Tullassa clay pigeon club for All-Irelands

Tullassa clay pigeon club for All-Irelands


Gavin Hanrahan, Matthew Sheedy, Tullassa range owner Micheal Haren, Pasty Reidy, Keith O’Loughlin, Raymond O’Loughlin and David Barrett.

Clare gun clubs gathered at Kilfenora shooting ground at the weekend to see who will represent Clare at the National Association of Regional Game Councils (NARGC) All-Ireland shoot.

The finals will be held in Adree, County Louth on the 8th and 9th of July.

Six clubs from around the county – Crossmore, Doonass, Cratloe, Kilfenora along with two team from Tullassa – took part in the shoot-out. Each team consisted of 6 members shooting in a a 50-bird sporting format.

Tullassa club fielded two teams with the A Team shooting very consistently throughout the day, finishing with a score of 208, 17 clear birds ahead of Doonass who were aiming for a 5-in-a-row. Meanwhile, Tullassa’s B Team finished in third place.

Tullassa shooting range owner Michael Haren said: “This is a great achievement for an up-and-coming shooting range and it was an outstanding performance from the members. I’m delighted to have such a great team representing Clare and I wish them the very best of luck.”

One of Tullassa’s youngest sporting shooters, 15-year-old Keith O’Loughlin from Ennistymon, has qualified to represent Clare senior shooting team on July 8th at the Ardee event.

Keith O’Loughlin from Ennistymon

After qualifying over 4 county shoots, Keith will also shoot the following day with the Tullassa club team.

The teenager retained his title for a second consecutive year of the Clare junior championships (under 21) on Sunday. Keith will shoot alongside his father Raymond O’Loughlin on both days with county and club.

Keith is a very talented young man with a great love for shooting and has worked hard in practice to earn his spots. This will be his second All-Ireland outing and last year shot for Clare finishing 4th overall in his trainee category.



Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.