INTO Skills Challenge Dates and Information


The annual Cumann na mBunscol Wicklow Skills competition will take place in regional venues on the week beginning April 8th.

·         North/East Skills Competition - Tuesday April 9th in Bray Emmets.

·         South Skills Competition – Wednesday April 10th in Ballinakill.

·         West Skills Competition – Thursday April 11th in Blessington.

o   Boys Football and Hurling Skills Test @10:30am

o   Girls Football and Camogie Skills Test @12:00pm

·         County Final in Ballinakill – Wednesday April 17th

*Please note – any teachers in attendance will be required to assist in the marking of tests.

Skills Test Enrollment Form (now online ONLY – please see link below)

Please fill out the online Google Form by Friday 22nd March when enrolling players into the Skills Test competition. This helps the GDAs organise the smooth running of events as it provides them with key details in terms of names, numbers etc in advance.

Age Restrictions

Please take particular notice of the age restriction regarding this event. Note that the age limit has changed and is now the same for all schools regardless of enrolment numbers.

                     Participants must be Born on or after January 1st 2012

 Each school is permitted to send 2 representatives per code to compete in

·       Gaelic Football (boys)
·       Gaelic Football (girls)
·       Hurling
·       Camogie

Each pupil will only be permitted to compete in one code.

If a child has represented Wicklow in Croke Park previously in any code they cannot take part at any level of the skills test again e.g. regional skills day etc.

The top 2 pupils in each code from each area will be invited to compete in the County Skill Tests scheduled for Wednesday April 17th in Wicklow GAA Centre of Excellence, Ballinakill.

The top performing pupils in the County Skills tests will have the opportunity to represent their school and county during the half-time of selected All Ireland Series games during the summer.

It is encouraged that each school host their own internal tests to aid selection of their representatives before forwarding them to the regional skill tests.