Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo

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

Congratulations to @StPatricksBNS Castlebar, Quiz Winners 2016


Congratulations to St Patrick’s BNS Castlebar (pictured below with teacher Mr Pat Waldron) who were crowned County Quiz Champions on Wed Jan 20th in the Welcome Inn Hotel, Castlebar.

The standard of answering was excellent as always and the St Pat’s team just edged out their neighbours from Breaffy NS.

Thank you to all who organised local quizzes throughout the county.


1st – St Pat’s BNS Castlebar

2nd – Breaffy NS Castlebar

3rd – SN Dhú Acha, Acaill

4th – SN Thóin Ré Gaoith, Acaill

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Mayo Teachers in All Ireland Interfirms Semi Final

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Mayo Teachers Interfirms Squad (pic via @MayoGAA)

Congratulations to The Mayo Teachers Gaelic Football Team, who are in the All Ireland Semi Final of the Interfirms competition. This is on February 13th at 3.00 pm in Queens University  v  CitiBank, Belfast.

It is a tremendous achievement for them and it would be great to make the final. Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo would like to acknowledge this and lend our support to them. Many of them are in our Primary schools, training teams during and after school as well as doing their job and doing this in addition!

Unlike a club team, they have no method of generating revenue to fund their expenses so their team is reliant on sponsorship and is largely self sufficient, often funding their own travel and playing expenses themselves. They are not seeking money from anyone but any donations would be welcomed I’m sure.

In a recent email, Mike Gallagher, Secretary of Mayo Teachers Inter-firms team, thanked Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo for our contribution toward the expenses incurred this year on our run to their All-Ireland Semi Final.

Very best wishes to all involved, Maigh Eo Abú!

Full Panel:

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Cumann na mBunscol Sports Quiz 2016

Sports Quiz 2016


County Final: Wednesday, Jan 20th, 2016 Welcome Inn Hotel at 11am

Every local Cumann na mBunscol area can send 3 teams to the county final quiz, so you would need to hold your local quiz soon if you have not done so already to pick your top 3 teams.

Teams are of 4 pupils, no substitutes, they may be boys or girls or mixed from any class, higher classes preferrable obviously.
Some schols may wish to enter more than 1 team in their local area quiz.

To enter the local quiz, simply turn up with your team at the appointed time.

Questions are all sports based with a considerable GAA percentage and are of quite a high standard.

Good luck to all.

Cumann na mBunscol Handball 2016

Handball 2016


The Mayo Handball and subsequently the Connacht Handball competitions will be upon us soon so anyone wishing to enter would need to be preparing now.

There are the usual 8 seperate categories, as follows:

Girls’ singles under 11

Girls’ doubles under 11

Boys’ singles under 11

Boys’ doubles under 11


Girls’ singles under 13

Girls’ doubles under 13

Boys’ singles under 13

Boys’ doubles under 13



All competitors to be under 11 or under 13 on 01/01/16.

A date for the Mayo finals to follow soon

The Connacht finals of the Cumann na mBunscol Challenger 2 Handball Competition (U11 & U13) will be played in:

 Moycullen Handball Club, Moycullen, Co. Galway on Sunday the 07/02/16 starting at 10am.

NB: Only 1 entry per category per school, you cannot have 2 single boys or girls at either under 11 or under 13 or enter 2 teams in any of the doubles events.

This is a handball rule and is beyond our control, regular entrants will be familiar with it.

In the case of you having multiple entrants, schools will need to have play offs within their own school or club to select their best players to play in the above grades on the day of the competition.

Handball Rules should be explained to the competitors before the day of the competition and players should be familiar with at least the basics of the game.

Please send entries to Brendan Donnellan in St. Aidan’s N.S. Kiltimagh by email

AGM Report

The AGM of Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo was held in the Mayo Education Centre on Thursday night, Nov 5th.

Owing to the huge volume of work involved in running this organisation every year it was decided that we will hold an Activities Meeting in early spring. The full committee will attend and all 9 areas are asked to send at least one representative.

The main purpose of this meeting will be to devolve some of the organisation of our activities including:

  • Mini 7s
  • Divisional Semis and Finals
  • Quiz
  • Handball
  • Exhibitions
  • Small schools’ blitz
  • Rounders

It was also proposed by the Chair that following on from the successful introduction of Division 1B in football over the past two years, we will endeavor to set up  a Division 2B.

Teachers are asked to please froward match or blitz reports to for inclusion on this website. See recent report from Area 6 Mini 7s here

Officers elected for the forthcoming year:


Neil Reilly, Bekan NS, (094) 9380311

Assistant Secretary:

James Feeney, Currabeggen NS – (094) 9258169


Aodán O Caoimh, Kilmaine NS  (093) 33535


Michael Bracken, Carracastle NS (094) 9255035


Danny Charlton, Craggagh NS (094) 9365177

Hurling Officer:

Adrian (087) 2450566

Handball Officer:

Brendan Donnellan, St Aidan’s NS, Kiltimagh – (094) 9381679

Assistant Treasurer:

Tony Fahey, Midfield NS – (094) 9252037

County Board Delegate:

Danny Charlton, Craggagh NS (094) 9365177

Delegates to Cumann na mBunscol Chonnachta:

Aodán Ó Caoimh & Danny Charlton

AGM tonight at 8pm in Mayo Education Centre. Agenda here:

AGM 2015


Reminder and invitation to our Annual General Meeting in the Mayo Education Centre, this Thursday November 5th at 8.00 pm.

Tea / Coffee and light refreshments will be available upon arrival.

1.         Last year’s Minutes
2.         Matters arising
3.            Correspondence
4.            Chairman’s Report
5.            Secretary’s  & Hurling Report
6.            Treasurer’s Report
7.         Election of Officers – outgoing Secretary and P.R.O.
8.            Motions –  None received
9.         AOB – Change of Division requests
– Goalposts for Clubs in our Divisional Areas

Area 6 (Ballinrobe) Mini 7s Report

Area 6 Mini 7s Report


The annual Ballinrobe area Mini 7s football competition was held in Kilmaine Community Grounds on Thursday, October 15th. Twelve schools in total were represented on the day. The number of girls’ teams was particularly high this year – maith sibh, a chailíní! The standard of Gaelic football on view once again was very high – thanks in no small measure to the good coaching work being done in our schools.

Well done to the girls from Gortjordan N.S. and to The Neale N.S. boys who emerged victorious in the end. Both teams will compete against the winners of the Claremorris area competition in the new year.

Many thanks to all who participated in this year’s Mini 7s and to everyone who helped out on the day, especially our referees Michael McHale and Martin Costello. Míle buíochas daoibh uilig go léir!

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

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