Paula Cunningham, who is a student at Dundalk IT, competed in the International Grand Prix and maintained a high enough level of consistent shooting to claim a silver medal in a nail-biting event. She proudly took her place on the podium and watched as the Irish flag was raised in her honour.
Laura Cunningham also achieved a personal best score in the tournament and qualified for the international final in fifth place, beating off stiff competition from both Germany and South Africa. She held onto her place in the final which was won by Britain’s Sheree Cox.
The Cunningham sisters are among three Irish shooters who qualified to compete in the international tournament along with Sean Rogers, who achieved a personal best score in the junior men’s 60x10m event. The Irish team were welcomed home by the chairperson of the National Target Shooting Association Liam Crawford, coach Geoffrey Cooney and international coach Matt Fox.