The Mayo girls who participates in the Cumann na mBunscol Exhibition Game in McHale Park, June 16th.
The Mayo girls who participated in the Cumann na mBunscol Exhibition Game in McHale Park, June 16th.

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The Mayo boys who participates in the Cumann na mBunscol Exhibition Game in McHale Park, June 16th.
The Mayo boys who participated in the Cumann na mBunscol Exhibition Game in McHale Park, June 16th.

The second of our exhibition matches took place in front of the Connacht Semi Final crowd in Elverys McHale Park.

The football teams of Mayo and Roscommon contested the senior match, which was preceded by the Cumann na mBunscol Exhibition Game.

Players began to gather from 1:30pm before being presented with their full Mayo kit and taking their seats in the stand where they enjoyed the second half of the Connacht Intermediate Hurling Final, which was also contested by Mayo and Roscommon.

Action from the boys' exhibition game, June 16th.
Action from the boys’ exhibition game, June 16th.

Following the launch of the Póc Fada competition, the Cumann na mBunscol exhibition commenced. The children had 20 minutes to display their skills in front of the gathering crowd. What followed was a fantastic display of shooting, passing, blocking, tackling, and all in the spirit of the “Give Respect, Get Respect” initiative. Both the boys’ and girls’ games were officiated by our Young Whistlers from Craggagh National School.

Action from the girls' exhibition game, June 16th.
Action from the girls’ exhibition game, June 16th.

The children then formed the traditional Guard of Honour to welcome the competing teams of Mayo and Roscommon onto the field of play.

Guard of Honour before the big match
Guard of Honour before the big match

As always, this was a fantastic experience for the children. We in Cumann na mBunscol are very grateful to Connacht GAA, especially Adrian Hassett for making this occasion possible. Also, the Mayo County Board, in particular PRO Aiden McLoughlin, for providing the playing gear for the children.

A very special thank you to Mayo Games Manager, Billy McNicholas who is always on hand to help us get set up on these days.

Give Respect, Get Respect
Give Respect, Get Respect

There is just one exhibition game left for us this year, the Connacht Final, which will feature children from all 5 Connacht counties.

The venue is yet to be confirmed, but will take place on Sunday, July 21st.

The Mayo Senior Team who contested the Connacht Semi Final Vs Roscommon.
The Mayo Senior Team who contested the Connacht Semi Final Vs Roscommon.

Mayo  Girls

Caitriona Mallon, Ballyvary Central School

Michaela McEntire St Attractas’s N.S. Charlestown

Taylor Keady St. Patrick’s NS, Kilmaine

Kate Leneghan  Geesala NS, Geesala, Ballina

Joanie Brady Scoil Phadraig, Westport

Lisa Davitt Ballyvary Central School

Niamh Foody  Logboy NS,

Lauren Smyth Currabaggan NS, Knockmore

Alannah Flynn Currabaggan NS, Knockmore

Saoirse Melvin Irishtown NS , Irishtown

Young Whistlers 

Lorcan Conroy & Katie McNicholas both Craggagh NS, Kiltimagh

Mayo  Boys

Killian Chambers      Holy Family NS, Newport

Paraic McDonagh      Geesala NS

Shane Morrisroe Carracastle NS

Riain O’ Connor Balla NS

Seán Tiernan, SN Tuar Mhic Éadaigh

Mairtín Carr, SN Tuar Mhic Éadaigh

Matthew Fox Ballintubber NS

Josh Carney  Derrinabroc NS

P.J. Gilmartin       Breaffy NS, Ballina

Brian Timoney             Breaffy NS, Ballina

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