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This Monday, February 21st saw the opening day of the 2022 McCloy and Pearson primary school regional qualifiers, sponsored by BDO Northern Ireland.

Ulster Hockey are delighted to be able to be able to get both events up and running again, holding regional qualification events throughout the province, leading up to the McCloy (Girls) finals day on March 30th and the Pearson (Boys) finals day on April 1st. This will be the first time the events have taken place since 2019 and are open to all primary schools.

Pictured at the first set of regionals in the Pearson Cup, Laura Jackson, Partner at BDO Northern Ireland said,

“We are delighted to be here as sponsor of the McCloy & Pearson Festivals for a 3rd year. After the break due to the pandemic, it’s great to see so many young hockey players getting involved in team sport again showcasing their talents and building their teamwork & resilience skills. At BDO NI, we know that taking part in sport at a young age can help develop the necessary personal skills to take into the world of work and that’s why we are extremely proud to support this youth hockey project. It’s also why, in our own firm, we encourage our people to take part and pursue their sporting and other interests outside of work.

Good luck to all primary schools across the country who are taking part, we are hugely looking forward to both the Finals days in the spring.”

How to register your school:

Entry’s for the upcoming events are still open but the closing dates are fast approaching, so get your registrations in soon! You can register using the link below.

Register Here

If you have any questions regarding the Pearson or McCloy primary school tournaments please reach out to Ulster Hockey Youth Development Officer, Amanda Morton (

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