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Cornmarket Cumann na mBunscol Awards 2020   25/09/2019

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol 

in association with

Cornmarket Financial Services Ltd.





Cumann na mBunscol

Cornmarket Annual Awards 2020






Last Years’ Winners…


Small School of the Year

Roan St Patrick’s PS Co Tyrone


Large School of the Year

St Teresa’s National School Co Longford



Promotion of Gaelic Games & Culture

St Mary’s Parish National School Co Louth









Category 1:  Pat Trainor Hall of Fame Award


Pat Trainor Hall of Fame Award: This award was instigated to remember a friend and colleague Pat Trainor. The object of the award is to honour a fellow teacher who has given years of service to Gaelic Games promotion. The winning nominee will receive two All-Ireland tickets for year 2020.Nominations for this category can only be made by county or provincial units. 


Category 2:  Allianz Public Relations Award

Public Relations: 1st Prize €500 2nd Prize €400 3rd Prize €300 Plus €100 for Runners Up

Coistí are asked to submit their PR work for the current year in this category. The folder could contain newspaper articles, magazine articles, fixtures booklet, annual publications promoting activities of Allianz Cumann na mBunscol.  Websites could also be included but cannot replace newspaper articles. Regarding presentation all entries should consist of a book (scrapbook, presentation folder, ring binder etc.) in which reports, photographs etc. are pasted into the pages. Loose clippings are not acceptable.

Category 3:  County Publication

County Publication:1st Prize €500 2nd Prize €400 3rd Prize €300

Simply submit your Annual Publication 2018-19 for inclusion in this award.

Category 4:  Promotion of Gaelic Games and Culture - Schools

Promotion of Gaelic Games & Culture: 1st Prize €500 2nd Prize €400 3rd Prize €300 

Schools are asked to show their work in promoting Gaelic Games and Culture since September 2018. This can target a single area or a number of areas – including football, hurling, camogie, handball, rounders, Respect Initiative, Go Games, Table Quizzes, Club School Links, Coaching Initiatives.

Submission in this category can only be via a digital submission in one of the following formats;

Powerpoint or Short Movie (Compatible with Quicktime) of no more than 5 minutes in duration.  This should be posted on a memory stick to the committee member as per below.

Catagóir Cúig:  Cur chun cinn an Chultúir Ghaelaig agus na gCluichí Gaelacha tri mheán na Gaeilge:


Duaiseanna An chéad áit €500 An dara háit €400 An triú háit €300


Iarrtar ar scoileanna tograí a sheoladh chugainn trí mhéan na Gaeilge chun taispeáint conas a chuireadh an cultúr agus na Cluichí Gaelacha chun cinn sa scoil ó Mheán Fómhair 2018.  Is féidir díriú ar réimse amháin nó cúpla réimse éagsúla, lena n-áirítear peil, iomáint, camógaíocht, peil na gcailíní, liathróid láimhe, cluichí corr, comórtaisí Tráth na gCeist, comhoibriú leis an gcumann áitiúil, tionscnamh cóitseála, “Go Games’ agus ceol.

  • Is i bhfoirm dhigiteach amháin a ghlacfar le tograí sa chatagóir seo agus caithfidh said a bheith i gceann de na formáid seo a leanas;

Sleamhnáin Powerpoint nó gearrscannón (a oibríonn leis an gcóras Quicktime) nach bhfuil níos faide ná cúig nóiméad.  Ba choir an togra a chur ar mhearóg chuimhne agus í a sheoladh chuig bhall den choiste mar atá thíos.

Spriocdáta mar atá sna catagóir eile.

  • Category 6 and 7: School of the Year

The first place school in Category 6 & 7 will be presented with awards in Croke Park April 2020


  • Schools that promote Gaelic games in their schools are asked to submit entries to this section. Your work should show how you have promoted and participated in Gaelic games in your schoolsince September 2018. The work can be presented through articles /photographs and children’s work. 

Category 6- School of the Year: 1st Prize as below 2nd Prize €500 3rd Prize €500

Schools with a roll of 150 pupils or less

Category 7 - School of the Year: 1st Prize as below 2nd Prize €500 3rd Prize €500

Schools with 151 or more pupils.

Winning Schools

Will be invited to Croke Park for a day where their award will be presented.

Stadium and Museum Tour for 30 pupils per school

€500 to each school towards bus transport

Lunch for 30 pupils and 3 staff

Please post entries to your Provincial Delegate


Connacht: Micheal MacThiarnain, Corrin na Coille, Drumaweel, Drumcong, Co. Leitrim 


Ulster: Gary Farrell, 75 Annvale Road, Keady Co Armagh


Munster: Joe Lyons, Ballybrown NS, Clarina, Co Limerick


Leinster: Jim Fennelly Churchhill NS, CuffesGrange, Kilkenny


Cumann na mBunscol reserves the right to omit categories and/or change prizes pending number and/or standard of submissions received.


Please be advised that to Mark our 50th Anniversary in there will be a Special Awards Category in 2021.  This category will be for schools to showcase their work in relation to Cumann na mBunscol over the last 50 years.  This submission will be via a project book only.  Now is the time to start gathering all your material and begin putting your projects together.Closing Date for all Entries: Wednesday 8th January 2021






























ENTRY FORM:   Must be attached to submission

Please Print Information


AWARD CATEGORY: (Please circle) 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  


Name of Category:             ______________________



SCHOOL and COUNTY:        ______________________



NAME OF PERSON             ______________________



ADDRESS:                      ____________________________




E-MAIL ADDRESS:            ____________________________

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Entries may be showcased at the Awards Night and AGM and on ourNational Website, Social Media and/or Cumann na mBunscol publications.



CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 8thJanuary 2020