The County Sporting Clay Shoot took place on Sunday May 19th in Templemichael Shooting Grounds. This is one of two clay shoots run by County Longford Shooting & Conservation Council every year. Sixteen teams from all around the county took part in a great day’s shooting, which was made even more enjoyable by the fine weather.
The competition went right down to the wire with four teams neck and neck right up to the finish. The overall winners in the end were the hosting club Templemichael A with a score of 226/250, followed closely in second place by Granard A with a score of 224/250 and right behind them was Moydow A with a score of 222/250. Congratulations to the Templemichael Club on their win and they will now go on to represent Longford in the NARGC All-Ireland Clay Shoot being held in Lakeland Shooting Grounds on Sunday 14th July. In the Junior Section the winners were Newtownforbes A with a score of 201/250, in second place were Kenagh with 199/250 and third were Legan with 197/250. Senior High Gun winner (best individual score) of the day went to Kieran Manicle (Moydow) with a score of 49/50. The Under 21 High Gun winner went to Adam Howard (Newtownforbes) with a score of 46/50 and the Veteran High Gun winner was Charlie Martin (Granard) with a score of 44/50. Well done to all.
County Longford Shooting & Conservation Council would like to thank Midland Carting & Paintball for their kind sponsorship of a perpetual cup for the winning senior team, and Mulvihill Firearms for their kind sponsorship of perpetual cups for the U21 and veteran high gun winners.
Finally County Longford Shooting & Conservation Council would like to thank the Templemichael club for all the hard work done on the grounds to make it a very enjoyable day and a huge success.