An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Federation of County Cork Gun Clubs will be held on Monday 04 July at 08.30 pm sharp at the Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig. Club contacts have been notified by mail and text.
It is a sad day for Bandon and shooting sports in general, we are losing one of the longest established firearms dealers and gunsmith in Cork County. The closing down sale at jeffersports began today Friday 27th. Should you wish to avail of the bargains to be had in either shooting or fishing i suggest you call in soon before stocks are depleted.We wish Mervin a long and happy retirement.
This years Birds Directive has been signed into Law. All Federation members who engage in predator control should be familiar with the contents. A link to the relevant page on the NPWS website follows and the document is also attached.
On April 23rd a meeting between Marian Harkin MEP and representatives of the shooting sports communities was held in Athlone. The new proposed EU Commission revised Firearms Directive 91/477/EEC was discussed in detail. The meeting agreed that Marian would propose and work towards getting other MEP support for the Amendments suggested by FACE in general and we thank her for supporting us . There were a few new additional proposals and some alterations suggested also. The opportunity for proposed amendments to be accepted was the 27th April. After that the committee will look at all the proposed EU State amendments and come to an agreed re-worded Directive. That amended document will then be presented around mid June and the process goes on. The end result could at this stage be anything so only time will tell. A close eye does need to be kept on the issue to ensure that nothing slips past.
A link to the FACE proposal is shown below:
The Federation Qualifying Clay Shoot at Belgooly/ Ballingarry Clay Target Grounds was held on the 24/06/2016. The weather for once was ideal for both the preperation and event days. A large attendance was the run of the day and all participants enjoyed the sport and the craic. For this event the layout was changed and it was set up to resemble the All Ireland theme with a 50 Bird Sporting layout over 8 stations. While this initially seemed strange all competitors quickly got into the swing and all enjoyed it very much and competitors complemented the committee on the day. Some very good scores were logged and indeed very low scores were not evident at all. The next shoot to be held in Dunmanway Clay Target grounds on the 29th May will present a similar layout.
Cock and Hen Competition
Won by Dan Farrell
1st Prize – Brian White
2nd Prize – Eddie Daly, Adare Co Limerick
3rd Prize – CJ Daly, Adare Co Limerick
The Federation of Co Cork Gun Clubs will be held on the 04/05/2016 at 8:30 PM in the Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig.
We hope to be in a position to offer a micro-chipping service for hunting dogs for NARGC members in May. Further details will follow as information becomes available.
The County Cork Federation Selection Shoot for the NARGC inter-County Competition and a 50 Bird Open Sporting Competition will be held at the Shooting Ground Ballingarry, Belgooly, Co Cork on Sunday 24th April 2016. First Card will be at 11 Am and Last Card will be at 3Pm sharp. All welcome.
In Belgooly village which is on the main Cork to Kinsale road (R611). Coming from Cork direction turn up left behind the Huntsman Bar and sign posts will be erected from the next cross roads onward.