Exceptional Féile generates €2 million

pORTLAOISE GAA secretary Peter O’Neil has thanked all the clubs who help make the recent Feile Peil na nÓg a big success.

pORTLAOISE GAA secretary Peter O’Neil has thanked all the clubs who help make the recent Feile Peil na nÓg a big success.

Mr O’Neill who was also Chairman of the local of the thank all involved in the memorable weekend of underage Gaelic Football which was centred in Portlaoise. Mr O’Neill told delegates at this week’s meeting of Laois County Borad that the event had generated an estimated €2 million for the local economy over the three day period.

Mr O’Neill thanked sincerely all the clubs in the county and he said they could be all very proud of themselves. He paid particular tribute to the Feile Committee who he said had worked hard to make the weekend a success. He complimented the great hospitality shown to all the visitors and the great community spirit adding that the thanks were coming in from all around the country and further afield.

The Feile Chairman thanked all the organisations and individuals who had helped over the weekend including the Laois GAA Executive, Leinster Council, GAA President Liam O’Neill, An Garda Siochana, Laois County Council, the Red Cross and Portlaoise Tidy Towns. He also thanked the local media and sponsors.

He also thanked co-hosts Offaly and said that while it was Laois’ event, the festival could not have been run without the assistance of their neighbours.

Laois GAA Chairman Brian Allen complimented the ‘exceptional effort’ of the Feile Committee and the clubs of the county in helping to make the recent Feile hosted in the county a great success.

It was estimated that the event generated €2 million for the local economy in Laois and Offaly.

Speaking at the July meeting of the County Board, Mr Allen thanked everyone involved with Feile and he said that it showed when Laois do things, they do them well.