Canoeing News


July 26, 2021
Three Irish athletes were in action in Tokyo this afternoon, with boxer Michaela Walsh defeated by long-time foe Irma Testa of Italy in her Women’s Feather Round of 16 bout earlier. Canoeist Liam Jegou also lost out in the semi-finals of the Canoe Slalom, finishing out in 15th place – outside of the top 10 […]


July 25, 2021
In her third Olympic Games, the current World Champion in the Women’s Singles Sanita Puspure won her quarter-final in impressive style in today’s race in Tokyo, and will now compete in the semi-final A/B next Tuesday.  The Women’s Pair of Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley and the Lightweight Women’s Double of Margaret Cremen and Aoife […]


July 25, 2021
Both Liam Jegou (canoeing) and Annalise Murphy (sailing) had a second race this afternoon in Tokyo, with Jegou putting in a superb second run display to qualify for the Men’s C1 Canoe Slalom semi-finals. A solid race from Annalise Murphy in the Laser Radial also saw her finish in 12th place, while Team Ireland Dressage […]

2021 Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe World Cup.

May 21, 2021
European Olympic Sprint Qualifier The Irish Canoe Sprint Team got back on the start-line for the opening race of the 2021 World Cup in Szeged, Hungary. The event also played host to the return to competition for Paracanoe, and to the European Sprint Qualifier for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Competing for Ireland were Jenny Egan […]

2021 Canoe Slalom European Championships & Olympic Qualifier

May 21, 2021
The international season for Canoe Slalom got underway on May 6th with the 2021 European Canoe Slalom Championships. Not only an elite level championship this event also acted as the European Continental Olympic Qualifier, with a single Olympic spot up for grabs in each of the 4 categories being contested at the event. The newly […]

Irish Canoe Slalom Team European Championships 2021

April 23, 2021
The 2021 Irish Canoe Slalom Team has been confirmed ahead of the Senior European Championships in Ivrea, Italy (6th 9th May). This event will also act as the European continental Olympic Qualifier, with spots up for grabs in the K1 Men, K1 Women and C1 Women. Ireland will be fielding an extremely strong team, with […]

Olympic Sport Weekly Update 28 Jan 21

January 28, 2021
This evening’s weekly update includes highlights of upcoming events for both our Tokyo 2020 athletes and our Beijing 2022 athletes. You will also note that this week we have updated the number of athletes who have achieved qualifying times or spots in the Tokyo Olympics to reflect the changes to the Swim Ireland policy. This […]


December 18, 2020
The European Olympic Committees (EOC) is pleased to announce the first three sports that have been officially confirmed from the previously announced provisional list of sports, that will make up a comprehensive and varied sports programme, including a number of Olympic Sports, for the European Games Kraków-Małopolska 2023. Canoe, Taekwondo and Modern Pentathlon have been […]

Olympic Sport Update - 12 November 2020

November 12, 2020
. This weekend is relatively quiet for Irish Olympic athletes, competition wise, following last weekend’s sporting activities, which saw among other top results Ireland’s Liam Jegou win our first C1 Canoe Slalom World Cup gold medal in Pau. The Olympic qualification status of the athletes can be found AT THIS LINK which will be regularly […]

European Games 2023 - List of Sports Agreed

September 14, 2020
EOC, Krakow-Małopolska agree on preliminary list of sports for European Games The European Olympic Committees (EOC) this weekend welcomed a delegation from Poland to the CONI headquarters in Rome for discussions on the 3rd edition of the European Games (EG), which are scheduled to take place in Krakow-Małopolska in summer 2023. The meeting was led […]

FIRST Team Ireland Tokyo 2020 Team Announcement – Liam Jegou

February 19, 2020
Canoe Slalom Jegou Confirmed as Team Ireland Member for Tokyo Olympic Games   Canoe Slalom racer Liam Jegou has become the first Team Ireland athlete to be selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer. Originally from Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Jegou has already stamped his mark on the international stage, winning silver in the 2014 […]

October Newsletter Sports Roundup

October 2, 2018
Hockey: The Irish women's team’s remarkable run to the Hockey World Cup final in London, the pinnacle of the sport outside of the Olympic Games, earned them an historic silver medal. Coached by Graham Shaw and captained by Katie Mullan, the hockey team's thrilling sequence of matches got the whole country behind them and their […]

Rowing Updates - World Championships

September 10, 2018
Rowing:  World Rowing Championships 2018 Plovdiv, Bulgaria  Irish Results - Sunday 16th September 2018 Sanita Puspure Wins Ireland’s Second Gold Medal   Sanita Puspure has today been crowned World Champion after winning Gold in the women’s single sculls. Following a week of highly impressive form, Puspure executed yet another dominant performance in the final in […]

From the Roads of Bergen to the Rapids of South Africa and Much More in Your Sports Roundup

October 31, 2017
  CYCLING MASSIVE crowds flocked to cycling’s World Road Championships in Bergen in September where the huge attendances and support saw it favourably compared to when Norway hosted the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994. Best of the Irish over some demanding courses were Olympian Nicholas Roche and Mark Downey.  Roche’s 12th in the 31km […]

Egan Wins World Bronze Medal

September 11, 2017
Jenny Egan took the bronze medal in the 26.2 kilometre K1 race at the Canoe Marathon World Championships in South Africa on Saturday. Egan won a world championship medal, a bronze, as a junior, and has come close to matching it on more than one occasion – most notably last year, when a handle broke […]

Jegou in Slalom World Semi-Finals

September 18, 2015
Congratulations to Ireland's Liam Jegou has qualified for the semi finals of the Slalom World Championships in Lee Valley, London and puts himself in contention to qualify for Rio 2016. 19 year old Jegou ,an OCI scholarship athlete showed great maturity to complete his second run in 90.83 secs and took ninth of the 10 […]

Irvine wins first medal for Ireland

June 22, 2015
Congratulations to Brendan Irvine who Salman Alizada (Azerbaijan) to guarantee Team Ireland's first  medal at the European Games. He will now meet Zamotayev of the Ukraine for a place n the final of the Men's Light Fly. “It was a proper battle,” said Irvine, “and I knew it was going to be. He was the […]

Superb performance by Egan

June 16, 2015
Jenny Egan put in a superb performance this afternoon in the women's Kayak Single (K1) 5000m Final in Mingachevir. Maryna Litvinchuk led from the front and was a deserved winner. However the scrap for Silver and Bronze medals was between Lana Belcher (GB) and Ranata Csay (Hungary) and Jenny Egan. Egan eventually lost out by […]

Solid Start for Canoe Sprint

June 14, 2015
Team Ireland canoeists had a solid start in their non preferred events today. Following on from her brother Peter (and Simas Dobrovolsksi semi final qualification Jenny Egan finished 7th in the K1 500m semi final and qualifies for the B Final. David Pringle said "Jenny set a new PB and National record in K1 500m […]

Egan and Dobrovolskis in K2 1000m semi

June 14, 2015
Peter Egan and Simas Dobrovolskis qualified for the semi final of the K2 1000m  after they finished 7th in their heat this morning at Mingachevir . Team Manager Dave Pringle  said "the k2 1000m is not their preferred distance so they are happy with the result"

Team Ireland Canoeing

June 11, 2015
Team Ireland Canoeing have just left the main athlete village in Baku for their competition athlete village. Mingachevir will host the Canoe Sprint competition during the Baku 2015 Games. The fourth biggest city in Azerbaijan, Mingachevir is famous for its water reservoirs and known as the City of Lights. Over three exciting days of competition, […]

Mehaffey and Hendrick Excel

April 30, 2015
Top Irish golf prospect Olivia Mehaffey and World Youth Olympic canoe Medallist Robert Hendrick inspired by their experiences at the Nanjing  Youth Olympics in 2014  have made significant progress in recent weeks. Mehaffey defied harsh conditions at one of golf's toughest courses, Royal Troon, and collected the most prestigious prize yet in her career, the Helen Holm Trophy. Mehaffey, […]

Canoe Slalom Venue Rio 2016

February 3, 2015
The canoe slalom venue for the Rio 2016 Olympic  Games will be “absolutely wonderful” according to the International Canoe Federation (ICF). The Whitewater Stadium course in Deodoro is one of the most complex new builds in the Rio 2016 project, but the International Federation praised the progress being made and said work was “on schedule”. Jean […]

Rio Scholarships Announced

September 30, 2014
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

August 27, 2014
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

August 26, 2014
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

August 22, 2014
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

August 15, 2014
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!

April 28, 2014
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

February 2, 2014
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 […]





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