Liam Lynch Camp in Kilworth was the setting for last Sunday’s small arms shooting competition – an event that attracted the Irish army’s top marksmen and women.

Over several hours, competitors strove for perfection in a number of categories (rifle, machine gun, pistol and falling plates).

According to the army’s chief-of-staff, vice admiral Mark Mellet, the standard was exceptionally high and he paid tribute to everyone taking part.

Kilworth camp is a tough environment for soliders when the weather is bad, however, last weekend, it was positively balmy – as a result shooting conditions were excellent.

During the white heat of competition, the atmosphere was tense, however, away from the shooting range, soldiers were able to mingle and relax.

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CAPTION: Lt. Mary Doyle from Kilbehenny (right) in the company of Lt. Liam O’Riordan and Cmdt. Tommy Martin at last Sunday’s Small Arms Shooting Competition held at the Kilworth Firing Range. (John Ahern)