Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo

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Upcoming Allianz Cumman na mBunscol Hurling Fixtures


Enclosed find details/dates/venues for our upcoming Mayo Cuman na mBunscol hurling blitz days. Please note that the blitzes are starting next Tuesday 24th April so please take note of your schools blitz and put it in your calendar of events. If your date doesn’t suit your school, please ring me to organise a swap to an alternative blitz. Finals date is TBC as we are waiting for McHale Park free dates.

Many thanks to all the teachers, coaches and referees for your help thus far in 2018, and we are looking forward to the action ahead. We have 41 schools taking part this year, which is the highest level of participation we have had in Cuman na mBunscol hurling.


Cúman na mBúnscol Hurling Fixtures 2018

Full rules the same as regular hurling. Girls may play on hurling teams.

Hurling Division 1 (11-a-side):

National School


Aghamore NS Deirdre Bracken
Tooreen NS Mgt Duffy
Claremorris BNS Michael Kenny
Gaelscoil (Westport) Caroline Ni Dhonncha
Brackloon NS Brendan Tunney
Sc Phadraig (Westport) Sean Mulchrone


Blitz games 12 minutes a half.  Teams of 11-a-side. Unlimited substitution. Top team from each blitz qualifies for the final.


Blitz 1: in Aghamore on Thursday 26th April at 11.00am


Co-Ordinator: Adrian Hession (087-2450566)

Referee: Johnny Burke

Teams (3): Aghamore NS, Claremorris BNS & Tooreen NS.

Blitz 2: in Westport on Tuesday 24th April at 11.00

Co-Ordinator: Adrian Hession (087-2450566)

Referee: Conal ODonnaill.

Teams (3): Sc Phadraig (Westport), Brackloon NS & Gaelscoil (Westport).

Final: in McHale Park Castlebar on TBC @ 6pm

Winner Blitz 1 v Winner Blitz 2


Hurling Division 2 (9-a-side):

National School Contact
St Pats (Castlebar) Seamus Devaney
Snugboro (Castlebar) Eamon Shaughnesy
Sc Rafteri (Castlebar) Padraig Heaney
Ballyvary NS Diarmuid Moynihan
Carracastle NS Michael Bracken
Ballyhaunis NS Donal O’Brien
Kilmovee NS Ml Raleigh
Balla NS Paul De Lacy


Blitz games 10 minutes a half. Top team from each blitz to qualify to the Division 2 final. Teams of 9-a-side. Unlimited substitution.

Blitz 1: in Castlebar on Tuesday 1st May @11.00

Co-Ordinators: Adrian Hession (087-2450566)

Referee: Conal O’Donnaill & Ml Mchale

Teams (4): St Pats, Snugboro, Scoil Raifteiri & Ballyvary.

Blitz 2: in Tooreen on Thursday 3rd May @11.00

Co-Ordinator: Adrian Hession (087-2450566)

Referee: Paddy Carney & Johnny Burke

Teams (4): Kilmovee, Ballyhaunis, Carracastle & Balla.  

Final: in McHale Park Castlebar on TBC @ 5.00pm


                           Winner Blitz 1 v Winner Blitz 2

Hurling Division 3 (7-a-side):


National School Contact
Irishtown NS Sean OReilly
Gaelscoil De Burca Maura Dennedy
Taugheen NS Mike Phillips
Robeen NS Edel Canny
Barnacarroll NS Tomas Forde
Claremorris BNS ‘B’ Michael Kenny
Culleens Brian Lawler
Behy NS Pat Cunnane
Tavrane NS Christine
Derrynabroc NS Dermot Dillon
Knock NS Maire Boyle
Straide NS Brid Staunton


Blitz games 10 minutes a half. Top team from each blitz to qualify for Division 3 final. Teams of 7-a-side. Unlimited substitution.


Blitz 1: in Claremorris Town Pitch on Tuesday 8th May @11.00


Co-Ordinator: Adrian Hession (087-2450566)

Referee: Paddy Carney & John Burke

Teams (6): Irishtown, Gaelscoil De Burca, Taugheen, Robeen, Barnacarroll & CBNS ’B’.

Blitz 2: in Ballyvary on Thurs 10th May @11.00

Co-Ordinator: Adrian Hession (087-2450566)

Referee: Michael McHale & Conal ODonnaill

Teams (6): Culleens, Behy, Tavrane, Derrynabroc, Knock & Straide.

Final: in McHale Park, Castlebar on TBC @ 4pm

                            Winner Blitz 1 v Winner Blitz 2

Hurling Division 4 (Small/Beginner Schools 6-a-side):


National School Teacher Phone
Myna NS Mickie Carney
Fahy NS Richard Goggins
Derrywash NS Maria Coyne
Quay (WP) Ciaran Hynes
Mountpleasant NS Franny Glynn
Manulla NS Finnoula Costello
Cloonliffen NS
Ardagh NS Liam Devenney
Meelick NS Debra Convey
Ballaghaderreen NS Damien Connolly
Cloonlyon NS Barry Maguire
Brosna NS Laura Dillon
Logboy NS Karen Ronayne
Bekan NS Brendan OGara
Knockanillo NS Geraldine Durcan


Blitz games 10 minutes a half. Teams of 6-a-side. One team to qualify from each blitz to the Division 4 final. Unlimited substitution. If other schools wish to join in please ring blitz co-ordinator.



Blitz 1: in Westport on Wednesday 16th May @11.00


Co-Ordinators: Adrian Hession (087-2450566)

Referee: Conall O’Donnaill & Ml McHale

Teams (7): Myna, Fahy, Derrywash, Quay, Mountpleasant, Manulla & Cloonliffen.  



Blitz 2: in Ballyvary on Thursday 17th May @11.00


Co-Ordinators: Adrian Hession (087-2450566)

Referee: Paddy Carney & John Burke

Teams (8):          Ardagh, Meelick, Ballaghaderreen, Cloonlyon, Brosna, Logboy, Bekan & Knockanillo.


Final: in McHale Park, Castlebar on TBC @3.00

Winner Blitz 1 v Winner Blitz 2




Results from today’s Mini 7s Hurling and Camogie County Finals

Cumann na mBunscol/INTO Hurling & Camogie Mini 7s County Finals Results


Development Mini7s

A Final


Time: 1 15 PM , Venue: Connacht GAA Centre

Referee: TBC

     Development Mini7s

B Final


Time: 1 15 PM , Venue: Connacht GAA Centre

Referee: TBC

    Development Mini7s



Time: 12 30 PM , Venue: Connacht GAA Centre

Referee: Paddy Carney

      Development Mini7s



Time: 12 30 PM , Venue: Connacht GAA Centre

Referee: TBC

    Girls Camogie Mini7s



Time: 12 00 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Connacht GAA Centre

Referee: Paddy Carney

     Boys Mini7s Hurling

A Final


Time: 11 30 AM , Venue: Connacht GAA Centre

Referee: TBC

    Boys Mini7s Hurling

B Final


Time: 11 30 AM , Venue: Connacht GAA Centre

Referee: TBC

     Boys Mini7s Hurling



Time: 10 45 AM , Venue: Connacht GAA Centre

Referee: John E Burke

     Boys Mini7s Hurling



Time: 10 45 AM , Venue: Connacht GAA Centre

Referee: Michael Mc Hale

Update: Football Divisions, Mini 7s Finals and Fixture Deadlines.


Final Dates & Divisions for 2018 Football

Dates for quarters, semis etc…..

Local Finals for Division 3, 4 & 5 by Friday May 11th

County Quarter Finals for Division 3, 4 & 5 between areas to be played around Wednesday May 18th
County Semi Finals for Divisions 3,4,5 Wednesday 23rd)

Also County Quarter Finals for Division 1B by Friday 18th May

Local Finals/ Quarter Finals for Division 1 & 2 by Friday May 18th

County Semi Finals for Divisions 1, 1 B & 2 week of 21st – 25th May (Thursday 24th)

Small Schools Day in McHale Park – TBC – non-competitive. Please contact me if you wish to participate.

Small Schools Activity Day – Centre of Excellence, Bekan – Wednesday June 13th. Please contact me if you wish to participate.

Mini 7s

Semis and finals to be played in COE Bekan on Friday 27th April.
11.00 a.m. Girls’ semis             11.30a.m. Boys’ semis

12.00p.m. Girls’ final                12.30p.m. Boys’ final


Non-competitive blitzes TBC

Hurling Championship

All qualifying blitzes to be played by Friday May 18th – Hurling finals (C/O Adrian Hession – If there is a clash of with football we ask that Mondays & Fridays are allocated to hurling fixtures.


*Note on County Finals*  

Due to adverse weather conditions and the demand for McHale Park, county final dates have yet to be confirmed. We have requested three days to run our finals and a fourth day to run our Small Schools’ Day. We are hoping to hear from the County Board in the next few weeks with confirmation of dates providing the main pitch is made available to us. We feel it is very important that as many children as possible play on our county pitch. For the past few years our finals have taken place on Mondays in the last two weeks in May and first Tuesday/second Monday in June. If you feel that you might be involved then it might be a good idea to avoid these dates when booking school tours. As soon as dates are confirmed we will inform you all.


Division 6 , small schools blitz TBC (Mid June)

Divisions1,1B 4& 5 are pretty much the same as last year and can be ran off the same way. We have a change to Division 2B. Second placed teams will progress from each group into the B competition. Teams that win Div 1/1B and Div 2/2B are excluded from entering the B competitions the following year. The B competitions are to encourage weaker teams and give more schools an opportunity to play in a county semi-final / final . There is a separate attachment to this email for D2teams with a format that hopefully will work. Division 3 has been divided into 4 groups with the winner from each qualifying for county semi-finals. There are six weeks left until county semis, so that should leave ample time for all fixtures to be played. If I have someone in a wrong division or have left somebody out or you want a change, please get in touch with either myself or James. Best of luck everyone.

Neil Reilly 094-9380311

James Feeney 094-9258169

 Here are just a few of the basic rules that apply across all division

  • Mouthguards/Gumshields are mandatory. No gumshields, no game.
  • Neutral referees as far as possible. A list of referees for all areas can be found on the official Mayo GAA website.
  • Two movements of the ball allowed with all frees/sidelines/45’s/kickouts from the hand.
  • Score difference is never to be used in determining results or groups. There is nothing to be gained in racking up big scores against weaker opposition. It goes against all we are trying to promote. Give respect, get respect.

See attached documents for details of divisions

Division 2

Football Div 2018

New @MayoGAA coaching programme for primary schools

This weekend sees the launch of a new primary schools coaching programme which will commence after Easter.


This year, Mayo GAA Coaching & Games Committee in conjunction with Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo are launching a new coaching programme for primary schools.

This unique programme has been developed by teachers and the Mayo GAA Games Development Officers, with input from members of the PDST (Professional Development Service for Teachers) PE team. The programme will combine elements of the GAA’s “Fun Do” programme and the PDST’s “Move Well, Move Often” physical literacy programme.

Children will receive weekly sessions in their school with our Games Development Officers which will target the 15 Fundamental Movement Skills and specific football skills all in an environment that encourages fun and participation for children of all abilities. The coaching will focus on children in 3rd and 4th classes.*

Participation in this programme is the perfect way for schools to begin their “GAA 5 Star Centre” journey.

More information on this programme will be published here over the coming weeks.




*In small schools, other classes may be brought in to make up numbers.

Spring Exhibitions Return! We’ll be playing at half-time this Sunday! @MayoGAA

Our Spring Exhibitions return after an extended break!


Best of luck to all participating on Sunday during Mayo V Tyrone. There’ll be camogie and boys’ football on show.


Tooreen Girls

Alice Curran

Aoibhín Lynskey

Kate Doyle

Anna Murray

Cathy Greally

Éabha Delaney

Rebekah Monaghan

Kate Tener

Laura Flanagan


Snugboro Girls

Hannah Hauttmann

Ciara Kennedy

Sarah Dunne

Hazel Harcourt

Niamh Cloherty

Leona Buckley

Treasa Conway

Clodagh Quinn

Ellen Shaw


Kiltimagh Boys

Oisin MC Nicholas

Hugh Langan

Daire McGovern

Lorcan Burke

Believe Igharo

Andrew Maloney

Jonathan Houlihan

Sean Mallee

Conor Prendergast


South Mayo Small Schools Selection

Adam Molloy  Lehinch NS

Padraic Godwin  Cloghans Hill NS

Cameron Steel  Cloghans Hill NS

Cian Mangan  Cloghans Hill

James Duffy  Roundfort NS

Cian Connolly  Roundfort NS

Adam O Boyle  Roundfort NS

Finian Walsh  Roundfort NS

Tommy Mallon  Roundfort NS


Young Whistlers (all Fahey NS)

Football: Matthew McNamara, Paul Jennings, Aodhán Feehan

Camogie: Ella Blondel, Anna O’Donnell, Kelsey O’Donnell

Sports Quiz 2018 – Congratulations to our winners, Claremorris BNS! Details:

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo Sports Quiz 2018


Claremorris winners 2018
2018 Winners Claremorris BNS

Congratulations to all who participated in our Sports Quiz which took place on Friday, 23rd of February. Well done to our winners, Claremorris BNS who prevailed in an excellent contest which saw an incredible standard of answering!

Thanks to our quizmaster Pat Dowling, to James Feeney who set the questions and to An Sportlán for facilitating us. Also, thanks to all the teachers who helped out on the night and indeed all those who organised and facilitated local quizzes around the county earlier this year.

Neil Reilly

Belmullet 2nd
2018 Runners Up Belmullet NS
Foxford 3rd
2018 3rd Place Foxford NS

Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo Affiliation Form


There are a small number of schools who have yet to return their Affiliation Form for the 2017/18 school year. You can download it below. Please return it to Neil Reilly ASAP.


Connacht Handball Results – well done to all who represented Mayo! Full details here:


Congratulations to all the children who represented Mayo in Salthill on Sunday in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chonnachta Handball finals. A full list of medal winners is below – Mayo children highlighted in red.

As always, thanks to Fearghas Mac Lochlainn (Gaillimh) for organising this event.

Very best wishes to Liam Glynn & Keith Mellet from Mt. Pleasant NS (U-11 Boys Doubles) and Alan Gilmartin, Bofield NS (U 13 Boys Singles) who, as Connacht Champions, will now go on to compete at national level on Feb 24th, in Kingscourt, Co Cavan.

Connacht Handball Finals results

Torthaí Chraobh Chonnacht de Chomórtas Liathróide Láimhe Chumann na mBunscol

Under 11 Girls’ Singles
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Sadhbh Laila Riggott,

Scoil Sailearna, Indreabhán, Galway

Shauna Hallinan,

Holy Angels’ NS,


Ava McGreal,

Lisacul NS,


Under 11 Girls’ Doubles
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Aoibhe Ní Chadhain &

Síle Ní Chonghaile

SN Chaomháin, Inis Oírr,


Kiera Coleman &

Dervla Bennett,

Belcarra NS,


Under 11 Boys’ Singles
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Gavin Kelly,

Athenry BNS,


Tiernan Brady,

Errew NS,


Oran McNulty,

Rathcormac NS,


Under 11 Boys’ Doubles
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Liam Glynn & Keith Mellet

Mt. Pleasant NS,


Cian Ó Duilleáin & Diarmuid Ó Díoráin,

SN Rónáin, Árainn,


TJ Foody & Brian Donegan,

Stokane NS,


Under 13 Girls’ Singles
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Katie Ní Dhonnchadha,

SN Rónáin, Árainn,


Saoirse Walsh,

SN Phádraig, Westport,


Aoife Nolan,


Under 13 Girls’ Doubles
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Shauna Corrigan &

Allana McGreal,

Lisacul NS,


Saoirse Flynn & Ciara Geraghty,

Knockrooskey NS,


Mairéad Ní Chonghaile &

Róisín Ní Dhomhnaill,

SN Chaomháin, Inis Oírr,


Under 13 Boys’ Singles
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Alan Gilmartin,

Bofield NS,


Feidhlim Ó Diollúin,

Scoil Sailearna, Indreabhán, Galway

Darragh Bourke,

Corballa NS,


Under 13 Boys’ Doubles
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Criostóir Ó hÁinle &

Ethan Ó Cadhain,

SN Thuairíní, Maigh Cuilinn


Oisín & Darragh Sweeney,

Breaffy NS, Ballina,


Evan Corrigan & Joseph Noonan,

Lisacul NS,




Would your school like to be recognised as a “GAA 5 Star Centre”? @MayoGAA


GAA 5 Star Centre

5 Star Sign

The GAA Games Development and Research Department has recently developed the 5 Star Centre initiative for primary schools.

The GAA 5 Star initiative aims to support and recognise Primary Schools that provide pupils with 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous Gaelic Games activity per week in a manner that ensures the children will experience fun, friendship, fairness and ultimately improve their fitness.

Click here to fill out an expression of interest form

There are further details on the programme on the GAA’s website here

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