Féile na nGael 2014 Round-Up

June 23rd, 2014

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Following months of planning Féile na nGael finally descended on Ulster over the weekend of 20th to 22nd June.

Hurling, Camogie and Handball clubs from across Ulster and County Louth welcomed clubs from throughout Ireland for a weekend of Gaelic Games in what was surely the biggest mass participation event in Ireland this year.

Clubs arrived on Friday 20th June and played the first of their Group games against their host club, who provided accommodation throughout the weekend. Following the games two Opening Ceremony events were held in Owenbeg, Co. Derry and Armagh’s Athletic Grounds. The parade of teams brought a terrific excitement and colour to the venues.

It was an early start on Saturday morning as teams travelled to various venues for the remaining two Group games. Following the Group stage the teams finishing first and second in each group proceeded to the Cup competition and the bottom two teams played in a Shield competition. This ensured that all teams played a minimum of 4 games over the Féile weekend.

The Handball competition was held on Saturday in Carrickmore, Loughmacrory, Breacah, Saval, Scotstown and Belfast, with great skill and dedication on display from the young exponents of the game.

Following Saturday’s games all host clubs held a variety of social events to entertain their visitors. The beautiful weather ensured that many events were held ‘al fresco’ with barbeques the norm in most clubs.

Sunday morning saw the Semi Finals being played at various venues close to the main Finals locations at Owenbeg Centre of Excellence in Derry and Garvaghey, ‘The Home of the GAA in Tyrone’.

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In all a total of 23 finals were played on Sunday 22nd June before our visitors departed with many happy memories and many new friends from their brief visit to Ulster.

Féile na nGael Cup Winners 2014

Division 1 Hurling Kevin Lynch’s Hurling Club (Derry)
Division 2 Hurling Naas (Kildare)
Division 3 Hurling Ferbane/Belmont (Offaly) & Slaughtneil (Derry)
Division 4 Hurling Corofin (Clare)
Division 5 Hurling Bray Emmett’s (Wicklow)
Division 6 Hurling Naomh Monnine (Louth)
Division 7 Hurling Drumcullen Og (Offaly)
Division 1 Camogie Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim)
Division 2 Camogie Swatragh (Derry)
Division 3 Camogie Clonkill (Westmeath)
Division 4 Camogie Kilconieron (Galway)
Division 5 Camogie Leitrim

 

Féile na nGael Shield Winners 2014

Division 1 Hurling O’Donovan Rossa (Antrim)
Division 2 Hurling Swatragh (Derry)
Division 3 Hurling St Earnan’s
Division 4 Hurling Derrynoose (Armagh)
Division 5 Hurling St Paul’s (Antrim)
Division 6 Hurling Our Lady’s Island (Wexford)
Division 7 Hurling Crookedwood (Westmeath)
Division 1 Camogie Crannford (Wexford)
Division 2 Camogie Bredagh (Down)
Division 3 Camogie De La Salle (Waterford)
Division 4 Camogie Ballerin (Derry)

 

Féile na nGael Skillstar Winners

Hurling Winner Sean O’Connor (Limerick)
Christy Ring Winner Brian Lonergan (Kerry)
Nicky Rackard Winner Kyle Dillon (Donegal)
Lory Meagher Winner Michael O’Brien Leitrim
Camogie Winner Ciara O’Looney (Westmeath)

 

Féile na nGael Handball

Division 1 Boys Carrickmore (Tyrone)
Division 2 Boys Loughmacrory (Tyrone)
Division 3 Boys St Josephs (Wexford)
Division 4 Boys Kells (Kilkenny)
Division 5 Boys Crinkle (Offaly)
Division 6 Boys Kingscourt (Cavan)
Division 1 Girls Clann Eireann (Armagh)
Division 1 Girls Loughmacrory (Tyrone)
60 x 30 Lahorna (Tipperary)

 

Féile na nGaelHandball Skills Results:

Div 1/2 Boys Antoin Fox (Loughmacrory)
Div 3 Boys Michael Kylie (Abbeyside)
Div 4 Boys Eoin Brennan (Kells, Kilkenny)
Div 5/6 Boys Rory Grace (Lahorna)
Girls Leah Doyle (Leixlip)
60 x 30 Sean McAdams (Lahorna)

 

Photo Gallery

A full gallery of photos from the Féile weekend can be viewed on the Ulster GAA Facebook Page