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    Sniper Competition

    The Infantry Weapons Wing conducted the 3rd International Marksmanship Skills Competition from 25 to 29 June in the Glen of Imaal Training Area. This competition hosted 14 National and International Sniper teams who competed over 4 days in a number of shooting based stands that tested marksmanship, physical robustness, communication and teamwork.

    The International teams included 2 Rifles (UK), Irish Guards (UK), US Air Force and 2 Cavalry Regiment, US Army. The Army Ranger Wing represented the Defence Forces in the International Category. Sniper teams were challenged by 10 scored events that included Rifle and Pistol shooting, alternative position shooting, night shooting and combat fitness stands.

    The week culminated in a Stress shoot which involved a 5km run through a series of shooting stands carrying all the sniper team equipment. Temperatures soared to 30 degrees as Sniper teams dealt with physically and mentally challenging events under time pressure.

    International Category Rankings
    1. Army Ranger Wing
    2. Army Ranger Wing
    3. 2 Rifles (UK)

    National Category Rankings
    1. Army Ranger Wing
    2. 27 Infantry Battalion
    3. 28 Infantry Battalion

    Best International Sniper and Spotter: Army Ranger Wing
    Best National Sniper: Cpl Mark Fitzpatrick, 27 Infantry Battalion
    Best Spotter: Army Ranger Wing


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    The Irish Guards had pics up of them on Facebook during the week in Kilbride

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    is there a list of the competing teams available and a break down of how they scored over all, would be interesting for comparrison
    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    The Irish Guards had pics up of them on Facebook during the week in Kilbride
    Link?
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    is there a list of the competing teams available and a break down of how they scored over all, would be interesting for comparrison
    Fair bet there will be an article on it in the next issue of An Cosantoir (Sept 2018 issue), Murph
    Other than that, the DF FB page?
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Link?
    Can’t get it by its on the Irish Guards FB page they tagged themselves in Kilbride

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Can’t get it by its on the Irish Guards FB page they tagged themselves in Kilbride
    Looked at their FB page, but couldn't see any relevant pictures
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Looked at their FB page, but couldn't see any relevant pictures
    seems to be gone

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    I posted the top 3 result on their page, they thanked, maybe they didn't like the result so deleted it?!?

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