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O Donovan Rossa GAC players with the John West Féile Peil na nÓg Boys Division 1 Cup after their victory over Burren GAC.
O Donovan Rossa GAC players with the John West Féile Peil na nÓg Boys Division 1 Cup after their victory over Burren GAC.

John West Féile Peil na nÓg Finals round-up


The John West Féile Peil na nÓg Finals took place over the weekend across Down, Louth, and Meath.

This year the John West Féile na nÓg boys football tournament involved 176 teams, including teams from Britain, Europe and North America. In total, 13 overseas teams travelled to take part this year.

112 teams took part in the girl’s football event from across Ireland, Britain and North America. The highly-anticipated competition gives up-and-coming GAA superstars the chance to participate and play in their respective John West Féile tournaments, at a level which suits their age, skills and strengths. All travelling teams are accommodated by host families which greatly enhances the event for all.

The results of this year’s Féile na nGael competitions are outlined below:

BOYS FOOTBALL

Division 1 – Cup Final

O'Donovan Rossa (Derry) 0-4 Burren (Down) 0-3

Division 1 – Shield Final

Claregalway (Galway) 0-11 Clonduff (Down) 0-4

GIRLS FOOTBALL

Division 1 – Cup Final

Eire Óg (Cork) 2-2 Westport (Mayo) 0-5

Division 1 – Shield Final

Walterstown (Meath) 1-8 Seneschalstown (Meath) 1-3

Claregalway players with the John West Féile Peil na nÓg Boys Division 1 Shield after victory over Clonduff GAC. 
Claregalway players with the John West Féile Peil na nÓg Boys Division 1 Shield after victory over Clonduff GAC. 

This is the third year that John West have sponsored the underage tournament, which is the biggest competition of its kind in Europe. Throughout its sponsorship of the Féile, John West has focused on encouraging children to participate in Gaelic Games while emphasising the importance natural protein plays in fuelling a young athlete.

John West General Manager Peter Rooney said: We have been delighted to continue our Féile sponsorship into 2018. The Féile competitions are such unique events and John West feel privileged to be a part of them. We would like to congratulate the winners from this weekend’s games. It’s clear that so much training and commitment was put in by all partaking teams which should be equally acknowledged.”

GAA President, John Horan said: “The John West Féile competitions bring out the best in everyone involved from the hosts, players, match officials and everyone who took part in organising this fantastic festival of Gaelic Games this weekend. I would like to offer a special thank you to the local people of Westmeath, Longford and Connacht for all their help in making these competitions so special, while I'd also like to thank sponsors John West Ireland for their support.”

Féile provides an opportunity for:

  • Under-14 players to participate in an annual competition of Hurling/Camogie, Handball, Rounders and Gaelic Football/Ladies Gaelic football;
  • Clubs to experience playing against teams from other Counties/Provinces;
  • Clubs to foster links with other Clubs in other Counties/Provinces;
  • Counties to celebrate Gaelic games by acting as hosts; and
  • John West sampling across both weekends.

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