Camogie

Dicksboro claim Division One Feile Camogie title

A first-half Libby Carroll goal proved decisive as Dicksboro edged out Newcastlewest

Dicksboro (Kilkenny) 1-3
Newcastlewest (Limerick) 0-3

A first-half Libby Carroll goal proved decisive as Dicksboro edged out Newcastlewest in a tight John West Feile na nGael Division 1 Shield Camogie final at Blackrock, Cork on Sunday.

Leading 1-2 to 0-2 at the interval Dicksboro held out under huge pressure with Rachel Dowling contributing three points as scores from Lilly Duggan kept Newcastlewest in the match.

The John West Féile na nGael Under-14 hurling and camogie finals took place over a hectic weekend of action across Cork and Kerry.

This is the fourth year that natural protein experts John West have sponsored the underage tournament, which is the biggest of its kind in Europe.

Camogie Association President Kathleen Woods with referee John O’Leary and team captains Rose Kelly, Dicksboro and Molly Murphy, Newcastlewest, before their John West Féile na nGael Camogie Shield final at Blackrock, Cork on Sunday.

Throughout its sponsorship of the Féile, John West has focused on encouraging children to participate in Gaelic Games while emphasising the importance natural protein plays in fuelling a young athlete.

The highly-anticipated competition gives up-and-coming GAA stars the chance to play in respective John West Féile tournaments (Divisions 1-9) at a level which suits their age and strengths.

160 boys and 96 girls teams from all over Ireland compete regionally to win a coveted place at the finals weekend.
Games were highly competitive with players showcasing great skill and determination.

All travelling teams were accommodated by host families, greatly enhancing the community spirit of the event.

John West Feile Peile Na nOg takes place this year across Galway and Mayo over the weekend of June 28-30.

Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne is the Head of Sport and News in KCLR96FM. He's an avid rugby fan and can be seen frequenting Leinster and local clubs games. He loves his GAA too and is a former hurler and footballer and stood between the posts for his home club of Kiltegan for many years. He's also a Man U fan for his troubles and shouts for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
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