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,
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;
A 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.
This should greatly reduce travelling costs and time out of school.
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, MenloCo-Ordinator:: Ann Keane Telephone: 091 849532
Roinn F (11 a side)
Group A: Ballymacward, Ballinasloe, Gael Scoil Riabhach, Ballinakill, Kilconnell, Gael Scoil na bhFilí
Group B: Boleybeg, Tuairini, Coldwood(Craughwell), Newcastle (Athenry), Tullykyne, Baile Nua, An Spidéal
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!
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