Boys and Girls Indoor Football Blitz, an Ever Popular Event


Day 1 of Allianz Cumann na mBunscol’s (North-East) Indoor Blitz for 3rd & 4th class girls and boys took place in Shoreline, Greystones on Thursday 16th January.  An ever popular event over the 3 days, Day 1 consisted of 5 schools taking part: Moneystown NS Roundwood, St. Peter’s Little Bray, Greystones Community School, Kilcoole NS and St.Fergal’s Ballywatrim Bray.  The morning session saw Moneystown NS, St.Peter’s and Greystones CS display their skills. Although some of the children were new to the sport of Gaelic Football they adapted quite quickly to show off what they’ve learned thus far to demonstrate some great teamwork and well taken scores in both the boys and girls tournaments.

The afternoon session saw the boys and girls of Kilcoole NS participate along with 4 teams from St. Fergal’s. As with the morning session the players from both schools displayed a wide array of skills and gave a demonstration of hand passing to advance quickly up the pitch. Comhgairdeachas daoibh go léir!

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol would like to thank the recently qualified Young Whistlers who demonstrated a great understanding of the rules as well as an understanding of the playing abilities of their respective players. Finally, a big ‘míle buíochas’ to the schools’ coaches who facilitated this event: Paddy Mullan, Claire Frawley, Gary McGillycuddy, Eamonn Hughes & Oliver O’Brien.

We look forward to Day 2 on the 23rd January with Gaelscoil Uí Cheadaigh Brí Chulann, St. Patrick’s Wicklow Town, Scoil Chulann Brí Chulann, Scoil na Coroine Mhuire Ashford, Nun’s Cross Ashford and Greystones Educate Together taking part; as well as Day 3 on the 30th January with St. Laurence’s Greystones, St. Brigid’s Greystones, Ravenswell NS Bray, St. Laurence O’Toole’s NS Roundwood, St. Cronan’s Bray, Netownmountkennedy Primary and Greystones Educate Together NS again participating.