By Joe Bracken
This June, the Féile na nGael tournament comprising of hurling, camogie and handball will take place in Tipperary and Waterford. Following the inception of Féile na nGael in 1971 when hosted by Tipperary, this tournament has gone from strength to strength with over 6,000 boys and girls under the age of 14 taking part each summer.
The 2016 Féile na nGael tournament will take place from Friday June 17th to Sunday June 19th and a number of clubs in Tipperary and Waterford will be given the task of hosting visiting teams as part of the Féile weekend. Such arrangements have been commonplace for years and tight bonds between clubs and individual families have been the legacy of this great tournament since its inception
Preparations are at an advanced stage with a Féile organising committee led by Chairman Donal Shanahan (Tipperary) and Secretary Patricia Walsh (Waterford) working to ensure the weekend is organised professionally and thus ensuring maximum enjoyment for the clubs, mentors, officials, parents and most importantly the children involved.
Participating clubs should note that a Club Information Night is scheduled for the Clonmel Park Hotel on Wednesday March 30th at 8pm where clubs will get further details of what will be involved in addition to being informed of the counties each club will be hosting this June.