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Cumann na mBunscol Article 9

October 23rd, 2022

Cumann na mBunscol Article 9

Sunshine at 3rd/4th Class Girls Football Blitz

The 3rd and 4th Class Girls Allianz Football Participation Day survived the thunder and lightning storms last week and took place last Thursday 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 Brigids, Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath, Gaelscoil Uí Chéadaigh, Newtownmountkennedy PS, St Laurences, St Peters, 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.

Indoor Skills in Aughrim

Well done to the 3rd and 4th class girls who participated in an indoor football blitz in Aughrim.  Schools represented included Annacurra, Laragh, Nuns Cross and Aughrim.  


3rd and 4th Class Boys Allianz Football Participation Blitz is up Next in Bray!

A Boys Football Participation Blitz for 3rd and 4th class will take place on Thursday 27th October at 11.45am in Bray Emmets GAA Club. 

Matches will be 9 a-side.

Matches will follow the 2touch rule (1 hop, 1 solo; 2 solos).

Points only, no age limit.

Date: Thursday 20th October

Time: 11:45am

Location: Bray Emmets GAA Club

Young Whistlers are invited to attend as referees. 

Please let Áine Quinn, Oifigeach Peil na mBuachaillí know via email/WhatsApp (086 8803729) by Tuesday 25th October if your school will be in attendance and, if so, how many teams you will be sending.  Team mentors may be needed to referee some games.

South 3rd and 4th Class Boys Allianz Indoor Football Participation Blitz

Register your interest (see link below) in participating in the indoor 3rd and 4th class boys football blitz planned for 27th October in Aughrim. Please note that the format for the blitz is yet to be finalised. This will be a 7 aside blitz with unlimited subs. Players will be permitted two plays (one hop and one solo or two solos). Smaller schools will be allowed to use 2nd class students to make up numbers. Smaller schools may also decide to group together with other small schools to field a team.


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.

West Wicklow Fixtures

25th October – 9 a-side Football Blitz (mixed) – Dunlavin

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.

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 Lynhams Hotel in Laragh.  Any school that is interested in attending should contact Billy Cuddihy by email ( 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.

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