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Jezierski Qualifies for Olympic Games

Canoeing Ireland are delighted to announce that Andrej Jezierski, a former world champion will compete for Ireland at the London Summer Olympics.
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 meters.
Jezierski has been training at the National Rowing Centre in Farran Wood, Co. Cork and he has been a member of Canoeing Ireland since 2011. 
He is settled in Cork with his family, Patrica and their son Alex. Andrej recently gained an Irish passport and declared in recent weeks to compete for Ireland.


DW Trophies

Congratulations to John & Tim Morrisey on winning the following trophies at this years DW event. 
The Devizes to Westminster Scout Trophy: John Morrisey & Tim Morrisey (Dollymount Sea Scouts), 21:28:52, Donated by the Borough of Devizes for the fastest Scout crew.
The Overseas European Trophy: John Morrisey & Tim Morrisey (Dollymount Sea Scouts), 21:28:52, Donated by Marsport for the fastest crew of European nationality, who have visited the UK primarily to enter the Race.


Slalom Olympic Qualifications

Eoin Rheinisch and Hannah Craig have qualified for the London Olympics at the European canoe slalom championships in Augsburg Germany.


Junior Liffey Descent 2012

Junior Liffey Descent 2012 Entry form and information now available here. Event will take place on Saturday 26th May. 
Start: SLCC @ 12. 
Finish Canoeing Ireland Training Centre, Strawberry Beds.


Sprint AGM 2012

Sprint Racing Committee Annual General Meeting, Thursday 31st May, 8pm.
Venue: Canoeing Ireland Office.
Full notice can be found here.


Mick Feeney Photography

Mick has compiled a selection of photos from events this year. Events include:
Aghade WWR
Sprint Head to Head 
Slalom Selection
Palmerstown WWR

Album can be found here.
Please note, photos are courtesy of Mick Feeney and can not be used without his permission.


WWR National Championship Results

2012's National Championship results can be found here, well done to all. National Championship medals will be awarded at the AGM which is hoped to be held in late July or early August, please make every effort to attend to collect your medals. On behalf of the Wild Water Racing committee we would like to thank all the competitors and helpers who contributed to a very rewarding season.


Devizes to Westminster 2012

Congrats to Richard Hendron, member of Canoeing Ireland marathon team for winning the DW (this is a hat trick).
Also well done to all Canoeing Ireland members who completed the race.

Senior K2
11th. John Morrissey & Tim Morrissey. 21hrs 28mins.52
22nd. Kevin O' Callaghan & Shane Young 22hrs 45mins . 47
40th. Aisa Cooper & Wesley Bourke 24hrs 05mins . 41

Senior K1
9th. Eamon Quigley 20hrs 14mins.04



Olympic Games

Less than 100 days to the  London 2012 Olympics. Check out this link on what paddle sports are in the Games.


Instructors Wanted

Canoeing Ireland are looking for suitably qualified instructors to run course's at the Training Center from May to September 2012. Please forward CV and cover letter  to office@canoe.ie.