Crowds turn out for annual Seamus Noonan Memorial Poc Fada

Sincere thanks were paid to everyone who took part or helped or contributed in any way at the annual Poc Fada held by Inniscarra GAA/Inniscarra Camogie Clubs on St. Stephen’s Day 2017. It was once again a great success, despite the weather conditions, with over 50 teams taking part, followed by a large attendance in Aras Tadg O’Muri for presentation of prizes and light refreshments where the mulled wine and hot whiskeys helped to warm those who braved the elements! The winning team was Claudia Keane (Capt), Daire Holland and Douwe Van Sinderen, with Tommy Buckley, Eddie O’Connor and Sean Leisk coming second, closely followed by David Coleman, Shane O’Mahony and Anne Marie Coleman. On January 16th 2018, a presentation of the proceeds were made at the Wayside Inn. Sean O’Mahony, on behalf of the Poc Fada Committee, thanked everyone who took part and once again outlined its success, which is now running for over 21 years, and thanked The Wayside Inn for their hospitality on the night. He said they were delighted to donate the proceeds to Marymount Hospice as everyone in some way or another have been touched by the wonderful work and services provided by Marymount. Dympna O’Connor presented the cheque to Anne Ellard, Marymount, who thanked the Poc Fada Committee for their continued support, and said it was a pleasure to be associated with the Poc Fada, and the support it has given Marymount over the years, as all donations, no matter how big or small, are greatly appreciated. Mary Noonan presented the Seamus Noonan Memorial Cup to Daire Holland on behalf of the winning team.