Strong showing from Armstrong yields DTL victory

The Northern Ireland DTL silverware is flying out thick and fast, writes Allen Ervine.

Terrible conditions, with strong winds and heavy rain, greeted the 30 shooters on Saturday 2 March at Banbridge Gun Club for the Ballyvea Cup – yet scores were impressive.

Keith Montgomery was looking strong and finished with an excellent 100/297, but it was young Coleraine shooter Ross Armstrong who took the cup with a superb 100/300.

Montgomery took first in AA, with Darren Bell and Ronald Sloan in second place. The club handed over a cheque for £500, raised at an earlier charity shoot, to the Friends of the Cancer Centre.

In other news, British Shooting is holding a talent identification day at East Yorkshire Clay Shooting Ground on Saturday 13 April.

They’re looking for people who are passionate about shooting and would like to develop their skills. The day starts with a briefing at 10am, and shooting will end about 4pm.

The day will cost £30 for clays, and you should bring your own gun, cartridges and equipment. For details and an application form visit

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