Cuchulainn on target at NI indoors
CUCHULAINN Archers enjoyed a hugely successful trip to the recent inaugural Northern Ireland Indoor Championships and as usual were one of the largest clubs in attendance.
While the Juniors shot in one end of the hall, Senior groups were split into two to shoot 60 arrows. The first group shot early in the morning, followed by the second group and the juniors at 11.30, and this left the first group with a long break before everyone reconvened for Head to Heads.
Rankings are determined by the 60 arrows score and Head to Heads commence with the top seed shooting against the lower seeds. Juniors (under 21) were awarded medals after the ranking round without having to deal with the tension of head-to-head competitions.
Head to Heads can be fiercely fought as archers tie scores and dropping one point can be mean the difference between making it through the next round and into the medal position, so many a bead of sweat was mopped from a brow.
Ultimately, medals were awarded to Brandon Dollard and Ann Marie Murray - bronze in each case. PBs were equalled or beaten by most club members and special mention goes to Fiachra Judge on equalling his own Irish record and Rachael McCoomb on achieving first place in the ladies compound. Rachael’s son Niall also became a Northern Ireland champion in barebow.
CúChulainn Archers can be contacted on 083-8304632 and new members are always welcome.