I am delighted to announce that this weekend saw the return of the long forgotten UCD vs Trinity shotgun match, after a lengthy absence from the calendar.

DURC submitted two teams, with UCD having just the one. After a closely fought contest (that included a 20/20 from a UCD shooter), UCD took the title by a mere 7 birds.
UCD will no doubt revel in yet another victory over DURC this year!

Many thanks to Hilltop Shooting Club for providing the venue. Special thanks to Kerry O'Brien for being an excellent host, and for helping everyone on the day.

What next for the colleges? The Air Rifle Colours will undoubtedly remain the highlight of the Collegiate calendar, but after the success of this weekend's shotgun match, I'm sure it will become a regular fixture also. Maybe even a full-bore steel challenge....

Brendan Doherty,
Collegiate Officer,
National Target Shooting Association of Ireland.