Clay Sports Ireland 100 Bird League 2015

The Committee are pleased to announce the details of this years CSI 100 Bird English Sporting League. We would like to remind all members that the first league shoot will take place in Balinasloe on Sunday the 5th April, Easter Sunday.

We would would also like to remind all members, who have not already done so, once again of the need to provide us with your up to date insurance details by emailing with the following information:

  • Your Clay Sports Ireland membership number
  • Your insurance providers name
  • Your insurance number
  • Your insurance expiry date

For full details on this years league please click on the link provided below:

CSI 100 Bird Sporting League 2015

50 Bird Shoot at Harbour House

We would like to remind members that our newly affiliated club at Harbour House Sports Club, Lougharbour,  Athy is running a 50 Bird Competition on Sunday 29/03/2015.

Anybody travelling to or from the Leinster league in Bishops Mountain is welcome to attend this shoot. We would encourage all CSI members to show their support if at all possible for our newly affiliated club on Sunday. Shooting starts at 10:00am with last entries are at 4.30pm.

Location details for Harbour House Sports Club are detailed below:

Location:- (GPS 53.05694N, 6.92639W)

– Harbour House are located about 1 hour from Dublin just off the M7.
– When you get to the Kildare/Nurney Exit 13 with the Kildare Shopping Outlet on your right
– Turn left and head for Nurney, travel distance will be 11.5 km approximately
– Pass straight through Nurney village and about 4 to 5 km you will come to a Cross Roads
– There is a pub on your right at this junction and there will be a sign for Athy
– Turn right heading for Athy and one km from the junction you pass a machinery garage on left
– Just past it about 200m there is an entrance on your right.
– (Via Sat Nav you are looking for Loughabor)

World English Sporting Championships Fundraiser Results

We are pleased to post the full results and details from the weekends fundraising shoot held at Naul CPSC on Sunday 22nd March.

Please click the link below for full details.


World English Sporting Championships Fundraiser Results

Bowman Traps update and details of Fundraiser this Sunday at Naul CPSC

The Committee are delighted to announce that we took delivery of our Seven Brand New Bowman Traps this weekend from Mourne Shooting Grounds. This delivery included Batteries, Morrison Electronic Releases, Trollies and Cabling for all seven machines. This Equipment will be used by our affiliated clubs in the promotion of our Sport throughout the Country.

On Behalf of the Committee, Clubs and Membership of Clay Sports Ireland we would again like to take this opportunity to thank the Department of Trade Tourism and Sport for the award of this much needed grant to our Sport under the Sports Capital Program 2014.

These traps will firstly be in use this Sunday 22/03/2015 at the 100 Bird World Championship Fundraiser in Naul CPSC.

On the 29/03/2015(Following Sunday) the traps will be used at the first CSI 50 bird clay shoot at Harbour House Sports Club close to Athy Co. Kildare. Harbour House Sports Club are a newly affiliated CSI Club and this new equipment will hopefully enable Harbour House hold a 100 Target League event later on in 2015.

On Easter Sunday 05/04/2015 these Traps will be used at our first 100 Target league event at Ballinasloe CPC. It is hoped that this equipment will also enable Ballinasloe CPC run a marathon 15 stand League event later in 2015.

The Committee would like to thank Drumman CPC for running our third successful fundraiser last Sunday. We would like also to thank our Members for showing their support for the event.

We have committed to the running of these fundraising events to pay for our Teams Entry Fees and Kit for the main event at the upcoming World Sporting Championships at South Florida Gun-club. We are still a long way from achieving this goal and the Euro/Dollar Exchange rate is making the situation very difficult presently. We would encourage our clubs and members to give one last push and turnout in great numbers in support for our Clay Sports Ireland Team by supporting this event at Naul CPSC on Sunday. There will also be a 50 bird option in Naul CPSC on Sunday at a cost of €20 for any members who want to show their support for the team but don’t want to shoot the 100 bird event. Shooting Starts at 10:00am. Hope to see you all there.

Finally we would like to pass on our hearty Congratulations to Peter Hanifin on winning the Barney Mullen trophy at Courtlough on St. Patrick’s Day.

Please see below an image of our new equipment.


Our New Bowman Traps

Reminder for upcoming World-Championship 2015 Fundraisers

The Committee would like to thank our Clubs and Members for their continued support for our teams participation at the upcoming World Championship at Florida Gun Club next month. We would like to remind members that there is a 50 bird fundraiser in Drumman CPC this Sunday 15/03/2015 starting time is 10AM and entry fee is €20. Anybody travelling to or from the Leinster League at Batterstown is welcome to attend.

There is a further 100 bird fundraiser scheduled for Sunday 22/03/2015 at Naul CPSC (shooting starts at 10 AM). (Anybody who is scarred or suffering withdrawal affects after the Barney Mullan in Courtlough on Paddy’s  Day will get a chance to redeem themselves at the fundraiser at  Naul CPSC the following Sunday).

We would be grateful if you could show your support for these fundraising events if at-all possible. Any Clubs willing to run fundraising events or pool stands in support of our team should contact the secretary at

We thank you again for your continued support in fielding this team.

Fundraiser at Cedarbrook CPC and Upcoming Fundraiser at Drumman CPC

The Committee of Claysports Ireland would like to thank the members of Cedarbrook CPC for hosting a very successful fundraiser on Sunday. The standard of target presentation was excellent as always and there were some fine scores returned on the day. “Most” Competitors enjoyed the cracking pair of crossers on the last stand. However some will not forget.

High Gun on the Day was Derek Campbell with an excellent 48 and runners up were Geoffrey Quinn and Darren Matthews both with 47’s.

We would also like to remind members that the next fundraiser is on Sunday 15/03/2014 at Drumman CPC.  Anyone who wants to warm up/down before or after the Leinster league at Batterstown are welcome to attend. Shooting starts at 10AM and the cost of entry is €20 for 50 Bird.

Fundraiser Shoot Reminder this Weekend

Just a quick reminder to you all for the fundraising 50 bird shoot in support of our Sporting teams participation at the World Sporting Championship this Sunday 08/03/2015 at Cedarbrook Shooting Grounds. We would be grateful if members could show their continued support for the team if possible.

Anyone who fancies another 50 targets after the Leinster league shoot in Ardee this Sunday are welcome to attend.

Nad Al Sheba Sporting Clays Championships

The Members and Committee of CSI would like to congratulate David Marshall on his incredible performance at the Nad al Sheba event in Dubai. David finished 7th overall just missing out on the final by one target and leaving a much vaunted field in his wake.

We were all treated to a shooting exhibition when David won the Thorntons shield in Drumman earlier this year and are delighted to see that he was able to follow that form up in this world class event with some of the worlds finest shooters participating, and also in very testing conditions.

WE also want to wish our congratulations to all our members that travelled and took part in the event.

World English Sporting Championship Fundraisers Notice

The Committee of Clay Sports Ireland would again like to thank Mourne Shooting Grounds for running a very successful fundraiser on Saturday & Sunday last in support of our teams participation at the World Sporting Championships in Florida this April 2015. We would also like to thank all members who made the trip Mourne in support of this event. Details of further fundraisers over the next few weeks are listed below.

Cedarbrook CPC 50 Target Fundraiser on 08th March 2015 (Entry Fee €20)

Drumman 50 CPC Target Fundraiser on 15th March 2015 (Entry Fee €20)

Naul CPSC Fundraiser on 22nd March 2015.

We would like to thank these clubs for scheduling these fundraising events and if other affiliated clubs wish to run an event in support of our team please contact the Team Clay Sports Ireland has just been finalised this week and booked on the trip to Florida. Details of further fundraising events will be posted over the next week or so. We would be grateful if our members could show their continued support for these fundraising events if at-all possible.

Garda Shooting Club Donation



Today in Mourne Shooting Grounds at the Clay Sports Ireland Fundraiser Shoot, Mandy Lowe presented a Garda Club cheque to Sean Gilliland towards the CSI Team representing us in the World English Sporting Championships for the second year running this April. This cheque represented the proceeds from the Christmas club raffle held by the Garda Shooting club.

Our sincere thanks go out to all members of the Garda Shooting Club for this generous gift and for their ongoing support and participation. This once again is a true testament to the commitment and concern of our members for our sport and their dedication in seeing it flourish.

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