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Fantastic Ulster GAA Schools 1-Wall Programme

Ulster GAA continue to deliver invaluable support for the growth of the Schools 1-Wall Initiative in the Province through the delivery of an extensive Schools Blitz Programme.

See below for a summary of the work that is being carried out annually, with a special thanks to Ulster GAA Staff Shane McCann & Paul Callaghan for rolling out this fantastic programme which is now in it's 8th year.

Schools Involved:

  • Boys: 34 Teams – 18 Schools – 136 players:

- Red High & De la Salle Downpatrick, (Down). St Josephs Crossmaglen (Armagh). Beech Hill, SEM & Patrician High, (Monaghan). Dun an Ri, Virginia, St Clares (Cavan). Dean Maguirc, St Josephs College, St Ciarans Ballygawley, St Patricks Academy, Holy Trinity and Donaghmore (Tyrone). St Colms and St Marys Magherafelt (Derry).

  • Girls: 14 teams – 7 schools – 56 players:

St Josephs College, Dean Maguirc, St Ciaran's Ballygawley, Holy Trinity (Tyrone). St Catherines (Armagh). Beech Hill (Monaghan). Dun an Ri (Cavan).


The popularity of 1-Wall Handball continues, throughout our schools competitions in 2018/19 we have had the most schools involved since Ulster GAA started the initiative in 2012 (Girls 2015).

2018/19Girls U13.5756Dean Maguirc
2018/19Girls U15.5766Beech Hill
2018/19Boys U13.518136Dean Maguirc
2018/19Boys U15.514120Red High



  • U13.5 Finals: The quality of handball is at a fairly high standard with many novice players involved
  • Boys: Red High, SEM, Virginia, St Ciaran's, Dean Maguirc and St Colm's all qualified for the finals. On the day it self the Dean came out on top with a very close final with St Ciaran's being decided on a play off.
  • Girls: The girls event is ran off on one day, there could be potential to replicate the boys events and provide regional qualifiers. St Catherine's Armagh and St Ciaran's Ballygawley made it through to the finals with St Ciaran's claiming victory after a competitive final.


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