Target Shooting Ireland is seeking expressions of interest from shooters wishing to participate in international competitions during 2017. Some or all of the following competitions may be included in the schedule for next year:
ISCH Hannover, Germany, May 4th - 14th 2017.
ISSF World Cup, Rifle / Pistol, Munich, Germany, May 17th - 24th 2017.
European Championship, 25m, 50m, Baku, Azerbaijan, July 21st - August 4th 2017.
Target Shooting Ireland funding is limited, so please be aware that a significant portion of competition and travel costs will need to be borne by the shooter.
Following receipt of this expression of interest, those intending to participate will be contacted and will be required both to submit to the Target Shooting Ireland a detailed training schedule with goals covering the period up the competition and to achieve a minimum qualifying score at qualifying matches to be announced.
We regret to announce the sad news of the passing of Chris Corballis on 25th October. Chris was a long time member of UCD Rifle Club along with his twin brother Anthony (past treasurer of the Association), who were both avid target shooters and served on the UCDRC committee. We would like to extend our condolences to his family and friends at this terrible time.
Funeral Service was on Friday 28th at 2pm at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Navan. Burial afterwards in St. Mary's Church of Ireland graveyard Kentstown.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
Three competitors represented Ireland at the 2016 ISSF Munich World Cup in May. Seán Baldwin (DFST) and Conor McDermottroe (DURC) took part in the 50m prone rifle competition and John Lancaster (UCDRC) competed in the 10m air rifle competition. The team were assisted by team manager Liam Crawford and coach Ray Kane.
Conor competed in the first elimination round and finished on a score of 618.3, less than a point away from the cut off to proceed to the qualification stage of the competition. Seán took to the line in the second elimination round and managed a score of 610.3 which sadly was not enough to continue to the next stage. The gold medal in 50m prone eventually went to on-form Danish shooter Torben Grimmel.
In the men's 10m air rifle competition John Lancaster recorded a score of 590.6. The event was later won by Xuechao Qian of China.
Full results of the competition can be found here.