And unless I am mistaken an individual Silver Medal and Team Bronze at a World Championships in an Olympic discipline not to mention an individual Silver at an ISSF World Cup IS producing International results.
I think clay pigeon shooting produced the first quota places for Ireland for both Athens and Beijing.
Philip Murphy is ranked NUMBER 2 IN THE WORLD and Derek Burnett has slipped from number 5 earlier in the year to number 11 IN THE WORLD in an Olympic sport!
The Athletic Association of Ireland got €1.1m in 2007 to run their show, Swim Ireland got €591000, tennis €433000, cricket got €290000, canoe union got €270000+ and even surfers got €60000+.
And what did the shooting organisations get?
SSAI got nearly €34000 and the ICPSA got a big fat ZERO.
Who is codding who?
A bit more than zero then.