Chairperson: Bartie Kehoe 087 2664650
Secretary: Barry O'Sulivan 087 9647735
Treasurer: Paddy Murphy 087 2356926

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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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Dog Trials

Ferns GPA Annual Dog Trials took place on Sunday October 28th 2018.

Big thanks to all who took part and helped out on the day…

Dog Trials 2018 - Attendees

Results - Springer Section

  • 1st Noel Davitt
  • 2nd Éamon Corrigan
  • 3rd Noel Davitt

June Kelly Trophy,  Judges Choice

  • Noel Davitt (Springer Dog)

Results - Pointers Section

  • 1st  Noel Davitt
  • 2nd Fran Dunbar
  • 3rd Seanie Bolger

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Dog Trials 2018

Ferns GPA News

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Ferns GPA Open Shoot Saturday 26th of September 2020... 

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Ferns GPA want to congratulate our club member Niamh Murphy on winning the Irish Open Senior Ladies Competition held at the Esker shooting grounds over two days, 24th and 25th of August. Niamh also won her class at the event.This is a massive achievement in Niamh’s first year competing at this level. Well done Niamh!

Niamh Murphy Snr Ladies All Ireland 2019

Ferns GPA would like to invite all members and anyone that would like to come to the Courtyard on Friday the 6th of September at 7.30pm for the presentation of the money raised at the Teddy Sinnott Memorial shoot to our two worthy charities - The Irish Cancer Society and the Wexford Hospice Homecare. It would be great to see a big turn out on the evening. I think that you will all be very impressed to see what you have helped us raise. Ferns GPA cannot thank you all enough for your continued support.

Some photos below from the presentation...

Teddy Sinnott Hospice Homecare

 Teddy Sinnott Irish Cancer Society


Congratulations to Colin Dunne on winning the Teddy Sinnott Memorial Trophy at our recent charity shoot on Saturday July 27th. A big thank you to all all shooters who particiapted and to all those who helped out on the day...

Detailed results of the prize winners for the 50 bird shoot, Juniors and Flush can be found on our "Results" page...

A big thank you also to all of our generous Sponsors for your great support...


Teddy Sinnott Cup Winner


Charity shoot


2019 Ferns GPA AGM was held on Wednesday March 27th in Ferns Community Centre at 8pm.

Thanks to all members who attended. 

Big Congratulations...

Ferns GPA would like to congratulate all of the individuals that were honoured on October 7th 2018 by Wexford NARGC for there long service to their clubs and also to the NARGC. 

We especially would like to congratulate and thank the five Ferns Members (Lockie Murphy, Tommy Murphy, Donal Behan, Pat Bolger and Tom Guinan) for all they have done over the past 55 years to make Ferns GPA one of the strongest and best clubs in the country.  It is a real honour to have you members of our great club.

5 Ferns Members Honoured

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.

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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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