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Isle boys land shield

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 7:59am
Isle boys land shield

Erin’s Isle boys U-14 footballers celebrate their triumph at the John West Féile Peile na nÓg finals. Photo: Conor McKeown

Isle boys land shield

Erin’s Isle boys U-14 footballers celebrate their triumph at the John West Féile Peile na nÓg finals. Photo: Conor McKeown

THERE was unrestrained joy for the boys of Erin’s Isle at the recent Féile Peile na nÓg finals at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence at Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo.

The Finglas club celebrated the capture of the Boys Division 2 
Shield competition after a one-point victory over plucky Belfast outfit St Paul’s, with the only goal of the game proving decisive.

The John West Féile na nGael Under-14 Gaelic football finals took place over a hectic weekend of action across Connacht.

Mayo, Galway, Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo played host to over 850 games at 200 venues.

The weekend marked the biggest John West Féile ever with over 350 teams participating.

Boys’ and girls’ teams from all over Ireland competed regionally to win a coveted place at the finals weekend.

This is the fourth year that natural protein experts John West have sponsored the underage tournament, the biggest 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 competition gives up-and-coming GAA stars the chance to play in respective John West Féile tournaments (Divisions 1-13) at a level, which suits their age and strengths.

Games were highly competitive with players showcasing great skill and determination.

All travelling teams were accommodated by host families, greatly enhancing the community spirit of the event.

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