Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin
Welcome back to the start of another school year. Let’s hope it’s a happy, healthy and successful one. We have an exciting calendar of events planned for 2022 – 2023 and are looking forward to it. Well done to those who represented the Garden County in Croke Park during the summer, what an amazing achievement, you should be very proud of yourselves.
Dreams Do Come True!
Congratulations to Josh who represented Cumann namBunscol Chill Mhantáin and Scoil Naomh Iosaf Baltinglassin the INTO Mini 7’s in Croke Park at the All-Ireland Final! Maith thú Josh!
Read his account of the day…
I was very excited when my teacher organised for 5th and 6th class to participate in trials for the Cumann na mBunscolcompetition.
This was a chance for me to play in Croke Park. I fortunately won the trials in Blessington and Ballinakill. The prize was to represent my school, club and county in Croke Park.
A few weeks later news came through that I would be playing at half time in the All–Ireland Final!
Kerry v Galway on Sunday 24th July was the big day. I was super excited. It was the best experience ever and I will treasure the memories of the day forever. I played for Galwayin the number 8 jersey. To enter the pitch while 82,500 people watched you play was a dream come true. It was also great to play with other boys from all over Ireland.
I would like to thank Scoil Naomh Iosaf Baltinglass, Wicklow GAA, INTO and Cumann Na mBunscol for making this dream come true.
Josh Furlong, 6th Class, Scoil Naomh Iosaf Baltinglass
Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin
North East Fixtures List 2022-2023
Registration and County AGM
This will take place on the 14th September at 4 p.m. in ScoilChaoimhín Naofa, Laragh where schools can register for North-East, South and West Allianz Cumann na mBunscolactivities. The cost for the 2022-2023 school year is €50. Schools must attend the AGM and must be registered to play. Light refreshments will be provided.
Term One – Focus on participation–based games
Wicklow Times Participation Day (5th and 6th Class Girls Football)
22nd September at 11.45 a.m. in Bray GAA grounds – Girls’ football blitz, nine-a-side and no age limit. Points only
Young Whistlers Course (Football)
28th September in Kilcoole Primary School at 3.30 p.m.
Allianz Participation Day (5th and 6th Class Boys Football)
29th September at 11.45 a.m. in Bray GAA grounds – Boys’ football blitz, nine-a-side and no age limit. Points only
Allianz Camogie League Day
6th October at 11.45 a.m. in Bray GAA grounds. Nine-a-side and no age limit.
Boys’ Allianz Hurling Blitz Day
13th October – at 11.45 a.m. in Bray GAA grounds. Nine-a-side and no age limit.
Wicklow Times Participation Day (3rd and 4th Class Girls Football)
20th October at 11.45 a.m. in Bray GAA grounds – Girls’ football blitz, nine-a-side and no age limit. Points only.Young Whistlers can be used.
Allianz Football Participation Day (3rd and 4th Class Boys)
27th October at 11.45 a.m. in Bray GAA grounds. Boys’ football blitz, nine-a-side and no age limit. Points only. Young Whistlers can be used.
Allianz Tráth na gCeist
Thursday 10th November at 7.30 p.m. in Lynhams, Laragh
Focus on Indoor Blitzes are participation–based
Hurling Young Whistlers Course Thursday 19th January.Venue to be confirmed.
(3rd / 4th Class) Indoor Boys/Girls’ Hurling/Camogie Blitz
19th, 26th January Venue to be confirmed.
Indoor hurling tournament for boys and girls in 3rd and 4thClass. 6th Class. Young Whistlers can used. These are not mixed boys/girls teams.
The emphasis in this competition is on participation and sport for all, 7 a-side.
Schools will attend on 1 of these days. Please let us know if you cannot attend on 1 of these days.
Indoor Camogie/Hurling (1st/2nd Class)
Thursday 23rd February Venue to be confirmed. Young Whistlers welcome.
Boys’ Football Allianz Coughlan Cup Day 1
2nd March Bray Emmets
Eleven-a-side and no age limit at 11.45 a.m.
Points only, goalkeeper. 3 points for a point, 1 point for a goal.
Girls’ Wicklow Times Shield Day 1
9th March at 11.45 a.m. in Bray – 9 a-side
Goalkeeper, points worth 3, goals worth 1 point
Boys’ Football Allianz Coughlan Cup Day 2
23rd March at 11.45am in Bray Emmets
Eleven-a-side. This is a competitive competition. Full rulesapply.
Girls’ Wicklow Times Shield Day 2
30th March at 11.45 a.m. in Bray Emmets – 9 a-side. This is a competitive competition. Full rules.
INTO Skills Challenge
(Two pupils per school may participate in each discipline – Boys’ and Girls’ Football, Camogie and Hurling.)
Regional events will take place on the week of 13th March (on the Mon/Tue/Wed) and those selected will go forward to a county selection day which will be held on the week of the 20th March (on the Mon/Tue/Wed) in Ballinakill.
Credit Union Cup (Hurling)
18th May at 11.45 a.m. (Venue to be confirmed). One day boys’ nine-a-side hurling blitz. Competitive based games.
Allianz Camogie Day
25th May at 11.45 a.m. (Venue to be confirmed). One day girls’ nine-a-side camogie blitz. Competitive based games
Sports Day Meeting
Wednesday 31st May at 8.00 p.m. in NewtownmountkennedyPrimary School
It is imperative that any school participating in Sports Day 2023 is represented at this meeting.
Wednesday 7th June at 10.00 a.m. in Charlesland Sports and Recreational Centre (There are strict age limits for Sports Day)
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