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Results from all today’s @AllianzIreland Cumann na mBunscol Football Semis:

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Results from today’s Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo Football Semi Finals

(More finals being played tomorrow – May 24th).

Finals for divisions 3, 4 and 5 to be played on May 28th. Divisions 1 & 2 will be played on May 7th. Fixtures will issue over the coming days.

 

D5 Girls

Coguala bt. Dernabroc

Eachléim bt. Gortjordan

D5 Boys

Murrisk bt. Dernabroc

Facefield bt. Bangor

 

D4 Boys

Errew bt. Cloonliffen

Straide bt. Glencastle

D4 Girls

Ballyheane bt. Cloonliffen

Lahardaune bt. Midfield

 

D3 Boys

Aghamore bt. Killala

Parke bt. Kilmaine

D3 Girls

Aghamore bt. Ardagh

Kilmaine bt. Carrowholly

 

D2(B) Boys

Balla bt. Currabaggan

 

D2(B) Girls

Currabaggan bt. Knock

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Finally….A few pics from our exhibition during Mayo v Galway – May 13th!

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Well done to all who participated in our pre-game exhibition during the Mayo/Galway Connacht Championship quarter final. 20 young footballers (and 2 “Young Whistlers”) from schools all over Mayo had the wonderful opportunity to display their skills in front of nearly 30,000 spectators.

Thanks to Mayo GAA for sponsoring gear, Connacht GAA for facilitating our games and to the Mayo GAA Games Development Officers for helping with the running of our games. Thanks to all the Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo teachers (and our colleagues across the boarder in Gaillimh) who made this day so successful!

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Mayo Girls:

  1. Cáit McNulty – SN Béal a Bhuláin
  2. Colma Ní Ruain – SN na hÉachléime
  3. Aisling O Connor – The Neale NS
  4. Mia Tighe – Ballycastle NS
  5. Hannah Prendergast – Errew NS
  6. Ava Kelly – Newport NS
  7. Siobhán Redmond – Bohola NS
  8. Aisling Cummins – Gaelscoil de Búrca
  9. Leigha Hamilton – St. Attracta’s NS, Ballaghderreen
  10. Gráinne Moran – The Quay NS, Ballina

Mayo Boys:

  1. Conor Dwyer – Craggagh NS
  2. Kyle Gibbons – Louisburgh NS
  3. Liam Henry – Claremorris BNS
  4. Liam Frain – Kilmovee NS
  5. Seán Seoighe – SN Tuar Mhic Éadaigh
  6. Cathal Keaveney – Ballyvary NS
  7. Colm McHale – Straide NS
  8. Thomas Tighe – Glencastle NS
  9. Tiernan Tighe – The Quay NS, Ballina
  10. Elliot Mac Né – SN Sáile

Young whistlers: Fahy NS

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Finals | May 31st | MacHale Park

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Finals

May 31st

MacHale Park

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Thu, 31 May, Venue: Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, (Division 4 Final),

Fahy NS (Wesport) V Cloonlyon NS 13:45,

Ref: John E Burke
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Thu, 31 May, Venue: Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, (Division 3 (7-a-side) Final),

Taugheen NS V Straide NS 14:45,

Ref: Paddy Carney

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Thu, 31 May, Venue: Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, (Division 2 (9-a-side) Final),

Ballyvary NS V Kilmovee NS 15:45,

Ref: Conall O’Domhnaill

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Thu, 31 May, Venue: Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, (Division 1 (11-a-side) Final),

Gaelscoil Na Cruaiche (Westport) V Tooreen NS 16:45,

Ref: Eadhmon Mac Suibhne

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Could participating schools please email in their list of players and a picture for the program. Try and make sure the players wear the same number as listed for press purposes.

Adrian Hession

adrian.hession.gpo.mayo@gaa.ie

 

 

 

 

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Football County Semi-Finals | May 23/24/29

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Football County Semi Finals

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Below please find schedule for upcoming semi-finals in Castlebar. As you will note some results are still outstanding and I will notify you of those as soon as they are made known to me. Your contact for the day will be Billy McNicholas who may be contacted at 0872497407.
 
We will be providing a photographer each day, so make sure you get a team photograph taken before each game. These will be required for the match day programmes on finals day. Unfortunately, it is necessary to procure parental consent in respect of the photographs (GDPR) and the onus is on each school to procure this consent and ensure that only children in respect of whom consent has been obtained are included in the photographs. All participating schools have been sent an email with a consent form n the event that your school has not already obtained parental consent to photography and use of photographs.
We also require a brief synopsis from each school of their team (numbered as appearing on the day), an outline of their participation in the competition and any other relevant information regarding the team or its school.  We will need this from EACH team as soon as possible AND NO LATER THAN 6.00PM TUESDAY EVENING 22ND MAY. These paragraphs MUST be emailed to JAMES FEENEY at jamesfeeney@hotmail.com. We are asking all  of you to submit the paragraphs eventhough only the qualifying teams will be included in the programme for the finals being played on Monday 28th May and 7th June but we must receive the information as quickly as possible in order to have the programmes drafted and printed on time for the finals.
We also remind you all to respect the decisions made by referees who are fully entitled to ask a player, parent or teacher to leave the pitch should they consider it appropriate. No one is permitted behind the goals. No gum-shield, no game.
Finally please return all trophies to myself, Neil Reilly, Billy McNicholas or James Feeney as soon as possible. I am happy to meet with anyone in and around the Castlebar area to facilitate collection of trophies.(087 1318795).
Best of luck to everyone,
Neil Reilly, Secretary
(If you’re viewing this post on our home page and tables below are squashed, click here to open an expanded version in a new tab)

Cumann na mBunscol

Divisions 3, 4, 5 & 2B semi-finals (Now Complete – See Results)

Wednesday May 23rd Castlebar

Pitch 1 (Jodie Munnelly) – Division 5

Time Division Team 1                         V Team 2 Pitch/Officials
10:30 D5 Girls

Less than cross pitch

Coguala Dernabroc Referee – John O Boyle

Linesman- Martin Walshe

5-a-side 10 mins a half

11:15 D5 Girls

Less than cross pitch

Eachléim Gortjordan Referee – Martin Walshe

Linesman- John O Boyle

5-a-side 10 mins a half

12:00 D5 Boys

Cross pitch

Murrisk Dernabroc Referee – John O Boyle

Linesman- Mick Herr

7-a-side 12 mins a half

12:45 D5 Boys

Cross pitch

Bangor Facefield Referee – Mick Herr

Linesman- Martin Walshe

7-a-side 12 mins a half

Pitch 2 (Jodie Munnelly)  – Division 4

Time Division Team 1                         V Team 2 Pitch/Officials
10:30 D4 Boys

Cross pitch

Errew Cloonliffen Referee – Pat Dowling

Linesman-  Jimmy Feeney

7-a-side 15 mins a half

11:15 D4 Boys

Cross pitch

Straide Glencastle Referee – Mel Kenny

Linesman- Peter Geraghty

7-a-side 15 mins a half

12:00 D4 Girls

Cross pitch

Ballyheane Cloonliffen Referee –  Peter Geraghty

Linesman- Mel Kenny

6-a-side 12 mins a half

12:45 D4 Girls

Cross pitch

Midfield Lahardaune Referee – Mel Kenny

Linesman-  Peter Geraghty

6-a-side 12 mins a half

Pitch 3 (Top Pitch) – Division 3

10:30 D3 Boys

Cross pitch

Aughamore Killala Referee – Shane Corcoran

Linesman- Liam Higgins

9-a-side 15 mins a half

11:15 D3 Boys

Cross pitch

Kilmaine Parke Referee – Shane Corcoran

Linesman- Mick Herr

9-a-side 15 mins a half

12:00 D3 Girls

Cross pitch

Aghamore Ardagh Referee – Liam Higgins

Linesman- Shane Corcoran

7-a-side 15 mins a half

12:45 D3 Girls

Cross pitch

Kilmaine Carrowholly Referee – Liam Higgins

Linesman- Shane Corcoran

7-a-side 15 mins a half

Pitch 4 (Back Pitch)  – 2B

11:15 D2B Boys

20m line to 20m line

20m narrower

Currabaggan Balla Referee – Pat Dowling

Linesman- Jimmy Feeney

11-a-side 20 mins a half

12:15 D2B Girls

20m line to 20 m line

20m narrower

Currabaggan Knock Referee – Jimmy Feeney

Linesman- Pat Dowling

9-a-side 15 mins a half

Cumann na mBunscol

Divisions 1, 1B, 2 & 2B semi-finals

Thursday May 24th 2018 Castlebar

 

Pitch1 – (Josie Munnelly)

Time Division Team 1                         V Team 2 Pitch/Officials
10:45 D1 Girls

13m line to 13m line

Westport Ballaghaderreen Referee – John O Boyle

Linesman- Martin Walshe

11-a-side 15 mins a half

11:30 D1B Boys

13m line to 13m line

Westport Ballaghaderreen Referee – Mick Herr

Linesman- John O Boyle

15-a-side 25 mins a half

 

Pitch 2 (Top pitch)

Time Division Team 1                         V Team 2 Pitch / Officials
10:40 D2  Boys

20m line to 20 m line

20m narrower

Crossmolina Ballindine Referee – Jimmy Feeney

Linesman-Peter Geraghty

11-a-side 20 mins a half

11:30 D2  Boys

20m line to 20 m line

20m narrower

Bekan Quay, Westport Referee – Peter Geraghty

Linesman- Jimmy Feeney

11-a-side 20 mins a half

12:20 D2B  Boys

20m line to 20 m line

20m narrower

Tooreen Knockrooskey Referee- Mel Kenny

Linesman- Pat Dowling

11-a-side 20 mins a half

 

Pitch 3 (Back pitch)

Time Division Team 1                         V Team 2 Pitch/Officials
10:45 D2B  Girls

20m line to 20m line

20m narrower

Tooreen Kilmeena Referee – Mick Herr

Linesman- Liam Higgins

9-a-side 15 mins a half

11:40 D2 Girls

20m line to 20 m line

20m narrower

Crossmolina Gaelscoil de Búrca Referee – Liam Higgins

Linesman- Shane Corcoran

9-a-side 15 mins a half

12:35 D2  Girls

20m line to 20 m line

20m narrower

Bekan Newport/ G na Cruaiche Referee – Shane Corcoran

Linesman- Liam Higgins

9-a-side 15 mins a half

 

Division 1 & 1B semi-finals being played in Castlebar on Tuesday 29th May 2018

Pitch 1 (Top pitch)

Time Division Team 1                         V Team 2 Pitch/Officials
10:40 D1B Boys

13m line to 13m line

Scoil Raifteirí Quay, Ballina Referee –  Shane Corcoran

Linesman- John O Boyle

15-a-side 25 mins a half

11:40 D1 Boys

13m line to 13m line

Claremorris BNS Foxford Referee – John O Boyle

Linesman-  Shane Corcoran

15-a-side 25 mins a half

12:40 D1B Girls

13m line to 13m

Ballyhaunis Foxford Referee – Shane Corcoran Linesman-  John O Boyle

11-a-side 15 mins a half

 

Castlebar Tuesday 29th – Pitch 2 (Back pitch)

Time Division Team 1                         V Team 2 Pitch/Officials
10:40 D1B Girls

13m line to 13m line

Scoil Raifteirí Culleens Referee –  Mel Kenny

Linesman- Pat Dowling

11-a-side 15 mins a half

11:40 D1 Girls

13m line to 13m line

Breaffy, Castlebar Quay, Ballina Referee – Pat Dowling

Linesman- Mel Kenny

11 -a-side 15 mins a half

12:30 D1 Boys

13m line to 13m line

St. Pat’s BNS, Castlebar Culleens/ Breaffy, Ballina Referee –  Mel Kenny

Linesman- Pat Dowling

15-a-side 25 mins a half

 

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo Exhibition teams for @MayoGAA v Galway | May 13th

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Mol an Óige agus tiocfaidh sí”

 Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo is delighted to continue its exhibition game programme in the 2018 Champsionship competition. Children from all over Mayo and Galway have a unique opportunity to represent their schools, parishes and County in McHale Park today and we are extremely thankful to the Mayo County Board for their continued support of this programme. Many of the senior footballers performing here today began their footballing career as Cumann na mBunscol players and we very much hope that some of the school players here today will one day represent County Mayo as senior players.

Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo strives to promote all Gaelic games in our schools to include football, hurling, rounders, handball and sports quizzes. Our competitions are growing in popularity each year and allow children from all schools to participate and develop their skills in these games. Our football and small school blitzes offer smaller schools an opportunity to try new games in a friendly non-competitive environment. We wish to acknowledge and thank the great efforts of so many teachers in the County and all those who help us in any way to promote our Gaelic games.

 Today we are excited to welcome and introduce to you the following young players:-

Mayo Girls:

  1. Cáit McNulty – SN Béal a Bhuláin
  2. Colma Ní Ruain – SN na hÉachléime
  3. Aisling O Connor – The Neale NS
  4. Mia Tighe – Ballycastle NS
  5. Hannah Prendergast – Errew NS
  6. Ava Kelly – Newport NS
  7. Siobhán Redmond – Bohola NS
  8. Aisling Cummins – Gaelscoil de Búrca
  9. Leigha Hamilton – St. Attracta’s NS, Ballaghderreen
  10. Gráinne Moran – The Quay NS, Ballina

Mayo Boys:

  1. Conor Dwyer – Craggagh NS
  2. Kyle Gibbons – Louisburgh NS
  3. Liam Henry – Claremorris BNS
  4. Liam Frain – Kilmovee NS
  5. Seán Seoighe – SN Tuar Mhic Éadaigh
  6. Cathal Keaveney – Ballyvary NS
  7. Colm McHale – Straide NS
  8. Thomas Tighe – Glencastle NS
  9. Tiernan Tighe – The Quay NS, Ballina
  10. Elliot Mac Né – SN Sáile

Young whistlers: Fahy NS

Neil Reilly, Secretary Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo 2018

Important dates for May/June

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Dates for Cumann na mBunscol Finals for 2018 for Main Pitch at McHale Park

 

Date Fixtures Times
Monday 28th of May 2018 Cumann na mBunscol Division 3 to 5 Finals 1pm to 8.30pm
Thursday the 31st of May 2018 Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Finals 12pm to 6pm
Thursday the 7th of June 2018 Cumann na mBunscol Division 1 & 2 Finals 12pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday the 20th of June 2018 Cumann na mBunscol Small Schools Blitz 10am to 3pm

Small Schools Activities Day Connacht GAA CoE Bekan – Wed, June 13th

Rounders:

  • May 24th Breaffy (FULL)
  • May 30th Bekan (FULL)
  • May 31st Kilmeena

“Mini 7s Glory for Ballyvary and Newport” – Report by Austin Garvin of @MayoNewsSport

INTO/Cumann na mBunscol Mini 7s County Finals

Glory for Ballyvary and Newport

Austin Garvin – The Mayo News

There was success for Ballyvary National School for the first time ever in the Boys final and for Newport NS in the girls decider when the Cumann na mBunscol finals were decided at the Connacht GAA Centre on Friday last.

As usual both finals produced some thrilling fare, with the boy’s decider in particular serving up arguably one of the best games in the competition for many a long day.

Ballyvary National School 3-7

The Quay, Ballina 3-3

This was a game for the ages! What a privilege to be in attendance at what must rate as one of the best finals to grace this competition.

The standard of play was such that one wanted it to go on indefinitely.

From start to finish the pace was unrelenting with both sides’ producing some magnificent football. It was so good that one seasoned spectator on arriving late enquired if the teams were post-primary school students, rather than national school pupils.

Both sides must be complimented for their command of the latent skills of the game; certainly on the basis of what unfolded here the future of the game is secure in the county well into the future.

Competition specialists the Quay started with all guns blazing and looked as if they were going to win pulling up.

Goals from Paraic Gavin, Mikey Cadden and Peter Barrett gave them a great start. A point from Colm Lynch was Ballyvary’s sole reply.

As the game evolved, Ballyvary found a way to prevent the dangerous Ballina forwards from penetrating their close-knit defence.

During the ensuing play, the winners’ played some thrilling football culminating in them scoring 3-4 to a single point.

Team captain Colm Keaveney scored two goals, with Colm Lynch adding the other. Keaveney landed two points, with Seán McGee and Jack Morley adding one apiece.

Livewire Tiernan Tighe raised a white flag for the losing side just before the break.

Ballyvary lead at half time by 3-5 to 3-2

The pace never flagged in the second period, with both defences giving an exhibition of defending at its best. This was the main reason the scores dried up to a large extent, rather than any falling off in the standard of forward play.

The likes of Jack Morley (son of Mayo u-17 manager Tomás) and Rory- Lowe Walsh were terrific in deploying last-ditch blocks to deny a dangerous Ballina side scores.

Considering the quality of the forward talent on view, the teams could only muster three points between them during the half.

Colm Keaveney kicked one for the winners’, with Jack Morley supplying the other.

Seán Fitzpatrick sauntered forward to register Ballina’s final score of an enthralling contest.

Despite an almighty effort from a talented Ballina side, Ballyvary held on for their first ever title at this level.

In keeping with the sporting nature of the game, the Ballina mentors were the first to congratulate them.

Speaking to the Mayo News afterwards, Ballyvary joint-manager John Cloherty felt that overall balance was the determining factor in deciding the destination of the title.

Mr Danny Charlton, PRO of Cumann na mBunscol, presented the trophy to Cathal Keaveney, captain of the Ballyvary team.

Ballyvary team;

Bobby Canning;

Jack Morley (0-2), Rory -Lowe Walsh;

Cathal Keaveney (2-3), Dylan Carroll;

Seán McGee (0-1), Colm Lynch (1-1).

The Quay panel;

Richard Loftus;

James Kenny; Mickey Cadden (1-0);

Paraic Gavin (1-0), Seán Fitzpatrick (0-1);

Peter Barrett (1-0), Tiernan Tighe (0-2).

Ben Thornton; Robert Murphy; Ruben Gillespie.

Referee; John Boyle (Mayo Gaels).

Newport National School 6-7

Gaelscoil Uileog de Búrca 2-3

From a very early stage of this final it became obvious that Newport carried too much firepower for a gallant Gaelscoil Uileog de Búrca side.

They were better-balanced and scored goals at vital stages of a decider that produced some fine football.

The losing side are very young, with many of them eligible for the competition next season, and for that reason they shouldn’t be disappointed to lose out to an above average Newport side.

Newport was very well-schooled and had no apparent weaknesses. Collectively and individually, they possessed a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of the game. Their ability to eke out scores quite easily marked them out as worthy-winners of the coveted title.

They started impressively, with one of their outstanding performers Aba Palasz hitting the net in the opening minutes.

Ellie Nic Uidhir replied with two minors for the Claremorris School. For a while it looked as if the vanquished side would offer stiff resistance. However, as the play progressed, the class of the winners’ surfaced.

Hannah Sheehy notched another goal after Aba Palasz delivered a lovely pass to her.

Sheehy, Aoibhean Chambers (0-2), and Aba Kelly added points, to leave Newport ahead by 2-4 to 0-2 at half-time.

It could have been more but for the excellence of the Gael Scoil goalkeeper Naoise Ní Ifearnáin.

The game practically ended as a contest in the opening minutes of the new half when Aoibhean Chambers and Hannah Sheehy raised green flags for a Newport team that showcased their vast repertoire of skills.

The losing side remained competitive with Ashling Ní Choimín drawing a great save from Elana Chambers in the Newport goal.

Aba Palasz scored two further goals for the rampant winners together with two minors. Team captain Aba Kelly also pointed a free to leave them out of reach.

Just before the end, Ashling Ní Choimín and Sienna Ní Cheallaigh scored goals for the losing side to put a more respectable look on the scoreboard.

Aba Kelly, captain of the winning team accepted the cup on behalf of the winning team.

Newport panel;

Elana Chambers;

Elana McDonnell, Rachel Knox;

Aba Kelly (0-2), Aba Palasz (3-3);

Aoibhean Chambers (1-1), Hannah Sheehy (2-1).

Carla Palasz; Aisleigh White; Anna Chambers; Alice Chambers; Ellie O’Malley.

Gaelscoil Uileog de Búrca panel

Naoise Ní Ifearnáin;

Amber Ní Choileáin,Ellie Nic Uidhir (0-3);

Siomha Nic an Ultaigh, Eabhna Ní Fhionnachta;

Cara Ní Uigín Amy Ní Choimín;

Ashling Ní Choimín (1-0): Sienna Ní Cheallaigh (1-0); Isobel Nic Philib.

Referee; Peter Geraghty (Swinford).

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Earlier in the day, in the boys’ semi-finals, Ballyvary defeated Craggagh/Straide, while Quay Ballina edged out Claremorris BNS. Over in the girls’ semi-finals, Newoprt overcame St Attracta’s (Ballaghaderren) and Gaelscoil Uileog de Búrca defeated Quay Ballina.

We would like to extend our thanks to our referees Peter and John and Connacht GAA for the use of their wonderful facilities. Special thanks to Mayo GAA Games Manager, Billy McNicholas, for running events on the day.

  

It’s down to the Final 4! Mini 7s Semis and Finals details:

INTO/Cumann na mBunscol Mini 7s Football Finals 2018

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One of the biggest days of the Cumann na mBunscol calendar is upon us again as schools from all corners of Mayo descend upon the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence for the INTO Mini 7s Football Finals.
The girls will get proceedings underway at 11am, while the boys’ semi-finals throw in at 11:30am. The girls’ final will take place at 12pm while the boys’ decider will begin at 12:30pm.
Friday April 27th – Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence
Girls’ semi finals: Throw in 11.00 am
Pitch 1 – St Attracta’s, Ballaghaderreen v Newport
Pitch 2 – Gaelscoil de Burca v The Quay NS ( Ballina)
Girls’ Final to throw in at 12.00pm
Boys’ semi finals: Throw in 11.30 am
Pitch 1 – Ballyvary v Craggagh/Straide
Pitch 2 – Claremorris BNS v The Quay NS (Ballina)
Boys’ Final to throw in at 12.30pm
Games are 7 mins a half. If a game ends in a draw a further 2 mins a half of extra time is to be played. If still even after extra time a further 2 mins a half is to be played until we have a winner.
The game is likely to be played on astro turf so you might want to keep this in mind when choosing footwear. Don’t forget gumshields.
All kickouts/frees/45s can be taken from the hand.

Cumann na mBunscol Rounders Blitzes – 3 dates in May – Sign up here:

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We are holding three rounders blitzes again this summer on the following dates:

  • May 24th – Breaffy GAA
  • May 30th – Centre of Excellence, Bekan (**FULL**)
  • May 31st – Kilmeena GAA

**UPDATE MAY 15TH – BREAFFY AND BEKAN ARE BOTH FULL – LIMITED PLACES REMAIN IN KILMEENA**

All are welcome, regardless of experience. These are non-competitive, fun days and are all about participation and enjoyment. Please use the form below to sign-up.

Maximum 9 players on the pitch at any one time.

Places are limited, but we will try to accommodate as many as we can. We may run a 4th day if there’s a spill over.

 

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