Author Topic: Liffey 20-02-15  (Read 11791 times)

Offline sara griffin

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Liffey 20-02-15
« on: February 16, 2016, 16:53:31 »
When: Saturday 20th February
Where: Liffey
Plan: Meet at the Boathouse at 10am. We'll pick up our gear, load the trailer and pile on to the bus!!!

*****IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT*****

Hey guys, unfortunately we are going to have to CANCEL THIS WEEKENDS RIVER TRIP.
Unfortunately due to the lack of instructors available and also the abnormally high levels of the Liffey we had no other choice. Sorry about this, we really didn't want to, hence the late notice!
Really sorry guys for any inconvenience caused, we will be hopefully having a river trip next Saturday though as per usual!

What to bring: 
•   €10! This covers the cost of the bus and instructors 

•   Warm clothes!!!! ….you know the drill at this stage!!
(avoid cotton at all costs! It makes you very, very cold when you’re wet). Anything made out of 'poly-' materials is a good bet!  Fleeces are great! Fleecy pyjamas are even better! Tights make a good layer, especially to pop over your fleecy layers before trying to put on a wetsuit (even the lads should consider investing!!) If you have a wetsuit bring it! If not, the club has a small selection of them...try to get to the boathouse on time to get first pick!

You can never, ever have enough layers!!!
So here’s your essential guide to keeping nice and toasty on the river ; http://forum.ucdcanoeclub.com/index.php/topic,10222.0.html

•   A pair of old shoes! (Or wet booties if you have them). For this trip socks won’t work...the water is going to be low, so if you come out of the boat, you'll be stepping on rocks (which is not fun in socks!) If you don't have a pair, pop into your local Penneys or Tesco and pick up a pair of cheap shoes!

•   Towel and warm, dry clothes for afterwards!

•   Some hot stuff! Flasks of tea, soup, hot blackcurrant...they'll all be much appreciated on the bus home!!  And chocolate bars or cereal bars!!  Nothing better than some sugar after a fun day on the water (avoid things that aren't in wrappers though, cause you won’t want to wait to wash your hands before eating them!).

NB if you have not already been to a Pool Session, you must attend one before this trip. Committee members will take you through same basic safety drills cause nobody wants to be taking a cold dip in the Liffey.

Sign-up strictly closes at 12:00PM Thursday afternoon. Any late sign-ups will be placed on a waiting list.

Please be reminded that if you sign-up and do not turn up for the trip without good notice, a charge of €5 will be applied.


Paddlers Assemble!!!


1) Deividas
2) Steve (maybe)
3) Zog (maybe)
4) Kieran
5) Niamh
6) Jacqui
7) Ross
8) John
9) Anna May
10) Greg
11) Naddy
12) Heidi
13) Doireann
14) Peter
15) Conor
« Last Edit: February 19, 2016, 14:46:22 by Ailbhe Tuohy »

Offline Scabidas

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Re: Liffey 20-02-15
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2016, 17:18:24 »
Someone get the Canadian ready!

Offline Steven Mul

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Re: Liffey 20-02-15
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 17:27:56 »
Lash me down as a maybe, just depends on study :)

Offline Zog

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Re: Liffey 20-02-15
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 17:44:10 »
Me too not sure yet work wise, who's out instructor?? :)

Offline Niamh Delaney

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Re: Liffey 20-02-15
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2016, 17:48:20 »
Sign me up!

Offline Ross

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Re: Liffey 20-02-15
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2016, 18:47:16 »
Yup!

Offline kmck

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Re: Liffey 20-02-15
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2016, 18:52:56 »
Tactical nuclear penguins unite... yes can drive if necessary but wouldn't mind the bus

Offline Jacqui

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Re: Liffey 20-02-15
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2016, 19:26:07 »
Sign me up

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Re: Liffey 20-02-15
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2016, 20:31:39 »
I'm in

Offline Scabidas

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Re: Liffey 20-02-15
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2016, 00:08:07 »
I'm in

I heard it happened, I'm waiting to see it with my own eyes!

Offline Diarmuid

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Re: Liffey 20-02-15
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2016, 08:35:25 »
I'm in

I heard it happened, I'm waiting to see it with my own eyes!

John was in a boat last week too!

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Re: Liffey 20-02-15
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2016, 11:54:55 »
I'm in

I heard it happened, I'm waiting to see it with my own eyes!

John was in a boat last week too!

Also heard pigs are now flying

Offline Anna-May Kiely

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Re: Liffey 20-02-15
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2016, 13:57:45 »
Me too please :-). I may cancel last minute though if I'm still sick

Offline Sexual Swan Healy

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Re: Liffey 20-02-15
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2016, 14:32:43 »
Yep sign me up!

Offline Scabidas

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Re: Liffey 20-02-15
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2016, 19:25:06 »
wait, who wants to paddle with me ?