Some of the biggest clay pigeon shooting prizes in Ireland will be on offer at the annual Irish Game & Country Fair, ( Aug 31 /Sept 1, at Birr Castle ,10am to 6pm).
Even novice and rough shooting shots have a chance of pulling some of that prize pot, including an amazing shotgun worth nearly J2,000! Well known gun dealer Francesco Morelli, from Casale 2000 Ltd, in Cashel, came up with a novel idea to make competition open to all comers. Francesco says: “Quite a few of our customers said that the top prizes at clay shoots often go to the real experts, but we wanted to both introduce clay pigeon shooting to a wider audience and give the ordinary shooter a chance to win a gun of a lifetime. We’ll be offering anyone who has a valid Firearms Certificate an opportunity not to be missed and, with a little bit of luck, a chance to win this fabulous prize!” Irish Game & Country Fair organiser Albert Titterington says: “We are very grateful to Francesco and Tom from Casale 2000, not only for donating this fine prize and for sportingly helping us add to our clay shooting prize fund, but also for their ingenuity in devising this exciting competition which embraces the spirit of the Great Game Fairs.
“Anyone who is an FAC holder can shoot at the Pool Trap and they’ll not only get the chance a chance to win super Pool Trap prizes but, even if they miss all 10 clays, they’ll still go into a draw for the Sabbati Fulgor shotgun worth nearly J2,000 sponsored by Casale 2000 Ltd.”
The event attracts around 600 shooters over the two days – so anyone who wants to take part in the 2013 event is advised to register early at the Pool Trap, shoot their card and take it to the Casale stand beside the main arena to enter it into the draw for the gun. The draw will take place on the Casale stand at 6pm on Sunday evening. More details at www.irishgameandcountryfair.com