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Dublin seeks to crown Poc Fada Champs

STILL a few places left for the Dublin Poc Fada on Thursday, June 18.

It's been hosted by Beann Eadair in association with the Friends of Dublin Hurling.

The competition takes place over the Hill of Howth amid the most spectacular of scenery.

This year for the first time the Dublin Senior Camogie Poc Fada will be held on the same evening at the same venue.

And on Wednesday, June 24, the U16 Poc Fada for both hurling and camogie will also be staged by Beann Eadair.

All competitions are being held with the co-operation and assistance of Julian St Laurence and the Deerpark Golf Club.

"It has gone very well in the last couple of years. The scenery certainly adds to it," says Tom Ryan.

"There is a big interest in it this time. There are a few places available. All Dublin clubs can nominate a player, so we are asking club representatives to get in touch."

Contact Tom on 087-2857669 or tom.ryan.ccc.dublin@gaa.ie

Mary's on their bikes

ALL are welcome to take part in the St Mary's Cycle from Saggart to Kilkenny.

It takes place on Saturday, June 27. It's to raise funds for the club's Training Ground Development Fund.

The cycle leaves Saggart at 10.am on the Saturday, staying overnight in Kilkenny and returning to Saggart by coach the following day.

The cost of €75 Euro covers the cycle, the overnight stay with dinner, bed and breakfast, plus the return coach.

Contact Pat Farrelly (086-0454434) Brendan Murray (086-0401169).

Jack still to his guns

MILES and miles of debate about the current plight of football.

A hundred questions about where the sport has gone and is going.

And up comes Jack Sheedy with the answer.

His Longford team did the game proud against the Dubs.

But ever since he has heard he should have done this and should have done that.

But Jack never had any ambition to be a car park attendant.

He said he wanted to play the game that he grew up with. The game that he fell in love with.

And he remained true to his principles.

E-Mail: niallscullyfootball@eircom.net