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Féile Peil Na nÓg Launched in Connacht GAA Centre

May 28th, 2019

Féile Peil Na nÓg Launched in Connacht GAA Centre

27 May 2019; Attendees, from left, Gerry McGovern, Connacht GAA President, Peter Rooney of John West, Liam McDonagh, Connacht LGFA President, Marie Hickey, President, LGFA, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael John Horan, and Brendy Brien, Chair of the National Féile at the John West Féile na Peil Regional Launch at the Connacht Centre of Excellence, Co. Mayo. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Connacht GAA Centre Of Excellence, Monday 27th May 2019:

U14 GAA & U14 LGFA players from several Mayo clubs joined Mayo Ladies Captain Niamh Kelly & Nóirín Moran to announce details of this year’s John West Feile Peil Na nOg, a national festival of football taking place in clubs all over Connacht on the weekend of June 28th – 30th.

This is the fourth year that John West will sponsor the underage tournament & they are delighted to announce the extension of this sponsorship till 2022 – 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.

The John West Féile is a wonderful celebration of sport, friendship, skill and competition. At the launch U 14 players got to meet their heroes & join in a Q & A session on training, nutrition & what helps them achieve their best results.

Speaking at the announcement, John West General Manager Peter Rooney said: “We are delighted to be here in Mayo to launch John West Feile 2019 & to announce the extension of our partnership with Féile until 2022. The Féile is a unique series of events which hold a special place in our hearts. The competitions highlight the importance of sport in children’s lives, which is something John West is truly passionate about, and it also allows us to educate on the importance of natural protein in children’s’ diets.”

Speaking at the regional launch, Marie Hickey, President LGFA said: “LGFA are looking forward to John West Féile Peil na n-Óg 2019 hosted by Connacht with 150 LGFA Teams taking part, where this unique occasion will bring together young players from all over the country and overseas for a great weekend of fun and excitement.

I would like to thank the Féile organising committee for all of their hard work and the endless hours of organisation that they have put in over the past year to make this wonderful weekend a reality,

Many thanks also to John West who are in their fourth year as the title sponsors of the competition this year, your support is a vital component of making this competition the great success that it is.”

Speaking at the regional launch, John Horan, President GAA said

“The ethos and tradition around Féile where teams travel to take part and stay with host clubs is unique to this competition. It adds to the sense of occasion and many great friendships and club links for life get made this way as young people celebrate our games and showcase their skills.

“I am delighted that a partner of the calibre of John West recognises the value of this work in developing young people. I thank them and all involved in preparing and hosting an