Cumann na mBunscol (Article 10)
Sunshine at 3rd and 4th Class Girls Football Blitz
The 3rd and 4th Class Girls Allianz Football Participation Day survived the thunder and lightning storms and took place on the 20th October in Bray Emmets GAA club. Twenty teams from eleven different schools took part in the Participation Day with each team getting to play three matches. The schools were: Roundwood NS, Kilcoole, St Brigid’s, Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath, Gaelscoil Uí Chéadaigh, Newtownmountkennedy PS, St Laurence’s, St Peter’s, Greystones ETNS, Greystones CNS and Kilmacanogue. A wonderful display of skills, team work and score-taking were on show for the day. A lovely atmosphere was present throughout the day creating a very enjoyable experience for the girls. Some 6th class students who have recently completed their Young Whistlers course were referees for the Blitz – well done to them on their debut of refereeing! Thank you to all schools for their participation and to the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol officers for organising the games on the day.
3rd and 4th Class Spirits High in Bray
Nerves were frayed on Thursday 27th October as 3rd and 4thclass boys across North East Wicklow crossed their fingers. Teachers checked weather apps and nervously scanned the skies. Would the much-anticipated 3rd and 4th class boys’ blitz get the green light? Thankfully the weather cleared just enough over Bray Emmets GAA club to allow for what would prove to be a fantastic day of football. The boys certainly didn’t waste the opportunity once the green light was given. Fabulous displays of skill, team work and a great sense of fun were evident throughout the day. Huge thanks to Bray Emmets for hosting the event and to retired teacher Dave Barry for setting up the pitches. We are also very grateful to the young referees and Young Whistlers who helped to keep things running in a friendly and helpful manner.
Participating teams: St. Peter’s Bray, St. Cronan’s Bray (2), Kilmacanogue NS (3), Kilcoole, Scoil na Coroine Mhuire Ashford (2), Gaelscoil na Clocha Liath (2), Greystones Educate Together (2), Gaelscoil Uí Chéadaigh, Holy Rosary Wicklow, St. Bridget’s Greystones, Greystones CNS, Roundwood (2) and St Laurences (2).
Allianz Tráth na gCeist is on the 10th November
It’s time to get those thinking caps on again as the annual Cumann na mBunscol Tráth na gCéist is coming up. It will take place on Thursday 10th November at 7.30 p.m. in Lynham’s Hotel in Laragh. Any school that is interested in attending should contact Billy Cuddihy by email (email@example.com) by Friday the 25th of October. There is a maximum of 4 pupils per team (no subs allowed sit with a team) and each school is allowed to bring up to three teams if they wish. Parents may attend but seating has been limited in the past. Each school is asked to bring some small GAA related prizes for the raffle on the night. It is always an enjoyable night and we look forward to seeing you there.
Wicklow Times Participation Day (5th and 6th Class Girls Football)
This day, which had to be cancelled due to the bad weatherhas been rescheduled for the 10th November at 11:45 a.m. in Bray Emmets – Girls’ football blitz, nine-a-side and no age limit. Points only.
Indoor Skills in Aughrim for Both Girls and Boys
Well done to the 3rd and 4th class girls who participated in an indoor football blitz on the 20th October and the 3rd and 4thclass boys on the 27th October, both held in Aughrim. Schools represented at the girls’ blitz included Annacurra, Laragh, Nuns Cross and Aughrim; and at the boys’ blitz Aughrim, Annacurra, Gaelscoil an Inbhir Mhóir, Shillelagh, Tinahely, Kilcommon/St. Saviours, Laragh, Crossbridge and Nuns Cross were all represented.
New Date for South Wicklow Young Whistler Course is 9thNovember
South Wicklow Allianz Cumann na mBunscol will be holding a Young Whistlers’ (Gaelic Football) course on Wednesday 9thNovember from 3:30-4:30pm in The County Grounds, Aughrim. Schools are asked to send a 5th/6th class boy and a girl on the day. These Young Whistlers will be asked to help referee at our upcoming blitzes. A responsible, reliable pupil who shows enthusiasm and initiative would be a fantastic candidate!
Parents are required to drop and collect children as this will take place after school. Please fill out the registration form by clicking the link below:
The closing date to register is 28th October.
5th and 6th Class Allianz Football Blitz
Dunlavin hosted a mixed blitz for 5th and 6th class on the 25thOctober. There were 12 teams from 7 different schools that attended. Well done to all the teams who showed great skills and teamwork. Schools represented included Dunlavin, Knockananna, Donard, Tyknock, Johnathon Swift, Educate Together Blessington and Manor Kilbride.
9 a-side Hurling Blitz Coming Up in Kiltegan
18th November – 9 a-side Hurling Blitz – Kiltegan
Contact West Wicklow Allianz Cumann na mBunscolRepresentative Michael Moran, Scoil Nioclais Naofa, Dunlavin on 045-401495 if interested in participating.
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