For the first time in the history of Mayo Camogie there were four teams competing in this year’s Feile competition – Claremorris, Castlebar Mitchels, Na Brideoga & Westport.
The rain held off in Westport as we proudly hosted this year’s event.
The match schedule was as listed below and match referees were Mel Kenny from Westport and Pat Conlon from Castlebar.
A minutes silence was held before the competition began for Galway camogie players Kate Moran (Athenry) and Eimear Ni Chongaile (Cois Fharraige) who both tragically passed away recently.
Westport took on Claremorris in their first year taking part in this competition. They performed well against our players in their first match and while their goalkeeper was kept busy she made many great saves. Westport progressed to the final and watched the second semi-final with interest.
The second semi-final was Na Brideoga against Castlebar Mitchels. This was a tough match but Castlebar had a stronghold on the scoreboard from early on. The Na Brideoga players fought valiantly till the end and never made it easy for Castlebar, who took victory and proceeded to the final.
The final was a tough, closely fought battle between ourselves and neighbours Castlebar Mitchels. An early point for Castlebar gave them great encouragement and they fought hard for every ball. Westport took a little time to settle into the game, but a goal in the first half was a turning point and they took the game up a gear from there. Castlebar, with a team full of very skillful players kept the game tight and for all spectators it was tense until the end.
Westport had a well deserved win and retain the Mayo Feile trophy for 2022 – congratulations. We are so proud of all the players and coaches – thank you for all your efforts and well done!
Thanks to all the parents, coaches, officers who all contributed in many ways to the wonderful hospitality shown to all the visiting clubs.