Feile A Wonderful Experience For Inishowen Clubs


Two Inishowen clubs enjoyed a fantastic weekend of hurling when they hosted teams from Galway, Sligo and Louth repectively as part of the Feile na nGael weekend.

Buncrana who played in Division 3 hosted Galway side Tommy Larkins and actually went as far as the quarter final.

Having lost the first game against Tommy Larkins, they went on to record impressive victories over St.Eunan’s and Clough Ballacolla from Laois which meant they were able to progress to the quarter final of the cup in which they went down to a very strong Na Magha side from Derry.

Speaking to the Inishowen Independent this week, Aidan Mulholland from Buncrana GAA explained what the Feile is all about. “It was a fantastic experience for everyone involved. “Parents, coaches and players especially had a wonderful time and we have made friends for life with the people from Tommy Larkins,” said Mullholland.

Burt played their games in Division 6 and hosted Sligo club Naomh Eoghain and they also got to the quarter final of this particular division were they eventually went down to Wolfe Tones from Longford. All in all they won two games and lost two, although Burt manager Marty McGrath explained that its really about the bigger picture. “The experience the players will have gained from playing against different teams from all over the country will certainly stand to them in the future. “They got a chance to make new friends and I have to say they really enjoyed the craic and the whole experience,” explained McGrath.

Meanwhile the Burt camogie team were also in action over the weekend and although they failed to win any of their games, McGrath said that they too, thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.