The beautiful townland of Feystown in Glenarm is the venue for Saturday’s Antrim Poc Fada. Senior and Under 16 competitors from throughout the county will compete over the course at Gowkstown Hill overlooking Arthur Forsythe Memorial Park in Feystown, just above Glenarm. Hosted for the third year in a row by the Shane O’Neill’s club for whom clubman Jake Hamilton will be defending the senior title this event is one really worth seeing.
Racquel McCarry is the defending Senior Camogie champions while her young clubmate Roisin McCormick will be defending her Under 16 camogie crown after winning last year’s even at just 15. Under 16 hurling winner Domo McEnhill is overage this time around so there will be a new champions crowned there. Having covered a few of these events in the past I always got the impression that the ordinary hurling fan knew little about it but I can tell you it is a great hours entertainment, and good exercise into the bargain following the competitors around the testing course. For those competing, and spectating, there is a welcome cup of tea and sandwiches afterwards back at Forsythe Park where the prizegiving takes place.
There is still time enter the event so if you fancy yourself as a cross between Henry Shefflin and Rory McIlroy get in touch with Kieran Megraw on 07918719791 by tomorrow, Thursday 1st June.
Competitors will meet at Forsythe Park on Saturday morning at 9-30 for registration and the action gets underway up the hill at 10 am.