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GAA Poc Fada Hurling All-Ireland Championships 1990

GAA Poc Fada Logo
GAA Poc Fada Logo {Reference: 1]

Results

PlacePlayerCountyPocs
1Ger CunninghamCork61
2Tommy QuaidLimerick62
3Conor ByrneWicklow63
GAA Poc Fada Hurling All-Ireland Championships 1990 [Reference: 2]

Report

Ger Cunningham of Cork won his seventh All-Ireland Poc Fada Championship in 1990 with a score of 61 pocs, one shot ahead of Tommy Quaid of Limerrick on 62.

About 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.

References

Logos

[1] 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]

Newspapers

[2] Naughton, Lindie (1995) – “Poc Fada” Evening Herald. Thursday, August 9, 1990. Pg. 41

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Tom Dunne, Kilkenny

About this document

Researched, Compiled and Written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | GAA World Archive

Last Updated: 13 November 2020

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