Ulster GAA


Ulster GAA

Infobox GAA province
province = Ulster GAA

| irish = Cúige Uladh| location = North
counties = 9
colours = Gold and black
grounds = Casement Park, Belfast
St. Tiernach's Park, Clones
Breifne Park,Cavan
pro hurling =Antrim (46)
AI hurling = none
pro football = Cavan (39)
AI football = Down and Cavan (5 each)
top football = Down & Cavan
RC hurling = 0
RC football = 28
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The Ulster Council (Irish: Comhairle Uladh) is a Provincial council of the Gaelic Athletic Association sports of hurling, Gaelic football, camogie, and handball in the province of Ulster. The headquarters of the Ulster GAA is based in Armagh City.

The first Ulster GAA Convention was held on the 22nd March 1903 in Armagh. Belfast solicitor George Martin was elected as first President with L.F. O’Kane (Derry) as first Secretary. Victor O’Nolan (Tyrone), the father of writer Flann O'Brien was elected Vice-President. [cite web |url= http://ulster.gaa.ie/milestones.html|title= Ulster GAA Milestones|accessdate=2007-08-20 |format= |work= ]

Constituent counties

*Antrim
*Armagh
*Cavan
*Derry
*Donegal
*Down
*Fermanagh
*Monaghan
*Tyrone

pecial counties

The following, while not administrated by the Ulster Council, play in the Ulster Senior Hurling Championship:

*London
*New York

Gaelic football

Competitions

* Ulster Senior Football Championship
* Ulster Minor Football Championship
* Ulster Under-21 Football Championship
* Ulster Junior Football Championship
* Dr McKenna Cup
* Ulster Senior Club Football Championship
* Ulster Intermediate Club Football Championship
* Ulster Junior Club Football Championship
* Ulster Minor Club Football Championship
* Ulster Under-21 Club Football Championship
* Dr Lagan Cup

All-time top Ulster scorers

As of 3 June 2008 according to the BBC. [cite web |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/northern_ireland/the_championship/7432831.stm |title= Ulster's hot-shots |accessdate=2008-06-15 |work=BBC Online |date=2008-06-03|accessdate=2008-06-15 ]

Notes:
*Includes Ulster Championship, All-Ireland Championship and Qualifiers.

All-time top Ulster goalscorers

As of 15 June 2008 according to the Sunday Tribune. [cite news |first=Kieran |last=Shannon |coauthors=Leo McGeough |title=When Sunday Comes - Stevie from Killeavy: Ulster's top predator |url= |work=Sunday Tribune |publisher= |date=2008-06-15 |accessdate=2008-06-15 ]

Notes:
*Includes Ulster Championship, All-Ireland Championship and Qualifiers.

Hurling

Ulster has always been the weakest of the provinces in hurling terms, possible due to the difference between the hurling promulgated by the early Gaelic Athletic Association showing many differences to the "commons" game played in Ulster. There have been some successes over the years, mostly by Antrim teams:

* 1943: Antrim defeated Galway and Kilkenny, but lost to Cork in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final
* 1982: Gerry Goodwin (Tyrone) won the All-Ireland Poc Fada Championship
* 1983: Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim) won the All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship
* 1989: Antrim defeated Offaly, and subsequently lost to Tipperary in the All-Ireland final

Competitions

* Ulster Senior Hurling Championship
* Ulster Minor Hurling Championship
* Ulster Under-21 Hurling Championship
* Ulster Intermediate Hurling Championship
* Ulster Junior Hurling Championship
* Ulster Senior Club Hurling Championship
* Ulster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship
* Ulster Junior Club Hurling Championship
* Ulster Under-21 Club hurling championship

Officers

*Chairman Tom Daly Donegal
*Vice Chairman Aogan Farrell Cavan
*Secretary Danny Murphy Down
*Treasurer Martin McAveaney Monaghan
*PRO Michael Hasson Antrim

Staff

*Chief Executive Danny Murphy
*Director of Games Dr. Eugene Young
*Operations Manager Stephen McGeehan
*Community Development Manager Ryan Feeney
*Business Development Manager Michelle McAleer
*Games Development Manager Terence McWilliams
*Hurling Development Manager Jimmy Darragh
*Lifestyle & Wellbeing Manager Aileen Tohill
*Hurling Development Officer Vacant
*Football Development Officer Tony Scullion
*Regional Development Officer Diarmaid Marsden
*Regional Development Officer Paul Callaghan
*Regional Development Officer Una McKay
*Community Development Officer Gerry McClory
*Development Officer Paul Rouse
*Development Officer Ryan Mellon
*Development Officer Gary Mallon
*Camogie Development Officer Kevin Kelly
*Ladies Gaelic Development Officer Sheena Tally
*Admin Officer Stephen Donnelly
*Admin Officer Geraldine McKavanagh
*Admin Officer Bernie McGlinchey
*Admin Officer Damian Kelly
*Admin Officer Paul Sanders

References

External links

* [http://ulster.gaa.ie Ulster Council website]
* [http://www.gaelicsurvival.com Gaelic Survival - Player Profiles Every Inter County Hurler and Footballer, Fantasy GAA Game]


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