There was unrestrained joy on the double for the boys and girls of Clonguish at the John West Féile Peile na nÓg finals at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence at Ballyhaunis on Saturday writes Darren Hughes.
The Newtownforbes club celebrated capturing both the Boys and Girls Division 4 Cups. Clonguish boys won a tight final defeating their weekend hosts St Mary’s, Sligo 1-7 to 0-7.
The girls enjoyed victory over Limerick side Knockainey in the final, with a double goal salvo proving decisive on a 2-3 to 0-4 scoreline.
The John West Féile na nGael Under-14 Gaelic football finals took place over a hectic weekend of action across Connacht.
The weekend marked the biggest John West Féile ever with over 350 teams participating in Mayo, Galway, Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo playing host to over 850 games at 200 venues.
Boys and girls teams from all over Ireland competed regionally to win a coveted place at the finals weekend.
This is the fourth year that natural protein experts John West have sponsored the underage tournament, the biggest of its kind in Europe.
Throughout its sponsorship of Féile, John West has focused on encouraging children to participate in Gaelic Games while emphasising the importance natural protein plays in fuelling a young athlete.
The highly-anticipated competition gives up-and-coming GAA stars the chance to play in respective John West Féile tournaments (Divisions 1-13) at a level which suits their age and strengths.
All travelling teams were accommodated by host families, greatly enhancing the community spirit of the event.