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posted 8 May 2016, 13:10 by Birt Noe
On the Road to Semple! By Luke Ormond, Ciarán McCormack and Mikie Ryan

On Thursday the 21st of April St. Colmcille’s under 13 hurlers left the school at about11:30 to go up to the G.A.A pitch in the Templemore park. We arrived at about 11:40and went straight into the dressing room to tog out.We ran out onto the pitch to get a good warm-up in. After about ten minutes Nenagh arrived onto the pitch to do their warm-up. Then a few minutes later the referee Seanie Everard arrived. Seanie blew the whistle to call for the captains to come up for the toss. Aidan Prout went up for the toss for us. We played down towards the pitch and putt course in the first-half.The match was on before we knew it. We got off to a good start with Ciarán McCormack lobbing in a high ball into the square. It broke down to the end of Mikie Ryan’s hurley and he finished it into the back of net to put Colmcille’s a goal ahead. We were getting on top of Nenagh with David Higgins, Ciarán McCormack, Luke Ormond, Mikey Delaney and Brian Quinn knocking over a few great points. Our backs and our goalie were kept busy keeping the ball out. We were playing well and by half-time we were winning well. Mr. Doyle, Mr. Kelly and Mr. Healy gave us a good team talk. We went out onto the pitch to start the second-half. David Quinn, Aidan Prout and Eoin Kelly were brought on in the second-half. A few minutes into the second-half Eoin Kelly scored a cracker of a goal to put Colmcille’s well ahead. Throughout the game our forwards kept the scoreboard ticking. Late in the second-half Nenagh got two goals but it wasn’t enough to get ahead of Colmcille’s. Seanie blew the final whistle and the match was over. The final score was 3:11 to 2:2 to St.Colmcilles. After the match there was a 10 minute exhibition game for the younger players. Nenagh beat Colmcille’s in that match. It was a great performance by the whole panel. We are hoping now to continue our good form against Scoil Ailbhe on Friday the 29th of April. #HONCOLMCILLE’S.


On Thursday, April 28th the pupils and staff of Rang 3 - 6 Dualla NS Cashel travelled to Croke Park as guests of the GAA for winning the 'Small School of the Year' category at the 2016 National Cumann na mBunscol Awards. On arrival we were greeted by Tipperary man & Croke Park representative Gerry O'Meara. The Cúl Heroes mascots were also on hand to give out a packet of GAA player trading cards to each child. The children also got a lovely surprise when Kilkenny hurler TJ Reid and Dublin footballer James McCarthy stood in for a group photograph with them. We were then treated to an 'all access' stadium tour which was superbly facilitated by our excellent tour guide Christy. The day concluded with lunch in a private box with GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghaíl. Aogán mixed freely with all the children from Dualla NS & Kilcoole NS, Wicklow. It was a fitting end to a memorable day


A GAA summer course for primary teachers will take place in Dr. Morris Park Thurles from July 5th – 7th. The course combines three days face to face with 8 hours of accessing online content. Contact for more information.




A registration fee of €30.00 is now due from all schools. This fee entitles schools to participate in all Cumann na mBunscol activities during 2016. Please note the fee covers your school’s activities for a calendar year. Please forward a cheque for €30.00 to our Treasurer Jerry McDonnell, 25 Ballingarrane, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. This is a once off annual payment which will enable your school to participate in Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol activities in 2016.



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Schools are reminded and encouraged to send news and updates of their progress in the hurling championships for the coming season. Reports can be a great writing topic for the classroom and are an opportunity for children to see their work published for a wider audience. In the pre-season championship build-up children could be given the chance to tell about their own training regiments and tips for the coming championship. A Reporter of the Week will be chosen and their work included in the weekly report. Please ensure all reports are a single paragraph in Verdana 10 type. All submissions should be proof-read by the teacher before submission.



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