Announcements

Irish Club Championships

Registration is open for the 2022 Irish Club Championships, which takes place at Mullingar Harbour on Sat 9th July 2022 and Sun 10th July 2022.

The following Divisions (3) and Categories (2) will be available:

  • Division 1
  • Division 2
  • Division 3
  • Under 14
  • Ladies

The entry fee for Div 1, Div 2 and Div 3, is 125 Euro per team.

The entry fee for Div 3 – all players under 18, is 50 Euro per team.

The Under 14 and Ladies categories are free.

Registration is now open. Registration closes at 9pm on Tue 28 June 2022.

Irish Club Championships 2022

European Club Championships 2022

The 2022 European Club Championships will be held in Belfast at the Let’s Go Hydro Resort, on 24th and 25th September 2022. More details at:

https://sites.google.com/view/ecc2022

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.

European Championships 2021

Further to the recent announcement that the European Championships will be held in Catania in October 2021, NCPC are working with Canoeing Ireland to ascertain the viability of an accelerated program to prepare squads to compete.

We are happy to announce the appointment of Shane Kinsella as U21 Men’s Coach for the 2021 European Championships and are seeking expressions of interest from athletes, coaches and managers across all categories for this campaign. Please complete the attached expression of interest survey by 8pm on Wednesday 4th August to assist us with planning.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7B3H7X2

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

OVERLOAD !

Registrations are open for ‘Overload 2020’ a two day intensive training camp for Junior Canoe Polo players being held in Mullingar Harbour (https://mullingarcanoepolo.com) on 15th and 16th August 2020. Players between 8 and 18 are welcome – you must be a member of Canoeing Ireland or CANI.

The weekend promises to be a packed with learning, polo skills development, game play and a lot of fun.

To find out more and register  click here

Covid 19 – Phase 3

Covid 19 - Returning to Polo - Phase 3

Per announcement by the government last week, we note that from June 29th (subject to Government Approval to enter Phase 3), the following applies :

‘Close Contact Sports are allowed – this means Polo training, games and matches can be played in ROI

Outdoor gatherings of up to 200 (and 500 from July 20th) are allowed

Off the water – Social distancing, Hygiene and Contact Tracing guidelines remain in place. If your club did not take part in the recent Canoeing ireland COVID free workshops, , you should ensure that club organisers and Coaches inform themselves, by for example taking this course https://www.sportireland.ie/covid19/course

Club houses.  Some of you have asked whether Club boat houses, changing rooms etc. can be re-opened from the 29th, we have asked for clarification and will advise when we get confirmation.  In any event, please remember that Social Distancing and Hygiene guidelines remain in place.

There are a myriad of documents floating around from HSPC, HSE, Government sources, many are undated and some are now out of date – THIS is the most recent high level document put out by government and the one on which we have based the above summary.

The priority at all times must be to protect the health and welfare of all those involved in Canoe Polo, their families and the wider community.  Polo clubs are all run by volunteers and everyone has a responsibility to play a part in minimizing the risk. 

Please following canoe.ie/covid for resources and further updates from Canoeing Ireland 

Events

We are working to (re) schedule the following National Events.

Overload! – August 15th and 16th at Mullingar Harbour

Club Championships – (rescheduled) – will hope this will now take place 22nd and 23rd August at Mullingar Harbour (subject to Waterways Ireland Confirmation)

Irish Open – (will be rescheduled) – will be moved to September in Belfast (subject to confirmation, and NI Covid-19 Protocols)

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