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Cumann na mBunscol (Article 23)

March 27th, 2023

Cumann na mBunscol (Article 23)

Feast of Football Served at Allianz Coughlan Cup Finals Day

After an absence of 3 years, it was a pleasure to see the Allianz Coughlan Cup finals day back in full swing! Having been graded from Day 1 all seven divisions proved to be very competitive, with many positions only settled by score difference!

Congratulations to St. Kevin’s Team 1 who were worthy winners of the Division 1 Coughlan Cup. Roundwood N.S. pushed St. Kevin’s all the way in what was a very competitive division. Kilcoole P.S. and St. Laurence’s Team 1 completed this highly skilful group.

St. Cronan’s Team 1 were victorious in Division 2 taking home the inaugural O’Riordan Cup with a fine display of skill and team work. Ashford Team 1, Gaelscol na gCloch Liath 1 and Newtown 1 pushed St. Cronan’s all the way with Ashford ultimately claiming the runner’s up position. This group were a pleasure to watch play with some lovely point taking on display in windy conditions.

With over 300 children playing across the 14 pitches this was a fantastic day for Gaelic Games in the county. Well done to all the children who competed today and served up a truly magnificent feast of football!

Full results:

Division

Winner

Runner Up

Placed

1

St Kevin’s 1

Roundwood

Kilcoole, Laurence’s 1

2

St Cronan’s1

Ashford 1

Newtown 1, Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath 1

3

St. Cronan’s2

St Joseph’s

St Laurence’s 2, Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath 2

4

St Fergal’s 1

Gaelscoil Chill Mhantáin 1

Kilmacanogue 1, St Kevin’s 2, St Pat’s 1

5

Greystones CNS

Ravenswell

Greystones ETNS 1, Newtown 2

6

Holy Rosary

Gaelscoil Chill Mhantáin 2

Kilmacanogue 2, Greystones ETNS 2, St. Fergal’s 2

7

St. Peter’s

St. Pat’s 2

Greystones ENTS 3, Ashford 2

 

Many thanks to Dave Barry for his very generous help and support in the setting up and running of the blitz. We are also very grateful to Bray Emmets for hosting the event and to the student and teacher volunteers who assisted in the refereeing of the matches and presentation of medals and trophies.

Upcoming FixturesNorth/East Wicklow

Girls’ Wicklow Times Shield Day 2

Day 2 of the Girls Football Wicklow Times Shield will take place on Thursday 30th March in Bray Emmets GAA Club at 11:30am. Please note the slightly earlier time to allow for the competition to finish. 

Date: Thursday 30th March

Time: 11:30am

Location: Bray Emmets GAA Club

Rules: 9-aside, goalkeeper, 3 points awarded for over the bar, 1 point awarded for under the bar. Two play rule will apply i.e. one hop/one solo and the ball must be moved on.

Please let Ronan Keddy, Oifigeach Peil na mBan, know via email/WhatsApp (086 3021594) no later than Tuesday 28th March if your school will be in attendance and, if so, how many teams you will be sending.  Schools are asked to re-confirm their attendance for Day 2 to ensure fixtures are set to include all teams. Schools will be in attendance on Day 2 that were unable to attend Day 1 due to the rescheduling. Every effort will be made to place these schools/teams appropriately. We hope to award trophies and medals to the winners and runners up of each division.  It is vital that the blitz starts promptly so please allow sufficient time to reach the venue, find your pitch, warm up and be ready for a throw in time of 11.30am.

South Wicklow

3rd and 4th Class Boys Football Cancelled

Unfortunately, this event could not take place due to the conditions of the pitch in Ballinakill.  It is hoped to reschedule it later in the year if possible.

 

Upcoming Fixtures – West Wicklow

20th April3rd/4th Class Girls Baltinglass @ 11.00am

27th April5th/6th Class mixed (Small Schools) Stratford @ 11.00am

4th May5th/6th Class Boys Blessington @ 11.00am

25th May5th/6th Class Girls Dunlavin @ 11.00am

15th June1st/2nd class mixed Baltinglass @ 11.00am

Please send results, reports or photos to pro.cnmb.wicklow@gaa.ie, follow us on twitter @cnmbwicklow  Keep up-to-date with all Allianz Cumann namBunscol news in Wicklow on our website www.cnmbwicklow.ie

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