Fáilte chuig gaa.ie - suíomh oifigiúil CLG

The Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge


The Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge was established in 2016 and is the only competition in hurling that has teams from all 32 counties participating.

For 2018, a total of 41 teams with over 1,200 players will play in 135 games - including 5 Finals - as part of the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge 

  • The Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge is a competition for players, aged 16 and 17 years old, who are not participating in Leaving Cert Examinations during May and June 2018. 41 teams will participate in the competition.
  • The programme will run from Wednesday 2nd May to Saturday 30th June 2018.
  • The ethos of the competition is a developmental one, where an 8 week programme of meaningful games is supplemented by a 1 to 1 ratio of games to training.
  • Each team will play a minimum of 5 games through a programme that is structured on the basis of Group Stages, Preliminaries (Quarter-Finals) and Play-Offs (Semi-Finals).
  • The Group Stages will consist of 8 Groups of teams selected on a geographical and developmental basis. Matches at the Group Stages will be played on Wednesdays.
  • After the Group Stages, teams will be graded on foot of their performance and will be assigned to 1 of 5 Divisions prior to participating in the Preliminaries (Quarter-Finals) and Play-Offs (Semi-Finals) where they will play against opposition of a comparative developmental level.
  • 5 Finals will be played on Saturday June 30th 2018 in Bord na Móna O'Connor Park, Tullamore.

The aim of the competition organisers is to keep improving the competition year after year - as part of this extensive reviews are conducted with all those who participate - see Review Documents available to download below.  

For a full overview of the operation of the competition please see the 2018 Operations Manual available to download below.

If you are a player, coach or parent and are looking for more information about how to get involved please contact: Caoimhe Ní Néill caoimhe.nineill@gaa.ie; 01 865 8622

There are currently no fixtures for this competition.

Celtic Challenge Group H

Sunday 15 April 2018

Round 5 - Dunsilly
Antrim
2-5 2-10
Derry
Referee: Barry Winters
Round 5 - Bawnacre Centre, (4G Pitch) Irvinestown
Fermanagh
2-8 4-13
Down
Referee: Aidan Mc Aleer
Round 5 - St. Colman's College Newry
Armagh
3-13 1-6
Tyrone
Referee: Kevin Parke

Sunday 8 April 2018

Round 4 - Woodlands Playing Fields
Down
2-16 1-18
Tyrone
Referee: Mairtin Mc Gann
Round 4 - Mid Ulster Sports Arena
Armagh
0-7 4-12
Derry
Referee: Kevin Parke
Round 4 - Mid Ulster Sports Arena
Antrim
8-20 0-7
Fermanagh
Referee: Alan Nash

Thursday 5 April 2018

Round 1 - Mid Ulster Sports Arena
Tyrone
1-5 1-9
Derry
Referee: Kieran Rice

Tuesday 3 April 2018

Round 1 - Queens Dub Playing Fields
Down
2-9 0-6
Antrim
Referee: Tarlach Conway
Round 1 - Bawnacre Centre, (4G Pitch) Irvinestown
Fermanagh
2-10 2-10
Armagh
Referee: Aidan Mc Aleer

Sunday 25 March 2018

Round 3 - Owenbeg
Derry
2-13 4-10
Down
Referee: Kevin Parke
Round 3 - Garvaghey
Tyrone
4-17 1-9
Fermanagh
Referee: Leon Reynolds
Round 3 - St. Colman's College Newry
Armagh
1-10 3-17
Antrim
Referee: Barry Winters

Sunday 11 March 2018

Round 2 - Dunsilly
Antrim
3-13 2-11
Tyrone
Referee: Kieran Rice
Round 2 - Owenbeg
Derry
2-21 2-6
Fermanagh
Referee: Hugo Wallace
Round 2 - Portaferry
Down
6-22 0-2
Armagh
Referee: Colm McDonald

Celtic Challenge Group E

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Round 5 - Glanworth
East Cork
0-19 2-11
South Tipperary
Referee: Damian Fox
Round 5 - Bushy Park
Cork City
1-18 3-12
Kilkenny
Referee: Thomas Walsh

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Round 4 - Walsh Park
Waterford
0-13 3-13
Kilkenny
Referee: Thomas Walsh
Round 4 - Golden
South Tipperary
1-19 3-14
Cork City
Referee: Damian Fox

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Round 3 - Bushy Park
East Cork
0-16 1-15
Kilkenny
Referee: Conor Doyle
Round 3 - Cork IT
Cork City
0-15 0-15
Waterford
Referee: Alan Long

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Round 2 - MW Hire Dunmore
Kilkenny
3-14 2-16
South Tipperary
Round 2 - Ballinameela
Waterford
1-13 1-17
East Cork
Referee: Kevin Jordan

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Round 1 - Cobh Gaa Club
Cork City
0-8 4-22
East Cork
Referee: Ciarán O Regan
Round 1 - St. Mollerans
Waterford
1-10 1-20
South Tipperary
Referee: Peter Carroll

Celtic Challenge Group F

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Round 5 - 3G Pitch Kingspan Breffni PK
Monaghan
W/O v CC
Longford
Referee: John Emo
Round 5 - Mullingar
Leitrim
5-10 2-15
Louth
Referee: Barry Nea

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Round 1 - Ballyconnell
Leitrim
3-19 2-4
Cavan
Referee: John Doyle

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Round 4 - 3G Pitch
Cavan
5-16 2-7
Monaghan
Referee: Pat Maguire
Round 4 - Ringtown
Louth
7-19 4-4
Longford
Referee: John Emo

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Round 3 - Devine Park Edgeworthstown
Longford
3-10 3-11
Cavan
Referee: John Doyle
Round 3 - Ballyconnell
Leitrim
4-15 3-14
Monaghan
Referee: James Clarke

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Round 2 - Clonguish
Leitrim
6-11 0-3
Longford
Referee: John Doyle
Round 2 - Cuchulainns GAA
Cavan
0-8 1-11
Louth
Referee: Bernard Heaney

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Round 1 - Cloghan
Monaghan
5-12 3-11
Louth
Referee: James Clarke

Celtic Challenge Group D

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Round 5 - TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar
Westmeath
1-14 3-11
Carlow
Round 5 - Manguard Plus Kildare GAA COE Hawkfield Pitch 1
Kildare
7-19 2-8
Wicklow

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Round 4 - Joristown Park
Westmeath
4-9 1-15
Kildare
Round 4 - Ashbourne
Meath
2-9 1-7
Carlow

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Round 3 - Training Centre Fenagh
Carlow
2-11 0-14
Kildare
Round 3 - Bray Emmets GAA
Wicklow
4-14 3-7
Meath

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Round 2 - Training Centre Fenagh
Carlow
1-10 1-21
Wicklow
Round 2 - Trim
Meath
4-14 1-10
Westmeath

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Round 1 - Abbottstown - GAA Centre of Excellence
Wicklow
4-11 2-9
Westmeath
Round 1 - Trim
Meath
3-11 3-16
Kildare

Celtic Challenge Group C

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Round 5 - Abbottstown - GAA Centre of Excellence
Dublin Plunkett
5-14 0-10
Laois
Round 5 - Abbottstown - GAA Centre of Excellence
Dublin Clarke
1-17 2-16
Offaly

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Round 4 - O'Toole Park
Dublin Plunkett
1-14 1-19
Dublin Clarke
Round 4 - Training Centre Fenagh
Wexford
3-16 0-11
Laois

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Round 3 - Abbottstown - GAA Centre of Excellence
Offaly
1-12 3-6
Wexford
Round 3 - Abbottstown - GAA Centre of Excellence
Dublin Clarke
2-22 1-14
Laois

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Round 2 - Ballinakill Centre of Excellence
Wexford
1-11 5-18
Dublin Clarke
Round 2 - Birr
Offaly
3-11 1-18
Dublin Plunkett

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Round 1 - Birr
Offaly
0-11 0-5
Laois
Round 1 - Ballinakill Centre of Excellence
Dublin Plunkett
3-9 1-14
Wexford

Celtic Challenge Group G

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Round 5 - Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence Pitch 3
Mayo
1-10 5-18
Donegal
Referee: Micheal Connolly
Round 5 - Athleague
Roscommon
3-10 0-10
Sligo
Referee: Liam Gordon

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Round 3 - Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence Pitch 3
Donegal
1-18 4-17
Roscommon
Referee: Aidan Ferguson

Saturday 26 May 2018

Round 4 - Connacht GAA Centre
Donegal
0-10 3-16
Galway Tribesmen
Referee: James Judge

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Round 4 - Tooreen (Adrian Freeman Park)
Sligo
2-22 5-8
Mayo
Referee: Kevin Mc Geeney

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Round 3 - Sylane
Galway Tribesmen
5-17 0-7
Mayo
Referee: Micheal Connolly

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Round 2 - Ballyshannon
Donegal
1-6 1-18
Sligo
Referee: Aidan Ferguson
Round 2 - Duggan Park
Roscommon
0-7 0-17
Galway Tribesmen
Referee: Christopher Browne

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Round 1 - Connacht GAA Centre
Mayo
3-10 3-6
Roscommon
Referee: Liam Gordon
Round 1 - Connacht GAA Centre
Galway Tribesmen
0-9 0-6
Sligo
Referee: James Judge

Celtic Challenge Group A

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Round 5 - St Patrick's G.A.A Club
Limerick Treaty
0-10 3-21
Clare Blues
Referee: Philip Kelly
Round 5 - Nenagh
North Tipperary
2-18 3-12
Galway McDonagh
Referee: Eamonn Stapleton

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Round 4 - Caherlohan
Clare Blues
0-8 2-20
Galway Maroons
Referee: Michael Sexton
Round 4 - Crusheen
Galway McDonagh
0-19 2-8
Limerick Treaty
Referee: Joseph Mullins

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Round 3 - Duggan Park
Galway Maroons
1-12 1-15
Galway McDonagh
Referee: Shane Hynes
Round 3 - Limerick IT
Limerick Treaty
1-5 2-20
North Tipperary
Referee: Jarlath Donnellan

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Round 2 - Kenny Park
Galway McDonagh
3-20 1-4
Clare Blues
Referee: Kevin Mc Geeney
Round 2 - Nenagh
North Tipperary
1-13 3-16
Galway Maroons
Referee: Damian Fox

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Round 1 - Tubber
Clare Blues
0-8 0-14
North Tipperary
Referee: Donnacha O Callaghan
Round 1 - Crusheen
Galway Maroons
3-26 0-7
Limerick Treaty
Referee: Conor Doyle

Celtic Challenge Group B

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Round 5 - Mallow
West Cork
3-24 0-9
Clare Saffrons
Referee: John O Halloran
Round 5 - Ballyhea NS
Limerick Sarsfields
2-8 4-15
North Cork
Referee: Garrett Howard

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Round 4 - Clareabbey
Clare Saffrons
0-18 2-10
Limerick Sarsfields
Referee: Peter Carroll
Round 4 - Crotta O Neills
Kerry
4-17 2-10
North Cork
Referee: Alan Long

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Round 3 - Knockaderry
Clare Saffrons
2-15 1-23
Kerry
Referee: Michael Sexton
Round 3 - Blarney
West Cork
6-25 1-8
Limerick Sarsfields
Referee: Ciarán O Regan

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Round 2 - Ogonnelloe
North Cork
6-17 2-16
Clare Saffrons
Referee: Michael Sexton
Round 2 - Aghabullogue
West Cork
1-13 3-14
Kerry
Referee: Simon Stokes

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Round 1 - Ballygarvan NS
West Cork
3-16 2-13
North Cork
Referee: Mark Maher
Round 1 - Templeglantine
Limerick Sarsfields
0-10 3-17
Kerry

Corn Michael Feery (Div.5)

Saturday 30 June 2018

Final - Bord Na Mona O'Connor Park
Donegal
2-8 3-12
Sligo
Referee: Mark O Neill
Extra Time if Necessary

Monday 25 June 2018

Semi-Final - Connacht GAA Centre
Mayo
0-9 5-10
Sligo
Referee: Liam Gordon
Extra Time if Necessary

Saturday 23 June 2018

Semi-Final - Davitt Park
Fermanagh
2-5 4-13
Donegal
Referee: Kevin Parke
Extra Time if Necessary

Saturday 16 June 2018

Quarter Final - Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada
Cavan
1-7 5-11
Mayo
Referee: Aidan Ferguson
Extra Time if Necessary
Quarter Final - Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada
Leitrim
1-8 2-15
Donegal
Referee: John Emo
Extra Time if Necessary
Quarter Final - Darver
Louth
2-8 3-13
Fermanagh
Referee: James Clarke
Extra Time if Necessary
Quarter Final - Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada
Monaghan
4-9 2-20
Sligo
Referee: Liam Gordon
Extra Time if Necessary

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Preliminary Round - Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence Pitch 3
Donegal
2-17 0-4
Longford
Referee: John Doyle
Extra Time if Necessary

Corn Jerome O'Leary (Div.4)

Saturday 30 June 2018

Final - Bord Na Mona O'Connor Park
Antrim
3-10 4-12
Laois
Referee: Killian Jones
Extra Time if Necessary

Saturday 23 June 2018

Semi-Final - Davitt Park
Antrim
2-27 3-15
Tyrone
Referee: Kieran Rice
Extra Time if Necessary
Semi-Final - Abbottstown - GAA Centre of Excellence
Armagh
2-13 5-9
Laois
Referee: Alan Lagrue
Extra Time if Necessary

Saturday 16 June 2018

Quarter Final - TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar
Westmeath
0-7 3-9
Armagh
Referee: Kevin Brady
Extra Time if Necessary
Quarter Final - Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence Pitch 3
Tyrone
2-11 1-10
Roscommon
Referee: John Doyle
Extra Time if Necessary
Quarter Final - Inniskeen
Kildare
1-7 2-9
Antrim
Referee: Dominc Kearns
Extra Time if Necessary

Friday 15 June 2018

Quarter Final - Netwatch Cullen Park
Carlow
2-11 3-10
Laois
Referee: Alan Lagrue
Extra Time if Necessary

Corn John Scott (Div.2)

Saturday 30 June 2018

Final - Bord Na Mona O'Connor Park
West Cork
2-17 1-19
South Tipperary
Referee: Liam Gordon
Extra Time if Necessary

Saturday 23 June 2018

Semi-Final - Killeagh
Waterford
2-8 3-19
West Cork
Referee: Michael Sexton
Extra Time if Necessary
Semi-Final - Caherlohan
South Tipperary
1-17 2-13
Clare Blues
Referee: Shane Hynes
Extra Time if Necessary

Saturday 16 June 2018

Quarter Final - Aghabullogue
Cork City
1-17 2-18
West Cork
Referee: Nathan Wall
Extra Time if Necessary
Quarter Final - Claughaun GAA
North Cork
1-11 3-10
Clare Blues
Referee: Philip Kelly
Extra Time if Necessary
Quarter Final - Carriganore
Waterford
0-13 0-9
Wexford
Referee: Peter Carroll
Extra Time if Necessary
Quarter Final - Birr
Offaly
1-10 4-11
South Tipperary
Referee: Shane Hynes
Extra Time if Necessary

Corn William Robinson (Div.3)

Saturday 30 June 2018

Final - Bord Na Mona O'Connor Park
Derry
2-18 3-12
Galway Tribesmen
Referee: Michael Sexton
Extra Time if Necessary

Saturday 23 June 2018

Semi-Final - Inniskeen
Derry
3-21 2-11
Wicklow
Referee: Mairtin Mc Gann
Extra Time if Necessary
Semi-Final - Caherlohan
Galway Tribesmen
0-15 0-13
Limerick Treaty
Referee: Jarlath Donnellan
Extra Time if Necessary

Saturday 16 June 2018

Quarter Final - Inniskeen
Down
CC v W/O
Wicklow
Postponed Extra Time if Necessary
Quarter Final - Caherlohan
Limerick Sarsfields
2-9 3-15
Galway Tribesmen
Referee: Joseph Mullins
Extra Time if Necessary
Quarter Final - Caherlohan
Clare Saffrons
2-13 3-12
Limerick Treaty
Referee: Conor Doyle
Extra Time if Necessary
Quarter Final - Inniskeen
Derry
2-21 3-7
Meath
Referee: Jim O Rourke
Extra Time if Necessary

Corn Michael Hogan (Div.1)

Saturday 30 June 2018

Final - Bord Na Mona O'Connor Park
Galway McDonagh
2-23 0-19
East Cork
Referee: Philip Kelly
Extra Time if Necessary

Saturday 23 June 2018

Semi-Final - Dungarvan
Kilkenny
4-5 2-29
East Cork
Referee: Peter Carroll
Extra Time if Necessary

Friday 22 June 2018

Semi-Final - Kilbeacanty
Galway Maroons
3-9 4-15
Galway McDonagh
Referee: Conor Doyle
Extra Time if Necessary

Monday 18 June 2018

Quarter Final - Aghabullogue
Kerry
3-8 4-23
East Cork
Referee: Michael Sexton
Extra Time if Necessary

Saturday 16 June 2018

Quarter Final - Parnell Park
Dublin Clarke
1-11 4-17
Galway Maroons
Referee: Sean Stack
Extra Time if Necessary
Quarter Final - Parnell Park
Dublin Plunkett
0-10 2-16
Galway McDonagh
Referee: Killian Jones
Extra Time if Necessary
Quarter Final - MW Hire Dunmore
North Tipperary
1-13 4-12
Kilkenny
Extra Time if Necessary

Official Sponsors of the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship

Official Sponsors of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Championship