Launch of John West Féile Peile Na nÓg

The National Launch of John West Féile Peile Na nÓg will take place on Monday 9th May at 6.30pm at Pairc Na Feile Brosna, a club that bounds both Limerick and Cork. It is the home of the 2015 All Ireland Club Junior Champions.

Presidents of the GAA and LGFA will launch the event, which features 250 teams from local clubs to teams from the UK and the US and for the first time ever a team from France.

John West Féile Peile na nÓg takes place from 24th to 26th June and is being in the South West by Kerry, West Limerick, North Cork with a hub in Cork City.

This national tournament of football is an annual festival encompassing both boys and girls at U14 level with 160 boys and 90 girls teams competing this year.

Speaking ahead of the launch Feile South West Chairperson Tom Keane said, “It is a fantastic honour to host this wonderful event and welcome participants and their families from all over Ireland and beyond. Kerry last held Feile in 1994 and the whole region is up for the massive challenge, which will see over 100,000 travel to the region”

The ethos of Féile is to ensure that all players are given the opportunity to participate and play in their respective Féile tournaments. Clubs gain the experience of playing teams from other counties and to foster links and friendships with these clubs.

The launch night is open to all clubs and will see boys and girls clubs from Castleisland, Knock/Brosna, Knocknagree, Kanturk and Fr. Caseys Abbeyfeale participate in a Feile Blitz with all the players getting a special presentation from both presidents.

26 April 2016; John West, one of the world's leading suppliers of fish, launched a partnership deal with the GAA Féile competition at Croke Park. John West ambassadors Dublin senior footballer Philly McMahon, Waterford senior hurler Colin Dunford and Tipperary ladies senior footballer Sinead Delahunty were in attendance to help launch the sponsorship and lend some advice to the young Féile players in attendance. Pictured at the launch are, back row, from left, Tom Keane, Chairman, South West Féile Committee, Martin Skelly, Chairman, National Féile Committee, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail, Peter Rooney, Country Manager, John West, and Damien McCarthy, Vice Chairman, South West Féile Committee, with front, from left, Aisling Kavanagh, Roisin Egan and Faye Murphy. Croke Park, Dublin.  Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

26 April 2016; John West, one of the world’s leading suppliers of fish, launched a partnership deal with the GAA Féile competition at Croke Park. John West ambassadors Dublin senior footballer Philly McMahon, Waterford senior hurler Colin Dunford and Tipperary ladies senior footballer Sinead Delahunty were in attendance to help launch the sponsorship and lend some advice to the young Féile players in attendance. Pictured at the launch are, back row, from left, Tom Keane, Chairman, South West Féile Committee, Martin Skelly, Chairman, National Féile Committee, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail, Peter Rooney, Country Manager, John West, and Damien McCarthy, Vice Chairman, South West Féile Committee, with front, from left, Aisling Kavanagh, Roisin Egan and Faye Murphy. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***