Category Archives: Clay pigeons

Up-coming clay shoots in Cork

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


Clay qualifier and open shoot at Carrigtwohill

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

  1. €50 and a bottle
  2. €30 and a bottle
  3. €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!

Charity Clay Shoot update

The East Cork Gun club held a Charity Clay Shoot in aid of the National Liver Transplant Unit in St Vincent’s Hospital on 22 October at Belvelly, Cobh. It was a standard 50 bird sporting clay shoot with a have a go stand for non shooters. There was also a cakes, coffees and hot food stand.

Early photo from the morning before it got really busy. About 30 cars of people already in at this stage!
Early photo from the morning before it got really busy. About 30 cars of people already in at this stage!

The day started breezy and bright and it stayed dry for the entire event. This certainly helped with the crowds and it proved a very busy day.

The have a go stand was popular with everyone

There were over 120 rounds of clays shot and loads of people had a go at the novelty stand. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the day and to all the sponsors who made it possible, the men who set out the course, the ladies who provided the cakes, coffees, soups and sandwiches and the members who manned the traps and cleaned up after.

Afirst time shooter took the honours on the have a go stand while the 50 bird course was won by seasoned campaigner Mick Byrne

Looking forward to the presentation of the proceeds to the National Liver Transplant Unit on November 1st at the Roaring Donkey in Cobh. In the end over €5,000 was raised and the Club will be making out a cheque for a very impressive €5,300!

Many thanks to all our

our sponsors without them it wouldn’t have been possible

The Ring family, Cobh

Coleman Garden Services, Dripsey

Ballynoe Inn, Cobh

Sorrento Takeaway, Cobh

HKM chartered quantity surveying

Smyths Toys, Kinsale Rd

Applegreen, Cobh

Supervalu, Cobh

Crew Cuts, Cobh

The Roaring Donkey, Cobh

Mccarthy Cycles, Blackpool

Peter Collins plant hire


Dinky Deli, Ballincollig

Truly Scrumptious

Darren Hilton

Mansworths bar cobh

Morgan Collins

The John Walsh group ( jwg )

O’Connell family and friends


Charity Clay Shoot, Cobh, 22 October

East Cork Gun Club is hosting a Clay Pigeon Shoot in aid of National Liver Transplant Unit, St Vincent’s Hospital, on 22nd October 2017 at Belvelly, Cobh, Co. Cork

There will be a 50 Bird shoot, €20
Novelty and have a go trap, €5

Cartridges available on site.

Ground’s Open from 10 am

If you can’t make the day but would like to support the cause you can make a donation at

Calling the bird
Next club gun up…