Welcome to the Cumann na mBunscol, Gaillimh Website
Fáilte ar ais! It is great to finally be have our games back after a long break. This year our Cumann na mBunscol games will be run differently.
For the summer of 2022, schools have chosen to play non-competitive games just within their groups with NO FINALS. This will enable schools to have great flexibility as regards when games are to be played as there are no deadlines for Finals. Matches can be played up until the end of the school year and schools will be able to ensure that all their players get game-time.
Please click on the fixtures links to view the groupings for the 2022 season. We hope ye enjoy the games. Best of luck to all!
Cumann na mBunscol, Gaillimh is an organisation which works towards the promotion of Gaelic Games, Handball and Athletics, within Primary Schools throughout Galway city and county.
To date close on 200 schools have registered and affilitated with our organisation. This year almost 4,500 children will take part directly in Cumann na mBunscol activities in Co. Galway. This does not include those who also receive coaching and play Go Games at school. Primay schools competitions in Hurling, Football, Camogie, Girls Football, Handball and Athletics take place annually but we also run the INTO Mini Sevens in all four codes.
Athletics: Over 60 schools took part in our Cross Country Competitions in November. We are very grateful to Keith Joyce, Holy Trinity School, Mervue, and his coherts for organising the day.
Handball: Our thanks to Fearghas Mac Lochainn who runs the very successful Handball competitions annually. We now have 25 schools affiliated for handball this year.
Championship Finals 2020 (All in Ionad Peile na Gaillimhe)
Peil Buachaillí: 28th May 2020
Iománaíocht: 11th June 2020
Camógaíocht: 9th June 2020
Peil Cailíní: 26th May 2020
No Cancellations of Finals Allowed
I.N.T.O. Mini Sevens
Réamhbabhtaí @ 11:00am
No cancellations of finals allowed
No sport can exist today without the help of a sponsor and we are very lucky to have Allianz sponsorhip at National Level and Pat McDonagh of Supermacs at Local Level. Thank you to both, your generosity allows our native games to flourish.
To our co-ordinators, teachers, referees and children, we offer you our thanks for your co-operation during the year. We would particularly like to thank those teachers who gave proper example to their teams on behaviour towards referees and oppostion - teachers have a duty of care to show the best example to the children in their care.
Thanks to the Galway Football Board for use of their Centre in Lough George where we hold all our meetings. Special thanks to Tadhg Ã“ Conghaile, Des Sheerin, Joe Heneghan and Aoife O'Connell for their help during the year. We would also like to thank Joe Byrne and the Hurling Board for their continued support.
County Galway Coaching Committee
Each year the Coaching Committee provide coaching in school for children in Gaelic games. The presence of Gaelic Games Coaches in our schools is invaluable in assisting us in making Gaelic Games, the games of choice in our schools. Thanks to Damien Coleman and Tom McManus and their teams of coaches.
A special thanks to Stephen Glennon of the Connacht Tribune and Jim Carney of the Tuam Herald for their reporting of our games. Thanks to Ollie Turner, Galway Bay FM for his continuous support and promotion of Cumann na mBunscol, Gaillimh activities. Also thank you to MicheÃ¡l and Tony O'Hehir who take photographs at our finals.
All schools are indebted to those parents who drive school teams acoss the country. We are also indebted to parents who provide proper and suitable example to our players.