Teams descended on Bray Emmets creating an atmosphere of enthusiasm for being out in the fresh air and playing Gaelic football. Schools represented included St. Kevin’s, St. Cronan’s, Scoil Chualann, St. Pat’s, Newtown, Ashford, Kilmac, St. Brigid’s, Kilcoole, Greystones Educate Together, Roundwood, Gaelscoil Uí Chéadaigh, Gaelscoil na ClochaLiath, Greystones Community National School, Moneystownand St. Peter’s, with many schools bringing two or more teams. There were 6 round robin groups with each team playing a minimum of 3 games. There was some great score taking, passing and teamwork but best of all was the atmosphere of enjoyment and seeing the smiling faces of the boys who got the chance to once again participate and wear their school jersey with pride.
Thanks again to Dave Barry and Willie Braine of Bray Emmets and the Young Whistlers from Coláiste Ráithín andPres Bray who contributed hugely to the smooth running of the blitz.
Boys Football Gets Things Going in South Wicklow
Ballinakill hosted a boys’ football participation blitz on 5thMay. Teams included Aughrim, St. John’s, Nun’s Cross, Gaelscoil, Ballyconnell, Avoca, Réalt na Mara, Annacurra, Shillelagh, Laragh and Crossbridge.
Thanks to Darren Hayden, GDA, for setting up the pitches and co-ordinating the blitz; also to the Young Whistler from Réalt na Mara who did a great job refereeing.
The Girls Are Up Next!
Allianz 5th and 6th Class Girls Football Participation Day(North/East Wicklow)
A Girls Football Participation Blitz for 5th & 6th will take place on Thursday 12th May at 11.45am in Bray Emmets GAA Club.
Matches will be 9 a-side (possibly 11 a-side if numbers allow)
Matches will follow the 2 touch rule (1 hop, 1 solo; 2 solos)
Goals and points can be scored and a goalkeeper used
Date: Thursday 12th May
Location: Bray Emmets GAA Club
Please let Ronan Keddy (Oifigeach Peil na mBan CnamBChill Mhantáin) know via email/WhatsApp (086 3021594) by Tuesday 10th May if your school will be in attendance and, if so, how many teams you will be sending.
*Team mentors may be needed to referee some games.
South Wicklow Allianz 5th and 6th Class Girls Football Participation Day
Date: Thursday 12th May
Time: 10:45 a.m. (time to be confirmed)
Matches will be 7 a-side
Contact Padraig Murphy (0873481540) if interested
The Clash of the Ash is Next on the List
Allianz 5th and 6th Class Hurling Participation Day
19th May11:45 a.m. Bray Emmets (North Wicklow)
Ballinakill (South/West Wicklow)
*Schools will be contacted by email before the event and they can decide which venue suits them best to attend
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