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Caoimhe O'Ferrall Qualified for Ireland Senior and U23 Canoe Slalom Teams 2016

Caoimhe O'Ferrall Qualified for Ireland Senior and U23 Canoe Slalom Teams 2016

This has been a challenging year for Caoimhe trying to combine her studies for her Leaving Certificate with her high performance training program for canoe slalom.

In March she attended Selection Races for the Irish National Canoe Slalom Team. As Caoimhe turned 18 last December she now moves up to a higher age category for competing with qualification times more difficult to attain at both U23 and Senior level.

Caoimhe races really well over the 2 days of selections, her qualification runs were well within the times for both Senior and U23 and she has been selected to represent Ireland at both Senior and U23 level in C1 at the Worlds U23 Championships in Krakow, European U23 Championships in Solkan and Senior World Cup Races in Prague and Tacen. 

Alongside this Caoimhe dominated the IRISH OPEN Championships in March taking GOLD in both C1 and K1 in U23 Category and C1 in Senior Category . In April she competed in the Irish Club Inter- Championships where she took GOLD in both C1 and K1 Senior category.

This is a great start to her racing season for 2016. It shows that given the right environment , support from her school and teachers, she is both achieving in her school grades, is well prepared for her Leaving Certificate and  performing well in her sport.

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[ 29 April 2016 ]