Ulster Shield


The Ulster Shield is the premier knock-out competition for ladies' hockey teams in the Ulster province of Ireland. It is one of the oldest ladies' hockey competitions in the world, with the first competition being held in 1896. Ireland was the first country to form a national association when the Irish Ladies Hockey Union was formed in 1894.[citation needed]

The logo of the Ulster Women's Branch of the Irish Hockey Association.

From 1903 until the mid-1980s the winners qualified to represent Ulster in the Irish Senior Cup.

The most successful club is Pegasus with 28 wins from 34 final appearances.

Performance by club


Performance Table
Club Winners Runners-up Total finals Last title
Pegasus297362019-20
Knock139221947-48
Ards115162014-15
Victorians1010201969-70
Instonians103131964-65
Randalstown95142015-16
Holywood8081908-09
Portadown612181991-92
Queen's University514192017-18
St Dominic's Past Pupils3141956-57
Ballymoney2462012-13
Ulster College of Physical Education/Ulster Elks2462009-10
Cliftonville2351910-11
Victoria College, Belfast2021898-99
Owls1341948-49
Lurgan1232016-17
Victoria High School, Londonderry1231901-02
Bangor1121903-04
City of Derry1011896-97
Collegians/Belfast Harlequins066N/A
Mid Antrim044N/A
Roebank (Limavady)033N/A
Strand House School, Londonderry033N/A
Armagh022N/A
Belvoir022N/A
Nomads022N/A
The Route, Coleraine022N/A
Downshire011N/A
Dungannon011N/A
Lisfannon (Buncrana)011N/A
North Down011N/A
Stranmillis Training College011N/A

FINALS


(Records are incomplete)

1890s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1896-97 City of Derry (Holywood or
Strand House School, Londonderry)
1897-98 Victoria College, Belfast 4 3 The Route, Coleraine [1]
1898-99 Victoria College, Belfast 3 1 Strand House School, Londonderry [2]

1900s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1899-00 Holywood 3 0 Victoria High School, Londonderry [3]
1900-01 Holywood 4 0 The Route, Coleraine [4]
1901-02 Victoria High School, Londonderry 2 1 Belvoir Replay - Game 1: 1-1[5][6]
1902-03 Holywood 1 0 Belvoir [7]
1903-04 Bangor 4 0 Victoria High School, Londonderry
1904-05 Holywood 2 1 Downshire
1905-06 Holywood 5 0 Bangor
1906-07 Holywood 3 0 Strand House School, Londonderry
1907-08 Holywood 2 1 Lisfannon (Buncrana)
1908-09 Holywood 2 1 Cliftonville [8]

1910s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1909-10 Cliftonville 4 0 Strand House School, Londonderry
1910-11 Cliftonville 2 0 Roebank (Limavady) Replay - Game 1: 0-0
1911-12 Knock 3 1 Roebank (Limavady)
1912-13 Knock 1 0 Roebank (Limavady)
1913-14 Knock
1914-15 Knock 3 0 Cliftonville
1915-16 Not played due to World War I
1916-17 Not played due to World War I
1917-18 Not played due to World War I
1918-19 Knock

1920s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1919-20 Knock 2 0 Queen's University
1920-21 Knock 3 0 Cliftonville
1921-22 Knock 7 1 Dungannon [9]
1922-23 Knock 2 1 Queen's University after extra time[10]
1923-24 Knock 7 1 Victorians [11]
1924-25 Knock 5 1 Queen's University [12]
1925-26 Queen's University 2 1 Nomads [13]
1926-27 Queen's University 2 1 Knock Replay - Game 1: 2-2[14][15]
1927-28 Knock 3 1 Nomads [16]
1928-29 Queen's University w o Knock after 1–1 draw - Knock unable
to field team for replay[17][18]

1930s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1929-30 Ards 2 0 Queen's University [19]
1930-31 Instonians 3 1 Queen's University [20]
1931-32 Ards 2 1 Queen's University [21]
1932-33 Queen's University 2 1 Ards [22]
1933-34 Ards 5 4 Queen's University after extra time[23]
1934-35 Instonians 2 1 Ards [24]
1935-36 Ards 7 1 Knock [25]
1936-37 Ards 5 1 Queen's University [26]
1937-38 Instonians 3 1 Ards [27][28]
1938-39 Ards 2 0 Instonians [29]

1940s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1939-40 Not Played due to World War II
1940-41
1941-42
1942-43 Victorians 4 2 Ards
1943-44 Ards 2 1 Victorians [30]
1944-45 Victorians Collegians
1945-46 Victorians 4 2 Knock
1946-47 Victorians 5 3 Owls after extra time[31]
1947-48 Knock 2 1 Owls Replay - Game 1: 1-1[32][33]
1948-49 Owls 4 2 Victorians [34]

1950s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1949-50 Victorians 3 2 Queen's University Replay - Game 1: 1-1[35][36]
1950-51 Victorians Owls Replay - Game 1: 1-1[37]
1951-52 St Dominic's Past Pupils Victorians
1952-53 Instonians 6 1 Victorians [38]
1953-54 St Dominic's Past Pupils 5 4 Victorians [39][40]
1954-55 Instonians 1 0 Queens University [41]
1955-56 Instonians 3 2 Victorians
1956-57 St Dominic's Past Pupils 4 1 Knock
1957-58 Instonians 3 2 St Dominic's Past Pupils [42]
1958-59 Ards 3 2 Instonians [43]

1960s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1959-60 Instonians 3 1 Knock after extra time[44][45]
1960-61 Instonians 3 2 Victorians [46]
1961-62 Victorians 5 3 Instonians [47][48]
1962-63 Victorians 3 1 Queen's University [49][50]
1963-64 Ards 7 0 Stranmillis Training College [51][52]
1964-65 Instonians 4 1 Ards [53][54]
1965-66 Victorians 2 1 Queen's University Replay - Game 1: 2-2[55][56]
1966-67 Pegasus 2 1 Victorians [57]
1967-68 Pegasus 1 0 Mid Antrim Replay - Game 1: 0-0
1968-69 Pegasus 3 1 Mid Antrim

1970s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1969-70 Victorians 5 1 Ulster College of Physical Education
1970-71 Ulster College of Physical Education 2 1 Mid Antrim Replay - Game 1: 2-2[58]
1971-72 Portadown 2 1 Pegasus
1972-73 Pegasus 3 1 Portadown [59]
1973-74 Pegasus 4 0 Mid Antrim [60]
1974-75 Pegasus 4 2 Ulster College of Physical Education
1975-76 Pegasus 1 0 Portadown [61]
1976-77 Portadown 1 0 Pegasus
1977-78 Pegasus 2 1 Portadown
1978-79 Pegasus 1 0 Portadown

1980s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1979-80 Portadown 4 0 Knock [62]
1980-81 Pegasus 2 1 Portadown
1981-82 Pegasus 1 0 Knock
1982-83 Portadown 2 0 Randalstown
1983-84 Pegasus 2 0 Portadown
1984-85 Portadown 2 1 Pegasus after extra time in Replay - Game 1: 0-0
1985-86 Randalstown 1 0 Portadown after extra time
1986-87 Pegasus 5 2 Portadown
1987-88 Pegasus 3 0 Portadown
1988-89 Pegasus 1 0 Randalstown

1990s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1989-90 Randalstown 2 1 Portadown
1990-91 Randalstown 3 0 Portadown
1991-92 Portadown 1 0 Randalstown
1992-93 Randalstown 4 1 Collegians
1993-94 Randalstown 2 0 Pegasus
1994-95 Randalstown 6 0 Collegians
1995-96 Pegasus 3 0 Knock
1996-97 Pegasus 2 0 North Down
1997-98 Pegasus 4 0 Randalstown Replay - Game 1: 1-1
1998-99 Pegasus 5 0 Collegians

2000s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1999-00 Pegasus 4 1 Victorians
2000-01 Pegasus 5 0 Portadown
2001-02 Pegasus 4 0 Ballymoney
2002-03 Pegasus 3 0 Randalstown
2003-04 Randalstown Belfast Harlequins
2004-05 Pegasus Ballymoney
2005-06 Pegasus 2 0 Ballymoney
2006-07 Randalstown 1 0 Armagh [63]
2007-08 Pegasus 3 0 Ballymoney [64]
2008-09 Pegasus 2 0 Ulster Elks [65]

2010s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
2009-10Ulster Elks21Lurgangolden goal in extra time[66]
2010-11Ballymoney20Ulster ElksPlayed at Lisnagarvey[67][68]
2011-12Pegasus10Armagh[69]
2012-13Ballymoney10Pegasus[70]
2013-14Ards31Pegasus[71]
2014-15Ards33PegasusArds won 2–1 on penalties[72]
2015-16Randalstown22Queen's UniversityRandalstown won 4–2 in penalty shoot-out[73]
2016-17Lurgan31Queen's University[74]
2017-18Queen's University21Lurgan[75]
2018-19Pegasus22Belfast Harlequins[76]
2019-20Pegasus31Belfast Harlequins[77]

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