Tuesday 23 January 2018

Kick Fada contest in Bray

The 18th annual All-Ireland Kick Fada competition will take place this year on Saturday, September 23, at Bray Emmets ground at Old Connaught Avenue.

The event had been scheduled to take place this coming Saturday, September 9, but the small matter of five Bray Emmets players lining out for their county in the in the All-Ireland U-21 B Final in Thurles has meant a reshuffling of the dates.

The competition aims to find the longest kickers, both male and female. Last year, Mayo's Fintan Ruddy won the men's event following a great duel with Dublin's Mark Vaughan while Serena Hannon (Dublin) emerged victorious in the women's section to complete a five-in-a-row.

Competitors must apply to enter this year's competition and can do so by emailing before Monday, September 18. This is to ensure that organisers can run both competitions in the most efficient manner for those who have to travel long distances to compete.

Bray Emmets Chairman Liam McGraynor said feedback from players has been that it would be better to get the registration out of the way before the event and so the club is running with it.

'We are immensely proud of the fact that we hold an All-Ireland competion in our club,' said Mr McGraynor.

Wicklow People

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