The Plurabelle Paddlers is a dragon boat team based in the Grand Canal Dock in Dublin, Ireland. The team members have one thing in common, they have been diagnosed with breast cancer . We have set up a dragon boat team (think Hawaii Five-0) to:
- get fit
- enjoy the mutual support of team mates
- raise awareness of breast cancer.
We were all new to the sport and are inspired by the 150 or so breast cancer dragon boat teams worldwide. Why dragon boats? >>
We are the first dragon boat team in Ireland. The team was set up by Fiona Tiernan, in order to keep fit after a recurrence of breast cancer. From a membership of 2 and no boat in 2010, we now have 60+ active members, a wonderful coach Julie Doyle and 2 dragon boats.
We train on the water twice a week from March to November and have members aged from early 30′s to 70+.
The other thing we all have in common is that we were all new to the sport of dragon boat racing.
CLICK on our video to see what it’s about!
If you have had a breast cancer diagnosisand would like to give dragon boat racing a go please contact us.
The next training session of Team Ireland takes place Saturday 5th April 2014. For more information email us on email@example.com or check out our video.
The 2014 annual membership fee of €80, payable in 1 or 2 installments was agreed at our AGM. Fees are now due and you can pay via our bank account or to pay securely online please select an option: