Kayak Club Awards 2015/2016!

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Kayak Club Awards 2015/2016!

Postby ConorHickey » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:24 pm

The Kayak Club Awards are a highly prestigious award, recognized by many organizations and countries worldwide. It is what many of ye have been working so hard towards. It's time to nominate your fellow paddlers once more for their outstanding achievements throughout the year!

Take off your study caps and begin to procrastinate and decide who deserves the title for each category below! If you feel there is a category that needs to be added, add it to your nominations!

Copy and paste the code below and get nominating!

Deadline: None. Probably sometime after exams.

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[b]Most improved first year:[/b]
[b]Most improved second year:[/b]
[b]Most improved third year:[/b]
[b]Most improved 4th year:[/b]
[b]Best OFB:[/b]

[b]Best kayak video:[/b]
[b]Best photograph:[/b]
[b]Best thing piked during a club trip:[/b]
[b]Best/funniest injury:[/b]
[b]Best spanking on a river:[/b]
[b]Best brew at the party:[/b]
[b]Best Club Moment:[/b]
[b]Best shuttle bunny:[/b]
[b]Best Club Hook up:[/b]
[b]Best Quote of the year:[/b]
[b]Best Club trip:[/b]
[b]Best day on the river:[/b]
[b]Club Bike:[/b]
[b]Club Lightweight:[/b]
[b]Message board ranter:[/b]
[b]Club Mess:[/b]
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Re: Kayak Club Awards 2015/2016!

Postby Brad » Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:06 pm

Most improved first year: Brian
Most improved second year: Seamus
Most improved third year: Artur has shown through with taking his 'no fucks to give' attitude international this year
Most improved 4th year: Aisling, making it onto the Irish team once again!
Best OFB: This is a tough one. Obviously big congrats to Barry for coming out on top at trials once again. But Higgins, you produced one hell of a club Olympics, YET again!! Sick weekend

Best kayak video: Luciens club Olympics!
Best photograph: gonna come back to this
Best thing piked during a club trip: nothing? Where are you wreckless bastards!
Best/funniest injury: Higgins on the Roogah :P
Best spanking on a river: Barry's and Andrew's on weir wave sounded gas. But Artur on Itanda Falls.....hah
Best brew at the party: Ours at crib crawl...obviously
Best Club Moment: Student Project Fund!
Best shuttle bunny: Folan
Best Club Hook up: Rob and Ella
Best Quote of the year: Not my job
Best Club trip: Wasn't on many, but the first Lahinch trip was great conditions! The one where Fiona nearly murdered Aran in Lahinch car park
Best day on the river: Glens day in the Tunas....dreams had become reality
Club Bike: Kevin, no questions asked
Club Lightweight: Rob
Message board ranter: Hmmm....Unsure as of now
Club Mess: Staples...you heartless bastard getting sick on the dog
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Re: Kayak Club Awards 2015/2016!

Postby DiarmuidM » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:46 pm

Most improved first year: Laoise and Brian have come on incredibly well this year.
Most improved fake first year: Lucien for placing fourth as a college in Varsities.
Most improved second year: Aoife
Most improved third year: Artur seems to have gone everywhere this year.
Most improved 4th year: Brennan
Best OFB: Good man Higgins for Club Olympics

Best kayak video: Lucien's Club Olympics video is class
Best photograph: None stand out
Best thing piked during a club trip: We were good this year
Best/funniest injury: Can't think of any
Best spanking on a river: Artur losing his dignity on the Kip.
Best brew at the party: The apple cider thing that Áine made in the committee house in Donegal
Best Club Moment: Getting all the money for next year
Best shuttle bunny: The bus driver from Varsities for carting us all over the place.
Best Club Hook up: Ella and Rob
Best Quote of the year: Suce ma bite.
Best Club trip: First Lahinch trip was great craic.
Best day on the river: GalwayFest was a highlight
Club Bike: Ella
Club Lightweight: Rob
Message board ranter: Forum seems to have died a bit this year :-(
Club Mess: Staples for throwing up on my bag... and the dog... and every time he eats pasta and drinks...
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Re: Kayak Club Awards 2015/2016!

Postby RobKierans » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:02 am

Most improved first year:Laoise
Most improved second year:Aoife
Most improved third year:Artur
Most improved 4th year:Brennan
Best OFB:HIGGANS

Best kayak video:Come to Ireland by Lucien
Best photograph: Donno
Best thing piked during a club trip: Thermals
Best/funniest injury: Donno
Best spanking on a river:Folan on the glens
Best brew at the party:The strawberry vodka punch at pumpkins
Best Club Moment:The whole dog incident at varsitys.....
Best shuttle bunny:Folan
Best Club Hook up: Couldnt say ...
Best Quote of the year:Not My Job
Best Club trip:Varsitys
Best day on the river:The first week of collage going to mayo for a day :)
Club Bike: Kevin for sure
Club Lightweight:Lucien
Message board ranter: Message board is dead long live FB group chats
Club Mess: Staples for getting sick in pots , on bags , on walls and most grim of all a dog ..... theres very little he hasnt gotten his pasta blend on

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Re: Kayak Club Awards 2015/2016!

Postby Staples » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:50 pm

Most improved first year: Rob for stepping up to the plate and getting a committee position.

Most improved second year: aoifes personal paddling has come on leaps and bounds

Most improved third year: Artur without a doubt shredding it up all-over the globe.

Most improved 4th year: Brenan, Irish team again is no mean feat.

Best OFB: Folan

Best kayak video: Lucien has had a few good edits

Best photograph: idk I'll get back to this

Best thing piked during a club trip: we're up a few spraydecks from varsities. That counts right...

Best/funniest injury: nobody broke themselves memorably.

Best spanking on a river: Artur and the kip

Best brew at the party: Áines Donegal cider

Best Club Moment: student perfect fund

Best shuttle bunny: Barry

Best Club Hook up: Rob & Ella

Best Quote of the year: Anyone got a towel? - various club members

Best Club trip: varsities or that second surf trip that was way higher than 8ft

Best day on the river: doing the roughty on high water while locked
Club Bike: Rob

Club Lightweight: Rob

Message board ranter: it goes against the rub off things that it's not the training officer. None come to mind.

Club Mess: I'm glad to be finally recognised for my talent. Possibly coming to a house party near you :puke:

Club member that does most unnoticed work: Seamus was doing loads about the shed in first semester and stepped in to help me with quippy while I'm on placement.
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Re: Kayak Club Awards 2015/2016!

Postby 14351306 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:39 pm

Most improved first year: Laoise and Brian keep it up!! :rock:

Most improved fake first year Rob freestyle has come on so much since September!! And Lucien for placing fourth out of all the colleges in varsities by himself!!!

Most improved second year: Diarmuid, really stepped it up this year with regards instructing sessions :-)

Most improved third year: Artur! Getting in all the kayaking. Especially for Uganda! showed serious skills this year!! 8-)

Most improved 4th year: Brenan!! for making the Irish team again!! :rock: :rock:

Best OFB: Higgins for an unreal Club Olympics!! :-)

Best kayak video: Artur running Itanda- didnt give up!! and Luciens Galway Fest Edit!

Best photograph:
Not sure who photo credits are for this one :laugh:

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Best thing piked during a club trip: Ul boat maybe in Kerry??

Best/funniest injury: Can't think of any?

Best spanking on a river: Haha Andrew and Barry at the hole behind the weir wave was enjoyable to watch! and Arturs Itanda run was an impressive one!

Best Club Moment: Getting the Student Project Fund!! ALL the money!! :rock:

Best Club Hook up: Rob and Ella

Best Quote of the year: Not any I can think of?

Best Club trip: Varsities ! :rofl:

Best day on the river: Ticking Ballysadare and Ashleigh Falls off my list with the english boys before Galway Fest!!

Club Bike: Rob

Club Lightweight: Lucien

Club Mess: Rob - Kerry is all I have to say and Staples :emo: your equal- the poor dog...
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Re: Kayak Club Awards 2015/2016!

Postby l.whelan11 » Tue May 24, 2016 9:42 pm

Most improved first year: I've not been able to paddle with ye as much as I'd have liked this year but I think Jonas deserves a mention here!
Most improved second year: Aoife in freestyle
Most improved third year: Artur's all round whitewateryness
Most improved 4th year: Brenan, fair play for keeping it up in final year
Best OFB: Balbo Biggins

Best kayak video: Lucien had a pretty sick one for Club Olympics!
Best photograph: The one of the lads mooning on the UL van was quite amusing. Also Staples' death-selfie!
Best thing piked during a club trip:
Best/funniest injury: Artur's lack of pants after the Kip counts as emotional injury I would say
Best spanking on a river:There's been so many, I've had to make a list:

1. Artur on the Nile
2. Folan on the Glens
3. Artur's butt on the Clydagh

Best brew at the party: Áine's cider was nice for a while
Best Club Moment: $$$ Getting a small loan of $1 million $$$ (sports fund)
Best shuttle bunny: I'm gonna nominate Folan for this, for driving us all over the place even when he didn't want to go kayaking himself
Best Club Hook up: Rob and Kevin
Best Quote of the year: "Some say avoid holes, I say shut the fuck up pussy and take it!" - Artur Staszek. Beautiful.
Best Club trip: Kerry for me was pretty class
Best day on the river: Roughty on a very decent level
Club Bike: Me
Club Lightweight: Rob?
Message board ranter: Aoife!! Loves the oul' exclamation marks!!!
Club Mess: Staples, Kevin, Rob...just...NUIG

On a more serious note, I noticed 2013 Awards had 6 pages of submissions. I encourage lurkers to come out of the woodwork and post up. C'man!

Here's some trivia about the club awards:

This year marks its 10th anniversary, as far as I can tell. :party: Since it's peak in 2013 or so, it has slowly died an unceremonious death.

A certain Aine (or Shmenda?) started it all off in 2006 with just the 5 "most improved" categories.

Em, that's all the trivia I could muster actually. Well, here's a photo of Folan from a couple of years ago that I liked:

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:idea: <- I wonder has this ever been used in the history of the forum before?
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Re: Kayak Club Awards 2015/2016!

Postby Staples » Wed May 25, 2016 12:15 pm

l.whelan11 wrote: Well, here's a photo of Folan from a couple of years ago that I liked:

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Photo credit: Alan O'Dwyer

Man first year Donegal was the shit!