Shooting News


July 29, 2021
Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy were crowned Olympic champions in Tokyo this morning, as they rowed home to gold in a thrilling final of the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls in a time of 6:06.43, to pip the Germans to first place. In a thrilling race, the Skibbereen crew were sitting in second place for much […]


July 28, 2021
Ireland’s first medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was secured in rowing this morning as the superb Women’s Four of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty won an Olympic bronze in thrilling fashion. The Irish quartet were lying fifth at the halfway mark and, as they passed the 1000m mark, they […]


July 28, 2021
Team Ireland cyclist, Nicolas Roche powered through a tough and gruelling 44.2-kilometre men’s Olympic Time Trial today to finishing 28th in a time of 1:01:23. Roche was amongst the early starters tasked with laying down a marker for the field of 35 riders to measure themselves against. The 37-year-old paced his effort well and finished strong […]


July 8, 2021
Derek Burnett to Compete in his Fifth Olympic Games Team Ireland has officially selected Derek Burnett to compete in the Men’s Trap at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Ireland’s most decorated shooter will be competing in his fifth Olympic Games, a feat only matched by two other athletes, Rob Heffernan (Race Walker) and David Wilkins […]


February 2, 2021
The sports programme for the 3rd European Games in Kraków-Małopolska is taking shape rapidly, with boxing and shooting becoming the latest Olympic sports to sign on for Europe’s leading multi-sports event for elite athletes in 2023. The European Olympic Committees (EOC) reached agreements with the European Shooting Confederation (ESC) and European Boxing Confederation (EUBC) this […]

European Games 2023 - List of Sports Agreed

September 14, 2020
EOC, Krakow-Małopolska agree on preliminary list of sports for European Games The European Olympic Committees (EOC) this weekend welcomed a delegation from Poland to the CONI headquarters in Rome for discussions on the 3rd edition of the European Games (EG), which are scheduled to take place in Krakow-Małopolska in summer 2023. The meeting was led […]


June 22, 2019
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

June 17, 2015
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

June 16, 2015
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

December 4, 2014
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

February 2, 2014
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

December 4, 2013
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

August 2, 2013
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

June 12, 2013
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

April 24, 2013
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

August 6, 2012
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 […]

Business like opening from Burnett

August 5, 2012
Trap shooter Derek Burnett has opened his Olympic campaign with a solid start. 24 targets out of 25 saw him finish well following a single miss on the 19th target. The second round was dogged by heavy rain and dark conditions, not ideal for a sport that relies so heavily on vision. Derek’s second round […]

Burnett's on target

July 19, 2012
One of the first athletes into the Olympic village was trap shooter Derek Burnett, accompanied by shooting team leader and coach Kevin Kilty. For the next week Derek will train at the Royal Artillery Barracks shooting venue in Woolwich. Olympic Trap is a shotgun event where a clay target disc is thrown at speeds of […]

Derek Burnett receives place in the Olympic Trap event

May 2, 2012
The Irish Clay Pigeon Shooting Association's - Derek Burnett became the 40th Irish athlete to qualify for London 2012 when the ICPSA received a quota place in the Olympic Trap event. This allocation was based on Burnett’s Bronze medal finish at the 2010 ESC European Championships in Kazan, Russia. The Games in London will be […]

Burnett joint 8th at ISSF World Cup

July 12, 2011
Ireland’s Derek Burnett reached a season best to finish joint 8th in the Men’s Trap event at the ISSF World Cup Shooting event at Maribor Slovenia. Burnett who along with team mates Wayne Byrne and David Malone competed at the last World Cup event of 2011 which drew a world record attendance of over 592 athletes from 77 countries.

Gary Duff loses out on medal by narrowest of margins.

October 12, 2010
Atlanta Olympian Gary Duff was narrowly pipped for a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi on Tuesday 12th October. Gary who was representing Northern Ireland alongside compatriot Matthew Hall in the Men's 50m Prone Rifle pairs were narrowly beaten by the Australian pairing of Beijing bronze medal and joint World Record holder: Warren Potent and David Clifton by just three centre tens.

London 2012 qualification competitions announced

September 20, 2010
The International Shooting Sport Federation has announced the 2011 World Cup Series calendar. Shotgun shooters will open the season in Chile, at the beginning of March, while Rifle and Pistol shooters will follow in Sydney, where the only combined World Cup of the season will kick-off on the 21st of March.

Air Rifle Silver in London

August 18, 2010
Sisters Paula and Laura Cunningham displayed impressive form in the GB 18th Junior International competition at the Lord Robert's Centre in Bisley, London.

European Bronze for shooting

June 29, 2010
Ireland's three-time Olympian Derek Burnett completed an excellent final to finish in the bronze medal position in the Olympic Trap shooting event at the European Olympic Shooting Championships in Kasan, Russia.

Introduction to Shooting Sports

January 1, 2010
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.

London 2012 Olympic Shooting Ranges

December 8, 2009
The Shooting venues of the London 2012 Olympic Games have been officially presented at the last ISSF Organizers Workshop in Munich.

World class performance by Murphy at ISSF World Championships

August 12, 2009
A 7th place finish for Ireland's Philip Murphy on a score of 122 following a very high scoring competition which saw scores of 124, 123 and 122 make the final.

Team Silver at San Marino World Cup

June 23, 2009
Coming off the back of a recent strong performance in Minsk, a final round score of 24 saw Irelands Derek Burnett finish one target short of a place in what would have been his second consecutive ISSF World Cup Final as today's Olympic Trap competition concluded in San Marino.

Burnett finishes 5th in ISSF World Cup Minsk

June 15, 2009
Irish Olympian Derek Burnett made the final in the ISSF World Cup at Minsk, Belarus with a convincing qualification performance of 118. During the final Burnett scored steadily for a round of 23 and moved up one position in a charged and very competitive final which was won by Italy’s Giovanni Pellielo. Burnett was unfortunate to miss a shoot off for the bronze medal by a single target. Ireland's Philip Murphy finished just outside the final cut off with an impressive joint 8th on 116.

Burnett 4th at World Cup Minsk

June 13, 2009
Ireland’s Derek Burnett made the final with a convincing qualification performance of 118. During the final itself Burnett scored steadily for a round of 23 and moved up one position in a charged and very competitive finale which was won by Italy’s Giovanni Pellielo. Burnett was unfortunate to miss a shoot off for the bronze medal by a single target and Ireland's Philip Murphy finished just outside the final cut off with an impressive joint 8th on 116.





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