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Red Bull Cliff Diving on Inis Mór

Red Bull held the first Irish round of their Cliff Diving World Championships on the island of Inis Mór – I was invited along by the guys at Red Bull to capture some of the atmosphere!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clew Bay Overnight Sea Kayaking Trip

The GKC Crew ventured into the teeth of some pretty nasty weather this weekend and emerged into the gleaming sunday morning light for a second day of paddling on Clew Bay. We managed to sneak up on the Seals this time!

 

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Blackrock Divers

Blackrock Diving from Christopher Tierney on Vimeo.

If the temperatures are anything to go by it would seem that Summer has arrived in Ireland. One of the principal Galwegian summer rituals is a swim at the diving board at Blackrock. One of the most popular municipal facilities (and probably the single most photographed object) in Galway, the diving tower hosts hundreds if not thousands of swimmers on days like these. I packed up my waterproof camera cover plus the Canon 550D and a Sigma 17-70 and finned my way into position using a pair of diving fins for extra maneuverability

 

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Galway Canoe Polo League Finals 2012

Galway canoe Polo League came to a head in Leisureland last Saturday night, with 8 teams lining up to decide the final order… I was there to shoot some video & stills- these are the stills!

 

 

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Galwayfest 2012

Galwayfest 2012 was a Kayak Freestyle & Whitewater Boatercross competition based in Galway… I caught the action on Sunday on the Boluisce river in Spideal.

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Sea Kayaking on Clew Bay

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rewind | 2011

I decided to make a review video of my year 2011 – it turned out to be a much tougher and more arduous process than I first thought- I went through thousands of clips to condense everything into one three minute video. I’d like to thank everyone who tolerated my constant ducking behind a lens this last year- I hope to do even bigger and better things in 2012!

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GKC in the Soca Valley

In April 2011 a group of kayakers from Galway Kayak club set out to conquer the Soca Vallery; these are the stills!

 



 

 

 

 


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Bridge Street Surfing

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Sixty Seconds in the Soca Valley

In April 2010  a brave motley crew of paddlers from Galway Kayak Club set out into the wild got on a plane and sought out the treacherous incredible Soca Valley in Slovenia…. here’s a 60 second trailer for the upcoming documentary trilogy taster!

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ISKA Streamstown Weekend 2011

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Every year the Irish Sea Kayaking Association have a get-together at Streamstown near Clifden for a family-friendly weekend of sea kayaking, camping and fun. These are my shots from Saturday evening and Sunday.

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Galway Bay Sea Kayak Race 2011

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Freestyle on the Lower Corrib

Whenever the tide is low and the Corrib River is running high it forms a series of rapids near the end of Nimmo’s Pier- it’s a world-class freestyle spot that only appears a few times every year.
This time, I was there.

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Sunday Session at Tuam

Galway Kayak Club members down at the hole in Tuam; for more than one member this was their first time in a hole so it took a while to work up the courage :)

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New Year Surfing

GKC take to the waves on the first day of 2011; Dermot Wall  and Colin Loan take advantage of the perfect conditions to show off.

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City of the Tribes Kayak Race 2010 : Video

The City of the Tribes Kayak Race happens every year around the start of September and usually attracts kayakers from all over the country and of all abilities and ages…. this year I made a video in place of stills- hope you enjoy it!

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Colligan Gorge Games 2010

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Surfing in Lahinch

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Weekend Diving in Connemara

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Galway Bay Sea Kayak Race 2010


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Velo!

 


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I just happened across this cycle race happening in Galway this evening, took a few abstract snaps!

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Galway Powerboat Festival : The P750s

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Since the round-Ireland boats were about as exciting for the Salthill Prom spectators as a tea break on a wet Monday morning….. in Febrary…… during the great depression, I shot the P-750 racers in Salthill as they entertained the gathered spectators!

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Galway Open Polo Competition : Photos

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The Galway Open canoe polo competition was held in the Claddagh Basin today- I was down mostly shooting video but I of course took some stills, too- enjoy!

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Intervarsities 2010 : Whitewater Boatercross


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The final day of the Kayak Intervarsities 2010 saw everyone head for the Boluisce River in Spiddal for the whitewater boatercross event.

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Kayak Intervarsities 2010 : Freestyle Rodeo

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NUIG Kayak Club are hosting this year’s Irish Kayak Intervarsities, I tagged along to grab a few shots of the flatwater and freestyle rodeo. Tuam wasn’t working because of a lack of rain, so the rodeo was held out at Clifden. Enjoy!

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Surfing the lower Corrib

Ali Donald (of Saoirse Na Mara), Donnacha Quilty and some of their buddies put on a real show for the frigid shoppers on Sunday afternoon, surfing on the wave at O’Brien’s Bridge in Galway. I was given a heads up beforehand so arrived with a big bag of camera gear and a lot of warm waterproof clothing. Well worth it!

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December Diving

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So it’s been two months since I got my diver’s licence, but I hadn’t used it yet. Nor did I get any good underwater pics yet. Time to rectify both those things! I went for a shore dive to 10 meters in the morning with my shiny new Canon Powershot D10, and took a few pics and videos on the way.  The second dive was beyond the camera’s waterproof rating, so I took no chances and left it behind on the boat while I went off with my Finnish dive buddy Nina, who was far too complimentary of my newbie ways. The weather was amazing, too- it was windy out, and only about 10 degrees but the winter sun had a blue sky to play with, making visiblity at depth pretty good for the conditions (maybe 8 meters).

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Galway Kayak Club on the Bundorragha

Galway Kayak Club | Bundorragha Nov 2009 from Christopher Tierney on Vimeo.

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City of the Tribes 2009

City of the Tribes Kayak Race is held annually on the corrib river flowing through the heart of Galway City. This was the 11th year that the race has been held. I took to the water in my own kayak in an effort to capture the competitors as they competed in the 2, 10 and 15 kilometer courses.

Please note! These are the best of the images from the day- all of the (good) shots taken on the day are available to view & buy in my print shop!

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14 Gate Lower Run

Lower Corrib Run from Christopher Tierney on Vimeo.

Billy, David & I run the lower Corrib river on 29th of August. Hard to believe the ‘summer’ is just about over… here’s hoping for a sunny September :)

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Donnacha and the Jury’s Inn Wave

Taken this evening

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Galway Kayak Club in Fanore

Galway Kayak Club in Fanore from Christopher Tierney on Vimeo.

This is my take on our club trip to Fanore

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Bank Holiday Paddle

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This is me paddling across the water at Grattan beach, on my way out to blackrock on June 1st. The pic was sent to me by Darragh Darcy from Galway Kayak Club

A long hot paddle but worth every stroke :)