Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo

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


March 2018

Update: Football Divisions, Mini 7s Finals and Fixture Deadlines.


Final Dates & Divisions for 2018 Football

Dates for quarters, semis etc…..

Local Finals for Division 3, 4 & 5 by Friday May 11th

County Quarter Finals for Division 3, 4 & 5 between areas to be played around Wednesday May 18th
County Semi Finals for Divisions 3,4,5 Wednesday 23rd)

Also County Quarter Finals for Division 1B by Friday 18th May

Local Finals/ Quarter Finals for Division 1 & 2 by Friday May 18th

County Semi Finals for Divisions 1, 1 B & 2 week of 21st – 25th May (Thursday 24th)

Small Schools Day in McHale Park – TBC – non-competitive. Please contact me if you wish to participate.

Small Schools Activity Day – Centre of Excellence, Bekan – Wednesday June 13th. Please contact me if you wish to participate.

Mini 7s

Semis and finals to be played in COE Bekan on Friday 27th April.
11.00 a.m. Girls’ semis             11.30a.m. Boys’ semis

12.00p.m. Girls’ final                12.30p.m. Boys’ final


Non-competitive blitzes TBC

Hurling Championship

All qualifying blitzes to be played by Friday May 18th – Hurling finals (C/O Adrian Hession – If there is a clash of with football we ask that Mondays & Fridays are allocated to hurling fixtures.


*Note on County Finals*  

Due to adverse weather conditions and the demand for McHale Park, county final dates have yet to be confirmed. We have requested three days to run our finals and a fourth day to run our Small Schools’ Day. We are hoping to hear from the County Board in the next few weeks with confirmation of dates providing the main pitch is made available to us. We feel it is very important that as many children as possible play on our county pitch. For the past few years our finals have taken place on Mondays in the last two weeks in May and first Tuesday/second Monday in June. If you feel that you might be involved then it might be a good idea to avoid these dates when booking school tours. As soon as dates are confirmed we will inform you all.


Division 6 , small schools blitz TBC (Mid June)

Divisions1,1B 4& 5 are pretty much the same as last year and can be ran off the same way. We have a change to Division 2B. Second placed teams will progress from each group into the B competition. Teams that win Div 1/1B and Div 2/2B are excluded from entering the B competitions the following year. The B competitions are to encourage weaker teams and give more schools an opportunity to play in a county semi-final / final . There is a separate attachment to this email for D2teams with a format that hopefully will work. Division 3 has been divided into 4 groups with the winner from each qualifying for county semi-finals. There are six weeks left until county semis, so that should leave ample time for all fixtures to be played. If I have someone in a wrong division or have left somebody out or you want a change, please get in touch with either myself or James. Best of luck everyone.

Neil Reilly 094-9380311

James Feeney 094-9258169

 Here are just a few of the basic rules that apply across all division

  • Mouthguards/Gumshields are mandatory. No gumshields, no game.
  • Neutral referees as far as possible. A list of referees for all areas can be found on the official Mayo GAA website.
  • Two movements of the ball allowed with all frees/sidelines/45’s/kickouts from the hand.
  • Score difference is never to be used in determining results or groups. There is nothing to be gained in racking up big scores against weaker opposition. It goes against all we are trying to promote. Give respect, get respect.

See attached documents for details of divisions

Division 2

Football Div 2018

New @MayoGAA coaching programme for primary schools

This weekend sees the launch of a new primary schools coaching programme which will commence after Easter.


This year, Mayo GAA Coaching & Games Committee in conjunction with Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo are launching a new coaching programme for primary schools.

This unique programme has been developed by teachers and the Mayo GAA Games Development Officers, with input from members of the PDST (Professional Development Service for Teachers) PE team. The programme will combine elements of the GAA’s “Fun Do” programme and the PDST’s “Move Well, Move Often” physical literacy programme.

Children will receive weekly sessions in their school with our Games Development Officers which will target the 15 Fundamental Movement Skills and specific football skills all in an environment that encourages fun and participation for children of all abilities. The coaching will focus on children in 3rd and 4th classes.*

Participation in this programme is the perfect way for schools to begin their “GAA 5 Star Centre” journey.

More information on this programme will be published here over the coming weeks.




*In small schools, other classes may be brought in to make up numbers.

Spring Exhibitions Return! We’ll be playing at half-time this Sunday! @MayoGAA

Our Spring Exhibitions return after an extended break!


Best of luck to all participating on Sunday during Mayo V Tyrone. There’ll be camogie and boys’ football on show.


Tooreen Girls

Alice Curran

Aoibhín Lynskey

Kate Doyle

Anna Murray

Cathy Greally

Éabha Delaney

Rebekah Monaghan

Kate Tener

Laura Flanagan


Snugboro Girls

Hannah Hauttmann

Ciara Kennedy

Sarah Dunne

Hazel Harcourt

Niamh Cloherty

Leona Buckley

Treasa Conway

Clodagh Quinn

Ellen Shaw


Kiltimagh Boys

Oisin MC Nicholas

Hugh Langan

Daire McGovern

Lorcan Burke

Believe Igharo

Andrew Maloney

Jonathan Houlihan

Sean Mallee

Conor Prendergast


South Mayo Small Schools Selection

Adam Molloy  Lehinch NS

Padraic Godwin  Cloghans Hill NS

Cameron Steel  Cloghans Hill NS

Cian Mangan  Cloghans Hill

James Duffy  Roundfort NS

Cian Connolly  Roundfort NS

Adam O Boyle  Roundfort NS

Finian Walsh  Roundfort NS

Tommy Mallon  Roundfort NS


Young Whistlers (all Fahey NS)

Football: Matthew McNamara, Paul Jennings, Aodhán Feehan

Camogie: Ella Blondel, Anna O’Donnell, Kelsey O’Donnell

Sports Quiz 2018 – Congratulations to our winners, Claremorris BNS! Details:

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo Sports Quiz 2018


Claremorris winners 2018
2018 Winners Claremorris BNS

Congratulations to all who participated in our Sports Quiz which took place on Friday, 23rd of February. Well done to our winners, Claremorris BNS who prevailed in an excellent contest which saw an incredible standard of answering!

Thanks to our quizmaster Pat Dowling, to James Feeney who set the questions and to An Sportlán for facilitating us. Also, thanks to all the teachers who helped out on the night and indeed all those who organised and facilitated local quizzes around the county earlier this year.

Neil Reilly

Belmullet 2nd
2018 Runners Up Belmullet NS
Foxford 3rd
2018 3rd Place Foxford NS

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