Allianz Follow The Dubs/Match Programme

Allianz ‘Follow The 

Dubs’ To The Top 

300 primary schools are primed to ‘Follow The Dubs’ in 2015 as Allianz again support Cumann na mBunscol’ s unique league campaign initiative. Last year’s prize of a Croke Park Etihad Skyline tour for an entire class is again on offer thanks to Niamh McCoy and Julianne McKeigue from the GAA Museum. 







Photo: pictured at the launch of the 2015 ‘Follow The Dubs’ campaign were Ciaran Whelan, Julianne  McKeigue, GAA Museum, Jerry Grogan, Cumann na mBunscol and Cumann na mBunscol players Matthew Lawton, Anthony Jackson, Kate Myler and Robert Doyle.








Following their favourite hurling and footbal team has been made very attractive with the arrival of a full colour poster, featuring. Paul Flynn, Danny Sutcliffe, Caitriona Power and Sinead Ahearne. All the home and away Allianz league fixtures are featured and ‘guess The Score’ sheets are provided for weekly competitions where children can win Dublin merchandise courtesy of Allianz. Friends Of Dublin Hurling are fully supportive of the project which has been a big hit in schools for almost twenty years.  

Cumann na mBunscol is particularly grateful to Allianz, and to Ciaran Whelan in particular, for continued support for the promotion of Gaelic games in the capital. Cumann na mBunscol in now in its 87th year and it continues to thrive with record numbers registering for all codes.  











The schools participating in the Respect Go-Games this evening are: Bishop Galvin NS, Templeogue, Scoil ChiarainDonnycarneyScoil TreasaFirhouse, St. Mary’s, Rathfarnham, St David’s, Artane. 


Cumann na mBunscol is grateful to O’Neills International Sport for supporting follow the Dubs. dublin gaa spring series 











Scoil Faoi Leith 

St Martin De Porres Lead the Way 

St. Martin De Porres N.S.,  AylesburyTallaght had not appeared in a  Croke Park final for nearly 20 years until 2013 when in an unforgettable day for the school both boys and girls teams won their finals within the space of an hour. The boys returned in 2014 and won Corn Matt  Griffin against a talented St. Ann’s by 3-14  to  4-6. 

Credit for recent successes must go to teachers 

Shane Kelly, Matthew Cody, Carole Mealiffe and Julie Fitzmaurice and to the coaches from Thomas Davis G.A.A. led by Nollaig Ryan G.P.O. 

The teachers and Thomas Davis club have made Gaelic games the biggest participation sport in the school. 17 of the 25 on the panel are members of Thomas Davis. All of the girls’ team are members of Thomas Davis except one. She is a member of St. Ann’s, Boharnabreena. 

Captain Fionn Murray gave a remarkable display in the final. He scored 1-2 from play and 7 points from frees. He has all the skills, is two footed and takes the frees from the ground. He excels in all sports but says that gaelic football is his favourite.     

Jason Ogbogo was the goalie and made remarkable saves throughout the campaign. Junior Ozhianvuna’s driving runs and precision tackling turned the tide in the final when they were 3 points down with 2 minutes to go. Goals  from Cillian Sallier and Killian Kett sealed victory. Iminu Tsalabiendze’s classic celebration made all the national papers. 

The future is bright for St. Martin’s with throngs of the younger boys and girls being coached in school and in Thomas Davis. 

Tara O’Doherty was the captain of the girls’ team and has thrown down a challenge to Fionn Murray and the boys to a boys v girls game in June. This will be an all ticket sell out on the Kiltipper All Weather pitch. 


Leirmheas Imreoir Scoile 

Shooting Star 

NameRebecca Cooke.  

Age: 12. School: St. Helen’s, 

Portmarnock. Position On 

FieldMidfield. Fav Player: 

Bernard Brogan. Fav Food: 

Fruit Salad. Fav MusicPop. 

Fav FilmScore. Fav TV: 

Monday night Football. Fav BookSteven Gerard Autobiography. Fav ColourBlue. Fav School SubjectIrish, PE. Fav County Other then DublinSligo. Fav 

Computer GameFIFA 15. 

Best Sporting AdviceRebecca led St Helen’s to Practise with both feet’. victory in Croke Park 

Declan Proud of Girls 

Declan Darcy enjoyed a wonderful career with Leitrim and Dublin and is still contributing as a selector with he current Dublin team.  




He attended Croke Park in December as a coach and mentor to the Scoil Mhuire Sandymount girls’ team that were victorious in Corn Comhar Linn. On the team were Declan’s two daughters Lauren and Ella. These two talented performers are certainly a chip off the old block. Watch out for them in the future as they hone their skills under he expert tutelage of the dedicated father.