At the beginning of June the crew here at Mayo Club 51 decided to hold a primary schools competition for our younger ’51er’s. One of our main aims is bring as much colour as we can on match day. Our collection of flags is constantly growing and we’re always on the look out for new ideas!

After much deliberation, heated discussion and many cups of tea and even an existential crisis, we’ve managed to pick a winner! We were delighted at the response to our call for entries. The creativity and quality on display made the task of whittling it down to the final few very difficult! We’re going to try and find a way to show off all of our favourite entries online so keep an eye out here. We’d like to thank those at Castlebar Cycle Store and T-Rex Clothing for sponsoring the great prizes but most importantly, we’d like to thank all the schools who took part and especially all the kids for their fantastic efforts!

Right, no more messing around! The winner of the Mayo Club ’51 Flag design competition and a brand new (green and red!) BMX is Chloe Courell of St. Angela’s National School, Castlebar. We loved the clarity and bold form of Chloe’s design and we think it’s going to look cracking flying on a flag at this Sunday’s Connacht final and hopefully much further into the summer!

primary school competition winner

Chloe Courell of St. Angela’s National School, Castlebar receiving her prize from Castlebar Cycle Store. Also pictured is main sponsor, Brian Cawley, of Castlebar Cycle Store.

Photo Celine Cullen Photography

We’d like to extend our sincere gratitude to Celine Cullen Photography, T-Rex Clothing and Castlebar Cycle Store for their support. Also a big shout out, once again, to FlagMan Ireland for his quality work.

We’d also like to take the opportunity to make one last call for you to join us tomorrow beside the media tower for both games. Look out for our new flag, you can’t miss us!


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