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Cumann na mBunscol – Article 31

May 28th, 2023

Cumann na mBunscol – Article 31

Carnew Claim Allianz Camogie Cup

It was a beautiful day in Ballinakill as 8 teams took part in the Allianz Camogie Cup on 25th May. In Division 1 schools represented included Carnew, Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath 1, Kilcoole and St Peter’s. Carnew came out as winners on the day and Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath 1 as runners up. In Division 2 schools represented included Aughrim, Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath 2, Rathdrum and Scoil Chulann. It was Aughrim who came out on top and Avondale as runners up. A huge thank you to the parents and teachers who brought the children down.  They are setting a good example in promoting Camogie in Wicklow. A special thanks also to Conor Daly and the referees on the day. We are already looking forward to next year’s Camogie events.


Fun and Football in Dunlavin

A West Wicklow Allianz Cumann na mBunscol blitz for 5th and 6th class girls was held in Dunlavin GAA club on May 25th. These blitzes are open to all primary schools in West Wicklow. Schools represented on the day were 3 St. Mary’s SNS Blessington, 2 St. Joseph’s Baltinglass, Hollywood and Dunlavin. In total 82 girls played. A great day was had with lots of fun and football. A class day out in the sunshine with great memories made.

The next blitz is for 1st/2nd class mixed on 15th June at 11a.m. in Baltinglass. Big thanks to Cormac Noone, DunlavinGAA club, the referees, teachers and anyone else who contributed on the day.

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 participants’ numbers 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:

Sports Day Guidelines 2023

· A school representative must be present at the meeting on May 31st.

· Age limits = Competitors must be under 8, 9, etc. on January 1st 2023

· Competitors can only take part in one event (Track or Field).

*Relay Teams are made up from 4 runners who are already competing in track events.

Field Events

Long Kick

· In the Long Kick event the ball is kicked from a dead ball position or from hand.

· Competitors may have three attempts.

· Distance wins.

Long Puck

· In the Long Puck event the ball is hit from the hands or from the ground.

· Competitors may have three attempts.

· Distance wins.

· Helmets must be worn.

Long Throw

· In the Long Throw event a sliotar is thrown using an overarm throw.

· Competitors may have three attempts.

· Distance wins.

Long Jump

· In the Long Jump event competitors may take a run to jump off the (spring) board. If part of the foot is over the jumping board the jump does not count!

The last part of the body to touch the sand is the distance recorded.

· Competitors may have three attempts.

· Distance wins.

Tug of War (No age limits for this event)

· There are 6 members on the tug of war team with one sub.

· Competitors may wear football boots and gloves.

*Relay Races

Relay Teams are made up from 4 runners who are already competing in track events.

Other points to note:

· No late entries will be accepted due to the restricted number of lanes in the venue.

· Each school is responsible for the supervision and safety of their own participants and supporters and the Garda vetting of their volunteers.

· Video recordings of races and events will not be accepted in affecting the judges’ decision. The judges’ decision will be final.

· Any grievances that arise are to be directed to the school’s own sports day coordinator! As teachers, we are all volunteers on the day!

· Running shoes must be worn for all track events. No football boots, spikes or running shoes with spikes removed are permitted for these track events.

· Long Puck, Long Kick, Long Jump and Ball Throw contests for girls are separate from boys.

· Competitors may have three attempts in these events.

· Medals will be presented after each final.

· Each school is responsible for their own litter. Please bring litterbags.

South Wicklow

3rd and 4th Class Football – Boys and Girls Blitzes Running Simultaneously

This participation blitz will take place on the 15th June at 10:30 a.m. in Ballinakill.

West Wicklow Fixtures

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

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