Louth LGFA hosted their Feile 2022 competition in Darver last Saturday afternoon. Spirits were not dampened in the least by the inclement conditions and the approximately 400 under 15 competitors enjoyed a great day’s competition.
The four strongest clubs from last years under 14 competitions competed in the Division One of Feile. They were Geraldines, Cooley Kickhams, Kilkerley Emmets and Hunterstown Rovers. The Final between the top two qualifiers, Geraldines and Cooley Kickhams can only be described as another epic encounter between these two clubs. After twenty minutes of football they could not be separated with Cooley Kickhams scoring 4-01 to the Geraldines 3-04. Extra time was called for with the Geraldines adding three points without reply to emerge victorious on a final score of Geraldines 4-04 to Cooley Kickhams 4-01.
The Geraldines will represent Louth in the National Feile competition on Saturday 2nd July in Dublin/Kildare.
Division Two was comprised of eight teams spread over two groups of four. They were St. Fechins, St. Patricks, St. Marys and St. Kevins in one group and St. Mochtas, Mattock Rangers, Newtown Blues and Glyde Rangers/Westerns in the second group. After the round robin element which was very competitive with only a score or two between teams at the end of each match, the top team of each group qualified for the final with St. Patricks defeating a competitive St. Mochtas in the final.
Division Three had six teams competing in two groups of three to reach the final. They were Wolfe Tones, Glen Emmets, Dundalk Gaels and St. Brides, St. Josephs and Dreadnots. On completion of the round robin series St. Josephs and Glen Emmets progressed to the final with Gen Emmets emerging as winners on the day.
St. Patricks and Glen Emmets will represent Louth in the Feile Regional competitions on Saturday 4th June at a venue to be confirmed.