Brendan Cummins won his third GAA Poc Fada All-Ireland Championship in-a-row, and his fourth in five years, in 2008, beating Ruairi convery by two Pocs. The Championship was held on Annaverna Mountain, Cooley in Co. Louth on Saturday, August 2, 2008.
About Poc Fada
Poc Fada is the Irish equivalent of Golf, and the two sports have the same origins in the times of the Gaelic Celtic myths and legends. According to early Irish literature, Setanta used his Hurley to hit a ball from his home in Co. Louth, while travelling, all the way to the feast of the Ulster king in Armagh, and Poc Fada is the modern equivalent, whereby a player uses their Hurley to hit a ball up the side of a mountain and down the other side in as few Pocs, or hits as possible. The All-Ireland Championships are held in the Cooley Mountains in Co. Louth every August.
 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. (2008) “Cummins wins third Poc Fada title” Nenagh Guardian. Saturday, August 9, 2008. Pg. 8. [Past copies of the Nenagh Guardian are available to view online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service]
Thanks to Tom Dunne, Kilkenny
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