S.N. Réalt na Mara, Rosses Point, Co. Sligo, Ireland.

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Gaelic Games: Cumann na nBunscol

History of Cumann na mBunscol

Cumann na mBunscol was set up in 1971 when a group of teachers met after the annual Corn na Cásca match between Dublin and Limerick primary schools. They decided to approach some other interested teachers and a meeting was arranged for New Year's Day, 1971 in Limerick. They decided to explore the possibility of setting up a national body to promote Gaelic games in primary schools. They decided to call the organisation Bord Eadar Cathrach na mBunscol. Later other areas were to join. So the areas involved in the Cumann na mBunscol Gaelic competition were Dublin, Cork, Thurles, Limerick, Waterford, Kilkenny, Clare, Dundalk, Sligo and Drogheda.

Our school's involvement in Cumann na mBunscol

Réalt na Mara enters 2 Gaelic football competitions every year. We enter the Cumann na mBunscol football competition which has a panel of no more than 18 including subs and the Mini-7's football competition which has a 10 man panel including 3 subs.

Our sports strip is amber and black. We held a competition to design a new strip for our school.The kit was designed by Lorcan Long, when he was in 4th class in 2007. The kits were manufactured by Azzuri and were sponsored by DNG Flanagan Ford.

We are also learning to play hurling. Mr. Benny Kenny, Hurling Development Officer with Sligo County Board comes to our school to teach us the skills of hurling. It is a fast, exciting game and it is one of the oldest games in the world. The photo below shows 5th and 6th practising their hurling skills.

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