For the first time in Kerry hurling and camogie history, the John West Féile na nGael will be hosted in Kerry combined with our neighbours in Cork. Kerry have twelve hurling clubs and four camogie clubs hosting and competing in the All Ireland tournament. This prestigious affair will be setting the county alight with the clash of the ash from June 7th to June 9th.
Local clubs, Killarney Camogie and South Kerry Hurling have put in huge efforts over the past four months to generate the necessary funds required to host and participate in Féile. Local schools were called upon to hold jersey days, bag packing took place in Dunnes Stores, a fun quiz night, several flag days and bucket collections. The clubs are extremely grateful to the schools, local businesses and the local community who have contributed to this memorable weekend.
Both clubs have a big community to pool from with South Kerry being an amalgamation of hurling clubs St. Pat’s East Kerry, Rathmore and Dr. Crokes whilst Killarney Camogie Club is made up of players from Glenflesk, Gneeveguilla, Spa, Fossa, Kilcummin, Laune Rangers, Legion, Rathmore and Dr. Crokes.
For the two clubs, their home games will take place in Spa GAA who have generously offered their facilities for the weekend. Here, South Kerry will host Cumann Micheál Breathnach from Galway and Killarney will host Four Roads Camogie Club from Roscommon.
Both clubs would like to extend an invitation to all hurling and camogie fans to come down to Spa GAA Pitch on Friday the 7th from 5.30pm to 8pm and Saturday the 8th at 10am and enjoy the skill and competition on display. If any business or kind hearted soul is interested in giving a helping hand by donating in any fashion (home baking always welcome), please do not hesitate to contact the clubs on 087 920 5924. @SouthKerryHurling