Praise for Northern Ireland shooting teams

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DUP Mid-Ulster MLA Ian McCrea has voiced his congratulations to both the Senior and Junior shooting teams who represented Northern Ireland at the International, European, British Open and World DTL Clay Shooting Event held in the Mid-Wales Shooting Centre.

He said: “I would like to express my congratulations to the two Northern Ireland teams who performed admirably at the International, European, British Open and World DTL Clay Shooting Events held in Wales at the end of July.

“The Senior Team was made up of Arron Smith, Nick McKeown, Ian Crooks, Darren Bell and Ronald Sloan; who won silver medals in the European Championships and bronze medals in the World Championships and I congratulate them on their success at such a high level. Special praise is also to be given to Aaron Smith who won the singles British Open championship.”

“In the Junior Team we had David Henning, Mark Henning, Damien Corvan, Arron McDowell and Andrew Charlton who done exceptionally well to win gold medals in both the World and International Junior Championships. It is very encouraging to see such young talent coming through and representing our country.”

The MLA added: “I commend and congratulate all who made their respective teams and for the excellent results they received.”