Schools' Scene

There are four national schools in Moycullen parish. As well as coaching support for hurling in the schools from Galway Coaching and Games, CIMC is providing direct coaching in each of the schools through Kenneth Clancy and the Roinn Na nGaeltachta supported Galway Coaching & Games coach Gearóid Ó'Flatharta.

The Club has also assisted the schools with transport to Baile Doite when needed but every effort is made to maximise the tome available by using the facilities in each school.  In recent years, coaching has been continuing in Caladh na Muc at the request of the school and this continues this term. A number of young players in Oughterard and Killanin play hurling with Moycullen.

Scoil Mhuire Máigh Cuilinn

Scoil Naomh Chólmain, Tuaríní

Scoil Baile Nua

Scoil Naomh Bríde, Tulach Cadhain

The major competition event for school children in the parish is the Fr Fitzgerald Cup, which is normally held on St Patrick's Day and is open to all national school children in the parish. In 2012 for the first time a competition was held for older children (3rd-6th class) and a parallel competition was held for 1st and 2nd classes.

Each school takes part in their relevant section in the county Cumann na mBunscoil competitions. Different sections exist with 7-a-side, 9-a-side and 11-a-side competitions relevant to the schools size and different grades based on the strenghth of hurling within the school,



Schools in Mágh Cuilinn prepare for competitions

posted 13 Mar 2013, 06:24 by Unknown user   [ updated 13 Mar 2013, 06:33 ]

Following the recent INTO Mini sevens event in Baile Doite our schools are getting ready for 13-a-side and 11-a-side competition in the Cumann na mBunscoil championship. Under the watchful eye of their teachers and CIMC Schools Coach, Kenneth Clancy, we wish all our schools teams every success although there can only be one winner between Tullykyne, Baile Nua and Tuairíní as they are all drawn together.

Calendar of Events

Round 1: To be played on or before 19/04/2013
Round 2: To be played on or before 03/05/2013
Round 3: To be played on or before 10/05/2013
Round 4: To be played on or before 17/05/2013

Play-offs to be played by 24/05/2013

Finals:  Wednesday 12th June, 2013
Venue:  Carrabane Pitch

Where a group has 6 teams: Split into two groups of 3 teams;
Day 1 Blitz:
Three teams come together and play a blitz in an agreed venue with the winning team proceeding to the third and final day blitz.

B  Day 2 Blitz:
The losing two teams from each of the first day Blitzes meet for the second Day Blitz.

C  Day 3 Blitz:
The two winning teams from Day 1 Blitz plus the first and second placed teams from Day 2 blitz come together for semi-final and final. The winning team goes through the Roinn final.

Duration of Games:  20 minutes per half.
N.B: In all blitzes when teams end up with the same number of points extra time should be played.
This should greatly reduce travelling costs and time out of school.

No Soloing



Roinn D (13 a side)

Group A: Gael Scoil Riada, Corrandulla N.S, Scoil Mhuire Mháigh Cuilinn, Baile na hAbhann, Scoil Iognaid,                           Indreabhan.
Co-Ordinator:  Micheál Dara De Paor  Telephone: 091850638

Group B: Aughrim, Creagh, G.S. Uí Cheithearnaigh, G.S. de hIde, Monivea, Menlo
Co-Ordinator:: Ann Keane   Telephone: 091 849532

Roinn F (11 a side)

Group A: Ballymacward,  Ballinasloe,  Gael Scoil Riabhach,  Ballinakill,  Kilconnell,  Gael Scoil na bhFilí
Co-Ordinator:  Pol Mag Lionnain Telephone: 087 6430207

Group B: Boleybeg, Tuairini, Coldwood(Craughwell), Newcastle (Athenry), Tullykyne, Baile Nua, An Spidéal
Co-Ordinator:  Damien O’Keeffe Telephone: 091 520983

Tullykyne complete historic win

posted 11 Mar 2013, 12:17 by Unknown user   [ updated 13 Mar 2013, 05:33 ]

The finals of a regional schools 7 a-side competition, organised by Cumann na mBunscoil took place in Baile Doite on Friday 8th March. All the Máigh Cuilinn schools competed along with Gaeilscoil Mhic Amhlaigh, Bushypark, Bearna and several others. After matches against Máigh Cuilinn, Bearna & Bushypark, Tullykyne met Baile Nua in the final and came out on top. We stand to be corrected but this is the first time Tullykyne school have come out on top in hurling.

Tullykyne came through a group featuring Scoil Mhuire, Bushypark and Bearna while Baile Nua had a tougher route in a 5 team group with Tuairíní, Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh, Boleybeg and St Patrick's, Market Street.

We don't have the full details of the team but we heard Cian Folan, Sophian Elehmer, Cian Deane and Evan Kenny were in the mix and of course principal, Chris O'Neill was doing his best Brian Cody impression.

Please tell us more!

Kenneth takes the baton from Morgan in Schools Coaching

posted 16 Oct 2012, 04:13 by Unknown user


It is several years since Cumann Iománaíocht Máigh Cuilinn instituted a coaching programme in the primary schools in Moycullen. The idea was to promote hurling in all of the feeder schools to Cumann Iománaíocht Máigh Cuilinn. It was
originally put in place during the term in the Chair of Jimmy Callaghan and at that timethe club was lucky enough to be able to avail o
f the experience and knowledge of Morgan Darcy Senior.















At the end of the 2011/2012 school term Morgan advised his intention to retire from the role. The club owes a gratitude to Morgan for the role he played for the best part of a decade and for all the young hurlers who have starred for both club and school in those years.

Having being prompted into action, the club has been re-evaluating the schools coaching. Having agreed the value of the investment, it was decided to look at ways improve things and at how more support might be obtained for the schools coach from both club and Galway Coaching and Games.


First and foremost came the task of finding a new Schools Coach.

The role required a person with formal GAA hurling training, Garda Vetted and Code of Best Practice completed. The person needed a genuine interest in the promotion of hurling, innovative ideas and coaching methods, previous experience coaching children,to be well organised and have a calm personality.

Luckily for club and schools, Kenneth Clancy ticked all the boxes and was willing and available. We are really pleased that Kenneth is on board and indeed working away already. Kenneth and our coaching officer, Frank Enright, have liaised with Galway Coaching And Games about new school coaching programs and they shown some innovation in working out effective ways to use each school site so valuable time and expense is not expended on travel. The schedule this term is;

Tuesday - Moycullen (assisted by Gearoid O Flatharta, Coaching & Games)
Wednesday - Baile Nua and Tooreeny  (assisted by Gearoid O Flatharta)
Friday - Tullykyne and Collinamuck

The Coaching Officer and the club will be doing its best to see that Kenneth gets the support he needs in terms of equipment and material. We wish him every success and the children great fun in the year ahead.

Scoil Mhuire campaign just falls short

posted 21 Jun 2012, 10:47 by Unknown user   [ updated 21 Jun 2012, 10:53 ]


Scoil Mhuire, Máigh Cuilinn met Portumna in the final of their Cumann na mBunscoil section on July 13th. The final took place in Kilconieron but despite the hard fought wins they had achieved in the semi-final and quarter-final, Portumna  proved too strong for our local lads. The team had a great campaign and well done to them and to their coaches for getting to the final.

Connacht & County Cups visit Tooreeny Schools

posted 2 Jan 2012, 07:15 by Unknown user

On the 22nd December, Management team Fergal Clancy and Brid Noone led group of our Senior players on a visit to both Montessori and National schools in Tooreeny. Players & past pupils Vincent Faherty, Niall Mannion, Eanna Noone, Matt Donohoe, Gary Bohan, John Faherty and Michéal Bohan from the succesful U15 team were all in attendance as was Juvenile Secretary, Maureen Bohan and some more mature past pupils including Club Chairman, Kenneth Fox, Jimmy Donohoe and Alan McDonagh. Morgan Darcy was also there and able to say hello to daughter prior to the second big visit of the day, that of Santa Claus.


Teachers Michelle O'Halloran and Orla Keeler get the Montessori class camera ready

3rd and 4th was just one of the classes visited.
They had a treat for their visitors when they showed their
excellent 15 min comedy drama short film about a missing goldfish.
Teacher/Producer Aileen Molloy is also pictured.

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