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Clashganny Canoeslalom 2009


As far as I know this is a new venue for slalom in Ireland and in my opinion it has great potential. Unfortunately on the day of the race another 150mm of water would've been nice but still it was a great day out with lots of sunshine.

I felt that my own paddling improved from the last race but I was still losing lots of time at the gates, reasonably quick between the gates at least. My boat handling was much improved on the last race, helped by having played the club champs in polo in the meantime.

The full results are at www.irishcanoeslalom.com

The Mens K1 Patrick Hynes took the honours this time beating Peter Prussak the winner in Newbridge a few weeks prior.

Clare Vance again took the honours in the Womens K1.

In the Juniors it was Tom Burke who won out show how his training for the recent Junior Wildwater Racing world has paid off.

Local girl Brianna Mallon was the winner in the Junior Girls K1.

Although there was a good turnout with competitors from Cork, Kilkenny, Waterford and Dublin it was disappointing that none of our C1 competitors made the trip
, maybe next year.

Big thanks goes to Patrick McCorkmack who organised the whole event and thanks too to all his helpers who did start line, gate judging, end line and whatever needed to be done.
Photo's are at Clashganny Photo's

posted by SeanMc @ 8:25 PM,

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