Corn na Mílaoise a won­der­ful suc­cess

Bray People - - Sport -

WITH OVER twen­ty­seven teams tak­ing part in the in­door foot­ball tour­na­ment for boys in rang a trí agus rang a ceathair, Corn na Mílaoise was in­deed a won­der­ful suc­cess.

The tour­na­ment took place in Round­wood GAA Hall and Ark­low and Lough­lin­stown Leisure Cen­tres. Tak­ing part in Ark­low were Gaelscoil Inbhir Mhóir, Ark­low BNS, Brit­tas Bay, Aughrim N.S. and Cross­bridge N.S. Round­wood was the venue for Scoil Chaoimhín Naofa Glendalough, St. Er­nan’s Rath­new, Scoil Pádraig Naofa Curtlestown, St. Pa­trick’s Val­ley­mount, St. Ni­cholas’ Dunlavin, Kil­bride N.S. and St. Lau­rence’s Round­wood. Mak­ing the trip to Lough­lin­stown were St. Fer­gal’s, St. Peter’s, St. Cro­nan’s, Scoil Chualann, Gael Scoil Uí Chéadaigh (all Bray), St. Brigid’s Grey­stones, St. Kevin’s Grey­stones, Kil­macanogue N.S., New­town, St. Pat’s Wick­low Town and St. An­thony’s Kil­coole.

A fea­ture of the tour­na­ment this year was the num­ber of schools that brought along a sec­ond team; such was the en­thu­si­asm of the young boys to play for their school.

Hope­fully next year we can per­suade more schools to do like­wise. Again it re­flects the phi­los­o­phy of the Go Games - less com­pe­ti­tion and more par­tic­i­pa­tion! All the young bud­ding stars had a min­i­mum of three games and made lots of new friends on the day.

Go raibh míle maith agat to Coach­ing Of­fi­cer Gareth Doyle for help­ing out on the day at the Round­wood venue.

Great credit is also to Pat Lynch Gaelscoil Inbhir Mhóir who helped or­ga­nize the Ark­low venue, and as usual to Dave Barry who not only made the nec­es­sary ar­range­ments for Lough­lin­stown, but also co-or­di­nated the en­tire tour­na­ment.

AL­LIANZ FOOT­BALL LEAGUES GET UN­DER WAY

The 2009 Al­lianz Foot­ball Leagues get un­der way this week. There are three di­vi­sions, with Roinn a Dó di­vided into two sec­tions.

In each case the first named team has home ad­van­tage and is re­spon­si­ble for con­tact­ing the op­pos­ing time with re­gard to date, time and venue. The home team is also re­spon­si­ble for pro­vid­ing the ref­eree.

Match re­ports should be sent to the PRO. Lists of fix­tures and con­tact names for the dif­fer­ent schools have been emailed by the sec­re­tary.

The fix­tures for the week beginning 2ú Fe­abhra are as fol­lows:

Roinn a hAon: St. Cro­nan’s v Kil­macanogue; Gaelscoil Inbhir Mhóir v St. Pat’s; Scoil Chualann v St. Lau­rence’s

Roinn a Dó (North): St. Kevin’s v St. Peter’s; Kil­coole v St. Fer­gal’s

Roinn a Dó (South): Round­wood v Ash­ford; New­town v Rath­new; Ark­low free

Roinn Trí: Curtlestown v St. Brigid’s; Gaelscoil Uí Chéadaigh v Glenealy; Scoil Mhuire is Gear­ard free

The fix­tures for the

a week beginning 9ú Fe­abhra are as fol­lows:

Roinn a hAon: Kil­mac v Gaelscoil Inbhir Mhóir; St. Lau­rence’s v St. Pat’s; St. Cro­nan’s v Scoil Chualann

Roinn a Dó (North): St. Kevin’s v Kil­coole; St. Fer­gal’s v St. Peter’s

Roinn a Dó (South): Ark­low v Round­wood; Ash­ford v New­town; Rath­new free

Roinn a Trí: Glenealy v Curtlestown; Scoil Mhuire is Gear­ard v Gaelscoil Uí Chéadaigh; St. Brigid’s free

NA­TIONAL AGM

The AGM of Cu­mann na mBun­scol Náisiúnta takes place this week­end in Ca­van. The Gar­den County will have full rep­re­sen­ta­tion at this im­por­tant meet­ing. There will be a re­port in next week’s pa­per about the na­tional AGM. West Wick­low Fix­tures A full fix­tures pro­gramme has been drawn up in West Wick­low. There are three non-com­pet­i­tive events planned be­tween now and Easter. The em­pha­sis is on en­joy­ment and skill de­vel­op­ment. Each event will take the form of a blitz.

Wed­nes­day 25ú Fe­abhra: Boys’ foot­ball blitz

Venue One: Bless­ing­ton – con­tact: Pat Sheri­dan 086-1716659

Venue Two: Strat­ford – con­tact: Mary O’Ke­effe 087-6305574

Wed­nes­day 11ú Márta Girls’ foot­ball blitz

Venue One: Dunlavin (schools with more than 100 chil­dren) – con­tact: Tommy Bren­nan 0454011495

Venue Two: Strat­ford (schools with less than 100 chil­dren) – con­tact: Mary O’Ke­effe 0876305574

Thurs­day 26ú Márta Hurl­ing blitz for all schools

Dunlavin – con­tact: Michael Mo­ran 0868842181.

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