Ulster Schoolgirls' Senior Cup (field hockey)


The Ulster Senior Schoolgirls' Cup is an annual competition competed for by schools affiliated to the Ulster Hockey Association, a branch of the Irish Hockey Association. The competition has been in existence since 1907 and is currently sponsored by the Belfast Telegraph.

Ulster Senior Schoolgirls' Cup
SportField hockey
Founded1907
No. of teams36
Most recent
champion(s)
Belfast Royal Academy
Most titlesMethodist College Belfast
18 outright and 3 shared
Official websiteBelfast Telegraph Senior Schools Cup
Notes
Winners qualify for the Kate Russell All-Ireland Cup Finals

Since 1980, the winners have qualified to represent Ulster in the Kate Russell All-Ireland Schools Hockey Cup.

The most successful school is Methodist College Belfast with 21 wins (18 outright wins and 3 shared wins). The current holder is Belfast Royal Academy.

Trophy


The trophy is a small silver cup mounted on a plinth on a wooden shield.

Format


The competition is run through an open draw format. The first round is held in November, progressing through to a showpiece final held in early March. The final attracts a crowd of roughly 1000 people, which is large for an attendance at a hockey match in Ulster.

Current season


Belfast Royal Academy defeated Friends School Lisburn by four goals to two in the final played at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club.

Performance table


School Outright Titles Shared Titles Runners-Up Total Finals Last Title
Methodist College Belfast 19 3 12 34 2016
Victoria College, Belfast 14 2 8 24 1973
Belfast Royal Academy 12 3 8 23 2020
St Dominic's High School 7 6 7 20 1981
Ballymena Academy 6 3 9 18 2001
The Royal School, Armagh 6 0 1 7 2010
Lurgan College 5 0 7 12 2014
Strathearn School 5 2 5 12 1992
Regent House, Newtownards 4 1 2 7 1998
Friends School Lisburn 3 1 6 10 1999
Portadown College 3 0 2 5 1996
Londonderry High School 2 0 3 5 1954
Foyle and Londonderry College 2 0 2 4 2009
Princess Gardens, Finaghy 2 0 1 3 1971
Sullivan Upper School 1 1 2 4 2015
Banbridge Academy 2 0 2 4 2018-19
Dalriada School 1 0 5 6 1993
Omagh Academy 1 0 3 4 2005
Rainey Endowed School, Magherafelt 1 0 2 3 2018
Ballyclare High School 1 0 2 3 2012
Enniskillen Collegiate 1 0 1 2 1997
Larne Grammar School 1 0 0 1 2000
Royal School Dungannon 1 0 0 1 1995
Down High School 1 0 0 1 1939
Wallace High School 0 0 2 2 NA
Glenlola Collegiate School 0 1 0 1 1980
Ashleigh House School, Belfast 0 0 1 1 NA
Belmont Ladies' College 0 0 1 1 NA
Bloomfield Collegiate 0 0 1 1 NA
Coleraine High School 0 0 1 1 NA
Knock Ladies Collegiate 0 0 1 1 NA
Limavady Grammar School 0 0 1 1 NA
Oriel Collegiate School, Larne 0 0 1 1 NA

FINALS


1900s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1907 Victoria College, Belfast 2 1 Knock Ladies Collegiate
1908 Methodist College 1 0 Belmont Ladies' College
1909 Methodist College

1910s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1910 Victoria College, Belfast 3 1 Methodist College Replay - Game 1: 0-0
1911 Victoria College, Belfast 3 0 Oriel Collegiate School, Larne
1912 Methodist College 2 0 Victoria College, Belfast
1913 Methodist College 2 1 Victoria College, Belfast [1]
1914 Methodist College 2 0 Victoria College, Belfast
1915 Victoria College, Belfast 2 0 Methodist College Replay[2]
1916 Methodist College 3 1 Victoria College, Belfast [3]
1917 Methodist College 5 0 Ashleigh House School, Belfast
1918 Methodist College 1 0 Belfast Royal Academy 2nd replay - Game 1: 0-0; Game 2: 1-1
1919 Methodist College 2 0 Belfast Royal Academy replay - Game 1: 0-0

1920s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1920 Methodist College 2 0 Belfast Royal Academy
1921 Belfast Royal Academy 2 1 Methodist College [4]
1922 Methodist College 2 1 Belfast Royal Academy [5]
1923 Methodist College 2 0 Ballymena Academy [6]
1924 Victoria College, Belfast 4 3 Methodist College Replay - Game 1: 2-2[7][8]
1925 Victoria College, Belfast 1 0 Methodist College [9]
1926 Victoria College, Belfast 3 0 Methodist College [10]
1927 Victoria College, Belfast 2 1 St. Dominic's High School After extra time in replay - Game 1:1-1[11][12]
1928 Victoria College, Belfast 3 0 Friends School Lisburn [13]
1929 Belfast Royal Academy 1 0 St. Dominic's High School [14]

1930s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1930 Methodist College 2 0 St. Dominic's High School [15]
1931 Methodist College 3 1 Belfast Royal Academy [16]
1932 Methodist College &
St. Dominic's High School
0 0 TROPHY SHARED 2nd replay, Game 1: 0-0; Game 2: 1-1[17][18][19]
1933 Methodist College 3 0 Lurgan College [20]
1934 Belfast Royal Academy 1 0 Methodist College [21][22]
1935 St. Dominic's High School 2 0 Methodist College [23]
1936 Methodist College 4 0 Lurgan College [24]
1937 St. Dominic's High School 3 0 Methodist College [25]
1938 Methodist College 2 1 Londonderry High School [26][27]
1939 Down High School 1 0 Victoria College, Belfast [28]

1940s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1940
1941 Belfast Royal Academy 8 0 Regent House, Newtownards
1942 Victoria College, Belfast 3 1 Belfast Royal Academy
1943 Belfast Royal Academy 3 0 Londonderry High School
1944 Belfast Royal Academy 1 0 Lurgan College [29]
1945 Belfast Royal Academy 3 0 Victoria College, Belfast
1946 Victoria College, Belfast 1 0 St. Dominic's High School
1947 St. Dominic's High School &
Victoria College, Belfast
1 1 TROPHY SHARED three attempts at a replay were postponed
by bad weather
1948 Victoria College, Belfast 4 2 Dalriada School after extra time
1949 Methodist College &
St. Dominic's High School
2 2 TROPHY SHARED replay - Game 1: 1-1[30]

1950s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1950 St. Dominic's High School 3 0 Belfast Royal Academy [31][32]
1951 Victoria College, Belfast 2 1 St. Dominic's High School Replay - Game 1:[33][34]
1952 Belfast Royal Academy 3 2 Londonderry High School
1953 Londonderry High School 3 2 St. Dominic's High School
1954 Londonderry High School 2 1 Ballymena Academy [35]
1955 Lurgan College 2 0 Ballymena Academy
1956 St. Dominic's High School 3 2 Dalriada School
1957 Belfast Royal Academy 2 1 Lurgan College [36]
1958 Belfast Royal Academy 2 1 Friends School Lisburn [37][38]
1959 St. Dominic's High School 1 0 Friends School Lisburn Replay

1960s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1960 St. Dominic's High School &
Belfast Royal Academy
0 0 TROPHY SHARED
1961 St. Dominic's High School &
Belfast Royal Academy
1 1 TROPHY SHARED [39]
1962 St. Dominic's High School &
Strathearn School,Belfast
0 0 TROPHY SHARED [40]
1963 Portadown College 3 1 Strathearn School, Belfast [41]
1964 Portadown College 3 0 Friends School Lisburn [42]
1965
1966 Friends School Lisburn 3 1 Methodist College [43]
1967 Strathearn School, Belfast Bloomfield Collegiate
1968 Strathearn School, Belfast &
Belfast Royal Academy
0 0 TROPHY SHARED
1969 Princess Gardens, Finaghy 1 0 Belfast Royal Academy

1970s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1970 Strathearn School, Belfast 5 1 Portadown College
1971 Princess Gardens, Finaghy 3 0 Strathearn School
1972 Victoria College, Belfast 3 2 Strathearn School
1973 Ballymena Academy &
Victoria College, Belfast
0 0 TROPHY SHARED
1974 Belfast Royal Academy 1 0 Ballymena Academy
1975 St. Dominic's High School 2 0 Victoria College, Belfast [44]
1976 Ballymena Academy &
Methodist College
0 0 TROPHY SHARED [45]
1977 Regent House, Newtownards 1 0 Rainey Endowed School
1978 Ballymena Academy 1 0 Coleraine High School
1979 Friends School Lisburn &
Regent House, Newtownards
1 1 TROPHY SHARED

1980s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1980 Glenlola Collegiate, Bangor &
Sullivan Upper School
0 0 TROPHY SHARED Glenlola proceeded to the All-Ireland
competition after a playoff that was
drawn and a penalty stroke tiebreaker
that took 20 attempts each to
separate the teams.
1981 St. Dominic's High School 2 1 Strathearn School, Belfast
1982 Foyle & Londonderry College 2 0 St. Dominic's High School
1983 Strathearn School 4 0 Limavady Grammar School
1984 Strathearn School 2 0 Dalriada School
1985 Regent House, Newtownards 2 0 Ballymena Academy
1986 Friends School Lisburn 3 1 Ballymena Academy
1987 Regent House, Newtownards 2 0 Princess Gardens, Finaghy
1988 Methodist College 2 0 Friends School Lisburn
1989 Ballymena Academy 1 0 Strathearn School

1990s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1990 Ballymena Academy 3 0 Portadown College
1991 Ballymena Academy 1 1 Methodist College Ballymena Academy won 2-1 on pens
1992 Strathearn School, Belfast 1 0 Dalriada School
1993 Dalriada School 0 0 Methodist College Dalriada School won 4-2 on pens
1994 Ballymena Academy 0 0 Regent House Ballymena Academy won 1-0 on pens[46]
1995 Royal School Dungannon 0 0 Ballymena Academy Royal School Dungannon won 3-1 on pens[47]
1996 Portadown College 1 0 Foyle & Londonderry College [48]
1997 Enniskillen Collegiate 2 1 Foyle & Londonderry College
1998 Regent House, Newtownards 0 0 Enniskillen Collegiate Regent House won 3-2 on pens
1999 Friends School Lisburn 1 0 Omagh Academy

2000s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1999-2000 Larne Grammar School 2 1 Ballymena Academy
2000-01 Ballymena Academy 2 1 Dalriada School
2001-02 Royal School, Armagh Lurgan College
2002-03 Lurgan College 9 4 Ballymena Academy
2003-04 Royal School, Armagh 3 2 Lurgan College
2004-05 Omagh Academy 1 0 Royal School, Armagh
2005-06 Royal School, Armagh 3 0 Omagh Academy
2006-07 Royal School, Armagh 1 0 Ballyclare High School [49]
2007-08 Royal School, Armagh 3 1 Sullivan Upper School [50]
2008-09 Foyle and Londonderry College 1 0 Ballymena Academy [51]

2010s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
2009-10 Royal School, Armagh 2 0 Omagh Academy [52]
2010-11 Lurgan College 0 0 Wallace High School Lurgan College won 4-3 on penalties[53]
2011-12 Ballyclare High School 2 1 Lurgan College golden goal in extra time[54]
2012-13 Lurgan College 1 0 Victoria College, Belfast [55]
2013-14 Lurgan College 1 0 Rainey Endowed School after extra time[56]
2014-15 Sullivan Upper 2 1 Banbridge Academy [57][58]
2015-16 Methodist College Belfast 1 0 Sullivan Upper [59]
2016-17 Banbridge Academy 4 0 Wallace High School [60]
2017-18 Rainey Endowed School 1 1 Banbridge Academy Rainey won 3-1 on penalties
2018-19 Banbridge Academy 2 1 Ballyclare High School [61]

2020s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
2019-20 Belfast Royal Academy 4 2 Friends School Lisburn [62]


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