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Study in concentration. Candidates undertaking the HCAP MCQ on 10th March 2018 (Click to enlarge)

The next HCAP MCQ in the 2018 Series will take place on Saturday 5th May 2018 at 4.00 p.m. (note change of date) in the Ionad Dara Community Centre, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny. Subject to confirmation, the Range Test for successful candidates from this MCQ will take place on Saturday 26th May 2018 at the Midland National Shooting Ground, Blue Ball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly from 10.00 a.m. on the day in question.

Candidates are requested to make a permanent note of their individual HCAP Number (eight digits).

Cashman, Vincent, 2018/0006
Delaney, Liam, 2017/0175
Flaherty, James, 2018/0051
Flynn, David, 2018/0053
Forde, Desmond, 2017/0177
Gallagher, Thomas, 2018/0034
Galvin, Emmet, 2018/0005
Graham, David, 2018/0028
Hegarty, Michael, 2017/0186
Hickey, Gary, 2017/0176
Hourigan, Gerard, 2017/0187
Hyland, Enda, 2017/0181
Ivanoff, Eftim, 2018/0050
Joyce, James, 2017/0183
Lane, Michael, 2017/0081
Lennon, Stephen, 2018/0052
Macari, Constantino, 2018/0054
McCloskey, Mark, 2018/0003
McManus, Rory, 2017/0184
Mullen, Philip, 2017/0180
Murphy, Tyrone, 2017/0198
O’Hanlon, Chris, 2017/191
O’Mahony, Killian, 2017/0200
Smyth, Gary, 2017/0182
Tice, Patrick, 2018/0007


The MCQ will be preceded by an OPTIONAL Training Workshop. Participation is not obligatory. The Workshop will run from 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. approximately on the same day as the MCQ, at the same venue, and is subject to an additional cost of €50.00, payable on the day. Booking can be made by email to or by text to 086 1927 845 in the week prior to the MCQ.


The Deer Alliance Stalker Training Manual (optional purchase) can be purchased through the Online Applications section of the website, cost €35.00 including p. & p.

This post will be updated weekly in accordance with applications received.


The Range Test for HCAP Candidates having successfully completed their MCQ on 10th March 2018 will take place on Saturday 24th March 2018 at the Midland National Shooting Ground, Blue Ball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, commencing at 10.00 a.m. sharp. Candidates should be present from 9.30 a.m. in order to sign in and to exhibit their current Firearms Certificate and evidence of insurance. Candidates are listed alphabetically and will shoot in firing details of multiple shooters (minimum twenty shooters in each detail). Procedures to be followed at each Range Test are posted separately.

This list includes some Candidates who previously deferred their Range Test in 2017 but who remain eligible to participate on 24th March 2018.

The following is the list of eligible candidates:

Balukonis, Valentinas, 2018/0011
Brillant, Philippe, 2017/0057
Brown, Martin, 2017/0116
Bury, Dariusz, 2017/0196
Canavan, Hugh, 2018/0022
Carton, Pauraic, 2017/0137
Chan, Bobby, 2017/0139
Chan, Ryan, 2017/0140
Connolly, Paul, 2018/0030
Connolly, Steven, 2018/0031
Corcoran, David, 2017/0166
Czop, Bartlomiej, 2018/0037
Delaney, James, 2017/0192
Dormus, Luboslaw, 2018/0038
Fitzpatrick,Robert, 2017/0197
Gacesa, Milorad, 2018/0033
Gajdos, Martin, 2017/0193
Healy, Lorcan (Ó hÉalaighthe, Lorcán), 2018/0035
Howell, Myles, 2017/0179
Hynes, Eddie, 2017/0185
Jolondcovschi, Serghei, 2018/0001
Kadlubek, Rafal, 2018/0039
Karolak, Piotr, 2018/0040
Kearney, David, 2017/0174
Kearney, Luke, 2017/0189
Kelly, Gary, 2017/0201
Kinsella, Mark, 2018/0036
Kopyt, Zbigniew, 2018/0041
Krol, Arkadiusz, 2018/0042
Liberda, Marcin, 2018/0043
Lynch, Kevin, 2017/0124
Madrzynski, Daniel, 2018/0044
Maslach, Krzysztof, 2018/0045
McCann, Jim, 2017/0098
Meere, John, 2018/0024
McDermott, Sean, 2017/0188
Monaghan, Jason, 2018/0020
Moore, Karl, 2018/0023
Morrissey, Mark, 2018/0027
Murray, Patrick, 2017/0178
O’Brien Ralph, 2018/0004
Ochwat, Ryszard, 2018/0046
Ofiara, Robert, 2018/0047
O’Keeffe, Danny, 2018/0012
O’Keeffe, Flavian, 2017/0190
Rosoiu, Ionut Bogdan, 2018/0029
Rotaru, Ion Marius, 2018/0032
Scanlon, John, 2017/0121
Serafinski, Tommy, 2018/0002
Smith, Donal, 2018/0008
Spencer-Jones, Luke, 2017/0024
Stoffell, Barry, 2018/0009
Stuart, John, 2018/0025
Szafran, Sebastian, 2018/0048
Wach, Adrian, 2018/0049
Walsh, Peter, 2017/0199
Warren, Alan, 2017/0173


Click on link to view HCAP Deer Target

Deer Target 17.3.2018


The following candidates (HCAP numbers, followed by mark achieved) were successful in the HCAP MCQ held in Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny, on Saturday 10th March 2018 and are eligible to participate in the HCAP Range Test to be held at the Midlands Range on Saturday 24th March 2018. Procedures for Range Tests will be posted here separately in due course.

In addition, Candidates who were Deferrals or No-Shows at the Range Test held on Saturday 29th July 2017 will be eligible to participate on 24th March 2018 and will be added to the list of names when posted here.

Candidates who were Deferrals or No-Shows at this MCQ on 10th March 2018 will be carried forward to the next scheduled MCQ in 2018 (date to be announced).

2017/0197, 92%, Pass
2018/0033, 88%, Pass
2017/0193, 84%, Pass
2018/0035, 98%, Pass
2017/0179, 90%, Pass
2017/0185, 90%, Pass
2018/0001, 96%, Pass
2018/0039, 96%, Pass
2018/0040, 96%, Pass
2017/0174, 92%, Pass
2018/0011, 94%, Pass
2017/0057, 86%, Pass
2017/0196, 84%, Pass
2018/0022, 96%, Pass
2017/0137, 90%, Pass
2018/0030, 86%, Pass
2018/0031, 90%, Pass
2018/0037, 92%, Pass
2017/0192, 92%, Pass
2018/0038, 96%, Pass
2017/0189, 92%, Pass
2017/0201, 100%, Pass
2018/0036, 88%, Pass
2018/0041, 94%, Pass
2017/0190, 86%, Pass
2018/0029, 94%,Pass
2018/0032, 96%, Pass
2018/0002, 98%, Pass
2018/0008, 84%, Pass
2018/0009, 98%, Pass
2018/0025, 96%, Pass.
2018/0048, 94%, Pass
2018/0049, 94%, Pass
2017/0199, 100%, Pass
2017/0173, 92%, Pass
2018/0042, 92%, Pass
2018/0043, 92%, Pass
2018/0044, 96%, Pass
2018/0045, 94%, Pass
2018/0024, 88%, Pass
2017/0188, 80%, Pass
2018/0023, 94%, Pass
2018/0027, 98%, Pass
2017/0178, 90%, Pass
2018/0004, 80%, Pass
2018/0046, 96%, Pass
2018/0047, 94%, Pass

The following candidate (HCAP number, followed by mark achieved) was unsuccessful and is required to re-sit the MCQ stage before proceeding to any Range Test. The application fee for Repeat Candidates is €50.00. “Fail” grades may be appealed to the HCAP Assessment Committee, subject to written application accompanied by re-checking fee, €50.00. Where written application for re-checking is received, it is reviewed by the Committee at the next scheduled Committee meeting following receipt of application. Applications for re-checking must be received within 10 (ten) days of publication of results on this blog.

2018/0003, 76%, Fail





The deadline for clarification questions in relation to the DAFM Request for Tenders (RFT) for provision of deer management services in Co. Wicklow has been extended to 17.00 hours on Friday 9th March 2018 (was 12.00 noon on Friday 24th February 2018).

The deadline for responses (tenders) has been extended to 12.00 noon on Thursday 5th April 2018 (was 12.00 noon on 8th March 2018).

For further information on the RFT, see previous postings, 18th & 23rd February 2018.


Due to continuing adverse weather conditions including heavy snowfall on all roads leading to our venue, the HCAP MCQ scheduled to take place on Saturday 3rd March 2018 is POSTPONED.

Instead it will take place on Saturday 10th March 2018.

All other details remain the same.

While every attempt will be made to notify candidates individually, this notice must be deemed to be sufficient notice of the change of dates.