Announcements

OVERLOAD !

Registrations are open for ‘Overload 2018’ a two day intensive training camp for Junior Canoe Polo players being held in Mullingar Harbour on 1st and 2nd September, 2018. Experienced and beginner players between 9 and 18 are welcome.

The weekend promises to be a packed with learning, polo skills development, game play and a lot of fun.    The Harbour in Mullingar is an enclosed area with onsite camping and facilities, so the perfect location for this two-day Canoe Polo getaway.

The event builds on the development days for existing Junior players that we ran over the summer.  We will also be welcoming new players from Mullingar’s budding Junior team who are making great progress already.

To find out more and register before August 15th, click here

Ireland 🇮🇪 5 – Chinese Taipei 4

The Irish U21 Men win their first match of this years World Championships after another fight back.

The Chinese went 2 nil up in the first few minutes after a few handling errors by the Irish. It took a well worked move and a strong shot from the Irish captain Oisin McKay to get a goal back. The Chinese were looking to move the ball fast up the pitch after a break down in Irish play and forced a penalty which was converted to put them two goals ahead.

Before half time the Irish returned with a break away goal themselves working the ball through a disrupted defence and Caleb Bowden drove down the right side and skipped past a couple of defenders before burying the ball from a tight angle.

There was quite a wait at half time as one of the goals needed a repair and this gave the Irish a good oppertunity to regroup for the second half and it was the Irish that were putting on the pressure to start, a well put together move where the play was quickly switch from the right over to Kevin Quinn on left who fended of the Chinese zone to score the equaliser.

The Chinese were awarded their second penalty after they broke away, there was deemed to be a paddle foul and and the Irish were down by 1 with 3 to minutes to play.

But the Irish showed that never give up attitude and with the Chinese reduced down to 4 men after a series of paddle fouls Oisin found space down the right to bang in his second goal of the game and tie the score up for the second time in the game.

With the Chinese still short a man the lads pushed man on and stripped the Chinese and Kevin Quinn broke free to score the winner.

Well done lads and congrats on your first ever World Championships Win. Enjoy it and push on with the last two games of the tournament and get a couple more under your belt.

Nex Game: Tomorrow
Pitch one against the home nation Canada at 3.55pm Irish time.

The watch today’s game visit the below link and scroll to 2.27.00

It’s here ! – the all new CanoePolo.ie

It’s here – the all new CanoePolo.ie

As part of our plan to develop Canoe Polo, increase visibility of our sport, and improve communication, we’ve revamped the CanoePolo.ie website.

The goals of the redesign are firstly, to showcase our sport, explain it to potential new players, volunteers and sponsors. Secondly to serve as a source of information on events, programmes and other resources for polo players in Ireland.

Look across the site menu and explore the sections …

Competitions – this section is where you will find details of all upcoming events and details of how to enter your team in national and club competitions.  There’s also information here on the leagues which run over the winter.  If your league or competition is not listed here, please email comps@canoepolo.ie

Development – details of our National Junior Development programme, and information on Clubs that play Canoe Polo. 

Squads – information on our International Team Ireland Squads.

Refereeing – Game Rules and details of how to get graded as a qualified referee.  The content in this section will build over time.

About – Information about the game in Ireland,  and the National Polo Committee, part of Canoeing Ireland.

Calendar – contains an overview of all events (competitions, squads, development) that Irish players are participating in nationally and internationally.  

News – major news and updates – we will continue to provide all updates to Facebook, with major items and posts that contain reference information being posted on the website

Also on the home page you will see links to

Signup for Updates –  enter your email in order to be kept up to date on Canoe Polo Ireland events and updates.  You will receive a confirmation email and can unsubscribe at any time.

Find a Club – here you can find details of all Clubs that are involved in Canoe Polo listed and on a map so you can find a club near you.   If you run a club that is engaged in Canoe Polo and want to update the information about your club, email details to develop@canoepolo.ie

Hope you find the site a big improvement – this is an important part of our efforts to develop Canoe Polo in Ireland and attract new players and partners to our sport.

 If you have feedback on the site please email sec@canoepolo.ie.

Busy Competition Season Continues

Here is an update on upcoming competitions and national events over the next couple of months in the Irish Canoe Polo Calendar.

Belfast Argento Cup – this one day competition on August 3rd for Juniors is the second competition in the Argento Sponsorship, following on from the Kilcock Junior competition earlier this year.  Find out more and register your teams here.

Club Championships – This years club champs is run by Royal Canal Kayak Club in Phibsborough on 11th and 12th August.   Find out more.

Kilcock One Day Competition – this one day competition has Div 1, 2 and 3 and will be similar format to the one day competition in July. Register your team here.

Junior Development Weekend in Mullingar, 1st and 2nd September.  This is open to any junior who can paddle and promises to be an exciting event in the new venue of Mullingar Harbour.

and of course…

The 2018 Irish Open, which will take place in Kilcock on 29th and 30th September.

To stay up to date check the Canoe Polo Ireland calendar

 

Irish Open Returns to Kilcock

The 2018 Irish Open returns to Kilcock Harbour. Just outside Dublin, with excellent transport links and free camping available, Kilcock is looking forward to welcoming you once again to this exciting competition with a great atmosphere – the perfect way to end the 2018 Canoe Polo outdoor season. This year will be special, with Kilcock celebrating its 20 year anniversary as a club.
International Teams are invited to come and participate for free (no entry fee and no charge for camping).
4 DIVISIONS
There will be 4 Divisions – Div 1, 2, 3 and an Under 14 division for younger players.
VENUE
The competition venue is right in the centre of the town with easy access to coffee shops, convenience stores, supermarkets, takeaways and pubs. We will have 4 pitches for a weekend of non-stop Polo.
FREE CAMPING
Free camping will be available at no cost at the local GAA Sports club, a 10 minute walk or 5 minute drive from the venue. Overnight facilities including toilets, showers etc. will be available.
FREE FOOD & REFRESHMENTS
Food and refreshments will be available free of charge at the venue for all registered players. Sunday barbecue !
GETTING THERE
Kilcock is just half an hour from Dublin Airport and an hour drive from the Dublin Port ferry, or 2.5 hours from Belfast.
INTERNATIONAL TEAMS
Fancy a weekends polo away from home ? For teams visiting from outside Ireland, we will do our best to make it easy for you…
* Free entry fees – for all international teams
* Free camping – at nearby campsite with good facilities
* Pitch equipment – We will have dedicated pitch boats (XP3s) and equipment available for shared use, for teams coming from outside Ireland. Let us know in advance what you need and we will do our best.
* Airport Pickup – If you are arriving on the Friday night, let us know in advance and we will collect you at Dublin Airport.

All proceeds go to the National Canoe Polo Committee. This event is supported by Sport Ireland.

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