SOLIHULL is well represented in the ranks of the Warwickshire Gaelic Football team flying out this morning (Friday) to take part in the annual ‘Feile’ at Portlaoise in Ireland this weekend.
Some 30,000 boys and girls, all aged under 14, will be taking part in the event with teams entered from as far afield as Europe and America as well as Britain and Ireland.
The Warwickshire lads, featuring many local youngsters, held their last training session at Catherine de Barnes Lane earlier this week in preparation for the tournament.
“It’s a massive event,” said proud mum Lisa Devlin, whose son Louis, a pupil at St Peter’s, is in the squad.
“He first started playing the sport at Our Lady of Compassion Primary and it’s gone on from there - he now plays for Sean McDermotts in Solihull,” said Lisa, who’ll be going over with her husband Peter to support the team.
Gaelic football is a cross between rugby and Australian Rules and is played by teams of 15.
The Feile first started in 1982 and is aimed at promoting sport, participation and friendship.