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Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin (Article 21)

March 12th, 2023

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin (Article 21)

Rescheduled Girls’ Wicklow Times Shield Day 1

The original date for this blitz had to be cancelled due to the inclement weather.  Day 1 of the Allianz sponsored Cumannna mBunscol Wicklow Times Shield for Girls’ Football will now take place on Thursday 16th March in Bray EmmetsGAA Grounds at 11.45am.

This is a 9-a-side tournament, no age limit, goalkeeper, with 3 points awarded for a score over the bar and 1 point awarded into the net (the emphasis on point scoring).

Date: Thursday 16th March

Time: 11:45am

Location: Bray Emmets GAA Club

Rules: 9-aside, goalkeeper, 3 points awarded for over the bar, 1 point awarded for under the bar.

Please let Ronan Keddy, Oifigeach Peil na gCailíní Cumannna mBunscol, know via WhatsApp (086 3021594) no later than Tuesday 14th March if your school will be in attendance and, if so, how many teams you will be sending.

The results from Day 1 will be used to grade and assign teams to a particular division for Day 2 of the competition which will take place on Thursday 30th March. Trophies and medals will be awarded to the winners and runners up of each division on Day 2 of the competition.

Finally, Cumann na mBunscol relies on the generosity of GAA clubs to host events. We ask all schools to remind students to be respectful of facilities during a Blitz e.g. use of bathrooms, taking rubbish with them etc. 

West Wicklow – Blitzes in Baltinglass and Hollywood

There was a 5th and 6th class girls blitz as well as a 3rd and 4th class boys blitz held in Baltinglass and Hollywood respectively. The focus of these blitzes was on participation. Schools represented at the girls blitz in Baltinglass included Valleymount, Dunlavin, Baltinglass and Hollywood national schools.  The same schools attended the boys blitz in Hollywood, with the addition of Donard NS.  Well done to all involved.

INTO Skills Challenge County Final – A Chance to Play in Croke Park

The annual Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin Skills Competition County Final will take place in Wicklow GAA Centre of Excellence, Ballinakill on Wednesday 22nd March

Please take particular notice of the age restriction regarding this event. Note that the age limit has changed and is now the same for all schools regardless of enrolment numbers. Participants must be born on or after January 1st 2011.

If a child has represented Wicklow in Croke Park previously in any code they cannot take part at any level of the skills test again e.g. regional skills day, etc. 

The top performing pupils in the County Skills tests will have the opportunity to represent their school and county during the half-time of selected All Ireland Series games during the summer. Best of luck to all involved!

Upcoming FixturesNorth/East Wicklow

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.


Upcoming Fixtures – South Wicklow

3rd and 4th Class Girls Football To Be Rescheduled

Unfortunately, this event could not take place due to the inclement weather.  It is hoped to reschedule it later in the year.

3rd and 4th Class Boys Football23rd March in Ballinakill

A 3rd and 4th class boys football blitz will take place in Ballinakill on Thursday 23rd March. This will be an outdoor blitz. Please fill out the form below to register by 2pm next Thursday 16th March. We will be organising pitches, referees and fixtures so it is very important that teams are registered on time.


Upcoming Fixtures – West Wicklow

23rd March5th/6th Class Boys Dunlavin @ 11.00am

20th April3rd/4th Class Girls Baltinglass @ 11.00am

27th April5th/6th Class mixed (Small Schools) Stratford @ 11.00am

4th May5th/6th Class Boys Blessington @ 11.00am

25th May5th/6th Class Girls Dunlavin @ 11.00am

15th June1st/2nd class mixed Baltinglass @ 11.00am

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