6th November 2009
Comunn na Gàidhlig (CnaG) is delighted to announce that the football team from Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu, Winners of Cuach na Cloinne 2009 - the CnaG National Gaelic Schools Football tournament – is set to appear at the ALBA Challenge Cup Final later this month.
As part of their prize for winning the CnaG competition, which was open to Primary 4 – 7 school pupils who are in Gaelic-medium education, the school team will be guests of MG ALBA, sponsors of the ALBA Challenge Cup Final which this year will feature Dundee and Inverness Caledonian Thistle. The match will take place at MacDiarmid Park in Perth on Sunday 22 November and will be shown live on BBC ALBA at 14.50 with the game kicking off at 3pm.
MG ALBA also sponsored Cuach na Cloinne 2009 which attracted 39 teams from 27 schools throughout Scotland with finals having been played in Fort William. The competition was funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig.
Speaking on behalf of MG ALBA, Donald Campbell, Chief Executive, said, “MG ALBA is delighted to have worked with CnaG and Bòrd na Gàidhlig on this important event which brings Gaelic-speaking children and parents from all over Scotland together in a sporting Gaelic environment. We are also very pleased to be the sponsor of the ALBA Challenge Cup Final once again and that the match will again be shown live on BBC ALBA. We wish both teams well and we hope that the children and parents from Bun-sgoil Gàidhlig Ghlaschu will enjoy their day as guests of MG ALBA”
Calum Iain Macleod, Director of Development at Comunn na Gàidhlig, said, “CnaG is delighted that Bun-sgoil Gàidhlig Ghlaschu, winners of this year’s Cuach Na Cloinne competition are to be guests of MG ALBA at the Final of the ALBA Challenge Cup. We once again congratulate Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu on winning the competition and trust that they have a wonderful day-out at the Final. We thank MG ALBA and Bòrd na Gàidhlig for their support enabling us to run the competition. CnaG also welcomes the assistance and co-operation of the Scottish Football League and St Johnstone FC in the organisation of the school’s attendance at the ALBA Challenge Cup Final.”