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Limerick man claims Poc Fada title

After the heartbreak of finishing fourth in 2019, Colin Ryan from Pallasgreen, Limerick secured the Poc Fada title which took place in the Cooley Mountains last weekend.

In very difficult conditions the Limerick man held off challengers such as Offaly youngster Cathal Kiely and Laois goalkeeper Enda Rowland.

Ryan completed the course in an amazing 21 pucks, the only player to do so and was crowned the 2021 Poc Fada champion.

Speaking to Limerick Voice, Ryan explained the experience of playing the course in 2019 helped him secure the title this year.

He said: “I qualified in 2019 coming out of the Limerick and Munster competitions. That got me into the Cooley’s where I finished fourth.

“To get the experience of the course back in 2019, I knew going up on Saturday morning what I was in for, but I never thought I’d win it, it was unreal.”

Overall, Ryan enjoyed the experience of the Poc Fada and was delighted with his achievement.

“It was a great experience competing in the Poc Fada, you get to test yourself against the best in Ireland and for me to come out on top is a massive achievement, it also gave a great boost to my family, friends and to my club Pallasgreen.

“I am over the moon with the win, it has been on my radar for many years. I would have always looked to see who was competing in the competition for many years and to see who would have won it each year and for me to go and win it it’s a great honour to add my name to the list of winners.” he finished.

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