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Longford Poc Fada

posted 31 May 2013, 06:59 by Unknown user
History will be made in Longford this weekend as the county hosts its first Poc Fada competition.

Newcastle House, Ballymahon will host the long-hitting contest, starting at 2pm on Sunday, when entrants will be asked to navigate a course across the surrounding parkland.

The Bank Holiday weekend slot for the contest is poignant as the annual Poc Fada Na hEireann competition - which takes place in the Cooley Mountains - is synonymous with August Bank Holiday weekend.

Admission to take part is free and clubs can have as many participants as they wish - but each contestant is asked to also bring a spotter and a marker.

There will be three separate competitions - senior, Under 16 and Over 40 - and registrations will be recorded on the day between 1 and 1:30.

The winners will go on to represent Longford in the Leinster Poc Fada finals