Chairperson: Bartie Kehoe 087 2664650
Secretary: Alf Power 087 2212320
Treasurer: Padraig Bolger 087 6677680

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Welcome to Ferns & District Game Protection Association

Ferns & District Game Protection Association (Ferns GPA) was formed on the 01/07/1963 at a meeting held in the Castle Cinema (now the Community Centre) in Ferns.

It is an affiliated club to the National Association of Regional Game Councils (NARGC)which was founded in 1968 and is the largest voluntary organisation in Ireland involved in game shooting and conservation. The Ferns GPA club has grown steadily since its formation and it now has over 90 affiliated members making it one of the largest GPA clubs in the country.

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Ferns GPA News

PLEASE NOTE: The Ferns GPA Open Shoot (August 25th 2018) has been CANCELLED due to family bereavement of a club member. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family at this time.


BBQ Shoot 2018



Open Shoot 2018

2018 Season Clay Pigeon Practice every Saturday at the pit. All members welcome 

Big thanks to everyone who attended the Ferns GPA AGM on March 28th 2018 in Ferns Community Centre. Congratulations and the best of luck to all appointed officers and committee members for 2018/19 

Congratulations to Eoin Murphy on winning the longest bird (November 2017) with a pheasant measuring 38 5/8” long. Presented by Bartie Kehoe Club Chariman.



2013 AGM

Lockey Murphy pictured with Teddy Sinnott and Tom Guinan at the 2013 AGM after receiving a coat for 50 years of being an active member of Ferns GPA and also one of the founding members.

€1 Bounty




Clay Pigeon

Ferns GPA run 4 clay pigeon shoots each year on the lands kindly given by the land owner. These are:

  • League shoot
  • Open shoot
  • BBQ shoot
  • Club shoot

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Ferns GPA purchase and breed birds for re-population of the club grounds. 

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Dog Trials

The club holds it's annual dog trial on the last sunday before the shooting season on November 1st. Our first trophy was presented to the club by James O'Neill in 1982 and was awarded to the pointer section.

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Game Hunting

Ferns GPA hunt game such as pheasant, duck and partridge with the season starting 1st Nov.

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