Sharing Féile memories has meant a welcome funding boost for a Mayo GAA club.
Among the winners in a My Féile Memories video competition were Westport Camogie Club who have secured €1,000 courtesy of Féile sponsors John West.
Boys and girls under-14 teams from all over Ireland who were gearing up for this year’s John West Féile competitions were asked to create a video for a chance to win €1,000 for their club. Westport won the Division Six Camogie Shield title in 2017 and the Division Four Shield final in 2015.
“As a young 13-year-old club, John West Féile na nGael has been one of the most important factors in our development,” said Sinead Muldoon of Westport Camogie Club.
“This is brilliant news for us and our John West Féile na nGael memories of the fun, friendship, competition and success we have shared will always be a special part of our club.”
Although the John West Féile na nÓg and Féile na nGael competitions cannot take place in 2020 due to Covid19 restrictions, the sponsors were committed to honouring the competition and help enable teams to prepare for the 2021 events.
To keep underage players sharp without competition, inter-county stars and John West Féile Ambassadors, Dan Morrissey, Limerick (hurling); Sarah Dervan, Galway (camogie); Michael Murphy, Donegal (Gaelic football) and Niamh Collins, Dublin (ladies football) have each recorded coaching videos for the John West Ireland Facebook page, where the Westport Camogie Club video can also be seen.
“The cancellation of the 2020 John West Féile came as big disappointment to hundreds of young footballers, hurlers and camogie players all over Ireland, but safety must always come first,” said Lucy Gratton of John West.
“Creating and sharing special memories is a very important part of the John West Féile experience and we are grateful to all the clubs which used the Teamer app to share videos which highlighted this.”