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Pearse Smyth represents Down in Poc Fada Finals

Monday 1st August 2022

The 2022 M. Donnelly GAA All-Ireland Poc Fada Finals take place today Monday 1st August at the Annaverna Mountain Co Louth.  Once again it is a highly competitive field after the special 2021 event marked 60 years of All-Ireland Poc Fada competition.

We also see the return of the Under-16 competition in hurling and camogie with the four provincial winners in each code coming to the Cooley Mountains.

This unique Gaelic Games contest promises to be a great day of sport. Defending senior hurling champion Colin Ryan (Limerick) puts his crown on the line against a high calibre field that includes our own Portaferrys Pearse Smyth.

On the Camogie side, champion Molly Lynch from Cork defends her title against a field that includes Antrim’s Roisin McCormack who also took part in the 2021 competition.

The M. Donnelly GAA All-Ireland Poc Fada Final proceedings will get under way at 11.30am on Annaverna Mountain, in the Cooley Range, Ravensdale, Co. Louth on Monday 1st August.

Hurling Playing Order

  1. Sponsors Pick
  2. Mark Fahy - Galway
  3. Brian Treacy - Carlow
  4. Killian Phelan – Kilkenny
  5. Cormac Gough - Derry
  6. Pearse Smyth - Down
  7. Neil McManus - Antrim *Sponsors Pick 2
  8. Anthony Daly - Galway
  9. Munster Winner
  10. Louth Winner
  11. Munster Runner Up
  12. Colin Ryan- Limerick (Defending Champion)

Camogie Playing Order

  1. Noelle Murphy - Kilkenny
  2. Munster Winner
  3. Catherine Muldoon - Tyrone
  4. Katie Gilchrist - Galway
  5. Róisín McCormick - Antrim (All-Star Pick)
  6. Molly Lynch - Cork (Defending Champion)

U16 Hurling Playing Order:

  1. Sean Og McLaren - Antrim
  2. Munster Winner
  3. Darragh Smith - Westmeath
  4. Killion Fallon - Galway

U16 Camogie Playing Order

  1. Tierna Kelly - Derry
  2. Amy Lacey - Laois
  3. Andrea Fallon - Roscommon
  4. Munster Winner