Clare shooters on the mark in Ardee

Clare shooters on the mark in Ardee


The Clare clay pigeon shooting squad
Clare clay pigeon shooters descended on Ardee Co Louth at the weekend for the national clay target championships run by the National Association of Regional Game Councils (NARGC).
The 12-man Clare squad, including a club team from tulassa shooting range, participated in under 21’s, junior, side by side, vets and super vets events run over two days.
The weather made for some serious competition amongst participants from all parts of the country.
The Clare county team sealed 3rd place in their division on Saturday while in the the junior event, Keith O’Loughlin of Ennistymon took 3rd place. Keith also shot with his county team with an impressive score of 41/50.
Sunday saw the Tullassa club team taking to the field but on the day were pushed down the leader board by some very impressive shooting teams.
Also on Sunday, Clare’s barry madden took an impressive victory in the side-by-side competition with a score of 46/50 and had to go into a shoot off were he shot 6/6 to take gold.
Barry has been chasing this title for a few years and always stuck with the side-by-side and this year was his year to prevail.

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.