Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo

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


November 2017

Area 7 (Claremorris & Surrounds) Mini 7s

Area 7 Mini 7s

Thanks to all competing schools who took part in the Mini 7s football tournament which took place in Bekan last Thursday.  Well done to our finalists and eventual winners. Gaelscoil Uileog de Burca and the Boys School Claremorris.


Castlebar Mitchels Schools Camogie Tournament

Breaffy Indoor Sports Arena | Wednesday, 15th November 2017

Hosted by the Castlebar Mitchels Camogie Club


Event Coordinator: Adrian Hession (0872450566)

Schools Coordinator: Kevin O’Boyle (0873356558)

Referee: Conall O’Donnaill (0876877489)

Regional Officer: John Mullins (0879661867)

Venue Contact: Michael Yates (0868450173)

Photography: Tony Stakelum (0868586842)

Cup Presentations: Mary Kennedy (0879018855)

Medal Presentation: Kevin O’Boyle (0873356558)

School Contacts: Scoil Raifteiri c/o Mr Padraig Heaney

Snugboro c/o Mr Eamon Shaughnessy

St Angelas NS c/o Ms Miriam Kelly

Straide NS c/o Ms Breege Staunton


Wednesday 15th November 2017

Event Time
Players and volunteer arrival at Arena 10.30am
Semi1: Scoil Raifteiri v St Angelas NS 11.00am
Semi2: Snugboro NS v Straide NS 11.30am
Shield Final: Runner-Up v Runner-Up 12.00noon
Cup Final: Winner v Winner 12.30am
Presentation of Cup/Shield/Medals 1.00pm
End 1.30pm


Match Guidelines:


  • Teams of 9-a-side girls. Panel of 14 maximum.
  • Games 10 minutes per half.
  • Full rules of camogie apply (Goals & Points).
  • Rule exception: Goalkeeper may throw the ball out.
  • Unlimited substitutions throughout.
  • No tackling/contact close to the walls.
  • In the event of a tie in finals – the trophy is shared.





  • The event controller will coordinate the presentations.
  • The Shield runners-up receive their medals from Kevin OBoyle.
  • The Shield winning captain receive the Shield from Mary Kennedy.
  • The Shield winning team receive their medals from Kevin OBoyle.
  • The Cup runners-up receive their medals from Kevin OBoyle.
  • The Cup winning captain receives Cup from Mary Kennedy.
  • The Cup winning team receives medals from Kevin OBoyle.
  • Final address from Mary Kennedy – Castlebar Camogie Club.

Feile na nGael 2018


The National U14 Hurling & Camogie Feile na nGael competition will be hosted by Connacht GAA on the weekend 10th June 2018. All hurling and camogie clubs in Connacht are invited to be part of this event. It is planned that Castlebar Mitchels Camogie Club will be a host club for Feile na nGael, and will have a visiting team staying within the club for the weekend festival of hurling.


In preparation for this, the Castlebar Mitchels Camogie Club are looking to recruit new players for 2018 who wish to be part of this momentous National event. It is expected that over 120 hurling teams and over 60 camogie teams will take part in Feile na nGael all over Connacht, in what is the largest underage GAA event on the calendar.


Players born in 2004, 2005 and 2006 are our target audience, and we welcome all four schools within our catchment area to today’s event. We thank all teachers for your promotion of hurling and camogie within your school thus far and look forward to working with you in the future. We hope you enjoy todays event.


For further information on joining for Feile na nGael contact Castlebar Mitchel’s Camogie Coach Mary Kennedy on 087-9018855.


Castlebar Mitchels Host Eugene O’Shea Schools’ Club Tournament @CBarMitchelsHC @AdrianHession

Castlebar Mitchels Host Eugene O’Shea Schools’ Club Tournament

The Breaffy Sports Arena was the venue for the inaugural Eugene O’Shea Memorial Hurling Tournament for hurling school in the Castlebar Mitchels Hurling catchment area. Four schools took part on the day with over sixty boys taking part in the unique indoor hurling event.

In the end it was the St Pats Boys National School team who emerged on top with a win over Scoil Raifteiri in the final. In the Shield final, newcomers Derrywash NS came out on top with a win over Snugboro NS.

Tony Stakelum (Castlebar Mitchels Hurling Chairman) congratulated all four teams involved and thanked the teachers for their support of the event. He also thanked referee Conall O’Donnaill and local schools coordinator Kevin O’Boyle for his work in launching the blitz day. Due to the success of the event, it is hoped that the Eugene O’Shea Memorial Cup will be an annual event in the Castlebar Mitchels coaching calendar.


Semi1: Scoil Raifteiri 11-2 Derrywash 3-2

Semi2: St Pats 7-7 Snugbroro NS 2-2

Shield Final: Derrywash 2-2 Snugbroro 2-0

Cup Final: St Pats BNS 5-5 Scoil Raifteiri 4-3

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Mayo GAA Foundation Award Hurling Coaching Course | Venue: Ballyvary NS

Mayo GAA Foundation Award Hurling Coaching Course – 2017



Evening Session 1

  • Tue 14th Nov           Time: 7.00 – 10.15               at Ballyvary NS

(Tutors:  Peter Cassidy & John Mullins)

Evening Session 2

  • Mon 20th Nov         Time: 7.00 – 10.15                at Ballyvary NS

(Tutors:  Peter Cassidy & Michael Carroll)


Evening 3: Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport


  • Tues 28th Nov        Time: 7.00 – 10.15          at Ballyvary NS


(Tutor:  Denis O’Boyle – Assistant: Adrian Hession)



On completion of the course, each participant will receive a Foundation Award Coaching Certificate awarded and recognised by Croke Park and Coaching Ireland. Transition Year Students or any other Under-18 participants will receive a Lifeskills Coaching Certificate from Connacht GAA.



A fee of €15 for the Foundation Award Coaching Course (Evenings 1 & 2). A fee of €15 for the ‘Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport’ course (some people may have done this already). Any cheques to be made payable to ‘Mayo GAA County Board’. Under 18s and Transition Year Students are free. Note that Under 18s don’t have to complete Evening 3: Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport.



  • Club coaches already involved with teams who haven’t completed the Foundation Award Course in the past.
  • Newcomers to hurling/camogie coaching or parents willing to help their hurling/camogie club.
  • Refresher course for people who have done it before.
  • Transition Year Students who wish to help their club/school as assistant coaches.



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