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Cumann na mBunscol – Article 27

May 1st, 2023

Cumann na mBunscol – Article 27

Enthusiasm for the Promotion of Rounders

Primary teachers in the North East of the county attended a coaching course on the basic rules of rounders as well as its main coaching points. It was held in Kilcoole Primary School on Thursday April 27th. Retired teacher, Michael Dowling from Laois brought great energy and enthusiasm to this practical course with lots of activities, training tips and game play scenarios discussed. Michael has over 30 years of experience in coaching rounders and was very engaging in delivering this PE course. The course proved useful in informing the teaching and learning of PE as well as providing an opportunity for likeminded teachers to get together in the hope of creating our own mini rounders blitz between schools. It is envisaged that these will happen in the summer months of May/June and would be non-competitive in nature with the emphasis on having fun and embracing the core skills of the game.  It was a highly enjoyable and educational afternoon. Thanks to Michael for sharing his knowledge, Kilcoole Primary School for hosting and all those who attended.  If any schools are interested in getting more information on the promotion of rounders contact Rúnaí Brian Cornyn.

Course participants: Eamonn Hughes (Greystones CNS), Ann Nolan (Rathdrum BNS), Maura D’arcy (Greystones Educate Together), Colm McAdam (St. Coen’s NS), Jane Lawson (Roundwood NS), Sarah Jane Montgomery (KilmacanogueNS), Sarah Railton (St. Saviour’s NS Rathdrum), Aisling Turner (Nun’s Cross NS), Niamh O’Donoghue (MoneystownNS) and Brian Cornyn (Kilcoole Primary School).

Congratulations to the Skills Winners

Well done to those who qualified to represent Wicklow and to play in Croke Park in the INTO Mini 7’s during the summer.  We wish them the best of luck!

Boys Football

Harry Kavanagh, Scoil Naomh Íosaif 

Kevin McCart, Ravenswell Primary School

Girls Football

Lily Monahan, Scoil Naomh Íosaif


Simon Lynch, St Joseph’s Glenealy


Lily Foley, Tynock National School

Lilli Hogan, Annacurra NS


Introduction to Coaching Gaelic Games (Foundation Award – FOOTBALL)
This course is aimed at Primary School Coaches as part of the Wicklow GAA Coach Education Program supporting local primary schools. 


Introduction to Coaching Gaelic Games (Foundation Award) Football Course
Primary School Teachers (North/East Wicklow) 

Venue: Ashford GAA Club 

Thursday 4th May, 4.30 pm to 7.00 pm, Session 1 – Theory 

Thursday 11th May 4.30 pm to 7.00 pm, Session 2 – Football Practical 

All 2 sessions need to be completed in full to be certified. 
The course is a collaboration with the GAA, LGFA and the Camogie Association. 

Please fill out the attached form and Jonathon Daniels (details below) will contact participants directly with the details closer to the dates.

Jonathan Daniels 

Wicklow GAA GDA

Leinster GAA Coach Education Tutor 


M: 0852734552

Upcoming FixturesNorth/East Wicklow

Credit Union Cup (Hurling)

18th May at 11.45 a.m. in Ballinakill. One day boys’ nine-a-side hurling blitz.  Competitive based games.

Allianz Camogie Day

25th May at 11.45 a.m. in Ballinakill.  One day girls’ nine-a-side camogie blitz.  Competitive based games


Sports Day 2023 – Information and Registration

What: Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Sports Day

Where: Charlesland Sports and Recreation Park, Greystones

When: Wednesday 7th June at 10 a.m. sharp.

Sports Day Meeting

The Sports Day meeting will take place on Wednesday 31st May in Newtown Primary School at 8 p.m.

The entry fee of €50 must be returned at this meeting.

1.     The meeting will deal with the organisation of the sports day

2.     School participantsnumbers will be handed out

3.     Jobs will be allocated to ALL schools.

Due to the large number of schools taking part, for this to be a successful event and in the interest of fairness, it is essential that each participating school be represented and take responsibility for a job.


Online Registration

As in previous years we are using the online system for registration. This MUST be done before the meeting on Wednesday May 31st

You can register online by clicking on the following link for the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Wicklow Sports Day Registration Page:


Upcoming Fixtures – West Wicklow

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, follow us on twitter @cnmbwicklow  Keep up-to-date with all Allianz Cumann namBunscol news in Wicklow on our website

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