It might seem slightly bizarre given the number of wars we get involved in but the Irish Rangers have just beaten 37 other armies to clinch the title of best snipers in the world.

The Army Ranger Wing won the overall and international categories in the United States Sniper Competition in Fort Benning, Georgia. They are the first non-USA team to ever do so.

To win the competition they had to beat thirty-six other teams over 4 days. The teams were pushed to their limits and afforded only a few hours sleep over the 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.

Here's a news report...