National Regional Féile Report

Football Feile Division 1 Group 1

Round 1 - Skerries Harps 4-6 V St Eunan's 0-3

Round 2 - St Eunan's 0-1 V Austin Stacks 8-7

Round 3 - Skerries Harps 0-10 V Austin Stacks 4-5

 

Football Feile Division 1 Group 2

Round 1 - Magherafelt 1-11 V Four Masters 0-1

Round 2 - Clane 5-5 V Four Masters 2-1

Round 3 - Magherafelt 2-7 V Clane 0-1

 

Football Feile Division 1 Group 3

Round 1 -Burren 3-5 V Na Fianna 0-3

Round 2 -Na Fianna 4-6 V Salthill-Knocknacarra 2-1

Round 3 - Burren 5-7 V Salthill-Knocknacarra 1-4

 

Football Feile Division 1 Group 4

Round 1 - Benbulben Gaels 0-2 V Corofin 5-2

Round 2 - Corofin 0-1 V Douglas 4-7

Round 3 - Benbulben Gaels 0-2 V Douglas 1-4

Football Feile Division 1 Plate

Plate Semi Finals

Salthill-Knocknacarra 0-4 V Benbulben Gaels 2-12

St Eunan's 1-3 V Four Masters 1-5

Plate Final

Four Masters 3-1 V Benbulben Gaels 2-11

Football Feile Division 1 Shield

Shield Semi Finals

Na Fianna 1-5 V Corofin 3-4

Skerries Harps 2-8 V Clane 0-6

Shield Final

Skerries Harps 4-9 V Corofin 0-4

Football Feile Division 1 Cup

Cup Semi Finals

Douglas 0-5 V Burren 4-4

Austin Stacks 3-6 V Magherafelt 3-9

Cup Final

Magherafelt 0-8 V Burren 6-6

 

On Saturday Sligo hosted this year’s national regional Feile division 1 and proved to be a massive success with the best teams from around Ireland coming to see if they could win the best prize of them all to be the best at u-14 level. During the morning Oxfield was used as venue which proved to be enjoyable for everyone involved with a real sense of community at the Drumcliffe venue. Also in the afternoon Ransboro park was used but most of the action took place at the Sligo centre of excellence which proved to real success. National Feile Chairman Martin Skelly praised Sligo for running a super event and thought the Sligo centre was real joy to be seen and really worked well for the Feile competition.

In the morning the group stages took centre stage in group  Skerries Harps  started well and run out comfortable winners against Letterkenny side  St Eunan's who were competition for Skerries Harps  or Austin Stacks that meant it was going down to the final group game to see who would book place in the cup semi-final. Kerry club just  enough to book a place in that semi-final as goals proved to be the difference as they went forward but the Dublin Skerries would get there reward later in the day for super tournament.

In Group 2 Magherafelt played some great football as they easily booked a place in the semi-final after two wins against Clane and Four Masters. The Kildare side would also get the better of Four Masters which meant they would be going for the Plate Semis .

The Burren put there stall out early on that they meant business as the Down club would later go on to win the cup competition as they produced some excellent football throughout the day. Also in the group were two massive clubs as Galway side Salthill-Knocknacarra and Na Fianna from Dublin fought it out for second and third in the group after the Burren easily topped the group.

The Final group took place in Oxfield where Cork Douglas, Corofin from Galway and Sligo’ s Benbulben Gaels were placed in a group to see who would make the cup semis . The opening game saw the home side Benbulben Gaels take on Galway side Corofin but the Sligo side competed well for long periods but  goals were the killer as the Galway even though the Sligo played some of the better football the goals proved the difference in the end. The Cork side Douglas who hadn’t lost a game in four years showed why they hadn’t lost a game in that period as they showed there strength to beat Corofin easily 4-7 – 0-1 that meant Benbulben Gaels would play the final game of the group against the Cork side and they wouldn’t get their own way and on other day the result could been difference as Benbulben Gaels just couldn’t get a goal when they were on top which menat Douglas went forward to the semis .

The plate Semi Finals were first game to get underway as it was all Donegal semi final as Four Masters took on rivals St Eunan's and just like they did in Donegal it was Four Masters who came out on top by just two points to book a place in the final where they would face Sligo side Benbulben Gaels who were easy winners against Salthill-Knocknacarra who book a place in the final scoring 2-12 in that Semi Final.

Shield Semi Finals were next up at the Sligo centre of excellence firstly Corofin got back to winning ways as they proved too strong against Na Fianna to book a place in the final as they would face Skerries in that final as they produced a super disaply of football to book there spot in the last two. Plate Final.

The Cup Semi Finals didn’t disappoint as one of most exciting game you will see all year took place as Austin Stacks and  Magherafelt went head to head and this game would need extra time to separate the teams. After first half penalty it looked like the Derry men would win easily as they by seven points midway through the second half  but Kerry men responded and got eight points without two which were goals to go point ahead with minute to play but Magherafelt send the match into extra time with a free. Extra time was up and down throughout but the Derry men done enough to win to book a place in that final.

Douglas who hadn’t been beaten for four years were taught lesson in there semi as the Down lads were always in control and won out easily to make it am all Ulster cup final.

Plate Final was first one underway and it was successful end for the Sligo lads as Benbulben Gaels had too much for Four Masters which is massive boost for the young footballers of St.Molaise Gaels and Drumcliffe Rosses Point as proved they can compete with the best around Ireland. Benbulben Gaels ran out winners in the end 2-11 – 3-1.

In the Shield Final Skerries Harps proved too strong against Corofin  as they easily ran out winners to win the Shield competition.

While in the big final the division 1 Cup Final Down side Burren showed great class as they easily ran out winners against a tired Magherafelt who were feeling the effects of the Semi Final extra time win as Burren ran out winners in the end 6-6 – 0-8.

Overall all the teams were very pleased by way the competition went and that is due to organisation of the Liam og Gormley’s committee along with Joe Murphy, Padraig Clancy and Pat Conway for ensuring it went off such a success .

Feile was also a boost for the county as quite number of hotels done well out of it and was also great to see so many people talk about Sligo and for most it was first time in the county.



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