Leinster League 2017 - First Prize - Rizzini Vertex Sporter

   09 Feb 2017

Leg-1 of the 2017 League will be held at Bray CPC on Sunday 19 Feb Prizes and Cartridges not distributed or picked up from 2016 will be available for collection on the day. see details at the bottom of this notice. For information, queries, etc to enter a Club or to enter a Team of Shooters or just to enter as an Individual please contact Dick Conroy (Chairman, Leinster League) Mobile: 087 250 3543 Email: conroyrichard@hotmail.com >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


2017  Start – Finish Dates:
The League starts in February and  runs until September.
Safety Course       on 4 Feb at NSG at Ashbourne -   click on link

Leg-1  is at Bray                  on Sunday 19 February 2017
Leg-2  is at CarrickGlen    on Sunday  12 March 2017

Other Legs   -   see Website Calendar as Fixtures are confirmed.

2017 FIRST PRIZE:    -  Rizzini Vertex Sporter
Leinster League First Prize in 2017 is a Rizzini Vertex Sporter. 
30" multi choke ejector. 
Comes cased with 5 chokes. 
GR 4 wood finished with a semi beavertail forend. 
(normally retailing at €2,500)

The Rizzini Vertex Sporter will be raffled at the Grand Finale in September 2017 among participants of the league who have attended at the standard number of qualifying shoots (approx 66%) throughout the year. The exact number of shoots to be announced at Leg-1 in Bray 19 Feb.

The Main Sponsor is Paddy Carley of Patrick Carley Firearms Dealers, Ballymurn, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford; 086 686 1154

The sole Irish importer and distributor for Rizzini is
Ardee Sports
Co Louth

We are still seeking sponsors for second and third places.
(Would-be Sponsors should contact Dick Conroy at 087 250 3543)

CarrickGlen are kindly sponsoring the Grande Finale in September to the tune of €1,000 in prizes. It will be an ECO Grande Finale, where only eco-Clays and Fibre-Wads will be used.

We expect to far exceed the 10,000 cartridges given out as prizes in 2016, and there are also the Trophies and Medals.


Watch out on   Facebook or   www.ictsa.ie   or and in the   Shooters Digest   for dates and calendar of events


Participating Clubs:
The following clubs participated in 2016;
Balheary, Ballivor, Bray, Carrick Glen, Courtlough,  ECSC, Knockbrack, Lispopple, Pine Ridge, Mill Hill,  Mourne, Lakelands

A number of other clubs are in discussions with Dick Conroy and may also participate.
More on this later.


2017  League Format:

The League is open to Clay Clubs and Game Clubs, Teams of Shooters and Individuals.

There’s no charge for being part of the League or for entering a team.
It's not only  Inter Club but is also Inter Team and  includes non-Club Individuals as well.
The League is there to promote Clay Shooting at very reasonable prices and all surplus monies are ploughed back in as prizes for the participants.
Prizes are divide up over all the Classes and based on Handicaps to ensure a level playing field for beginners and less experienced people.

The League is open to beginners and improvers at Clay Shooting.
It is also open to game shooters who want to hone their shooting skills in the off-season.

If you are looking for a clay shoot where there is a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and where you will get coaching on the stand as you shoot, from experienced shooters, then this League is for you.


It’s based on Sporting Shooting and the standard for targets are designed to be softer than at an ICTSA Registered Shoot.

It’s usually run over 50 Targets.

All safety rules  fully apply and must be adhered to.

Carrying a gun between stands:
U/O Guns     -   must be Broken and Empty

Semi Autos  -  must have a flag in the breech and carried with muzzle pointing vertically in the air.

Wearing of Eye and Ear Protection is compulsory.

It’s open to all licenced shotgun holders.

As participants become more skilled and confident, the aim is for them to move towards participation in Registered 100 Bird Shoots and join the ICTSA, if they are not already members.


The entry fee at each event is
€15 for ICTSA members
€20 for non-ICTSA members or lapsed ICTSA members.
There are no restrictions on the number of times the €20 entry can be availed of in the year.

Re-entry at an event is allowed but for birds only.

Colts and Juniors pay just €5 per event.


While it started as the Leinster League, you don’t have to be from Leinster to participate in it.
Shooters from the 32 counties and beyond are welcome.


Introductory Days / Open Days:
Introductory / Open Days were a major feature of the League in 2016.
Permits for Introductory/Open Days can be applied for to the ICTSA to allow non-ICTSA Clubs, who have the appropriate standards to host events for the League, for a nominal sum.

Possibilities: (Endless)
The League has always been a feeder event for the introduction of new people to the ICTSA, ever since it was established by people like Des Foley, a former Chairman of the ICPSA, and others, back in 1979.


Being part of the ICTSA affords a person the opportunity of entry to increasingly higher levels of competition across multiple shooting disciplines, not just Sporting,  like DTL, ABT, Skeet, FITASC, COMPAK, Olympic Sheet and Olympic Trap, to mention but a few.


Many of the people who started shooting the League many years ago, have since shot on International Teams for Ireland, and who knows there is also the opportunity and possibility of representing the country in the Olympics some day. There is a defined Pathway from the novice, the whole way to the top.





LEINSTER LEAGUE 2016 -    Summary     Cartridges

 - Already distributed on the Final Day    9,250


Below      -    still to be distributed / collected 

 -   Summary  2016   still to be collected.       total  cartridges by Individual
                      -    will be available at the first 2017 League Shoot for collection 19 Feb 
.    Martin King    A    50
.    Matthew Pereira    C    150
.    Cian McLoughlin    AA    150
.    David Kiernan    A    50
.    Willie Bennett    AA    50
.    Stephen Devlin    D    50
.    Denis O'Sullivan    AA    50
.    David Brownrig    B    50
.    Jason Doyle    A    50
.    John Stuart    C    250
.    Total    .    900

Please collect your prize(s) on that day or arrange for someone to collect for you.


Prizes from 2016 not collected on that day will go back into the pool of prizes for 2017.





The ICPSA has changed its name slightly.
The word "Pigeon" has been replaced with "Target".
So it's called the     Irish Clay Target Shooting Association, or  ICTSA,  now.
It will take a bit of time to transition the name change to all levels.