Name: Mark Sharvin
Age: 28
Country: Ireland
Shooting Style: Compound


Bow Make – Prime One STX
Draw Weight – 56lb
Sight – Shibuya Ultima
Stabilisers – Carbofast
Arrows – Outdoor – X10’s arrows.
Indoor – 2315’s
Release Aid – Tru Ball Abyss Flex

  • Irish National Athlete
  • Represented Ireland at Berlin World Cup 2018
  • Selected for the Irish team at The European Championships 2018
  • Compound men’s team 50m National record holder
  • Received more than 20 National Medals

WA 50M – 676
WA 18M – 581


Over the years whilst shooting outdoors I frequently ended up with a severe headache from squinting all day. I had been looking for a number of years for a nice pair of shooting glasses at a reasonable price but always met a dead end. When I came across XSight glasses I knew my luck had come in. After shooting them all season I have had no headache at all and these glasses have really allowed me to enjoy my shooting again without having to worry about any pain that may come after the shoot. I can’t tell you how much the glasses have changed my shooting life. One of the best purchases I’ve ever bought!


When did you get into archery?
I have been shooting compound for about 5 years now. I used to shoot recurve but I needed to take a break away from it for a while. As for what got me into the sport, it was all down to my Dad. He brought me to a ‘have a go day’ when I was younger and I haven’t put a bow down since.

What do you enjoy most about archery?
Aside from meeting new people and making friends. That feeling when you make a shot and you know it’s going straight for the 10 ring is one of the best in the world. It’s hard to say I don’t enjoy that the most.

What has been your most memorable experience to date?
My most memorable experience so far in archery is attending large events such as Nimes, Berlin World Cup and the European Club team championships. I always get to meet some really nice people while I’m there and it really helps me enjoy the experience. For me, to make it to events like that coming from a small island like Ireland is a large accomplishment so I do my best to take everything in while I’m there.

What would be your best advice to upcoming archers?
My best advice for novice archers would be to enjoy the learning process and make it as much fun as you can. This sport can take you in wonderful directions so enjoy the ride.

What do you get up to when you’re not shooting?
When I’m not shooting I like to play video games, basketball or develop my archery app.