The 2019 Irish Kayak Intervarsities is being hosted by the University of Limerick Kayak Club in Limerick City. The event will consist of five multi-discipline kayak events spread throughout the weekend starting on Friday 15th February and finishing on Sunday 17th February 2019. The weekend will challenge each club across varies of disciplines such as Whitewater Kayak Racing, Canoe Polo, Flatwater Freestyle, Long Distance Racing, and BoaterX Racing. Each college club must compete in each discipline to gain enough points to win the overall competition. The event is expected to attract over 450 people to Limerick for the weekend, make this event the largest multi kayak discipline event in the country.
Who is ULKC?
ULKC is the University of Limerick Kayak Club. We’ve been in operation in UL since 1975. ULKC is based in the University of Limerick. The aim of the Kayak Club is to introduce UL students to the many facets of kayaking. Over 250 students join the kayak club each year and of those, more than a quarter choose to continue active involvement in the club. That number doesn’t include the active group of associated paddlers such as all the OFB’s, the social members (people who don’t paddle but go on trips) and our external members. The club is affiliated with the Irish Canoe Union and the International Canoe Federation.