The GAA family gathered in The Woodlands Hotel in Adare last night (Thursday May 23rd) to launch Feile na nGael 2013 in Camogie, Hurling & Handball writes Munster Camogie PRO Fiona Casey. Two hundred host clubs were represented in all codes, with each club presented to the assembled guests and speakers by MC on the night Donal Fitzgibbon.
Feile 2013 launched
President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor, President of the GAA Liam O' Neill and Willie Roche spoke about the fun of the traditional school visits, the passion for our national games and also thanked the inter-county hurlers and camogie players who travelled to the schools.
Participation is the buzz word of this year's Feile with a word of caution to coaches and mentors to display encouragement to their young stars over the weekend of July 5th-7th. Oliver Mann, Co. GAA Board Chairman, James Moynihan Co. Camogie Chairman, Munster GAA Council Chairman Robert Frost all reiterated the words of the Presidents, that its not all about winning, but it helps!
Seamus O' Riain was instrumental in establishing Feile na nGael in 1971, as a festival of Gaelic games and it is now one of the most prestigious U14 competitions in the calendar. Bus Eireann who are in their 3rd year of sponsorship presented each school with a Feile pack of goodies and essentials for each code.
Music and dancing by Limerick's Ceolteoiri Uishle & Na Rinceoiri entertained the crowd while refreshments were also served.