As hosts of the 2019 John West Feile Peile Na nÓg, Connacht GAA would like to announce the final list of pairings for the now largest ever Féile held in the history of the tournament. There are 358 sides comprising of 23 divisions with an extra girls division added since the initial draw on April 4th at the Connacht GAA centre. There are 13 boys divisions with 10 girls divisions. In all but one division there are 16 teams in each division
A new division 6 in LGFA was created with the initial 6 now becoming division 7. As a natural consequence the initial division 7 LGFA becomes division 8. The initial division 8 LGFA becomes division 9 and the initial division 9 LGFA becomes a new division 10. Not one change was made to any pairing or group in these LGFA divisions as one will see from viewing them.
In the boys section a small number of sides withdrew following the draw and they were replaced so that is reflected in the pairings.
There will be 851 games played commencing on 4.45pm on Friday evening until the last finals conclude at 4.30pm on Sunday evening in the Connacht GAA centre. Each county in Connacht will be hosting finals which will total 46 finals with the Connacht GAA centre hosting 18 finals. An expected attendance of 20,000 people are expected to be present in the Connacht GAA centre over the three days. 8,500 under 14 boys and girls will be in action in the province with a further 1500 mentors in charge of the 358 teams.
There are teams competing from the four provinces with overseas guests including sides from England, Scotland, The United States and for the first time from Western Australia.
There will be 14 other venues who will be hosting finals include Tuam Stadium. Kilkerrin Clonberne, Ballinlough, Glencar Manorhamilton. Westport, Markievicz Park, Avantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, Castlerea, Kilcoyne Park Tubbercurry, Claremorris, Corofin, Mountbellew, Leitrim GAA Centre and Kent Park. Sligo.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT CONNACHT FEILE SECRETARY MICHAEL O CONNOR 0879840184 SECRETARY.FEILE.CONNACHT@GAA.IE