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WATERSKI NATIONALS AT CORK THIS COMING WEEKEND

NATIONAL WATERSKI CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 We are now just five days away from our next NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS ! LOTS OF TROPHIES & TITLES WAITING TO BE WON Hosted again by Cork PB&WSC, Barry has confirmed that the Waterski Courses have already been successfully Homologated and all is now ready for another great weekend on the water. Even the Weather Forecast is excellent and we all know what some sunshine can do …

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COACHING IRELAND SUPPORTS OUR FEDERATION COACHING COURSE TODAY

Today April 6th, a selected group of our affiliated Club members were invited to attend our first formal event at Prunty’s magnificent IASC Club, west of Dublin – all under the guidance of COACHING IRELAND. Our Federation Coaching Officer, Barry Galvin has spent the best part of two years qualifying as a recognis,ed Tutor and today was his opportunity to to present the details of his comprehensive Coaching Manuals to …

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SOME MAGICAL MELBOURNE MOOMBA MOMENTS 2013

EMMA AND ANDY DO THE IMPOSSIBLE – BY ANY STANDARDS ! This was one of the very best Moomba Masters ever !  With 200,000 spectators and 37C for the Monday Finals, as they say in the USA, AWESOME ! For me the real highlights were the performances of Emma Sheers AUS and Andy Mapple GBR. Emma had not competed for eight years. As a past World Slalom and Jump Champion, …

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IRISH RIDERS JOIN 31 COUNTRIES AT CABLE WAKEBOARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

OPENING CEREMONY COMPLETE AND TWO RIDERS OF OURS ON THE WATER TODAY To say it is hot here at Deca Clark Wakeboard Park just 80km from Manila in the Philippines is an understatement. It is scorching day and night. Today we had blue skies and great conditions at the Cable Park. These World Championships are vital to efforts to bring the sport to the 2020 Olympic Games. Observers from the …

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TWO IRISH TEAM RIDERS SELECTED BY WORLD CUP OFFICIALS

CONGRATULATIONS TO RIDERS DAVID O’CAOIMH & SIAN HURST The 35th World Cup Stop is scheduled to take place in Palembang in Indonesia on November 23/25. Only the World’s Top Riders receive invitations and the line-up on the official waiting is always extensive. That makes getting an invitation a very special honor. Congratulations to Irish Wakeboard Team members David O’Caoimh and Sian Hurst who have just received their official invitations – …

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LAST CHANCE QUALIFIERS FOR WAKEBOARD TEAM IRELAND

 GREAT PERFORMANCES MIXED WITH SOME DISAPPOINTMENTS TODAY It was a tough day for Team Ireland today, with 4 Irish riders competing in very competitive heats in the Last Chance Qualifiers. First up was Aisling Deegan, 3rd off the dock in Junior Ladies, which included 5 riders vying for only 1 place in the finals on Sunday.  Aisling stood up her first pass of grabs and 180s and finished it with …

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