Finished your Entry to Archery Course? Where to go from here….
Join a Club
To shoot in the club after your course you must join Archery Ireland, the national governing body for archery in Ireland. The association covers insurance and affiliation with FITA which is the world governing body in archery.
Please see the Club Fees and Other Costs page for more information on joining Dundrum Archers and the fees involved.
You must include passport photos with your Archery Ireland membership forms. You will then receive an Archery Ireland ID card which you will need for competitions.
The club organises weekly shoots, monthly competitions and annual competitions, so you have plenty of opportunity to improve your skills, get advice and meet other archers from the club, from around the country and also from international clubs.
- 7.00pm to 10.00pm Thursday evenings in Noamh Olaf Gaa Club, Sandyford South Dublin
Regular Club Competitions
- Club Competition Info for competition details, including costs and formats.
- Club Venues for a map showing the different shooting locations.
- Our Calendar for up-to-date information on our shoots and competitions.
- Competition Formats and Equipment for explanations of the competition-types and bow-types
As a member of an Archery Ireland-affiliated club, you can shoot in other clubs as a guest and pay the guest fee.
When you shoot at a club event, you will usually have to pay an entry fee. This varies in different venues to cover the rent of the venue. Please see Shooting Fees for more information
You will have some equipment from the course, but you will need to organise getting your own bow etc. Talk to your coaches for advice.
The club offers bows for sale and for rent. You can read more about these services and find recommendations for archery shops on our Equipment Purchase & Rental page.
Progression as an archer occurs through practice, further information and further training
The weekly shoots and regular competitions are a great way to get both practice and further information. The club has a very friendly atmosphere and most people will be willing to offer advice and insight if asked.
Further training can be pursued through the other courses we run, the Dundrum Archery coaching system and and through squad-training.
The club is a non-profit organisation. All the administrators and coaches are volunteers and give their time freely to the club.
As a member of the club you will be expected to help out where you can. Everybody is asked to help set up and take down every week and if you have other skills to offer the club they would be greatly appreciated.