Overload is a national training camp for Junior Canoe Polo players from around Ireland.  For the 7th year running, Mullingar Harbour will host young players aged 9 and over on August 31st – September 1st for a weekend of skill development, meeting new friends and having fun.

Overload is now the biggest junior event in the Irish Canoeing calendar.  In 2023, Overload was awarded Canoeing Irelands EVENT OF THE YEAR award.

Non-Stop Canoe Polo

Get ready for a full weekend of learning new skills, meeting friends from other clubs and enjoying some new ways to play polo.  Last year we had activities ranging from games, drills, some exciting (inflatable) flamingos vs Unicorns matches, and some flood-lit night polo for more experienced players

Overload is an inclusive event allowing young players from across the Irish clubs to come together and enjoy the sport at their own pace whether that’s practicing new skills, learning to work with new team members, or learning to paddle a floating Unicorn !

There will be a ‘Rules of Canoe polo’ session for parents to learn more about the game and understand what all the fun is about.

The Location - Mullingar Harbour

Overload takes place at the Royal Canal Harbour in Mullingar – its a beautiful site with plenty of space on and off the water.    The harbour is home to Mullingar Harbour Canoe Polo, a junior club with 100 members.

Camping space is available onsite from 4pm Saturday and is free of charge, but you must request it when registering.   If your children are camping, then you, or a designated guardian, or supervisor will be responsible for them. 

All car parking will be in the adjacent carpark at Loreto College.

How do I take part

Registration includes a 2024 Overload Hoodie, Barbecue on Saturday, Lunch on Sunday, and a load of fun memories.


Sponsors - How you can help

Sponsors – this will be the biggest development activity for Irish Junior Canoe Polo players in 2024. In 2023, Overload was awarded Canoeing Irelands EVENT OF THE YEAR award.   Overload has quickly become a flagship Canoeing event with players, volunteers and parents  from all around Ireland taking part. Last year we had 140 Junior Canoe Polo players, 40 Volunteers and 70 parents take part in the event.

Event Sponsors – €200 

– We need 12 Hoodie sponsors – your logo will be included on back of Hoodie given to all participants.

– Your logo included in social media posts for all sponsors

– Your logo included on ‘Rules of Polo’ booklet given to all participants

Volunteer Sponsor – €500

We need one sponsor to sponsor Pizza and nighttime Polo floodlights for our Volunteers Thank you  event on Saturday evening

– Logo included on Hoodie & Rules of Polo

– Dedicated Social media post thanking Volunteers and Sponsor

Barbecue Sponsor – €1,000

– We need one Sponsor to cover the Barbecue for all participants

– Logo included on Hoodie & Rules of Polo 

– Flags or Corriboard signs displayed at Barbecue

– Dedicated social media post for Barbecue and Sponsor 

To find out more or to discuss other sponsorship ideas please email: info@mullingarcanoepolo.com