Local club to join John West Féile
A Cavan GAA U-15 club side will have the opportunity to showcase their talent at Croke Park.
Templeport Ladies footballers will represent the county in Croke Park on Sunday, October 24 as part of the John West Féile. The event will take place later this month as part of the competition’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Teams from 32 counties were entered into a draw with the prize of a trip to play at GAA HQ in the celebratory event.
John West, sponsors of the GAA’s annual Féile na nÓg (football) and Féile na nGael (camogie and hurling) competitions, says it was delighted to honour its pledge that no child would be left behind following the cancellation of last year’s events.
This year’s running of the competition saw it take place on a county basis in August, with the age-grade moving to under-15, ensuring children who missed out in 2020 got a chance to compete.
This is the sixth year of John West’s sponsorship of what has grown to become one of the biggest underage sporting events in Europe.
The cancellation of the 2020 John West Féile due to Covid came as a big disappointment to hundreds of young footballers, hurlers and camogie players all over Ireland.
According to Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Larry McCarthy, one of the great benefits of a lifetime involvement in the GAA is the friendships and memories made as a result.
“As a competition, Féile has been superb at living up to this from its very earliest days. To reach its 50th anniversary is a significant milestone and generations of players have experienced the joy of being a part of Féile na nGael and Féile Peile na nÓg.
“I was delighted at the move to the under-15 age-grade, which enabled those who were disappointed to miss out last year, due to the pandemic, to have the opportunity to play and be a part of Féile.
“Our thanks to John West for the support they give to assist us in the promotion of this iconic competition and to the national organising committee for ensuring a John West Féile in 2021.”