Junior Boys stealing the limelight

Posted by Lisa McConnell on 14 October 2018

Niall McComb is the current U16 Barebow Ulster Field Champion having won the title in August. Niall, from Bessbrook, followed on from his success and picked up two sponsors, Xs Wings and Wales Archery Specialists.

Field Archery tasks the archer with shooting different size ‘faces’ at different distances, some known, some unknown with possible slopes and cross slopes to gauge as well. There are numerous venues in NI supporting Archery Clubs to host such events and this Championship was held at Lady Dixon Park, Belfast.

Niall McComb


Nahum Thompson, from Lurgan, shoots Target Archery, and is the current Compound Cadet Irish Series Champion winning the title last week. Nahum was also shortlisted for the Junior ABC Sports Awards also held last week. In addition, Nahum has only been shooting this style for just over one year.

The Series is hosted by Archery Ireland from April to August with the finals being hosted in September. Archers shoot over one weekend each month, with the chance to submit 10 scores, one from the Saturday and one from the Sunday each month.If an archer finishes 1st place they are awarded 20 points, 2nd is 18 points, 3rd place is 16 points etc. To be selected for the finals, an archer must finish in the top 8 on points in their category with a minimum of 5 scores submitted.Shoots are hosted around the Irish Republic with the finals being held at Archery Ireland HQ in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

Nahum Thompson

The boys are currently preparing for the Indoor Season.

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