Ballyvally archers host thrilling Battleround at Loughbrickland House

BALLYVALLY archers hosted their last outdoor shoot of the summer on Sunday in the grounds of Loughbrickland House.

Monday, 30th August 2010, 9:34 am
Updated Monday, 30th August 2010, 4:35 pm

The weather was fine if a little windy at times and a good day was had by all. The round shot was a Ballyvally Battleround composed of specially painted targets.

The targets represented various Medieval scenes from Crossbowmen in a castle to crusaders and from Norman Knights on horseback to Robin Hood! The scoring was interesting as some areas of the targets had a minus score!

Winner of the green peg section for young cubs under eight was Magnus Naeri who shot 290 while Rhys Walker ran away with the under 10 section shooting yellow pegs with a great 320.

The white peg section was won by Michael Patterson with 232, the second highest score of the day.

In the blue peg section the top ladies were all very close with only a few points separating the top three. Coming in top by one point was Shannon Russell-Cowan (206) closely followed by Marion Patterson (205) and third Patricia Mulligan (202).

In the gents section Rune Naeri was first scoring 265 the top score of the day. Second was Dean Hamilton on 220 and third was Mark McConnell on 210.

INDOOR ARCHERY - Ballyvally Archers move indoors into Banbridge Leisure Centre for the Autumn and Winter sessions next week.

On Wednesday September 8 there will be the usual three sessions. The afternoon sessions are at 3.30pm and 4.30pm and the night session is from 6.30-8.30pm.

Starting on Thursday September 9 there will be the usual five sessions. Afternoon sessions start at 3.30pm; 4.30pm and 5.30pm. Night sessions start at 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

BEGINNERS - Beginners who would like to try a very ancient sport are very welcome to come along to any of the above sessions. All equipment is provided by the club and the age range of current archers is from four years of age up.

Further information can be obtained by contacting club coach Mr Frank Mulligan on 028 406 23748 or by viewing the club website at