Winning Kayakers

Posted on : October 21, 2019

On Tuesday 8th October Sligo Grammar School took part in the Call of The Wild Schools Kayak Competition. SGS hosted the event and welcomed competitors from other local schools. There was a series of competitions for seasoned kayakers and newcomers. This year Sligo Grammar School won the overall prize which was the use of the Liffey Descent boat which belonged to the late Alex McGourty who died tragically in a kayaking accident in Equador in 2018. The school will use the boat for 12 months and it will then be passed on to the winner of next year’s competition. The Sligo Grammar School paddlers had a very successful day in all categories and with a total of 32 points emerged as the overall winning school. The competition was organised by Mr Tommy Cradock and the Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership, while the competition was sponsored by Call of the Wild. Well done to all participants and thank you to the organisers and to the teachers who go out on the river in all weathers to give their students the chance to paddle! Photos can be viewed on the Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SligoSportandRecreationPartnership





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