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posted 16 Mar 2011, 09:45 by Unknown user


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. The following schools have paid their annual registration fee for 2011. If your school is not on this list, the €30 Registration fee is due immediately. In accordance with a recent motion that was passed, a school must pay the €30 Registration fee before participating in Cumann na mBunscol, Co. Thiobraid Árann activities. €30 Registration fee is due annually. Registered Schools: Ardfinnan NS, Aglish, Roscrea, Anacarty NS, Ardcroney NS, Ayle NS, Ballagh NS, Ballinree NS, Burgess NS, Ballina, Barnane, Cloughjordan, Clogheen, Clonmore, Clonoulty, Cappawhite, Carrig (Ballycommon), Castleiney, Donaskeigh, Drom, Dualla, Gaelscoil Bhríde Thurles, Gaelscoil Aonach Urmhumhan, Greenschool Carrick On Suir, Golden, Gortnahoe, St. John The Baptist BNS, St. John The Baptist GNS, Killea, Kilruane, Killenaule, Lisnamrock, Lismackin, Lisvernane, Littleton, Loughmore, Mercy Convent Nenagh, Moycarkey, Mohober, Moyglass, New Inn GNS, Our Lady of Mercy Cahir, Presentation Thurles, Poulacapple, Rossmore, Rearcross, Sacred Heart Roscrea, Slieveardagh, St. Colmcilles Templemore, St. Patricks Borrisoleigh, Skeheenarinky, St. Josephs Templemore, St. Peters & Pauls Clonmel, Sisters of Charity Clonmel, Templetouhy, Templederry. As can be seen from the list, a large number of schools have yet to pay. With finances becoming increasingly tight, it is very important that all schools pay as soon as possible.


We are approaching GAA Championship season again (thank God!) and the Primary Game selection process will be starting again, very soon. This year the schools are being asked to co-operate fully with us. We are asking each school to send one child, and one child ONLY, to Primary Game Selection Days. That is the rules of the Primary Game, and we will be adhering very strictly to that rule, this year. THIS YEAR IF A SCHOOL SENDS MORE THAN ONE PLAYER, BOTH PLAYERS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED FROM THE SELECTION PROCESS. We will be extremely firm on this issue, this season. The days of schools sending 3 players to the one venue, is over. The days of schools ringing me, and saying they can’t choose between 2 players and can they send both, is over. It is the school’s duty to somehow pick the most deserving player. It doesn’t always necessarily have to be the best player. It should be the child who deserves it most. There are many ways a school can choose their player: a school skills day, drawing from a hat, sending who you think has the best chance of making the final 11 etc.. The only exception will be Camogie. In this sport schools may send 2 players if they wish. Remember all Primary Game players must be in 6th class. A player may only be sent once, to one sport only. Example: A boy can’t be sent to football and hurling. Just one. Same for camogie and ladies football.

NB..  The Primary Game Selection days are as follows:


North Division Players: Monday 28th March, at 4.15, in Cloughjordan.

Mid Division Players: Tuesday 29th March, at 4.15, in the Ragg.

South/West Division Players: Wednesday 30th March, at 4.15, in Golden.


ALL DIVISIONS: Wednesday 30th March, at 4.15, in Dr. Morris Park (Thurles).


North and Mid Divisions: Monday 4th April, at 4.15, in Durlas Óg (Thurles).

South and West Divisions: Tuesday 5th April, at 4.15, in Golden.


South and West Divisions: Monday 4th April, at 4.15, in Golden.

North and Mid Divisions: Tuesday 5th April, at 4.15, in Durlas Óg (Thurles).


Please check out our new website: for the latest Under 11 and Under 13 Hurling/Camogie fixtures for 2011. You can also access the website to view Information regarding this year’s Primary Game Selection Process. I will, very shortly, be sending John Manley an email with all the referees in Tipperary, and their phone numbers. John will then email all the schools with the contacts, as promised at the AGM. I will also be emailing all the schools with the Timetable for County Final Day in Semple Stadium, very shortly, so keep an eye out for those emails. They will also be on our website. This year in Semple Stadium we will continue with the policy of mentors having to wear bibs on the sideline. There will only be 5 bibs per school, so the maximum amount of non-players any team can have on the sideline is 5. We will be increasing the amount of referees on County Finals days from 2 to 4. We will have 4 paid umpires for EACH game. We will be operating  the scoreboard in the Stadium as well, for each game. This year we have an increase from 17 to 26 County Finals over 2 days. It is a huge undertaking to run 26 County Finals over 2 days, so we would ask all schools to co-operate fully with us on all matters. We will be running all our Under 11 County Finals on the Thursday. This will be our “Under 11 Go Games Festival of Hurling/Camogie”. WE HOPE ALL THE SCHOOLS ENJOY OUR NEW UNDER 11 GAMES. There has been an incredible demand for this new Under 11 concept, with 82 teams entering this year’s Under 11 Hurling. This is compared to 51 last year (an increase in 31 schools in 12 months). The Under 11 Camogie has also increased from last year. Please note that the INTO Mini Sevens Hurling / Camogie Fixtures will be sent out very shortly, in a separate letter. It is vital that we embrace the Respect initiative, whereby all teachers and mentors lead by example and treat our referees with the upmost respect, regardless of ANY decision they make. It is vital that we, in Cumann na mBunscol, set the proper example so that the next generation will treat referees, and officials, with the respect they deserve. If we fail to do so we will have let down this generation of children. We must stop the current trend of verbally abusing referees, and questioning every single decision a referee makes. This needs to be done as a matter of urgency. If you have any queries regarding any Cumann na mBunscol issue please contact Aodan Wrenn on 0876578057 (mobile), or 0526135400 (school).


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


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.