Flanagan wants to expand the Feile experience

December 11, 2019

Cork's Eire Og - John West Feile Division 1 Camogie champions 2019.

The GAA’s new Director of Games Development aims to give more teams and clubs the opportunity to play games outside of their county.

Kildare native Shane Flanagan was a member of the Talent Academy and Player Development Review Committee and, speaking at the launch of its report, yesterday he revealed that the possibility of scrapping the national Feile competition was never on the agenda.

“I was at a session where I sat at a table of 16-year-old players and the feedback we got from players throughout the process was incredible,” he told The Irish Daily Star.

“They want, like other players, the opportunity to play outside the county more often.

“So what we are actually saying is what we would like to investigate where possible expanding that Feile experience.

“Give more teams and clubs the opportunity to play outside the county as part of that overall Feile experience and include other age groups, not at national level or all age grades but regional and provincial and then maybe national level.

“But to give young lads the experience of playing teams from other parts of the country.”

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