Small Schools Blitz and Activity Day 2015

Small Schools 2015
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Small schools Blitz in Castlebar on Wednesday June 10th from 10.30 approx. 
5 a side non-competitive mixed blitz of about 3 or 4 games per school
Schools eligible are those who could not field a boys and a girls team in Division 5 this year.

Small Schools Activity Day in Connacht Centre of Excellence, Bekan on Tuesday June 16th from 10.30 approx.

Another blitz format plus skills, fun games and activities
Schools eligible are all one and two teacher schools.
If you wish to enter either or both events please email  jamesfeeney@hotmail.com before May 31st at the very latest.

Please include your school name and the number of players you will be bringing to each event

Division 3, 4 and 5 Semis | May 20th, 2015

Division 3, 4 and 5 Semi Finals 2015

Wednesday, May 20th

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(Update Tuesday 19th May – These fixtures have now been moved to Knockmore GAA due to pitch closures – times are unchanged)

Congrats to everyone on getting thus far, it’s a great achievement for your school and some reward for your commitment to football.

Please read all the following bits, fixtures and times are in the attachment (2015 Div 3,4,5 Semis) and at the bottom of this also. This year’s semi finals rotation is North Mayo v East Mayo and South v West.

 We will have 4 pitches in operation on Wednesday. You will be on some of Castlebar Mitchels or the County Board Pitch adjacent to MacHale Park. I would like to thank the club and the county board for the continued use of these great facilities, without which we would struggle to hold all these games.

 Try to arrive at least a half hour before your throw-in time to allow time for everything. As always there is a tight schedule, so latecomers will hold things up badly and you may risk forfeiting your game.

 We will have neutral officials: 1 referee and 1 linesman per game as well as, hopefully, 1 umpire per goal. Team mentors will not be permitted behind the goals. We would ask all schools to follow directions on the day and comply with our motto of “Give Respect, Get Respect” and ensure that all team players, mentors and supporters behave in an appropriate manner.

Extra time will be played on the day at 5 minutes per half. If this fails to separate teams then there will be one further 5 minute single half. After that, we’ll have to replay.

Teams will be photographed prior to your game by our official photographer and hopefully you will appear in the local papers the following week.

If you make the county final that will also be the picture in the programme and I will be looking for a numbered teamlist and brief, 100 word article on your school and Cumann na mBunscol history ASAP, you could even be writing it now if you are confident!

If there’s any errors please get in touch! I would like to thank all of you for your efforts thus far and to thank all the area secretaries and organisers for their tireless work every year in running everything. Thanks also to the numerous clubs,venues and referees who have facilitated us all year.

Good luck to all.

James Feeney,

FIxtures for Wednesday, May 20th: 2015 Div 3,4,5 Semis

Hurling and Football Exhibitions: Mayo V Dublin

Hurling and Football Exhibitions: Mayo V Dublin

March 14, 2015

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While the main event may have been disappointing, the children of Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo put on a wonderful exhibition at half time, as well as performing a Guard of Honour to welcome both teams onto the pitch.

Pictured below are the young footballers of Currabaggan NS & The Quay (Back row) and Breaffy NS and Midfield NS (Front row)

Currabaggan/The Quay & Breaffy/Midfield

Currabaggan/The Quay & Breaffy/Midfield

And, the young hurlers of Kilmovee (back row) and St Pat’s Castlebar (front row)

Kilmovee & St Pat's

Kilmovee & St Pat’s

We will have a girls’ camogie and football exhibition during Mayo V Donegal next month.

Cumann na mBunscol Football Divisions 2015

Cumann na mBunscol Football Divisions 2015 

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(Posted March 18th, 2015)

Proposed Dates & Divisions for 2015 football

Submissions for a change of Division or any outstanding Affilliations,( which there are !  ) should be with me before Friday March 27th. The Divisions will be sanctioned by the Activities Committee and finalised by the end of March.

We will need to start football immediately after Easter, or start beforehand by all means.

Dates for quarters, semis etc…..

Local Finals for Division 3, 4 & 5 by Friday May 8th

County Quarter Finals for Division 3, 4 & 5 between areas to be played around Wednesday May 13th

Also County Quarter Finals for Division 1B that week

Wednesday May 20th from 10.30
County Semi Finals for Divisions 3,4,5

Local Finals for Division 1 & 2 by Friday May 22nd

Wednesday May 27th from 10.30

County Semi Finals for Divisions 1, 1 B & 2
Wednesday June 3rd from 4.30
Divisions 3, 4 & 5 County Finals

Thursday June 4th from 4.30
Divisions 1, 1B & 2 County Finals

Wednesday June 10th from 10.30
Division 6 , small schools blitz

Divisions are pretty much the same as last year. If I have someone in a wrong division or have left somebody out or you want a change,  please get in touch. You may have forgotten to affiliate, I may have left it out by mistake or your affiliation may be lost in the post.

Click on link below to view full list of schools by division

Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo Football Divisions

Boys Mini 7s Hurling Fixtures

Boys Mini 7s Hurling Fixtures

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One team to qualify from each blitz for the county semi-finals.

 

Blitz 1 Venue: Connacht GAA Centre in Bekan

National School

Contact
Knock NS Jackie Coyne
Aghamore NS Anthony Broderick
Tooreen NS Dom Greally
Tavrane NS
Carracastle NS Michael Bracken
Kilmovee NS Michael Raleigh
Cloonlyon Pat Collins
Derrinabrock NS Dermot Dillon

 

Blitz 1: in Connacht GAA Centre on Tuesday 24th March @ 11.30am

Co-Ordinator:     Adrian Hession                                    087-2450566

Referees:              James Judge & Gerry Kilbride

Blitz 2 Venue: Claremorris GAA Pitch

National School Contact
Claremorris BNS Ml Kenny
Barnacarroll NS Tom Forde
Taugheen  NS Mike Phillips
Kilmaine NS Aodan O’Keefe
Mountpleasant NS Franny Glynn
Kilkelly NS Richard Phillips
Ballyhaunis NS Donall O’Brien
Logboy NS Edel

 

Blitz 2: in Claremorris GAA Pitch on Thursday 26th March @ 11.30am

Co-Ordinator:       Adrian Hession                                       087-2450566

Referees:                                James Judge & Gerry Kilbride

Blitz 3 Venue: Westport GAA

National School Contact
Brackloon NS Ciaran Hynes
Gaelscoil Westport Colm OConghale
St Pats, Castlebar Seamus Devaney
Scoil Padraig, Westport Sean Mulchrone

 

Blitz 3: in Westport GAA on Friday 27th March @ 11.30am

Co-Ordinator:     Adrian Hession                                                    087-2450566

Referee:               Mike Herr

Mini 7s Semis and Finals 2015

Football Mini 7s Semis and Finals 2015

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Congrats to everyone who has made it to the semi finals of the Mini Sevens. We are going ahead as (re)scheduled on Wednesday 18th in The Connacht Centre of Excellence in Bekan from 11.00

I presume everyone has correct dates of birth at this stage, teams are 7 + 3 subs, no more.

Semi finals will be 8 minutes per half.

Extra time is two halves of 3 minutes each way and if still level then a further period(s) of 3 minutes.

Finals will be 10 minutes per half.

Extra time is two halves of 3 minutes each way and if still level then both teams must make a choice to continue further extra time or replay. If both agree to further extra time that’s ok. If not then it’s a replay! Hopefully none of that will be needed.

This years semi finals rotation has North v West and South v East, as follows:

Girls Semis both at 11.00   The Quay v Snuboro.   Bekan v Kiltimagh

Boys semis both at 11.30   The Quay v Scoil Phadraig.    The Neale v Midfield/Culmore

Girls Final 12:00

Boys Final 12:00

Good luck to everyone !

JF

Sports Quiz 2015

Sports Quiz 2015

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Congratulations to Breaffy, Castlebar on retaining their quiz title with superb answering to secure a winning score of 57 out of 60 correct answers. An extraordinary standard given the difficulty of many of the questions. They were closely followed by St. Pat’s B.N.S. Castlebar, with Dooagh N.S. coming all the way from Achill to give an excellent account of themselves in 3rd place.  Our thanks to all the teachers who gave of their time to prepare their teams and also help out on the day. Our thanks to The Welcome Inn for their facilities, as ever and finally to Quizmaster Seán Mac Éil for delivering the questions. Our local sports quizzes will return next winter and our county quiz will be around the same time again in 2016 so get your thinking caps on and start memorizing those sporting facts!

2014 AGM

Cumann na mBunscol Maigh Eo AGM 2014

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Thank you to all who attended last night’s AGM in Mayo Education Centre.

A full list of newly elected officers and local area secretaries is available on our contacts page.

Thank you again to all who have contributed to the working of Cumann na mBunscol Maigh Eo in any way over the past 12 months. A list of events for the year ahead is online on our calendar page. Hurling fixtures will issue in due course.

Finally, we hope see re-launch rounders across the county, initially at local level. You might begin playing in your own school and then consider meeting a neighboring school for a game. The full rules are available to download here.  Depending on uptake, we will look at running a county wide competition (but we need some assistance please!).

Rounders Rulebook

Don’t get too caught up in pitch dimensions, go straight to page 13 for playing rules.

Rounders starter packs, including bats, are available for free from Cyril Feehily (087) 2566657.

Check out www.GAARounders.ie for more info.

Activities Timetable for 2014/15 school year

Activities Timetable for 2014/15 school year

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Our activities timetable for 2014/15 is now online on the Calendar Page of our website.

Remember, our AGM takes place on Thursday next, Nov 6th at 8pm in Mayo Education Centre. Last year’s AGM was really well attended so do please come along and spread the word!

Hopefully, most areas will have held their Mini 7s by now. County 1/4 finals between neighboring areas should be held before March. Semis and Finals will be played on Wed, March 4th in Bekan.