By Cóilín Duffy
Laois goalkeeper Eoin Reilly claimed his second Leinster Senior Poc Fada title at St. Mullins, Carlow in ideal weather conditions on Thursday July 11th.
Reilly completed the five-kilometre road course in 55 pocs, one ahead of former two-time Under 16 All-Ireland champion Offaly's Cillian Kiely.
Reilly and Kiely will now take part in the M Donnelly All-Ireland Poc Fada on the August Bank Holiday weekend in the Cooley Mountains.
Carlow's Kevin McDonald took the Under 16 title, finishing the course in 58 pocs.
Afterwards, Michael Walsh presented the Ollie Walsh Memorial Trophy to Eoin Reilly, while Leinster GAA Chairman Martin Skelly made the presentation of the second place trophy to Cillian Kiely, in the presence of National Poc Fada Chairman Humphrey Kelliher.
LEINSTER POC FADA 2013
1st Eoin Reilly (St. Lazarians, Abbeyleix, Laois) 55
2nd Cillian Kiely (Kilcormac-Killoughey Offaly) 56
3rd James O'Hara (Naomh Eoin, Carlow) 59
4th Gerard Smyth (Pearse Óg, Louth) 59
5th Tom Finn (Avondale, Wicklow) 60
6th Cormac Ryan (Whitehall Colmcille, Dublin) 60
7th Richie McNamara (Kilmacow, Kilkenny) 61
8th Charlie Bird (Boardsmill, Meath) 61
9th Aidan Buggle (Ardclough, Kildare) 61
10th Mark Butler (St. Martin's, Wexford) 62
11th Pat Burke (Ringtown, Westmeath) 65
12th Karl Murray (Clonguish, Longford) 71
1st Kevin McDonald (Mount Leinster Rangers, Carlow) 58
2nd Jack Sheridan (Naas, Kildare) 59
Shane Connolly (Naomh Moninne, Louth) 59
4th Cathal Brien (Kiltale, Meath) 60
5th Conor Molloy (Coolderry, Offaly) 61
6th Sean Maher (Castletown Geoghegan, Westmeath) 62
7th Darragh Byrne (Blackwater, Wexford) 65
8th Enda Donoghue (Carnew Emmets, Wicklow) 68
9th Ned Walton (St. Lazarian's Abbeyleix, Laois) 69
10th Daniel Connell (Wolfe Tones, Edgeworthstown, Longford) 72