The John West Féile na nGael and Féile Peile na nÓg competitions are national festivals for Gaelic football, Ladies Gaelic football, Handball, Hurling, Camogie and Rounders played at Under 14 level involving both national and International teams.

A Feile Committee has been set up in Ratoath for football & hurling to look at fundraising activities (more to follow).

General Information Football Feile

The John West Féile Peile na nÓg 2018 tournament is being hosted by Down, Louth & Meath on the weekend of Friday 29th June – Sunday 1st July 2018.

Féile Peile na nÓg is a national festival of Gaelic football for boys and girls under 14 years of age.  It was first held in Cavan in 1982, with a total of 40 boy’s teams participating. Girls did not participate until 1994. In 2018 a total of 288 teams will take part in Féile Peile na nÓg – 176 boys’ teams and 112 girl’s teams. Féile Peile na nÓg involves the whole club, the whole community, our local schools, our referees, host families as well as social, cultural and civic authorities.

Below are some of the actual facts associated with Féile Peile na nÓg, from these you can see how big the event actually is.

  • 288 Teams will take part in 2018 (176 Boys’ teams and 112 girls’ teams)
  • 6,912 players under 14 years participating
  • 1152 coaches and mentors guiding teams
  • 36 finals played across the three counties on the Sunday the 1st July
  • 144 referees required per day
  • 576 officials as umpires and lines-men
  • 80, 000 visitors to the area
  • 25,000 will attend finals
  • 216 busses will be used for the weekend
  • All accommodation in Down, Louth and Meath will be booked to capacity
  • €10,000,000 – value to the economy, which includes travel, accommodation, playing gear and food


Boys Football Group

Féile Peile na nÓg 2018 – Boys Division 1
Group A   An Mhí Donaghmore/Ashbounre   Cork 1
An Mhí Ratoath Galway 1  Claregalway
Group B   An Mhí St. Colmcille’s, East Meath   Donegal 1 Sean MacCumhaills
An Mhí Skryne Derry 1
Group C   An Dún Bryansford   Dublin 1
An Dún Carryduff Kildare 1  Raheens
Group D   An Dún Burren   New York New York
An Dún Clonduff Kerry 1 Laune Rangers



Girls Football Group

Féile Peile na nÓg 2018 – Girls Division 3
Group A An Lú Geraldines Offaly Naomh Ciarán
An Lú St. Kevin’s Wexford
Group B An Dún Rostrevor Waterford
An Dún St. John Bosco Leitrim Glencar Manorhanilton
Group C An Mhí Boardsmill Antrim St Ergnats – Moneyglass
An Mhí Trim Tyrone An Charraig Mhor
Group D An Mhí Blackhall Gaels Donegal Aodh Ruadh
An Mhí Ratoath Roscommon St. Brigid’s Club



General Information Hurling Feile

Connacht GAA would like in conjunction with the Connacht Féile na nGael 2018 committee wish to announce the entire fixture list for the upcoming John West Féile na nGael hurling and Camogie competitions to be hosted from 8th to 10th June by Connacht GAA and assisted by Westmeath and Longford.

Games will be played at 64 central venues on Friday evening with 4 teams either hurling or camogie in action. On Saturday morning 128 venues will be in action and following the league stages moves onto quarter final level in cup and shield in the 16 divisions (9 hurling and 7 camogie) on Saturday afternoon. Close on 6000 hurlers and camogie players will play in the John West supported games aided by over 1000 mentors and thousands of home and visiting supporters who will see action in the 2018 John West Féile na nGael Feile hurling and camogie competitions.

Sunday morning sees action at semi-final stage with much of the action centering on the 6 pitch complex at the Connacht GAA Centre, Bekan with close on 10,000 spectators expected to attend over the day. There will also be semi-final and final action at Pairc Sean MacDiarmada Leitrim, Duggan Park Ballinasloe, Cusack Park Mullingar and Pairc Chiaran, Athlone. One notable inclusion for 2018 will be San Francisco who are taking part in the hurling competition for the first time.