Convery bidding for hat-trick
DERRY’S Ruairi Convery is looking forward to his attempt at winning a third Poc Fada title in a row, however he reckons achieving that feat will be difficult because of anticipated bad weather.
The Ulster GAA introduced a provincial Poc Fada in 2006 at Carn Togher, near Slaughtneil, and Down goalkeeper Graham Clarke won three in-a-row. In 2010, Convery won the event at Divis Mountain, and now he seeks to emulate Clarke’s treble.
“I am looking forward to it,” said Convery this week. “It is a good course, and I am looking forward to trying to win three in a row.”
However, it won’t be easy for Convery, not only will he have to see off challengers from Down and Antrim, but his talent will be tested on some rough terrain.
“It is quite difficult course, the terrain is tough. When it was on Carn Togher I found it tough. It can be quite enjoyable on a good day, but the weather forecasts says it is going to be bad.”
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