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ALLIANZ CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL REPORT OCTOBER 17TH

posted 13 Oct 2011, 10:20 by Unknown user

AGLISH NS OVERCOME BALLINACLOUGH NS IN ‘NORTH TIPP’ CLASSIC

Traditionally, meetings between Aglish and Ballinaclough national schools have always served up very exciting and skilful matches. Their football clash on September 23rd last again upheld this trend. The nicely manicured terrain of McDonagh Park, Nenagh hosted this competitive opening round fixture. Weather conditions were beneficial to a positive and open style of football. If underfoot football conditions were mirrored in racing terms, then “good to firm” would be an appropriate description.  Interestingly both the skill and commitment levels could also be described as being similar. From the onset it was clear that both sides meant serious business. It has to be noted that referee, Mr Christy McLoughlin, did a great job in keeping a nice flow to the game. ( One in fact could be forgiven for thinking that maybe Christy had served his refereeing apprenticeship under the guidance of Mr Cody in some of those infamous training session matches around the hurling fields of Kilkenny). Both sets of defences foraged and tackled to good effect, and as a result, both sets of forwards worked hard for scores. This trend continued from the start of the first half right through to the final whistle. When half time arrived Ballinaclough found themselves ahead by a margin of 4 points. Ballinaclough were best served in the first half by Ellen Maher in defence and Shane Steed at midfield while Cein Fitzpatrick proved a constant thorn in the Aglish defensive sides. Eoghan Slevin, Catherine Tighe, Kevin Harding and Conor Gavin were Aglish’s finest during this period also. The second half produced many fine passages of play and opportunist score taking. Both sets of parents and supporters were treated to impressive spells of team and combination plays. It was only mid way through the second half that Aglish began to take an upper-hand on the morning’s proceedings. Substitute Conor Ryan showed great awareness, skill and maturity when dispatching a rocket to the Ballinaclough net. This goal gave Aglish a 6 point cushion and now Stephen Gavin, Dean Harding and Jack Darcy began to dominate. With 5 minutes remaining on the clock, Ballinaclough threw everything at the Aglish defence. Ballinclough players, Cathal Delaney, Ciara Dwan, Darragh Nolan and Diarmuid Fitzpatrick  all stepped up to the mark and showed great heart to narrow the gap to 3 points with 2 minutes remaining. A fine save from Kevin Harding late in injury time ensured that Aglish emerged as victors on this occasion on a scoreline of 4 -6 to 4 -3. Both sets of panels must be praised on the sportsmanship and respect they displayed both on and off the field. Again there was only a kick of a ball” idir na foirne” and we will wait with great expectation and excitement for the return leg after Christmas. Both panels will again do battle for the spoils, but next time however it will be fought over the small ball. (We hope Christy will refrain from visiting Cody country between now and then!)       

 

TIPPERARY ALLIANZ CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL REPORTER OF THE WEEK

PETER WALL 4TH CLASS LEUGH NS

 

MINOR CUP VISITS LEUGH NS BY PETER WALL 4TH CLASS LEUGH NS

This year in the Minor All-Ireland Football Final, the Tipperary Minor team beat Dublin. It was a great achievement for the county. There was a past pupil from Leugh NS on the Minor panel, his name is Daragh Butler. Two days after the All-Ireland, Daragh and a few other players came to the school, and they brought the cup with them. I had no idea Daragh was coming with the cup until I came to school that day. It was eleven’ o’clock when our teacher told us that Daragh was coming. It was very exciting. We could not wait! My two brothers and I got our picture taken with Daragh and the cup. It was very cool.

 

 

 

FOOTBALL COMPETITIONS & REPORTING

Our football competitions have now begun in earnest. We are encouraging all schools and any “budding journalists” to send in match reports from their upcoming games. We would love to receive reports from schools on all you do to promote Gaelic Games within your school. We would encourage all schools to get their senior pupils to submit reports for our weekly match report competition. Schools could get pupils to write about a special GAA event taking place in their school e.g. The Tipp Minor Footballers Visiting With The Cup, Medal Presentation for School Leagues, School Player of the Year Article, etc. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

TWITTER

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: http://twitter.com/#!/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.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION RE: ALLIANZ CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL MATCH REPORT COMPETITION

For the 2011/2012 School Year, Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol will be running a “Reporter of the Week” competition. A special “Reporter of the Week” link has been added to our website: http://www.cumannnambunscol.tipperary.gaa.ie/. The success of this competition is very much dependant on the response we get from the children in schools. 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 pro.cnmb.tipperary@gaa.ie. 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: pro.cnmb.tipperary@gaa.ie

· 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.

· Match Report should have a title: e.g. “O’ Sullivan The Hero In Historic Victory For TIPPERARY C.B.S. “

· 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 200 words.

· Pupil’s name, school, teacher and class should accompany entry. It must be emailed by your teacher, school principal or school secretary.

 

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 pro.cnmb.tipperary@gaa.ie. Website: http://www.cumannnambunscol.tipperary.gaa.ie/. Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí.

 

 

 

 

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