Sheridan and Hannon take Kick Fada titles

Monday, September 17, 2012

Longford's Sheridan star man in Kick Fada
This year's All Ireland Kick Fada competition proved to be the most competitive in its 13 year history with Longford's Damien Sheridan  emerging victorious for the second time in three years with a massive kick into the wind of 65 metres at Bray emmet's last Saturday.
The Dromard netminder has to beat off a number of top class intercounty kickers such as Joe Sheridan (Meath), Padraig Kelly (Offaly) and Tony Hannon (Wicklow) as well as Paul Flood of Kildare who finished runner up with last year's winner Shane Duffy (Monaghan)  in third position.
Although the prevailing conditions of a headwind into the kickers didn't augur for long kicking, Sheridan made a very creditable attempt to claim the record of 72 metres held by Kildare's Mark herbert and wasn't too far away, suggesting that  he has the firepower to wrestle that kicking landmark sometime soon in the future.
Dublin girl wins Kick Fada in Bray
The women's All Ireland Kick Fada in Bray Emmets last Saturday  turned into a great kicking duel with a Dublin-Meath flavour. In the end, Clanna Gael's Serena Hannon brought the title back to the capital with a kick of 45 metres which the holder Irene Munnelly was unable to  match on this occasion.
The women's event saw 25 participants take part which was a record number of kickers.

Photos of the day can now be viewed here. Can you spot yourself...

Photos of our U6's having a go can be found here 

Photos of the Ladies competition can be found here