Performance Development Officer Monthly Update

CANI members take part in Irish team selection & Irish open

Two weeks ago several CANI members took part in Irish team selection races and the Irish Open, the races were held at the sluice weir on the river Liffey. The full results can be found on . Several CANI members made the selection criteria set by the Irish slalom committee. Races selected for include world cup races, senior European championships, senior world championships and several world ranking races, the U23 and junior European championships and junior world championships.
Athletes who met the selection criteria are: senior K1W Hannah Craig, U23 k1M Tom Burke, U18 K1W Aisling Conlan, U18 K1M Shane Harkin and Paul Henry. Proposed, U23 C1M Matt Mcknight.

It was a very hard weekend, especially on our younger junior squad members, with one race on Saturday and two on Sunday. Without naming anyone special and in that way leaving someone out, I would like to congratulate all involved in our slalom development squad. From our coaches down to our youngest members, competing or not competing. I feel we’re on the right path and have come a long way already. And this just the start!!

I myself don’t count the medals; I see and feel the progress they all have made. It is about the process and how we conduct ourselves, coaches, athletes and government bodies, on our journey towards our individual goals.

Re-development of Shaw’s Bridge – May 2010

Work will be starting on the re-development on the 17th May and will mean access both upstream and downstream of the area will be closed. The re-development will consist of removal of the existing poles and lines etc, dredging of the pools, relocating rocks, tidying the banks and finally erecting the new course. CAAN and CANI staff will be onsite for the duration of the work and we would ask you to co-operate by staying off the water for a week or until the work is complete. If you have any further queries contact

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