The DURC Jubilee is approaching and we're going to be holding some events in celebration!. Please take a venture over to our dedicated DURC Jubilee website to find out more about what's happening - http://www.durcjubilee.com
This is the homepage of Dublin University Rifle Club. Dedicated to the sport of Target Shooting. We are one of the largest and most successful sports clubs in college, taking home many prizes each year in both Junior and Senior categories. We cater for both novices and experienced shooters. Whether you shoot casually or start to enter competitions with us is entirely up to yourself you're more than welcome either way!. Have a look around to see a little more about what we do and we hope to see you down in to the range sometime to get a taste of what Target Shooting in Ireland is all about :).
DURC May Newsletter
Our May newsletter is now available for download. It recaps on all of our news, events and competitions throughout the year and talks of our upcoming plans for the summer and a bit about the upcoming alumni appeal to be run by DUCAC. We'd like to thank everyone who was involved in putting together the newsletter.
Please click here to download the newsletter.
Posted on 13/05/2013
We are holding a raffle to raise funds for the club, including buying new equipment and running the colours competition. There are loads of great prizes including:
Several bottles of tasty beverages
Rifle club clothing
Free ammunition for several details
Home made soap (not made by us obviously. No one wants that)
and much more...
Tickets will cost €1 and will be available in the range from Monday. The draw will take place on Friday, 8th of February. It would be great if you could support this and buy a ticket (or many).
DURC Sports Scholars
DURC is proud to announce that two of it's members have successfully been awarded Sports Scholarships this year!
A huge congratulations to Aisling Miller who was awarded her Scholarship for Air Rifle and to Victoria Mullin who was awarded her Scholarship for Air Pistol.
Posted on 30/11/2012
DURC Golden Jubilee Competitions
DURC is celebrating it's 50th anniversary in it's current formation this year and we've been running events all throughout the year. We'll be holding our DURC Golden Jubilee Opens over the next two weeks, these are a great opportunity for novice shooters to try out a competition for the first time and we hope anyone interested will make themselves known and we will get you organised for competing!
The DURC Golden Jubilee Air Open will be held next week on both Thursday the 8th and Sunday the 11th of November in the UCD Rifle Club.
The DURC Golden Jubilee Indoor Open (.22) will be held on the Thursday the 15th and Sunday the 18th of November in the Rathdrum Rifle and Pistol Club.
We encourage everyone to talk to an RO if they have any interest in competing or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on 02/11/2012
Welcome to DURC
We're in the process of getting our website back up and running with all the DURC updates you've been waiting for.
For those of are just visiting for the first time, you can find all of the recent news from the club, photos, competition results, upcoming events, and some shooting information here. We've also provided directions on how to find our range along with an guide on how to join if you haven't yet become a member. If you have a question that you can't find the answer to, don't hesitate to get in touch directly through our contact form and we'll be happy to help you out!
Posted on 02/11/2012
We've updated our gallery with some photos from the recent colours match.
Some of our shooters also travelled to the Isle of Man to participate in the Easter Shoot over the weekend. Congratulations to everyone who went over, there were 15 matches shot by just of our shooters over the 2 days. Emily Bowe took home the gold medal for the Junior AR Competition, a great achievement for Emily and for DURC. Conor McDermottroe also won the blind pairs competition with Erika Lawrence. Results can be seen here and there has also been plenty of photos from the trip added to the gallery.
The results from the Air Rifle Nationals are also available now in our results section or click here. There was a good turnout from DURC with a number of medals being brought home. Congratulations to Aisling Miller who won the bronze medal in the Ladies AR40, Emily Bowe who won the bronze medal in the Junior Competition, Michael Cullinan who won the gold medal in Class B, Diyu Wu who won the bronze medal in Class B and Marina Bogue who won the silver medal for Class D.
Posted on 11/04/2012
Aisling Miller awarded Pinks
DURC shooter Aisling Miller was recently awarded University pinks for her sporting prowess. Aisling is primarily an air rifle shooter, and has shot internationally, representing Ireland in InterShoot at the Hague and the European Championships in Helsinki. She will also take part in the London World cup in April which is a test event for the Olympic games later in the year.
Aisling is currently pursuing a Phd in Microbiology but has been a member of the rifle club since she was an undergraduate. Last year she was club captain and she continues to play an integral role in the running of the club despite the huge time commitment she must make to her training. She has received coaching with the national squad for the past 15 months, under the guidance of Matt Fox and Geoff Cooney.
Aisling has been ranked in Class A of the NTSA Classification list for some time now and is the highest ranked female air rifle shooter in the country. Her recent results in the European Championships means she is now eligible for a Tripartite Commission Olympic Quota Place (a wild card) for the London games. As well as her air rifle success she is also a talented smallbore shooter and was formerly ranked in class A before turning her attention to air rifle.
The presentation of the Pinks took place at the annual Sports Commons on the 28th of March in the Dining Hall. Cyril Smyth, DUCAC Chairperson was keen to lavish praise on Aisling drawing particular attention to her chances of competing in the London games.
Aisling’s performance on the international stage shows just what DURC shooters can accomplish with the right coaching team behind them. Hopefully we will see more similarly gifted sports people in the coming years.
Posted on 28/03/2012
DURC wins Intervarsities and Colours!
The Colours competition took place on Saturday 3rd of March and after months of effort and training put in by our Colours squad we brought the trophy back to where it belongs!
A massive congratulations to everyone who shot in the competition and thanks to all the people who came along to offer help and support throughout the day. This is a wonderful achievement for the club.
The results were very close with DURC winning by 26 points overall (out of 6000). Although we lost out on the senior match, the junior squad won their match and we took home the overall prize.
The captains match was won by Claire Leyden of UCD.
The best novice score on the day was shot by Emily Bowe of DURC who shot 549.
The best senior score on the day was shot by Aisling Miller of DURC who shot 576.
Results from the day can be seen here.
Posted on 07/03/2012
Dublin University Rifle Club will hold it's Annual General Meeting on Thursday 8th of March at 7:30 in room 4050A, the Arts Block. The provisional agenda is as follows:
Minutes of the previous meeting
Election of Officers and Committee
If you have any interest in running for committee next year please come along. Everyone is welcome.
Posted on 07/03/2012
Our Jubilee weekend is coming up. There are events running all weekend and tickets are still available. Head over to http://www.durcjubilee.com for more details on everything that's happening. You can purchase tickets in the range to any of the events taking place.
Posted on 24/01/2012
Things that have happened and are happening!
We ran a table quiz last Wednesday to fundraising for our upcoming Jubilee. Thanks to everyone who came down and participated in it, we couldn't have been successful without you. We'd also like to thank everyone who donated prizes and to all the businesses who sponsored prizes for us. A full list can be see here.
Christmas is coming, you know what that means... Fun Shoot and Drinks! Yes we'll be having our Christmas Fun Shoot this Thursday at 6pm. Everyone is welcome even if you haven't shot before. We've also been holding an internal competition over the past few weeks and the results will be announced following the fun shoot. Hope to see you all there.
Posted on 13/12/2011
UCD Winter Open Results
The UCD Winter Open took place on the 24th and 27th of November. Well done to everyone who participated, there was a great turnout. Vladamir Untila came 2nd in the AR60, Aisling Miller took first in the AR40 with Kate Wilhelm placing 3rd. Aisling Miller placed 2nd in Class A, Anna Fonton placed 2nd in Class C along with Kate Wilhelm who placed 3rd and Emily Bowe placed 2nd in Class D.
Full Results can be seen here.
Posted on 28/11/2011
Fundraising Jubilee Table Quiz
To help cover the costs of the DURC jubilee celebrations, a fundraising table quiz will take place in The Pavilion bar on Wednesday 7th of December at 7pm. All are welcome. Entry will be €30 per table with a maximum of 4 people per team.
Gifts for overall prizes and spot prizes would be very much appreciated.
Posted on 24/11/2011
DURC Indoor Open 2011 Results
The DURC .22 Indoor Open took place on the 20th of November. Great day out for everyone, almost all the details were full. Big congratulations to all of our novices who shot personal bests on the day.
We had a very exciting final taking place aswell which saw a new national record being set by Ray Reilly. A huge congratulations to him for this wonderful achievement.
All the results can be viewed here.
Posted on 23/11/2011