DEFENCE FORCES TO FEATURE IN 26TH PA?IDA? FOOTBALL FESTIVAL
PhoneWatch ComA?rtas Peile PA?idi Ai?? SAi?? 2015,
20-22 February, 2015
The Defence Forces Gaelic football team will launch an offensive on the senior menai??i??s cup, named after the former Defence Forces Chief of Staff Dermot Earley, as part of this yearai??i??s PhoneWatch ComA?rtas Peile PA?idAi?? Ai?? SAi?? 2015.
Over 1,300 Gaelic football players and supporters from Ireland and abroad will compete in the 26th year of the PhoneWatch ComA?rtas Peile PA?idAi?? Ai?? SAi?? 2015, with 36 adult menai??i??s and ladies club teams descending on the rugged Dingle Peninsula from 20th-22nd February.
Supported by PhoneWatch, Opel Ireland, Lee Strand Milk, FA?ilte Ireland, Kerry County Council Tourism Unit, and Newstalk 106-108FM, the football festival has attracted over 10,000 club players since it began in 1989. It has grown into a major international GAA event with senior, intermediate and junior clubs travelling this year from 11 different counties as well as Madrid, Brussels and parts of England. The festival of football also includes nightly music and entertainment and an annual photographic exhibition.
The annual photography exhibition will this year feature the work of award winning Killarney photographer Julian Behal from Maxwell Photography agency. His exhibit, ai???Through My Lensai??i?? will be launched at 5:30pm, Sun, 22nd Feb in Paidi’s pub at Ard Aai??i?? Bhothair, Ventry and will remain on display in the pub for two months.
PA?draig Ai??g. Ai?? SAi?? said, ai???We are delighted the ComA?rtas continues to attract clubs from all over the world. We welcome the Defence Forces this year under management including Captain Dermot Earley Junior, son to the legendary Dermot who was a great friend of my Dad. We are grateful for the support of Ireland’s largest intruder alarm company PhoneWatch and also FA?ilte Ireland, Opel Ireland, local sponsor Lee Strand Milk and our media partner Newstalk 106-108FMai???.
Eoin Dunne, Managing Director of PhoneWatch said; ai???PhoneWatch are delighted to be the title sponsor once again of this iconic sporting event which is a fitting tribute to PA?idAi??ai??i??s sporting life. We look forward to a successful weekend and would like to wish all the participants of the PhoneWatch ComA?rtas Peile PA?idAi?? Ai??SAi?? tournament the very best of luck. Go n-Ai??irAi?? go geal libh! ai???.
PA?idAi?? Monument Announcement
The PA?idAi?? Ai??SAi?? monument committee is pleased to announce that after the financial support of many people in the corporate sector and some fundraising events over the past year, they have almost all the budget required to erect a life-size bronze monument outside his home in Ard A BhA?thair as a reminder of PA?idAi??ai??i??s contribution to Irish society. A final push of fundraising is taking place at the moment to cover the costs associated with the launch event which will beAi??Ai??officially unveiled by Mick Oai??i??Dwyer on 16th May, 2015, on what would have been PA?idAi??ai??i??s 60th birthday.Ai??The monument is currently being created by well-known Sculptor Seamus Connolly from Kilbaha, Co. Clare who created (along with his son James) the John B. Keane statue in Listowel.
The PA?idAi?? Ai??SAi?? monument committee was formed in early 2014 to perpetuate the memory of the late PA?idAi?? O SAi??, 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.
For a programme of events and a full list of teams visit www.Paidiose.com
For media inquiries contact
Killian Burns, Organising Committee PRO ai??i?? Tel: 086-7988540
TEAMS AND DRAWS
|Senior Menai??i??s Competition Ai??(Sat, 21st Feb)
1 An Gaeltacht v Tullamore 12.00
2 Defence Forces v Macroom Ai??1.30
3 Monaleen v Aherlow
4 Dingle v Castlewellan
1v 4 In Dingle @ 4pm
2 v 3 in Gallarus @ 4pm
Senior Menai??i??s Final @3:15pm on Sunday in Gallarus
|Senior Ladies Competition (Sat, 21st Feb)
(All games in Caherslee, Tralee)
Rathmore v Ai??Garrycastle
Blessington v Corca Dhuibhne @1.30pm
Senior Ladies Final in Caherslee @4pm, Sat, 21st February
Intermediate Menai??i??s Competition
1 Annascaul v Ballinagore in Annascaul @ 12pm
2 Lispole v Eire Og in Lispole @ 1.30pm
3 Ballymore v St Pats Blennerville in Bai??i??rville @ 12pm
4 Ballydonoghue v Laragh United in Bai??i??ville @ 1.30pm
1 v 4 in Lispole @4pm
2 v 3 in Blennerville @4pm
Intermediate Menai??i??s Final on Sunday in Gallarus @ 1.40pm
Inter Ladies Competition Ai??(Sat, 21st Feb)
John Mitchells v Belgium Ladies @12pm in John Mitchellai??i??s, Tralee
Lucan Sarsfields v Burrishoole @ 12pm in Ballymacelligott (outside Tralee)
Intermediate Ladies Final in John Mitchells @ 4pm, Saturday, 21st February
Junior Menai??i??s Competition
Garryowen v Templenoe in Lispole @12pm
Templenoe v Madrid Harps in Annascaul @1.30pm
Garryowen v Madrid Harps in Annascaul @4pm
Group B (All games in Castlegregory)
Castlegregory v Glen Rovers @12pm
Castlegregory v Tara @ 1.30pm
Tara v Glen Rovers @4pm
Top team in each Group will contest the Junior Final on Sunday @ 12pm in Gallarus (An Gaeltacht pitch).
Junior Ladies Competition (Sat, 21st February)
(All games in Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee)
Dingle v Man Oai??i?? War @12pm
Causeway v Annascaul @ 1.30pm
Junior Ladies Final
Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee @ 4pm, Saturday, 21st February