The most obvious thing the NTSA does is to select the National Squad, who represent Ireland in international competitions. We do this by evaluating candidate shooters' scores in registered competitions over the previous year. We then select those eligible to go and subsidise their competition expenses.

We are also responsible for the development of the sport in Ireland. This entails organising and coordinating the calendar of events, as well as running the national championships. We also act as a representative for Irish target shooters within the ISSF.

We organise coaching and training for the National Squad, and act as the squad management body for international competition.

We promote the sport in national and local media.

We collate scoring data from competitions throughout the year to generate national rankings and leagues.