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Introduction to Shooting Sports

Shooting has appeared on every Olympic program except St Louis 1904 and Amsterdam 1928. The number and variety of events have changed many times over the Olympiads. Ireland has had a regular and strong presence in the shooting sports at the Olympics going back to early participation in the rifle and shotgun events.


Team Ireland had six athletes in action across four sports on the second day of the European Games in Minsk. Two finals were contested by Team Ireland today with Alice Sharpe finished in 25th place in the Cycling Women’s Cycling Road Race and Nathon Burns was 7th in the Judo Men’s Half-light Weight 66kg. Boxers […]

Burnett 10th in Shotgun Trap

Derek Burnett has just missed out on the Shotgun Trap semi final place by 2 shots. Only the top 6 make the semi-final. Burnett finished 10th overall out of a field of 32 shooters. In a world class field this was another superb performance by Derek – missing only 5 of the 125 targets in the […]

Burnett targets semi-final

Derek Burnett will target a place in the semi-final of the Shotgun Trap following today’s mens trap qualification day 1. There are two more rounds tomorrow with the top 6 progressing to the semi final. Burnett in training yesterday hit 50 – maximum targets, and again this morning in the first two rounds in competition. […]

OCI Honorary Treasurer Kevin Kilty elected to the Executive Committee of the International Shooting Sports Federation

Following two days of the ISSF General Assembly, OCI Honorary Treasurer and Team Ireland Rio2016 Chef de Mission Kevin Kilty was elected to serve a four year term on the thirteen member executive committee of the International Shooting Sports Federation. Kevin is an active volunteer within the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) where he has […]

European Games Baku 2015 Sport Qualification Systems

We are pleased to attach the Sports Qualification Documents (version 1.0) for 16 of the sports which are confirmed for the inaugural European Games in Baku 2015. These documents may be liable to some small changes and clarifications by the European Federations and we will inform you of these as they happen. Update: Please click […]

Kilty named as Team Ireland Chef de Mission

The Olympic Council of Ireland has announced that Kevin Kilty will be Team Ireland’s Chef de Mission for Rio 2016.   Olympic Council of Ireland President Pat Hickey said, “In September of 2011, Kevin became a member of the Olympic Council of Ireland Executive Committee. He was a coach and Team Leader for Clay Pigeon […]

European Bronze for Burnett

Ireland’s Olympic Trap Shooter Derek Burnett won a Bronze medal at the 2013 European Championships in Suhl Germany after qualifying on joint 3rd with a score of 122/125 +9+13/15+12/15.   The Gold Medal was won by the Croatian  Josip Glasnovic with a score of 124/125 + 14/15 +14/15 and the Silver Medal  was won by the Italian London […]

Derek Burnett finishes in the top 10 at ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Nicosia, Cyprus

4 time Olympian Derek Burnett from County Longford finished tied 10th in the Men’s Trap event at the ISSF World Cup, Nicosia, Cyprus, with a score of 119 out of 125 targets. This round of the ISSF World Cup was held on the 10/11th June at the Nicosia Olympic Shooting range. With a very strong […]

ICPSA host technical course for coaches

Twenty coaches from Ireland and Great Britain attended the 10th D course for Regional Coaches hosted by the Irish Clay Pigeon Shooting Association in Dublin, Ireland.   Olympic Council of Ireland Executive Committee member Mr. Kevin Kilty conducted the course at the request of the International Shooting Sport Federation where he holds the distinction of […]

Burnett finishes fourth round

Derek Burnett has finished his fourth round in the Men’s Trap, scoring 23. That brings him to a tally of 93 out of 100. It leaves him in 27th place behind Michael Diamond. Michael Diamond of Australia has completed all five rounds of the Men’s Trap with a perfect score of 125. The standard of […]
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