixlip to Strawberry…
Jenny Egan with her bronze medal from the Canoe Sprint World Championships
The Olympics is not the “Holy Grail” for Jenny Egan despite her recent international success in sprint and marathon kayaking. In a new Q&A with the Irish Examiner, the Leixlip-based paddler talks her beginnings in the sport (“Mum says I…
Ronan Foley (left) with the national sprint coach Jon Simmons
Jenny Egan and Ronan Foley will begin their campaign to qualify for next year’s Tokyo Olympics at the opening World Cup Canoe competition in Poznan, Poland starting on Thursday, May 23. In June last year, Egan, from the Salmon Leap…

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