Feile Peile 2018

I’ll be honest…my knowledge of Féile Peile was minimal prior to the past weekend…and for someone who has been heavily involved (too heavily at times) with Gaelic Games, that statement is surprising and disappointing in equal context. However, that statement changed over the course of this past weekend with quite easily the…

…best weekend I have ever experienced in GAA terms.

Having been duped/roped into assisting with the fixtures and results of the weekend from a technical perspective by Diarmuid Cahill, alongside the genius that is Shane D’Arcy, we set up integrating the ServaSport feed into www.feilepeile2018.com/fixtures-and-results using a variety of HTML5, CSS3, PHP, and XML.

Not withstanding the phenomenal traffic that the feed garnered (at times the server could not cope with the volume of concurrent connections), the weekend proved to be an incredibly busy one, and although I didn’t see a football kicked, I must admit that it was a magical weekend to be involved in. Check out the videos, posts, and images using #feile2018 to get insights into the craic that was had!

Many thanks to Diarmuid for his gentle persuasion and to his trusty network of voluntary sidekicks from Counties Down, Louth, and Meath. I can’t believe I never got involved in Féile Peile before. That has changed…I’ve caught the Féile Bug!

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