Kilkenny kids battle for county honours at 50th underage GAA festival
Hundreds of Kilkenny schoolkids will contest matches over the next two weekends as they battle it out for John West Féile county honours.
Camogie and hurling (Féile na nGael) take centre stage this coming weekend, with football (Féile Peile na nÓg) competitions running the weekend after.
The local GAA stars of the future will battle it out for the chance to play in the finals in Croke Park in October.
Kilkenny’s Féile na nGael hurling finals will be staged at Palmerstown, St John’s Park, MW Hire O’Moore Park and Nowlan Park.
The camogie games will take place at Glenmore, Danesfort, Freshford, Gowran, Clara and Tullaroan.
The Féile Peile na nÓg ladies football games will be staged at the James Stephens GAA Kells Road pitches.
Organisers of the 2021 Féile have honoured their commitment that no child would be left behind this year after the pandemic caused the cancellation of the 2020 festival.
This year’s event is being run on a county basis, with the age grade moving to under-15.
This year’s festival also marks 50 years of the Féile camogie and hurling competitions.
All dates and venues are provisional and attendees are advised to check with their local Féile co-ordinator or County Board before attending matches.