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City cued up for National Féile finals

THE Féile sliotar is beginning to roll that bit quicker. The May days can't come quickly enough. That's when the Dublin finals will be held.

The National finals take place in July. It's the first time in almost 30 years that Dublin have hosted the National Féile finals.

Over 5,000 will be taking part in the national finals on July, 5, 6 and 7 in camogie, hurling and handball. Proceedings will begin with a parade from Croke Park to O'Connell Street.

The first National Féile na nGael was held in 1974. Dublin have had their share of camogie success.

The Division 1 competition is named after the legendary camogie personality, Agnes Purcell. Dublin had a golden spell from 1979 to '84. Woodville took the crown in '79 and '80. Marino won it for the following two years and An Caislean collected gold in 1984.

There was then an almost 20-year gap before St Vincent's were champions in 2003. And in 2008 and 2010, Lucan Sarsfields hit the jackpot. The Dubs also had final appearances from Marino (1978), Ballyboden St Enda's (1991) and St Vincent's in 2005. There was also Division 2 success for Crumlin (1983) and Ballyboden St Enda's (1999), while the Dublin Skills winners were Ann Wolfe (1982) and Michelle Cameron (1986).

Dublin Féile officials are now asking players, mentors to send cuttings or pictures they might have to feile2012@dublingaa.ie.