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New season of Ulster Schools GAA launched

September 16th, 2022

Oonagh Murtagh (Head of South Business Centre at Danske Bank) and Jimmy Smyth (Chairperson, Ulster Schools GAA) launch the 2022/23 Ulster Schools GAA competitions alongside pupils from De La Salle Downpatrick and St Patrick’s Downpatrick.

Ulster Schools GAA, and sponsors Danske Bank, have launched a new season of competitions for post-primary schools across the province.

For the 2022/23 season, 126 schools will take part in over 60 competitions, as the demand of Gaelic games continues to grow.

The launch took place this week at St Patrick’s Downpatrick, a school who collected their first ever Danske Bank Mageean Cup title in memorable fashion last December.

Speaking at the launch, Oonagh Murtagh, Head of South Business Centre at Danske Bank said: “At Danske Bank, we are passionate about helping our society thrive, and one way we do this is through our sponsorship of sports across the country. Supporting the Ulster Schools GAA competitions is a central part of that support for local communities.”

Ulster Schools GAA Chairperson Jimmy Smyth commented: “There will be thousands of students across Ulster eagerly awaiting the opportunity to pull on their school jersey, some for the first time. Our competitions continue to grow from strength to strength, and we are indebted to the work of our school teachers and principals, and our sponsors Danske Bank, all of whom who make this possible.”

Yesterday also saw the draws for the 2022/23 Danske Bank MacRory and Mageean Cups take place. Start dates for the competitions are as follows:

Danske Bank U19 Mageean Cup  – w/b Monday 10 October

Our Lady & St Patrick’s Knock St Patrick’s Maghera
Cross & Passion Ballycastle St Louis’ Ballymena
St Patrick’s Downpatrick St Killian’s Garron Tower
St Mary’s CBS Belfast

Danske Bank U19 MacRory Cup – w/b Monday 07 November

St Patrick’s Cavan St Ronan’s Lurgan
St Eunan’s Letterkenny Patrician Carrickmacross
Omagh CBS St Macartan’s Monaghan
St Michael’s Enniskillen Abbey CBS Newry
St Mary’s Magherafelt St Colman’s Newry
St Patrick’s Armagh Our Lady’s SS Castleblayney
St Patrick’s Academy Dungannon St Patrick’s Maghera
Holy Trinity Cookstown

For more information on Ulster Schools GAA competitions, please contact Niall Muldoon and Sarah Geoghegan

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