NTSA National 25yd Championships
To be held at: Rathdrum Rifle and Pistol Club,
Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow.
Thursday 16th Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2013
NTSA National Airgun Championships 2013
Following a well attended Airgun Championship, the national champions for 2013 have been named.
Joe Thompson of UCDRC took first place in the Air Pistol 60 shot competition, receiving the Air Pistol National Champion award for 2013. John O'Brien of RRPC took 2nd place while Caroline O'Brien, also of RRPC, took 3rd place.
Paul O'Boyle of WTSC took first place in the Men's Air Rifle 60 shot competition, winning him the Men's Air Rifle National Champion title for 2013. Joe Thompson of UCDRC took 2nd place while Terry Wearen of DFST took 3rd place.
Aisling Miller of DURC took first place in the Women's Air Rifle 40 shot competition, winning her the Women's Air Rifle National Champion title for 2013. Ciara Deevy, also of DURC, took 2nd place while Alanna Holmes of UCDRC took 3rd place.
Full results can be viewed here.
The NTSA wishes to thank everyone who helped out on the day, all of the shooters who competed and UCDRC for use of their range.
Pictures from the day will be posted soon.
Following on from a call for Expressions of Interest last year and receipt of training plans, the executive committee has decided to send a development squad to the World Cup in Munich. Conor McDermottroe will represent Ireland in 50m Prone Rifle and Caroline O'Brien will compete in 10m Air Pistol. Aisling Miller, who has achieved Tier 1 scores over the past several seasons, and has reached Olympic MQS standard in international competitions in 2012, is our representative in 10m Air Rifle by virtue of her shooting standard.
The Munich World Cup, which will be held from May 23rd - 30th, is a unique development opportunity for shooters new to international competition. As well as providing an Olympic class range (the complex was built for the 1972 Olympics), it gives shooters the possibility of meeting equipment and accessory suppliers directly. Special ranges are provided for airgun and .22 to permit batch testing of ammunition from the major suppliers so as to ensure an ideal match to the particular rifle or pistol.
We wish our squad the best of luck in Munich.