Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo

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


May 2013

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Football County Finals

Football County Finals | Elverys McHale Park | June 5th & 6th



Wednesday June 5th


Division 2 Girls 5.00 pm

Behy  v  Ballyvary

Division 2 Boys  5.45 pm

Balla  v  Barnacarroll

Division 1 Boys 6.30 pm

Quay  v  St. Pat’s

Division 1 Girls 7.30pm

St. Angela’s  v  Scoil Phadraig


Thursday June 6th


Division 4 Boys  4.15 pm

Straide  v  Eachleim

Division 3 Boys 5.00 pm

Carracastle  v  Knockrooskey

Division 4 Girls 5.45 pm

Irishtown  v  Geesala

Division 3 Girls 6.30 pm

Meelick  v  Knockrooskey


Wednesday June 12th


(Hurling Finals from 3.00 pm fixtures TBC)

Division 5 Boys (football) 7.00 pm

Facefield  v  Carrakennedy

Division 5 Girls (football) 7.45 pm

Facefield  v  Mount Palmer

Small Schools Blitz – June 12th


Small Schools Blitz | June 12th 11.00 am | Elverys McHale Park

for all schools unable to field a boys or girls team this year

a 5-a-side mixed team in a non-competitive blitz format

games 7 minutes per half, hopefully 3 or 4 games each

Closing date for receipt of entries is Wednesday June 5th
, times and fixtures will be sent then

Teams entered so far….Rathnamagh, Scoil Neifinn, Cogaula, Cloondaff, Garracloon, Drummin, Killawalla, Shraheens, Craggagh, Murrisk, Cloghans Hill

If you have sent an entry and you are not on this list, apologies, contact me again please !

entries to

GAA Summer Course for Teachers (3 EPV Days)

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Enhancing Delivery of the PE and Other Curriculum Subjects through Gaelic Games – McHale Park, Castlebar

(Blended Course)

1st & 5th July 2 days Online
2nd – 4th July face-to-face 9.30am – 2pm

Tutors: Billy Mc Nicholas, Denis O’Boyle, Paudi Butler
Venue: Online/Mc Hale Park Stadium, Castlebar

This blended course consists of 3 days face-to-face and 2 days online. It aims to develop basic skills through games activities, that can be applied in the primary school situation for all ages. Mini games will be promoted.

This course qualifies participants for 3 EPV days.

Course Properties

Course date: 01-07-2013 9:30 am
Course End Date: 05-07-2013 2:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 5
Available place 25
Cut off date 14-06-2013
Individual Price €40.00
Location McHale Park
Each teacher who completes the course will receive a complimentary Fun Do Learning Resource Pack and other resource materials.

Click here to apply via Mayo Education Centre

More Information from

Details of GAA summer courses available throughout the country

Football Semi Finals (Remaining Fixtures)


Cumann na mBunscol Semi Finals (Remaining Fixtures)

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013, McHale Park Back Pitches



Team 1

Team 2

Pitch Number


1 Boys

St. Pat’s




1 Boys

The Quay

Scoil Phadraig, Westport



4 Boys





4 Girls





1 Girls

The Quay

Scoil Phadraig, Westport



1 Girls

St. Angela’s




2 Girls


Ballyvary or West Mayo



Pearse Stadium Exhibition Game: Report

Cumann na mBunscol Exhibition | Pearse Stadium | May 19th, 2013

The boys from Cumann na mBunscol Maigh Eo in Pearse Staduim
The boys from Cumann na mBunscol Maigh Eo in Pearse Staduim
The girls from Cumann na mBunscol Maigh Eo in Pearse Staduim
The girls from Cumann na mBunscol Maigh Eo in Pearse Staduim

20 children from schools all around Mayo participated in Sunday’s Cumann na mBunscol Exhibition in Pearse Stadium, Galway.

The children met Cumann na mBunscol representatives at the Áras before being presented with their full Mayo kits and taking their seats in the Pearse Stadium Stand.

Backstage: The Mayo Cumann na mBunscol Girls watching the Mayo senior team warm up before thier clash with Galway.
Backstage: The Mayo Cumann na mBunscol Girls watching the Mayo senior team warm up before thier clash with Galway.

The first task was to welcome the Mayo and Galway senior teams onto the field of play. An unexpected highlight of the day came when Mayo Manager, James Horan, took a few minutes to greet the young players from both Galway and Mayo. No doubt he was sizing up a few stars of the future! This was a lovely touch from James, and made the occasion all the more special for the children.

Mayo Cumann na mBunscol children form their Guard of Honour in Pearse Staduim.
Mayo Cumann na mBunscol children form their Guard of Honour in Pearse Staduim.

While the main event of the day proved to be something of a let down (although not from a Mayo perspective!), the half-time exhibition game played by the children of Mayo and Galway was anything but.

The patrons were treated to a fine exhibition of all that is good about football. We saw beautiful scores, pin-point passes and wonderful blocks, all while encompassing the “Give Respect, Get Respect” ideals. Click here for a full list of Mayo players.

Action from the boys' exhibition game in Pearse Stadium.
Action from the boys’ exhibition game in Pearse Stadium.
Action from the girls' exhibition game in Pearse Stadium
Action from the girls’ exhibition game in Pearse Stadium

We would like to thank the Connacht Council for allowing the children and their families this fantastic experience, the Mayo County Board for supplying the team kits, and above all else, the teachers and coaches throughout Mayo for their continued dedication to the promotion of our games.

We would also like to thank our counterparts in Cumann na mBunscol Gaillimh, Cyril Mannion and his colleagues for looking after us so well during the day.

Mayo Cumann na mBunscol girls on the big screen in Pearse Stadium
Mayo Cumann na mBunscol girls on the big screen in Pearse Stadium

Next up for our exhibitions is our meeting with Roscommon in McHale Park on June 16th.

Danny Charlton

James Feeney

Christine Gordon



Cumann na mBunscol Football Semi Finals


Hi all, we have 2 outstanding quarter finals and 13 semi’s going ahead on Wednesday, please note not all semis are ready, the remaining semis will be the following Wednesday as some areas are just not finished yet, we have had a back log with the mini sevens being late this year, and various other things, I hope to avoid this next year. The timetable is packed and Wednesday will be hectic enough so please be on time and be patient!

Best of luck to everyone!


Download Semi Final Fixtures here: County Semi finals 2013

Obviously some schools have an early start, please try to arrive at least 20 minutes before throw in to allow time to tog out and warm up etc, you can literally be 5 minutes walking from place to place and finding where you are.

Time is tight with so many games and if you are way behind time you will put everyone out, if a school does not turn up in time they could forfeit the game. You will see that there are 15 games to be played.

Exhibition Game – Pearse Stadium May 19th



Best wishes to the boys and girls who will represent Cumann na mBunscol Maigh Eo in Pearse Stadium on Sunday, May 19th.

Along with their counterparts from Cumann na mBunscol Gaillimh, the children will form a Guard of Honour to welcome the Galway and Mayo teams onto the pitch and will play an exhibition game at half time.

16 primary schools from across the county will be represented. This is a great opportunity for the children involved and we would like to thank the Connacht Council for facilitating this event.

Mayo Girls

1. Niamh Duffy St. Patrick’s NS, Kilmaine

2. Caitriona Ronayne Irishtown NS

3. Áine Langan Currabaggan NS, Knockmore

4. Laoise Coleman Currabaggan NS, Knockmore

5. Saoirse Timothy Ballyvary NS

6. Saoirse Basquill Ballyvary NS

7. Ailbhe O Connor Charlestown NS

8. Aoibhe Carrabine Geesala NS

9. Helen Tierney Scoil Phadraig, Westport

10. Ciara O Grady Logboy NS

Mayo Boys

1. Larry Conlon SN Tuar Mhic Éadaigh

2. Ronan Connolly Breaffy NS, Ballina

3. Mikie Conroy Geesala NS

4. Conor Dunleavy Balla NS

5. Luke Connor Carracastle NS

6. Peter Timlin Breaffy NS, Ballina

7. Jordan Donnellan Holy Family NS, Newport

8. Oisin Philips Derrinabroc NS

9. Alan McHale Ballintubber NS

10. Oisin Whelan SN Tuar Mhic Éadaigh

INTO/Cumann na mBunscol Football Mini 7s Finals – Report

Castlebar, Wednesday May 1st

Congratulations to Ballyvary girls and Breaffy boys. Well done!

The first girls semi final was Currabaggan v Charlestown.
Charlestown had lost almost all of last year’s great team but fought bravely to retain their title. It wasn’t to be as the Knockmore girls eventually wore them down and booked their place in the final.

The next semi final was a ding-dong battle between Logboy / Irishtown and Ballyvary, the game moved from end to end throughout, with Ballyvary getting a goal and a point at the very end to win by 4 points.

The first boys semi was between Breaffy, Ballina and Carracastle / Dernabroc, with the town boys proving too strong for the amalgamated schools.

The other semi was an end-to-end tight affair with Tuar Mhic Éadaigh eventually pulling ahead of a gallant Newport team.

The Girls final was a dogged battle for most of the first half with just a point in it, as Currabaggan missed several crucial chances, Ballyvary eventually made their strength tell and two goals before half time and one immediately after set them on their way and Currabaggan could not make a comeback. Ballyvary emerged as champions on a 3 – 5 to 0 – 1 scoreline.

The Boys final proved to be a closer tougher game with Breaffy holding a slight lead for most of the match, as the game ebbed and flowed Breaffy gradually built on their lead but were never out of sight as both teams exchanged scores. The Ardnaree boys eventually overcame the Gaeltacht lads on a score of 3 – 7 to 1 – 7.

Thanks to the local media who covered the games and our great photographer, Frank Dolan. Thanks to our match referees Seán Mac Éil and Martin Corcoran.
Thanks to Phil Heneghan who looks after McHale Park and dressing rooms for all his help.

We would like to thank the County Board for the facilities.

Lastly and most importantly, to Eugene Lavin and his team for setting up the pitches and goalposts and having everything in place for us.

Congratulations to all the teams and their mentors for getting so far in the competition and thanks to all the local areas who have played earlier in the year to get us to the county stages.

All teams who qualified for quarter finals in this year’s competition are reminded to contact James Feeney re Exhibition Match on May 19th.

Exhibition Match Mayo Vs Galway May 19th

Cumann na mBunscol Exhibition Match

Please note that every school who won their local Mini Sevens and played in a quarter final this year will have a pupil selected to play in an exhibition match at the Galway v Mayo Connacht Championship game on Sunday, May 19th in Pearse Stadium.

All schools concerned should have received an email about this.

Please contact James Feeney ASAP

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