All the news from the Cumann na mBunscol this week.
A special word of congratulations to Tipperary Ladies Football Intermediate team who beat Fermanagh in Semple Stadium on Saturday last. They now proceed to the TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Intermediate Final on Sunday September 29th at 2.00pm. Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol wish them all the best in their upcoming match. Tiobraid Árann Abú! To mark this achievement Tipperary Ladies Football Association has decided to run a poster competition for all primary school children. The prize for the best poster is an All-Ireland Tipperary Ladies Football Jersey (the one that will be worn for the All-Ireland). Details will be emailed to all schools shortly.
FOOTBALL A.G.M. 2013
The Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Football AGM took place Thursday, 12th September, at 7p.m. in Hayes’ Hotel, Thurles. Secretary Aodán Wrenn gave his report to the delegates in attendance which included a reiteration of the non-competitive structure and ethos of the U-11 Football Go-Games model. Aodán’s compassion for this model was very evident and he actively invited schools to enter second teams in these competitions to bring participation in Football to as many as possible. Treasurer Jerry McDonnell gave his report on the solid financial position of Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol. This was then followed by Chairman Paddy Kelly’s address. A special word of thanks was mentioned for those who contributed to the great success of the hurling county finals in Semple Stadium in June of this year. Fixtures for the U-13 Football and Ladies Football preceded the conclusion of the meeting and these, along with minutes from the meeting, have been forwarded to schools by Secretary Aodán Wrenn.
TIPPERARY ALLIANZ CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Fixtures for this years U-13 Football and Ladies Football competition have been drawn up and finalised at the Football AGM on Thursday 12th September. These have been emailed to all schools by Secretary Aodán Wrenn. Schools are encouraged to adhere to the dates of play set out in the fixtures so that county finals can proceed on time. All schools are also reminded to text results of each match to the Secretary in a timely fashion. U-11 fixtures are yet to be finalised but will be emailed to schools in the coming weeks when confirmed. Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol would like to wish everyone an enjoyable campaign for the 2013 football season.
As the football season begins schools are reminded of the importance of mouthgaurds for all children participating in Cumann na mBunscol matches. All boys training for and playing Gaelic football must wear mouthguards at all times. Girls playing Ladies Football and training for Ladies Football are not obliged to wear mouthguards until the 1st of January 2014. However, girls playing football on boy’s teams will have to wear mouthguards from now.
REPORTER OF THE WEEK
Schools are reminded and encouraged to send news and updates of their progress in the football 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.
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://twitter.com/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. 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 564 followers.
CONTACT CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL
For match reports, fixtures and school G.A.A. News and events, please email Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol assistant P.R.O. (Football) Paudie Fahey, Clerihan N.S. at firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.cumannnambunscol.tipperary.gaa.ie/. Ní neart go cur le chéile.