The Irish International teams have been selected to compete in the IGRF international in Germany. The team have been selected based on their shooting scores at national competitions held throughout Ireland over the last 12 months. The international will be held in Leitmar, Germany on 9th to 11th November 2018.
Daniel O’Flaherty was selected along with five other competitors to represent Ireland on the Team Ireland team in the German leg of the IGRF international target shooting competition.
Daniel, a professional in the film industry and owner of Boyle business Curlew Mountain Outdoors represents Lough Bo Shooting Club on the national shooting circuit, Lough bo shooting centre is based just a short drive from Boyle.
Ireland are current world champions in target shooting in both smallbore and centrefire disciplines and also hold the individual world champion titles as well. Competing against Germany, England, Scotland, Wales, Australia and South Africa Ireland competed in the final leg and world cup last July in Midlands National Shooting Centre in Tullamore and will defend their title in South Africa in October 2019.
The BDMP German Open will host the competition from November 9thto 11th in Leitmar Germany.
Competitors shoot at paper targets at varying distances from 10 metres to 50 metres for score, each target has a time limit and different number of shots to be fired. The international competition is called “1500” and individual competitors also travel to compete as well as the Team Ireland team.
The NASRPC are the NGB (National Governing Body) for target shooting in Ireland and are made up of 20 target shooting clubs around Ireland with 3,500 competing members. The role of the NASRPC is to support sporting individuals and teams through training and providing safe standards, promoting health and wellbeing and sporting excellence. Target shooting is enjoyed by male and female competitors who compete side by side. For more information if you would like to try target shooting have a look at www.nasrpc.ie
Mick McGrath (Chairman NASRPC) said today “The NASRPC wish all the competitors travelling to Germany the best of luck, it is a great honour to represent Ireland and I know each competitor will represent their country and target shooting at the highest level.”