Galway’s Michael Shaughnessy won the GAA Poc Fada Hurling All-Ireland Championships in 1995, with a score of 55 pocs, ahead of Liam Shinnors of Tipperary and Michael Beresford of Waterford. David Fitzgerald of Co. Clare, Colin Byrne of Wicklow andd John Masterson of Meath made up the first six.
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.
 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]
 Anon. (1995) – “Long puck expert comes fifth” Bray People. 1995, Pg.
Thanks to Tom Dunne, Kilkenny
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