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Under 14s to represent Scotland at feile
07 May 2009
Our under 14s will once again represnet Scotland at the International football feile in Kildare in July.
Féile Peile na nOg is a national festival of football for boys and girls under 14 years of age and is based on the GAA club unit.
Each year some 25,000 boys and girls take part in this festival in all 32 counties. London and Warwickshire also participate in this festival. When the preliminary competition is completed in each county, the winning club then travels to the host county or province where they are hosted by families and engage the host club in football games. Since 1971 over 1 million boys and girls have participated in this great festival.
Féile Peile na nOg is a national movement with the primary objective of facilitating and enabling the personal, social and cultural development of young people. It also emphasises cultural and community activities, leadership and training through sport. It is recognised by the GAA as a major festival of great importance for the promotion of football among the youth of our country. It also has the full support of the GAA, the Department of Education, Irish Sports Council and other Government bodies and cultural agencies.
Féile Peile na nOg places great emphasis and importance on proper participation, presentation, punctuality and sportsmanship. It reaches through the nation involving the whole community - clubs, schools, social and cultural groups, Gardaí, bands, civic and religious authorities and families. It helps to bond communities, forge friendships, provide educational opportunities and unearth new leaders.
Visit www.feilechilldara2009.ie for information on Féile Peil na nÓg 2009.