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SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT – SCOIL ÍDE NAOFA, CO. KILDAREScoil Íde Naofa, in many ways, is your typical rural primary school. Found in Kilmead, Co. Kildare, the school has grown steadily since its founding in 1949 and is now a 190 pupil strong, co-ed primary school with its first ASD class opening in 2021-2022. We bring our core, holistic values...


CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL PIECE FOR MARCH/APRIL INTOUCH PIECESCHOOL SPOTLIGHT – DOON CBS Doon CBS has long been associated with the promotion of Gaelic games. This was driven for years by the now famous Brother Dormer. Hurling in particular was and is always popular in the primary school and bringing your hurley and helmet to school is nearly just as...


Cumann na mBunscol as we know it was founded in 1971 and will mark 50 years in existence next year. Although the current pandemic has put many events on hold, Cumann na mBunscol plans to compile and publish a book to mark the development of Gaelic Games in primary schools over the course of the last half century. Joe Lyons and Ciarán Crowe have agreed to...

November/December 2020 InTouch Piece

Monday 07th December, 2020



School Spotlight - Kilcoole Primary SchoolKilcoole Primary School (KPS) is to be found nestled between the Sugarloaf Mountain and the Irish Sea in Co. Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland. It was established in 2010 following the amalgamation of St. Anthony’s BNS and St. Brigid’s GNS. In KPS we strive to provide a nurturing, positive, holistic...

October 2020 InTouch Piece

Friday 09th October, 2020



CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL PIECE FOR OCTOBER 2020 INTOUCHSCHOOL SPOTLIGHT – KILBEHENNY NSKilbehenny National School is a mixed primary school in the parish ofKilbehenny/Anglesboro, Co. Limerick. Our location at the southernmost part of County Limerick, 4km from theCounty Cork border and 6km from the County Tipperary border, ensures that a healthy...


Two former pupils of Doon C.B.S. Primary School and members of Doon G.A.A. club will captain Limerick hurling teams in 2020. Jack Ryan will captain the Limerick Under 20 hurling team. Jack is pictured wearing the Kilkenny colours when he played in Croke Park in the I.N.T.O. / G.A.A. mini games on All-Ireland Hurling Final Sunday in 2012. Jack played on the...


Two former pupils of Doon C.B.S. Primary School and members of Doon G.A.A. club will captain Limerick hurling teams in 2020. Adam English will captain the Limerick Minor hurling team. Adam is pictured wearing the Galway colours with Aogan O Fearghail, President of the G.A.A., when he played in the I.N.T.O. / G.A.A. mini sevens in Croke Park in 2015.Adam...


The GAA is circulating a document to highlight how it can continue to support Primary Schools as the new year begins amidst the impacts of COVID-19.The Coaching Programme & Support document outlines a number of resources that can help Teachers in the planning and delivery of physical activity opportunities and the wider curriculum in the months...

Full September 2020 InTouch Piece

Saturday 12th September, 2020



Some recent news on our return to school in September 2020.

September InTouch Piece

Saturday 12th September, 2020



NATIONAL CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL DIRECTIVEFollowing a recent national committee meeting, Cumann na mBunscol instruct all counties not to organise or participate in any inter school games/competitions until the 31st October 2020 at the earliest. Cumann na mBunscol will continue to monitor the situation during this period and provide further instruction...

Mary Immaculate College (MIC) and Munster GAA have teamed up on a new online summer programme for primary teachers, which will focus on the teaching of Gaelic Games in primary schools. Bookings are now being taken for the online professional development programme, which will run from 1 July to 14 July. The programme, which was initially due to be delivered...

June InTouch Cumann na mBunscol Feature

Wednesday 17th June, 2020



Fun and games online IN SECTION: TEACHING MATTERSSchools have been closed since mid-March, but children have never had a better opportunity to improve their hurling and football skills. The GAA, supported by the Cumann na mBunscol and the GPA, unveiled a series of weekly #GAAPrimary challenges on learning.gaa.ie/primary-school – a series of...

Jerry Walsh RIP - Sciath na Scol Chorcaí

Wednesday 17th June, 2020



It is with a heavy heart that we advise the passing of our esteemed Leas Uachtaran, colleague and friend Mr. Jerry Walsh, who went peacefully in the company of his family, to his Eternal Reward on 13th June. Fágann a imeacht scamall dubh an bhróin orainn go leir go raibh aithne ar an laoch misniúil seo.Jerry had a private family funeral,...


Páirc Ui Rinn 10.30 11.30 12.30 1.30 Tuesday 8th GF3 GS Ch Ui Leighin V Whitechurch 13 a side, 20 mins a half F4 Watergrasshill V Whitechurch 15 a side, 20 mins a half GF4 Watergrasshill V Inch 13 a side, 20 mins a half F5 Inch V Ballintotas 11 a side, 15...

Newsflash from the Kingdom

Saturday 23rd April, 2016



Date for diary.. Hurling co ordinator Conor Kearney has to bringforward his camogie and hurling mini sevens ..These were due to be played on first weekof May but some schools are taking extended May Bank Holiday break..Mini sevens hurling and camogie are now going ahead this Tuesday April 26th inAbbeydorney starting at 10 a.m.,All teams guaranteed at...

Busy times in the Kingdom

Tuesday 05th April, 2016


Brendan’s Board Mini Sevens football Finals will be held inCahersalee, Tralee this Thursday 7th April. Four girls and four boysteams will participate and each team will play three games in a roundrobin format. The action starts at 10.00a.m. The following are the teams who have qualified for this years Brendan’s Board finals:Ardfert NS ,...


There can rarely have been a more popular winner of the Pat Trainor Award for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Schools Gaelic Games than Pádraig Ó Catháin. The genial Duagh man was honoured at the Cumann na mBunscol Awards in Ballincollig and was presented with his award by Áine McGlinchey, daughter of the late Pat. Paddy was awarded the...

Coiste Naisiúnta elected for 2016-2017

Tuesday 22nd March, 2016



The Comhdháil Bhliantúil of Cumann na mBunscol took place recently in Ballincollig,Co.Cork. Hats off to Sciath na Scol who hosted the Annual General Meeting. It was superbly organised. The Cumann na mBunscol Awards,sponsored by Cornmarket Financial Services, took place on the previous night and were a resounding success as excellence in all...

Allianz Ulster Quiz a Huge Success

Tuesday 15th March, 2016


Allianz Cumann na mBunscol- Ulster QuizThe Ulster Final of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Quiz took place in The Mt.Errigal Hotel Letterkenny on Monday 14 March.32 schools from the 9 Ulster counties made their way to the North West venue and the standard overall was very impressive. Only a few points separated the teams at the end of 10 rounds of...

Donegal Handball Results

Friday 05th February, 2016


Results from Allianz Cumann Na Bunscol Handball FinalsBoys u11 Singles Oisin McGlynn (SN An Choimin)Boys u11 Doubles Shane McCormick & Odhrán O Connor (SN Taobhoige)Boys u13 Singles Oisin Marley (Dromore NS)Boys u13 Doubles Ryan Coyle and Ruaírí Mc Laughlin (Dromore NS)Girls u11 Singles Rachel Patton (Rockfield NS)Girls u11 Doubles...

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