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Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin

October 11th, 2022

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin

Young Whistlers Course (Football)

Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin will hold a Young Whistlers’ (Gaelic Football) course on Wednesday September 28th from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the hall of Kilcoole Primary School (St. Anthony’s Senior Building).  This course is for schools in the North-East region only. It will be co-ordinated by our GDA Garrett Doyle (we hope that similar Young Whistler programmes will be held in other districts and we are currently liaising with GDAs to investigate this possibility. Further information regarding dates/venues, etc will be sent out in due course).  As places are limited, please let secretary Brian Cornyn know as soon as possible if your school would like to participate. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Schools are asked to send a 6th class boy and girl on the day. These Young Whistlers will be asked to help referee at our upcoming blitzes, the first of which begins October 20th. A responsible, reliable pupil who shows enthusiasm and initiative would be a fantastic candidate!


Allianz 5th and 6th Class Boys Football Participation Blitz to take place in the North/East and South

Day 1 of our Boys’ Participation Blitz will take place next Thursday, 29th September.

Matches will be 9 a-side

Matches will follow the 2-touch rule (1 hop, 1 solo; 2 solos).

Points only may be scored

No age limits

North/East Day 1:

Date: Thursday 29th September

Time: 11:45am

Location: Bray Emmets GAA Club

Please let Áine Quinn, Oifigeach Peil na mBuachaillí know via email/WhatsApp (086 8803729) by Tuesday 27th September if your school will be in attendance and, if so, how many teams you will be sending.


Please contact Padraig Murphy if interested in attending using the following link:

Points of Interest from National General September Meeting

Rúnaí Brian Cornyn and PRO Pamela McDermott attended as the Wicklow delegates at the National Allianz Cumann namBunscol General September Meeting in Jury’s Croke Park Hotel on Saturday 24th September. The room buzzed with enthusiasm as primary school teachers made plans for a full year of Cumann na mBunscol activity. Cumann namBunscol’s aim is to make Gaelic games the games of choice for boys and girls in Ireland’s primary schools, and very oftenis the case that it is in the primary school that children get their first introduction to Gaelic games and subsequently go on to join their local club and possibly play for their county.

Some of the points to note included that:

A survey will be sent to each county which will be an audit of what is going on in counties to see what areas can be developed.  
There is a drive to promote handball and rounders.  
A new website has been launched which is well worth a look.  
Each county and school have been asked to promote Allianz as the main sponsor of Cumann na mBunscolactivities by tagging them on social media.  
There were many successful events held last year such as Cumann na mBunscol Week which was a great success, as well as the lucky 240 children who got to play in Croke Park over four weekends as part of the INTO Mini 7s.  
The Cornmarket Annual Awards and AGM will be held in Letterkenny on the 3rd and 4th March 2023.  Categories include: Pat Trainor Hall of Fame Award, Allianz Public Relations Award, County Publication, Promotion of Gaelic Games and Culture, Cur chun cin an ChultúirGhaeilge agus na gCluichí Gaelacha trí mheán naGaeilge, and School of the Year.  The closing date for entries will be on Wednesday 11th January 2023.  
It is hoped that the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol 50thanniversary publication, which is a book celebrating 50 years of primary school Gaelic games across the country, should be available for the AGM.

Wicklow Times Participation Day (5th and 6th Class Girls Football)

Unfortunately, this blitz had to be cancelled in both Bray Emmets and Ballinakill due to the inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for a later date and schools will be informed as soon as possible.


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



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