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posted 16 Sep 2011, 10:14 by Unknown user


Well done to our Reporters of the Week: Ciaran Connolly, 6th class, Leugh N.S., Thurles,

Peter Maher, Scoil Muire, Dún Chain, Joseph Fogarty, Scoil Muire, Dún Chain.


My Day at the All-Ireland Hurling Final By Ciaran Connolly, 6th class, Leugh N.S., Thurles.

I woke up at nine o’clock. Then I had a shower. I put on blue and gold facepaint, and had my breakfast. We left home around eleven o’clock, and we collected my uncle and my cousins. Then we drove up to the match. We parked in Penny’s Car park because my dad works there. Then we walked to Croke Park. I was ravenous by the time we got there so I bought myself a roll. When the Tipp team came out everybody was shouting and roaring including me. In the first half Tipp looked like they weren’t going to play well, and in the end we were as bad as I predicted. I was so disappointed at the end of the match. After the match we all met up at the car and drove home to Thurles. We stopped at the Pike (a fast-food restaurant) on the way home. We met a few people in the Pike that we knew. They thought the match was disappointing too. Then we dropped my cousins and my uncle to their house and then, after we dropped them home we went home and hit the sack.   


My Day in Croke Park By Peter Maher, Scoil Muire, Dún Chain

I arrived in Croke Park at around 1.15. I went into the stadium and sat down in my seat. The weather was bad but it didn’t dampen my spirit. The match started. There were two tall people in front of me so I couldn’t see much but I still saw a lot of the game. When the match was over I was really upset but the atmosphere was amazing. Kilkenny were just the better team on the day. I’m sure Kilkenny were delighted with the win. JJ Delaney was a deserved man of the match. Kilkenny will get their hopes up for next year but Tipperary will win it back.


My Day in Croke Park By Joseph Fogarty, Scoil Muire, Dún Chain

We left home at 10.00 O ’Clock and my hopes were high for Tipp. I was really excited about the match. When we got to Dublin it was around 12.30pm, we stopped at my uncle’s house for a while. We then went to the match and we were sitting in lower Cusack in the middle. I was disappointed at the end of the match, the better team won the match I’ll admit that but it was good just to be there. JJ Delaney got man of the match. The atmosphere was good at the match. After the match I went back to my uncle’s house and we got dinner there. We watched The Sunday Game but I couldn’t bear watching it. I was disappointed but I’m sure they’ll be back next year.      



All our football competitions will commence the school week ending Friday, September 23rd. All 2011 Football information for our forthcoming competitions can be viewed on our website: All schools are encouraged to send in their entry forms as soon as possible to: Aodan Wrenn, St. Michael’s N.S, Clerihan, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.


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.



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: 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 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:

·         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.



Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd. are the proud sponsors of the 2011 Cumann na mBunscol National Awards which will be held on Friday, 18 November 2011 in the Hogan Mezzanine Suite, Croke Park. This year there are eight categories: 1. Pat Trainor Hall of Fame Award, 2. School of the Year, 3. Publication of the Year, 4. Public Relations of the Year, 5. Best Games Promotion Initiative, 6. Respect Initiative Schools, 7. Scoil Maith Pilot Schools, 8. Assessors’ Merit Award. Terms of Nomination: Categories 2 – 5 are open to any school, county or provincial unit of Cumann na mBunscol. Entries to categories 2 -5 are also eligible for Category 8 which is the Assessors’ Merit Award. Any teacher, school, or unit of Cumann na mBunscol may nominate a serving or past member of Cumann na mBunscol for the Pat Trainor Hall of Fame Award in recognition of services to Cumann na mBunscol. School size will be a consideration in the Judging Process. Closing date for receipt of entries is Friday, 7 October 2011. 2011 Entries should be sent to: Bro. James Dormer, CBS Doon, Co Limerick. For more information and to download entry forms log on to



For match reports, fixtures and school GAA news and events, please email Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol PRO John Manley of Dualla NS at Website:

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