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posted 18 Jan 2015, 11:05 by Birt Noe

Our annual equipment night takes place in Scoil Ailbhe Primary School, Thurles, between 5.00pm and 8.00pm on Friday. 20th March, 2015. All information and order forms can be downloaded on our website. Please return your order forms on or before Friday, 6th March, 2015 to our Treasurer Jerry McDonnell 25 Ballingarrane, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Please also forward Jerry your € 30.00 annual registration fee for 2015 with your order. To participate in playing activities and/or the equipment scheme the € 30.00 registration must be paid. Please give a separate € 30.00 cheque for registration.



1.     Ensure that the club has a dedicated School Liaison Officer (SLO). The SLO should be selected after considering availability to visit the school during school hours and communication skills. (If there is a club member teaching in the school he/she should not be asked to be SLO)

2.     The SLO and club Chairperson could arrange to meet the principal and teacher with responsibility for sport/games.

3.     Agree points of contact for club and school.

4.     Outline the club’s work at underage as well as the Go Games Programme which promotes participation for all children.

5.     Establish what support the school requires in terms of:
a) Equipment and gear
b) Facilities
c) Coaching assistance in the school setting
d) Support for Cumann na mBunscol activities
e) Assistance with organising Go Games Blitzes
f) Support for after school activities e.g. homework clubs
g) Information about coaching courses
h) Club membership for staff

6.     Formalise arrangements regarding mutual use of each other’s facilities.

7.     Establish (and keep up to date) a GAA notice-board in the school with information on Club Blitzes, GAA Cúl Camps, Cumann na mBunscol activities etc.

8.     Provide a calendar of club events e.g. registration days, Go Games Blitzes etc. and keep up to date with school events.

9.     Liaise with the County Games Manager and the school to keep up to date with school initiatives including the GAA Céim ar Aghaidh Education Resource, GAA Fun Do Coaching Pack, Cúl4kidz magazine and the Schools Coaching programme.

10.   Circulate a club newsletter to the school children to encourage them to become involved in the club.

11.   Host schools Go-Games blitz at the club pitch and hold a follow up event on a Saturday or Sunday morning.

12.   Build on the new partnership; both the club and school could link together on new projects and schemes that will encourage children to Play and Stay with the GAA.




If you or a colleague would like to be added to the contact list for updates on Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol activities please contact John Manley, or Aodan Wrenn,, to be added to our mailing list.



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. 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.



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: https. 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 great reaction from teachers and schools in recent months. We now have 882 followers.



For match reports, fixtures and school G.A.A. News and events, please email Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol P.R.O. John Manley

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John Manley

Dualla NS

PRO Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol