History of Ulster Colleges Hurling

October 25, 2023

Pictured is the St Malachy’s College Belfast hurling team that won the very first Ulster Schools’ senior hurling title in 1953.

The prize at the time was the “Senior Shield” and it remained the prize until the Mageean Cup was presented in 1963 in memory of Dr Mageean, Bishop of Down and Connor, who had died on January 17 1962.

Want to find out more about the history of schools’ hurling and the Mageean Cup competition?

Come along to a talk in St Louis Ballymena on Wednesday 6th December when Séamas McAleenan will share his research and photographs.