Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo

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


April 2016

Garda Anthony Golden Memorial Cup @MayoGAA

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In the past year, Ballina suffered the tragic loss of a well known and respected life, Gda. Anthony Golden. He was an avid hurler all through his youth along with his brothers & neighbours. Anthony also played football, but hurling for Ballina James Stephens was a strong focus for Anthony above all.

For 2016, the club are proud to announce the inaugural year of the Gda. Anthony Golden Memorial Cup for National Schools in the Ballina area of north Mayo.

The club are proud to have the support of the family of Gda. Anthony Golden for the new tournament and they know that it will have a lasting impression on the community of Ballina and the wider environs, just as the personality of their son did.

Schools that are invited to participate are:

  • Culleens NS
  • Behy NS
  • Bonnicolon NS
  • Breaffy NS
  • Ardagh NS
  • Quay NS
  • Rehins NS
  • Cooneal NS

The memorial cup will be run for 2 age groupings – 3rd/4th class & 5th/6th class. Teams will be comprised of boys and girls.

For more info, contact: Jamie Rooney, P.R.O. James Stephens Hurling Club, Ballina – Tel: 083-3046869

Congratulations to the Mayo Teachers, All Ireland Inter-Firms Champions!

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We don’t get to celebrate All Irelands too often in this county so huge congrats to the Mayo Teachers who captured the All Ireland Inter-Firms Title last weekend.

The team is composed of a number of teachers across both primary and secondary sectors.

Previous Post on Teachers’ Team here

Congratulations to Crossmolina and Quay, Ballina, Mini 7s Champions 2016

Very little separated the final four teams in both the boys’ & girls’ Mini 7s Semis and Finals this year. 

Hearty congratulations to he boys from Crossmolina NS and girls from The Quay, Ballina who prevailed on a thrilling day.

Thank you as always to Billy McNicholas for his help.


11.00 am Semi Final 1 Crossmolina NS 4-06 Carracastle NS / Derrnabroc NS 4-05

11.00 am Semi Final 2 Gaelscoil na Cruaiche 5-10 Claremorris BNS 1-02

11.30 Semi Final 1 The Quay NS 3-06 Midfield NS 2-05

11.30 Semi Final 2 Gaelscoil na Cruaiche 7-06 v Gortjordan 5-00

12.00 Boys Final Crossmolina 2-07 Gaelscoil na Cruaiche 2-04

12.30 Girls Final The Quay 5-06 Gaelscoil na Cruaiche 2-02

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