Monthly Archives: June 2014



Young Sika female (click to enlarge)

The next scheduled HCAP MCQ will take place on Saturday 26th July 2014, at 4 p.m. at the Ionad Dara Community Centre, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny. Application and payment for HCAP assessment & certification (€100.00) can be made online through the Deer Alliance website (, “Online Applications”).
The MCQ will be preceded on the same day by a Training Workshop running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Training Workshop is not obligatory but is considered by previous candidates to be invaluable in achieving success in the MCQ. It is subject to an additional cost of €50.00, payable on the day, but booking must be made in advance by email to or by text to 086 1927 845.
The Deer Alliance Stalker Training Manual is available through the website, cost €35.00 inc. p. & p. Purchase of the Manual is not obligatory but again, considered invaluable as it contains all the relevant material for success in the MCQ, and much more besides.
The next scheduled HCAP Range Test will take place at the Midlands National Shooting Ground (Midlands Rifle Club), Blue Ball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly from 10 a.m. on Saturday 9th August 2014.





Red Stag at Screebe: photo by Paul Wood

The following Candidates (total 74) are certified as HCAP-qualified, having passed the HCAP Range Test held on 7 June 2014, and are now listed on the Register of HCAP-Certified Persons registered with Coillte Teoranta and National Parks & Wildlife Service.

The Deer Alliance Hunter Competence Assessment Programme is now in its ninth year of operation, having been implemented in 2005 following four years of development.

Date of Certification: 7 June 2014.

Aherne, Raymond, 2010/0220
Bates, Neil, 2014/0018
Bakonyi, Norbert, 2014/0076
Barron, Declan, 2014/0079
Bennett, Joseph, 2013/0109
Black, Neville, 2014/0023
Brunton, David, 2014/0052
Brannigan, Gareth, 2014/0012
Byrne, Luke, 2014/0063
Cahill, Fergus, 2014/0034
Coady, Mark, 2013/0073
Craig, Thomas, 2014/0028,
Crotty, Gerard, 2014/0040
Darcy, Michael, 2014/0062
Day, Johnny, 2014/0047
Delaney, Declan, 2014/0043
Devereux, Pat, 2014/0071
Dillon, Kieran, 2014/0010
Donagher, John, 2014/0037
Dooner, Timothy, 2014/0042
Doyle, Joseph R., 2014/0069
Dunbar, Stephen, 2014/0059
Edmondson, Harold, 2014/0050
Egan, Kieran, 2014/0017
Fantino, Stefano, 2014/0019
Farrell, Dan, 2014/ 0016
Fay, Martin, 2014/0029
Fegan, Mark, 2014/0025
Flynn, Patrick, 2013/0001
Fortune, Vincent, 2014/0046
Foxton, Joseph, 2014/0048
Gabor, Peter, 2014/0066
Gaborcik, Sebastian, 2014/0070
Gajdos, Jakub, 2014/0068
Garret, Des, 2014/0078
Gheorghiu, Adrian Octav, 2014/0072
Golea, George, 2014/0051
Hickey, Kieran, 2014/0009
Hoey, Kenneth, 2014/0077
Hoey, Michael, 2014/0054
Kane, Robert, 2013/0105
Kavanagh, Jonathan, 2014/0033
Kieran, Noel, 2014/0013
Lawlor, Patsy, 2014/0053
Liptrot, David Stuart, 2014/0004
Maher, Patrick, 2014/0002
Marshall, Robert, 2014/0005
Matthews, Ian, 2014/0049
McDermott, Derek, 2014/0024
McDermott, John, 2014/0006
McLaughlin, Peter, 2014/0003
Moloney, John, 2014/0035
Morrow, Garry, 2014/0022
Murphy, Gregory, 2014/0001
Murphy, Paddy, 2014/0045
Nielsen, Niels, 2013/0065
O’Brien, Barry, 2013/0089
O’Brien, William, 2014/0060
O’Connell, Patrick, 2014/0020
O’Connor, Gerard, 2014/0065
O’Donoghue, Martin, 2014/0064
O’Dwyer, Joe, 2014/0027
O’Dwyer, Patrick J., 2014/0031
O’Reilly, Alan, 2014/0061
O’Riordan, David, 2014/0055
O’Shea, Daniel, 2014/0007
Reynolds, Karl, 2014/0021
Ryan, Keith, 2014/0011
Shanahan, Matthew, 2014/0058
Sheeran, Samuel, 2014/0041
Twomey, Patrick, 2014/0008
Walsh, Jason, 2014/0074
Warren, Philip, 2014/0073
White, Keith, 2014/0057
White, Stephen, 2014/0067

All Candidates participating in this Range Test were successful on this occasion.