The Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge 2018

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.

The draws for the Quarter Finals have been made as follows

Corn John Scott Quarter Final Draws:

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Quarter Final – Aghabullogue 12:00
Cork City 1-17 V 2-18 West Cork
Referee: Nathan Wall Extra Time if Necessary

Quarter Final – Carriganore 14:00
Waterford 0-13 V 0-9 Wexford
Referee: Peter Carroll Extra Time if Necessary

Quarter Final – Claughaun GAA 14:00
North Cork 1-11 V 3-10 Clare Blues
Referee: Philip Kelly Extra Time if Necessary

Quarter Final – Bord Na Mona O Connor Park,17:00
Offaly 1-10 V 4-11 South Tipperary
Extra Time if Necessary

Corn John Scott Semi Final Draws:

Saturday 23 June 2018

Semi-Final – Killeagh
Waterford 2-8 V 3-19 West Cork
Referee: Michael Sexton

Extra Time if Necessary

Semi-Final – Caherlohan
South Tipperary 1-17 V 2-13 Clare Blues

Referee: Shane Hynes

Extra Time if Necessary

Corn John Scott Final:

West Cork V South Tipperary 12.30 on Saturday 30th June in BNM O’Connor Park Tullamore.

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Corn Michael Hogan Quarter Final Draws:

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Quarter Final – Aghabullogue 13:30
Kerry 3-8 V 4-23 East Cork
Referee: Michael Sexton Extra Time if Necessary

Quarter Final – Parnell Park 14:00
Dublin Clarke 1-11 V 4-17 Galway Maroons
Referee: Sean Stack Extra Time if Necessary

Quarter Final – Parnell Park 16:00
Dublin Plunkett 0-10 V 2-16 Galway McDonagh
Referee: Killian Jones Extra Time if Necessary

Quarter Final – MW Hire Dunmore 18:00
North Tipperary 1-13 v 4-12 Kilkenny
Extra Time if Necessary

Corn Michael Hogan Semi Final Draws:

Saturday 23 June 2018

Semi-Final – Dungarvan
Kilkenny  4-5 V 2-29 East Cork
Referee: Peter Carroll

Extra Time if Necessary

Friday 22 June 2018

Semi-Final – Kilbeacanty
Galway Maroons 3-9 V 4-15 Galway McDonagh
Referee: Conor Doyle

Extra Time if Necessary

Corn Michael Hogan Final:

East Cork  V Galway McDonagh 2.30 on Saturday 30th June in BNM O’Connor Park Tullamore.

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The Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge Group B

Clare Saffrons
West Cork
Kerry
Limerick Sarsfields
North Cork

Fixtures & Results

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 19:30
Round 1 – Templeglantine Sarsfields0-10  v 3-17Kerry
Round 1 – Ballygarvan NS West Cork 3-16 v 2-13 North Cork Referee: Mark Maher

Wednesday, May 9, 2018  19:30
Round 2 – Ogonnelloe North Cork 6-17 v 2-16 Clare Saffrons Referee: Eamonn Stapleton
Round 2 – Aghabullogue West Cork 1-13 v 3-14 Kerry Referee: Simon Stokes

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 19:30
Round 3 – Clare Saffrons 2-15 v 1-23 Kerry Referee: Nicky O Toole
Round 3 – Blarney -West Cork 6-25 v 1-8 Limerick Sarsfields Referee: Ciarán O Regan

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 19:30
Round 4 Clare Saffrons 0-18 v 2-10 Limerick Sarsfields Referee: Peter Carroll
Round 4 – Austin Stack Park -Kerry 4-17 v 2-10 North Cork Referee: Alan Long

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 19:30
Round 5 – Mallow West Cork 3-24 v 0-9 Clare Saffrons Referee: John O Halloran
Round 5 – Ballyhea NS Limerick Sarsfields 2-18 v 4-15 North Cork Referee: Garrett Howard

Celtic Challenge Group B

Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Kerry 4 4 0 0 104 63 40
2 West Cork 4 3 0 1 117 62 32
3 North Cork 4 2 0 2 97 90 24
4 Clare Saffrons 4 1 0 3 70 110 16
5 Limerick Sarsfields 4 0 0 4 51 114 8

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The Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge Group E

East Cork
Cork City
Waterford
South Tipperary
Kilkenny

Fixtures & Results

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 19:30
Round 1 – Cobh Gaa Club Cork City 0-8 v 4-22 East Cork Referee: Ciarán O Regan
Round 1 – St. Mollerans Waterford 1-10 v 1-20 South Tipperary Referee: Peter Carroll

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 19:30
Round 2 – MW Hire Dunmore Kilkenny v South Tipperary
Round 2 – Ballinameela Waterford 1-13 v 1-17 East Cork Referee: Kevin Jordan

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 19:30
Round 3 – Bushy Park -East Cork 0-16 v 1-15 Kilkenny Referee: Conor Doyle
Round 3 – Cork IT -Cork City 0-15 v 0-15 Waterford Referee: Alan Long

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 19:30
Round 4 – Walsh Park Waterford 0-13 v 3-13 Kilkenny Referee: Thomas Walsh
Round 4 – Golden South Tipperary 1-19 v 3-14 Cork City Referee: Damian Fox

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 19:30
Round 5 – Bushy Park Cork City 1-18 v 3-12 Kilkenny
Round 5 – Rathcormac NS East Cork 0-19 v 2-11 South Tipperary

Celtic Challenge Group E

Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Kilkenny 4 3 1 0 84 72 35
2 East Cork 4 3 0 1 89 59 32
3 Cork City 4 1 2 1 67 92 22
4 South Tipperary 4 1 0 3 84 78 16
5 Waterford 4 0 1 3 57 80 11

Photos

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 19:30
Round 1 – Ballygarvan NS West Cork 3-16 v 2-13 North Cork Referee: Mark Maher

 

For more information on the Celtic Challenge countrywide please click here

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

TheBOICelticChallengeOperationsManual2018_English

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