LaoisKayakCongratulations to Paul Byrne and Mikie Murphy of Laois Kayak and Canoe Club who competed in the Boyne Decent and came first in their classes. Club members are training this weekend in River Safety and Rescue with coverage of the full RSR 1 and 2 syllabus. Training still continues for the Club Championships in Kilkenny on the weekend of April 12th-13th. In Water Polo the club, currently placed second, has all to play for in their last match. There will in an introduction to kayaking on Tuesday 29th April at 7pm on the bridge in Durrow for anyone outside the club who is interested in learning to paddle.  Our qualified instructors and trainee instructors will show you some of the techniques and disciplines of paddling. Anyone interested should message us on Facebook or send an email to  The cost is €5 per person. You must be able to swim 25 metres competently. You can find us on Facebook under Laois Kayak & Canoe Club or at online.