After undergoing a successful re-vamp in 2010, Féile Uladh 2011 took place on Saturday 30th April in venues throughout Ulster.
Feile Uladh has been a regular feature on the Ulster Hurling Calendar since the late 90’s when the competition was organised as a prelude to Ulster hosting the National Féile competition. However after much debate the competition was modernised last year and is now held over two weekends, with group stages being played to decide the finalists. The finals are then played off two weeks later, on a single afternoon, with the Division Six Final commencing at 12.00noon and successive finals being played right up to the Division One Final, which is scheduled to commence at 5.00pm.
After a number of late withdrawals there was a total of 53 hurling teams participating in group stages that were played at 11 different venues. Ulster Camogie also organised their Féile competition on the same day with a total of 35 teams participating. Ulster GAA is indebted to those clubs that give up their facilities to host the group stages of Féile Uladh. We are also grateful to the referees, without whom we could not run the competition, and those members of the Ulster Hurling Development Committee and the Ulster Hurling Development Staff who organised the event and co-ordinated the fixtures programme at each venue.
The hurling finals were played at the St Colm’s club in Ballinascreen, Co. Derry on Saturday 14th May, results are provided below and photos are available on the Ulster website – https://ulster.gaa.ie/nggallery/page-56/album-1/gallery-99/
Féile Hurling Finals
|Div 5 Final||Laitroim Fontenoy’s||4-02||v||1-05||Carryduff|
|Div 4 Final||Newry Shamrocks||3-04||v||1-05||Oisín Glenariffe|
|Div 3 Final||Bun Cranncha||3-09||v||0-00||Portaferry|
|Div 2 Final||Kevin Lynch’s||4-12||v||3-01||Ruairi Óg Cushendall|
|Div 1 Final||Slaughtneil||2-10||v||0-01||Loughgiel Shamrocks|
Camogie finals were also held on 14th May at Eglish GAC, Co. Tyrone.
Féile Camogie Finals
|Div 1||Ballinascreen||3-04||v||7-02||Loughgiel Shamrocks|
|Div 2||Ruairi Óg||5-05||v||5-03||Lavey|
|Div 4||A Riocht||0-00||v||8-07||Bellaghy|
|Div 6||Crosserlough||8-00||v||2-00||Eoghan Rua|