Rivals rally over small school cuts

Sporting rivalries are being abandoned as Cork and Kerry communities plan a joint protest over cuts to small school teacher numbers at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday.

Tomás Ó Sé and Noel O’Leary, past pupils of gaeltacht schools, support the protest, which sees the Save our Small Schools groups in both counties join forces with Eagraíocht na Scoileanna Gaeltachta, which represents schools in gaeltacht areas.

They are campaigning against changes to staffing levels in schools of four teachers or less, which will see over 70 schools lose a staff member in September.

The group will gather outside the grounds, where the Cork-Kerry national football league clash will be preceded by the Cork-Galway hurling tie which throws in at 12.45pm.


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