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Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 171, LEINSTER RIFLE SHOOT

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The 1962 Leinster Gun Championships were held in Dublin with gunmen visiting from the 6 counties of Ulster to take part.There were a hundred rifle clubs in Northern Ireland and only 3 in the South at this time.  Thorough safety checks were carried out on all the guns before the competition.  George Randall from Antrim and Russell Connolly from Portadown are two of the participants in this demanding sport which requires a sharp eye and a steady hand.

Target shooting is still a popular pastime for many in Ireland today. The National Target Shooting Association in Ireland currently takes part in the Olympics as well as various other events run at World and European Championship Levels.

Produced by Gael Linn, Amharc Eireann ( A view of Ireland) is Ireland’s longest running indigenous newsreel series.  Made in the Irish language  for the purpose of promoting its use, each episode featured a broad range of topics, from hard news stories to lighter magazine like items. Between 1956 and 1964, 267 editions of the newsreel were produced for cinema exhibition.

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With kind permission of Gael Linn.