McEnhill and Keating triumph in Ulster Póc Fada
Following a heavy downpour of rain a small band of hurlers took to the hills just outside Omagh on Tuesday evening where they competed for the Ulster title for the longest puck of a sliotar.
County champions from across the Province battled the elements and set off to compete in very wet underfoot conditions at the height of the Pigeon Top.
Competition took place in Senior and Under 16 categories and after two hours of hard and long pucking the competitors turned the final corner to tackle the last hill.
Dominic McEnhill from Antrim triumphed in the Under 16 category. Following a consistent round of striking, he had a score of 28 pucks with five shots to spare over nearest competitor Ciaran Watson from Down. A special mention must be made tp Armagh’s Oisin Hughes who despite bowing out of the event after losing two sliotars in the boggy conditions displayed excellent sportsmanship through completing the course acting as a ‘spotter’ for the Cavan competitor Eoghan McGrath.