November 2018:Rebel county archery club made quite an impression at the recent Irish open archery championships bringing a record number of medals back home to Cobh.

Archery clubs from all over Ireland converged on Cork last weekend and with entrants in almost every age category the Rebels, many of whom were taking part in their first ever competition,  took home their fair share of silverware.
Watched and supported by club coach Eric Bergin the rebels proudly represented their club and community with many adding personal best scores to their national medals.
Results from the event as follows:
Cael Hayes – Gold Youth Recurve
Tom O’Connell – Silver Youth Recurve
Caelan Garde – Bronze Youth Recurve
Liam O’Connell – Silver Cadet Recurve
Tadgh O’Connor – Bronze Cadet Recurve
Cara Garde – Gold Junior Recurve
Conor O’Keefe – Bronze Junior Compound
Ryan Bergin / Cara Garde  – Bronze Mixed team (Senior)
Abbie Garde / Caelan Garde – Gold Mixed team (Youth)
Aria Foley-McCarthy – Gold Youth Recurve
Abbie Garde – Silver Youth Recurve
Cara Garde – Gold Senior Recurve
Two Rebel archers also represented UCC at the Carlow leg of the Inter varsity championships.
Cara Garde won finished first in the Advance recurve section while Laura Lynch took second place in the Intermediate Recurve competition.



February 18 2018:

Congratulations to our latest group of beginners who graduated last Sunday. Well done everyone.













November 06 2017

So Rebel County road trip #1 is in the bag and overall it was a great success. I hope everyone will have their own great memories of the weekend. Here are some of my highlights:

Aria “Champ” Foley McCarthy shot the lights out and took Youth ladies Gold in her first ever competition.

Cara shooting so well and so consistently all weekend comes home with 3 silver medals in Cadets, Senior Ladies and Senior ladies team.

The Ladies team of Cara, Megan and Emma taking silver and giving the very experienced Dublin Archers a great match. With an average age of 17 there’s a few miles left in this team and there’s going to be strong competition for places with Laura and Ciara making huge strides in recent weeks.

Laura Lynch surprised everybody (except us) by taking bronze in the Junior Women and shot brilliantly all weekend. Laura is only beginning to unlock her potential as an archer and is definitely one to watch for the future. The same can be said for Ciara who shot very well all weekend and just came up against a tough opponent in the ultra competitive cadet ladies class. A great showing for her first competition.

On to the men.

Ryan made his competitive comeback after a long injury layoff and shot very well in a strong field of Junior men.

Liam made it all the way to 4th place in cadet men and nearly knocked out the eventual champion on his way.

Peter broke 100 points for his first 30 competitive arrows – not easy to do on a trispot- and along with Liam was an absolute pleasure to shoot with in the senior mens team event. Peter came up against one of Ireland’s top archers in the senior event and I think it’s fair to say enjoyed the experience and impressed everyone with his positive attitude all weekend.

Jason qualified 5th in a large field of senior recurves and along with Peter and Liam had great fun shooting the Senior men’s team event only losing to eventual silver medalists NUIG.

Special mention to our friends who travelled with us from CCAC:

Conor took Bronze in the Compound Junior men only missing out on the Gold match in a one arrow shootoff after a good strong score of 140 in his head to head.

Luke shot very well all weekend and took bronze in the cadet men.

Both Ferdinand and Luke were part of the CCAC team who finished 4th on the Senior mens team event after beating hosts Cuchullain in a shootoff. Well done guys.


Away from the shooting line the club dinner on Saturday night was really enjoyable. I think there were 23 people there altogether. Thanks to Muldoons for a lovely meal.

Thanks also to Una and her family in Setanta B&B for the early breakfast, so early in fact that we were all still asleep leaving on Sunday morning and managed to leave Conor behind. 😊

Well done to our hosts at Cuchullain Archers for putting on a top class shoot and organising an impromptu medal ceremony to allow us get away early on Sunday.

And finally a big thank you to the parents (and brothers) of the archers who drove, and waited, and bit their nails, and rescued archers (Thank you Billy), and supported the archers throughout the weekend, it couldn’t have happened without your support.

So that about wraps it up. Sorry for the long post. On behalf of Myself and Eric and everyone at Rebel County Archery club, Thank you all for making this road trip the success it was. In the the words of one of the coolest archers on the line it was class!

Looking forward to the next one already.

>>———> Jason



September 10 2017:

All in all a fantastic weekend for Rebel County in our very first National Championships.

In the cadet ladies recurve Megan and Cara met in the final. On this occasion Megan came out on top.

Conor took Silver in the junior compound.

On Sunday Megan took Silver in the senior ladies recurve while Jason and Megan took bronze in the mixed team event.


June 25 2017:

Congratulations to Cara Garde who absolutely smashed the National 60m 36 arrow record today and also went on to add the 72 arrow record as well. Both records set in less than ideal conditions too. Great achievement.

Cara’s record follows close on the heels of Megan Bryer who posted a record score the day before.

Well done Ladies. Putting Rebel County Archery Club on the map. Proud of everyone who took part.


May 03 2017:

Congratulations to all who successfully completed their beginners courses. I hope you all enjoyed the experience and we are so glad that so many of you liked it so much you decided to join the club. You are all very welcome.







May 03 2017:

Congratulations to Rebel County Archery club’s Caleb Quille Martens on his win in the first leg of the Irish Series held in Belfast last weekend. Caleb is one of the most promising young talents in Irish archery at present and it has been great to watch his development as an archer over the last couple of years.

April 23 2017:

Well done to all those who successfully completed week 2 of their beginners course today. I can see potential for some of you to go on to become top class shooters. Remember next Sunday 30th we are in one hour earlier. Early session starts at 11am and late session starts at 12:30. Please try to be 15 mins early for your class.

Next I’d like to congratulate CuChulainn Members Éamonn Rogers (Indoor)and John Keenan (World Archery Field) who came third at the World Masters Games today. Well done flying the flag guys.

April 16 2017:

We had great “crack” at the Easter fun shoot today. Thanks to everyone who turned up. I haven’t enjoyed a competition that much in years. Brilliant too to see old friends coming back to the sport. We missed our sister Emma Daly, and our brother Ryan Bergin. While one was having a ball in Dublin the other was slaving over the books. Let’s not forget our far flung Cousin Megan Bryer. Also Michael O’ Callaghan who is out Wesht. Hope to see you all back soon. In the meantime here’s a photo of what you missed. 😆







April 12 2017

Congratulations to all the young archers who have been named on the Irish Junior Squad for this season and especially Rebel County members Cara Garde, Conor Okeeffe, Emma Daly and Megan Bryer. Well Done guys showing the results of a lot of hard work.

Our appreciation too goes out to squad manager Dave and Coaches Martin Cunningham, Patrick Lyons and Rebel Counties own Eric Bergin.


March 30 2017:

Come and try session:

Rebel County Will be holding a come and try session on Sunday 02 April 2017. All are welcome to come down and try shooting a few arrows with us. All equipment is provided and all ages are welcome.



Rebel County Opens its doors:

Today after many weeks of hard work Rebel County held its first training session in Cobh Community Centre. Supported by friends, well wishers and a few curious members of the local community the wonderful sound of arrows hitting targets was soon filling the brightly lit hall. A massive “Thank you” is due to everyone who worked so hard to make Cork’s newest Archery club a reality.


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