Cobh Parish Centre
The East Cork Gun club AGM will be held on 12 June in the Cobh Parish Centre.
The AGM will start at 8pm.
Fees will be accepted on the night. Only cheques, postal orders and banks drafts will be taken –
Adult under 65 €125.00
Over 65 €70.00
Under 16 €25.00
Club only is €55.00 and must be accompanied with a copy of current N A R G C card.
Please ensure payments are made out to “East Cork Gun Club” and include your name and NARGC number.
Cobh Parish Centre.
St. Colmans Parish Centre
(Beside St Colmans Cathedral-Cobh)
All members are encouraged to attend the following clay shoots. The shoots are being run by neighbouring clubs in Cork and offer a great chance to keep in practice after the season. And they are also a great chance to get out and shoot if you couldn’t get out enough after the pheasants…
11th of March Belgooly quarry
25th of march. Ballindenisk House
8th of April. Bandon
22nd of April. Dunmanway
There will be a few of us going to each shoot and the more the merrier – some make the effort to get out.
Each shoot will follow the same format as the qualifier we hosted recently in Carrigtwohill (thanks Val!).
50 bird shoot for the selection of the Co. Cork team €20
50 bird Open €20
10 bird novelty stand €5
East Cork Gun Club are hosting the first County Qualifier of the season at Val Cotter’s farm in Carrigtwohill on 25 February.
This will be a 50 bird competition (5 stands, 10 birds each)
County Qualifier €20
Open competition €20
Novellty stand €5
The day will consist of the County Qualifier 50 bird shoot, an Open 50 bird shoot and a novelty stand.
Prizes for the open are
€50 and a bottle
€30 and a bottle
€20 and a bottle
Prize for the novelty stand – bottle of whiskey.
For our own members there is also a Cup to play for – top 3 club guns on the day will take away tropies.
As East Cork Gun Club is hosting this event all members are encouraged to attend and support the day. We are expecting a good turn out!
by Willie Hourihan (Asst. Sec)
Again the closing day social was held in the newly refurbished Roaring Donkey Bar Cobh and a big thank you to Killian, JoAnne, Holly and barman Owen.
The night was well attended with a great turn out not only of members but people from other clubs and people associated with the local field sports in the area, a warm welcome to all those.
Tom Houlihan of TH Sports was in attendance and all were delighted to see him and to see that he was in good form and enjoyed the night.
The food was as usual the highlight of the night and a big thank you to Martin Drake for providing the venison sausage, burger and steak.
Entertainment was provided by the pub patrons who have a trad night every Wed night.
The Longest Bird, Heaviest Bird and mixed bag were as usual well contested with 7 contesting the longest 5 the heaviest and 3 the mixed bag. Results are as follows.
Chariman Shane Halligan present Martin Drake with the trophy for longest bird
Martin Drake 39’’ ¾
Joe Whelan 39’’ ¼
Anthony Ryan 38’’ ½
Tony Gilmartin 37’’ ¾
Eric Field 37’’
Frank Dorrity 36’’ ½
Danny Brown 36 1/8
Pat Aherne 1.55 kg
Joe Whelan 1.52 kg
Tony Gilmartin 1.3 kg
Danny Brown 1.29 kg
Walden Drake 1.02 kg
The winners received vouchers for Paul McCarthy Butchers Midleton Street Cobh.
The Committee would again like to thank all who participated and attended the event which makes this such a success year after year.
Just a reminder that the closing day get together will be in The Roaring Donkey, Cobh on thursday 31 January from 7:30PM onwards.
Bird weigh in at 8:00PM.
Good selection of prizes.
Wild game BBQ.