GAA PRESIDENT VISITS ST DECLAN’S
The John West Féile Peile na nÓg 2018 tournament is being hosted by Down, Louth & Meath on the weekend of Friday 29th June – Sunday 1st July 2018.
Féile Peile na nÓg is a national festival of Gaelic football for boys and girls under 14 years of age. It was first held in Cavan in 1982, with a total of 40 boy’s teams participating. Girls did not participate until 1994. In 2018 a total of 288 teams will take part in Féile Peile na nÓg – 176 boys’ teams and 112 girl’s teams. Féile Peile na nÓg involves the whole club, the whole community, our local schools, our referees, host families as well as social, cultural and civic authorities.Féile is special and is one of the best weekends in the GAA calendar. This festival is about young people celebrating their love of Gaelic Games, bonding communities, allowing friendships to be made, providing educational opportunities and above all having fun.
Féile provides an opportunity for:
Under 14 players to participate in an annual Festival of Hurling/Camogie, Handball and Gaelic Football/Ladies Gaelic football
Clubs to experience playing against teams from other Counties/Provinces
Clubs to foster links with other Clubs in other Counties/Provinces
Counties to celebrate Gaelic games by acting as hosts
A core aim of Féile tournaments is to promote a philosophy whereby every player has the opportunity to participate and play in their respective Féile tournament at a level commensurate to their age, skills and strengths.
On Thursday the 24th of May we got a visit from John Horan the president of the GAA club, who was visiting schools in Meath, Louth and Dublin to help promote the upcoming Feile event in June. He was accompanied by Peer O’ Halloran who is chairman of the Meath County Board, Dominic Leech President of Leinster ladies Gaelic Football Association . Also there were two county players from the Meath team Jamie Queeney and Mickey Burke. John presented our Senior Boys team with their medals and cup that they won on the 15th of May in Abbotstown for the Fingal Final.
We got a presentation of footballs for our school from the GAA. We wish the boys all the best in their final tomorrow in Pairc Tailteann against St Paul’s Ratoath.