Laois kayaker competes at Europeans

Pictured are Ian McCormack SEO Laois County Council (LCC), Paul Byrne Instructor Laois Kayak Canoe Club (LKCC), Emer O'Brien (LKCC), Gerry Murphy Chief Executive (LCC), Calvin O'Brien (LKCC) & Mens Irish Freestyle Team, Anna-Marie Delaney, Director of Services (LCC), Deborah Whelan, Child Protection Officer (LKCC), Michael Malone Instructor (LKCC).
Calvin O’Brien from Durrow is an up and coming young kayaker who recently participated in the European Freestyle Kayaking Championships.

Calvin O’Brien from Durrow is an up and coming young kayaker who recently participated in the European Freestyle Kayaking Championships.

He finished 26th in the K1 Junior Men’s event at the championships held in Bratislava in Slovakia at the end of August. Calvin is a nephew of the late LuLu Carroll, All Ireland winning footballer and All Star,

Prior tothe championships, Laois Kayak and Caone Club was able to purchase a competition freestyle kayak through fundraising and with the kind assistance of Laois County Council who provided sponsorship. The club are very grateful to former Chief Executive Peter Carey for his help.