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SQUAD

The National Canoe Polo Committee (NCPC) of Canoeing Ireland invite applications for the following roles for the 2015 Canoe Polo season:Senior Mens Squad CoachSenior Mens Squad ManagerSenior Women's Squad CoachSenior Women's Squad ManagerThe role of Squad Manager involves looking after the administration and management of the National Squad and Team in relation to training sessions, and both international and domestic competitions during 2015. The Squad Manager will organise training sessions in conjunction with the Coach of the squad and also to advertise for and recruit eligible players. Squad Managers will also need to liaise with the other Managers and Coaches of the Canoeing Ireland NCPC National Squads. The role of Squad Coach involves organising training sessions in conjunction with the Manager of the squad. The National Squad Coach will be responsible for looking after the physical, technical, tactical and mental preparation of the National Canoe Polo Squad/s during the 2015 season which includes squad training sessions, International and Domestic competitions. Squad Coaches will also need to liaise with the other Coaches of the Canoeing Ireland NCPC National Squads. Applications to include short CV and squad plan for 2015 canoe polo season to be sent to chair@canoepolo.ie The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd February.

EGM - 17th January 2015

We are happy to announce that our EGM took place on the 17th January 2015 and we elected a committee. The future looks bright for Canoe Polo in Ireland. After only a week the committee have advertised for National Squad Coaches and we are looking into lots of options suggested by you, the membership to grow our sport in 2015. We listened to comments at the EGM from our juniors and are looking are ways to keep everyone up to speed on the training plan for juniors. In the meantime if you want a copy of the junior development plan with all dates and times of training contact chair@canoepolo.ie or juniordevelopment@canoepolo.ie Some members of the committee will be meeting with CANI in the coming weeks to look seriously at a proposal to host the Worlds in Enniskillen. Anyone interested in getting in on that contact chair@canoepolo.ie We need some volunteers to look seriously at developing a National League which was  discussed at our EGM. Those with an interest contact competitions@canoepolo.ie or chair @canoepolo.ie Members have been great at sending in options for training sessions in Dublin pools; keep them coming and if you want to go and talk to your pool contact on our behalf please do go for it but let us know committee@canoepolo.ie so we don't hit the same contacts twice.   Finally, the committee would like to hear from referees interested in assessments at ICF competitions. Now is the time to get in touch referee@canoepolo.ie and chair@canoepolo.ie Thanks to our Secretary for drafting minutes of the EGM for your review and approval at AGM in 2016. If there are any amendments please let us know, secretary@canoepolo.ie   "

Canoeing Ireland Canoe Polo 2nd EGM - 17th Jan 2015

Our AGM took place in October, however, 2 members attended and we did not reach a quorum. A notice was issued informing the members of the implications of dissolving the committee and an EGM was called. No members attended the EGM. A meeting was held Monday 6th January and a small number of volunteers have agreed to continue the work of NCPC in order that the sport has a chance to continue.  Canoeing Ireland have informed me that we are operating outside of our remit and unless a committee is ratified by an EGM they will recall all equipment, freeze our account and be unable to provide insurance for any canoe polo events. The upcoming competition proposed for the Curragh on 24th and 25th January cannot go ahead if a committee is not in place. Winter leagues such as Galway, Limerick and Dublin League are not covered by Canoeing Ireland Insurance Six major outdoor competitions will not go ahead at locations in Galway, Longford, Killaloe, Enniskillen and Phibsborough, as NCPC are responsible for signing off the risk assessments and application forms to Waterways Ireland and the insurance company.  Boats currently on loan to developing clubs will be recalled and put into storage. Equipment such as goals and pitch lines etc will also be put into storage The Junior Development Programme aimed at juniors aged between 13 and 21 years old and leading to National Squad Development will cease. The Coaching scheme will not be implemented. No national squads will train or compete at international level. The effect on our sport will be detrimental and cannot survive without a concerted effort by all involved in the sport to come to the EGM to vote and or put themselves forward for election. Volunteers are always welcome to lend a helping hand, however, in the interest of fairness to those who have agreed to stay on, we need to fill all vacancies on the committee to spread the workload and develop our sport in a meaningful manner. Judging by the lack of attendance, NCPC are obviously not meeting the needs of the membership but without your input we can't put this right. If you have any suggestions as to what you feel the NCPC should be doing please let us know. Again, it is important that all positions are filled, so we need more people to put themselves forward for election. The roles are varied including competitions, referee, squad liaison, equipment, development, junior development, PR. The EGM will take place in The Liffey Training Centre, Strawberry Beds on Saturday 17th January 2015 at 1.30pm. The positions up for election are: Chairperson             ​(2 year term) Treasurer                (2 year term) Ordinary member 1​  (2 year term) Ordinary member 2​  (2 year term) Ordinary member 3​  (1 year term) Ordinary member 4​  (1 year term)

Canoeing Ireland Canoe Polo 2014 EGM

Due to insufficient numbers attending the AGM on 18th October and no nominations for election to the Committee we were unable to proceed with the meeting, and the meeting was abandoned.  We are now calling an EGM on Sunday 16th November 2014 in the Liffey Training Centre.  The EGM will follow a development workshop 11am, the workshop will identify the needs of clubs in developing the sport at local level. If we are unable to elect a committee at this EGM, the function of the committee will devolve back to Canoeing Ireland, the implications of this will be: Six major outdoor competitions will not go ahead at locations in Galway, Longford, Killaloe, Enniskillen and Phibsborough, as NCPC are responsible for signing off the risk assessments and application forms to Waterways Ireland and the insurance company. Boats currently on loan to developing clubs will be recalled and put into storage. Equipment such as goals and pitchlines etc will also be put into storage The Junior Development Programme aimed at juniors aged between 13 and 21 years old and leading to National Squad Development will cease. The Coaching scheme will not be implemented. Senior skills course will not go ahead. No referee courses will take place. No national squads will train or compete at international level. Work with Waterways Ireland to identify and development amenities and facilities will cease.  The effect on our sport will be detrimental and we need clubs to nominate their members to become part of the committee. The positions up for election are: Chairperson                               (2 year term) Ordinary member 1                    (2 year term) Ordinary member 2                    (2 year term) Ordinary member 3                    (1 year term) Ordinary member 3                    (1 year term)

Canoeing Ireland Canoe Polo 2014 AGM

The Canoeing Ireland Canoe Polo AGM 2014 will be held on October the 18th  at 4.30pm in the Scout Den in Kilcock All motions and nominations to committee to be submitted by the 3rd October.  

Senior Women's Squad Manager

The National Canoe Polo Committee (NCPC) of Canoeing Ireland invite applications for the role of Senior Women's Squad Manager for the remainder of the 2014 Canoe Polo season. The role of Squad Manager involves looking after the administration and management of the National Squad and Team in relation to training sessions, and both international and domestic competitions during 2014. The Squad Manager will organise training sessions in conjunction with the Coach of the squad. Applications along with a short CV should be sent to committee@canoepolo.ie by 5pm on 4th July 2014, late applications will not be accepted.  

Ladies Competition

A reminder about the Ladies Competition (14th June). At the moment we only have 4 teams registered. For the competition to go ahead we need a min. 2 more teams to signup before Friday (6th June). So spread the word and encourage teams to signup. There will be spot prizes from Saor Uisce on the day.  Look in the competition section for more information  http://www.canoepolo.ie/?q=node/449

Referee & rules course and exam

The National canoepolo committee will be running a Reffing and Rules course on Saturday 17th May. The course will cover the rules of the game and there will be an exam afterwards. and will cost €10. The course will start at 10am and finish at about 4pm, it will take place at Sport HQ, National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown, beside the National Aquatic centre In order to get the most out of this we are expecting participants to read the rules of the game before hand.These can be downloaded from the ICF website at http://canoeicf.com/icf/Aboutoursport/Canoe-Polo/More-on-Canoe-Polo/Technical-Information.html To register for this course or just ask for further information just send an e-mail to referee@canoepolo.ie View Larger Map

Ireland Ladies Canoepolo 2014 World Championships

An invitation has been extended to Ireland to send a Women’s Canoe Polo Team to compete at the ICF Canoe Polo World Championships in Thury Harcourt. All female polo players are invited to an Open Selection event to train as part of a squad preparing for the World's. This selection event is happening on May 11th at 2pm in Kilcock. These squad training sessions will be closed sessions and only open to those selected at this event. This is not team selection that will happen much later in the season. There are NO selected team members as yet and you should neither expect nor rule yourself out of a place based on previous teams. There will be a number of selection criteria including attendance at group training sessions and being available for team selection for both national and international competitions from May to September. For further information contact chair@canoepolo.ie

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