LAUNCH OF PRIMARY GO GAMES 2013
Championship day in Munster, hurling or football, would not be complete without The Primary Go Games exhibition games provided by boys and girls from the competing counties. Two games with eleven players per team, one for boys and one for girls will take place on the day of each Munster Senior Championship clash. Games will be played at half-time during the senior match. This year’s Primary Go Games will see over 400 boys and girls from all the counties of Munster line out in their county colours at Semple Stadium, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds and other venues throughout the province. Played at half-time during Munster Championship games, The Primary Go Games give sports-mad boys and girls the opportunity to wear their county jersey on Big Match Day, sharing the spotlight with their heroes on their “Field of Dreams” in front of huge crowds of supporters. Many children who made their inter-county bow in the Primary Game have gone on to greater things: Tipperary star Noel McGrath first wore the blue and gold of the Premier County in the Primary Game. Declan O Sullivan who led the Kingdom to claim the Sam Maguire in 2006 and 2007 made his inter-county bow in the Primary Game. Paudie O Sullivan of Cork, who recently sustained a serious injury in a club game, played in the Primary Game as a Sixth Class student of Cloyne NS. “The emphasis in Go Games is on participation, enjoyment and developing skill,” says Robert Frost, Chairman of the Munster Council, who sponsor the Primary Go Games series. This financial commitment is evidence of the importance the Council places in promoting Gaelic Games among young players. Joe Lyons, Chairman of Munster Cumann na mBunscol emphasised the importance of the games: “This year’s Primary Go Games promises to be very exciting for all the children. Innovative ideas such as this are the lifeblood of our games.” The launch of the 2013 Primary Go Games took place on Tuesday May 7th at Áras Mumhan. Newcastle, Castletroy, Limerick. Limerick camogie player Niamh Mulcahy, who played in the Primary Game in 2001,attended along with her Limerick team-mate Katie Campbell. Limerick footballer Ian Ryan and Limerick hurler James Ryan also attended. Darach Honan and Shane Golden from Clare were joined by Tipperary hurler Paddy Stapleton. Ladies football was not neglected as Edel Murphy of Kerry and Limerick ladies footballer Emma McGuire were present to help launch the event.
TIPPERARY PRIMARY SCHOOLS HURLING AND FOOTBALL COUNTY SKILLS FINAL DAY
The Tipperary Primary Schools Hurling and Football County Skills Final Day will take place in Dr Morris Park on Friday 24th May at 10.30 am. Schools can enter one team in hurling (3 players) and one team in football (3 different players) or alternatively just one team. Both skills competitions will run side by side at the same time. Winning school in both codes will receive a prize. They will also represent Tipperary in the Munster Primary Schools Skills Competition. If your school wishes to enter, an application must be made to Kevin Hally firstname.lastname@example.org or Andy Ryan email@example.com by e-mail as soon as possible. A list of skill tests will then be sent to your school so players can practice. Please state if it is Hurling or Football you wish to enter or both codes. Teams can be all boys, all girls or mixed.
COUNTY COLOURS DAY
A County Colours Day was held in schools throughout the county on Friday, May 10th to promote the arrival of the Munster Championships. If any of your schools took photos on the day please email them to Ger Ryan Tipperary PRO at firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 ALLIANZ CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL ‘YOUNG REPORTERS’ COMPETITION
Calling all budding young Sports Reporters! Would you like to see your name in print?
We are looking for articles or accounts about Cumann na mBunscol activities in your school. Could you write a short report on a school match, training tips, humorous stories or other interesting material with a Cumann na mBunscol link? It could be about Hurling, Football, or Athletics. A special “Reporter of the Week” link has been added to our website: http://www.cumannnambunscol.tipperary.gaa.ie/. I would encourage all teachers to have writing competitions and to pick a winning entry and submit it to Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol PRO John Manley of Dualla NS at email@example.com. I will then attempt to pick a winning entry. The pupil’s match report will then appear in the “Reporter of the Week” section of our website and the winner’s name will also be announced on Tipp FM. The following criteria should be adhered to:
· Entry is to be typed and emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Capital Letters should be used for each name in the title.
· Font Style: Verdana Size: 10
· It must be formatted and spell checked. There must be a space after full stops and commas.
· Report should have a title: e.g. “ UNFORGETTABLE SCENES AS FORMER PUPILS BRING ALL IRELAND MINOR CUP TO CASHEL BNS”
· Match Report should contain Score, Venue, Referee’s Name and Teamlist(s) where possible.
· Praise should be given to both teams.
· No paragraphs.
· It should be proof-read and checked for grammatical errors.
· It should be no longer than two hundred words.
· Pupil’s name, school, teacher and class should accompany entry. It must be emailed by your teacher, school principal or school secretary.
U11 HURLING & CAMOGIE COMPETITIONS
All our Under 11 Hurling and Camogie fixtures are available to download from the website.
COUNTY HURLING FINALS
Our County Finals in Hurling and Camogie will take place in Semple Stadium over two days on Thursday/Friday June 6th/7th. Best wishes to all schools in their quest to reach the final.
2013 REGISTRATION FEE
Please send on your €30.00 annual registration fee for 2013 with your order to Jerry McDonnell, 25 Ballingarrane, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. To participate in playing activities and/or the equipment scheme the €30.00 registration must be paid. This is an annual fee which registers a school for a calendar year
CONTACT CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL
For match reports, fixtures and school GAA news and events, please email Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol PRO John Manley of Dualla NS at email@example.com. Website: http://www.cumannnambunscol.tipperary.gaa.ie/. Ní neart go cur le chéile.
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