Eighty club sides from Ireland, the UK, Europe and US will compete in the John West Féile na nGael National Camogie and Hurling Finals 2022 across ten venues in Dublin and Meath on Saturday.
What has grown to become one of the biggest underage sporting events in Europe is once more returning to regional venues for its final stages this year for the first time since the pandemic.
Close to 2,000 camogie players and hurlers will descend on the GAA’s National Games Development Centre at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown as well as UCD, Belfield; Westmanstown, Donaghamore Ashbourne, Boardsmill, Dunganny, Kildalkey, Kiltale, St Peter’s Dunboyne and St Patrick’s Stamullen.
John West says it is delighted by the return of the Féile na nGael National Camogie and Hurling Finals to regional venues this year.
Throughout its sponsorship, John West has focused on the importance nutrition plays in fuelling young athletes whilst encouraging children to participate in Gaelic games.
John West Féile retained the move to the under-15 age grade in 2022, introduced last year to ensure children who missed out due to the pandemic in 2020 got a chance to compete in 2021.
This is the seventh year of John West’s sponsorship of Féile, which brings together thousands of young hurlers, camogie players and Gaelic footballers in a celebration of the GAA’s community ethos through underage competition.
“At John West we are passionate about establishing good nutritional habits amongst children. Féile gives us the opportunity to highlight the importance of eating good quality natural protein and vitamin D to support an active lifestyle” said Anne-Claire Monde, Head of Marketing, John West Ireland.