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Cumann na mBunscol (Article 27)

March 18th, 2019

Cumann na mBunscol (Article 27)

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin


Day 2 of Girls’ Wicklow Times Shield is Coming Up

Day 2 of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Girls’ Football Wicklow Times Shield for 5th & 6th Class will take place on Wednesday 20th March at 11:45 in Bray Emmets’ Grounds. It’s a 9-a-side blitz with no age limit.  This is a competitive competition and full rules apply.  Please let Cormac Ó Buachalla, Oifigeach Peil na mBan know via email or text/WhatsApp 0857652870 if you’ll be attending next Wednesday and, if so, with the number of teams attending from your school. Teams will be put in divisions mainly based on Day 1.


Day 2 of Boys’ Football Allianz Coughlan Cup Rescheduled

The rescheduled Day 2 of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Coughlan Cup, for 5th & 6th Class Boys, will take place on THURSDAY next 21st March @ 11:45 in Bray Emmets’ Grounds.  It’s an 11-a-side blitz with no age limit.  *There will be goalkeepers this week but over the bar will be worth 3 points and a goal will be worth 1 point, similar to the children’s club rules.  Schools can enter as many teams as they wish, grading players accordingly to their ability.  Each school can have a panel of 16 players per team as the games will be longer in duration.  Please let Gary McGillycuddy, Oifigeach Peile know as soon as possible, via email or text/WhatsApp 086-8729927 if you’ll be attending on Thursday 21st and, if so, with the number of teams attending from your school.


INTO Skills Challenge

The annual Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Wicklow Skills competition will take place in regional venues on the week beginning March 25th.  Please take particular notice of the age restriction regarding this event. Note that the age limit has changed and is now the same for all schools regardless of enrolment numbers.  Participants must be

born on or after January 1st 2007.

Each school is permitted to send 2 representatives per code to compete in:

* Gaelic Football (boys)

* Gaelic Football (girls)

* Hurling

* Camogie

Each pupil will only be permitted to compete in one code.

The top 2 pupils in each code from each area will be invited to compete in the County Skill Tests scheduled for April 3rd in Wicklow GAA Centre of Excellence, Ballinakill at 11am.  The top performing pupils in the County Skills tests will have the opportunity to represent their school and county during the half-time of selected All Ireland Series games during the summer, which is a wonderful opportunity.  All schools have been emailed the football and hurling/camogie skills tests with the 2019 Skills Challenge Enrolment Form, which must be brought along on the day.  It is encouraged that each school host their own internal tests to aid selection of their representatives before forwarding them to the regional skill tests.

The North-East test will take place on Wednesday March 27th in Bray Emmets, Boys/Girls Football at 11 a.m. and Hurling/Camogie at 12.15 p.m.

Dates and venues for the South and West regions will be confirmed as soon as possible but the competition is due to take place on the week beginning March 25th.  Please pay attention to the rules and date of birth outlined as they are very specific and must be adhered to.

If a child has represented Wicklow in Croke Park previously in any code they cannot take part at any level of the skills test again e.g. regional skills day etc.

Please be advised for those participating in the upcoming INTO Skills Tests that there are new skill tests for Gaelic football, while hurling remains the same.


Any school wishing to participate in the skills competition and other Cumann na mBunscol activites MUST have registered with Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin.

To register please send the attached Registration form and €50 cheque/cash to our Cisteoir, Emer Fahy, St. Anthony’s Building, Kilcoole Primary School, Kilcoole, Co.Wicklow.


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