Thomond Feis

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Thomond Feis
Irish Feis Tuamhan
Code hurling
Founded1913
Abolished1956
Region Munster (GAA) (GAA)
Most titles Limerick (14 titles)

The Thomond Feis was an annual hurling competition organised by the Munster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association between 1913 and 1956 for four of the top inter-county teams in the province of Munster in Ireland. [1]

Hurling outdoor team game

Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic and Irish origin. It is administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). The game has prehistoric origins, and has been played for 4,000 years. One of Ireland's native Gaelic games, it shares a number of features with Gaelic football, such as the field and goals, the number of players, and much terminology. There is a similar game for women called camogie. It shares a common Gaelic root with the sport of shinty, which is played predominantly in Scotland.

Munster GAA

The Munster Council is a Provincial Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association sports of hurling, Gaelic football, camogie, rounders and handball in the province of Munster.

Gaelic Athletic Association Irish amateur sporting and cultural organisation

The Gaelic Athletic Association is an Irish international amateur sporting and cultural organisation, focused primarily on promoting indigenous Gaelic games and pastimes, which include the traditional Irish sports of hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, Gaelic handball and rounders. The association also promotes Irish music and dance, and the Irish language.

The series of games were usually played in the summer months after the completion of the National Hurling League and before the start of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship. The prize for the winning team was a special set of gold medals for the winning team. The tournament was effectively a pre-season warm-up for Munster's top hurling teams and was played as a straight knock-out.

National Hurling League

The National Hurling League is an annual inter-county hurling competition featuring teams from Ireland and England. Founded in 1925 by the Gaelic Athletic Association, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation within the league system.

The Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship, known simply as the Munster Championship, is an annual inter-county hurling competition organised by the Munster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). It is the highest inter-county hurling competition in the province of Munster, and has been contested every year since the 1888 championship.

The Thomond Feis was a pre-championship hurling competition, with large crowds attending games.[ citation needed ] Taken seriously by players, it offered a good indicator of a team's upcoming championship form.[ citation needed ] Over time, however, it fell out of favour and was eventually scrapped.

Roll of honour

TeamWins
Colours of Limerick.svg Limerick 14
Colours of Tipperary.svg Tipperary 8
Colours of Cork.svg Cork 7
Colours of Clare.svg Clare 3

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References

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