A very large attendance of supporters thoroughly enjoyed the Poc Fada Ceatharlach competition in hurling and camogie on the slopes of Sliabh Bawn, Mount Leinster on Wednesday evening with all clubs in the county in hurling and camogie represented. And it was great to see new clubs taking part for the first time this year.
The competition was very keen and only a few strikes separated competitors throughout.
Through the past number of years all competitors in hurling and camogie have nothing but praise for the venue which, it must be said, would be a fantastic place to host the provincial finals.
The course starts at the famed Nine Stones and continues on a straight steady incline up Sliabh Bawn levelling out on top of the hill at the Sliabh Bawn Cairn a distance of a mile and half. After a rest for a few moments to take in the beautiful sights, the descent begins.
Full marks to Gerard Lennon (Carlow GAA Central Council delegate), and Linda Kenny (Leinster camogie secretary) for their great effort in organising the event.
U16 camogie: Sarah Jane Doran (Myshall) 34 shots
Senior camogie: Chantelle Kelly (Muinebeag) 32 shots
U16 hurling: Jake Doyle (Bagenalstown Gaels) 25 shots
Senior hurling: Dion Wall (Ballinkillen) 24 shots
The winners go forward to represent their county in the Leinster final on Sugar Loaf mountain in Wicklow at the end of July.