Introduction to Canoeing

Canoe and kayak flatwater racing is very similar to rowing, in that competitors race across expanses of calm water, rather than slalom down white water rapids. But, it requires a very specialised technique that calls on strength, speed, stamina and co-ordination in equal measure. There are subtle differences in the construction of close-topped canoes and open-topped kayaks, as well as the technique used to propel them along the water, leading the two different categories. For contact details of Irish Canoe Union please click on Full story

Rio Scholarships Announced

The Olympic Council of Ireland, in association with the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity programme, has announced scholarship support worth over €100,000 to help selected Irish athletes prepare for the Rio Olympic Games. Eight athletes in seven sports will benefit from the scholarship scheme, which will give the nominated athletes a monthly grant towards vital training and […]

Silver Medal for Robert Hendrick

Robert Hendrick just missed out on Gold this morning in the C1 men’s Canoe final, but can be very proud of a hard fought silver medal. Only 0.08 secs separated the pair. After winning his semi-final comfortably, Hendrick was up against the much-fancied French paddler Lucas Roisin. Watch the final races her Hendrick is a […]

Hendrick into C1 Canoe Semi-Final

Congratulations to Ireland’s Robert Kendrick who has qualified for the semi-final of the men’s C1 Obstacle slalom. He will now face Slovenia’s Leon Breznik for a place in the final on Wednesday 27th August at 08.23am Irish Time. Watch it live on Olympic TV Race Number Start Time Course Bib Name Birth Date 2 15:23:00 1 […]

Canoe – Kayak debut for Hendrick

Team Ireland Opening Ceremony flag bearer Richard Hendrick, coached by three time Olympian Eoin Rheinisch will be in action on Saturday, August 23rd in the Men’s C1 Head to head sprint. 1. Venue & Dates The Canoe-Kayak competitions of Nanjing 2014 will be held at the Nanjing Rowing and Canoeing School on 23 to 27 […]

Hendrick Team Ireland Nanjing 2014 Flag Bearer

Canoeist Robert Hendrick has been chosen to be Team Ireland flag bearer for tomorrow’s 2014  Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (16th August) . Hendrick admitted “I never expected it at all because there are so many great young athletes here so it was a great surprise and I feel very honoured and privileged – it just feels great” […]

Canoeing – Congratulations to Liam Jegou!

Congratulations to Canoeing Ireland’s Liam Jegou who placed second in Junior Men’s C1 on Sunday at the ICF Slalom Junior World Championships in Penrith, Australia. Having qualified for the finals in sixth place, Jegou went on to take the Silver medal – just losing out to German Florian Breuer. The 2014 Championship is Jegous’ third […]

European Games Baku 2015 Sport Qualification Systems

We are pleased to attach the Sports Qualification Documents (version 1.0) for 16 of the sports which are confirmed for the inaugural European Games in Baku 2015. These documents may be liable to some small changes and clarifications by the European Federations and we will inform you of these as they happen. Update: Please click […]

Eoin Rheinisch Olympic Slalom

Eoin Rheinsch on his experiences as an Olympic slalom canoeist

Jezierski wins C1 200m final

Andrzej Jezierski won the C1 200m B final at London 2012, leaving him in ninth position overall at the Games. Jerzierski won the final in a time of 44.041, ahead of Vadim Menkov of Uzbekistan in 44.168. Attila Vajda of Hugary was third. There are no medals on offer for the B final, but Jezierski […]

Craig 10th in Slalom Final

Ireland’s Hannah Craig finished 10th in the women’s K1 finals at Lee Valley White Water Centre this afternoon. Craig performed very well to qualify from the semi-finals earlier in the day but was last of the finalists after posting a time of 127.36 after picking up 6 penalty points. Emilie Fer of France won the […]
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