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The Celtic Challenge

The Electric Ireland Celtic Challenge was established in 2016 and has been hugely successful since its inception. The ethos is a developmental one with teams initially competing at group stages. Depending then on results teams are graded for the knockout stages giving all an opportunity to compete at their own level. The inclusion of second and even third teams from Tier 1 counties has proven very successful as it can result in teams from for example, Christy Ring counties playing teams from Liam MacCarthy counties in a final. These are opportunities that players otherwise would not experience.

The Electric Ireland Celtic Challenge is named in recognition of the original juvenile hurling club known as ‘Celtic’. The Divisional trophies are named in memory of 6 of the 14 civilians who were shot dead in Croke Park on Bloody Sunday, 21st November 1920. Michael Hogan [aged 24], Tom Hogan [aged 21], John William Scott [aged 14], William Robinson [aged 11], Jerome O’Leary aged 10] and Michael Feery.

We are delighted that the 2024 Electric Ireland Celtic Challenge will have 3 teams from all 32 counties taking part.

The competition starts on Saturday 6th April and all teams will qualify for a Quarter-Final spot on Saturday 11th May.

Winners will then advance to their respective semi-finals on Saturday 18th May.

Semi-Final winners will play their finals on Saturday 1st June