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
Andrej Jezierski, a former world champion will compete for Ireland at the canoe sprint Olympic Qualifier today and tomorrow. Andrej Jezierski, who lives in Ballincollig in Co Cork, won five medals at the World Championships in canoe sprint events for Poland, including two golds in the C4 1,000 metres. He will compete in the Olympic […]
Canoeist Eoin Rheinisch has qualified for the Olympics Games for the third time. Rheinisch, who first competed in the Olympics at Athens 2004, came fourth in the canoeing K-1 slalom final in Beijing 2008, achieving the highest position ever by an Irish competitor in the event. He finished 12th at the European Canoe Slalom Championships […]
Irish canoeists hope to secure Olympic canoe slalom qualification at this weekend’s European Championships in Germany. Hannah Craig , Eoin Rheinisch and Ciaran Hearteau are among six Irish competitors aiming for a place in London. They are in action in Germany this weekend hoping to claim the right to represent Ireland at London 2012. Heurteau came out on top […]
Ireland failed to qualify an Olympic slot from the Canoe Slalom World Championships in Bratislava yesterday. Ciarán Heurteau finished 28th in the men’s K1 semi-final, well outside a qualification place for the boat for London 2012. Heurteau time of 104.99 left him too far down the field to put the Irish among top 15 nations who qualify for […]
Barry Watkins and Jenny Egan update
Eoin Rheinisch returns to competition after surgery
Eoin Rheinisch made it to the World Championship final in canoe slalom but had to settle for ninth after going for “a medal or nothing”.
2012 bound paddler, Barry Watkins, of Salmon Leap Canoe Club took gold in the Junior 500m individual kayak class (K1) in Belgrade this morning. This is Ireland's first ever gold medal at Championship level in flat-water racing, which is an Olympic discipline since 1936.
Eoin Rheinisch(Salmon Leap Canoe Club) finished 6th in the KI Kayak Singles at the latest round of ICFR Slalom World Cup on the River Sava in Tacen, Slovenia.