New field club formed in Co Antrim is now open for membership

Pacemaker Press 25/5/2012  
Clay pigeon shooting at the  2012 National Country sports Fair at Moira Demesne over the weekend of Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May.  This year the event was joined by two other national festivals becoming the Northern Ireland Countryside Festival, in the City of Lisburn.  Widely recognised by Ireland's country sports community as the showcase event for Irish country sports, the national Country sports Fair is widely acclaimed for the quality of its stands, the displays and demonstrations and for the high visitor numbers to the event. This inclusion of the National Country sports Fair with the Finn McCool Strongman Festival and the Tea on the Titanic Music Festival at Moira Demesne will prove to be Ireland's largest countryside festival this year Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 25/5/2012 Clay pigeon shooting at the 2012 National Country sports Fair at Moira Demesne over the weekend of Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May. This year the event was joined by two other national festivals becoming the Northern Ireland Countryside Festival, in the City of Lisburn. Widely recognised by Ireland's country sports community as the showcase event for Irish country sports, the national Country sports Fair is widely acclaimed for the quality of its stands, the displays and demonstrations and for the high visitor numbers to the event. This inclusion of the National Country sports Fair with the Finn McCool Strongman Festival and the Tea on the Titanic Music Festival at Moira Demesne will prove to be Ireland's largest countryside festival this year Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Countryside Alliance Ireland is delighted to announce that a new field trial club has been formed in the North Antrim area.

This newly formed club will be holding a series of tests, working towards kennel club registration and is now open to applications for membership.

To apply contact Stephen Simmonds - 07740 826877.

North Antrim Gundog Club – Cold Game Test (AV)

Saturday 27 August 2016, Altarichard, Armoy, BT53 8XT

North Antrim Gundog Club are holding a kennel club recognised cold game test for novice and open dogs at Altarichard near Armoy on Saturday, August 27.

Entries for novice close 9.00am. Entries for open close 12.45pm. Entry on the day is £10 per dog and £5 for re-entry.

Only Kennel Club registered dogs entitled to compete.

Judges are Dermot Donnelly (A), Joe Morrison (B), John Barr Jnr and David Beattie.

For further detail about the event contact Derek Anderson – 07739 539441.

Firearms Banded System Northern Ireland - Interim Telephone Number

Following the changes in May 2016 in relation to one-on one-off banded transactions for firearms, the Firearms and Explosives Branch of the Police Service of Northern Ireland have introduced an interim telephone line to help members of the public with their transactions.

Nichola Murphy, Head of Firearms and Explosives Branch explains: “We have been working with our key stakeholders and have introduced an interim telephone number for up to three months. This will allow members of the public to phone in between 10am – 3pm Monday to Friday, give their details (as per the online system) and they will be provided with a transaction ID number. This interim arrangement will provide people with some assistance as the new system becomes established and also allows us to assess progress.

“Members of the public who do not have access to a computer to complete their transaction can now call the non-emergency 101 number and ask to be put through to extension 23098 where we will have staff that will process their banded system.”

In order to process this transaction the applicant will need the following details:

Dealers name; applicants contact number; applicants email address, or dealers email address, or a contact email address; applicants Firearms Certificate number; serial number of the firearm you wish to 
give up; debit or credit card details.

Each transaction will cost £15.