PhoneWatch ComA?rtas PeileA�PA?idi A� SA�A�2014,

21-23 February, 2014


Monument ToA�PA?idiA�Also Announced

Over 1,300 Gaelic football players from Ireland, Europe and the USA will compete in the 25th anniversary year of the PhoneWatch ComA?rtas PeileA�PA?idA� A� SA�A�2014, with over 40 adult mena��s and ladies club teams descending on the rugged Dingle Peninsula from 21st-23rd February.


Supported by PhoneWatch, Opel Ireland, Lee Strand Milk, FA?ilte Ireland, Kerry County Council, and Newstalk 106-108FM, the a�?ComA?rtasa�� was officially launched by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. in Dublin today (11th February).


The football festival has attracted almost 10,000 club players over 25 years and has grown into a major international GAA event with senior, intermediate and junior clubs travelling from over ten counties as well as Boston, London, Manchester and Brussels this year.


To mark the 25th anniversary, the four original senior mena��s club teams from the first tournament back in 1989 will once again compete, West Kerrya��s An Gaeltacht and Dingle clubs, Corka��s Ballincollig and Galwaya��s An CheathrA? Rua


The annual photographyA�exhibition will this year feature the work of Irelanda��s leading photography agency Inpho Photography, who is also celebrating 25 years in business. The exhibit, a�?Irish Sports Stars Through The Yearsa�� byA� Billy Stickland and his team, will belaunched by GAA legend Mick Oa��Dwyer at 5pm, Sun, 23rd Feb in Paidi’s pub at Ard Bhothair and will remain on display in the pub for two months.


Monument to PA?idA�

A committee has recently been formed to perpetuate the memory of the late PA?idA� O SA�; footballer supreme, and a man who achieved extraordinary things for his county, his parish and the country at large – both on and off the football field – in a comparatively short life.


PA?idA� will be remembered by the creation of a life-size bronze monument which will be erected outside his home in Ard A BhA?thair as a reminder of his contribution to Irish society. The aim is to officially unveil the monument on 16th May, 2015, on what would have been PA?idA�a��s 60 th birthday, The committee is working with friends of PA?idA� from the corporate sector to contribute towards the cost of this undertaking.


PA?draigA�A�g.A�A� SA� said, a�?TheA� ComA?rtas has grown beyond our Dada��s wildest dreams. We are delighted it continues to attract clubs from all over the world. It sends a positive message to young people about the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle.A� This event, along withA�FundA?ireacht PA?idA� A� SA�,A�a charitable foundation that we set up after his passing to help provide Cardiac related services in Kerry and nationally, are positive legacies he would have been proud of. We are also also flattered that a local committee has been set up to perpetuate Dad’s memory in the form of a monument for his contribution to Irish life”.



Eoin Dunne, Managing Director of PhoneWatchA�said; a�?Phone WatchA�areA�delighted to be the title sponsor of this iconic sporting event which is a fitting tribute toA�PA?idA�a��sA�sporting life. We look forward to a successful partnership and would like to wish all the participants of the PhoneWatchA�ComA?rtas Peile PA?idA� A�a��SA� tournament the very best of luck.A�Go n-A�irA� go geal libh!A�a�?.


Teams List


Ballincollig GAA, Cork

An Gaeltacht, Kerry

John Mitchella��s GAA, Kerry

An CheathrA? Rua, Galway

An Daingean, Kerry

Dromcollogher / Broadford GAA, Limerick

Blessington GAA, Wicklow

Ardfert, Co. Kerry



St Pata��s, Blennerville, Kerry

Na Gaeil, Kerry

Lispole GAA, Kerry

Round Towers GAA, Kildare

Annascaul GAA, Kerry

Killala GAA, Mayo

Castlegregory, Kerry

Shannon Blues,A�Boston, USA



St Anthonya��s GAA, ReadingA�UK

Cromane GAA, Kerry

Templenoe GAA, Kerry

St. Petera��s GAA,A�Manchester, UK

BelgiumA�GAA, Brussels, Belgium

Glenn Rovers GAC, Watford, UK

Cappagh GAA, Kildare

Feenagh/Kilmeedy, Limerick



Carnacon GAA, Mayo

Na Gaeil, Kerry

Foxrocka��Cabinteely GAA, Dublin

Timahoe GAA, Laois

Southern Gaels, Kerry

Scartaglen, Kerry



Fr Murphya��s,A�London

Blessington Ladies GAA, Wicklow

St Josephs, Carrigallen, Leitrim

Erins Own Carrigtwohill,A�East Cork

Corca Dhuibhne, Kerry

Park Ratheniska, Laois



BelgiumA�GAA, Brussels, Belgium

St Anthonya��s GAA, ReadingA�UK

Finuge, Kerry

John Mitchels GAA, Kerry

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