LIMERICK’S All-Ireland hurling winning captain Declan Hannon was back in Croke Park this week to launch eir’s new Poc Tapa challenge.  A re-imagining of Poc Fada, eir’s Poc Tapa challenge will see the fastest team in the country win €5,000 for their GAA club and a chance to play on the hallowed pitch of Croke Park on All-Ireland semi-final day.

As part of their official sponsorship of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, eir’s Poc Tapa challenge is inspired by the age-old Poc Fada competitions and has been reimagined to reflect the speed of the modern hurling championship.

The Poc Tapa challenge is designed to inspire GAA clubs across Ireland to demonstrate that the fastest wins in both hurling and the provision of superfast broadband.

The competition is based on the quickest team of up to six people to pass a sliotar around the four corners of a pitch. The fastest team to get the ball back to base will win the competition. This competition can be attempted by every GAA club in Ireland, and is designed for all ages, in any venue from local clubs to the national stadium.

To enter the Poc Tapa competition, participating teams need to capture a video clip of their fastest time captured from the centre of a pitch, with the stopwatch used held in frame at the beginning and end of the clip. The video must be uploaded to either Twitter (@eir) or Instagram (@eir.ireland) using the hashtags #PocTapa and #FastestWins.

Speaking at the launch, Managing Director of Consumer and Small Business at eir, Susan Brady said they are extremely excited to announce the Poc Tapa challenge.

“We are all aware of how fast the modern game of hurling has become, and the Poc Tapa challenge exemplifies this speed. As we continue to invest in our network across Ireland, to improve its speed, coverage and resilience, we hope GAA clubs across the country will join us for the Poc Tapa challenge, showing off their true speed for a chance to win an incredible prize for their club,” she said.

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