Baikal IZH 35
Baikal IZH 35M
Beretta U22 Neos\87
FAS Domino SP602
FAS Domino SP607
FAS Domino SP 607 Light
Feinwerbkau AW 93
Feinwerbkau AW 93 Light
Hammerli SP 20\SP 20 RRS\Xesse
Pardini SP or SP Rapid Fire
Pardini SP1 or SP 1 Rapid Fire
Smith & Wesson 22A\41\617
Ruger Mark I\ II\ III
Tesro TS 22-2
Unique DES 69\U
Walther GSP or GSP expert
I am in America. I have never been shooting in Ireland. I can make some comments. I like to shoot BE.
There are not many good choices in the low price. Avoid the Baikal. They have a reputation for being inconsistent with quality. The price is not that good.
The Benelli are too expensive. Their value is limited.
Skip the Beretta Neo. It has a horrible trigger.
The Browning Buckmark is a good value. An older Buckmark from the '90's or late '80's does not have a magazine safety. It would be a good choice. Earlier Buckmarks have a heel release. The ~84+ Buckmarks have a magazine release on the side of the grip. Buckmark stands behind the product and has much better CS than others. Several after-market rails are available. Back end of the gun is weak in comparison to some guns, but easy of work and repair is better than found in others such as the Ruger. The Serial number is nut on the barrel, which means that you can receive replacement barrels in the US with less hassle. It is a big plus here. Barrel changes are relatively easy with only the removal of 3 screws required.
FAS - no idea
FW - I have not seen them at any of travel league shoots.
Frankonia - no idea
Hammerli - only a few guys shoot them. They are very expensive to maintain in the long run.
Matchguns - no idea
Morini - don't think it is a good value.
Pardini - well liked and reliable in 22
Sako - no idea
S-W - Go for the 41. Skip the 22A. Cheap gun and overpriced in comparison to Ruger or Buckmark. Quality is alleged to be poor in the early '90's. I have been the factory. I have seen the CNC machines. It is a top notch operation, but you are getting a lot of CNC machined parts. Gun runs for $850+ in the free USA for the 7", but dealers try to charge more for the 5". The cost to mount the optic and such makes it seem silly. Just go buy a Ruger or Buckmark instead. If you want to spend then go for a Pardini or a Walther GSP
Ruger - CS is not really that good. Some people talk wonders about them, but they don't actually give warranties. You are at their whim. MK III is value priced, but has LCI and magazine safety which deter from good operation and decent trigger. MK II command premium and have heel release. The MK III has a release on the side of the grip. The receiver/chamber is an integral part of the barrel fixture. The serial number is on the barrel. This makes it harder to change to aftermarket BE or Tac Solution setup.
Taurus - never seen
Unique - no idea
Walther - SP22 is junk. STAY AWAY!! SSP is not necessarily the right choice for an optic. You need the Doktor mount. The better value for an optic gun would probably be with the GSP. One guy in the league has a very nice set of aftermarket grips for his. He shoots High master with it. The fellow with the SSP shoots High Master. I see little difference in effectiveness. The GSP is a good choice.