19 February 2024

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Three Galway Sides To Line Out At Comortas Peile Paidi O Se This Weekend

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Three Galway Sides To Line Out At Comortas Peile Paidi O Se This Weekend

The countdown has begun for the Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2024, the famed club ladies and men’s Gaelic football tournament, taking place all across the Dingle Peninsula this weekend (23rd the 25th of February).

Defending champions Killannin of Galway line out again in the senior men’s Dermot Early Cup against Kildare’s Clane. If they progress in the straight knockout competition they will play the winners of Courtwood of Laois or Killrossanty of Waterford.

At junior level, Grainne Mhaols ladies will compete against Skerries of Dubin in the first round while on the other side of the draw Daingean Uí Chúis of West Kerry play Round Towers UK. In the junior men’s, Renvyle line out against Cahir of Tipperary while on the other side of the draw Beale of Kerry play Galbally of Limerick.

Interestingly, Renvyle’s first round game is against Cahir GAA club from Tipperary who boast 2fm Drivetime radio presenter Johnny O’Brien, AKA ‘Johnny B’ who is one of ‘The Two Johnnies’, the famous Irish comedy duo, and he has confirmed will be togging out.

15 counties from the four provinces of Ireland as well as one UK club will take part in the 35th edition of the Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé, with 28 adult men’s and ladies club teams coming for a weekend of competitive football and social events including popular Irish band Super Céilí at Páidí Ó Sé’s pub in Ventry, West Kerry.

Every year, we have the cream of GAA club football descending on West Kerry and this year sees many championship winning teams competing.

The football festival, which was founded by eight-time All-Ireland winner Páidí Ó Sé, is supported by Lidl Ireland, EJ Menswear, Kerry County Council Tourism Unit, Dooctor.ie, Medel Healthcare, Fáilte Ireland and Údarás na Gaeltachta, and has attracted over 30,000 club players since it was founded in 1989.

Comórtas Chairman, Pádraig Óg Ó Sé said; “We are thrilled to keep driving forward Páidí’s vision to attract new people to the peninsula every year to play Gaelic football. Clubs are really enthusiastic to be involved and we have planned a great weekend of craic and entertainment for them. A special mention is due to Lidl, who are in the seventh year of their partnership with us and who have committed more than €10 million to the development and promotion of Ladies Gaelic Football since 2016, Kerry County Council Tourism Unit and Údarás na Gaeltachta who are backing us also to continue with the Comórtas, as they understand the big benefit in terms of local tourism. We are also delighted that fashion retailers EJ Menswear of Sligo, who are related to the Ó Sé family, are again partnering up with us to ensure it will be a weekend to remember. Finally, we will be giving a discount for a health screening this year via our health partners Dooctor.ie, Medel Healthcare which is an important step in educating people about the importance of getting a health screening, particularly for people who exert their bodies on a regular basis

Stay tuned to @PIOs85 on X for match fixtures and times in advance of the weekend. 

Full details available on www.Paidiose.com

Twitter: @PIOs85  Hashtag:  #LidlComortas2024

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