Feile hurling and camogie 2019 launched in Cork

Pictured at City Hall Cork, are Peter Rooney, Managing Director John West Ireland, presenting Lord Mayor Cllr Mick Finn, with a 2019 Fèile jersey, at the official launch of Feile hurling and camogie competitions which will take place in Cork and Kerry on the weekend of June 7-9.

Cork hurlers Alan Cadogan and Shane Kingston and Cork camogie players Julia White and Gemma O’Connor joined young players from Cork clubs to announce details of this year’s John West Feile Na nGael which is a national festival of hurling and camogie which will take place in clubs across Cork and Kerry on the weekend of June 7-9.

This is the fourth year that John West will sponsor the underage tournament and they are delighted to announce the extension of this sponsorship till 2022 – the biggest competition of its kind in Europe. Throughout its sponsorship of the 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 John West Féile is a wonderful celebration of sport, friendship, skill and competition. At the launch U 14 players got to meet their heroes & join in a Q & A session on training, nutrition and what helps them achieve their best results.

Speaking at the announcement, John West General Manager Peter Rooney said: “We are delighted to be here in Cork & to extend our partnership with Féile until 2022. The Féile is a unique series of events which hold a special place in our hearts. The competitions highlight the importance of sport in children’s lives, which is something John West is truly passionate about, and it also allows us to educate on the importance of natural protein in children’s’ diets.”