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Brendan Cummins of Tipperary won the GAA Poc Fada Hurling All-Ireland Championships in 2013 with a score of 51 pocs. Graeme Clark of Co. Down was second on 55, and James Skahill of Galway came third on 57 pocs. It was Brendan Cummins’ seventh All-Ireland Poc Fada title.
About GAA Poc Fada
An Poc Fada – ‘the Long Puck’ is a Gaelic Game where players use a Hurley to hit a Sliotar (ball) up the side of a mountain and down the other side in as few pucks or shots as possible.
The sport would have a similar origin to the Scottish Game of Golf. It is mentioned in the myths and legends of Ireland, when Setanta took his Hurley / Hurl and hit his Sliotar all the way from Co Louth to Co. Armagh in one go. The All-Ireland Poc Fada Championships have taken place in the Cooley Mountains in Co. Louth since 1961 in commemoration of the legendary feat.
 GAA Poc Fada Twitter Account (2018) GAA Poc Fada Logo [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/975524662636613632/-7z4rlL3_400x400.jpg [Accessed 9 June 2018]
 An Poc Fada (2013) – All Ireland Poc Fada Championships Results 2013 [Internet] Available from: http://www.anpocfada.net/index.php/poc-fada-results.html [Accessed 1 September 2017]
 All Ireland Poc Fada Championships (2013) Photo, August 5, 2013 – with Brendan Cummins [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/AllIrelandPocFadaChampionships/photos/a.542638972469083/542675055798808 [Accessed 21 November 2020]
Thanks to Tom Dunne, Kilkenny
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