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Secretary: Barry O'Sulivan 087 9647735
Treasurer: Paddy Murphy 087 2356926

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Clay Pigeon Shooting

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

League shoot

The league shoot is an interclub league. The clubs which participate are Ferns, Newbay, Rathnure, Ballycanew, Ballygarrert, Blackstairs, Ballymoney and Bunclody. This is a team event where the top 5 scoring clubs are counted on the night of each shoot. The club with the highest total at the end of the league wins.  

Newbay won this shoot in 2011.

Open shoot 

This shoot is run as a fundraiser for the club. This is a 30  bird sporting layout for the Lett Cup and has a 15 bird Down the Line event.

The winner of the Open Shoot 2012 - John Byrne

                                                      2nd - Colin Doyle

                                                       3rd - Mark Wickham


The winner of the Down the Line 2012 - Liam Coogan

                                                          2nd - Tom Murphy

                                                           3rd - Noel Murphy

BBQ shoot

A fun and social shoot held at the end of the League.This is a 30 bird sporting event with burger, hot-dog and a drink available. A great evening for everyone involved. 

The winners of the BBQ Shoot 2012 in Joint 1st - James Murphy and Robert Moulton who shot 29/30

                                                                                     (James took 1st place and Robert claimed 2nd)

                                                                  Joint 3rd - Roland Morris and Martin O'Leary who shot 27/30

NARGC shoot

This has a 6 man team event and a 3 man team event. Since the establishment of the current trophy, Ferns GPA have won the 6 man team event 5 times. The 3 man team event has been won by Ferns GPA 4 times. 

Club shoot

The club shoot is held for all members and is a 30 bird sporting event where the Ted Price shield is competed for. A 2 man flush is also held, where members compete for the Noel Swaine trophy.

We encourage new members to join on the day of the club shoot to try their hand at clay pigeon shooting. Top shooting members of the club are handicap on the day to give all members a fair chance to win the cup. 

We also have a junior shoot over the 30 birds. 

2011 Winner of the Ted Price Shield was Adrian Sinnott.
2011 Winner of the Noel Swaine Trophy was John Lacey and James Murphy.

Ferns GPA have 9 auto clay traps in the club, which makes it easier to setup the shoot. We would like to thank all the club members for their help on running the shoots and all other people for their support and to all our sponsors.  

Longest Bird

Longest Bird Result 2018

The Jack Power Trophy

Longest Bird 2018 - 1

1st. Pat Murphy. 39 1/4”

2nd. Noel Davitt. 37 11/16”

Longest Bird 2018 - 2


Longest Bird 2018 - 3

Longest Bird 2018 - 4

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