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  • 16-01-2012 3:43pm
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    Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spooky donkey


    Well had my first time out air softing the weekend and am hooked.
    Having only done paint ball before i was not sure what to expect.
    But when I saw all the lads walking out in the gear I knew even before a shot was fired it was going to be good.

    There was about 50 guys there for the most part so the teams were big and the action intense.
    We played up in the hilltop site in newtownmountkennedy, wicklow and it was a great but a little windy venue.

    Im in a bad way today, stiff and soar but it was worth it.
    Bring on next weekend.
    Im heading off to my local airsoft retailer to get me some more gear and im going to go hunting in airsoft adverts for my own gun.
    The gun I have a loan of is fine and my mate is not in a hurry for it back so I can take my time getting my own. But I will be...

    Any way Here is a few pics I took. If any of you guys were there and dont see your self in any of my pics let me know and ill try find a shot of you. Im sure I got a pic of every one who played in the afternoon sessions...

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    defending the base by BarryKelly, on Flickr

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    oddy by BarryKelly, on Flickr

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    p90 man by BarryKelly, on Flickr

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    the charge by BarryKelly, on Flickr

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    orange eyes by BarryKelly, on Flickr

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    man down by BarryKelly, on Flickr


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,395 Decoy


    Another convert! Glad you enjoyed yesterday, it was good craic. If I might make a suggestion, Brit DPM Desert isn't a particularly useful camo pattern here in Ireland so you consider something based on dark greens, the standard Brit DPM is pretty good for Irish sites.

    "P90 Man" is Andy of the RATS team, he's a bit of a poser so he'll like seeing his pic here :D

    Hilltop have their own thread: http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056412520

    They are also on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hilltopairsoftrange#!/pages/Hilltop-Airsoft-Ranges/174699559266070?sk=wall&filter=1
    Oddy put up some pics earlier today, you may find yourself in them


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spooky donkey


    Well I thought that camo worked well in the quarry and also in the white kinda grass. I got it long before I every tried air soft and it was better than just street cloths...

    I have more pics of them lads from the rats group, they were a sound bunch of lads.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spooky donkey


    here is another pic.. of a R.A.T.S member
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    Robbie the rat by BarryKelly, on Flickr


  • Registered Users Posts: 249 ✭✭ johnmc_carthy


    Some great photos there!


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spooky donkey


    and another
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    taking cover by BarryKelly, on Flickr


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,106 ✭✭✭ BioHazRd


    Well well well, is that Adam and Ray I see in the photo too ? Welcome to the most addictive thing in your life pal :) Im sure Ill see you out on a site somewhere soon enough


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spooky donkey


    yes me adam and ray. They will be runing games soon I think...
    So its all good.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spooky donkey


    Well I went back up to hilltop at the weekend. Weather was very bad and the games were very good. Not as many lads out as the time before but the bad weather and other events on had their effect.

    Only stayed for the half day as I left and went to the airsoft shop in Bray, just off the N11 where I finally got my own AEG. The Lads in there were very helpfull and sorted me out with a sweet gun, so I am very happy with it now. Think ill be playing in wexford this weekend, some site close to ennischorty not sure what its called, its normally a paintball place.

    Bring on the weekend.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spooky donkey


    Oh and here is the really nice view from up on hill top

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    light from the tree by BarryKelly, on Flickr


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,913 T4RGET


    after seeing the pictures and reading this thread i headed up to hilltop 2 weeks ago too, amazing place, the pictures do no justice. heading back again this weekend hopefully. that picture from the hill is amazing.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26 ✭✭✭ Epicfish


    Nice shots man, I was down at Stamullen Airsoft (the orchard) where the vipers play, mad Craic down there, you gotta come down one of the weekends.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spooky donkey


    sounds great, Ive heard of stamullen.. where is that place?


  • Registered Users Posts: 26 ✭✭✭ Epicfish


    well stamullen is beside Gormanstown just of the M1.
    To get into the site you'll find a double gates just across the road from Whytes Pub, if you get to the church you've passed the site by around 100 yards, They're hosting a free day on the 18th of this month, there'll be alot of people there, but it'd be a good way to just get a taste of the site.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spooky donkey


    Oh the 18th sounds good so Ill be there. Ill bring along the possie as well..... Looking forward to it now. its the day after my sons 14th Bday so ill drag him along also...
    thanks for the info


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spooky donkey


    Well my first trip to another site went well. Poped out to Fingal Airsoft and had a great day.
    Good site, I plan to visit it again....

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    Kellys Heros by BarryKelly, on Flickr


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spooky donkey


    Here are a few more pics form Fingal

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    akimbo killer by BarryKelly, on Flickr

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    piling up by BarryKelly, on Flickr

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    thumbs up by BarryKelly, on Flickr


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spooky donkey


    more from Fingal

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    Number 1 by BarryKelly, on Flickr

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    hiding by BarryKelly, on Flickr


  • Registered Users Posts: 26 ✭✭✭ Epicfish


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    haha I know him, he'll love to see himself here :P ill link him here soon.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spooky donkey


    Yes, but do you know this guy?

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    Masked man by BarryKelly, on Flickr


  • Registered Users Posts: 26 ✭✭✭ Epicfish


    Yes, but do you know this guy?

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    Masked man by BarryKelly, on Flickr

    Ahha (; it appears I do, great day out on the site, I'm looking forward to night ops next weekend :P should be a good laugh. Hope you enjoyed your time down here.


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spooky donkey


    ah yes it was very good. Thinking I might head back down next weekend.
    Not sure about night ops dont think I can make it for the night game.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 173 ✭✭ SlappyTheSeal


    A great place to go airsoft is redbarn , theve got everything from cqb to open fields and forests fights. Check out there website its great craic


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spooky donkey


    yes its my plan to check out as many local sites as I can.
    But Ill be heaing back to Fingal for another few games this weekend.
    I want to see how the site works on a normal day.

    But red barn is on the cards soon, as is Rathbeggen.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 173 ✭✭ SlappyTheSeal


    What do you mean by "on the cards" ? (Im not being sarcastic i just dont understand the meaning)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,177 ✭✭✭ Zomg Okay


    What do you mean by "on the cards" ? (Im not being sarcastic i just dont understand the meaning)

    Google is your friend. :p

    It's a turn of phrase meaning it's almost certainly going to happen but not just yet.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spooky donkey


    couldent have said it better myself Zomg Okay


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 173 ✭✭ SlappyTheSeal


    Oh btw. Dont go rathbeggan , its accutally a step down from redbarn. Its just plain field really...


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,106 ✭✭✭ BioHazRd


    Oh btw. Dont go rathbeggan , its accutally a step down from redbarn. Its just plain field really...

    Im sure he can make his own mind up - just because it doesnt appeal to you doesnt mean that it would be the same for everyone else.
    Last time I was there, there was quite a bit more than just a plain field.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spooky donkey


    yes, exactally what richie said. One thing going for it is that its my closest site. But yes I do intend to hit the site soon and ill post my opinion here when I do.

    Seing as I have not played red barn either it cant be a step down..
    I have only played 3 sites so far, thought them all good, they all have pros and cons..

    Did not get to go out this weekend as I came down sick during the week so all plans are now a week behind.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,148 Jayo123


    you should try out Vacant Airsoft, The Compound and Bellurgan park Airsoft.
    Bellurgan park do amazing milsims i hear, so does the compound. Vacant is a good site to go to if your interested in a Zombie event. im thinking of heading to Hilltop myself. looks like a good site.


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