Stellar Day out as Star Trek supporters beam down to ECSC

There we were, on Sunday morning last,  wondering if the gloomy mist would lift, when a sudden light  started glowing in the middle of our Archery range. I wondered if  the wine I had the night before(a lovely Rhone from Cairanne) had induced me to drink too much, but after checking with the person next […]

Gallery Rifle and Pistol Monthly report 29th August 2021

  Gallery Rifle and Pistol Monthly report 29th August 2021   Competition Results   This morning we had ten ECSC members turn up for our monthly gallery rifle and pistol competition. The mornings competition was the challenging enough Multi-Target (MT). Pistol targets were placed one above the other and rifle targets side by side. Our […]

National Competition 14/15th August 2021

What a busy weekend that was! 50 competitors from 13 clubs up and down the country. ECSC had 10 members competing and they did very well as you will see below. The weather was very variable with a lot of heavy rain on Saturday with showers on Sunday. Overall the scores were high with many […]

National Competition – East Coast Shooting Club – August 2021

National Competition – East Coast Shooting Club – August 2021 The National Association of Sporting Rifle & Pistol Clubs have sanctioned a National Competition in East Coast Shooting Club, Co. Wicklow on the 14th and 15th August 2021 ________________________________________ Disciplines: • Prone Rifle • Benchrest Rifle • Smallbore Pistol / Open Smallbore Pistol • Smallbore […]

Gallery Rifle and Pistol Monthly report 25th July 2021.

SHOOT REPORT – PISTOL AND GALLERY RIFLE COMPETITION 25 JULY 2021. This Sunday dawned bright, very warm and dry. Conditions on the range were perfect if a little warm for our monthly shoot using the well-tried NASRPC Multi-Target format, where 120.024 is the HPS. However competitor numbers were low, due mainly to a combination of […]

Keil Trophy and the NASRPC Competitions at BRC last weekend.

The ECSC team of Hugh D, Nicholas F, David G and Sean McE retained the Keil trophy at the NASRPC competitions this past weekend. The competition consists of two 20 shot targets, shot prone with scope and sling, and 20 silhouettes shot in the usual manner. It was the usual closely contested bout with the […]

Rifle Competition Results Sunday 4thJuly 2021

What a pleasure it is to return to normal. The first Sunday of the month, two Rifle competitions, one prone, one standing, both at 50 Metres. There was additional piquancy as the first local NASRPC shoot of this year will take place later this month at BRC on the 24th and 25th of July so […]

Gallery Rifle and Pistol Monthly report 27th June 2021

Gallery Rifle and Pistol Monthly report 27th June 2021 Competition Results   Thirteen ECSC members turned up for our first gallery rifle and pistol competition since 30th August 2020. I had received very positive feedback from many competitors who took part in last year’s shoot with the suggestion that I run the same format for […]

Safety Procedures and Shooting Skills Course Saturday 19th June.

This course was run at the ECSC Diamond Hill Range last Saturday. It was intended to provide a detailed introduction to the Safety Rules and Procedures in use on our range and also as an introduction to the  skills and practices which help develop competence in target shooting. 22 members who have joined the club […]


Enthusiasm.   Today and last Sunday were very busy days on the range. In addition to the members returning after lockdown, it was a delight to welcome so many new members who have joined our club in the last two months. I am told that many outdoor sports clubs have had a rush of new […]