Laois-Kayak-and-Canoe-Club-bMarathon Ranking Race in Celbridge: A fantastic LKCC turnout on Sunday 10th May at the Celbridge Paddlers marathon ranking race. Great to see our junior paddlers, Oisin Dunne, Neil Cronin and Noah Murphy winning medals. Also, Matt and Paul (3rd in Men’s K2), Eilish (3rd in Women’s K1 – Div4) and Rory (2nd in Men’s GP). A big thanks to Celbridge Paddlers for running the event and their hospitality after the race.

Green Ribbon: LKCC is supporting the See Change – Green Ribbon initiative this May to help reduce the stigma around mental health. Paddlers will wearing their green ribbons whist paddling and taking photos with the green ribbons to promote this worthy cause.

Summer Kayaking Schedule: The club had its first beginner/introduction kayaking on Wednesday 13th May, which was the first of our two summer courses. It was an enjoyable start to the new paddlers training. The second intake of training will take place from 29th July until the 19th August with assessment on Saturday 22nd August, the Wednesday nights training is from 7pm to 9pm with a maximum number of 10 people, juniors will be €70 and seniors will be €80 for the course. Level 2 assessment for this course is on Saturday 06th June, payment includes Canoeing Ireland Membership (one year), LKCC Membership (one year), Level 1/2 Kayaking Skills Assessment, 4 evenings kayaking training and use of kayaking equipment. These lessons must be pre-booked on our website. Please see website and Facebook for details on online.