Young Whistlers – A Fantastic Success



A fantastic afternoon was spent in St. Anthony’s Hall, Kilcoole Primary School on Thursday 21st of November between 3pm and 5pm where a group of 5th class boys and girls were coached in the art of refereeing by Games Development Officer Garrett Doyle. The pupils were given an insight into the etiquette attached to being a referee, to the simple rules of Gaelic football, to the hand signals required and to keeping a record of scores, etc. Each prospective player was then presented with a referee's top, whistle and certificate. These Young Whistlers will go on to referee within their schools and at Allianz Cumann na mBunscol blitzes in the coming year.  Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Chill Mhantáin are extremely grateful to Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Laighean who funded the gear provided to the Young Whistlers. Finally tremendous credit must go to the pupils themselves for their excellent participation, attention and manners, a full list of names follows:

A. NicGhannatagh, J. Ó HÍr(Scoil Chualann),A. Heffernan, L. Kavanagh (Newtown) L. Hughes, A. O’Hanlon (Kilcoole), H. Megarity, T. Williams (Moneystown), K. Meyler, K. Quigley (St. Laurence’s, Greystones) C. Keogh, A. Doherty (St. Brigid’s, Greystones), J. Giles, B. Lavery (Kilmacanogue), R. Mason, H. Nielsen (Nuns Cross), I. Nic Ghiolla Mhaoil, L. O’Neill (Gaelscoil Uí Cheadaigh), S. Crean Nic Oireachtaigh, J.Kenny (Greystones Educate Together)