BDO Primary School Festivals

The McCloy (Girls) and Pearson (Boys) Cups are our primary school hockey competitions.

Click here to enter a BOYS team in the Pearson Cup qualifiers.

Click here to enter a GIRLS team in the McCloy cup qualifiers

Both festivals are running from February to March 2023, with the Pearson Finals day on March 29th and the McCloy finals day on March 31st. Both competitions date back more than 30 years and are growing in numbers year on year with more schools taking part in more areas across Ulster.

With a progressive and exciting sponsor in BDO NI both festivals will only get bigger as we move forward.

All of our Primary school events are free to enter for Ulster Hockey affiliated schools, for details of how to affiliate and pay the £65 yearly fee, please contact

**Please note that due to Strike action the Newry event scheduled for Feb 21st, will now take place on  Tuesday March 7th



Primary School mini Blitz’s 2022 – 23

Ulster Hockey are running primary school Blitz’s for both boys and girls teams across the province. The aim is to get primary schools back out playing hockey, and giving pupils some experience in a fun, non-competitive environment before our Pearson and McCloy events begin in February. To Register for one of the remining Blitz days – please contact










Check out the video below of 2019 BDO NI McCloy and Pearson finals:

For any further inquiries please get in touch with the UHU Youth Development Officer ( 07850 059139).