TEAMS FROM DOWN TO DUBAI LINE OUT FOR 28TH COMÓRTAS PEILE
The launch of the Lidl Comórtas Paidi O’Se 2017took place today (Tuesday, 31st January) at Dublin’s Croke Park Hotel with Kerry All-Star Paul Geaney who announced details of the famed club Gaelic football tournament and festival which takes place 17-19 February in Paidi O’Se’s pub in Ventry and various GAA venues across the Dingle Peninsula.
32 teams in all compete from 14 counties across all four provinces as well as teams from the UK and the United Arab Emirates in ladies and men’s senior, intermediate and junior competitions.
For Gaelic football enthusiasts there is plenty to catch the eye with Kerry’s An Daingean and An Ghaeltacht with player/manager Marc O’Se taking part in the Dermot Earley senior men’s cup which also includes 2016 Laois county senior champions Stradbally, Kildare’ss Sarsfields, Dublin’s Fingallians and 2016 Wexford senior county finalists Glynn-Barntown. The junior men’s cup will feature Dubai Celts, the first Middle East team to play in the tournament.
Kerry’s Keel, Anascaul and Lispole are up against Meathai’ss Dunderry, North Cork side Knocknagree and Sligoai’s St. Johnai’s in The Boars Head intermediate menai’s cup and Valentia Island are flying the flag in the junior menai’s cup against Cavanai’s Shannon Gaels, Corkai’s Ballinacurra and also the Dubai Celts.
Four Kerry ladies club teams line out over the tournament weekend with Corca Dhuibhne and Na Gaeil in the intermediate cup against Mayoai’s Burrishoole who are going for three in a row Dingle Ladies and Clounmacon GAA are in the four team junior ladies cup against Liverpoolai’s John Mitchels and Dublinai’s Lucan Sarsfields.
The senior ladies cup has current Dublin senior league champions Ballyboden St. Endaai’s, Boardsmill of Meath, current Louth county champions Stabannon Parnells and Wicklowai’s Bray Ladies.
Michael Collins, Area Manager, Lidl said, “We are delighted to sponsor this year’s. With almost 150 stores, we are a part of communities all over Ireland, this is where serious support is born and nurtured- through the dedication of a local community. Earlier this month Lidl announced a further 1.5 million investment in Ladies Football with a commitment to spend it where it matters most ai’ at local level and in the community so young players feel they have that backing from the start. Our sponsorship of Comórtas Paidi O’Se 2017 is an extension of that commitment and our store teams in Dingle and Tralee are proud to get behind this year’s festival