Personally i think its a great competition. But its not the be all and end all that some people make it out to be.
From a player perspective i think its great for them to show off their talents to what is usually a bigger crowd than what they are used to, especially when you see some players family members turn up who would not normally be able to attend games.
With different divisions now being sent to represent Dublin at the national Feile can only be a good thing for some clubs. For example with Skerries winning the Division one Feile, have they ever had a team in a national competition like this before? It will raise the club profile and when you go to the national competition you forge new links with clubs from around the country.
We will never get rid of the over emphasis of winning the competition that some mentors and parents bring, Some are just an utter disgrace.The league would have more relevance on how the team is developing and then stepping up to U15 when championships kick in is where the more competitiveness should begin.
There are arguments for and against the competition but id keep it