Time for the Ladies to Shine
Allianz 5th and 6th Class Girls Football Participation Day(North/East Wicklow)
A Girls Football Participation Blitz for 5th and 6th class took part in Bray Emmets GAA Club on Thursday 12th May. Schools represented included St. Laurence’s, Kilcoole, ScoilChualann, Ashford, Roundwood, St. Brigid’s, Gaelscoil naClocha Liath, Greystones Educate Together, Newtown, Kilmac, Greystones Community National School and St. Peter’s. There were some great displays of teamwork and score taking as well as fast paced skilful football.
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.
South Wicklow Allianz 5th and 6th Class Girls Football Participation Day
Simultaneously a Girls Football Participation Blitz for 5th and 6th class took place in Ballinakill for the ladies in the south of the county. Schools represented included Annacurra, Aughrim, Gaelscoil, Ballyconnell, Moneystown, Nun’s Cross, Carnew, St. John’s SNS, Avoca, Réalt na Mara, Laragh and Crossbridge. Again there were entertaining games and great skills on show. Thanks to Darren Hayden, GDA, for all his assistance in the smooth running of the blitz.
Future Hurling Stars put on Show in Bray Emmets
Skill levels were through the roof in a sun kissed Bray Emmets as 8 teams took part in the Cumann na mBunscolhurling blitz last Thursday. There were goals and points galore as some of Wicklow’s finest young hurlers put on a show for the lucky spectators that were there to witness it. The schools represented included St. Cronan’s, St. Laurence’s, GreystonesCommunity National School, Gaelscoil na Clocha Liath, St. Patricks (Wicklow Town), Kilcoole N.S and Scoil Chualann. There were some great contests with each team getting 5 matches each. The enthusiasm for hurling was just as evident from the teachers as it was from the children who deserve great credit for turning teams out on the day. Relationships between the schools participating were enhanced with future matches being arranged across different class levels.
Thanks to Willie Braine and his team of young whistlers who did a fantastic job in organising the pitches and officiating the games.
We look forward to full programme of hurling in Wicklow primary schools for the coming 2022/23 academic year.
Allianz 5th and 6th Class Camogie Participation Day(North/East)
The Allianz Camogie blitz for 5th & 6th classes this year will take place on Thursday 26th May at 11.45am, in Bray Emmets GAA Club. The focus of the blitz is on participation and giving as many girls as possible a chance to play camogie, regardless of experience.
Matches will be 9 a-side but can be adjusted depending on the numbers of both teams.
Date: Thursday 26th May
Location: Bray Emmets GAA Club
Please let Emer Fahy and Ciara Fagan (Camogie Officers)know via email or text message (086 1089516) by Tuesday 24th May if your school will be in attendance and, if so, how many teams you will be sending. Also let them know if teams are made up of club players or school-only players or give them a rough indication of standard of your team so that it can be taken into consideration for setting fixtures for this participation blitz. Exact details and fixtures will be sent the day before the blitz once they have all the teams that are participating.
*Team mentors may be needed to referee some games.
If there is enough interest from schools in the South & West of the county, we can make alternative arrangements to hold a blitz on the same date closer to your location.
Allianz 5th and 6th Class Camogie Participation Day (South)
Please register your interest with Padraig Murphy (0873481540) if your school would like to participate in aCamogie blitz planned for 26th May in Ballinakill. This will be a 7 a–side blitz. Smaller schools will be allowed to use 4th class students to make up numbers. Smaller schools may also decide to group together with other small schools to field a team.
No Sports Day This Year
Just a reminder that there is no Sports Day happening this year due to scheduling issues caused by covid and a lack of availability of substitute cover for organising teachers. This year priority was given to 5th and 6th class participation blitzes as well as the skills competition. Many thanks to all our volunteers who have ensured that these games have gone ahead safely and that the children have really enjoyed themselves.
National Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Week
National Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Week will take place this year from the 13th to the 17th June where schools will get the opportunity to celebrate all that is good in Cumann namBunscol. Some of the activities your school can chose from include daily skills challenges with county stars, tráth nagceist, colours day, art competitions, interviewing county stars, crossbar challenge and lots more. Your school can get creative and come up with its own ideas. What a fun way to end the school year!
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