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posted 13 Mar 2011, 14:58 by Unknown user


Well done to the Tipperary Primary Game Teams who played Offaly at halftime during Sunday’s National Hurling League Game v Offaly at McDonagh Park, Nenagh. It was a proud day for these players, their families and their schools. Hopefully it will signal the first of many days representing the Blue and Gold for these excellent players. The teams that lined out were as follows: Tipperary Hurling team 1. Cormac O'Connor, Holycross N.S2. Cathal D'Arcy, Dualla N.S 3. Darren Slattery, Grange N.S 4. Dean O'Connor, Moycarkey N.S 5. Drew Boland, Burgess N.S 6. Evan Corcoran, Clerihan N.S 7. Niall Slattery, Templederry N.S 8. Gearoid O'Connor, Templetuohy N.S 9. Alan O'Donnell, Clerihan N.S 10. Aiden Lyons, St. Michael's N.S 11. Brian McGrath, Loughmore N.S. Mentors: Aodan Wrenn, St. Michael's N.S, Clerihan, John Manley, Dualla N.S, Denis Kelly, Templemore, Patrick Buckley, Ayle N.S. Camogie Team 1. Cara Banville, Gortnahue N.S 2. Grace Gleeson, Toomevara N.S 3. Moira Kinnane, Rossmore N.S 4. Maureen Ryan, Upperchurch N.S 5. Clodagh Horgan, Boherlahan N.S 6. Orla O'Dwyer, Rosegreen N.S 7. Orla Cahill, Barnane N.S 8. Sara Earley, Dunkerrin N.S 9. Mary Grace, Drom N.S 10. Niamh Moore, Gaelscoil Durlas 11. Mary Burke, Upperchurch N.S. Mentors: Michael Corcoran, Upperchurch N.S, Tami Cullen, New Inn B.N.S, Donal McCarthy, Ballylooby N.S.


All items of equipment ordered and paid for must be collected in Scoil Ailbhe Primary School, Thurles, between 5.00pm and 8.00pm on Monday, 14th March, 2011.



There has been a misprint in the InTouch in relation to the Mini Sevens Series for 2011.The correct dates are as follows:

Total enrolment 3rd-6th Class incl.

To be born on or after this date:

200+ 1st Jan 1999

170 - 199 1st Dec 1998

140 - 169 1st Nov 1998

110 - 139 1st Oct 1998

80 - 109 1st Sept 1998

50 - 79 1st Aug 1998

30 - 49 1st July 1998

29 or less 1st June 1998


All schools wishing to compete in Cumann na mBunscol activities for 2011 are encouraged to send the €30 Registration Fee to Mr. Jerry McDonnell, Treasurer Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol, 25 Ballingarrane, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary as soon as possible. This very reasonable fee allows schools to participate in all Cumann na mBunscol activities for 2011. This is an annual payment and should be paid annually. It is NOT a one off payment. If schools could see to it that this fee is paid, it would be much appreciated.

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Under 11 Hurling / Camogie 2011.

In 2011 each school, which chooses to enter the Under 11 Competition, will be graded according to the size of the school, past history of success, tradition and the strength of that particular game in that area of the county. When the school has been graded, blitzes will be set up within each grade. The groups for the blitzes will be made out so that teams will be geographically grouped together, to cut down on travel.NB..SCHOOLS CAN ENTER TWO TEAMS AT UNDER 11 THIS YEAR. They can have a second team (reserve team) if their numbers allow. If their first team is in Roinn A, then the second team will be in Roinn A1. If their first team is in Roinn B, their second team will be in Roinn B1. And so on. Roinn A1, B1, C1 and D1 will consist of ONLY school’s reserve teams / 2nd teams. EACH MATCH IN THE BLITZ WILL BE PLAYED UNDER GO-GAMES / MINI GAMES RULES.

  • Matches will be ten minutes a half.
  • There will be only ONE catch of the sliotar permitted.
  • Once you catch the ball you MUST strike it.
  • There is NO soloing of the ball allowed. This will improve striking skills from the hand, ground and overhead. It will also make the games even more exciting, as the sliotar will be moving quickly around the pitch.
  • There will be reduced numbers on the Under 11 teams.

Each team will have a panel with a maximum of 4 substitutes.

NB…EACH Substitute must be given significant game time during EACH match. If schools don’t play all their subs, in all their games, they will be eliminated from the competition. There will be Blitzes throughout the County on a specific date. Venues and dates will be chosen by Cumann na mBunscol. Only venues with access to 4 sets of Juvenile Goal Posts will be chosen. The pitch will be split in two. On one half of the pitch the Blitz for Roinn A or Roinn B or Roinn C or Roinn D will be played. SIMULTANEOUSLY on the other half of the pitch the Blitz for Roinn A1 or Roinn B1 or Roinn C1 or Roinn D1 will be played. Therefore if a school enters two teams, both teams will play at the same time, at the same venue, on the same day. There will be two co-ordinators at the venue to ensure both Blitzes run off smoothly. Our GDAs will be helping us out, as well, at the Blitzes. They will be helping ensure all substitutes have played in each game. Scores will be kept in each game. The top 2 teams in each Blitz will move on to the next round of blitzes. The competition will be whittled down to the last 2 teams left standing. Those 2 teams will go to Semple Stadium, on Cumann na mBunscol County Final day. They will compete in the “Go-Games Festival of Hurling County Final” in their respective divisions. At Semple Stadium the pitch will, once again, be divided in 2.On one half will be the Roinn A Festival. Simultaneously the other side will hold the Roinn A1 Festival. The same arrangement will be in place when the Roinn B and Roinn B1 Festivals are timetabled. Same again for C, C1 and D, D1 and Roinn E.The 2 teams who reach Semple Stadium will play each other in the Cumann na mBunscol  Go Games Festival Under 11 County Final. This will be the case for all under 11 grades. There will be 5 minutes given between matches to give players a rest.The winning school will get a trophy, and winners medals.  The beaten finalists will get runners-up medals. All matches in the Stadium will be ten minutes a half. The Go Games rules, outlined earlier, will be in place. At Semple Stadium all Under 11 matches will be refereed by Transition year students, involved in the Young Whistlers Scheme. On the sideline all mentors, coaches and teachers involved with the team will wear the Respect Bib, as part of the Respect Initiative. The aim is to reduce the “pressure” put on very young players, from mentors on the line. Once again the GDA’s will be helping us by providing the bibs, and ensuring all subs have played in each game. We would encourage all schools to enter 2 teams, if numbers allow.NB…Our aims are: (1) to significantly increase the number of schools who get to play in Semple Stadium, on County Final day. (2) To greatly increase the amount of children who get to live out their dream, and play in Semple Stadium, the Cathedral of Hurling. (3) To greatly increase the amount of children who get meaningful game time, playing Gaelic games (Entering 2 teams would do this).Every effort will be made to help out on Blitz Days, and County Final day. There will be GDA’s, Club Coaches, School Coaches and Teachers to help. All outside helpers would have been subject to Garda Vetting. We, in Cumann na mBunscol, will do everything humanly possible to ensure this new Under 11 initiative will be successful.


For match reports, fixtures and school GAA news and events, please email Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol PRO John Manley of Dualla NS at Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí.