West Cork Pilot Hurling Competition 2013-06-14 20:34:00

West Cork Sciath na Scol Hurling - Pilot Competition 2013

On last Wednesday, June 12th, the inaugural West Cork Sciath na Scol hurling finals took place at Clonakilty GAA Grounds, Ahamilla. On the day, 16 schools were represented by boys teams, with 11 schools entering camogie teams.

From 10am to 12.30pm the following 8 schools took part in the ‘A' 13-a-side boys competition and ‘A' 7-a-side camogie competition:

St. Mary's, Enniskeane

Scoil Molaga, Timoleague

Scoil Náisiúnta Clogach

Newcestown NS

SN Cnoc Sceach, Knockskeagh

Kilmeen NS

Scoil Phádraig Naofa, Dunmanway *

Scoil Phadraig Naofa, Bandon *

*boys only


From 12.30pm to 3pm the following 8 schools took part in the ‘B' 9/11-a-side boys competition and ‘B' 7-a-side camogie competition:

Ballinacarriga NS

Kilbrittain NS

Coppeen NS

Scoil Mhure Barra Rua

Laragh NS

Derrinacahera NS*

St. Finbarrs, Bantry Boys' NS*

Scoil Bhride, Crossmahon NS*

*boys only

Normal hurling rules applied.

  • All games were 20 minutes long.
  • All teams played 3 games each, regardless of results.
  • In the boys competition, games were played between the ‘45 and the far end line, with one U12 goalpost and one full goal post being used.
  • Between the 45 and near end line of the same field, the camogie sevens game between the same schools (in round 1) were played across the field using poles for goal posts.
  • In both boys' competitions (am & pm), 8 teams played 4 quarter-finals.
  • The 4 winners then played off 2 semi-finals in the cup competition.
  • Meanwhile, the 4 losers played off 2 semi-finals in the plate competition.
  • Then all 8 teams played four finals based on these results (I Cup Final; II Cup Play-off; III Plate Final; IV Plate Play-off)
  • In both girls competitions, all schools played two group games each and then teams were listed in order of points (2 for a win, 1 for a draw).
  • If teams were level on points the scoring difference will determine placings.
  • Then three finals followed, top 2 (Cup Final), middle 2 (Plate Final), bottom 2 (Shield Final). 

After a hectic programme of 40 games in total, Scoil Phádraig Naofa, Dunmanway emerged as overall winners of the boys A competition, with Newcestown NS winning the camogie equivalent.

Meanwhile, in the B competition, played in the afternoon, Kilbrittain NS took the top honours, with Coppeen NS winning the camogie competition.

With over 300 boys and girls lining out on the day, the day was a spectacular success, thanks to the combined efforts of school teachers, players and of course, the host club for the use of their magnificent facilities which allowed seven matches to be played simultaneously.

Hopefully, the day will provide a useful template, for an expanded competition for the 2013/2014 school year.

If any further schools wish to participate please contact any of the undersigned.


Kevin O'Donovan 086-7753567

Noel Crowley 086-8375061

James McCarthy 087-7799531

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