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Wylie Cup 2016

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Ulster Reform Club Clay Pigeon Shoot 2016 at Foymore Lodge Country Pursuits, Portadown

On Tuesday 7th June, having avoided the downpours in Belfast, Foymore Lodge Country Pursuits basked in the sunshine and hosted a bumper batch of Ulster Reform Club members and guests at the annual Clay Pigeon Shoot and BBQ.

A significant increase in the number of shooters is testament to the popularity and success of this, now well-established, event; the member who is Top Gun getting their name inscribed onto the Wylie Cup, forever recognising their achievement.

Undoubtedly, the expert tuition given by the Rangers helped the novices in breaking their first clays, and a nail-biting shoot-off was necessary before the winning novice was declared victorious.

Top Novice - Ryan Cornett

Top Team - URC member Tom Lewis with Michael Todd, Steven Calderwood, Martin McNicholl and George Kicaus

Top Guest - Michael Todd

Top Gun and this year’s winner of the Wylie Cup - Paul Hollinger (for the second time!)

Many congratulations to our winners and thanks to all who took part. Many thanks also to Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers for sponsoring this annual event. We are also indebted to Irish Country Sports and Country Life magazine, The Great Game Fairs of Ireland and Countryside Alliance Ireland for their continued support of this event.

Photo: Miss Smylie, 2nd in Wylie Cup competition, in action.