The John West Féile na nGael Handball 2022 event is fast approaching with the on-line entry system for this the main Juvenile Club competition of the year just launched. The competitions are being hosted by Dublin/Kildare/Meath clubs on Saturday 18th June.
Entry Deadline is 9:00pm Monday 16th May
The John West Féile na nGael Handball Event is part of the All-Ireland Féile Club festival for all GAA Clubs aimed at players (both Boys and Girls), this year like national Féile, it is for players aged Under 15 (no younger than 11 years old) on the 1st January. Like previous years, the Handball event has its very own standalone weekend with Hurling, Camogie and Football Féile on different weekends. This proved a great success with the 2019 4-Wall / 1-Wall event one of the largest ever with EIGHTY teams taking part.
The Entry Deadline is 9:00pm Monday 16th May, all teams/clubs are asked to enter at their earliest convenience so that the tournament organisers can gauge participation numbers.
This year’s event in Dublin/Kildare/Meath covers our 4-Wall and 1-Wall codes with a separate Softball Féile being organized in August.
The 1-Wall competition is confined to clubs with One Wall facilities only. Last year we had 22 teams that took part, and we hope this year’s event will be even bigger with even more of our standalone 1-Wall clubs taking part.
Please Note: Each club can only enter a maximum of 3 teams per competition.
The Féile event will be run off on the Saturday 18th June with the start time on the Saturday morning at around 10am. Final venues will be determined once final entry numbers are known, but it is hoped to have fixtures released by Friday 27th May, three weeks in advance of the event.
All teams are also requested to send in the following to email@example.com before close of business Friday 20th May to ensure inclusion in the programme.
- Team Photo (1 team photo per club even if club has 3 or more teams) - in jpeg format 1MB to 2MB in size.
- Brief Club History – 120 words max.
Entry Fee: €40 per Team (including 1 player in the skills event)
As part of the entry fee each player will get a 2022 Féile T-shirt, for most U14 based on previous years’ experience a small t-shirt will be the most appropriate size.
If a club is entering more than 1 team then they should call their strongest team the club name with 1 after it, with 2nd or 3rd team – club name 2 etc.
Finally, if clubs are having problems entering 2 or 3 teams on-line at the same time, the best solution is to enter 1 team at a time.