Carol Anne Ireland was among the elite of female archers in Canada in the late 1960s and early 1970s as a member of the Belleville Archery Club.
She won a silver medal at the world archery championships in 1969.
Carol was Canadian national ladies champion twice, Ontario indoor champion on four occasions, was a member of Canada’s world team for three years, Ontario outdoor champion three times, and a member of the Canadian Ambassador Cup team five times. She also was the first Canadian woman to shoot 1,100 FITA (Federation Internationale de Tir a l’Arc (International Archery Federation)), receiving a black FITA star. She also attended the Canadian Olympic Trials in 1972, finishing fourth.0