Canoeing News

Eoin Rheinisch Olympic Slalom

October 1, 2013
Eoin Rheinsch on his experiences as an Olympic slalom canoeist

Jezierski wins C1 200m final

August 11, 2012
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

August 2, 2012
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 […]

Jezierski competes for Ireland

May 16, 2012
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

May 13, 2012
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

May 10, 2012
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

September 12, 2011
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

June 17, 2011
Barry Watkins and Jenny Egan update

Rheinisch back from injury

June 14, 2011
Eoin Rheinisch returns to competition after surgery

Introduction to Canoeing

January 1, 2010
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

Rheinisch 9th in World Championship Final

September 14, 2009
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

September 4, 2007
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

July 11, 2007
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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