We regret to announce the sad news of the passing of Chris Corballis on 25th October. Chris was a long time member of UCD Rifle Club along with his twin brother Anthony (past treasurer of the Association), who were both avid target shooters and served on the UCDRC committee. We would like to extend our condolences to his family and friends at this terrible time.
Funeral Service was on Friday 28th at 2pm at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Navan. Burial afterwards in St. Mary's Church of Ireland graveyard Kentstown.
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Three competitors represented Ireland at the 2016 ISSF Munich World Cup in May. Seán Baldwin (DFST) and Conor McDermottroe (DURC) took part in the 50m prone rifle competition and John Lancaster (UCDRC) competed in the 10m air rifle competition. The team were assisted by team manager Liam Crawford and coach Ray Kane.
Conor competed in the first elimination round and finished on a score of 618.3, less than a point away from the cut off to proceed to the qualification stage of the competition. Seán took to the line in the second elimination round and managed a score of 610.3 which sadly was not enough to continue to the next stage. The gold medal in 50m prone eventually went to on-form Danish shooter Torben Grimmel.
In the men's 10m air rifle competition John Lancaster recorded a score of 590.6. The event was later won by Xuechao Qian of China.
Full results of the competition can be found here.
Six Irish competitors took part in the International Shooting Competition of Hannover. The competition attracts a large number of competitors with over 25 countries represented. Facilities in Hannover are excellent and the quality of competitors makes this a truly compelling event for the Irish squad.
In the 50m prone rifle men's event Seán Baldwin and Conor McDermottroe recorded scores of 616.2 and 613.3 respectively. Seán also competed in the IPC R7 3 position competition, finishing in 10th place with a score of 1121, and the IPC R6 mixed 50m prone competition where a score of 609.3 put him in 14th position. Siobhán Scarlett competed in the 50m rifle prone women's match finishing with a score of 605.9. In the airgun hall, John Lancaster completed his 60 shots with a score of 577 in the men's air rifle competition. Tomas Jakubauskas finished with a score of 545 in the 10m air pistol event. Phil Eaglesham competed in the IPC R4 10m air rifle competition recording a score of 607.8. He also competed in the IPC R5 air rifle event where he finished in 14th position on a score of 634.1.
Results lists can be viewed here.
Seán Baldwin of DFST is the National Men's Champion for 2016, with Stephen Murphy (UCDRC) taking the silver and Lorcan O'Carroll (DURC) in bronze position.
Ciara Deevy of DURC is the National Women's Champion, with Aisling Miller (DURC) taking the silver and Laura O'Malley, also of DURC in bronze position.
Full results can be downloaded here: National 10m Air Rifle Championships 2016 - Results
NTSA wishes to extend a huge thank the UCD Rifle Club for the use of the range and help throughout the competition. We'd also like to thank all of our competitors throughout the weekend and look forward to seeing you all next year!