National Club Poc Fada Championship this weekend

October 27, 2017

The inaugural All-Ireland Club Poc Fada hosted by Kilmessan Hurling and Camogie Clubs proved an outstanding success.

The 2017 National Club Poc Fada Championship is on Saturday 28th and Monday 30th October in Kilmessan, Co.Meath.

The Over 4o's originally scheduled for Sunday has been switched to the Bank Holiday Monday because of Kilmessan's involvement in the Leinster Club Camogie final against Raharney on Sunday.

The National Club Championship consists of two person teams (current or past players) representing their clubs, negotiating the 5.1km Poc Fada course from the Hill of Tara to Kilmessan Hurling Pitch, across the Royal County terrain. The format of the event will be two person teams with players taking every second poc until the course is completed. There will be referees and spotters assigned to each team of two.

There is great interest in the competition again with entries from clubs in Tipperary, Limerick, Galway, Dublin, Kildare, Offaly, Clare, Waterford and Meath already confirmed. There are limited time slots available so those inetrested should complete the form and return it as soon as possible if their club wishes to participate.

There are excellent prizes for the winning clubs. There will be food and refreshments as the players arrive back and it has always been a tremendous sporting and social occasion. Supporters are also welcome to attend and to walk the course during the course of the competition in support of their club team or indeed to watch the many stars from others counties. Last year's winners were Kilcormac-Killoughey of Offaly, and the runners up were St. Thomas of Galway, with only a singlepoc separating them after 5.1km.

On Bank Holiday Monday its the turn of the Over 40s (Meath) and the senior, minor and camogie competition sponsored by F&P Maguire.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact Conor Martin 086-8179371, Nicky Horan 087-3300447 or James Battersby on 086-8871428.

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