Category Archives: Information


Munster FAI Primary 5s Champions 2024

Munster FAI Primary 5s Champions – Gurrane National School

Gurrane National School emerged victorious in the FAI Primary 5s tournament that took place on May 15th in Cahir Park, Tipperary. Showcasing exceptional skill, teamwork, and determination throughout the competition. Here’s a recap of their remarkable journey to the title.

First Round: Gurrane National School vs. St Senan’s National School, Limerick

Gurrane kicked off their campaign with a convincing 3-0 win against St Senan’s National School of Limerick. The match was tightly contested in the first half, ending 0-0 at the break. However, Gurrane dominated the second half, thanks to Róise Walsh’s outstanding performance in which she scored all three goals, securing the victory. Aoife Kelleher came on as a substitute and created numerous chances, adding to Gurrane’s attacking threat.

Second Round: Gurrane National School vs. O’Callaghan Mills, Clare

In their second-round match, Gurrane faced O’Callaghan Mills of Clare and continued their winning streak with another 3-0 triumph. Róise Walsh scored two first-half goals, displaying her consistent form. Shauna Cullinane added a third goal in the second half, sealing the win. To ensure a clean sheet, Ella Bourke and Caoimhe Cronin came on to bolster the defense, while Orla Collins’ excellent goalkeeping kept the opponents at bay.

Semi-Final: Gurrane National School vs. Coolnasmear NS, Waterford

Gurrane qualified at the top of their group and faced the Waterford champions in the semi-final. The match began with Gurrane trailing 1-0 at halftime. Some wonderful saves from Orla Collins and excellent defending by Lucy McCarthy meant that Gurrane remained in the contest.  After the break, Gurrane were much improved and started to create lots of scoring opportunities. Eventually the pressure told and Róise Walsh equalized in the middle of the second half. The game was decided by a stunning free kick late on from Ruby Kelleher, which secured a 2-1 victory and a place in the final.

Final: Gurrane National School vs. Cloughjordan, Tipperary

The stage was set for a thrilling final against Cloughjordan of Tipperary. The match was a rollercoaster of emotions, with Cloughjordan scoring first. Róise Walsh equalized, leaving it 1-1 at halftime. Following quick thinking and an excellent corner from Lucy McCarthy, Shauna Cullinane then put Gurrane ahead 2-1. In the dying moments of the game Cloughjordan equalized to send the match into extra time.

In extra time, Cloughjordan took the lead twice, making it 3-2 and later 4-3. Each time, Róise Walsh responded with crucial goals, including a last-moment equalizer that dramatically brought the game to penalties.

With tensions high, Cloughjordan missed their first penalty, giving Gurrane the advantage. Shauna Cullinane, who played a captain’s role throughout the tournament stepped up and confidently scored Gurrane’s first penalty. Next up was Ruby Kelleher who scored to ensure that Gurrane still held the advantage going into the final round of penalties. The decisive moment came when Róise Walsh stepped up and scored the winning penalty, sparking joyous celebrations from the team and their amazing travelling support.

The final victory was an incredible achievement for Gurrane National School, especially given the small size of the school. Their determination, skill, and teamwork were evident throughout the tournament.

Gurrane National School will now proudly represent Munster in the National Final on May 29th at the Aviva Stadium. Their journey has been a testament to the talent and hard work of all players, and they look forward to competing on one of Ireland’s biggest stages.


Evelyn Grant has created a new live multi media concert for primary and post primary schools with the Cork Pops Orchestra ‘A World of Rhythm’, in City Hall Cork November 6th at University Concert Hall.

She is joining forces with award winning producer, composer, DJ and instrumentalist DJ Dashka and singer Phoebe Dipple and Chris Hurley, Cork Film Centre, to create a show which will introduce a younger audience to the joy of a live music performance with the use of digital technology.

Dance music producer DJ Dashka adds a new twist to his very popular music production demonstration, playing saxophone on his own tracks and on some recent pop hits.

Table Quiz

Our annual table quiz will take place on Friday 15th November in the Crossbarry Inn at 9pm. This is one of our biggest fundraising nights of the year and a great community event so we would love to see as many people as possible come along on the night. Round up your relatives, friends and neighbours – everyone is welcome! Its always an excellent night out!
*Don’t worry if you can’t make up a full team, come along anyway as there are always people looking to make up teams on the night*
Also we will be looking for spot prizes closer to the time so if you have any ideas or contacts for this please contact one of the committee members.


Farm Safety Message

The Health and Safety Authority has developed resources to give farm safety messages

to Primary students in 30 minutes. These are available at: <> under Teacher Supports and Resources.

These include a Farm Safety Presentation: “A set of seven PowerPoint slides” <

On the Farm videos showcase child safety on the farm from the child’s own perspective.

In addition to this, the HSA’s dedicated e-learning portal – <> which contains a short interactive course for Primary students called “Keep Safe on the Farm” <>

– 2 x 40 minute online lessons suitable for the whiteboard. A certificate can be for the class once complete.