This year’s Féile boys got the year off to a busy start with a few days of bag packing at Dunnes Stores, Ashleaf Shopping Centre from 12th – 14th January. The boy’s weren’t sure what to expect given that this was their first experience of this type of sport, so we just told them to treat it like any other match.

So they did…..

There was a large enough crowd in Ashleaf over the 3 days, and from the get go, the Boden boys were slow to get into a rhythm. They stood off their markers a little too much and allowed them too much space and time to think. But once they realised that the rewards were there for the taking, they quickly changed tactics. Before long, each shopper was met full on before they even got out of their own half, and before they knew it, they were disposed of their bags and the packing was under way. It was precision teamwork at its best. One player holding the line, packing away, while his team-mate looking up at the conveyor belt, sorting groceries into different piles and shouting the next move in his ear. Real “heads-up” teamwork, and plenty of scores to show for it.

Well done lads!!

Many thanks to Dunnes Stores, Ashleaf for this opportunity, and to the Féile parents and committee for organising and helping out on the day. Keep up the good work everyone!

Next up for these energetic boys is the 5KM Fun Run at Marley Park next Saturday 21st January. Watch this space to see how they get on……