FÉILE na nGAEL Finals 2018
(Camogie and Hurling)
In 2018 Connacht GAA will host the Féile na nGael U14 camogie and hurling finals. Close on 60 hurling clubs from the province and 12 more from Westmeath and Longford will be involved. There will also be close on 50 camogie clubs from the province hosting camogie clubs from all over Ireland. The dates for Féile na nGael 2018 are Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June.
Roscommon Gaels will be represented in these National Féile Finals by our very own newly crowned U14 County Roscommon Hurling Champions.
We will also be represented by two camogie teams; one in Division 5 and one in Division 7 which together make up our U13 and U14 camogie development squads. Our U14 girls are also newly crowned U14 County Roscommon ‘B’ Camogie Champions.
We are very fortunate to be able to enter two camogie teams. It brings the opportunity to more young girls in our Club to experience playing in the Féile Finals which is a really positive event for young girls and boys involved in our national games.
In turn, this means that we will be hosting three visiting Clubs and this is a wonderful opportunity for our club and community to give a fantastic Céad Míle Fáilte to our guests.
Roscommon Gaels will be hosting:
• St Mullins Camogie Club, Co Carlow
• Fermanagh Camogie, Co Fermanagh
• Ennistymon Hurling Club, Co Clare
Fun and Games
The first throw-in for Roscommon Gaels will be on Friday evening when our U14 Division 5 camogie team will take on Causeway of Co Kerry at 5pm in Dr Hyde Park, followed by a second game against our neighbours Oran at the same venue at 6.30pm. These Gaels girls will play again on Saturday morning at 11am in our home ground at Lisnamult against our guests from Co Carlow, St Mullins Camogie Club. At this stage, their Féile quarter final placing will be decided. If they are placed 3rd or 4th in their group they will play in the Shield Quarter Finals and a 1st or 2nd placing will take them into the Cup Quarter Finals, all of which will be played in St Dominics pitch from 2pm on Saturday. The girls will be fighting for a place in the Féile Semi-Finals at this stage.
CAMOGIE DIVISION 5: ROSCOMMON GAELS HOME VENUE
5pm vs Causeway Camogie, Co Kerry
6.30pm vs Oran, Co Roscommon
11am St Mullins Camogie, Co Carlow
Shield and Cup Quarter Finals at St Dominics pitch from 2pm
Our U14 Champion Hurlers will begin their Féile campaign on Friday evening in Tremane pitch with a game at 5.45pm against Monaghan Hurling and a second game at 6.30pm against Athleague/Tremane. These steady group of lads will then take on our guests from Ennistymon, Co Clare in Dr Hyde Park on Saturday morning at 10.15am. The hurling quarter finals will be held in the Connaught Centre of Excellence in Bekan, Co Mayo. The Shield Quarter Finals will begin at 3.30pm while the Cup Quarter Finals will begin at 4.15pm and a place in the relevant Semi-Finals will be up for grabs.
HURLING DIVISION 7: ROSCOMMON GAELS IN TREMANE VENUE Friday and HOME VENUE Saturday
5.45pm vs Monaghan Hurling
6.30pm vs Athleague/Tremane, Co Roscommon
10.15am vs Ennistymon Hurling, Co Clare
Quarter Finals at Bekan Centre of Excellence; Shield at 3.30pm and Cup at 4.15pm
Our Division 7 team of Gaels camogie players will travel to Tulsk for their Friday night games, the first of which will be at 5.45pm against St Ailbes of Co Limerick; the second one against Tulsk. These girls will get their turn to play camogie in Dr Hyde Park on Saturday morning at 9.30am when they get the chance to show their skill to our guests from Fermanagh Camogie. These girls will all be looking for the best Quarter Final placing. If they are placed in the Shield Quarter Finals, they will play in Lisnamult at 2.30pm and if they are placed in the Cup Quarter Finals, they will play at the same start time in Castlerea.
CAMOGIE DIVISION 7: ROSCOMMON GAELS IN TULSK VENUE Friday and HOME VENUE Saturday
5.45pm vs St Ailbes Camogie, Co Limerick
6.30pm vs Tulsk, Co Roscommon
9.30am vs Fermanagh Camogie
Shield Quarter Finals at Lisnamult and Cup Quarter Finals at Castlerea, all from 2.30pm
The Roscommon Gaels GAA Club Céad Míle Fáilte gets under way on Friday evening in Dr Hyde Centre when our three Gaels Féile teams and our three visiting Féile teams will get a well-earned bit of grub and then meet their host players and families. Our chairperson will say a few words of welcome before everyone gets home for an early night in preparation for Saturday’s fun and games.
After the games on Saturday morning between each of our Roscommon Gaels teams and our visitors, everyone will re-convene again at Dr Hyde Centre for a quick lunch before heading off to their relevant Quarter Finals. When the day’s matches are finished all players will be gotten back to their host families for a shower and some dinner before heading out once again for the great big Féile Disco.
The Féile Disco takes place in Dr Hyde Centre from 8.30pm to 11.30pm. Music and refreshments will be put on for all our young players and our young visitors while the mentors and parents will be invited to a bit of craic in the Lounge. The night will include an address by our Chairperson and some presentations to our visiting Clubs.