Tipperary Allianz Cumann Na mBunscol Report 7th March

By John Manley


All Equipment Order Forms are available on our website. All items of equipment ordered and paid for, must be collected in Scoil Ailbhe Primary School, Thurles, between 5.00pm and 8.00pm on Friday. 11th March, 2016. All equipment must be collected on the day. Please ensure somebody from your school community collects the equipment in the event that staff is unavailable to collect the equipment on the day.



Sincere thanks to all of the teachers who were present at our AGM in Hayes’ Hotel Thurles last Monday night.


Gary Quirke aged 11 is a 5th class pupil in Mount Bruis N.S. and plays U12 and U14 with his club Lattin-Cullen/Aherlow. A bit of an all-rounder Gary plays at midfield and full-forward in hurling while in football he plays at half-back and also midfield taking the frees in both codes. His club Lattin-Cullen/Aherlow hold a memorial blitz each year in memory of his late brother Alan and this year Lattin Cullen/Aherlow won the blitz with Gary captaining his side. Some of his favourite Tipperary players include John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer, Pádraic Maher and Séamus Callanan and Gary is delighted that he has been chosen as the Tipperary Supporters Club Mascot on Sunday. Congratulation Gary on being the Tipperary mascot and we hope you and your family have a great day.


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.


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 Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol PRO John Manley Dualla NS at  pro.cnmb.tipperary@gaa.ie or Aodán Wrenn, aodanwrenn@gmail.com, to be added to the contact listings.


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.


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 1182 followers.


For match reports, fixtures and school G.A.A. News and events, please email Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol PRO John Manley Dualla NS at  pro.cnmb.tipperary@gaa.ie