Carragaline & Crosshaven Gun Club are holding an Open Clay Pigeon Shoot at the Lazy Dog Shooting ground on Sunday 08/10/2017 from 10 am to 3 pm. All are welcome. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
The 2017 Proficiency course took place in Dunmanway on August 19th. A full compliment of 40 The morning session consisted of Safety presentations on firearm handling, the wildlife acts, the law as it pertains to firearms given by Our President Timmy McCarthy and NARGC safety Officers Mr John Flannigan and Jim O Connor. This was followed by a written exam based on the presentations. Breaks for tea/coffee and scones and tea/coffee and sandwiches were held at appropriate times. This took place in the Brookpark Hotel and staff and facilities were top notch.
The evening session was a practical training session at the Dunmanway Clay Target Shooting Grounds with instruction from 3 NARGC Instructors, Vincent, Jim and John at 3 different shooting stations. All the candidates received practical instruction on firearms handling and were put through their paces learning how to shoot different types of clays at each station under the watchful eyes of the NARGC instructors. Each candidate receiving individual instruction until they were successfully able to hit the targets.
The Dunmanway Clay Target Shooting members who assisted, gave their time and the grounds and use of equipment for free deserve a special mention and indeed many thanks to them. They have always been at the forefront of promoting shooting sports and we need more like that club. The NARGC Instructors also deserve a special thanks for their time, expertise and dedication.
The 4 Federation of Co Cork Officers who attended were:
President and organiser Mr Timmy McCarthy, Chairman Mr John Howard, Treasurer Mr Denis Scully and Secretary Mr Liam Deasy.
ladies and Youth Candidates with the Federation Officers
An Open Clay Pigeon shoot will be held at Ballindenisk House, Watergrasshill, Co Cork on Sunday 03 September 2017. 10 am till 3 Pm, All shooters are welcome.
The proficiency course is being held on Satuarday 19th August in the Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway beginning at 09:30 am. The course consists of a morning of safety and presentations and the evening will be spent at the Dunmanway clay shooting grounds on practice and tuition. Please download the application form should you wish to apply and contact Timmy McCarthy on 086-6031318.
Please complete and do the survey, the information is badly needed. The link below (Click on Step 3) will take you to the page where you can enter your results for the Breeding Woodcock Survey,
Take part in Ireland’s first Breeding Woodcock Survey! This survey is the first of its kind undertaken in Ireland and will determine the current distribution of breeding woodcock and provide a baseline against which future changes can be compared
The final report from the FCP working group has been received and is displayed below; Please read and submit any changes/recommendations you may have to Either Chris Gavican or Michael Fenlon or send on to myself for forwarding. All details have been e mailed last night to your secretaries. The next FCP meeting is on next Thursday 20 th April 2017 so time is very short. This is probably the most important item to come up for some time as it will affect all clubs.
The next County Qualifier and Open Shoot will be held at the Quarry Clay Shooting Grounds in Belgooly, Co Cork on Sunday 09/04/2017. First Card 11 am , last card 3 pm. €20 per round.