On the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of February the NUIG Archery Club hosted the 4th round of the intervarsity league and a charity shoot in aid of Croí at the Kingfisher Sports Hall.
The club delivered a great performance once again by winning gold in the following individual categories:
Male Recurve (Darren Wallace)
Male Compound (Carl Byrne)
Male Barebow (Sam Schultz)
Female Barebow (Nada Khaled-Abdo)
Beginner Recurve (Katrina Kelly).
The team also achieved gold in all the team categories:
Recurve Team (Darren Wallace, Aisling Finn & Fan Xingliang)
Compound Team (Carl Byrne, Callum Conroy & Nicole Shellenbarger)
Barebow Team (Sam Schultz, Tómas Mac Craith & Derek Naughton)
Mixed Team (Darren Wallace, Carl Byrne and Sam Schulz).
The team obtained 2nd and 3rd in many of the overall standings in all categories. It was a great day as the club continues to achieve and brings them one step closer to taking the league title with only two more competitions left in the season.
On Sunday 24th of February, a charity shoot was held in aid of Croí . The shoot was held in order to raise awareness of heart disease and heart defects in sports people which they not may be aware of.
Local businesses in Galway sponsored Raffle Prizes (Sub City, Charlie Byrnes, Sweetie Pies, Million Dollar Secrets, Anthony Ryans & Boojum) which was gratefully appreciated for there support.
As a result of people's donations and sponsorships we were able to raise €350 for the local charity. After meeting Barry McCann Fundraising Manager he explained where the funds raised would be going. The money will contribute towards the Cardiac Unit in the University College Hospital Galway, First Response and CPR classes, halter monitors, ECG scans and many more great causes in the West of Ireland.