Clay Pigeon Shooter Burnett qualifies for Olympics

Updated: May 4, 2012

Congratulations to Longford’s Derek Burnett who has qualified for his Fourth Olympic Games.

The Irish Clay Pigeon Shooting Association’s long serving ,Derek Burnett from Fenagh, Co. Longford , became the 40th Ireland athlete to meet the qualifying criteria for London 2012 when the ICPSA nominated him, having been awarded a quota place in the Olympic Trap event.

This resulted from Burnett’s Bronze medal finish at the 2010 ESC European Championships in Kazan, Russia and thus it will be the Longford shooter’s 4th consecutive Olympics, a remarkable record. The 41 yrs. old Longford man took part in

Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.

Burnett is also one of the relatively few Irish sporting personalities who receives the Irish Sports Council’s € 40,000 Podium grant.

His inclusion in London 2012 maintains the ICPSA’s regular participation at the games since Mexico 1968 – worth noting here that the Association is currently looking for details and photographs from past events to add to its new Archives , and in particular from the Moscow games.

So if you know of anyone who can supply the ICPSA with such information – and especially photos – then they would be delighted to hear from you.

You can reach them via email: or write to : The General Secretary: ICPSA, P.O. Box 33, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.

Telephone: 00 353 (0)87 2988030

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