National Awards


Every year, Cumann na mBunscol Náisiúnta run competitions which can earn up to €700 for your school or an expenses paid school tour to Croke Park.

There are 7 awards categories. Awards categories 1 – 4 are for county and provincial units.

There are three categories open to individual school to enter. They are as follows:

Category 5 Promotion of Gaelic Games and Culture

1st Prize €700 2nd Prize €600 3rd Prize €500

Schools are asked to show their work in promoting Gaelic Games and Culture. This can target a single area or a number of areas – including football, hurling, camogie, handball, rounders, Respect Initiative, Go Games, Table Quizzes, Club School Links, Coaching Initiatives.

  • Document outlining promotion work (1 – 2 A4 Pages – 500 words approximately)
  • Photographic evidence

Category 6 & 7 School of the Year

Category 6- School of the Year:

Schools with a roll of 150 pupils or less

Category 7 – School of the Year:

Schools with 151 or more pupils.

Category 6 & 7 – First Placed Schools

  • Will be invited to Croke Park for a day where their award will be presented.
  • Stadium and Museum Tour for 30 pupils per school
  • €500 to each school towards bus transport
  • Lunch for 30 pupils and 3 staff

 Schools that promote Gaelic games in their schools are asked to submit entries to this section. Your work should show how you promote and participate in Gaelic games in your school. The work can be presented through articles /photographs and children’s work.

Each school that submits a project to this Category will receive a Certificate of participation.

Entries are to be sent to:

Bernadette Ryan, Holy Family NS, Tubbercurry, Sligo

N.B. Closing date is Wednesday, January 11th

 Any queries, contact Danny Charlton in Craggagh NS