Author: Chair

Annual Meeting 2022

This years Canoe Polo Annual Meeting is set to take place at 7:00pm on Monday 14th March 2022. Canoeing Ireland brought out new Standing Orders for discipline committees. As a result of this there are new procedures each committee must adhere to such as the advance submission and publication of nominations and motions along with the need for attendees wishing to vote, to preregister. As we are running a virtual meeting pre registration is required either way.

Anyone wishing to vote must be a current Canoeing Ireland member and over 18. Registration closes 11:00pm on the 28th February 2022 register here.

The agenda for the meting will be as below:

  • Chairpersons report
  • Treasurers Report
  • Review of 2021
  • Review of Motions submitted
  • Nomination of incoming Committee

The closing date for submission of motions is 11:00pm on 28th February 2022. Motions will be published 7 days prior to the meeting. Submit you motions here


The following committee positions are open:
Chairperson
Secretary
Treasurer
Child Protection Officer
4 Ordinary Members to fill:
Squad Liasion officer
Development officer
Equipment officer
Referee officer

The closing date for nomination submissions is 11:00pm on 28th February 2022. Nominations will be published 7 days prior to the meeting. Submit your nominations here

Coach and Manager Application 2022

Canoe Polo Ireland is looking for applications for the roles of coach or manager of the following squads:

  • Senior Men
  • Senior Women
  • U21 Men
  • U21 Women

To apply please write to sec@canoepolo.ie by the 20th of February 2022.

You should briefly outline the following in your submission:

  • Position applied for
  • Qualifications and experience in Canoe Polo in said position
  • Skills and qualities one can bring to the position
  • Aspirations and goals for the squad
  • Brief outline of how you plan to achieve your aspirations and goals.

EGM April 2021

We would like to formally invite all members to a canoe polo EGM being held on 1st April 2021 at 8:00pm. The sole purpose of this EGM is to form a committee. Due to the current restrictions as a result of the Coivd-19 pandemic we will be doing this virtually. If you wish to attend please send an email with your name and your Canoe Ireland Membership card to secretary@canoepolo.ie no later than 30th March 2021. Valid members will receive a link to the virtual meeting the day before(31st March).

The following positions will be available:

  • Treasurer(2 year)
  • Secretary(1 year)
  • Child Protection Officer(1 year)
  • Ordinary member 1 ( 1 year)
  • Ordinary member 2 ( 2 year)

Please send nominations for any of the above positions to chair@canoepolo.ie no later than 30th March 2021

Level 5 Restrictions

Ireland has once more returned to Lockdown. This new lockdown has brought with it new restrictions on how we can partake in our sport.

The key guidelines for Level 5, including the new updates from the government are –

  • No group training. Individual training only within 5km from your home. With specific exemptions
  • Non-contact training can continue for school aged children, outdoors in pods of 15
  • No matches are events
  • The use of indoor facilities is not permitted

Please review and follow the guidelines outlined by Canoeing Ireland https://www.canoe.ie/2020/10/20/level-5-restrictions-paddlesports-guidelines/

AGM 2020

We would like to formally invite all members to the canoe polo AGM being held on 19th October 2020 at 7:00pm. Due to the current restrictions as a result of the Coivd-19 pandemic we will be doing a virtual AGM. If you wish to attend please send an email with your name and your Canoe Ireland Membership card to secretary@canoepolo.ie no later than 14th October 2020. Valid members will receive a link to the virtual meeting the day before(18th October).

The following positions will be available:

  • Chairperson (2 year)
  • Treasurer(2 year)
  • Secretary(1 year)
  • Child Protection Officer(1 year)
  • Ordinary member 1 ( 1 year)
  • Ordinary member 2 ( 2 year)

Please send nominations for any of the above positions to chair@canoepolo.ie no later than 9th October 2020

Any motions or proposals should be sent to chair@canoepolo.ie no later than 9th October 2020

Covid-19 update – extended cancellations for April

New measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus announced by the government today mean we will be canceling events up to the end of April as well as putting a hold on squad training events.

These new guidelines are in response to the increased threat this virus is posing to our country, we’re all in this together and we can all play our part. Continue to strictly follow hygiene guidelines around handwashing, coughing, and cleaning surfaces, adhere to social distancing guidelines, and whenever possible remain in your homes.

Stay safe and keep an eye on the HSE website for the latest health information and Canoeing Ireland for updates relating to our sport

Covid-19 – domestic competitions canceled / postponed until end of March

Following recommendations outlined by Canoeing Ireland and the government we are suspending all domestic competitions until the end of March. All national squad training events and competitions will also be postponed. We ask that members and clubs follow the guidelines laid out by the HSE and Canoeing Ireland.

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