Beretta Summer League 2017

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May 16, 2017

The Summer is officially here and we couldn’t be happier about it. Along with our high hopes for plenty of sunshine over the summer season, comes the longer days and of course our evening opening hours, meaning more time for our beloved Shooting Sports. And now that we’ve made the transition into late opening on Wednesday & Thursday evenings, it’s time to get the annual Beretta Summer League wheels in motion.

What can you win?

This amazing competition is kicking off on Wednesday May 17th for 14 weeks with the Grand Final being held on August 20th. The competition consists of a 50 Clay Target sporting course each week with entries set at €20, €30 (clays + 50 cartridges) & €15 re-entry. To be in with a chance to win one of the 2 Beretta 690’s up for grabs, a class prize or a cut of the 10,000 cheddite cartridges, entrants must submit 8 scores (1 score per week) over the 14 weeks. On Wednesday each week, entrants will see a new course set, ready to challenge you and test your skills. Each week will offer the opportunity to learn and develop your shooting skills. The course can be shot as many times as you like from Wednesday to Sunday, with your best score to count so if you’re not happy and want to try again (and again), you can. We recommend that entrants shoot on Wednesday evenings, Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings as these are the most popular shooting times, if you’re a lone shooter you can be sure of meeting a few others & getting in a squad.

Handicaps Apply

To keep the competition as fair as possible, the 2018 Leinster Interclub League classes will apply, with AAA +0, AA +1, A +3 classes competing for one Beretta 690 Sporting and Classes B +6, C +8 and D +12 competing for the other. There will also be Junior and Ladies class prizes too so there is something for everyone to compete for even if it is just for your own Personal Best.

Courtlough Ladies Club

We know the Courtlough Ladies Club will be out in force for the duration of the Summer League so if there are any ladies who would like to join them, contact Aine or Nicola via the Courtlough Ladies Club Facebook/Instagram page or pick up a business card in the shop.

With only hours to go before the Beretta Summer League 2017 officially opens, we would like to wish everyone taking part the very best of luck and remember to have fun & enjoy it.

Happy Shooting,

The Courtlough Team

New Beginnings, New Directions, New Website…

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New Beginnings, New Directions, New Website…

For those of you who are seasoned Courtlough customers, you may have noticed that we’ve been going through some changes in recent years.

Courtlough has been growing, developing, building and most importantly improving. One of those improvements is our brand new website (more about this later) which showcases all of what Courtlough has to offer like never before.

We are no longer just Courtlough Shooting Grounds, from today we are officially welcoming & introducing the new additions to our brand ‘Outdoor Adventures at Courtlough’ and also ‘Courtlough Events’.

Outdoor Adventures is home to The Courtlough Tower, a custom built Teambuilding zone and Splatoon Paintball.

Courtlough Events is just that, Events, from birthday parties, Stag/Hen, Corporate Days Out or Teambuilding. Our Events department will work with you to make your next event the best one yet.

So now that we’ve set the scene, the time has come for the Big reveal. We have spent months working on & crafting a new website that will do the new Courtlough justice and we are proud to say we have achieved that. Together with an excellent team of creatives and web developers in Big Dog Digital, we have a finished product that finally encapsulates all of what Courtlough has to offer.

We are extremely happy to share our new, mobile friendly & very fancy website with you all so please feel free to browse, take your time to look around the different areas and of course give us some feedback (positive only) 😉

Thanks,

The Courtlough Team

Ladies Firing Squad

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Courtlough Ladies Club in the April issue of Irish Country Magazine

One frosty day in December, the Courtlough Ladies Club (CLC) met Irish Country Magazine’s feature writer Roisin at the grounds to find out more about the CLC and all things clay target shooting.

Roisin had contacted the CLC after seeing the ladies pictures on Instagram & Facebook, and wanted to find out more about this new wave of Clay Slaying, Girls with Guns and Female empowerment. What better way than to have a go!

After an introductory 30 clay session with both Roisin, and photographer Rita, getting a chance to smash some clays, the ladies followed up their shoot in true CLC style with coffee and cake in the Clay Cafe. Together they revelled in their new found appreciation for clay target shooting in front of the fire and discussed all the details about how the club started, stereotypes in the sport, and why other ladies should come along. The ladies provided all the material that Roisin needed to put together a super article – double page spread nonetheless – for the April issue of Irish Country Magazine.

It’s well worth a read so be sure to pick up a copy.

Congratulations ladies, great job!

Courtlough Autumn/Winter League 2016

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September 28, 2016

Courtlough Autumn/Winter League 2016

Please find completed Leaderboard below and those qualified for the Final. Squads as above for Semi Final.

 

 

 

 

Summer League Final 2016

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15 Weeks of Competition Completed

The Final Week of the 2016 Summer League Competition is upon us and what a brilliant 15 weeks it was.

It can only be described as a Highly Competitive League with Mick Phelan making a late charge for the Overall High Gun pipping Keith Reynolds and James Carty to the post. You can view the Squad Lists & Times, Weekly Winners, Summer League Finalists and overall Summer League results below.

The Final will take place this Sunday August 21st, with the first squads being issued a start time of 12pm. The Grand Final will take place at 3.30pm and the Prize Giving to follow at 5pm, with Pizza & Beer being served in the Bar afterwards.

We urge all shooters to arrive 30 minutes before their allocated squad time to be ready to start on time.

We wish all finalists the Best of Luck for the Final.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday

 

 

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Have you always wanted to try Clay Pigeon Shooting? Don’t know where or how to start?

We want to help you to make the first steps on your Clay Pigeon Shooting path. Let’s start with a bit of background in to Clay Pigeon Shooting.

Clay Pigeon Shooting is a thrilling experience, demanding calm concentration, a keen eye and quick reflexes. A 12 gauge over and under shotgun is the most popular firearm used for Clay Shooting but there are numerous other options from 20 gauge over and under to Semi-Automatic 12 gauge & 20 gauge shotguns.

Once you have your chosen firearm, it’s time to head out onto the range to perfect your aim, practice your skills and soon you will be notching up your ‘kills’. Of course these are not real birds and no real pigeons get hurt, making it a great sport for all – young and old, men and women alike. Now it’s not all fun and games, Shooting of any kind has the potential to be dangerous and all firearms must be treated with the utmost care and respect at all times. It is for this reason that we must stress that under no circumstances should you try any form of Shooting unassisted or outside of the secure and safe confines of a registered Shooting Grounds in Ireland.

How do I book?

So you think you’re ready to get out on to the Shooting Range? Here at Courtlough, we have everything you need to get started. We have designed a range of Clay Shooting Packages that are perfect for absolute beginners just like you. We always recommend that you book in for one of our Shooting Courses where you will be accompanied by one of our trained instructors who will choose a firearm suitable for you, you will be provided with all of the necessary insurance and eye & ear protection before you head out to the range. After you have finished your Shooting package, you can add up all of your Hits or “Kills” in shooting lingo.

Joining the Club?

We know that once you smash your first clay you will be hooked and there’s only one logical next step…Becoming a Member of Courtlough Club. Once you know that Clay Pigeon Shooting is for you and you want to find out more about this great sport, there is no better way than to join a Shooting Club full of other like-minded shooters. Joining the Club is simple, all you need to do is fill out a Membership Form, provide a copy of your current Driver’s License/Passport, pay your membership fee and start your complimentary induction lessons (clay & cartridges not included). From there, you will need to start thinking about purchasing your own firearm, we have a fully stocked Gun Room onsite where you can browse and ask questions before you make your decision.

Practice Practice Practice

Now that you’re a Member of Courtlough Club, have your insurance (Countryside Alliance provide a fantastic offer for Courtlough Members) and have purchased your Shotgun, you are officially a Clay Pigeon Shooter, Congratulations!!! From here on out, it’s all about Practice, practice, practice! But don’t worry, we always have instructors available to give you a helping hand if and when you need it. We also run regular leagues and competitions where you can test your new found skills in a fun and relaxed environment….Happy Shooting folks!

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Summer League Dates/Entries & Results

We are pleased to announce that the dates for the Courtlough Beretta Summer League have been set for 2016!

The League will be kicking off on Wednesday May 11th with entries being taken each Wednesday thereafter from 5-8pm. Entries will also be taken on Saturdays 14:00-17:00 and Sundays 10:00-14:00.

Scores will not be taken outside of these times. Best scores count each week.

The Grand Final will take place on Sunday August 21st.

Entry €20, Re-entry €15

(Entry must be paid before shooting the course each week)

 

€15,000 Prize Pool!

Thanks to our generous sponsors at Beretta and Cheddite we have some really exciting prizes up for grabs this year!

Grand Final Prizes

1stBeretta 690 Black Edition                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

2nd – Beretta 686E EVO

3rdBeretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1

4th – Franchi Alcione O/U

5th – Franchi Alcione O/U

6th – 1,500 Shells

7th – 1000 Shells

8th – 750 Shells

9th/10th– 500 Shells

Not only will we be offering prizes for the Grand Final, we will also have prizes for the Weekly High Guns, and for the Top 8 Scores overall in the league!

General Information

The discipline for the league will once again be English Sporting.  (50 target course each week over 5, 6 or 7 stands)

The Courtlough Handicap System will apply. (Each competitor is assigned a handicap which can vary throughout the league.)

Minimum 8 of 15 shoots needed to qualify for the final. All shooters qualified for the final will shoot a 50 bird sporting course with the Top 10 going through to the grand final.

Scores from the Semi Final will carry through to the Grand Final which will be shot over a separate 50 Bird Sporting course.

 

Don’t forget to get the last minute practice in; We hope to see everybody out for our opening shoot on Wednesday the 11th!

 

 

A big thanks to our sponsors

 

 

Winter League Results 2015

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Please find below Weekly Results of the Courtlough Winter League 2015.

 

Turkey Winners

Week 1 High Gun: Gavin Shiels

Week 2 High Gun: David Shiels

Week 3 High Gun: Oliver Morris

Week 4 High Gun: Darren McCooey

Week 5 High Gun: Michael Phelan

Week 6 High Gun: Dave Malone Junior

Week 7 High Gun: Derek Duff

Week 8 High Gun: Paul Sheerin

Week 9 High Gun: Norman McAlevey

Week 10 High Gun: Derek McCloskey

Week 11 High Gun: John Shiels

Courtlough Winter League starts September 19th

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The Courtlough Winter League will begin on Saturday September 19th with the Grand Final on Sunday December 6th.

 

    1. New Courtlough Handicap System to apply.
    2. Unclassified shooters will be classed after 3 shoots.
    3. The discipline for the Winter League is English Sporting (50 target course each week over 5, 6 or 7 stands)
    4. Each competitor must complete 8 of the 12 weeks to qualify for the Grand Final
    5. Each competitor is allocated a Handicap which can vary throughout the league.
    6. All participants who qualify for the Grand Final shoot a Prelim Final of 50 target sporting course, the top 10 in will then qualify for the Grand Final.
    7. The Grand Final will be shot over a separate 50 target sporting course for the Top 10 Prizes
    8. Score from Semi Final will carry through into the Grand Final
    9. High Gun each week wins a Turkey available for collection Xmas Week (Limited to 1 per person)
    10. Must have 8 scores in to qualify for prizes.
    11. Entries to the Winter League will be on, Saturdays from 10am – 4pm & Sunday from 10am to 4pm each week. (The final week scores for week 12 will be Saturday  December 5th)
    12. Prizes for the Grand Final 1st Winchester Select Sporting, 2nd ATA Sporter, 3rd 1,250 Shells, 4th 750 Shells & 5th 500 Shells 6th-10th 250 shells each.
    13. Entry €20. Re-Entry €15

 

 

Courtlough Beretta Summer League 2015

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Our Annual Beretta Summer League has now kicked off for the Summer with all ready a great entry to start and we are heading into Week 3 this week. Scores this year are lived and published online here at scores.courtlough.ie

The Courtlough Beretta Summer League will begin on Wednesday 6th May with the Grand Final on Sunday August 23rd.

    1. Each competitor must complete 10 of the 15 weeks to qualify for the Grand Final.
    2. The discipline for the Summer League is English Sporting (50 target course each week over 5, 6 or 7 stands)
    3. Each competitor must complete 10 of the 15 weeks to qualify for the Grand Final
    4. Each competitor is allocated a class AA, A, B, C and D Junior and Ladies
    5. Leinster League 2015 Handicaps to apply. Unclassified shooters will be classed after 3 shoots and class handicaps will be back dated.
    6. The following handicaps apply AA + 0, A + 3, B + 6, C + 9, D +14
    7. Beretta Silver Pigeon 1 Over and Under Shotgun per class (5 in total) AA, A, B, C and D
    8. 10,000 cartridges will be sponsored for class prizes. 2,000 cartridges will be allocated per class. The top 3 shooters in each class will be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd based on their best 10 scores from the 15 weeks.
    9. Trophies and medals for top 3 shooters in each class
    10. All participants which qualify for the Grand Final shoot a Prelim Final of 50 target sporting course, the top 6 in each class then qualify for the Grand Final.
    11. The Grand Final will be shot over a separate 50 target sporting course for the class high gun
    12. Score from Semi Final will carry through into the Grand Final
    13. Entries to the Summer League will be on Wednesday evening from 5:00pm, Saturday afternoon from 2pm – 5pm & Sunday Mornings form 10am to 2pm each week. (The final week scores for week 15 will be Sunday August 16th)
    14. Scores will not be counted outside of these times. Best score to count each week.
    15. Coaching will be available for class C,D, Ladies and Juniors on Wednesday evenings