The inaugural April Open was won by Stephen Murphy of DURC with a final score and new record of 248.0. Stephen started well, but was overtaken by Siobhan Scarlett in the second series and stayed in second place until the penultimate series when he took a narrow lead of just 0.2. He consolidated that lead in the final series to take the championship by 0.7. Ray Reilly of Rathdrum came third, holding off a strong challenge from Terry Wearen of the Defence Forces. The standard was extremely high, with a qualification score of over 607 being required to make the final.
Thanks to everyone who turned up on the day. A special thanks again to Greg Hogg from Downshire Rifle Club who again made the long trip to be here and compete. Our next competition has yet to be decided as there are conflicting events on the international calendar.
Results are as follows:
The Spring Special was won by Conor McDermottroe of DURC with a final score of 244.0. Conor had a bad start with an eight in his first series and had a battle on his hands to catch Stephen Murphy of DURC and Peter Daynes of RRPC. He eventually took the lead on the 19th shot of the final and held the lead from there. Siobhan Scarlett of DURC came second after overtaking Stephen on the 21st shot of the 24 shot final.
Thanks to everyone who turned up on the day. A special thanks to Greg Hogg from Downshire Rifle Club who travelled two and a half hours to be here. That's dedication! Our next competition is the April Open on 2nd April. We look forward to seeing everyone there.
Results are as follows:
The February Open was won by Conor McDermottroe of DURC after leading the new format 24 shot final from start to finish and recordng the first record score for the event of 250.4. Ciara Deevy of DURC finished in 2nd place and Ray Kane of the Defence Forces Shooting Team finished in 3rd. As per the new rules, music was played throughout the match and final courtesy of Siobhan Scarlett. All three details were booked out completely which was very encouraging. Thank you to everyone who turned up on the day, it was great to have such enthusiastic support.
The next prone rifle competition is on Sunday March 12th.
The Leinster Indoor Championship was won by Siobhan Scarlett of DURC. Siobhan led the final from start to finish and was followed by Kealan Symes of Rathdrum in 2nd place and Liam Kinsella of Dublin Rifle Club in 3rd. Liam had trailed Val Pierce of East Coast Shooting Club in 4th place until the first elimination round when he scored 20.7 to take third by 0.4 points. Thanks to all who participated on the day and the previous detail on Thursday evening.
The next competition is the DURC Indoor Open in two weeks time.
We are compiling a database of competition results in order to make it easier to search and locate results for past competitions and results generally. Currently the database goes back to 1992 and includes prone rifle competitions only.
The data is accessible from the Information menu under two headings. The Results Archive menu will allow you select a particular competition in a particular year and the Search results item will give you the full database with a search box that can be used to search for your own results or any other criteria that you are interested in. The columns are sortable by clicking on the headers. There are over 2000 records in the database.
We will continue to add data on an ongoing basis.
We are shocked and saddened to announce the sad news of the passing of Chris Corballis today. Chris was a long time member of UCD Rifle Club along with his brother Anthony, who were both regular visitors to Rathdrum. We would like to extend our condolences to his family and friends at this terrible time.
Reposing at home; Timoole, Rathfeigh, Tara, Co. Meath from 3pm until 7pm on Thursday. Funeral Service on Friday at 2pm at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Navan. Burial afterwards in St. Mary's Church of Ireland graveyard Kentstown. House private on Friday.
Ar dheis de go raibh a h-anam.