St Louis’ hurlers are provided with the opportunity to compete in Ulster College’s competition for each year group. Local clubs including Dunloy, Loughgiel, All Saints, Con Magees, Tir na nOg, Ahoghill and Rasharkin provide the talent base for the hurling squads. Having won the McGreevy Cup in 2012 and the Kirk Cup in 2014, the foundations were laid for which ensured all St Louis hurling teams now play in the top tier of the various Ulster College’s competitions.
Having won the Casement Cup on in 2014/15 and losing after extra time to St Declan’s Kilmacthomas (Waterford), the experience gained was to prove invaluable for the 2015/16 squad which ascended to compete in the Mageean Cup and reached the school’s first final appearance in over two decades. That season, St Louis topped their group with two wins (over Divis and Cross & Passion) and a draw (against Maghera) to automatically qualify for the semi final. They faced Maghera once again in the semi final and a 1-18 to 1-14 victory set Mr Morgan and Mr Gillan’s side up for a final decider against highly rated St Mary’s CBS. However, an all-round brilliant team performance saw St Louis claim the school’s only ever second Mageean title with a comprehensive 2-16 to 1-9 victory over the Belfast side.
The euphoria following the Mageean victory on Friday 23rd October will be scribed in St Louis history for a long, long time. It is all captured on the following link: http://www.stlouisgrammar.com/news/st-louis-mageean-cup-champions
There was great excitement as St Louis made amends for 2015 semi final defeat and reached the All Ireland final after a 2-14 to 2-6 win over St Raphael’s Loughrea. On Easter Monday 2016, St Louis’ faced Abbey CBS in Thurles. Despite dominating the game, the home side forced extra-time and once again this proved a step too far for the Kintullagh boys as Abbey won 2-19 to 2-13.
Since winning the McGreevy Cup in December 2012, St Louis now compete in the A grade of the Year 9 hurling competition. The McNamee competition is one of the earliest in the Ulster College’s calendar as it commences in September.
FORRESTER’S CUP FIXTURES (YEAR 12)
Having won the Kirk Cup in 2014, St Louis now compete in the A grade of the Year 12 competition. It commences post-Christmas in the fixtures calendar.
LEONARD CUP (YEAR 11)
St Louis reached the final of the Leonard Cup for the first time in the school’s history in December 2015. This competition commences as a blitz day usually in November with the top teams progressing to the semi final stage.
GALLAGHER CUP (YEAR 10)
This competition usually runs during April and May in the school year.
St Louis achieved their first Ulster College’s Hurling All Stars back in 1988. Mr Quinn who teaches in St Louis was an All Star in 1989 when he was a pupil at St Louis!
Check out the full list of St Louis All Stars using the following link: http://www.stlouisgrammar.com/sports/all-stars