A total of 19 schools in each of the Boys’ and Girls’ Competitions took part in the INTO/GAA Mini 7s earlier this week at various venues around the county. Our thanks to Annaduff, Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s, Allen Gaels and St Osnat’s GAA Clubs for hosting these round-robin stages. Also, a word of appreciation to the referees who gave of their time on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings to referee a total of 72 mini-games across all venues.

The stage is now set for the finals which will take place in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada on Tuesday and Thursday next, October 2nd and 4th, groups of 4 teams in each of Boys’ and Girls’ Competitions play further round-robin series and winners will be declared. The matches commence at 11.00 each morning. Best of luck to all schools next week!

BOYS Tuesday 2/10/18 at 11.00

Pitch One Pitch Two
Leitrim NS  v Annaduff NS Drumkeerin NS  v Fenagh NS
Annaduff NS v Drumkeerin NS Leitrim NS v Fenagh NS
Leitrim NS  v Drumkeerin NS Annaduff NS v  Fenagh NS

GIRLS Thursday 4/10/18 at 11.00                     

Pitch One Pitch Two
Kinlough NS v Drumcong NS Gaelscoil Liatroma v Fenagh NS
Drumcong NS  v Gaelscoil Liatroma Kinlough NS  v Fenagh NS
Kinlough NS  v Gaelscoil Liatroma Drumcong NS v Fenagh NS

 Schools must use the same panel of players that they have provided on email and hard copy to Cumann na mBunscol. Games are seven minutes a side. Unlimited substitution is allowed. Two points are awarded for a win, one point for a draw. In the event of two teams ending on the same points, the result will be decided by the head to head result. If three teams are tied there will be a three-way playoff on the day.

Due to weather conditions that are forecast, the INTO/GAA Mini 7s due to be played at regional venues tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday have been postponed until next week. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The 2018/19 Mini Sevens Regional Competitions will commence on Tuesday 18th September for the boys and Wednesday 19th September for the girls’ competition. Please consult attachment for your relevant group. Please note that these fixtures are weather dependent and may be called off at short notice if pitches are unplayable. Games throw in at 10.00 am sharp and should finish by 1.00pm. These games are seven minutes a side played by seven players. Schools may bring a panel of 10 players and unlimited substitution is allowed.

Schools are awarded 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. In the event of two schools ending on the same number of points, a head to head will apply. If three schools end on the same number of points there will be a three-way play-off.

Boys Competition

  Annaduff GAA St Osnat’s GAA Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s GAA Allen Gaels GAA
A Mohill Kinlough Fenagh Drumcong
B GS Liatroma GS Cluainín Ballinamore Drumshanbo
C Annaduff Killenummery Aughavas Leitrim
D Bornacoola Drumkeerin Drumlea Gortletteragh
E Carrick Drumlease Carrigallen Aughawillan

Girls Competition

  Annaduff GAA St Osnat’s GAA Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s GAA Allen Gaels GAA
A Mohill Kinlough Fenagh Drumcong
B GS Liatroma GS Cluainín Aughavas Drumshanbo
C Annaduff Drumkeerin Ballinamore Gortletteragh
D Bornacoola Drumlease Carrigallen Leitrim
E Carrick Drumeela Cloone

5 Team Draw

Round 1 AvB, DVE

Round 2 CvD, AvE

Round 3 BvC AvD

Round 4 CvE BvD

Round 5 AvC, BvE

4 Team Draw

Round 1 AvB, CvD

Round 2 BvC, AvD

Round 3 AvC, BvD

The following is the updated Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Finals Schedule. All games will be played in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada.

Monday 28th May

Time Division Pitch Teams
5pm Div 6 Shield

 

Girls Div 3 League

60 x 40

 

70 x 50

Drumeela vs Tarmon

 

Dowra Vs Fenagh

6pm Girls D4 League

 

Div 4 League

60 x 40

 

70 x 50

Ardvarney vs Drumlea

 

Diffreen vs Killenumerry

7pm Div 3 League

 

90 x 70 Aughavas vs Carrigallen
8pm Girls D1 League 90 x 70 Ballinamore vs Leitrim

 

 Tuesday 29th May

Time Division Pitch Teams
5pm Girls Div 3 Shield

 

Div 5 League

70 x 50

 

70 x 50

Bornacoola vs Aughavas

 

Aughnasheelin vs Gortletteragh

6pm Girls D4 Shield

 

Div 4 Shield

60 x 40

 

70 x 50

Killenumerry vs Leckaun

 

GS Chluainin vs Glenfarne

7pm Div 2 Shield 90 x 70

 

Drumcong vs Drumlease

 

Wednesday 30th May

Time Division Pitch Teams
5pm Div 3 Shield 90 x 70 Kilnagross vs Drumkeeran

 

6pm Div 6 League

 

Div 5 Shield

60 x 40

 

70 x 50

Largy Vs Aughawillan

 

Cloone vs Drumlea

7pm Div 1 Shield 100 x 80 Mohill vs Leitrim

 

8pm Div 1 League 100 x 80 Annaduff vs Gaelscoil Liatroma

 

 

Tuesday 5th June

Time Division Pitch Teams
5pm Div 2 League 90 x 70 Fenagh vs Ballinamore

 

6pm Girls D2 League

 

90 x 70 Carrigallen vs TBC
7pm Girls D2 Shield 90 x 70 TBC
8pm Girls D1 Shield 90 x 70 Drumshanbo vs Gaelscoil

 

 

Since the return to school for the Summer Term, the Cumann na mBunscol fixtures have been continuing on a weekly basis. We have arrived at the stage that we can confirm the details of the vast majority of the 2018 Finals which will take place in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada on three days next week and Tuesday of the following week. Let the action begin!!

Monday 28th May

 

Time Division Pitch Teams
5pm

 

5pm

Div 6 Shield

 

Div 5 League

60 x 40

 

70 x 50

Drumeela vs Tarmon

 

Aughnasheelin vs Gortletteragh

6pm

 

6pm

Girls D4 League

 

Div 4 League

60 x 40

 

70 x 50

Ardvarney vs (winners of Drumlea vs Leckaun)

 

Diffreen vs Killenumerry

7pm  

Div 3 League

 

90 x 70 Aughavas vs Carrigallen
8pm Girls D1 League 90 x 70  

Ballinamore vs Leitrim

 

  Tuesday 29th May

Time Division Pitch Teams
5pm

 

5pm

Girls Div 3 Shield

 

Girls Div 3 League

70 x 50

 

70 x 50

Bornacoola vs Aughavas

 

Dowra Vs Fenagh

6pm

 

6pm

Girls D4 Shield

 

Div 4 Shield

60 x 40

 

70 x 50

Killenumerry vs (losers of Drumlea vs Leckaun

 

GS Chluainin vs Glenfarne

7pm Div 2 Shield 90 x 70

 

Drumcong vs Drumlease
8pm Girls D1 Shield 90 x 70 Drumshanbo vs Gaelscoil

 

 

Wednesday 30th May

Time Division Pitch Teams
5pm Div 3 Shield 90 x 70  

Kilnagross vs Drumkeeran

 

6pm

 

6pm

Div 6 League

 

Div 5 Shield

60 x 40

 

70 x 50

Largy Vs Aughawillan

 

Cloone vs Drumlea

7pm Div 1 Shield 100 x 80  

Mohill vs Leitrim

 

8pm Div 1 League 100 x 80  

Annaduff vs Gaelscoil Liatroma

 

Tuesday 5th June

Time Division Pitch Teams
5pm Div 2 League 90 x 70  

Fenagh vs Ballinamore

 

6pm  

Girls D2 League

 

90 x 70 Carrigallen vs TBC
7pm Girls D2 Shield 90 x 70 TBC

 

  Monday April 30th  
Time Venue Match
  Boys Division 1  
6:30 p.m. Annaduff Annaduff V Gaelscoil
6.30 p.m. Drumshanbo Drumshanbo V Mohill
  Boys Division 2  
6:30 p.m. Kiltubrid Drumcong V Drumlease
6.30 p.m. Ballinamore Ballinamore V Scoil Mhuire
  Boys Division 3  
6:30 p.m. Bornacoola Bornacoola V Ardvarney
6.30 p.m. Drumkeeran Drumkeeran V Kilnagross
6.30 p.m. Carrigallen Carrigallen V Aughavas
  Boys Division 4  
7.00 p.m. Manorhamilton Diffreen V Gaelscoil Cluainín
6.30 p.m. Dromahaire Killenummery V Glenfarne
  Boys Division 5  
6:30 p.m. Aughnasheelin Aughnasheelin V Drumlea
6.30 p.m. Cornagee Dowra V Gortletteragh
  Boys Division 6  
6.00 p.m. Manorhamilton Largy V Drumeela
6.30 p.m. Aughawillan Aughawillan V Kiltyclogher
  Thursday April 26th  
Time Venue Match
  Girls Division 1  
6.30 p.m. Leitrim Leitrim V Mohill
6.30 p.m. Ballinamore Ballinamore V Drumshanbo
  Girls Division 2  
6.30 p.m. Annaduff Annaduff V Gortletteragh
6.30 p.m. Kiltubrid Drumcong V Carrigallen
  Girls Division 3  
6:30 p.m. Bornacoola Bornacoola V Dowra
6.30 p.m. Drumkeeran Drumkeeran V GS Chluainín
6.30 p.m. Fenagh Fenagh V Aughavas
  Girls Division 4  
6.30 p.m. Aughnasheelin Aughnasheelin V Drumlea
6.30 p.m. Dromahaire Killenummery V Ardvarney

 

Cumann na mBunscol Fixtures for 2018 commence this evening as the Girls have the honour of opening the show. The Boys competitions commence on Monday next and there will be a hectic schedule of activity over the next 6 weeks or thereabouts, leading into the Finals’ Days which will take place in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada towards the last week of May/first week June.

The fixtures for the first two rounds in the respective competitions are outlined below.

Girls Division 1

Day Date Time Venue   Team
Thursday 12th April 6.30 p.m. Drumshanbo Drumshanbo V Gaelscoil
6.30 p.m. Mohill Mohill V Ballinamore
Leitrim bye
Thursday 19th April 6.30 p.m. Carrick Gaelscoil V Ballinamore
Mohill bye
6.30 p.m. Leitrim Leitrim V Drumshanbo

 

Girls Division 2

Thursday 12th April 6.30 p.m. Kiltubrid Drumcong V Annaduff
6.30 p.m. Carrigallen Carrigallen V Gortletteragh
6.30 p.m. Dromahair Drumlease V Scoil Mhuire
Thursday 19th April 6.30 p.m. Annaduff Annaduff V Scoil Mhuire
6.30 p.m. Kiltubrid Drumcong V Carrigallen
6.30 p.m. Gortletteragh Gortletteragh V Drumlease

 

Girls Division 3

Thursday 12th April 6.30 p.m. Drumkeeran Drumkeeran V Fenagh
6.30 p.m. Cornagee Dowra V Aughavas
6.30 p.m. Bornacoola Bornacoola V GS Chluainín
Thursday 19th April 6:30 p.m. Aughavas Aughavas V Drumkeeran
6.30 p.m. Manorhamilton GS Chluainín V Dowra
6.30 p.m. Fenagh Fenagh V Bornacoola

 

Girls Division 4

Thursday 12th April 6.30 p.m. Dromahaire Ardvarney V Leckaun
6.30 p.m. Drumreilly Drumlea V Killenummery
Aughnasheelin bye
Thursday 19th April 7.00 p.m. Dromahaire Leckaun V Killenummery
6.00 p.m. Dromahaire Ardvarney V Aughnasheelin
Drumlea bye

 

Boys Division 1

Monday 16th April 6.30 p.m. Leitrim Leitrim V Drumshanbo
6.30 p.m. Carrick Gaelscoil V Mohill
Annaduff bye
Monday 23rd April 6:30 p.m. Mohill Mohill V Leitrim
Gaelscoil bye
6.30 p.m. Drumshanbo Drumshanbo V Annaduff

 

Boys Division 2

Monday 16th April 6.30 p.m. Fenagh Fenagh V Ballinamore
6.30 p.m. Dromahaire Drumlease V Scoil Mhuire
Drumcong bye
Monday 23rd April 7.00 p.m. Carrick Scoil Mhuire V Fenagh
Drumlease bye
6.30 p.m. Ballinamore Ballinamore V Drumcong

 

Boys Division 3

Monday 16th April 6.30 p.m. Drumkeeran Drumkeeran V Carrigallen
7.00 p.m. Dromahaire Ardvarney V Aughavas
6.30 p.m. Bornacoola Bornacoola V Kilnagross
Monday 23rd April 6:30 p.m. Aughavas Aughavas V Drumkeeran
6.00 p.m. Carrick Kilnagross V Ardvarney
6.30 p.m. Carrigallen Carrigallen V Bornacoola

 

Boys Division 4

Monday 16th April 7.00 p.m. Glenfarne Glenfarne V Leckaun
6.00 p.m. Dromahaire Killenummery V Gaelscoil Cluainín
Diffreen bye
Monday 23rd April 6.30 p.m. Dromahaire Leckaun V Killenummery
6.00 p.m. Glenfarne Glenfarne V Diffreen
Gaelscoil Cluainín bye

 

 

Boys Division 5

Monday 16th April 6.30 p.m. Cloone Cloone V Dowra
6.30 p.m. Drumreilly Drumlea V Gortletteragh
Aughnasheelin bye
Monday 23rd April 6:30 p.m. Gortletteragh Gortletteragh V Cloone
Drumlea bye
6.30 p.m. Cornagee Dowra V Aughnasheelin

 

Boys Division 6

Monday 16th April 6.00 p.m. Glenfarne Kiltyclogher V Tarmon
6.30 p.m. Aughawillan Aughawillan V Drumeela
Largy bye
Monday 23rd April 6.30 p.m. Drumkeerin Tarmon V Aughawillan
7.00 p.m. Glenfarne Kiltyclogher V Largy
Drumeela bye

Great news tonight from the Cumann na mBunscol National Awards Ceremony in Kilkenny as Cumann na mBunscol Liatroma has taken the National Award for the Promotion of Gaelic Games and Culture for its ongoing Hurling Initiative. The initiative which was piloted in six schools from Hallowe’en to Christmas and has since seen the project move on to six other schools this term, has beaten off stiff competition from Cork and Dublin to take the National Award, sponsored by Cornmarket. Well done again to all the schools to date, its pupils and teachers, who have taken this initiative in their stride and we look forward to the continued growth of this project in remaining Leitrim schools. The in-school success has been driven by teaching staffs at the various locations and we are delighted with their enthusiasm. Well done also to the officials of Cumann na mBunscol Liatroma who have worked very hard in pushing this project out with very valued assistance from Leitrim Coaching and Games Development and Hurling Coach Michael Carroll.

Connacht Junior B 40×20 Semi-Final – Fenagh’s Jarlath Scollan booked his place in the Connacht 40×20 Junior B Final with a hard fought victory over Galway’s James Dempsey on Sunday on a scoreline of 12-21, 21-12, 21-11. Although the scoreline doesn’t suggest it, the game was much closer, with long rallies and both players executing some great kill shots.

Connacht Cuman na mBunscol Finals – The Cuman na mBunscol Finals were played in Salthill Co. Galway on Sunday with 5 pupils from St Patrick’s NS Drumshanbo taking part: Aidan Dowler, Aoife Nolan, Daire McCabe, Sean Nolan, and Senan McGowan. Aoife Nolan won a Connacht Bronze Medal in the Girls U13 competition. Well done to all the participants

Leitrim Colleges B 40×20 Final – The Colleges B First Year Doubles final was played in Drumshanbo on Sunday between Darren Wrynne and Paul Flynn (Ballinamore CS) and Dean Cornyn and Karl Foley (Drumshanbo VS). After 2 thrilling games, the Drumshanbo pair came out on top 15 -7  15 – 3.

Connacht 40×20 Junior Championship – The Connacht 40×20 Junior Championship is up and running with first-round games played at the weekend. Brothers Aaron and Jarlath Scollan (Fenagh) faced Sligo opposition in the Junior B and Junior C quarter finals which were played in Drumshanbo. In Junior C Aaron took on Eddie O’Connor (Collooney) but was defeated on a score line of 21-3, 21-4.

In Junior B Jarlath’s opposition was Stanley Harte (Collooney), where the Leitrim player carved out a tough victory, with the game going right down to the wire. In a very entertaining game which was played at a very high-intensity Jarlath won on a score line of 21-19, 13-21, 21-19. He now meets Galway’s James Dempsey in the semi-final which is fixed for this Sunday in Drumshanbo at 2pm.
Leitrim Cumann na mBunscol Finals – Leitrim Cumann na mBunscol was held in Drumshanbo Handball Club on Sunday last with three Schools taking part:

Scoil Mhuire Carrick on Shannon

Gaelscoil Chluainin Manorhamilton

St Patricks National school Drumshanbo.

The winners go forward to the Connacht Finals.

Boys U11 Singles

Daire McCabe. St Patricks Drumshanbo

Boys U11 Doubles

Sean Nolan and Senan McGowan. St Patricks Drumshanbo

Girls U13 Singles

Aoife Nolan, St Patricks Drumshanbo.

Girls U13 Doubles

Hanna Smith and Lasairione Scarff. Gaelscol Chluainin, Mahorhamilton

Boys U13 singles

Aidan Dowler. St Patricks Drumshanbo.

Boys U13 Doubles.

Thomas McKeon and Conor McLoughlin. St Patricks Drumshanbo

Hurling Initiative – This year in Leitrim, Cumann na mBunscol Liatroma, in conjunction with Leitrim GAA Coaching and Games Committee decided to run a hurling initiative due to the poor number of schools registering interest in hurling competitions (3 schools out of 38).  Our determination is to make hurling as accessible as possible to all primary school pupils.

The Plan – We met with National Hurling Development Manager Martin Fogarty, Connacht Hurling Development Officer Damien Coleman, Hurling Coach Michael Carroll and Leitrim Games Development Manager Thomas Keenan and explored possible issues and devised a plan. We liaised with our Games Development Manager Thomas Keenan to buy equipment (200 helmets, 200 hurls, and 200 sliotars) and we made up six packs each containing 30 of each. Each pack also contains the Hurling Fun-Do information pack which contains fun, easy-to-do skills and drills.

In this regard, we would like to acknowledge the subsidising of the equipment by Leitrim GAA to reduce the investment cost to Cumann na mBunscoil Liatroma.

We would like to thank the above people for the input and advice that they have given us to bring this initiative to a reality. We look forward to the schools of the county getting involved and we are hopeful that with the encouragement and help of the Coaching and Games Development and buy-in from our schools and teachers that current primary school pupils of all ages will enjoy an experience that will foster an interest in the camán and sliotar.

These kits will be delivered to six schools at a time for six-week “Sessions”. During this six-week session, a hurling coach will visit the teachers in the school to help them devise a six-week programme. This is designed to help make the school self-sufficient and not entirely reliant on hurling coaches. We believe that everyone can be a hurling coach. After the six-week session is over, all six schools will come together and have a blitz, giving the children a chance to use their newly-learned skills with other children who are at the same level as themselves in a fun, non-competitive way. Schools do not pay to borrow these kits for the sessions but have the option to buy the sets after the six weeks should they choose to do so. This offers them a free trial before they commit to buying the expensive gear.

We are currently piloting the scheme in six schools with a full rollout in January. There will be three sessions between Jan – June 2018 and with five sessions planned for the 2018-19 school year and the target is to have every school in the county trying hurling for six weeks for free. More info is available and Leitrim schools can register their interest at cnmb.leitrim@gaa.ie or follow us @cnmbleitrim on Twitter.

Our photographs feature pupils from Scoil Mhuire NS, Bornacoola, St Brigid’s NS, Drumcong, Aughnasheelin NS, Drumkeerin NS and St Joseph’s NS, Aughavas, making excellent use of the equipment.

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Allianz Cumann na mBunscol INTO/GAA Girls Mini 7s took place this morning at the Centre of Excellence. Gaelscoil Liatroma, Scoil Mhuire NS Ck-on-Shannon, Scoil Mhuire NS Bornacoola, Fatima NS Cloone, St Manchan’s Mohill and Annaduff NS participated in a feast of all that’s best in schools’ football. Scoil Mhuire NS Ck-on-Shannon and Gaelscoil Liatroma contested the venue final with Gaelscoil Liatroma qualifying for next week’s county finals. Well done to all the participants.

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