Sadness at the death of businessman and shooting legend, John Campbell – Donegal Daily

The Twin Towns community today mourns the sad passing of local businessman and iconic sportsman John Campbell.

Mr Campbell of Glenfin was the founder of Campbells Joinery Ballybofey.

He was a true legend and a gentleman, a great character and one of the greatest of all time in the clay pigeon shooting circuit.

Tributes poured in for Mr Campbell following news of his passing this morning.

He is remembered as one of Ireland’s greatest skeet shooting ambassadors and a formidable competitor.

Mr Campbell had been involved in Irish clay pigeon shooting since 1975, when he was 39. Over the decades, he has made a huge contribution to the sport by accumulating an outstanding list of accomplishments.

It was the first Irishman to break 100 Possible at Grand American in Ohio, a feat he repeated for four years. On five World teams, taking him to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe and the United States and ten European teams, he won gold and silver in France at Europeans with the gold in the three-way team and silver overall. .

John was part of the international team for thirty-three years in a row and captained it once. A three-time British Open finalist, three-time Home Country High Gun finalist, he holds five gold medals, eight silver medals and three bronze medals.

He was inducted into the prestigious Donegal Sports Stars Hall of Fame in 2017, having been a ten-time winner in the Clay Pigeon category.

Clubs across Ireland and the UK shared fond memories of John today and his valuable articles and lessons will be a legacy of his sportsmanship.

Condolences are extended to Mr. Campbell’s wife, Agnes and their children Collette, Brendan, Peter and Ciaran, who predeceased their son John and daughter Mary.

May he rest in peace.

Funeral details to be confirmed.

Sadness at the death of businessman and shooting legend, John Campbell was last modified: October 29, 2022 by Personal editor

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