Brides Niamh Mackin to represent Louth at this year’s Poc Fada

St Brides player Niamh Mackin is to represent Louth at this year’s Poc Fada competition on Sunday.

St Brides player Niamh Mackin is to represent Louth at this year’s Poc Fada competition on Sunday.

The 24 year old has been playing with St. Brides since U8 level and has also played with the Louth county team at both under age and senior level.

Contestants:

Seniors

Gary Maguire (Áth Cliath); Ruairi Convery (Doire); Damien Spain (Uíbh Fhailí); Jake O’Sullivan (Europe); Joe Troy (Uíbh Fhailí); Gerry Fallon (Ros Comáin); Kevin McKernan Jnr (Aontroim); Colm Callanan (Gaillimh); Seamus Coffey (Corcaigh); Graham Clarke (An Dún); Tadhg Flynn (Ciarraí); Brendan Cummins (Tiobraid Árann).

Senior Pairings

Joe Troy (Uíbh Fhailí) / Ruairi Convery (Doire); Gary Maguire (Áth Cliath) / Damien Spain (Uíbh Fhailí); Kevin McKernan Jnr (Antrim) / Brendan Cummins (Tiobraid Árann); Tadhg Flynn (Ciarraí)/ Gerry Fallon (Ros Comáin); Graham Clarke (An Dún)/ Jake O’Sullivan (Europe); Colm Callanan (Gaillimh) / Seamus Coffey (Corcaigh)

U16

Gavin McNamee, Colum Fenton, Ronan Kilkelly, Cillian Kiely.

Ulster

Maura McAuley

Maura played for Derry from 1999 to 2008 and played as a half back. Maura has won various honours for Club, County and College.

Maura has 6 Ulster Junior Championships and 2 Ulster Senior Championships with Derry.

For Castledawson Maura has won 1 Derry Senior Championship and collected 2 Purcell Cups with University of Ulster Jordanstown

Armagh

Aoibheann Murphy

Played with county at under age and senior level, Played with u16 county in 3 all Ireland finals and Armagh seniors in Ulster Final.

Plays club camogie with Ballymacnab as a forward and a goal keeper.

Connacht

Rachel Monaghan

Galway Minor All Ireland 2009 & 2012. Galway U16 All Ireland 2009 and 2010.

6 Connacht School Medals All Ireland Féile runners up 2008. Poc Fada runner up 2011.

Leinster

Stephanie Carthy

Mmeber of Naomh Mearnog Club, Portmarnock.1 Dublin Senior Club Championship 2009.

Represented Leinster at both Senior and Junior Level. Played Senior County for Dublin and currently playing with the Dublin Juniors.

1 Division 4 National League

Munster

Martina McMahon

Plays corner forward with Limerick Intermediate team and with her club Croagh/Kilfinny. 2 All Ireland titles U/16 “B” and Minor “B” in 2011 and a Feile title in 2008. 2 World Handball titles and is a member of the Irish Handball Team in the Olympics 2012.

Last Year’s Winner

Patricia Jackman

Intermediate All Ireland 2011. 3 Ashbourne Cups, 2 Ashbourne All Stars, Munster Colleges Title, 2 County Senior

Titles, Kilmacud Sevens title, All Ireland Féile na nGael Skills Champion, 4 Waterford and Munster Poc Fada’s, 2 All Ireland Poc Fada’s, 2 National League Division 2 titles, U16B All Ireland and Munster U16B, Junior and Intermediate Titles