BDO NI Youth Indoor Series

Youth Indoor Series returns for the 2018/19 youth season The 2018/19 BDO NI youth indoor series hits off this Sunday at the Antrim Forum Leisure Centre. Twelve U15 girls’ teams will battle it out across two groups. The top three…Read

13 Dec 2018 | Indoor Slider

Wallace HS Clinch Shootout McCullough Cup Win

Wallace High School were crowned McCullough Cup winners for the fifth time  after defeating holders Sullivan Upper 3-2 on penalties following a 2-2 draw in a thrilling final at Lisnagarvey on Wednesday.   The Chambers brothers, Troy

13 Dec 2018 | School's Hockey Slider

McCullough Cup Final Preview

Both teams are agreed that penalty corners could well prove decisive in Wednesday’s eagerly anticipated McCullough Cup Final between holders Sullivan Upper and Wallace High at Lisnagarvey (2pm).   Sullivan have a potential

11 Dec 2018 | School's Hockey Slider

Weekend Review

Annadale will face Banbridge in Boxing Day’s Kirk Cup final after defeating Cookstown 3-2 in an exciting semi-final at Stormont yesterday.   The Belfast side came from 2-1 down to draw level before grabbing a late winner after

10 Dec 2018 | Ladies Mens Slider

Weekend Preview

Pegasus and Ards are through to the semi-finals of the women’s Denman Ulster Shield after midweek results went their way.   Pegasus crushed Banbridge 9-2 while Ards qualified without hitting a ball after Dungannon tossed away a

07 Dec 2018 | Ladies Mens Seniors Slider

Regional Hockey Coaches Required!!

Ulster Hockey is seeking to appoint qualified coaches to work with Primary schools, community groups and clubs in 3 Council areas.   Appointments will include: Mid Ulster Coach – up to 20 hours per week Fermanagh and Omagh Coach

06 Dec 2018 | Coaching Slider

Ulster Coaches Required!!

Ulster Hockey is seeking to appoint qualified coaches to work with the Ulster Hockey Performance Groups at U16, U18 and U21 levels for both genders. Appointments will include: Head Coach Assistant Coach (2 per age group and gender)

05 Dec 2018 | Slider Talent

President’s Report – November 2018

Another busy month in the life of the UHU President! Saturday 3rd November was spent at NICS watching men’s hockey – NICS 2’s v Lisnagarvey 2’s, and PSNI v Antrim – let’s just say it was a goal fest! This…Read more

04 Dec 2018 | Roundup

Weekend Review

Ards and Pegasus will be the only Ulster sides in Tuesday’s Irish Senior Cup quarter-final draw after the difference in standard between the national and domestic leagues was illustrated in Saturday’s second round games.

03 Dec 2018 | Seniors Slider

Coach Education Workshops & Courses for 2019

Ulster Hockey will be running a series of Coach Education workshops and courses across the province in early 2019, to help develop your skills as a Hockey coach.   DEVELOPING DECISION MAKING Your players may not WHAT to do, they may

02 Dec 2018 | Coaching Slider

Calling all those involved in hockey aged 18-30!

The European Hockey Federation is holding a Youth Leadership Festival from 13-17 August 2019 in Antwerp, Belgium. Hockey Ireland are running a competition for the two places open to Ireland. The prize includes entry to the Youth Leadership

01 Dec 2018 | Club Information Slider

Weekend Preview

The women’s Irish Senior Cup second round is the highlight of the weekend action back home while Ireland’s men reflect on their battling display in going down 2-1 to tournament favourites Australia at the World Cup in India.

30 Nov 2018 | Seniors

Gate Volunteers Required

As in other years we are about to embark on a very busy period in the run up to Christmas and the New Year,  with a range of finals due to take place at various venues.  We need to operate…Read more

30 Nov 2018 | Volunteers

Linwoods Youth Series

Last youth blitzes of 2018 This Sunday (2nd) sees the last Youth Hockey blitz of 2018. This season has seen more boys and girls playing hockey and this is down to the amazing work our clubs do. Without their dedication…Read more

30 Nov 2018 | Uncategorized

Wallace & Sullivan to meet in McCullough decider

Wallace High School will meet the holders Sullivan Upper in this season’s McCullough Cup final after two thrilling semi-finals on Wednesday, despite the horrendous playing conditions with gale force winds and driving rain making life

29 Nov 2018 | School's Hockey

McCullough Cup Semi-Finals

Two of Ulster and Irish hockey’s budding stars will be in direct opposition in Wednesday’s McCullough Cup semi-finals as Lisnagarvey strikers Troy Chambers and Oliver Kidd set their club allegiances aside and go head to head in

27 Nov 2018 | School's Hockey

Weekend Review

Alex Speers increased her goal-tally to seven in nine games as Pegasus moved to the Christmas number one spot in the EY Irish Hockey League with a 3-1 win over Muckross in Dublin on Saturday. However, it took a late,…Read more

26 Nov 2018 | Roundup Seniors

Weekend Preview

Zoe Wilson has overcome a hamstring injury and will line out for Belfast Harlequins in Saturday’s crucial EYHl game with Old Alex at Deramore. The Ireland World Cup silver medallist missed last weekend’s disappointing 5-1

23 Nov 2018 | Seniors

Superleague Finals Report

Royal School Armagh became the first side to lift the Ulster Super League title for a second time after beating Banbridge Academy 1-0 in Wednesday’s final at Stormont. The game was a repeat of the inaugural final in 2016 which…Read

22 Nov 2018 | School's Hockey

Linwoods Super 6s & Extreme 8s

Last Super 6 and Extreme 8s Youth Blitz of 2018 This Sunday and next Sunday mark the last youth blitzes of 2018. This rounds off an incredible year of youth hockey in which we have seen an unprecedented rise in…Read more

21 Nov 2018 | Club Information

Superleague Finals Preview

Banbridge Academy and Royal School Armagh will renew their rivalry in Wednesday’s Ulster schoolgirls’ Super League final Stormont (3.15pm) The game is a repeat of the inaugural decider in 206 when Armagh lifted the title with

20 Nov 2018 | School's Hockey

Banbridge in Boxing Day Final

Banbridge coach Mark Tumilty hailed his young guns, who came from a goal down to book their place in the Boxing Day Cup final with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Lisnagarvey on Sunday at Shaw’s Bridge. However, the game was…Read more

19 Nov 2018 | Roundup

Weekend Preview

Banbridge coach Mark Tumilty is looking forward to Sunday’s eagerly anticipated Kirk Cup semi-final clash with old rivals Lisnagarvey at Shaw’s Bridge. The second semi will be contested by Annadale and Cookstown at a later

16 Nov 2018 | Seniors

Linwoods Youth Super 6s & Extreme 8s

Boys Youth Hockey This Sunday (18/11/18) sees our Boys Super 6s and Extreme 8s take to the stage with 3 blitz locations spread across Ulster. In the Belfast region Annadale HC are hosting at Grosvenor Grammar school. In the Southern…Read

14 Nov 2018 | Club Information

Anti-Bullying Week 2018

Throughout ABW18, we are calling on everyone to ‘Wear Yellow 4 Respect’. It could be a yellow hat, yellow socks or a yellow tie. Perhaps a pair of yellow trousers, a yellow jumper or yellow shoes. From some yellow shoe…Read more

14 Nov 2018 | Uncategorized

Superleague Semi-Finals Preview

Banbridge Academy have a chance to avenge last season’s Belfast Telegraph Senior Cup final defeat by Rainey Endowed on Saturday. The teams renew their rivalry in the Super League semi-finals at Stormont after Rainey edged out Bann on

14 Nov 2018 | School's Hockey

Weekend Review

There was no joy for the Ulster men’s teams in the EYHL on Saturday but Pegasus kept the flag flying for the province with an impressive 4-2 away win over Cork Harlequins. The result leaves them trailing Loreto only on…Read more

12 Nov 2018 | Roundup

BDO NI McCloy & Pearson Festival Dates Released

Ulster Hockey in partnership with BDO NI are pleased to announce the festival dates for the 2019 McCloy and Pearson Cups. With the Pearson coming into its 43rd year inexistence and the McCloy coming into its 31st both cups are…Read more

09 Nov 2018 | School's Hockey

Weekend Preview

Ards will be expected to secure a morale-boosting first win of the season on Saturday when they open their Denman Ulster Shield campaign when they host Randalstown at Londonderry Park. It’s been a difficult season so far for Ards,

09 Nov 2018 | Ladies Mens

President’s Report – October 2018

October has proven as busy as September but in a really good way!   I have been to visit CI to watch the senior ladies play Portadown, as well as watching the new Club KV v North Down at Malone…Read more

08 Nov 2018 | Roundup

Superleague Reaches Quarter Final Stage

The Ulster Schoolgirls’ Super League, now in its third year, has reached the quarter-final stage after a busy season so far.  With 20 of the top teams competing in Tier A in four sections and 16 teams competing in Tier B,

06 Nov 2018 | School's Hockey

Weekend Review

Pegasus have relinquished their position at the top of EY Irish Hockey League table after Loreto ended their hosts’ four-match winning streak with a 2-0 victory at the Dub yesterday. Penalty corner goals in the first and last

05 Nov 2018 | Roundup

Weekend Preview

Kirk Cup holders Kilkeel crashed to their first defeat in defence of the trophy when they went down 8-2 at home to a rampant Banbridge side during the week. Alex Tinney his a hat-trick for Mark Tumilty’s side, who cruised…Read more

02 Nov 2018 | Ladies Mens Seniors

Ramon Davey

Ulster Hockey is saddened to learn of the death of Ramon Davey who served as President of the Ulster Branch of the Irish Hockey Association during the 2007-2008 season.  Ramon was an experienced Technical Director and Umpire in Ulster,

01 Nov 2018 | Club Story

Rainey Endowed Crowned U14 All Ireland Champions!!

Rainey Endowed have been crowned all-Ireland junior (Under-14) champions after beating Loreto Kilkenny 2-1 in a hard-fought final.  The Magherafelt side won their first group match after coming from being 1-0 down against Connacht

01 Nov 2018 | School's Hockey

McCay Returns To Her Roots

Ulster Hockey Talent Coach and Ireland World Cup silver medal heroine Shirley McCay will return to her roots on Saturday night when Omagh celebrate their 60th anniversary at a gala function at the Silver Birch Hotel. Shirley started her

01 Nov 2018 | Ladies Seniors

Charlene’s Project

Thanks message from Dickie and Janice Barr, Charlene’s Project. We recently returned from Uganda having visited the 8 Primary Schools in the area in the north west where we are working. We started working in Kahara Primary School in

30 Oct 2018 | Club Information

Weekend Review

Scarlett Holdsworth hit two of the goals as Lisnagarvey moved six points clear at the top of the Ulster Premier League following a thrilling 4-3 win over Mossley at Comber Road on Saturday. Although they were never ahead, Mossley

29 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Crowne Plaza All Ireland Schoolboys – Final Review

Banbridge Academy’s bid to lift the Crowne Plaza all-Ireland schoolboys hockey title for a record eighth time failed when Newtown defeated the Ulster side 1-0 in the final at Shaw’s Bridge.   It was the Waterford

29 Oct 2018 | School's Hockey

Expressions of Interest – UHU Events

Ulster Hockey is seeking expressions of interest from organisations keen to host any key Ulster Hockey events during the season. The pages below outline the proposed dates of these events (which may be subject to change) and what (at

29 Oct 2018 | Club Information

Crowne Plaza All Ireland Schoolboys – Day 2

Banbridge Academy will be Ulster’s sole representatives in Friday’s Crowne Plaza All Ireland Schoolboys Championship semi-finals in Belfast. Academy’s Eddie Rowe scored twice in the last six minutes to put the Co Down school

26 Oct 2018 | School's Hockey

Weekend Preview

Instonians made a successful start to their Kirk Cup bid when they defeated Portadown 2-1 during the week at Edenvilla Park. Ross Blair and Sam Brown scored the Inst goals with Ryan Bennett replying for the home side. This season,…Read

26 Oct 2018 | Roundup


Banbridge Academy will be Ulster’s sole representatives in Friday’s Crowne Plaza all- Ireland schoolboys championship semi-finals in Belfast.  Academy’s Eddie Rowe scored twice in the last six minutes to put the Co Down

26 Oct 2018 | School's Hockey

Crowne Plaza All Ireland Boys – Day 1

Ulster sides made an impressive start to the Crowne Plaza all-Ireland Schoolboy Hockey Championship in Belfast on Wednesday with their only losses being suffered in local derbies. Troy Chambers and Oliver Kidd both netted hat-tricks on day

25 Oct 2018 | School's Hockey

Belfast Telegraph Senior Schools Cup – Draw

Belfast Telegraph Ulster Senior Schoolgirls’ Cup holders Rainey Endowed have been handed a bye into the second round of this season’s competition. The Magherafelt side will meet the winners of the first round tie between

23 Oct 2018 | School's Hockey

Crowne Plaza All Ireland Boys Preview

Ulster Hockey is delighted to announce that Crowne Plaza Hotel is the title sponsor for this year’s All Ireland Schoolboys championship which is being hosted in the province this week. Sixteen schools from Ulster, Leinster and

23 Oct 2018 | School's Hockey Uncategorized

Women’s Weekend Review

Pegasus are sitting proudly at the top of the EYHL table after making it four straight wins on Saturday with a 3-1 comeback victory over Railway Union in Dublin.  If their early season form is a yardstick then Pegasus will be…Read more

23 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Men’s Weekend Review

Banbridge moved four points clear at the top of the EYHL after a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Monkstown at Havelock Park on Sunday thanks to a last-gasp winner from Eugene Magee. The result completed a perfect week for Mark

23 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Crowne Plaza All Ireland Schoolboys Tournament

The All Ireland Schoolboys Tournament is back in Ulster this year with the tournament set to commence on Wednesday 24th October with 16 teams battling it out for the Tasmanian Shield. The action gets underway at 3 venues (Queen’s,

22 Oct 2018 | Uncategorized

Super 6s & Extreme 8s!!

Linwoods Youth Blitzes Sunday saw the continuation of our Super 6 and Extreme 8 youth hockey series. With boys and girls playing we saw upwards of 2,500 kids playing hockey along with hundreds spectators cheering them on. Dromore,

22 Oct 2018 | Uncategorized

AED Awareness Sessions

Following on from the highly successful roll-out of 1,200 AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) through Sport NI’s ‘Defibrillators for Sport’ Programme; Sport NI are offering the opportunity to provide any holders of

22 Oct 2018 | Club Information

Linwoods Healthfoods Youth Hockey!

Linwoods Healthfoods Super 6s and Extreme 8s!! This Sundays sees the continuation of our Girls and Boys Super 6s and Extreme 8s right across Ulster. This format of hockey allows for a fun, fast and inclusive game for our underage…Read

19 Oct 2018 | Club Information

Weekend Preview

Peter Caruth has stepped down from the Ireland World Cup squad and international hockey temporarily to concentrate on his club duties as Annadale player-coach. But the 30-year-old 2016 Rio Olympian is determined to add to his 148 caps in

18 Oct 2018 | Uncategorized

BDO NI Youth Indoor Dates Released!

BDO NI Youth Indoor Championships 2018 – 19 Off the back of last season’s youth indoor success, Ulster Hockey in partnership with our new sponsors BDO NI are delighted to announce the 2018 – 19 youth indoor dates. This

18 Oct 2018 | Uncategorized

Men’s Weekend Review

Banbridge are still sitting at the top of the EYHL men’s standings following a 2-1 win over Dublin YMCA at Havelock Park on Saturday after a day of mixed fortunes for the three Ulster sides after Annadale’s away tie with…Read

15 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Women’s Weekend Review

Belfast Harlequins ladies slumped to a hugely disappointing 3-0 defeat against their Cork namesakes at Deramore on Saturday.  The result signalled an early blow to their chances of making the EY Irish Hockey League play-offs. However,

15 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Weekend Preview

It’s often said that there’s no substitute for playing and Vanessa Beattie (formerly Surgeoner) is living proof of the old adage, having been forced to take a year out as she bids to recover from injury and line out for…Read

12 Oct 2018 | Roundup Uncategorized

U15 Boys Extreme 8s!

Sunday sees the continuation of our Extreme 8s blitzes. These blitzes started last month with more than 230 boys playing across three venues. This new format sees teams playing on 3/4 the size of a normal pitch with 8 players…Read more

11 Oct 2018 | Uncategorized

Linwoods Youth Blitzes get off to a Flyer!

Linwoods Youth Blitzes get off to a Flyer!! Sunday October 7th saw the first of this season’s Linwoods Healthfoods Super 6s and Extreme 8s boys’ blitzes after the girls’ event kicked off a week earlier. Banbridge,

09 Oct 2018 | Uncategorized

Coaching Goalkeeper Workshops

Ulster Hockey will be running Coaching Goalkeepers Workshops in Cookstown and Lisburn in the month of November. This course will help coaches to promote the coaching of good basic techniques to goalkeepers and to develop coaches’

09 Oct 2018 | Uncategorized

Men’s Weekend Review

Saturday’s EYHL clash between local rivals Lisnagarvey and Banbridge at Comber Road certainly lived up to its billing as the hosts edged out Mark Tumilty’s team 5-4 after a nine-goal thriller. There was little hint of what was

08 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Women’s Weekend Review

Former winners Ballymoney and Ulster Elks along with Banbridge are all through to the second round of the Irish Senior Cup after beating UCC, Genesis and Corinthian respectively on Sunday. Nikki Parke and Susannah Brown got the goals for

08 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Linwoods Healthfoods Super 6s & Extreme 8s Boys

Linwoods Healthfoods Boys youth hockey returns! This Sundays sees the start of our Boys Super 6s and Extreme 8s right across Ulster. This format of hockey allows for a fun, fast and inclusive game for our underage players to enjoy…Read

04 Oct 2018 | Uncategorized

Weekend Preview

Banbridge and Lisnagarvey clash head-on at Comber Road in the most intriguing tie in round three of the EY Irish Hockey League on Saturday. Banbridge will be aiming to make it three wins in a row to consolidate their position…Read more

04 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October 2018

The NSPCC and Ulster Hockey have joined forces with numerous other sports organisations in the UK and Ireland to promote Parents in Sport Week. We want everyone to rally behind our efforts to underline the positive, supporting role that

02 Oct 2018 | Club Information


Although it’s very early days, Banbridge sit proudly at the top of the EYHL table after making it two wins from two with a 3-1 victory over Cork C of I at Havelock Park on Saturday. Banbridge left it late…Read more

01 Oct 2018 | Roundup

Women’s weekend review

Ireland’s World Cup heroines made an immediate impact when they returned to club hockey on Saturday as two of the three Ulster-based players who lifted silver medals in London, got on the score sheet in opening EY Irish Hockey

01 Oct 2018 | Roundup


On the back of Ireland’s incredible World Cup journey, many of the players who returned home proudly wearing silver medals around their necks will be in action this weekend as the new EY Irish Hockey League season kicks off.

28 Sep 2018 | Roundup

Linwoods Super 6s & Extreme 8s

Linwoods Healthfoods Super 6s and Extreme 8s are back! This Sundays sees the start of our youth season with the Girls Super 6s and Extreme 8s right across Ulster. This format of hockey allows for a fun, fast and inclusive…Read more

25 Sep 2018 | Club Information

UCIT Sports Fund

Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) is a Charity which has invested £6.9Million into over 70 sports clubs across Ireland, helping them deliver new training facilities, clubhouses and state-of-the-art pitches. Clients include GAA

24 Sep 2018 | Club Information

Men’s Round Up

Eugene Magee scored a dramatic last-gasp penalty corner as Banbridge got their EYHL campaign off to a flying start with a 4-3 win over Three Rock Rovers under the Havelock Park floodlights on Saturday night. It was an exciting

24 Sep 2018 | Roundup

Women’s Round Up

ULSTER were denied a second successive Under-18 inter-provincial title in heart breaking circumstances in Dublin on Sunday as Leinster lifted the trophy in dramatic fashion. Robbie McMinn’s girls were leading 1-0 with just nine

24 Sep 2018 | Roundup

UHU President’s Report September 2018

The 2018/19 season started at the School Games in Loughborough (30th August to 2nd September) with the Boys and Girls U18’s representing Ulster. The girls won gold with 4 wins, scoring 14 goals – Nadia Benallal and Olivia Berry

24 Sep 2018 | Roundup

NI Sports Community Urged to ‘Know the Score’ as New Concussion Website is Launched

Local sporting heroes have come together to launch a new online concussion resource for Northern Ireland. The website is aimed at guiding users through the recognition and management of concussion, through to the gradual

20 Sep 2018 | Club Information

EYHL & Weekend Preview

The men’s EY Hockey League gets under way on Saturday with four Ulster teams ultimately aiming to stop Three Rock Rovers from making it a hat-trick of Champions Trophy successes at the end of the season. However, it was Glenanne

20 Sep 2018 | Club Information

U16 & U18 Girls Interpros Preview

Ulster’s Under-18 girls will be hoping to emulate their magnificent UK School Games gold medal finish when they attempt to retain their inter-provincial crown in Dublin this weekend.   The province’s U16s will be aiming to

19 Sep 2018 | Talent

Ulster U18’s Crowned Champions

Ulster were crowned Under 18 interprovincial champions in Cork on Sunday after a decisive 4-0 win over Leinster in the final game of the tournament. Adam Louden’s team needed a win to secure the trophy after losing 3-1 to

18 Sep 2018 | Roundup

Weekend Review

In the opening round of the men’s Ulster Premier League, there were wins for Portadown, Newry, Queen’s and Mossley. Matthew Winter scored twice for Portadown in a 4-2 win for the Ports over Belfast Harlequins at Edenvilla Park.

17 Sep 2018 | Roundup

Summer Transfers 2018 Premier League Men

  The Men’s Ulster Premier League will be underway with a number of player movements to catch up with ANTRIM Out: Jason Roe (Bangor) Ethan Creighton (Uni in Scotland) Andrew Morrison (Uni in England) Sammy Clyde (Instonians)

14 Sep 2018 | Club Information

Summer Transfers 2018 Ladies Premier League

With the Ulster Premier League about to get under way, we can bring you the player moves from the clubs as they prepare for the new season.   BALLYMENA Players in: Emma Gillespie, defender returning to the club after 2…Read more

14 Sep 2018 | Club Information