National Governing Body for F-Class, Target Rifle, Match Rifle, Blackpowder & Benchrest Shooting in Ireland   

League Dates 2019

Sporting Rifle 

March 3rd

April 14th

May 12th

June 23rd

July 14th

August 11th

Sept 8th Final

F Class League

March 24th

April 28th

May 19th

July 7th

August 18th

September 15th

October 6th Final

Emerald Match 2019

The Emerald is an International F Class Competition catering for F Open and FTR shooters held in Ireland.

The event is run by The National Rifle Association of Ireland and held on The Midland’s National Shooting Centre of Ireland.

This year’s Emerald competition runs from Wednesday June 5th to Sunday June 9th

The competition is open to anyone both National and International.

Please note all International shooters will need to submit a visitor’s permit for their firearm with their entry form.

The Emerald competition days are broken up as follows

Wednesday June 5th  Squaded Practice

Thursday June 6th   Long Range 1100 &1200 yards competition.

Clay and egg shoot will take place in the afternoon at 1200 yards

Friday June 7th Day one of The Emerald Individuals , 800 ,900 & 1000 yards

Saturday June 8th Day two of The Emerald Individuals , 800 ,900 & 1000 yards

Presentation for The Individual results and Barbecue  on Saturday Evening

Sunday June 9th   The Four Man International Team Match

More details available on entry forms

Visitors permit link also available on entry forms

Any queries contact JP Craven on 00353 (0868232641) or email

Emerald Match details and entry forms available at

We look forward to seeing you all on the firing line.



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