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GAA M Donnelly Poc Fada All-Ireland Finals return to Louth

Tia Clarke

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GAA M Donnelly Poc Fada All-Ireland Finals return to Louth

The 2019 Poc Fada Final

The annual GAA M Donnelly Poc Fada All-Ireland finals comes back to Annaverna Mountain, Ravensdale, Co. Louth on Saturday, August 3 starting at 11am. (www.myclubshop.ie)

With a host of big hitters taking part this promises to be a very exciting days sport. Top of the bill in the Senior Men’s event goes to defending champion Offaly’s Cillian Kiely.

However, Cillian, will have his work cut out to retain his title with 2 former champions (Brendan Cummins Tipperary 9 tiles) and (2017 Champion Tadhg Haran of Galway).

Other notable competitors in the mens' senior event will be Patrick Horgan of Cork and Cillian's brother Cathal the reigning under 16 and Leinster Senior champion who makes this a very unique family occasion.

In the senior Camogie, the competition will be every bit as intense with Galway's Susan Earner attempting to complete 3 in row titles. Susan will be pushed all the way by players such as Amy Lee of Cork, Galway’s Catriona Daly and last years runner up Louise Dougan of Derry.

Abbey Donnelly of Meath who has participated in the under 16 competition now follows a proud family association with the competition (following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather) when she lines out in the Senior Camogie event.

The Poc Fada is an event that the spectators do almost as much work as the competitors. Please be aware that you are travelling across a 5k mountain course.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. It is advisable to carry water and light refreshments.

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Senior Hurling Playing Order Senior Camogie Playing Order
1.Darren Geoghegan - Louth
2.Gareth Johnson – Down
3.Cathal Kiely – Offaly
4.Patrick Horgan - Cork
5.Paddy Mc Killian – Tyrone
6.Sean Nugent – Galway
7.Colin Ryan – Limerick
8.Brendan Cummins - Tipperary
9.Tadhg Haran – Galway
10Callum Quirke – Wexford
11.Ronan Taaffe – Clare
12.Cillian Kiely – Offaly (2018
Champion)

1.Amy Lee - Cork
2.Louise Dougan – Derry
3.Abbye Donnelly – Meath
4.Andrea O Keefe – Clare
5.Caitriona Daly – Galway
6.Susan Earner – Galway (2018
Champion)

Under 16 Hurling Playing Order Under 16 Camogie Playing Order

1.Michael Kirwan – Kilkenny
2.Oisin Marley - Donegal
3.Patrick Burke – Galway
4. Pat Ryan – Tipperary

1.Orla Laverty - Antrim
2.Katie Gilchrist – Galway
3.Hannah Bourke – Dublin
4.Maedhbh Ring – Cork