Roll of Honour 1961-2017
|1963 (co)||Ollie Walsh||Kilkenny|
|1963 (co)||Tom Geary||Waterford|
|1963 (co)||Dinny Donnelly||Meath|
Since 1961 when the All-Ireland Championship was inaugurated there have been 13 counties represented on the Hurling Roll of Honour – Clare, Cork, Down, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary, Tyrone, and Waterford.
The great Cork Hurler Ger Cunningham won 7-in-a-row from 1984-1990 and Brendan Cummins of Tipperary won 5-in-a-row from 2011-2015 and 3-in-a-row from 2006-2008, with another title in 2004 setting a record 9 titles. The 3-in-a-row has also been achieved by Finbar O’Neill of Cork from 1966-1968 and Galway’s Michael Shaughnessy in the years 1994-1996.
About GAA Poc Fada
An Poc Fada – ‘the Long Puck’ is a Gaelic Game where players use a Hurley to hit a Sliotar (ball) up the side of a mountain and down the other side in as few pucks or shots as possible.
The sport would have a similar origin to the Scottish Game of Golf. It is mentioned in the myths and legends of Ireland, when Setanta took his Hurley / Hurl and hit his Sliotar all the way from Co Louth to Co. Armagh in one go. The All-Ireland Poc Fada Championships have taken place in the Cooley Mountains in Co. Louth since 1961 in commemoration of the legendary feat.
 GAA (2017) – “The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games – Full GAA Records from 1887 to 2017 Inclusive DBA Publications Limted, Dublin.
 GAA Poc Fada Twitter Account (2018) GAA Poc Fada Logo [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/975524662636613632/-7z4rlL3_400x400.jpg [Accessed 9 June 2018]
Thanks to Tom Dunne, Kilkenny
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