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Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin Article 29

June 17th, 2024

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin Article 29

‘Stop the Drop’ Campaign Features at Super Sports Day

The 12th June saw schools from all over Wicklow descend on Charlesland Sports and Recreation Park in Greystones set and ready to race! The day began with a parade around the track with each school displaying their banner, wearing their school’s colours with pride and singing Amhrán na bhFiann. The best turned out school was St. Kevin’s Greystones and they were awarded with a plaque and a set of ‘Stop the Drop’ jerseys. The jerseys were kindly sponsored by Cumann na mBunscol sponsors Allianz who have recently launched an important campaign called ‘Stop the Drop’ which highlights a concerning statistic. One in five children stop participating in sports between primary and secondary school in Ireland. As part of the campaign Allianz provided each county with ‘Stop the Drop’ jerseys to distribute to pupils participating in Cumann na mBunscol activities as a way of encouraging them to stay in sport. As a committee we thought that the Allianz Sports Day was the perfect place to distribute these jerseys. Each participating school got a set to distribute how they see fit and as many winners who graced the podium as jerseys allowed also got a jersey.


After the parade, activities got underway with the relay teams taking to the track for the first event of the day. There were races for Under 8’s up to Over 12’s which covered different distances including 50m, 80m, 100m, 200m and 600m. Field events included long kick, long puck, ball throw, long jump and tug of war.


Cathaoirleach Ciara did a fine job of MC and kept every event ticking along nicely. Each boy and girl represented their school impeccably and should be very proud of themselves. Special thanks to all the teachers, parents, past pupils, first aid team and volunteers who assisted in the running of the day. Thanks to Teresa Kinnane and the staff in Charlesland, we are grateful to have the use of such fantastic facilities.  The Sports Day is a day run by volunteers and without such good nature and teamwork it would be possible to hold such an event, to all of those Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin are indebted.  Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine!


Finally, and most importantly well done to each and every child who took part, many of whom have seldom, or maybe never, ran on a track before so this is a wonderful experience for them.  We hope it gives them a grá for it and that they will be back again. The success of the Irish team at the European Championships will also be inspiring the next generation of athletes and no doubt with the talent on show there may be a future team members who graced the track in Charlesland! The level of sportsmanship displayed on the day was truly remarkable.  Children could be seen shaking hands at the end of events, congratulating each other on the podium and helping each other out. This lovely atmosphere of sportsmanship was a credit to them and their schools.  It is days like this that children remember and the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Sports Day is one such memory that will stay with them forever. Let’s hope it helps to ‘Stop the Drop’ too!


Participating schools: St. Patrick’s Curtlestown, Gaelscoil Chill Mhantáin, Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath, Gaelscoil Uí Chéadaigh, Greystones Educate Together, Kilcoole Primary School, Rathdrum Boys, Ravenswell Primary School, Scoil na Coróine Mhuire Ashford, Talbotstown, St. Brigid’s Greystones, St. Cronan’s, St. Fergal’s, St. Mary’s and St. Gerard’s Enniskerry, St. Peter’s, St. Andrew’s Bray, St. Patrick’s Wicklow, St. Kevin’s Greystones, St. Patrick’s Greystones, Newtownmountkennedy Primary School, Greystones Community National School and St. Laurence’s.

Sports Day Results

U8 50m Boys
1st Lycon Power  – Greystones Community National School
2nd Max  Kelly Trogen  – Kilcoole Primary School
3rd Luke  Wade   – St Laurence’s National School, Greystones

U8 80m Boys
1st Tristan Healy   – St Laurence’s National School, Greystones
2nd Max Kelly – Kilcoole Primary School
3rd Daithí Furlong  – Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray

U8 50m Girls
1st Aria Ní Thóibín  – Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray

2nd Emily Byrne  – Kilcoole Primary School
3rd Sabrina Perry – Greystones Community National School

U8 80m Girls
1st Isabelle Clarkson – Scoil na Coróine Mhuire, Ashford

2nd Ava Nic Aonghusa  – Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray
3rd Molly  Toomey  – Scoil Naisiunta Naomh Brid, Talbotstown
U9 50m Boys

1st Daniel O Mairtín – Gaelscoil Chill Mhantáin, Ráth Naoi

Conor Drumm – St Patrick’s National School, Wicklow Town
Ronán Gough – Gaelscoil na Clocha Liatha

U9 80m Boys
1st Jamie Santry – St Patrick’s National School, Greystones

2nd Ardan Jayawardene – Kilcoole Primary School
3rd Ethan Breslin   – St Laurence’s National School, Greystones

U9 50m Girls
1st Rosie King – Greystones Community National School

2nd Elianne Flynn – Scoil Naisiunta Padraig Naofa, Curtlestown
3rd Grace O’Sullivan – Greystones Educate Together

U9 80m Girls

1st Amelia  Martin  – Newtownmountkennedy Primary School
2nd Mya Milsena  – Greystones Community National School
3rd Robyn Guerin  – St Fergal’s N.S.
U10 50m Boys

1st Antoni Biskup  – St Cronan’s National School, Bray
2nd Brook De Brún  – Gaelscoil na Clocha Liatha
3rd Beau  – Greystones Community National School

U10 80m Boys
1st Fionn  Tilson  – St Laurence’s National School, Greystones
2nd Oisin O Brien  – St Brigid’s School, Greystones
3rd Henry Scagrill – St Andrew’s National School, Bray

U10 50m Girls
1st Eve O’Neill – St Mary’s and Gerard’s, Enniskerry

2nd Brannagh Ní Mheachair  – Gaelscoil Chill Mhantáin, Ráth Naoi
3rd Georgia  Tobin  – St Peter’s National School, Bray

U10 80m Girls
1st Ciara Ní Fhaith – Gaelscoil na Clocha Liatha

2nd Julianne Buck Ní Airt – Gaelscoil Chill Mhantáin, Ráth Naoi
3rd Julia Halka – St Kevin’s, Greystones

U11 80m Boys
1st Aidan Mc Gerr – St Brigid’s School, Greystones

2nd Daniel De Bhál – Gaelscoil na Clocha Liatha
3rd Armandas Antanavicius – Scoil na Coróine Mhuire, Ashford; Joshua Doyle  – St Cronan’s National School, Bray

U11 200m Boys

1st Oliwier Gruszka  – St Fergal’s N.S.

2nd Ben  McFadden  – St Brigid’s School, Greystones

3rd Jack Ó Súilleabháin  – Gaelscoil Chill Mhantáin, Ráth Naoi

U11 80m Girls

1st Lucia Brock  – St Brigid’s School, Greystones

2nd Sophie  Byrne  – Kilcoole Primary School
3rd Pippa Ní Cheallaigh  – Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray

U11 200m Girls

Laura  Williams  – St Brigid’s School, Greystones
Edrea Chidi  – Scoil na Coróine Mhuire, Ashford
Alannah Bailey  – St Andrew’s National School, Bray

U12 100m Boys

1st Christian Iftimie  – St Patrick’s National School, Wicklow Town
2nd Mason Kelly  – Kilcoole Primary School
3rd Harry  Gormley  – St Brigid’s School, Greystones

U12 600m Boys

1st Charlie Sheridan – St Cronan’s National School, Bray

2nd Max Naughton – St Andrew’s National School, Bray
3rd Harvey Ebbs  – Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray

U12 100m Girls
1st Poppy Nolan  – Greystones Educate Together
2nd Amelie Wenk  – Kilcoole Primary School
3rd Sophie McFadden  – St Brigid’s School, Greystones

U12 600m Girls

1st Eva Snell – Gaelscoil Chill Mhantáin, Ráth Naoi
2nd Orla  Ní Bhreisleáin  – Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray
3rd Lianna Demery Vaughan  – St Brigid’s School, Greystones

O12 100m Boys
1st Daniel Kelly  – St Andrew’s National School, Bray
2nd Fionn Mullaney  – St Fergal’s N.S.
3rd Raphael  Bacaoanu  – St Laurence’s National School, Greystones

O12 600m Boys
1st Ollie Greaney  – Ravenswell Primary School
2nd Arthur Brunton  – St Cronan’s National School, Bray
3rd Scottie Tinsley  – St Kevin’s, Greystones

O12 100m Girls

1st Isabella MacLeod  – Kilcoole Primary School

2nd Robyn Ní Dhubhshláine  – Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray
3rd April Dunne  – St Kevin’s, Greystones

O12 600m Girls

1st Laragh Coughlan  – St Kevin’s, Greystones

2nd Saorla  Ní Artlaigh  – Gaelscoil Chill Mhantáin, Ráth Naoi
3rd Maria Hanley  – St Brigid’s School, Greystones

Boys Relay
1st St Brigid’s School, Greystones
2nd St Laurence’s National School, Greystones
3rd St Patrick’s National School, Wicklow Town

Girls Relay

1st St Brigid’s School, Greystones
2nd Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray

3rd Gaelscoil Chill Mhantáin, Ráth Naoi

U12 Long Kick Boys

1st Kayden Connolly – St Patrick’s National School, Wicklow Town

2nd Niall Dignam – Gaelscoil Chill Mhantáin, Ráth Naoi
3rd Ríain Ó Gallachóir – Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray

O12 Long Kick Boys

1st Aidan Kearns  – Rathdrum Boys National School
2nd Devin Tunikowski  – Gaelscoil na Clocha Liatha
3rd Will Carey  – St Patrick’s National School, Wicklow Town

U12 Long Kick Girls
1st Belle O’ Sullivan – Scoil na Coróine Mhuire, Ashford
2nd Maisey  O Beirne   – St Laurence’s National School, Greystones
3rd Zara Byrne  – St Fergal’s N.S.

O12 Long Kick Girls
1st Mia Ní Dhúill-Mhuirí – Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray

2nd Sara Kostanska – St Laurence’s National School, Greystones
3rd Jessica Tuthill – St Brigid’s School, Greystones

U12 Long Puck Boys

1st Jamie Noctor  – St Patrick’s National School, Wicklow Town
2nd Lucas  Byrne Cahill  – Rathdrum Boys National School
3rd Tomás Duncan  – St Cronan’s National School, Bray

O12 Long Puck Boys

1st Dylan O’ Rourke Shortt  – Greystones Community National School
2nd M.J Conway  – St Patrick’s National School, Wicklow Town
3rd Evan Hatton  – Kilcoole Primary School

U12 Long Puck Girls
1st Ava Ní Dhuinn  – Gaelscoil na Clocha Liatha
2nd Ali Rae De Rá  – Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray
3rd Aifric Smyth  – Kilcoole Primary School

O12 Long Puck Girls

1st Lucy O Regan   – St Laurence’s National School, Greystones

2nd Ava Flynn – Kilcoole Primary School
3rd Réaltín Ní Néill  – Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray

U12 Ball Throw Boys

1st Riordan Connolly – St Cronan’s National School, Bray

2nd Aidan Kiernan – St Kevin’s, Greystones
3rd Jan Farrar – Greystones Educate Together

O12 Ball Throw Boys

1st Benen Dallaghan   – St Laurence’s National School, Greystones
2nd Max Petit  – Greystones Educate Together
3rd Tyler Sweeney Kearney  – St Peter’s National School, Bray

U12 Ball Throw Girls

1st Chloe Fleming – St Kevin’s, Greystones

2nd Ellie May Duffy  – St Patrick’s National School, Wicklow Town
3rd Shelby Testa  – Newtownmountkennedy Primary School

O12 Ball Throw Girls
1st Caoimhe Ní Bhriain  – Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray
2nd Eliza Bonsu  – Newtownmountkennedy Primary School
3rd Lana Bolger   – St Laurence’s National School, Greystones

U12 Long Jump Boys

1st Conor Fleming – St Kevin’s, Greystones

2nd Barry Mac Réamonn – Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray
3rd Sidney Baumann – Scoil Naisiunta Padraig Naofa, Curtlestown

O12 Long Jump Boys

1st Alex Porter – St Kevin’s, Greystones

2nd Elliott Byrne – Newtownmountkennedy Primary School
3rd Cathal Coakley – Greystones Educate Together
U12 Long Jump Girls

1st Teagan Vince  – Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray
2nd Mila Dowling  – Greystones Educate Together
3rd Eva McGinn  – Newtownmountkennedy Primary School

O12 Long Jump Girls
1st Willow Walsh – Greystones Educate Together

2nd Caelyn Aelward Flynn – St Kevin’s, Greystones
3rd Maryann Anton – Newtownmountkennedy Primary School

Tug of War
1st St Fergal’s N.S.
2nd St Patrick’s National School, Wicklow Town
3rd St Peter’s National School, Bray

Best Turned Out School

St. Kevin’s Greystones


Determination Shown by Wicklow Boys at the Carlow Lift and Strike

It was a wet and windy day on the 13th June in Éire Óg, however this did not stop 16 Wicklow boys from showing determination and enthusiasm in the Carlow Lift and Strike competition. Schools representing Wicklow included Crossbridge, Coolafancy, Rathcoyle, Knockananna, Kilcommon and Donard. A massive thank you to all the schools that took part and to the parents for arranging transport for their children and for cheering them on! It was great to see so many young boys taking part. Thanks also to the referees and all those who were involved in the organising of this competition and making it a success despite the weather.

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