Canoeing

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

Jezierski competes for Ireland

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 […]

Rheinisch and Craig qualify

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 […]

Canoeists target Olympic place

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 […]

Canoeists miss out

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 […]

European Sprint Championships

Barry Watkins and Jenny Egan update

Rheinisch back from injury

Eoin Rheinisch returns to competition after surgery

Rheinisch 9th in World Championship Final

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”.

Barry Watkins wins Canoe medals for Ireland

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 6th at World Cup Slalom

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.
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