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Well done to this week’s Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Reporters of the Week Emma Carey and Orlaith Cleary Scoil Muire Dunkerrin. These girls beat off a lot of stiff competition from other young journalists this week. Comhghairdeas.




Name: Paul O Neill.

School: Ayle N.S.

Favourite Player: Eoin Kelly.

Favourite G.A.A. Moment: I like to go to matches with my Dad.   

Favourite Movie: Fantastic Four.


Name: Patrick Barry.

School: Ayle N.S.

Favourite player: Michael Cahill.

Favourite GAA moment: Winning the Cumann na mBunscol Under 13 final with our school.

Favourite movie: War Horse.


Name: Paddy Cadell

School: St. Colmcille's N.S Templemore

Favourite Player: Shane McGrath

Favourite G.A.A Moment: Winning County Title with J.K Brackens

Favourite Movie: Taken





My All Ireland Final Day at Croke Park by Emma Carey, Scoil Muire Dunkerrin

We left Roscrea at 09:00. We went with our cousins all nervous and hoping Eoin Kelly would lift the Liam Mc McCarthy for the second time in a row. As The Cats came into our journey, the Tipp team came with a Garda escort.  As we got into Dublin at 12:00, we were still hoping victory would be ours. We went into Fagan’s and got a lovely lunch.  We then went into Kennedys and we saw Brent Pope. Off we went to Croke Park. Daddy and I sat up in the upper tier of the Cusack Stand. Kilkenny needed to and were going to do anything to get their victory back. At throw in Tipperary just weren’t in it to win it.  A few good moments here and there, but surprise, surprise Kilkenny scored a goal, Tipp really needed a comeback.  And here came a brilliant long distance goal by Pa Burke.  It was a good match, tight, but then Eddie Brennan goes sprinting up the field and passes it up to the forwards and a goal.  Tommy Walsh hit the ref!!  The whistle was blown and it felt like a long journey home. JJ Delaney got man of the match.  My best player was Bonner Maher. I had a great day but it would have been better if the Liam McCarthy was coming home too.

My Favourite G.A.A Memory By Seán Madden 4th Class Leugh N.S.

It was a beautiful day, the morning I woke up on All-Ireland Sunday, 2010. When I sat down later, in front of the T.V., to watch the match, I could see that is was a good day up in Dublin also. The teams playing were Kilkenny, who had won the All-Ireland for the last four years, and also Tipperary who had lost the previous All-Ireland to Kilkenny. I was feeling very determined that Tipperary would win!

The match started evenly enough, and Tipperary were only a point ahead by half-time. In the second half, Kilkenny levelled the score but Tipperary were just too strong and the stopped the Cats winning the All-Ireland for the fifth year in a row. That match is the highlight of my G.A.A memories, and one of the best days of my life!

REFLECTION ON A DAY IN CROKE PARK by Orlaith Cleary, Scoil Muire, Dún Chairn

When I arrived at Croke Park the sun was shining it was a lovely day.  My heart was beating so fast, I was happy and nervous at the same time. I just could not wait. I held onto my ticket tightly and headed into Croke Park. I couldn’t believe it was my first ever All Ireland Senior Hurling Final.  I had a great seat right in front of Brendan Cummins.  When Tipperary came onto the pitch, I roared as loud as I could and waved my flag with pride.  The match started and Kilkenny were leading by five points but I knew Tipperary would come back.  Then Tipp scored a point and I cheered with delight.  The half time whistle blew and the teams went into the dressing rooms.  Soon they were back on the field and ready to play again.  In the second half, Tipperary came back at The Cats.  Pa Bourke scored a mighty goal and others scored some points.  With only two minutes left, all Tipp needed was a goal, but then The Cats scored their points and the full time whistle blew.  Tipp had lost and I was so disappointed but then I said to myself, there’s always next year!



All fixtures for the 2012 Hurling and Camogie Competitions in Under 11 and Under 13 Grades are now posted on the website. The fixtures have also been emailed to all schools. Best of luck to all

participating schools.





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. 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, sending the player who has shown the most improvement  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 He may only attend a trial in one code or the other. Same for camogie and ladies football. NB..  The Primary Game Selection days are as follows:


North Division Players: Thursday 15th March, at 4.15, in Cloughjordan.

Mid Division Players: Friday 16th March, at 4.15, in the Ragg.

West Division Players: Thursday 22nd March, at 4.15, in Golden.

South Division Players: Friday 23rd March at 4.30pm, in Moyle Rovers.

                          1 player per school.


ALL DIVISIONS: Wednesday 18th APRIL, at 4.15, in Dr. Morris Park (Thurles).

                          Schools may send 2 girls if they wish.


Mid Division Players: Monday 12th March, at 4.15, in Durlas Óg (Thurles).

South Division Players: Wednesday 14th March, at 4.15, in Ardfinnan.

West Division Players: Tuesday 20th March, at 4.15, in Golden.

North Division Players; Wednesday 21st March, at 4.15, in Borrisoleigh.

                                    1 player per school.


North and Mid Division Players: Tuesday 13th March, in Durlas Óg (Thurles), at 4.15.

South and West Division Players: Wednesday 14th March, in Golden, at 4.15.

                                 1 player per school.




Aodan Wrenn recently posted the Equipment Scheme Information Letters and order forms to all schools. If teachers wish to know more about specific coaching aids or equipment, please visit The Equipment Order Forms should be returned to Jerry McDonnell, 25 Ballingarrane, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary by February 24th at the very latest. Our Equipment Collection Evening will take place in Scoil Ailbhe, Thurles on Monday 12th March between 5.00p.m. and 8.00p.m.



The Annual Registration Fee of €30 is now due. Please forward a cheque to Jerry McDonnell, 25 Ballingarrane, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Any schools who fail to pay this fee are playing as unregistered schools and therefore should not be participating in Cumann na mBunscol Activities.



For any schools/teachers wishing to access Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol news and updates via Twitter, the Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol Twitter username is @TippCumanNamBun. The following link will enable you to follow us:!/TippCumanNamBun. We would encourage as many teachers and schools as possible to follow us as this will enable you to access information as soon as it becomes available. We thank all the teachers who have become followers of Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol on Twitter. We have got a good reaction from teachers and schools in recent weeks.  Our “follower base” is definitely rising! Míle buíochas.




For match reports, fixtures and school GAA news and events, please email Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol PRO John Manley of Dualla NS at Website: Ní neart go cur le chéile.