Saturday 25 February 2017

Páidí all set for football festival

This year's Tayto Topaz Comórtas Peile Páidí ó Sé will take place the first weekend in March and will attract GAA, music and culture lovers from all over Ireland.

The Comórtas will be launched this Tuesday evening in the Burlington Hotel -- and is becoming a calendar event attracting personalities from the sporting and political worlds. Past launches have been attended by Mick Galwey, Paul Galvin and many of ó Sé's former team-mates.

This year's event will be launched by Brian Cowen and a number of the current Kerry team are also expected, including corner-back Marc ó Sé. "It's not often so many past and present players get together in one place so it's always a great night's crack," said Páidí ó Sé. "It's one of those nights where you just never know what will happen or who you will meet."

Representatives from all the participating teams will also be present on Tuesday to officially launch the Comórtas, which is in its 22nd year. On March 4, 16 teams -- eight men's and eight women's -- from around the country will descend on West Kerry for a celebration of Gaelic games, Irish life and local tradition.

The event has become an eagerly anticipated fixture in the sporting calendar. The festival is a mix of music, culture, and of course Gaelic football. This year sees an exciting addition to the line-up with an American football photography exhibition. It is anticipated there will be 4,000 visitors to the Dingle Peninsula for the event.

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