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All indoor competitions have completed in Donegal. First up was the indoor football. Qualifiers were held county wide and competition was fierce. Scoil Iosagáin emerged as double winners, taking the boys and girls titles in the final blitz held in Burnfoot. Over 60 teams took part in this competition.Over 20 teams took part in the hurling and...


The girls from St John the Baptist Primary School overcame a well drilled Holy Trinity to retain the Girls A Championship in Antrim Allianz Cumann na mBunscol.Both teams were also evenly matched after coming through difficult semi-finals. The talent and quality of skills was of the highest standard as the two top teams met in the final. At the end only a few...


In the blue riband events of the Antrim Allianz Cumann na mBunscol calendar, St Bride's Primary School lifted the Boys A Football ChampionshipIn the final St Bride's were pushed all the way by Bunscoil Phobal Feirste in a match that was too close to call with only a few minutes to go. Both teams were clinical in front of the posts racking up many fine...

Quiz Time in Roscommon

Thursday 15th March, 2018



The annual Cumann na mBunscol Sports Quiz was held in the Abbey Hotel Roscommon. Twenty four schools were competing for the prize and once again showed an incredible knowledge of many sports.Quizmaster Noel Dervan put all competitors through 8 grueling rounds to test the sports knowledge of the Roscommon primary school pupils.In the opening round...


Over 250 teachers from all parts of Ireland gathered in Kilkenny last weekend for The Cumann na mBunscol Awards, sponsored by Cornmarket Group Financial Services.‘The Awards recognise excellence in the promotion of Gaelic Games in primary schools,’ according to Bernadette Ryan who is National Chairperson of Allianz Cumann na mBunscol....

Feast of Handball in Kingscourt

Tuesday 06th March, 2018



Saturday 24th February 2018 saw the Cumann na mBunscol GAA Handball finals take place in Kingscourt Handball Centre, Co Cavan.The morning got off to a rip-roaring start with the Boys games commencing at 10 a.m. All three hallowed courts of the esteemed club were jammed packed with brightest and best stars of the future.After coming through gruelling...

All Eyes on Indoor Finals in Cork

Sunday 25th February, 2018



Indoor Hurling and Camogie finals dominate the action in Cork this week.Starting tomorrow and running for four days in Na Piarsaigh Hall, this event just gets bigger and better.Mark O Driscoll of Sciath na Scol fills us in:“The Indoor Series caters for girls and boys in 3rd and 4th classes, and provides an opportunity for the children to experience...


The inaugural Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chiarraí Cross Country Championships were run in Caherslee Tralee . A total of 34 schools with 368 athletes competed ag teacht ó Eas Daoi i gCiarraí Thuaidh, Scoil Dar Earc in Oileán Dairbhe agus ó Scoil Naomh Eirc i mBaile an Mhóraigh i gCiarraí thiar go...

Tuesday 20th February, 2018



The Cumann na mBunscol GAA Handball finals take place on Saturday 24th February in Kingscourt Handball Centre, Co Cavan.First event of the days will be Boys and Girls Doubles at 10 a.m.while Singles matches will take place in the afternoon. Oifigeach Forbartha Tim O Byrne will co ordinate affairs on behalf of Cumann na mBunscol...

Age Limits for INTO Mini Sevens 2018

Wednesday 14th February, 2018



Mini – Sevens 2018The age limits as set out below apply to the 2017/ 2018 mini sevens competitions.Age limits for Boys or Girls Total enrolment of Boys only or Girls only: (3rd to 6th class inclusive)Enrolment Children born on or after:200 pupils - 1st January 2006170 - 199 pupils - 1st December 2005.140 - 169 pupils - 1st November 2005.110 - 139 - 1st...

Bunscoil Phobal Feirste are the boys to beat!

Thursday 01st February, 2018



The boys from Bunscoil Phobal Feirste were in fine form as they lifted the Belfast- Antrim Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Indoor Hurling Title and now progress to the All-County Finals on 20th February at the Antrim Forum.In December the 'Boys' lifted the IndoorFootball Title and so will compete for two All-County Titles on the day.The hurlers came up...


Ever since Tyrone county Cumann was established back in 1986, many magnificent county finals have taken place. It is extremely doubtful if any of them matched this year’s final because, right from the off, the standard of skill on display was mesmeric…Once the draw was conducted, the schools from Blessed Patrick O’ Loughran P.S....

Munster AGM

Sunday 14th January, 2018



The Annual General Meeting of Cumann na mBunscol Coiste na Mumhan was held in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork last Friday night. Leas Cathaoirleach of the Munster Council Liam Lenihan was a guest and spoke in glowing terms of the great work teachers doing in promoting Gaelic Games among young players. He paid tribute to the work of the Coiste and spoke of the...

Limerick City bridge a six year gap

Thursday 30th November, 2017



Limerick City bridged a six year gap when they won the Sarsfield Cup for the first time since 2011, defeating West Limerick by 1-6 to 1-1 in a thrilling final in the Gaelic Grounds on Tuesday November 28th.

Update on Vetting Arrangements

Wednesday 20th September, 2017



CPSMA has prepared a template Joint Agreement for use by schools in the context of transition year students, coaches and student teachers.Please see CPSMA website for details.

INTO Mini Sevens 2017-2018

Wednesday 20th September, 2017



INTO Mini – Sevens 2017 / 18. The age limits as set out below apply to the 2017/ 2018 mini sevens competitions.Age limits for Boys or GirlsTotal enrolment of Boys only or Girls only: (3rd to 6th class inclusive)Children born on or after:Enrolment D.o.B.200 pupils - 1st January 2006170 - 199 pupils - 1st December 2005.140 - 169 pupils - 1st November...

September General Meeting 2017

Monday 18th September, 2017



Cumann na mBunscol held its September General Meeting in the Croke Park Hotel on Saturday last September 16th. There was a large attendance. Cathaoirleach Bernadette Ryan presided over the meeting and thanked the delegates who had travelled from all parts of the country.Gerry O Meara gave a very thorough and concise account of the 2017 INTO Mini Sevens...

The INTO Mini Sevens are back!

Saturday 12th August, 2017



Each Sunday from August 6th to September 17th, Gerry O Meara and his team will ensure that the INTO Mini Sevens, coordinated by Cumann na mBunscol, take centre stage in Croke Park.The INTO GAA Mini Sevens have been a feature of Big Match Day in Croke Park during the months of August and September since the concept became a reality in 1987. Boys and girls from all...


The annual handball games between Belfast and Dublin were held in Saint Paul's on Friday 16th of June.The two teams of six enjoyed showing off their skills in front of a small number of family and friends.While many of the games were closely fought, it was Belfast who emerged eventual winners with a 6-0 score line.All the children had a great day and...


Antrim Allianz Cumann na mBunscol thriller in the Belfast final!Bunscoil Phobal Feirste 4-2St Michael's 2-6A large crowd was in attendance on to witness a pulsating classic played out between two excellent sides.The Shaw's Road Gaels settled quicker and dominated all the early exchanges in the soaring heat at Musgrave Park. Their commanding...

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