Naomh Éanna is a Host Club for Féile na nGael 2014. We are hosting a hurling Club from Cork – we are still waiting confirmation of what Club it is. There are 55 host hurling clubs throughout Ulster. Each club provides 15 Host Families in order to host a team for the Feile. A Host Family looks after two team members for two nights. We already have our Host Families in place but there will be much more to organise and we will need a lot of members to volunteer.
Féile na nGael is the GAA National Under 14 festival of hurling and camogie and, for the first time ever, Ulster is hosting the Féile na nGael. It takes place from Friday 20th June to Sunday 22nd June. The competition is sponsored by Bus Éireann. The opening ceremonies are at the Derry Centre of Excellence in Owenbeg and the Armagh Athletic Grounds on Friday 20th. There will be group games at all Host Clubs over the Friday and Saturday and the Finals are on Sunday at and the Tyrone Centre of Excellence at Garvaghy and at Owenbeg. St. Endas are competing in Division 3.
Each year as many as 25,000 children and parents from all 32 counties travel to Féile na nGael. Since 1971 over one million boys and girls have participated in this great festival. Féile has the primary objective of facilitating and enabling the personal, social and cultural development of young people. It also emphasises cultural and community activities, leadership and training through sport. It is recognised by the GAA as a major festival of great importance for the promotion of gaelic games among the youth of our country.