LaoisKayakLKCC Raffle: Laois Kayak and Canoe Club would like to thank everybody that supported our recent fundraiser draw, the winners of the twelve prizes are as follows: First – Rita Casey, Durrow; Second – Seamus Campion, Derry Wood, Durrow; Third – Shane Ruane, Derry Rd, Durrow; Fourth – Jenny Munnelly C/O Bob’s Bar, Durrow; Fifth – Cllr James Kelly, Mountrath; Sixth – Trish Boylan, Seandoire, Durrow; Seventh – Breda O’Leary C/O The Stores, Durrow; Eighth – Paul Egan, Portlaoise; Ninth – Liam Ramsbottom, Timahoe; Tenth –  Eamon Sweeney, Tullaroan; Eleveth – Damien Dunne, Portarlington; Twelfth – Betty Walsh, Erkindale Drive, Durrow.

European Championships in Slovakia: LKCC would like to wish their club member Calvin O’Brien the very best of luck on the Junior Irish Freestyle Kayaking Team over the coming thirteen days, we hope he spins, flips, loops and turns and despite his recent injury that he scores his best and executes a McNasty and Helix.

Thomastown Paddlers Marathon Ranking Race: Well done to Paul Byrne who came first in the men’s GP and Mikie Murphy who came first in the U15 GP

Junior Paddlefest: Takes place this year in Hidden Valley, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow from 19th to the 21st Sept. It’s a great introduction to kayaking for 8 to 18 year olds giving you a chance to try out all the disciplines of canoeing.  Participants must be members of Canoeing Ireland (which you are if you are a LKCC member) main events are for 12yrs plus with other events for U12s. Camping is available on site, but must be booked, closing date for bookings are 30th August 2014.

Kayaking: Our recent introduction to Kayaking sessions were very successful and we plan to run some more at a later date.  Anyone interested should keep an eye out on our Facebook page under Laois Kayak & Canoe Club or at online.