A BRILLIANT BLITZ
Bray Emmets host 23 teams for first event of the year
SKILFUL Ladies Get the Year Off to a Flying Start: After watching the exciting All-Ireland ladies football finals in Croke Park at the weekend, it was the turn of the girls in fiifth and sixth class to put their footballing talents on display.
23 teams in total took part in the opening blitz of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol GAA calendar. The schools that took part were Ravenswell, St Peters, Scoil Chualann, St Laurences, St Brigids, St Kev ins, New town moun kennedy PS, Grey stone sET, Ashford, Roundwood, Gaelscoil na Clocha Liatha, St Fergals, Moneystown, Kilmacanogue, Kilcoole, St Pats and Nun’s Cross.
It was great to so many different schools taking part and promoting Gaelic football for girls.
There was great display of skills on show with examples of excellent shooting, high-fielding and great teamwork.
Thanks to all the teachers involved for helping with refereeing and to Bray Emmets GAA club for the use of their facilities. The next girls’ football participation blitz will be on October 17 for third and fourth class.
Allianz 5th and 6th Class Boys Football Participation Day: Our on-field activities for boys, for 2019-2020, starts next Thursday, September 26, with a fifth and sixth class participation football blitz at 11.45am. It’s a nine-aside tournament, no age limit, no goalkeeper, with the emphasis on point scoring.
Please let Gary McGillycuddy, Oifigeach Peil na mBuachaillí, know via email/WhatsApp (086 8729927) by Tuesday, September 24, if your school will be in attendance and, if so, with how many teams you will be sending.
Team mentors may be needed to referee some games.
Please note change of day for blitzes is now Thursdays.
Allianz Camogie League Day: October 3 at 11.45 a.m. in Bray GAA grounds. Nine-a-side and no age limit. Points only, no goalkeeper. Boys’ Allianz Hurling Blitz Day: October 10 - at 11.45 a.m. in Bray GAA grounds. Nine-a-side and no age limit. Points only no goalkeeper
Wicklow Times Participation Day (3rd and 4th Class Girls Football): October 17 at 11.45 a.m. in Bray GAA grounds – Girls’ football blitz, nine-a-side and no age limit. Points only, no goalkeeper. Sixth class young whistlers can used.
Allianz 3rd and 4th Class Boys Football Participation Day: October 24 at 11.45 a.m. in Bray GAA grounds and Kilcoole GAA Grounds/venue to be confirmed – Boys’ football blitz, nine-a-side and no age limit. Points only, no goalkeeper. Sixth class young whistlers can used.
Allianz Tráth na gCeist: Thursday, November 7, at 7.30 p.m. in Lynham’s, Laragh
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The Greystones Educate Together team in the opening Cumann na mBunscol blitz of 2019.
The St Peter’s team.