Burt and Buncrana look forward to Féile


Féile na nGael, hurling’s biggest festival, is coming to Inishowen this weekend.
Buncrana and Burt are hosting teams for the Féile, which is being held across Ulster this weekend and will attract Under-14 teams from across the 32 counties, Britain and North America.
Some 64 visiting teams and 64 host clubs are taking part.
Buncrana will host the hurlers from Tommy Larkins in County Galway, while Burt hosts Sligo hurling team Naomh Eoin and Louth camogie side
“We have received overwhelming welcomes in previous years when we travelled as Donegal Champions to Offaly, Galway, Dublin and Limerick,” Buncrana Bord na nÓg chairman Aidan Mulholland said.
“And we’re looking forward to affording Tommy Larkins the great welcome they deserve.
“This is our boys’, and Tommy Larkins’ World Cup, and lasting memories will be made from the weekend. I encourage everyone in the club to come along to the game and help out.”
Buncrana will play Tommy Larkins at 2pm on Friday at the Scarvey, and travel to Letterkenny on Saturday for the knockout stages.
Burt, meanwhile, welcome more than 40 youngsters from Sligo and Louth who will arrive on Friday.
Burt are old hands at the Féile having participated in it since the 1980s, but are hosting two visiting hurling/camogie teams for the first time.
“We’re looking forward to it immensely,” said Burt Bord na nÓg secretary Rory Grant.
“The teams have been preparing very well for it and there’s great excitement.
“We’re taking the teams to visit Grianán on Friday afternoon before heading on to Owenbeg for the Féile parade in the evening.”
“And we’ve a disco arranged for Burt Hall on Saturday night.”
Burt will play Naomh Eoin in the hurling at 1pm in Hibernian Park on Friday, with the camogie match against St Bride’s throwing-in at 2pm.
On Saturday, they will travel to Strabane for their group games.

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