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GLYNN BARNTOWN FOR COMÓRTAS PEILE PÁIDÍ Ó SÉ 13/02/17

| February 13, 2017
(l to tr) Pádraig Óg Ó Sé, Ventry, West Kerry, James Stafford, Glynn Barntown GAA, Kerry All-Star Paul Geaney and Matt Doyle, Glynn Barntown at the Dublin launch of the Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2017; the famed adult club Gaelic football tournament and festival which takes place 17-19 February in various GAA venues across the Dingle Peninsula. Details on www.paidiose.com.

(l to tr) Pádraig Óg Ó Sé, Ventry, West Kerry, James Stafford, Glynn Barntown GAA, Kerry All-Star Paul Geaney and Matt Doyle, Glynn Barntown at the Dublin launch of the Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2017; the famed adult club Gaelic football tournament and festival which takes place 17-19 February in various GAA venues across the Dingle Peninsula. Details on www.paidiose.com.

Glynn Barntown senior men’s team will make the big trip south west to compete in the Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2017, the famed club Gaelic football tournament and festival which takes place 17-19 February in Comórtas HQ at Páidí Ó Sé’s pub in Ventry and various GAA venues across the Dingle Peninsula in Kerry.

Glynn Barntown will compete in the Dermot Earley senior men’s cup which also includes 2016 Laois senior county champions Stradbally, Down’s Downpatrick which is managed by former Down footballer Conor Deegan, Dublin’s Fingallians, Kildare’s Sarsfields and Kerry’s An Daingean (Dingle) and host club An Ghaeltacht of West Kerry.

32 teams in all compete from 14 counties across all four provinces as well as teams from the UK and the United Arab Emirates in ladies and men’s senior, intermediate and junior competitions

Pádraig Óg. Ó Sé commented, ‘We are thrilled to have Glynn Barntown who are competing at the highest level in Wexford. For a team on the up, we hope the tournament will be a good yardstick as to their progress as footballers when they go up against successful senior sides from other counties. We are delighted to bring on board our new title sponsors Lidl who are already great supporters of Gaelic Games in Ireland as well as Grant Thorton who are both helping to maintain one of the oldest club tournaments in the country.”

The football festival, which is also supported by Grant Thorton, Lee Strand Milk, Fáilte Ireland and Kerry County Council Tourism Unit, has attracted over 13,000 club players since it began in 1989 and is a big boost for tourism in the area with over 1,800 bed nights created over three nights. This year, as well as nightly music and entertainment in Comórtas HQ at Páidí Ó Sé’s pub there will also be a special excerpt from a John B. Keane play hosted by the late playwright and author’s son Billy Keane on Sunday evening in the pub.

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