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Brendan Cummins wins 7th All Ireland Poc Fada title

Cummins climbs up to sample the GAA's High Life! 

By Ciarán Galagher - Irish Daily Mail Feature 5th August 2013

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Brendan giving the thumbs up to his Gasóg marking his landing spot - Ciarán Gallagher on extreme right of picture. Photo © Shay Larkin

Gareth Bale is 24. A simple Google search suggests his wage for 2012 was £3.9 million and there has been enough newsprint, in this paper and others, on his current transfer saga to wallpaper the Taj Mahal.

Brendan Cummins is 38. He works in a bank and has nine All-Ireland medals. The ninth, won over this past weekend, has earned coverage that might fit on a postage stamp.

The Tipperary goalkeeper increased his haul of prestigious medals by hitting just 51 pucks across the Annaverna Mountains in Cooley, Co Louth to retain the All-Ireland Poc Fada title. To him, his achievement ranks equally alongside his Celtic Crosses won with his Tipperary team-mates. “It's massive, there's an All-Ireland medal involved,” says Cummins. “When I bring the All-Ireland medal home now and put it beside the one I won in '01 and 2010, there's no difference. There's two things you can win [as a hurler] in the GAA and this is one of them”. 

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