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The Liffey Descent course is 30 kilometres long stretching from Straffan to Islandbridge
#Canoeing: Overseas crews took some of the big prizes in the Liffey Descent today. The fastest crew home was the K2 (racing kayak) of Luis Perez and Miguel Llorens, who finished fourth at the recent World Marathon Championships. They covered…
Ronan Foley, the top junior in the 2016 Liffey Descent,
#Canoeing: Fans of the Liffey Descent can now follow it from anywhere in the world. The 30-kilometre canoeing race tomorrow (September 23rd) features live tracking all the way from the start at Straffan (12 o’clock) to Islandbridge, where boats will…
Jenny Egan and Peter Egan compete separately at Irish Marathon Championships 2017.
#Canoeing: An international contingent will take on the Liffey Descent this Saturday, September 23rd. A Spanish crew who are determined to beat all comers in the canoe race will contend with a world champion from South Africa in a field…
Jenny Egan competing in the Liffey Descent last year.
#Canoeing: It’s 30 kilometres of high-adrenaline challenge; two hours of torture for arm muscles. Yes, it is time for the Liffey Descent, when hundreds of competitors will career down the river from Kildare into Dublin.  The race on Saturday, September…
Jenny Egan crosses the line to take bronze.
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Jenny Egan took a bronze medal in the K1 at the Canoe Marathon World Championships in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa. Lani Belcher, who competes for Britain, took gold at the head of a group of three which broke…
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Jenny Egan finished 10th in the women’s K1 5,000 metres at the canoe sprint World Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic today. In a dramatic race, Dora Bodonyi of Hungary came out with the gold medal after…
Jenny Egan
#Canoeing: Patrick O’Leary finished ninth in the A Final of the KL3 200 metres at the Paracanoe World Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic. The race was won by Serhii Yemelianov of the Ukraine.  Jenny Egan finished eighth in…
Jenny Egan
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan has qualified for the semi-finals of the K1 200 metres at the Canoe Sprint World Championships. The Irish paddler finished seventh in her heat this morning in Racice in the Czech Republic, taking a place as one…
#Canoeing: Liam Jegou finished 17th in the under-23 C1 semi-final at the European Junior and Under-23 Championships in Hohenlimburg, Germany today.  The France-based competitor incurred a two-point penalty on the first gate, and while he did not touch or miss…
Fermanagh Launches Free Paddle Sport Programme For Young People With A Disability
#Sailability - Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, in partnership with Waterways Ireland, has organised an eight-week paddle sport programme commencing next Friday 4 August. ​The free programme will enable young people with a disability aged eight to 16 to receive…
Jenny Egan (bronze) with Alyssa Bull (gold) and Laia Pelachs (silver) on the Belgrade Podium.
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Jenny Egan took a bronze medal at the canoe sprint World Cup in Belgrade in Serbia today. Australia’s Alyssa Bull took the gold in the K1 5,000 metres from Laia Pelachs of Spain. Egan (30) started her season…
Britain's Lizzie Broughton tries to catch Ireland's Jenny Egan in the K1 5,000 metre race at the World Cup in Portugal
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Jenny Egan won the K1 5,000 metres at the first canoe sprint World Cup in Portugal today. The 30-year-old paddler had just .77 of a second to spare over Spain’s Estefania Fernandez after the long battle. Lizzie Broughton…
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan qualified for the A Final of the women’s K1 200 metres at the canoe sprint World Cup in Montemor-O-Velho in Portugal today. The Ireland paddler finished third in her semi-final to take the ninth and final place.…
Paddy Boyd –  interim chief executive of Canoeing Ireland
#Canoeing: Paddy Boyd, who was previously the chief executive of the Irish Sailing Association, has been appointed as interim chief executive of Canoeing Ireland. The Dún Laoghaire man will run the organisation until a full-time chief executive is apppointed. Boyd,…
Iain Miller at the entrance to the sea cave at Umfin Island off the Donegal coast. Scroll down for video.
This is Umfin Island, which lives 3 km west of Gweedore, Donegal and is uninhabited except for a couple of thousand ground nesting sea birds. The short film shows Iain Miller paddling through a 300–metre sea cave tunnel which passes…
This event will see 120 players aged between 10 and 19 compete
#Canoeing: Kilcock Canoe Polo Club is hosting the National Junior Competition in the newly re-opened Kilcock Harbour on Sunday, May 14th. This event will see 120 players aged between 10 and 19 compete, with teams coming from around the country,…

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