James Delaney; Captain and Co-Founder

About us

We are a field archery club located in County Laois. The club is open to anyone from the age of 8 onwards.

We have shooting nights on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7pm in St. Mary’s Hall, Dublin Rd, Portlaoise.

The hall is currently open to members only, Digital Covid Certificate required for access. Masks must be worn at all times.

We run beginner’s courses designed to take you from a complete novice all the way up to your first competition, and once this course is completed, you are eligible for IFAF membership and can compete in field archery events across the country and abroad. 

Contact us either through this site or our Facebook page to register your interest.

What is Field Archery?

Field archery involves shooting arrows at target faces or 3D animal targets on an outdoor course.

A field archery course is usually situated in woodland, and the targets are set at various distances, either marked or unmarked. There are many types of field round that can be shot, but most common are the unmarked animal rounds. 

Targets vary in size depending on the distance from the shooting peg and the round being shot. They may have to be shot up or down gradients, at a difficult angle, or from an unusual position. 

This offers a challenge to new and experienced archers alike, and brings new elements to the sport that some archers may not have experienced before.

Tom McDonald; Vice-Captain and Co-Founder
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
Wayne Gretzky
St Patrick's Day, 2016