Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo

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


October 2016

Mini 7s Results – Area 8 (Charlestown)

Congratulations to Kilmovee boys and Charlestown girls who emerged victorious in the local Mini 7s.

They progress to play the winners from the Kiltimagh/Swinford Area.

Mini 7s Results – Westport Area (Boys)

Westport area boys Mini Sevens
A total of 16 schools were represented at the boys mini sevens for the Westport area with 14 teams taking part. 

Following some wonderful games of football Knockrooskey, The Quay, Brackloon and Gaelscoil Na Cruaiche emerged from their groups to contest the semi finals with Gaelscoil Na Cruaiche and Brackloon meeting in the final. 

Following the excitement of a visit from Mayo senior stars Alan Dillon and Aidan O’ Shea who signed autographs and posed for photographs we were treated to a rip roaring final. 

The effort put in by both teams was amazing and extra time was needed to separate them with Gaelscoil Na Cruaiche prevailing. Both teams gave a great display and whilst the spoils went to Gaelscoil Na Cruaiche great credit must go to Brackloon who put in a brave effort. 

Well done to all our participants. 

A big thank you to Kilmeena GAA club for use of their facilities and to Mel Kenny and Martin Walsh for refereeing the games. 

Richie Goggins 

Details of Rounders Introduction Days – November 2016 – GAA CoE, Bekan

Rounders Introduction Days


Our Rounders Introduction Days will take place over three days in November in the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan.

Thank you to Rounders Ireland, Connacht GAA and Cumann na mBunscol Chonnachta for supporting this initiative and we are especially grateful to the Mayo GAA football coaches, under Billy McNicholas, for helping us to run these three days.

The days will run as follows:

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
November 9th November 16th November 17th
10am-2pm 10:30am – 1:30pm 10am – 2pm
Participating Schools Participating Schools Participating Schools






Mayo Abbey


Ceathru Thaigh



Cloghans Hill








Total Children 166 Total Children 157 Total Children 160

Activities will take place on grass pitches so football boots are advised.

The aim of the day is to introduce both children and teachers to rounders as it should be played, according to official GAA rules

Click here for rules and coaching manual.

We hope to run Cumann na mBunscol competitions/blitzes this coming spring. These will be run along similar lines to our football competitions i.e. organised locally, with areas coming together for county semi-finals and finals. We will need a teacher in each of our areas to co-ordinate a local blitz.

If you are willing to volunteer to organise rounders in your area, please let me know.

I hope you all have a very enjoyable day!

Le meas,

Danny Charlton

Rounders Resources – Rules and Coaching Manual

Rounders Resources

Click on the links below to access the PDFs

Rounders Rule Book

Rounders Coaching Manual


Mini 7s Results – Ballinrobe Area

The annual Ballinrobe area Mini 7s football competition was held recently in Kilmaine Community Grounds. Thirteen schools in total were represented on the day. The standard of Gaelic football on view once again was exceptional – thanks in no small measure to the good coaching work being done in our schools.

Comhghairdeas do na cailíní as S.N. Thuar Mhic Éadaigh/S.N. Choill a’ tSídheáin a bhuaigh in aghaidh Ballycushion N.S./Gortjordan N.S. sa chluiche ceannais. Well done to Cloonliffen N.S. boys who emerged victorious in the boys’ final against St. Joseph’s N.S., Ballinrobe. Both teams will compete against the winners of the Claremorris area competition later in the year.

Many thanks to all who participated in this year’s Mini 7s and to everyone who helped out on the day, especially our referees Kieran Kilkenny and Martin Costello. Míle buíochas daoibh uilig go léir!

Cloonliffen NS Mini 7s.jpg
The victorious Cloonliffin NS team.

Mini 7s Results – Westport Area (Girls)

Well done to the 12 schools that took part in the girls mini sevens at Kilmeena GAA pitch on Friday Oct 14th in glorious sunshine!

Following the round robin games, Scoil Phádraig, Newport NS, Gaelscoil Na Cruaiche and Fahy NS qualified for the semi finals.

Following two epic battles Gaelscoil Na Cruaiche met Fahy in the final. 

The scoring power of the Gaelscoil girls told in the final as they ran out winners despite a gallant effort from the Fahy girls.

Thanks to all the teams who took part and made the competition a success.

Thanks to Kilmeena GAA club for the use of their facilities and a huge thank you to Mel Kenny and Brian Kilkelly for refereeing all the games.

Richie Goggins 

Mini 7s Results from Swinford/Kiltimagh Area #mayogaa

Congratulations to Kiltimagh Boys and Culmore/Midfield Girls who won the Mini 7s Competiton today. 

A huge thanks to all the Refs, Teachers,  Pupils and Parents for making the day so enjoyable and to Swinford for the use of their Amenities Pitch. 

Kiltimagh Boys and Culmore/Midfield Girls will now progress to the County 1/4 finals against the winners of the Charlestown/Ballaghaderreen Area.

T Mulligan

Mini 7s Results – Castlebar Area #mayogaa

BOYS WINNERS: Scoil Raifteirí defeated Errew in the final. 
GIRLS WINNERS: Snugboro defeated Breaffy.

Scoil Raifteirí boys and Snugboro girls will face the winners from the Westport Area in the 1/4 finals.

C Gordon

Mini 7s Fixtures – Swinford/Kiltimagh Area – Oct 13th, 2016

Fixtures  Mini 7s Swinford/Kiltimagh Area

Girls ( 8 teams )    
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
1 Kiltimagh V Foxford Winners 1 V Winners 2 Final
2 Bohola V Swinford    
3 Midfield/     Craggagh/

Culmore V   Straide

Winners 3 V Winners 4  
4 Meelick V Carrowmore    
Boys ( 9 teams ) Round 2 Round 3
1 Killasser V Midfield / Culmore Carrowmore V Winners 1 Final
2 Swinford V Foxford Winners 2 V Winner 3  
3 Meelick V Craggagh /Straide Winner 4 V Winner game  1 (Round 2)  
4 Kiltimagh V Bohola    
** Carrowmore get a buy to round 2    


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