Brendan Cummins competing in the Poc Fada finals at the Annaverna Mountain, Co. Louth in August 2014. INPHO/MORGAN TREACY
This is a milestone year for the Poc Fada competition as it marks the 60th anniversary of the first ever Poc Fada tournament and also Martin Donnelly’s 25th year as sponsor. Normally the Poc Fada competition is held on the August Bank Holiday weekend, but this year the competition will be held over the Cooley Mountains in County Louth on Sept. 5. There have been some changes to this year’s competition due to Covid-19 restrictions as no senior competitions at county or provincial level were held. The list of players who are taking part in the 2020 All-Ireland Poc Fada finals will be released in the coming weeks. Louth hurler Damien Callan was the first winner of the long puck competition back in 1960 and former Tipperary goalkeeper Brendan Cummins has won the competition a record nine times.
[caption id="attachment_108825" align="alignnone" width="300"] The winners of the Poc Fada Finals in 2015 at Annaverna Mountain were Under 16, hurling, Shaun Murray, Waterford, Under 16 camogie winner Sarah Healy, Galway, and Men’s senior winner Brendan Cummins, Tipperary. INPHO/RYAN BYRNE[/caption]