Two members of a Syrian family who arrived in Belfast from warn-torn Aleppo just over two years ago won Feile Peil na nOg titles yesterday.
Amhed Soda made the news when he won an Antrim U12 hurling title with Patrick Sarsfields in 2016, and he now has a Feile Peil na nOg medal in his possession. His sister Renad also won a Feile Peil na nOg title with the West Belfast club's U14 girls team and both will now represent Sarsfields and Antrim at the national finals which are being jointly hosted by Down, Louth and Meath on the weekend of Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 1.
The Syrian refugee who hit the headlines Ahmed Soda won a feile title today for @Paddies1906 U14 boys whilst his sister Renad Soda also won a feile title with @Paddies1906 U14 girls in the match before #GAA #sportforlife- Antrim GAA (@AontroimGAA) April 15, 2018
Both will represent club and @AontroimGAA in @feilegaa pic.twitter.com/nrcyYk4ILn
Congrats to both our U14 Boys and Girls squads on @AontroimGAA @AntrimLGFA Feile success today. Great displays from both teams today. We now head to @feilegaa to represent @GAASouth and @AontroimGAA pic.twitter.com/piI81sFS30- Padraíg Saírseíl (@Paddies1906) April 15, 2018