All roads lead to Annaverna and the Cooley Mountains this bank holiday Monday as the 2022 GAA Poc Fada competition, the 62nd running of the competition, comes to a close.
Kilkenny and Carlow will have representation on Monday with Carlow county goalkeeper Brian Treacy and Calara’s Killian Phelan contesting the senior hurling contest while Lisdowney’s Noelle Murphy will be flying the flag for Kilkenny on the senior camogie front.
Hurling Playing Order
Mark Fahy- Galway
Brian Treacy- Carlow
Killian Phelan – Kilkenny
Cormac Gough- Derry
Pearse Smyth- Down
Neil McManus- Antrim- *Sponsors Pick 2
Anthony Daly- Galway
Sean Ryan – Clare
John Chawke – Limerick
Colin Ryan- Limerick (Defending Champion)
Camogie Playing Order
Chloe Morey – Clare
Catherine Muldoon- Tyrone
Katie Gilchrist- Galway
Róisín McCormick- Antrim (All-Star Pick)
Molly Lynch- Cork (Defending Champion)
U16 Hurling Playing Order:
Sean Og McLaren- Antrim
Tadhg Boddy – Limerick
Darragh Smith- Westmeath
Killion Fallon- Galway
U16 Camogie Playing Order
Tierna Kelly- Derry
Amy Lacey- Laois
Andrea Fallon- Roscommon
Lucy Lynch – Cork
How do I get to the Poc Fada finals?
It’s a bit of a trek, but if you’ve never been to the finals or a Poc Fada competition previously, it’s a unique experience. Here’s how to get to Annaverna Mountain this Monday.
From Kilkenny/Carlow, head for Dublin on the M9, M7 and go north on the M50 at the Red Cow, continuing through to the M1.
Using M1 travelling northbound towards Dundalk / Belfast, take Junction 18 for N52 Dundalk (North), Carlingford and enter the roundabout.
Take 4th exit towards Dundalk N52 & (R132) Ravensdale and cross over the the motorway.
Enter roundabout and take 1st exit R132 Ravensdale.
Travel approx 2.5km and move to the right turning lane for Ravensdale.
Follow this road for approx 1.5km to T Junction and take left onto R174 following Poc Fada signage.
Travel approx 1/2km and turn right into the road leading to Annaverna Mountain.
Continue to follow Poc Fada signage to the designated car park
There’s a half-hour walk in it, or a 4×4 service that takes about 15 minutes to get to the competition area.