Mayo Schools Competition

  • Aug 31,2021

Priceless signed Mayo GAA jersey up for grabs for Mayo schools poster competition

Two priceless signed Mayo GAA jerseys are up for grabs in a novel poster competition run in partnership between Mayo GAA and Mayo Education Centre.  The ‘Comórtas Póstaeir CLG Mhaigh Eo’ aims to promote the Irish language amongst students in all Primary and Post Primary schools in the county ahead of the All-Ireland Football Final on September 11. 

Students can design, draw or colour an A4 poster with a Mayo GAA theme and include a ‘cúpla focal’ or a ‘seanfhocal’ on the poster to be in with a chance of winning the treasurable signed Mayo GAA jerseys. 

Mayo GAA PRO John Walker said lots of young Mayo GAA supporters would unfortunately not be in a position to get a ticket for the All-Ireland Final this year due to the HSE COVID-19 guidelines and the reduced capacity at Croke Park for the final.

“Mayo GAA hugely appreciates all these young fans and we wanted to do something special to say ‘go raibh maith agat’.  The poster competition in conjunction with Mayo Education Centre will also be a great way to ease students back into their new academic year as the excitement builds ahead of the All-Ireland Football final,” commented Walker.

Mayo GAA is also very proud to be supporting and promoting the Irish Language as Gaeltacht clubs like Béal an Mhuirthead, Acaill, Cill tSeadhna, Cill Chomáin, Baile an Chaisil agus Tuar Mhic Éadaigh have all produced numerous county players down through the years.  Mayo GAA would also like to acknowledge the work that is done in all clubs and schools in the county to promote our games, language, culture and heritage,” commented Walker.

Mayo Education Centre Director, Michael McKenzie said he was delighted to be working with Mayo GAA in promoting both the Irish language and the GAA in schools across the region.  “We are always looking for new initiatives that are educational and fun for both students and teachers alike and this competition will certainly meet the criteria.  I know there will be huge interest in it and we are looking forward to reviewing all the entries.  Like Mayo GAA, we also hope to share some of the posters on our social media channels ahead of the All-Ireland final as we wish James and the team the very best of luck in the final,” commented McKenzie.

The deadline for entries to the Comórtas Póstaeir CLG Mhaigh Eo is Wednesday, Sept 8th.  Students or teachers must send or drop their entries to Mayo Education Centre, Westport Road, Castlebar, F23HX48 before 3pm that day.  The winning entry in each category (Primary & Post Primary school) will get a brand new signed Mayo GAA jersey before the All-Ireland Football Final.

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