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Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin Article 24

May 20th, 2024

Wicklow’s Rising Hurling Stars Clash: The Credit Union Cup 2024

Over 130 hurlers from across the county descended upon the Wicklow Centre of Excellence in Ballinakill for the annual Credit Union Cup.

Carnew N.S, St. Cronan’s N.S, St. Patrick’s N.S (Wicklow Town), St Patrick’s N.S (Bearna Chlé) and Scoil Chualann all competed for the division 1 title. Every match was keenly contested with no shortage of talent on show. It came down to the final game of the group between St. Cronan’s N.S and St. Patricks N.S Bearna Chlé with St. Cronan’s emerging victorious after a ding dong battle.

The division 2 competition involved Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath, Rathdrum N.S, St. Laurence’s N.S and Kilcoole P.S. This division was action packed with all the skills of our great game on show. Ultimately it was Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath who claimed the title with Rathdrum N.S receiving the runners up medals.

The division 3 group involved many players who are still eligible for primary school hurling and the experience gained this year is sure to be invaluable to them going forward. Teams from St.Patrick’s N.S in Wicklow town, 2 teams from St. Fergal’s N.S and a team from Crossbridge N.S up against each other for the title. It was Crossbridge N.S who came out on top winning all 3 of their games with St.Patricks’s N.S coming runners up. A special mention must go to St. Fergal’s N.S from Bray who turned out two teams and are making a huge effort in their school to promote the game of hurling.

A big thanks to all the teachers and mentors who helped prepare the teams for the competition. Thank you also to Conor Daly who coordinated on the day and also to all the referees who officiated.


Allianz Camogie Day on 22nd May

The 2024 girls Allianz camogie Day for 5th & 6th will take place on Wednesday 22nd May at 10:30am in the Centre of Excellence, Ballinakill.

Matches will be 9 a-side but can be adjusted depending on the numbers of both teams. Date: Wednesday 22nd May Time: 10:30am Location: Centre of Excellence, Ballinakill Please let Clíona know via return email/WhatsApp (087 6627223) by Monday 20th May if your school will be in attendance and, if so, how many teams you will be sending. Feel free to give her an idea of the level of your teams which can help us to put them into a group suitable to their ability. Exact details and fixtures will be sent out on Tuesday 21st May. We will do our best to have a many referees as possible there but some team mentors may be needed to referee games.


No player can participate in the matches if using a metal band on their hurl. All metal bands must be taped over. School mentors are asked to check hurls are clear of metal bands (or are taped) before the blitz starts. Any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to send Clíona a message.


Allianz Sports Day 2024 – Meeting, Information and Registration

What: Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Sports Day

Where: Charlesland Sports and Recreation Park, Greystones

When: Wednesday 7th June at 10 a.m. sharp.

Sports Day Meeting

The Sports Day meeting will take place on Wednesday 31st May in Newtown Primary School at 8 p.m.

The entry fee of €50 must be returned at this meeting.

1. The meeting will deal with the organisation of the sports day

2. School participants’ numbers will be handed out

3. Jobs will be allocated to ALL schools.

Due to the large number of schools taking part, for this to be a successful event and in the interest of fairness, it is essential that each participating school be represented and take responsibility for a job.


Online Registration

As in previous years we are using the online system for registration. This MUST be done before the meeting on Wednesday May 31st.

You can register online by clicking on the following link for the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Wicklow Sports Day Registration Page:


Sports Day Guidelines 2024

· A school representative must be present at the meeting on May 31st.

· Age limits = Competitors must be under 8, 9, etc. on January 1st 2024

· Competitors can only take part in one event (Track or Field).

*Relay Teams are made up from 4 runners who are already competing in track events.

Field Events

Long Kick

· In the Long Kick event the ball is kicked from a dead ball position or from hand.

· Competitors may have three attempts.

· Distance wins.

Long Puck

· In the Long Puck event the ball is hit from the hands or from the ground.

· Competitors may have three attempts.

· Distance wins.

· Helmets must be worn.

Long Throw

· In the Long Throw event a sliotar is thrown using an overarm throw.

· Competitors may have three attempts.

· Distance wins.

Long Jump

· In the Long Jump event competitors may take a run to jump off the (spring) board. If part of the foot is over the jumping board the jump does not count!

The last part of the body to touch the sand is the distance recorded.

· Competitors may have three attempts.

· Distance wins.

Tug of War (No age limits for this event)

· There are 6 members on the tug of war team with one sub.

· Competitors may wear football boots and gloves.

*Relay Races

Relay Teams are made up from 4 runners who are already competing in track events.

Other points to note:

· No late entries will be accepted due to the restricted number of lanes in the venue.

· Each school is responsible for the supervision and safety of their own participants and supporters and the Garda vetting of their volunteers.

Video recordings of races and events will not be accepted in affecting the judges’ decision. The judges’ decision will be final.

· Any grievances that arise are to be directed to the school’s own sports day coordinator! As teachers, we are all volunteers on the day!

· Running shoes must be worn for all track events. No football boots, spikes or running shoes with spikes removed are permitted for these track events.

· Long Puck, Long Kick, Long Jump and Ball Throw contests for girls are separate from boys.

· Competitors may have three attempts in these events.

· Medals will be presented after each final.

· Each school is responsible for their own litter. Please bring litterbags.

South Wicklow

In addition to the above fixtures…

5th and 6th Class Football Cups

Separate Boys and Girls Competitions running at the same time.

Thursday 13th June at 10:30 a.m. in Ballinakill


West Wicklow

24th May 3rd & 4th class (MIXED) Hurling Dunlavin

7th June 2nd class (MIXED) Football Blessington


Blitzes to take place on Fridays with throw in at 11am, please arrive in advance of this.

For any questions, please contact Cormac Noone (086 7013403) in relation to football and Conor Daly (086 0442762) for hurling.

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