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Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Annual Report to Coiste na Mumhan By Aodan Wrenn, Secretary.

posted 28 Nov 2011, 11:13 by Unknown user

I am delighted to present Coiste na Mumhan with my Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol Annual Report, for 2011.

The 2011 Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol Annual General Meeting took place in Hayes’ Hotel, Thurles, on Monday 17th of January 2011, at 8.00 p.m. 


The Officer board of Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol, elected on the night, was as follows:


Hon. Life President: Paul Brett

President: Sean Horan


Chairperson: Patrick Kelly, Scoil Eoin Naofa, Roscrea.

Vice Chairman: Brian Boyle, Sacred Heart, Roscrea.

Secretary: Aodan Wrenn, St. Michael’s NS, Clerihan, Clonmel.

Treasurer: Jerry McDonnell, St. Oliver’s N.S, Clonmel.

PRO: John Manley, Dualla N.S.

Equipment Officer: Jerry McDonnell, St. Oliver’s.


Delegates to Coiste na Mumhan: Patrick Kelly and Aodan Wrenn.

Delegate to County Board: Jerry McDonnell

Delegate to County Bord na nOg: Aodan Wrenn


Delegate to Coaching and Games Committee: Donal McCarthy, Ballylooby N.S.

Delegate to Communications Committee: John Maley, Dualla N.S.

Delegate to Youth Committee: Marianne Anderson, Annacarty N.S.


Primary Game Officer: Donal McCarthy, Ballylooby N.S.

Handball Officer: Aodan Wrenn.


Cumann na mBunscol Committee: Labhaoise Cunningham (Gaelscoil Durlas Eile), Aodan Wrenn (Clerihan N.S), Mary Ryan (Upperchurch N.S), Liam O’Sullivan (Ardfinnan N.S).

Appeals Committee: Marian Anderson (Ardfinnan N.S), Liam Bergin (Tankerstown N.S), John Lalor (Rosegreen N.S), Margaret McCarthy (Bansha N.S), Pat O’Halloran, Tipperary CBS.


Primary Game Hurling Selectors: Aodan Wrenn, Pat Buckley, John Manley, Denis Kelly.

Primary Game Camogie Selectors: Donal McCarthy, Michael Corcoran, Tami Cullen.




Primary Game Football Selectors: Aodan Wrenn, Liam Sullivan, John Walsh, Kieran Healy.

Primary Game Ladies Football Selectors: Labhaoise Cunningham, Deirdre O’Connell, Ann Marie Landers, Katie Sweeney.


Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Contacts:




Chairman: Patrick Kelly.

School Address: Scoil Eoin Naofa, Roscrea, Co. Tiipperary.

Home Address: 14 Riverview, Capanilly, Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary.

School Phone Number: 0505-23903.

Mobile Phone Number: 087-0010458.

E-Mail Address:


Secretary: Aodan Wrenn,

School Address: St. Michael’s N.S, Clerihan, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Home Address: 44 Rockwood, Old Road, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

School Phone Number: 052-6135400.

Mobile Phone Number: 087-6578057.

E-Mail Address:


Treasurer and Equipment Officer: Jerry McDonnell.

Home Address: 25 Ballingarrane, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Home Phone Number: 052-21431.


P.R.O: John Manley.

School Address: Dualla N.S, Dualla, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

E-Mail Address:


This past year Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol has enjoyed great success as an organization.

From the 14th to 16th of February Cumann na mBunscol ran indoor hurling and camogie blitzes throughout the county. There were blitzes in all 4 divisions. Over 120 schools participated and each school got a plaque to keep. It was a fantastically successful venture for Cumann na mBunscol. All schools expressed their delight at the concept. I’d like to sincerely thank the GDAs who helped us run the tournaments. We will run these blitzes again in February 2013.


Cumann na mBunscol ran an extremely successful Hurling and Camogie Championship.

These Championships culminated on the 14th and 15th of June last, at Semple Stadium, for the Cumann na mBunscol County Finals.

We had two days of fantastic hurling and camogie, and very exciting Finals.

There were winner’s medals, and runners up medals, for all panel members of the teams competing in the Final. Everyone who took part really enjoyed their day out in the Cathedral of Hurling, Semple Stadium.


This year we changed the Under 11 Championships in accordance with the rule change about the implementation of Go Games from under 12 down. We set up competitions for schools to enter in Under 11, and created a competition for schools who wanted to enter two teams. The aim of this was to increase the number of children who get to play in all games. The rules were that all subs must be brought on at half time. Also we modified the rules of the Go Game Hurling matches. Players were not allowed solo the ball. They could tap it on their hurley, and then let it off. It made for very quick and exciting games. The number of schools competing in boys Under 11 hurling rose from 50 to 80. That’s an excellent increase. In Under 11 camogie it rose from 17 schools to over 40. That is a seriously good increase in the number of schools playing, and the number of children who get to play in all games. The competitions were run off as blitzes. When it came to the finals the under 11 matches were played on a smaller sized pitch in Semple Stadium with two matches going on at the same time. All schools expressed that they were very happy with the new Go Game model. There was less pressure on the children because the win at all costs mentality was absent.

When it came to the Finals all school mentors wore the Respect Initiative bibs on the sideline.

Thankfully, over 2 days of County Finals, everything went off very well thanks to the co-operation of the teachers, the schools, the GDAs, the TY Students who helped with the scoreboard and as umpires and linesmen, the Semple Stadium ground staff and the Cumann na mBunscol Officer Board.


The results of the County Hurling and Camogie Championship Finals for 2011 were:


Under 13 Hurling:

Roinn A: Holycross beat Scoil Ailbhe, Thurles.

Roinn B: Templemore beat Cashel

Roinn C: Loughmore beat Kilruane

Roinn D: Dunkerrin beat Mullinahone

Roinn E: Drom beat Carrig Nenagh

Roinn F: Ayle beat Kilbarron

Roinn G: Annacarty beat Rearcross

Roinn H: Gurtagarry beat Killea


Under 13 Camogie:

Roinn A: St. Marys Nenagh beat Ballina

Roinn B: Holycross beat Portroe

Roinn C: Drom beat Youghalarra

Roinn D: Carrig Nenagh beat New Inn GNS

Roinn E: Inch beat Thomastown



A DVD was produced, by Michael Trehy, Fethard, of all the finals, and this proved to be very popular among the many parents and schools who bought it.



The Primary Game was an astounding success, once again, in 2011.

With The Star on Sunday as sponsors, the Game just seems to grow in confidence.


Tipperary lined out boys and girls football teams, in Killarney, against Kerry on the 22nd  of May. The young Tipperary boys and girls footballers played with pride, determination and skill.


In Hurling, and Camogie, Tipperary had a great day out at Semple Stadium on May 29th  in the Munster quarter final. The hurlers and camogie players were magnificent.

There was another day out in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick, on Sunday the 12th of June, for two new teams of boys and girls who played against the primary game teams from Clare. Both  teams played fantastically well.

Finally on July 10th in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, on Munster Hurling Final day, Tipperary and Waterford did battle in the Munster Senior Final. The seniors ruthlessly put the Deise to the sword that day. At half time in the senior final the Tipperary and Waterford boys and girls played Primary Game hurling and camogie matches. Both teams once again played with skill and style to show that the future of Tipperary hurling is very bright indeed! All in all 33 boys represented Tipperary in Primary Game hurling in 2011, and 33 girls represented Tipperary in Primary Game camogie.

For all children it was their first time playing for mighty Tipperary and it is a day they will remember forever. All 66 children did themselves, their parents, their schools, their clubs and their county proud. Well done to each and every one of them!

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who pulled on that special Tipperary jersey this Summer for the first, but definitely not the last, time.

Sincere thanks to all the selectors who gave a huge commitment to the Primary Game, this year. Your efforts are hugely appreciated.


Cumann na mBunscol held their Football AGM on Wednesday 14th September 2011, in Hayes’ Hotel.

The football Championship was very exciting, producing some excellent matches.

Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol will hold their County Football Finals on Friday 18th November at 3 different venues throughout the County – Moyle Rovers, Clonmel Commercials and The Ragg.

The results will be published in next year’s AGM booklet as this report has been written before the finals have been completed.


Last year I stated that the 2010 results would be in this report, and here they are:


Under 13 Boys Football:

Roinn A: St. Marys CBS Clonmel beat Templemore

Roinn B: Ballyporeen beat Gael. Durlas

Roinn C: Cashel beat Loughmore

Roinn D: Clerihan beat Two Mile Borris

Roinn E: Drom beat Rathkeevin

Roinn F: Mullinahone beat Tankerstown

Roinn G1: Moyglass beat Ayle

Roinn G2: Slieveardagh beat Ballyneale

Roinn H: Kilcash beat Kilvemnon


Under 11 Boys Football:

Roinn A: Scoil Ailbhe beat St. Peter and Pauls, Clonmel

Roinn B: Two Mile Borris beat Cahir BNS

Roinn C: Moyglass beat Ballyporeen

Roinn D: Ballytarsna beat Ballylooby


Under 13 Ladies Football:

Roinn A: Sister’s of Charity, Clonmel beat St. Joseph’s Templemore

Roinn B: Ballylooby beat Grange

Roinn C: Upperchurch beat Rathkeevin

Roinn D: Kilross beat Rosegreen



Under 11 Ladies Football:

Roinn A: Mount Bruis beat Sisters of Charity Clonmel

Roinn B: Ballyporeen beat Our Lady’s Cahir

Roinn C: Gaelscoil Durlas beat Ballylooby

Roinn D: Boherlahan beat Clerihan


Weekly coverage of Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol fixtures, matches, results and the now famous Cumann na mBunscol ‘Player of the Week’ can be found on our web-site.


They can also be found in the Sports Section of the following Newspapers:

South Tipp Today

Tipperary Star Newspaper

The Nationalist

The Nenagh Guardian

The Tipperary Voice.

The Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol article, and Player of the Week segment, runs 52 weeks a year. Yes that right even during the school holidays.

News updates from Cumann na mBunscol are also on the airwaves, on:

Paddy Finucane’s GAA Preview Show, on Tipp FM, ON Saturdays from 5 pm to 6 pm.

Lina Ryan’s Sports Round Up, on Tipp Mid West Radio, on Saturdays from 6.30 pm to

7 pm.

All information on Cumann na mBunscol related matters can be checked out on the website and John Manley’s weekly column in all Tipperary Newspapers.


Equipment Scheme

Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol has operated a very successful equipment scheme over the past twenty years. It is open to all schools in Tipperary. There is an equipment night organized by Gerry McDonnell where schools come to order their equipment for the year. Approximately 1,400 helmets and 2,000 hurleys are subsidized annually. The volume of the equipment subsidized and distributed by Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol is the highest in the Country, North or South.

A full range of equipment useful to coaching within schools is offered, with an updated list becoming available each year.

Cumann na mBunscol Tiobrad Arann is grateful to the County Board for the 11,000 euro grant it gets from them, and also to the Croke Park Helmet and Hurley Sheme, for the 14,000 euro we receive from them.

Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol has also linked with the County Supporters Club and this has set up a new way for young people to join, with Free Junior Membership.


I would like to thank all the teachers in Tipperary for all their great work and co-operation over the past year.


I would like to sincerely thank Dinny Maher, the Games Promotion Manager, and the GDAs Andy Ryan, John Cummins, Tadhg O’Connor and Kevin Halley who greatly helped us throughout the year particularly with our County Finals days, our Under 11 blitzes and our Indoor Hurling and Camogie tournaments last January. I would like to personally thank Andy Ryan for being of such great assistance on County Finals days. He provided us with TY students who worked for 2 long days as umpires, linemen and score board operators. They really helped us ensure everything went off very smoothly.

We look forward to working with and co-operating with the GDAs, and Dinny Maher, over the next 12 months.


Also a big thanks to referees, umpires, linesmen, caretakers and everyone who ensured the smooth running of our games throughout the whole year.

Thanks to the teachers who acted as co-ordinators of the Championship groups, and also those who very importantly organized blitzes.

I want to sincerely thank the Selectors of the Primary Game who gave huge commitment to this excellent event.

The teachers in question gave an awful lot of their time to ensure the children had a ‘day out’ they will never forget. Cumann na mBunscol is hugely appreciative of the efforts of those teachers.

Well done to ALL the boys and girls who played with such pride, skill and determination every time they pulled on their school jersey, over the past 12 months.


Sincere thanks to Coiste na Mumhan for all their wonderful assistance.


Also we would like to say a big thanks to Cumann na mBunscol Sponsors Allianz for all their generous sponsorship over the years. We greatly appreciate everything they have done for us.


The Tipperary County Board hass been of wonderful assistance to us over the years and we want to thank them sincerely for all the help and support they have given us.


Bhi bliain iontach aris, ag Cumann na mBunscol Thiobrad Arann, i 2011, agus taimid go leir ag tsnuth go mor le 2012.


I wish to thank Coiste na Mumhan for all it’s support to Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol. We greatly appreciate your assistance and help.

Congratulations to Runai Brother Dormer, and everyone in Coiste na Mumhan, on another very successful year.


Happy new year to you all.


Aodan Wrenn.



Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol.