In 1994 over 1,000 competitors tackled the 17 and a half mile course of the Liffey Descent Canoe and Kayak Race from Straffan, Co. Kildare to Islandbridge in Dublin.

The race comprised of 19 different classes catering for all types of boats. 

The Senior K2 event went to Ian and Alan Torduff, from the Chester Club in England. The Senior J1 was won by James Butler from Nottingham.

The women's K1 went to Michelle Barry from the Leixlip Club.

A RTÉ News report by Colm Murray broadcast on 10 September, 1994.