Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo

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Schools’ Rounders Competition – The Inaugural Tom Higgins Perpetual Cup. Click for entry form:

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Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo will hold the inaugural Tom Higgins Perpetual Cup for Rounders on October 20th, 2017 in Breaffy GAA Club.

This tournament is limited to 12 teams. We are unable to accommodate larger numbers at this time. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. For schools that are new to rounders, we recommend that you participate in our non-competitive “Rounders Introduction Day” which will be held later in the year.

There will be a group stage with 3 teams per group with the winners of each group progressing to the semi-finals. Matches in the group stage will be limited to 2 innings.

Group Stage matches will begin at 10am. Participating schools will receive an email with fixtures and will be required to submit their squad of 12 players in advance of the day.

We have a number of rounders resources on our website including the rulebook, coaching manual and our official score sheet:

Guidelines for October 20th:

  • One team per school
  • Max 12 players per squad – 9 players on the field of play, 3 subs.
  • Teams are to be of mixed gender i.e. 4 boys/5 girls or vice versa at all times. Failure to comply with this will result in a forfeited match.

Please complete the form below


Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo Football County Finals | Day 2 Results #mayogaa

Cumann na mBunscol: County Finals – Football Day 2

Tuesday June 13th,  2017

MacHale Park


Division 4 Boys:

Kilmovee 2 – 03  v  Lahardane 4 – 07


Division 4 Girls Kevin Kennedy Memorial Cup

Midfield 2 – 02  v Lahardane 6 – 09


Division 2 Girls KPS Printing Cup

Bekan 5 – 05  v Gaelscoil na Cruaiche 4 – 06


Division 2 Boys  Baxter Perpetual Cup

Bekan 3 – 06  v Myna 2 – 11


Division 1B Girls:

St. Angela’s 1 – 04  v Breaffy, Ballina 0 – 03


Division 1 Girls P. O’Connor & Son Cup

Quay, Ballina 4 – 04  v Breaffy, Castlebar 1 – 01


Division 1B Boys:

Kiltimagh 5 – 10  v Breaffy, Ballina 3 – 08


7.45 Division 1 Boys:

Quay, Ballina 1 – 05  v Breaffy, Castlebar 4 – 09

Mayo Boys & Girls Participating in @ConnachtGAA Exhibition | Pearse Staduim | June 11th #mayogaa


Mayo Girls

  1. Alanna Murphy – Barnacarroll NS
  2. Ciara Gordan – Ardagh NS
  3. Aenea Ní Bhreisleáin – Gaelscoil na Cruaiche
  4. Malone Skolemestra – Killawalla NS
  5. Amy Staunton  – SN Tuar Mhic Éadaigh
  6. Caitlín Henry – Midfield NS
  7. Megan Sheridan – Lahardane NS
  8. Eabha Carney – Myna NS
  9. Deirbhle McHale – Mountpalmer NS
  10. Aisling Hoban – Fahy NS


Mayo Boys

  1. Shane McDonnell – Bangor NS
  2. Ryan Finn – Aghamore NS
  3. Andrew Roddy – Kilmovee NS
  4. Paddy Wright – Belcarra NS
  5. Nathan Gibbons – Ballintubber NS
  6. Jack O’ Shea – Laherdane NS
  7. Adam Beirne – Gaelscoil de Búrca
  8. David Smith – Bekan NS
  9. Brian Tansey – Manualla NS
  10. Gavin Ó Forraigh – Scoil Raifteirí 

    You are asked to meet with Cumann na mBunscol officials at Arús Bóthar na Trá, adjacent to Pearse Staduim at 2.30p.m. sharp.



Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo Divison 1, 2 & 4 Football Finals | Tues 13th June #mayogaa


Cumann na mBunscol: County Finals

Tuesday June 13th,  2017

McHale Park

1.30 Division 4 Boys: Kilmovee v Lahardane

7 a side. 15 minutes per half

Referee: Martin Walshe    Line: Peter Geraghty & John O’Boyle


2.30 Division 4 Girls Kevin Kennedy Memorial Cup

Midfield v Lahardane

6 a side. 12 minutes per half

Referee: John O’Boyle   Line: Peter Geraghty  & Martin Walshe


3.15 Division 2 Girls KPS Printing Cup

Bekan v Gaelscoil na Cruaiche

9 a side. 15 minutes per half

Referee: Peter Geraghty   Line: John O’Boyle & Martin Walshe


4.10  Division 2 Boys  Baxter Perpetual Cup

Bekan v Myna

11 a side. 20 minutes per half

Referee: Shane Corcoran Line: Liam Higgins & Michael McHale


5.10 Division 1B Girls:  St. Angela’s v Breaffy, Ballina

13 a side          15 minutes per half

Referee:   Liam Higgins   Line: Shane Corcoran & Michael McHale


6.00 Division 1 Girls P. O’Connor & Son Cup

Quay, Ballina v Breaffy/Scoil Phadraig

13 a side          15 minutes per half

Referee: Michael McHale   Line: Liam Higgins & Jimmy Feeney


6.45 Division 1B Boys: Kiltimagh v Breaffy, Ballina

15 a side     25 minutes per half

Referee: Jimmy Feeney Line: Mick Herr & Shane Corcoran


7.45 Division 1 Boys: Quay, Ballina v Breaffy, Castlebar

15 a side     25 minutes a half

Referee: Shane Corcoran Line: Jimmy Feeney & Mick Herr




Dressing Rooms are located under the main stand – You may be asked to share a changing room so please stack gear neatly before heading out to play.

Players are asked to respect each other’s privacy, dignity and personal space when changing.



The trophy presentation will take place directly after each final. Be mindful that another final may be starting and we ask all to keep the pitch clear.  Medals will be given to respective coaches and can be presented to children in a ceremony back at their own schools. Each team will receive medals for the starting number of players plus 10. If more are needed they can be purchased by the school by contacting me.


We ask parents, teachers and all observing on the side line to show encouragement to the children that are playing. Show respect to referees and officials.

Schools can have a maximum of three designated coaches/mentors on the side line. You are reminded that neither mentors nor coaches are permitted behind goals or on the pitch save in the event of an injury during the match.


We understand that this is never intended but accidental slips are regularly heard in the heat of the moment. Remember this is a competition for children, involving children.


We would be grateful if you would let parents/supporters know that there is an admission charge of €5 per family/ €3 per adult. Match programmes will be available on the day.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Enjoy the competition and best of luck to everyone on the day.

Neil Reilly

Rounders | MacHale Park| June 7th, 2017


Rounders | MacHale Park| June 7th, 2017

11am: Semi Final 1

Snugboro NS Vs Craggagh NS

11:30pm: Semi Final 2

Parke NS Vs Gaelscoil de Burca

12:15pm: Final

Referee: Colm Jordan (Breaffy)


12 players on a squad. 9 batters/fielders. Batting order must be submitted to referee prior to game

Teams are to be mixed i.e. 5 boys/4 girls or 5 girls/4 boys

Each game will last 3 innings

Wooden bats only to be used

Full rules may be found here


Mayo Small Schools’ Activity Day | @ConnachtGAA CoE, Bekan | June 14th 2017


Small Schools Blitz, CoE, Bekan. Wednesday June 14th        















SN Choill a tSidheáin


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Activities commence at 10.30p.m.

We will be finishing at 1.30p.m. approx.

Food is provided for teachers/mentors attending.

Billy McNicholas is your contact for the day. We would like to thank Billy for all his hard work.

We hope you all enjoy the day.

Neil Reilly.


Small Schools’ Blitz | MacHale Park | June 7th – Fixtures #mayogaa


Small Schools’ Blitz | June 7th 2017


Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Referees






Scoil Neifinn








SN Choill s tSidheáin

John O Boyle – Pitch 1

Peter Geraghty – Pitch 2

Shane Corcoran – Pitch 3

Pat Dowling – Rotating

Fixtures: (click image to save to your phone’s camera roll for handy reference on the day) 

Non – competitive Blitz format, scores will be kept by the referees but there will be no outright winner.

Teams are 5 a side mixed.

Unlimited substitution, please use all the players you bring.

Schools will receive winner’s medals at the end of the blitz.

Normal GAA rules apply with our Cumann na mBunscol adaptations….

Player has one bounce and one solo or two solos, and has to pass or kick.

Frees, 45s and kick-outs may all be taken from the hand.

Your goalkeeper should take all kick outs.

There is no square ball rule or penalties, all close in frees are 13 m.


Your contact for the day is Billy McNicholas. We would like to thank Billy for all his hard work.

We would also like to thank our County Board for making the main pitch of McHale Park available to us. We would  also like to thank Philip Heneghan the groundskeeper for all his hard work and help.

We hope you all enjoy the day.


Results Round Up | Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo Hurling Finals 2017 #MayoGAA @Allianzireland

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Over two days, four Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling titles were decided in the home of Mayo GAA.

Undoubtedly inspired by the heroics of the Mayo Senior Hurlers’ terrific Nicky Rackard success last summer and indeed this year’s Christy Ring survival, MacHale Park bore witness to four brilliant finals.

Schools in traditional Mayo hurling strongholds such as Tooreen, Westport and Castlebar featured heavily as well as the ever emerging Cashel Gales, in our Division 1, 2 and 3 finals. It was wonderful also to see Manulla NS and Cloonlyon NS contest the Division 4 final, a testament to the development work going on in our schools under the stewardship of Adrian Hession.

Special mention must go to Aghamore and Manulla who were crowned double champions winning both football and hurling in their respective divisions. Aghamore also won our Sports Quiz last January!

Full results:

Div 2 (9-a-side) Final


Div 1 (11-a-side) Final


Div 3 (7-a-side) Final


Div 4 (6-a-side) Final


Results Round Up From Day 1 of Schools’ Football County Finals #MayoGAA

Brilliant action in MacHale Park tonight as six new county champions are crowned

Action from tonight’s Div 2B Boys final between Gaelscoil de Burca and Belcarra NS. 

Bonfires will be burning from Aghamore to Ardagh tonight as some highly coveted silverware is ushered into its new home for the next twelve months.

Six Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo titles went up for grabs in the home of Mayo GAA and spectators were treated to a thrilling evening of outstanding sporting action.

Special mention must go Aghamore NS and Manulla NS who have both completed hurling and football doubles in their respective divisions. (Aghamore also won our quiz in January!)

Our next evening of finals takes place on Tuesday, June 13th. Fixtures will be posted here shortly.

We are hosting a small schools’ blitz in MacHale Park on Wednesday, June 7th. This day will also see the return of rounders to MacHale Park following a great year of rounders development throughout the county.

Cumann na mBunscol Football Finals Day 1 Results

Div 5 girls
Mountpalmer 2-06
Killawalla 2-02
Div5 boys
Manualla 4-05
Bangor 4_03
Div 3 girls
Ardagh 5-09
Fahy 2-09
Div 3 Boys
Aghamore 1-08
Ballintubber 0-08
Div 2B Girls
Barnacarroll 3-08
Myna 2-05
Div 2B Boys
Gaelscoil de Burca 0-10
Belcarra 0-06


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