The 2012 O’Neills Ulster Poc Fada which will take place on Saturday 21st July 2012 starting at 11.00am on Divis Mountain, just outside Belfast.
Speaking ahead of the event Ulster GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail said, “The Poc Fada is a very proud tradition for the GAA where Hurlers and Camogs have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and determination. This year will see an added dimension with a novel ‘Cic Fada’ competition also being organised.
“We are delighted to hold Ulster Poc Fada on Divis Mountain, just outside Belfast for our third successive year. It promises to be a great occasion and no doubt there will be a great buzz on the mountain, with a good turnout of competitors expected. I wish all participating Hurlers, Camogs and Footballers, both male and female, good luck as they set out to compete for the Ulster Poc and Cic Fada titles.”
For the first time there will be three Camogie categories this year- Senior, Over 35′s and Under 16′s. To register or for more information please email Ulster Camogie Administration Manager Ciaran Kearney- email@example.com or call 07825855718
The 2012 event, which is sponsored by O’Neill’s, will be held over Divis Mountain, which is close to Belfast. Divis at 478 metres (1,562ft) and Black Mountain at 390 metres (1,275ft) form the dramatic backdrop to the city of Belfast. The mountains were first open to the public in June 2005, giving the people of Belfast access to the mountains that were in private ownership for decades.
The mountains offer spectacular views across Antrim, Down, Armagh Tyrone and Derry. The Mourne Mountains, Strangford and Belfast Loughs, the Castlereagh and Holywood Hills and the Sperrins are all visible, as are the coasts of England, Scotland and the Isle of Man.
All Press and photographers are welcome to attend this event