As you may have heard St Colmcilles will have the pleasure of hosting Monaghan girls and Donegal boys teams for the upcoming Féile Peile na nÓg being held in Meath, Louth, and Down over 3 days in late June 2018, Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July.. This will be the first time that Down and Louth have hosted this festival of Gaelic Football, while Meath hosted the event in 1991 and 1992.
Recognised as one of the most important events in the GAA calendar, the Féile Peile na nÓg weekend for Under 14 boys and girls will see over 240 teams and over 6,000 players playing over 600 games over a three-day period, concluding in 30 finals.
Teams from every county in Ireland will descend on Down, Louth, and Meath on Friday the 15th June and will be playing across ten boys and five girls divisions, there will also be Under 14 teams representing New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia as well as teams from around Britain supplying an International dimension and further illustrating the growth of Gaelic Football internationally.
One of the major elements within Féile is that players from the visiting teams will stay with host families and host clubs across Down, Louth, and Meath.
More information on Féile Peile na nÓg 2018 can be found at www.feilepeile2018.com or @FeilePeile2018.