VIDEO: Irish snipers become the first non-USA team to win the International Sniper Competition 5 years ago

VIDEO: Irish snipers become the first non-USA team to win the International Sniper Competition

Fair play to those involved...

A special forces unit with the Irish Defence Forces made history after they became the first non-USA team to win the US Army International Sniper Competition.

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The Army Ranger Wing won the overall and international categories in the United States Sniper Competition in Fort Benning, Georgia.

They're now considered the best sniper team in the world after winning the prestigious event.

Thirty-seven two-person teams shot for the top honours with teams from the US, Denmark, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom all vying for first place.

The teams were pushed to their limits and afforded only a few hours sleep over their 4 day competition while competing in events like a sniper stalk, movement shoots by day and night, obstacles courses, pistol shoots, stress shoots and unknown distance shoots.

Needless to say, the American media are very impressed, if seemingly surprised, that the Irish team has come out on top of the pile beating the likes of the US rangers, airborne, Marine corps and the FBI Swat team.