Cumann na mBunscol News
Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin
Boys’ Indoor Football Blitz Proves Hugely Popular
The Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Term 2 activities began in earnest at Shoreline, Greystones on Thurs 17th Jan with the 3rd/4th Class Boys’ Indoor Blitz. Demand outreached supply for this very popular non-competitive tournament with 19 teams taking part on the day. Four hours of non-stop, end-to-end football saw 10 schools participate and display their skills in these fast tempo games. Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin would like to congratulate the new qualified Young Whistlers on their excellent handling of the games. Under the tutelage of Wicklow GDA, Garrett Doyle, these Young Whistlers showed great confidence making their debut. Well done to all the players and coaches from St. Laurence’s Greystones (3), Scoil na Coróine Mhuire Ashford (3), St. Cronan’s BNS Bray (3), St. Laurence O’Toole NS Roundwood (2), Kilcoole NS (2), Newtownmountkennedy PS (2), St. Peter’s Bray (1), Gaelscoil Uí Cheadaigh Brí Chualann (1) Scoil Chualann Brí Chualann (1), St. Brigid’s Greystones (1).
Next up is Girls Indoor Football
The Allianz Cumann na mBunscol 3rd – 4th Class Girls Indoor Football Day takes place next Thursday the 24th January in Shoreline Leisure Centre, Greystones. It is a 7-a side blitz. The focus is on participation rather than competition. We hope to see as many schools represented on the day as possible. That said, as it is an indoor event and space is limited, the day will most likely be split into 3 sessions: 10-11a.m., 11:30-12:30 & 1-2 p.m. with a maximum of 6 teams able to partake in each session. Therefore, please let Cormac Ó Buachalla, Oifigeach Peil na mBan, know your preferred time of the 3 and he will endevour to accommodate you. Obviously he can’t guarantee your ideal slot as there are other factors influencing the timetable but he will do his best. Please let him know no later than by 3pm on Tuesday 23rd January if your school will be in attendance and, if so, with how many teams. You can notify him by email or text/WhatsApp 0857652870. Finally, if you have Young Whistlers willing to attend please let him know. It promises to be a great day for girls’ football.
Camogie Participation Blitz
Wednesday 6th February. Outdoor camogie blitz in Ballinakill at 11:45 a.m. (The emphasis in this competition is on participation and sport for all – No age limit, 9 a-side). Full rules
Young Whistlers Training – Hurling and Camogie
Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Wicklow will hold their first Young Whistler course for Hurling/Camogie on Thursday, 7th February, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in Kilcoole Primary School (in the hall of St. Brigid’s building, the junior building). The course on February 7th will be for schools in the north-east region and will be co-ordinated by Philip Campion, Games Development Officer, and will be supported by Camogie representatives As places are limited please let Claire Frawley, Runaí know as soon as possible if your school would like to participate. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Schools are asked to send a 5th class boy and a girl on the day. Please forward her the names of the children involved along with their parent/guardian’s names and contact numbers. Má tá breis eolais uait faoin gcúrsa, cuir glaoch uirthi nó seol téasc nó ríomhphost chuici. Tea/Coffee will be provided for parents/guardians.
Boys’ Football Allianz Coughlan Cup Day 1
27th Feb/28th Feb Bray Emmets
Eleven-a-side and no age limit at 11.45 a.m. (Your school will be contacted regarding which day you will be attending; goalkeeper, points worth 3, goals worth 1 point).
Girls’ Wicklow Times Shield Day 1
6th March at 11.45 a.m. in Bray – 9 a-side (Goalkeeper, points worth 3, goals worth 1 point).
Boys’ Football Allianz Coughlan Cup Day 2
13th/14th March Bray Emmets
Eleven-a-side at 11.45 a.m. (This is a competitive competition; your school will be contacted regarding which day you will be attending; goalkeeper, points worth 3, goals worth 1 point).
Girls’ Wicklow Times Shield Day 2
20th March at 11.45 a.m. in Bray – 9 a-side (This is a competitive competition; goalkeeper, points worth 3, goals worth 1 point).
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