Helmets and hurls bought
€5,000 invested in scheme
Camán and give it a go! A new initiative was launched by Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Cill Mhantáin in conjunction with the County GDA coaches whereby €5,000 was spent on 90 hurleys and 90 helmets with the aim of promoting and developing hurling and camogie in the county.
It was decided to aim this new initiative at second, third and fourth classes whereby the classes would receive 10 weeks coaching using this new equipment.
It is hoped that this equipment will be used in a minimum of three schools at a time culminating in a local blitz and will be rotated from the north/east to the south and to the west of the county.
This was decided so the equipment is used to its maximum. It is very exciting and we hope the Garden County will be reaping it’s rewards in the future.
Scoil Chualann on top in both Indoor Hurling and Camogie Blitzes
There were indoor blitzes held recently for both boys and girls. The camogie teams that took part were Scoil Chualann, Kilcoole, Newtown and St. Brigid’s and the hurling teams were Scoil Chualann, Kilcoole, St. Cronans and St. Brigid’s.
Scoil Chualann won both the hurling and the camogie and qualified for the finals in Aughrim. Comhghairdeas and well done to all who participated!
Cumann na mBunscol Cornmarket Annual Awards Information
Schools that promote Gaelic games in their schools are asked to submit entries to this section.
Your work should show how you promote and participate in Gaelic games in your school.
The work can be presented through articles/photographs and children’s work.
Each school that submits a project to this category will receive an O’Neill’s jersey in their county colours and a certificate of participation. There are two Categories. Category 5 - School of the Year: Schools with a roll of 150 pupils or less.
Category 6 - School of the Year: Schools with more than 150 pupils.
Prizes: Category fie and six - First placed schools will be invited to Croke Park for a day where their award will be presented; Stadium and museum tour for 30 pupils per school (cost €6 per child to be paid by Cumann na mBunscol.); €500 to each school towards bus transport; Lunch for 30 pupils and three staff – (Cost €7 per child approx. - and met by Cumann na mBunscol).
Second and third placed Schools will be presented with their awards in their own schools by a member of the National Committee.
Schools will be encouraged to bring along a county star on that day. losing date for all entries is December 31.
Merit Award for Individual Schools. Level 2 Roll Out
This Merit Award will, be continued with the co-operation of County Committees, to be rolled out at AGMs in each county in 2014 - 2015.
This year will include Level 2 - there are three more levels to follow. Certificate will be issued to each qualifying school
Qualifying criteria will be as follows: Participation in four of the following - Boys/girls football, Mini 7’s, Camogie/hurling, Respect Initiative, create a school-club link, have an Allianz Cumann na mBunscol notice Board, show evidence of using the GAA coaching materials. Pat Trainor Hall of Fame Award Category 1 0 Pat Trainor Hall of Fame Award: This award was instigated to remember a friend and colleague Pat Trainor.
The object of the award is to honour a fellow teacher who has given years of service to Gaelic Games promotion.
The winning nominee will receive two All-Ireland tickets for year 2015. Public Relations Category 2 - Public Relations: Coistí are asked to submit their PR work for the current year in this category.
The folder could contain newspaper articles, magazine articles, fixtures booklet, annual publications promoting activities of Allianz Cumann na mBunscol.
Websites could also be included but cannot replace newspaper articles. Annual Publication Category 3- Annual Publication: Simply submit your Annual Publication for inclusion in this award. Promotion of Gaelic Games Category 4 - Committees/ schools are asked to show their innovative work in promoting Gaelic games and culture.
This can target a single area or a number of areas involving promotion of Gaelic Games and Culture.
The winners in Category 1–4 will be presented on the Friday night before the AGM.
Please send results, reports or photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, follow us on twitter @cnmbwicklow.
Keep up-to-date with all Allianz Cumann na mBunscol news in Wicklow on our website www.cnmbwicklow.ie
Attendees at the Camán and Give it a Go initiative launched in Wicklow last week.