Note: Scoreboard compiled from scores in GAA Poc Fada Facebook Post – For Official Result please see link in Reference [S-1]
Leading by a single poc (12) at the halfway stage (An Gabhlán), Cork’s Molly Lynch won the GAA Poc Fada All-Ireland Camogie Finals in County Louth by three pocs (24 in total) from second-placed Susan Earner of Galway (27 pocs). Cavan’s Emma Mulvaney took third place on 28 pocs. Katie McCormack (32 pocs) represented Tipperary and Dublin’s Hazel Austin (33 pocs) represented Leinster. [References: S-1]
Stock Image of GAA Stamp Showing Hurler
About GAA Poc Fada
Having a similar origin to the Scottish game of Golf, Poc Fada is an Irish Gaelic Sport, mentioned in the Ancient Annals of Ireland, where players attempt to hit a sliotar (ball) with a Hurley / Hurl up a mountain and down the other side in as few pocs (pucks) as possible. The winner is the player who manages this feat in the least amount of pocs.
In the Ancient Irish Myths and Legends Setanta was invited to a feast in County Armagh, and to keep his mind occupied he used his hurl to hit the ball over the mountains in County Louth, catching the ball before it landed on the other side. He continued with this until reaching Armagh. The All-Ireland Finals are held each year in County Louth in honour of Setanta.
[S-1] GAA Poc Fada Facebook (2023) Photo, August 7, 2023 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=763180752484026&set=pcb.763180802484021 [Accessed 12 August 2023]
[IC-1] 123rf / dique (2023) Coat of Arms of county Galway is a county in Ireland [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_155049450_coat-of-arms-of-county-galway-is-a-county-in-ireland-vector-illustration.html [Accessed 13 August 2023]
[IL-1] Flag of County Dublin is one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland. Vector illustration Copyright: dique [Accessed 24 December 2022]
[IM-3] 123rf / dique (2023) Flag of county Cavan is a county in Ireland. [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_155051267_flag-of-county-cavan-is-a-county-in-ireland-vector-illustration.html [Accessed 13 August 2023][Sic: Cork]
[IM-6] Flag of County Tipperary is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Munster. Vector illustration Copyright: dique [Accessed 24 December 2022]
[IU-3] 123rf / zloyel (2023) Flag of county Cavan is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Ulster and in the Border Region. [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_55133738_flag-of-county-cavan-is-a-county-in-ireland-it-is-in-the-province-of-ulster-and-is-part-of-the.html [Accessed 13 August 2023]
[IA-1] Milan, Italy – December 12, 2018: Field hockey player on ancient irish postage stamp Contributor spatuletail [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/milan-italy-december-12-2018-field-1282796593 [Accessed 5 January 2022]
Thanks to Caoimhe Mullaney.
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