St Malachy’s PS Castlwellan Win an All-Ireland Gaelic Games Title

PUPILS at St Malachy’s Primary School in Castlewellan and their teachers are still celebrating after winning a prestigious All-Ireland Cumman na mBunscol competition.

Following on from wins in previous years in the INTO and Irish News competitions, the school has added this proud trophy to their collection. The award is for the school that promotes Gaelic games the best and they were presented their prize in Croke park in Dublin last week.

School Principal Maurice O’Neill said: “We are just delighted to have won this. The pupils have worked very well with Mr McCabe, Mr Lawlor and Mrs Smyth to achieve this very high standard. It is a great honour for our school and we are very proud at winning this.”

Councillor Eamonn O’Neill added: “This is a tremendous achievement and an outstanding success for the school. It is a first in Ulster at this level  and I would just like to congratulate the school on this great performance, building on previous successes. Well done!”

Newcastle area Councillor Eamonn O’Neill with Castlewellan’s St Malachy’s Primary School Assistant Principal Ciaran McCabe and pupils Sarah Jane King, Eimear Rice, Stephen Gallagher and Sean Donegan celebrate the schools’ category win in the All-Ireland Cumman na mBunscol competition.