Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo

Promoting all aspects of Gaelic Games in Mayo's 174 primary schools.

2015/16 New School Year Bulletin

 2015/16 New School Year Bulletin


Welcome back everyone!

Another exciting year of Cumann na mBunscol activities to look forward to!

Please have affiliation form returned to James Feeney by October 31st. Download it here: AFFILIATION FORM 201516

Mini 7s entry forms are here: MiniSevensEntryForm1516 & Mini 7s rules are here: Mini Sevens Rules 1516

Please return Mini 7s entries to your local area secretary only.

Our AGM will take place in the Mayo Education Centre on November 5th at 8pm. Please have motions, nominations and submissions in by Oct 31st. We have had great attendances in recent years, so spread the word and keep it up!

A full list of events and dates is now online on our Calendar Page. Remember that all dates are provisional pending weather and availability of venues, both are equally unpredictable! It’s very important to stay tuned to emails, website and twitter (@MayoCnmB) for updates.

Nearly 40 children from Mayo have played in our half-time exhibitions this summer so far. A huge thank you to all the teachers who volunteered on matchdays to help make this wonderful experience happen for the children involved.

Cúl Camps 2015

Mayo GAA Cúl Camps | Summer 2015


Mayo GAA summer Cúl Camps take place again this year in 40 locations all around the county, commencing June 29th.

The cost per child is €55.
If more then one child attending from a family:
The cost for 2nd child is €45.
The cost for 3rd/4th child is €40
We hope you all have a wonderful summer, and be sure to look out for and cheer on our young Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo stars who will take to the fields of the Connacht and All Ireland Championships throughout the summer during the half-time exhibitions.

Small Schools Blitz

Small Schools Blitz | Wednesday June 10th | Centre of Excellence


Participating schools:

Cloghans Hill

Scoil Néfinn










Clare Island

First games throw in at 11am

Click link below for full details and fixtures:

Cumann na mBunscol Small Schools Blitz 2015

3rd & 4th Class Hurling Blitz

3rd & 4th Class Hurling Blitz
Our annual 3rd/4th class hurling go-games blitz day is scheduled for Friday 12th June from 11am til 1pm in the Connacht GAA Centre Astropark in Bekan.
The schools that are welcomed to attend are:
  • Tooreen
  • Aghamore
  • Knock
  • Kilkelly
  • Ballyhaunis
  • Logboy
  • Kilmovee
  • Carracastle
  • Derinabroc*
  • Claremorris BNS
  • Barnacarroll
  • Taugheen
  • Balla
  • Straide
  • Ballyvary
  • Kilmaine
  • Teams 11-a-side and may be mixed (Boys & Girls)
  • Unlimited substitution.
  • Games 12 minutes straight through (No half time)
  • Full ball air hurling.
  • Each team gets at least 4 games.
  • Referees: Yvonne Byrne, James Judge, Daniel Huane, Brian ONeill.
Please confirm if your school can attend or not before Thursday 11th June.
Any queries give me a ring.
Adrian Hession
m. 0872450566

Hurling County Finals 2015

Hurling County Finals 2015
Below find finalised arrangements for Cuman na mBunscoil Hurling fixtures on next Wednesday 10th June in Claremorris Town Pitch. Please submit your panel of players for the program to me here at   Number them as they will wear on the day for press purposes. Deadline to have your teamlist in is Monday 8th June at 5pm.
Any queries give me a ring.
Regards and thanks.
Adrian Hession
m. 0872450566
Division 4 (6-a-side) Hurling Final  

Mountpleasant NS V Cloonlyon NS

Time: 3 30 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Claremorris Town Pitch

Referee: Conall Ó Domhnaill      Notes: 12 mins/half


Division 3 (7-a-side) Hurling Final  

Straide NS V Culleens NS

Time: 4 30 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Claremorris

Referee: Michael Carroll     Notes: 14 mins / half


Division 1 (11-a-side) Hurling Final

Claremorris Boys NS V Westport NS Scoil Padraic

Time: 5 30 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Claremorris

Referee: James Judge    Notes: 20 mins / half


Division 2 (9-a-side) Hurling Final

Aghamore NS V Kilmovee NS

Time: 6 30 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: TBC

Referee: Michael Carroll    Notes: 16 mins / half

Football County Finals 2015- The Results

Football County Finals 2015



Friday May 29th

Division 2 Girls: Rehins 3-11 Newport 1-04

Wednesday June 3rd

4.15 Division 5 Girls: Geesala 3-08  Gortjordan 3-07

4.45 Division 4 Boys: Corclough 5-11 Mount Pleasant 6-06

5.30 Division 5 Boys: Geesala 3-05  Murrisk 2-06

6.15 Division 4 Girls: Carn 1-11 Tourmakeady 4-05

6.45 Division 3 Boys: Cooneal 1-07  The Neale 2-11

7.30  Division 3 Girls: Fahy 0-03 Meelick 5-10

Thursday June 4th

4.30 Division 1 Girls: Quay, Ballina 3-03 Scoil Phádraig, Westport 5-05

5.15 Division 1 Boys: Claremorris BNS 2-09  Quay, Ballina 5-10

6.15 Division 1B Boys: Breaffy, Ballina 2-04  Scoil Raifteiri 1-10

7:15 Division 1B Girls: Ballyhaunis 3-02   Scoil Raifteiri 0-02

8.00 Division 2 Boys: Balla 2-05  Bekan 0-06

County Finals 2015

County Finals 2015 | Knockmore June 3rd and 4th


Full Schedule 

Wednesday June 3rd

4.15 Division 5 Girls: Geesala v Gortjordan

5 a side    10 minutes per half

Referee: Pat Dowling     Line: Garryowen McMahon & Martin Walsh

4.45 Division 4 Boys: Corclough v Mount Pleasant

7 a side     15 minutes per half

Referee: Garryowen McMahon   Line: Pat Dowling & Martin Walsh

5.30 Division 5 Boys: Geesala v Murrisk

7 a side            12 minutes per half

Referee: Martin Walsh      Line: Garryowen McMahon &  Martin Costello

6.15 Division 4 Girls: Carn v Tourmakeady

6 a side     12 minutes per half

Referee: Martin Costello       Line: Liam Higgins & Michael McHale

6.45 Division 3 Boys: Cooneal v The Neale

9 a side     15 minutes per half

Referee: Liam Higgins       Line: Michael McHale & Martin Costello

7.30  Division 3 Girls: Fahy v Meelick

7 a side     15 minutes per half

Referee: Michael McHale     Line: Martin Costello & Liam Higgins

Thursday June 4th

4.30 Division 1 Girls: Quay, Ballina v Scoil Phádraig, Westport

13 a side           15 minutes per half

Referee: John Boyle      Line: Declan O’ Boyle & Martin Walsh

5.15 Division 1 Boys: Claremorris BNS v Quay, Ballina

15 a side            25 minutes per half

Referee: Martin Walsh      Line: Declan O’ Boyle & John Boyle

6.15 Division 1B Boys: Breaffy, Ballina v Scoil Raifteiri

15 a side            25 minutes per half

Referee: Declan O’ Boyle     Line: John Boyle & Martin Walsh

7:15 Division 1B Girls: Ballyhaunis v Scoil Raifteiri

13 a side     15 minutes per half

Referee: Michael McHale      Line: Garryowen McMahon & Liam  Higgins

8.00 Division 2 Boys: Balla v Bekan or Gaelscoil na Cruaiche

11 a side    20 minutes per half

Referee: Liam Higgins     Line: Garryowen McMahon & Michael McHale

Extra Time will be played if agreed by both teams. 2 x 5 minutes.

Our thanks again to Knockmore GAA Club for hosting the finals. We will probably be playing on the new all weather pitch at the back of Knockmore’s new clubhouse, as the front pitch is very wet. The new pitch is ok at the moment. The only negative is that there’s no stand or cover for supporters so wrap up well.
There will be an admission charge of €3.00 per adult or €5.00 per family. All students and children are free.
Programmes are €1.00. All players and managers will receive a programme each anyway.
Good luck to everyone and pray for some half decent weather.
James Feeney

Division 1, 1B & 2 County Semi Finals

Division 1, 1B & 2 County Semi Finals


Fixtures: semis div 1 2 2015

Semi Finals, Wednesday May 27. We are going ahead in The Centre of Excellence in Bekan as mentioned in last week’s email.
Please read all the following bits carefully!

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 1/2 linesmen 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. That will be your photo in the county finals programme also.

If you win your semi final I will want two things from you by this Friday, or before it if you can.
Firstly, can you confirm that you are ok for the finals date, Thursday June 4th. Finals will be from about 4.00 onwards, with 6 finals or so , one after the other. It’ll probably be starting around 4.00 and finishing with the last final roughly around 8.30, it literally depends how many we have each evening as there are another 6 for Wednesday.
Secondly can you send your biography/article and numbered team list to the programme co-ordinator, Walter Cox, by email to
Please use the numbered team list as they will tog out on the day as otherwise the newspaper reports will mix them up. You can use 5 subs  and you may wish to bring a few more who are part of the team but please don’t bring 15 or 20 subs.
Can you include which division you are in also as Walter won’t know you! We must have this by Friday as the printer deadlines dictate to us.
When I hear from everyone I will confirm times asap.
Congrats to everyone on getting this far. My thanks to everyone for their co-operation at this very difficult and hectic time of year, I am placing a lot of demands on ye!  A special thanks to the Division 1B schools who forged ahead and got their games played under short notice, we are now in a position to have those finals with the rest unlike last year, so well done to all concerned.
James Feeney,

Small Schools Blitz and Activity Day 2015

Small Schools 2015
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 before May 31st at the very latest.

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

Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Blitzes

Hurling Blitzes 2015


Hurling blitzes are ongoing throughout the divisions.

Full fixtures list here: HurlingFixtures-2015

Please note: Due to the elections on Friday 22nd May, the Division3 Blitz2 will be changed to WEDNESDAY 20th May (two days earlier). This change only effects Straide, Ballyvary, Balla, Logboy and Taugheen.

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