IN 38 days, almost 3,552 Under 14 footballers will descend on Derry City for the 2013 Feile Peil Na nOg which was officially launched last week.
GAA President, Liam O’Neill and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, were among guests in the City Hotel on Thursday with both praising the organisers and particpants alike.
Also in attendance was Feile Poster competition winner Cara McTaggart from St. Columba’s Primary School in Kilrea.
Approximately 10,000 people are expected to liine the 2.1 mile parade route through Derry City centre on Friday June 28th, where Mr. O’Neill will be joined by the Ladies Association’s Pat Quill to greet each team.
The action begins in earnest following the parade when the visiting teams from all over Ireland, England and the US arrive at the 74 host clubs throughout county Derry, as well as clubs in Counties Tyrone, Donegal and Antrim who are kindly helping out as they also did in 2010.
Approximately £2,500,000 si expected to be spent in local shops, hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, cafes, and other businesses throughout the county, by all those who visit, support and participate over that final weekend of June.