Ulster Póc Fada Champions 2017

June 15th, 2017

The Ulster Póc Fada Final was held last night on Cuilcagh Mountain, sitting on the Cavan/Fermanagh border at Blacklion, the home of Shannon Gaels GAC.

The splendid course, which had over 100 people on it, set not far from Marble Arch Caves saw 26 competitors aiming for glory.
The Senior Men’s competition was completed over a 4km course, with Antrim’s Donal McKernan winning on a score of 36 Pócs and 18 metres.  Both Donal and runner-up Ruairi Convery (38 Pócs, 69 metres) will go forward to National Finals on Saturday 5th August.
Senior Mens Results
36 Pócs 18m Donal McKernan Antrim Sarsfields
38 Pócs 69m Ruairi Convery Derry Swatragh
40 Pócs 39m Ruairi McCrickard Down Liatroim Fontenoys
44 Pócs 39m David McGahon Monaghan Inniskeen
44 Pócs 31m Paul Burns Donegal Burt
49 Pócs Rian McCaul Tyrone Killyclogher
The Mens Under 16 winner was Ciaran Watson from Down who completed their shorter course of 1.8km in 14 Pócs 98 metres, will also go forward to the Nationals Finals.
U16 Mens Results
14 Pócs 98m Ciaran Watson Down Ballygalget
14 Pócs 88m Dáithí Roberts Donegal Gaoth Dobhair
14 Pócs 20m Ryan McPeake Derry Slaughtneil
15 Pócs 80m Dáire Stevenson Antrim Naomh Pól
15 Pócs 55m Cian Ferguson Tyrone Eoghan Ruadh
17 Pócs Niall Bermingham Monaghan Carrickmacross
19 Pócs Lee McParland Cavan Shannon Gaels
Both Ladies competitions were completed over the same 1.6km course and like their male counterparts these were also very close events.
Orlagh O’Hara from Cushendall Antrim won the Senior Ladies with 11 Pócs and 67 metres.  While Roisin McCormick from Loughgiel, Antrim won the U16 Ladies just 7m behind the senior winner (11 Pócs 60 metres). Both will go forward to represent Ulster on Saturday 5th August.
Senior Ladies Results
11 Pócs 67m Orlagh O’ Hara Antrim Cushendall
12 Pócs 85m Annita McCullough Derry Glenullin
12 Pócs 79m Ciarraí Devlin Armagh Granemore
13 Pócs 13m Danielle McCourt Down Ballyholland
14 Pócs 49m Roisin McErlean Tyrone Naomh Treasa
14 Pócs 1m Isobelle Kierans Monaghan Inniskeen
15 Pócs 55m Eleanor Coyle Cavan Castletara
U16 Ladies Results
11 Pócs 60m Roisin McCormick Antrim Loughgiel
12 Pócs 68m Ellie McKee Armagh Ballymacnab
13 Pócs 7m Órlaith O’Rouke Down An Riocht
14 Pócs 73m Emma Donnelly Tyrone Derrylaughan
17 Pócs 8m Shannon Doherty Donegal St Eunans
18 Pócs 29m Eimear Coyle Cavan Castletara
All competitors, spectators and officials were welcomed back to the Gowlan Community Centre and treated to a great spread by Cuilcagh Catering.