Memorable Féile weekend for everyone at St. Enda’s

June 23rd, 2014 | General News, U14 Football and Hurling

John Dermody, Barrow Rangers U14 manager, John McElholm St. Enda's Chairman, Willie Hanlon Barrow Rangers Chairman and Ciaran McDaid, St. Enda's U14 Manager, exchange mementos during the Feile weekend.

John Dermody, Barrow Rangers U14 manager, John McElholm St. Enda’s Chairman, Willie Hanlon Barrow Rangers Chairman and Ciaran McDaid, St. Enda’s U14 Manager, exchange mementos during the Feile weekend.

AFTER three very hectic days, the Féile campaign for 2014 came to an end on Sunday for St. Enda’s and our guests Barrow Rangers from Kilkenny.

The final day started with two semi-final games at Healy Park in the Division Six Shield and Cup competition. Sadly for St. Enda’s, a second half comeback by Wexford Club Our Ladys Island denied the Healy Park boys an opportunity of appearing in an historic All-Ireland Shield final. The Wexford team went on to win the overall title. Omagh led by 0-3 to 0-1 at half-time but the Wexford boys found the net twice to break local hearts. However there was plenty to cheer about in the Cup semi-final at Healy Park when our Feile guests Barrow Rangers staged a great performance to overcome Galway side Cill Teidhil on the score of 2-6 to 0-3. Unfortunately the Feile odssey for Barrow ended at Garvaghey in the finals where they were overcome by Naomh Moinne of Louth.

The Feile weekend proved to be an exceptional experience for everyone at Omagh St. Enda’s and we were delighted to welcome our Kilkenny guests. Great friendships were made and we’re confident that the Tyrone-Kilkenny relationship will last well in to the future.

The young Barrow boys presented their host families with special mementos at the club BBQ on Saturday night and the clubs also exchanged gifts. One of the highlights for our own boys was the presentation of hurls signed by Kilkenny legends DJ Carey and Henry Shefflin to every one of the U14 hurlers.

Many thanks to all the host families and to club members who assisted in any way to make this a successful weekend for St. Enda’s and Barrow Rangers. Healy Park and St. Patrick’s Park proved to be excellent locations for the many games and all the visiting teams from Galway,, Wexford, Longford, Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim and of course Kilkenny were well impressed by the facilities and local hospitality. It was a great occasion to be a St. Enda’s member.

Full range of photos from the three days of Féile at Healy Park can be found on our Photo Gallery.

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Feile hosts Ann and Kevin Cunningham and family receive a special memento from their Barrow Rangers Sean Murphy and Ciaran O’Neill

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Feile hosts Ann and Kevin Cunningham and family receive a special memento from their Barrow Rangers Sean Murphy and Ciaran O’Neill

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Feile host Donal Lagan receives a special memento from Barrow Rangers guest Kieran Brennan

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Declan and Katherine Taggart and sons Fionnbharr and Cormac receive a special memento from their Barrow Rangers guest Conor Hanlon

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Feile host Declan McGirr receives a special memento from his Barrow Rangers guests Eamon Roche and Ciaran Hanlon

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Hosts Fiona and Ciaran O’Neill and son Byron receive a special memento from Barrow Rangers guests Conor Blake and Josh Barcoe

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Host family Irene and Dominic McClements and son Matthew receive a special memento from Barrow Rangers guests Sean O’Neill, James English and Edward O’Neill

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Feile Host Colette and Aidan Corry and family receive a special memento from their Barrow Rangers guests Ruairi Breen and Eoin O’Connor

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Host family Niall Laird, son Sean and daughter Scarlett receive a special memento from their Barrow Rangers guests Jack McDonald and Liam Hogan

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Declan and Katherine Taggart and sons Fionnbharr and Cormac receive a special memento from their Barrow Rangers guest Conor Hanlon and sisters

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Host family Paul and Nuala Groogan and sons Ben and Tom receive a special memento from their Barrow Rangers guests James Lennon and Dermot Hennessy — at Healy Park.

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Justin and Grainne McClements and son Tom receive a special memento from their Barrow Rangers guests Matthew Fitzpatrick and Nicholas Brennan

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The Lagan family, Ciaran, Donal and Orlagh, receive a special memento from their Barrow Rangers guest for the Feile weekend.

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Willie Hanlon, Chairman of the Barrow Rangers club and John McElholm, St. Enda’s Chairman exchange special Feile mementos.

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St. Enda’s U14 manager Ciaran McDaid presents a photo of the combined St. Enda’s and Barrow Rangers team to the Barrow manager John Dermody. 

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The action is about to begin in the Feile Shield sem-final at Healy Park against Our Ladys Island, Wexford.