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01/04/2020 Quiet Times for Allianz Cumann na mBunscol... All schools in the Republic were ordered to close on the 12th of... read on
11/03/2020 Annual General Meeting 2020 The Annual General Meeting of Cumann na mBunscol took place in the... read on
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Quiet Times for Allianz Cumann na mBunscol

Wednesday 01st April, 2020



All schools in the Republic were ordered to close on the 12th of March due to the Covid 19 virus and, at time of writing, it is unclear when schools will reopen. It is equally unclear when normal activities such as Cumann na mBunscol meetings and school matches will resume.‘It is a strange time for all of us’, according to Liam Magee, who is...

Annual General Meeting 2020

Wednesday 11th March, 2020



The Annual General Meeting of Cumann na mBunscol took place in the Anner Hotel Thurles last Saturday March 7th. Arrangements for the meeting were exemplary. Paddy Kelly, Cathaoirleach of Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol, welcomed delegates to the meeting. Paddy was delighted that Cumann na mBunscol had chosen to hold its AGM in the town where the GAA was...


The Cumann na mBunscol Awards, sponsored by Cornmarket Financial Services occupy a special place in the Cumann na mBunscol calendar. This year’s Awards Banquet was held in Thurles, birthplace of the GAA. The local Committee, led by Cathaoirleach Paddy Kelly, spared no effort in their preparations for the weekend and the presence of Liam Sheedy,...

Monday 09th March, 2020



The Cumann na mBunscol National Handball Day took place last Saturday in Kingscourt Co Cavan. All four provinces were represented. Each province was represented by a team of six boys and six girls. Tim O Byrne is Development Officer of Coiste Náisiúnta of Cumann na mBunscol. Tim travelled from Thurles that morning to attend the Kingscourt...

Quiz Time in Mayo

Wednesday 26th February, 2020



Congratulations to all who took part in Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo annual sports quiz. and especially to the top three participating schools: 1st Place: Breaffy NS, Castlebar2nd Place: Culleens NS, Ballina3rd Place: Corclough NS, Belmullet

INTO Mini Sevens Age Limits 2020

Monday 17th February, 2020



INTO GAA MINI- SEVENS SERIES -2019 /2020 The age limits for participation are as below: Total enrolment 3rd to 6th classes inclusive: To be born on or after this date 200 + : 1st Jan 2008 170 – 199: 1st Dec 2007 140 – 169: 1st Nov 2007 110 – 139: 1st Oct 2007 80 – 109: 1st Sept 2007 50 – 79: 1st Aug 2007 30 – 49: 1st July 2007 29 or...


The Council Chamber at Limerick Civic Offices in Merchant's Quay played host to a gathering of hurling greats this week as Mayor Michael Sheehan, a former primary teacher himself, honoured Michael O Grady and many other GAA personalities including household names like Eddie Keher, Mickey Whelan, Justin McCarthy and Mick Jacob. Michael was the man...

Kerry Handball Finals in Lios Póil

Thursday 30th January, 2020



The Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Ciarraí county finals were played in Lios Póil handball alley under the watchful eye of Cumann na mBunscol handball coordinator Mr. Seán Ó Domhnaill. Seán has spent a quarter of a century in his role in promoting liathróid láimhe in the schools and we really appreciate...


In recent years we have had some terrific Co. Finals to enjoy, and this one was no different…Once the draw was conducted, the schools from St. Patrick’s P.S. Annaghmore, St. Colmcille’s P.S. Carrickmore and St. John’s P.S. Kingsisland and all hurled brilliantly but, despite this, they just didn’t quite make the...

AGM of Coiste na Mumhan

Thursday 16th January, 2020



The Annual General Meeting of Cumann na mBunscol Coiste na Mumhan was held in the Abbeygate Hotel in Ennis last Friday night. Tomás Ó hAiniféin presided. 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...

Cumann na mBunscol Chiarraí

Thursday 19th December, 2019



Sile and Daithi McGillycuddy recently visited Scoil Mhuire Cill Orglan, i gContae Chiarraí to present them with the Sciath Niall McGillycuddy Trophy in memory of their son who up until his untimely death was a very promising footballer with club and county. Niall played in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol competitions with the Mon Killarney and...


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...

The County Finals of Allianz Cumann na mBunscol 40 X 20 Handball were held on Saturday, 16th January in St. Coman's Handball Club, Roscommon. Here are the results.County Final ResultsGirls:Under 13 Singles - Winner - Carragh Kennedy, Roxboro N.S.Runner Up - Katie Heneghan, Tisrara N.S.Under 13 Doubles -Winner - Siobhan & Aisling Treacy, Mount...

St Conaire's NS take over the reins in Clare

Thursday 21st January, 2016



Clare Cumann na m Bunscol affairs have been run very capably for the past two years by the teachers of Sixmilebridge NS. As 2016 dawns, Sixmilebridge NS hand over the reins to St Conaire's NS from Shannon. Here are the details of the new executive committee in Clare from April 2016 going forward. Chairperson: Colm Pilkington (086 0537955) Treasurer:...

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