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GAA

  The playing of our national games is of paramount importance to all at Scoil Chaoimhín Naofa.  Closely linked with both Laragh Gaelic Football Club and Avondale Hurling Club the school aims to ensure that each student has the experience of top class coaching and regular competition in an enjoyable, positive environment which not only focuses on the physical and sporting development of the child but also teaches teamwork, leadership and the life long camaraderie that is gaining from playing these games.  The school aims to ensure that each child will be enabled to:      
  • Learn new skillsCeim button logo
  • Make friends
  • See new places – and have new experiences
  • To be part of a team
  • For the competitive challenge/winning
  • Improve their self worth
  • To have fun
  The school is under the tutelage of Cumann na mBunscol Cill Mhantáin and plays host to numerous coaching sessions throughout the year.  This year we have been lucky to have been trained by professional coaches from the Wicklow games development section in the county.   Cumann na mBunscol Cill Mhantáin is the organisation of primary school teachers in Co. Wicklow who are committed to the promotion and development of Gaelic games within the county. Hurling and camogie, both indoor and outdoor, are promoted as are boys' and girls' football. Athletics are also promoted. During the championship season Cumann na mBunscol promotes the INTO Mini-Sevens where pupils get the opportunity to participate in an exhibition match in front of a full Croke Park.               Games are organised on a county wide basis with the following are the key underpinning principles them:
  • All participants play in the full game.header-logo
  • Participant needs are catered for, where possible, on the basis of two year age cohorts i.e. U.7, U.9 & U.11 in a manner consistent with the ethos of Go Games.
  • Activities are structured in a manner which optimises the level of fun, friendship, fair play and achievement derived by participants.
  • Participants train and play in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment where they are encouraged to risk error, to learn and to derive maximum enjoyment from their involvement.
  • Players master the basic skills of Hurling and Gaelic Football and experience the sense of accomplishment, which derives from acquiring playing proficiency on the left and right hand side of the body.
  • Everybody involved in Go Games, whether as players, parents/guardians, spectators, mentors, teachers, officials etc., should adhere to the key underpinning principles and give expression to the GAA ‘Give Respect, Get Respect’ initiative.
Runners Up In Division 3 of the County. (The highest ranked school of our size by a mile!)