Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo

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


February 2017

Rounders takes centre stage in McHale Park! #mayogaa

Almost 70 children participated in our half-time exhibitions in Elverys McHale Park on Saturday night. The children of Aghamore NS and Ballyvarry NS played out a great game at the town end of the field while Crimlin NS, Straide NS, SN Bhéal an Bhulláin and SN Gob a Choire displayed their football skills in front of the Bacon Factory end. The games were officiated by our Young Whistlers from Brackloon NS.

Meanwhile, the children of Craggagh NS and Breaffy NS took part in our first ever rounders exhibition. The sound of the sliotar cracking off the rounders bat was a new experience for the 11,500 supporters inside the stadium. The children put on a wonderful exhibition, displaying for all to see what a thoroughly enjoyable game rounders can be.

Following on from our rounders initiative in 2016, we hope to run a number of blitzes around the county this summer, culminating in a county final in mid June. Rounders is a brilliant team game and we are delighted to be reintroducing it to our list of activities.

Of course, we will need teachers around the county to help run our blitzes. If you would like to see rounders in your area and are willing to help out please contact Danny Charlton here:

You can see some of the action from our halftime exhibition by clicking on the Twitter link at the bottom of this page (thanks to Michael Maye)

Sports Quiz Results: Congratulations to Aghamore, Myna and Tonregee:

Congratulations to Aghamore NS who were crowned Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo Sports Quiz Champions on Friday night. 

2017 Champions Aghamore NS

Runners Up Myna NS

3rd Place Tonregee NS

East Mayo Foundation Award Hurling/Camogie Coaching Course – 2017 @Mayohurling


East Mayo Foundation Award Hurling/Camogie Coaching Course – 2017


Evening Session 1

Monday 6th March            Time: 7.00 – 10.00

Venue: Tooreen National School


Evening Session 2

Mon 13th March                   Time: 7.00 – 10.00

Venue: Tooreen National School


Evening Session 3:

Code of Best Practise in Youth Sport

Mon 20th March                   Time: 7.00 – 10.00

Venue: Tooreen National School



On completion of the course, each participant will receive a Foundation Award Coaching Certificate awarded and recognised by Croke Park and Coaching Ireland. Under 18 participants will receive a Lifeskills Coaching Certificate.


  • Club coaches already involved with teams who haven’t completed the Foundation Award Course in the past.
  • Newcomers to hurling/camogie nursery coaching or parents willing to help their hurling/camogie club.
  • Transition Year students interested in hurling/camogie coaching.



  • John Mullins (Mayo GAA Hurling Coaching Mentor)
  • Peter Cassidy (Mayo GAA Hurling Tutor)
  • Michael Carroll (Roscommon GAA Hurling Tutor)
  • Denis O’Boyle (Mayo GAA Coach Education Tutor).


Mini 7s Hurling & Camogie 2017 Update

Due to the growth and popularity of hurling within Mayo Cumann na mBunscol we

intend to run the following three Mini7s competitions in March 2017:

1. Boys Mini 7’s Hurling Competition:

– Four Blitz venues plus finals day.

– Boys only.

– Mini 7’s dates of birth to be adhered to.

– Panels of 12 boys.

– Full rules of Mini7s hurling applies.

2. Girls Mini 7’s Camogie Competition:

– Two Blitz venues plus final day.

– Girls only.

– Mini 7’s dates of birth to be adhered to.

– Panels of 12 girls.

– Full rules of Mini7s applies applies.

3. Development Mini 7’s Hurling Competition:

– Four Blitz venues on astro surfaces plus finals day.

– Boys and girls may play (mixed team).

– Mini 7’s dates of birth relaxed (Anyone can play).

– Panels of 12 players.

– Modified rules on the day to help promote a fun environment.

– For small/beginner hurling schools.

**Please Note: Schools wishing to purchase equipment or gear may do so by contacting Adrian Hession on 087-2450566

What equipment is in stock?

  • Hurleys (all sizes) for Eur10 each.
  • Wall-balls for Eur5 each.
  • Azzurri Helmets (medium) for Eur40 each.

Spring Exhibition Report | Mayo v Monaghan | Feb 4th 2016

A crowd of over 10,000 people witnessed the first of our Spring Exhibitions in McHale Park on Saturday night. While the home crowd may have left feeling a little disappointed at the result of the senior game, the same could not be said for the children of four Mayo schools who took to the field at half time.

A light frost was beginning to cover the grass as the players of Monaghan and Mayo left the field for their well earned halftime break.

The large crowd were then treated to two excellent displays of football and hurling by the children of Newport, Currabaggan, Behy and Barnacarroll.

There was some great action as the young players showed off the skills they’ve been learning in their schools and clubs. The future of Mayo GAA is very bright indeed!

Huge thanks as always to Billy McNicholas, Adrian Hession and the team of Mayo GAA coaches who were out in full force on the night to help out with setting up pitches and umpiring.

Our next Exhibition will be for the visit of Roscommon on Feb 25th, another Saturday night under lights, when we will hold our first ever rounders exhibition!

Cumann na mBunscol Spring NFL Exhibition Series kicks off again!

Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo Spring Exhibition Series

Hurling Exhibition

Kilmovee & St Pat’s  hurlers participating in our halftime exhibitions in 2014

As the Allianz NLF rolls back into town this Saturday night with the visit of Monaghan to McHale Park, so too do our football and hurling exhibitions.

This weekend will see children from four of schools schools take to the pitch at half time to display their skills.

Barnacarroll and Behy schools will play in our hurling exhibitions while Newport and Currabaggan will take part in our football exhibitions.

We will be running exhibitions throughout the NFL for Mayo’s home games. We wish all players and their teachers the best of luck for this occasion!

Newport N.S. – White

11.       Joshua Dunleavy

12.       Neil Kirby

13.       Kevin Sheridan

14.       Ruairí Hollywood

15.       Kevin Cooney

17.       Niall McLoughlin

18.       Stephen Chambers

19.       Matthew Horan

20.       Charlie Browne


 Our banner carriers are Aaron Conway and Jamie Sheridan

Currabaggan N.S. – Green and Red

11.   Michael Monaghan

12.  Conor McLoughlin

13.   Seán Hopkins

14.   Matthew Howley

15.  Killian Flynn

17.  Anthony McHale

18.  Adrian Sotoparra

19.  Kyle Fox

20.  Niall McNamara

21.  Oran McHale

Banner carriers: Liam O' Sullivan, Andres Sotoparra

Barnacarroll National School (White Jerseys)

2. Padraic McHugh

3. Mikie Flatley

4. Ben Kirk

5. TJ O’Brien

6. Conor O’Rourke

7. Moses Finn

8. Jay Flatley

9. James Sullivan

10. Conor O’Brien


Mentor: Tom Forde


Behy National School (Green Jerseys)

2.     Tyreke Clarke

3.       Brian Bohan

4.       John Peoples

5.       Kayden Devers-Kelly

6.       Niall Peoples

7.       Matthew Quinn

8.       Alfie Good

9.       Michael Finan

10.    Peter Quinn


Mentor: Pat Cunnane


Referee: Conor Browne (Castlebar Mitchels)






Sports Quiz County Final – An Sportlann, Feb 10th, 7:30pm

Sports Quiz


Local sports quizzes are currently ongoing and local qualifiers will participate in our County Final which takes place in An Sportlann, Castlebar at 7:30pm on Friday, February 10th.

Best of luck to all participating!

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