Play­ers out in force for blitz

Thir­teen schools took part

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - SPORT -

ON a bright and sunny win­ter morn­ing on Novem­ber 8, thir­teen schools took part in the fi­nal girls’ blitz of 2017.

Nine­teen teams in to­tal took to the Gaelic pitches of Bray Em­mets.

The non-com­pet­i­tive na­ture of the games meant that ev­ery­one could en­joy try­ing out their new Gaelic skills.

A great morn­ing of ex­cit­ing games took place and ev­ery­one thor­oughly en­joyed the morn­ing. Here is a list of schools that took part on the day: St. Lau­rence’s N.S.; St Kevin’s N.S.; St Brigid’s N.S.; St. Peter’s N.S.; St. Fer­gal’s N.S.; Ash­ford N.S.; Moneystown N.S.; Kil­coole N.S.; Kil­macanoque N.S.; New­town N.S.; Gaelscoil Uí Cheadaigh; Gaelscoil Chill Mhan­táin; Scoil Chualann.

Huge thank you to Bray Em­mets again for fa­cil­i­tat­ing our blitzes, the pitches are al­ways ready to go for the matches to take place as soon as schools ar­rive.

Here’s hop­ing that 2018 will be just as suc­cess­ful as 2017!

Cough­lan Cup

There was a great turnout in the re­cent West Wicklow Cu­mann na mBun­scol Al­lianz Cough­lan Cup Com­pe­ti­tions ran by GDA Paul Gar­ri­gan with over 20 schools tak­ing part in the com­pe­ti­tion.

The fo­cus of this year’s blitz was point scor­ing with no goal­keeper in play dur­ing the games.

Af­ter a num­ber of re­ally ex­cit­ing games Balt­in­glass, Knock­ananna and Gaelscoil na Lochanna Bless­ing­ton Na­tional Schools took home the honours.

Many thanks to Balt­in­glass, Hol­ly­wood and Bless­ing­ton GAA grounds for the use of their fa­cil­i­ties dur­ing the week.

In­door Hurl­ing/Camo­gie

Week of 13th and 20th Novem­ber in re­gional cen­tres

(Your school will be con­tacted re­gard­ing which day you will be at­tend­ing).

Tráth na gCeist

Wicklow’s Al­lianz Cu­mann na mBun­scol in­vite all schools to par­tic­i­pate in this year’s Tráth na gCeist.

It will take place on Thurs­day the 16th of Novem­ber at 7.30 pm in Lyn­hams of Laragh.

Schools can en­ter by con­tact­ing Billy Cuddihy by email (cud­di­hy­ as soon as pos­si­ble and no later than Tues­day the 14th.

As usual, there will be 8 rounds, 10 ques­tions per round based on all things sport­ing as well other gen­eral knowl­edge ar­eas.

There will also be a raf­fle on the night. In or­der to fa­cil­i­tate this all schools in­volved are asked to donate a min­i­mum of two prizes on the night. We look for­ward to see­ing you all there!

Na­tional awards

The Al­lianz Cu­mann na mBun­scol Corn­mar­ket Awards are upon us again and now is the time to pro­mote and show­case the great work your school are do­ing to pro­mote our Gaelic Games and cul­ture.

The awards event is a mem­o­rable and spe­cial night which recog­nises the im­mense con­tri­bu­tion that we as teach­ers give to pro­mot­ing our na­tional games and cul­ture in our schools.

Please pay ex­tra at­ten­tion to cat­e­gory 5 which now can only be sub­mit­ted in dig­i­tal for­mat and may be of great in­ter­est to many of you and your pupils!

See­mb­nai­si­ for a full out­line of the cat­e­gories and the fan­tas­tic prizes to be won.

En­tries are to be sub­mit­ted by Wed­nes­day Jan­uary 10th so there is plenty of time to get work­ing on your project!

Please send re­sults, re­ports or pho­tos to, fol­low us on twit­ter @cn­mb­wick­low Keep up-to-date with all Al­lianz Cu­mann na mBun­scol news in Wicklow on our web­site­mb­wick­

Girls from St Kil­coole N.S.

Girls from St Brigid’s N.S.

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