Curtain comes down on a good year for archery club

The end of a very successful 2014 outdoor season for Cuchulainn Archers came last weekend with the Irish National Field Championships which was held in Wicklow.

The end of a very successful 2014 outdoor season for Cuchulainn Archers came last weekend with the Irish National Field Championships which was held in Wicklow.

Competing with great success for the club were Fiachra Mac an Bhreithiún and John Keenan. Fiachra came 1st in the Masters Category with John coming 3rd in the same category.

Cúchulainn Archers is firstly a Target Archery Club, and has really only started competing in field archery in the last 12 months.

Notwithstanding this, members of the club competed with great success this year with Deirdre Rogers breaking the Women’s Irish Compound IFAF Field Record, Éamonn Rogers winning the All Ireland IFAF Field Championships and Fiachra Mac an Bhreithiún gaining the first ever IFAF Compound A International Classification.

The club was also well represented at the Euronations Championships which, this year, was held in Belfast.

Éamonn and Fiachra represented Ireland on the men’s Compound Team and Shona Judge represented Ireland on the women’s Recurve Team and all three were part of the 11 archer squad that won the Small Nations Trophy.

Éamonn and Deirdre finished 2nd in the Mixed Doubles Team event in the Irish National Outdoor Championships, with Fiachra taking the gold in the Masters Individual category.

At the recent Archery Ireland Awards night, Lauren Gaynor, who together with her brother Eimhin, competed in the European Championships and the World Championships earlier this year, was presented with the Junior Archer of the Year award.

All in all it was a good season for the club. Cúchulainn Archers run beginner classes throughout the year in the Parish Centre, Hale Street, Ardee. Anyone interested in trying their hand at archery should contact the club at cuchulainnarchers@hotmail.com