St Louis Grammar School
Ballymena
Promoting Excellence, Endeavour and Empowerment

Camogie


St Louis’ has a proud tradition in College’s camogie and in the late 1940’s/early 1950’s were successful at the top level of school’s competitions.  In this time the majority of the team were local girls who continued their success in the game when playing for Antrim senior camogie team and winning All Ireland titles. 

Having won the last Senior B title in 2010, St Louis now compete at ‘A’ grade in all Ulster College’s competitions. 

The strength of club camogie in Antrim has been of immense benefit to St Louis and in the 2017/2018 campaign, the Senior camogie team qualified for an A colleges final for the first time since 1951.  On 14th2018 January they met a highly rated Cross and Passion side at All Saints and almost caused a major upset but the experienced Ballycastle girls held on to win by a single point. 

SENIOR A LEAGUE/CHAMPIONSHIP – CORN UAN ULADH

 

Juniors ‘A’ League & Championship – Corn Eimhear

 

U16 7’s Camogie

Ulster College’s run an annual U16 7 a-side competition every September.  St Louis’ has won the B section of this on 3 occasions (2011, 2014 & 2015) which ensured qualification to the All Ireland series.  In the three years of competing in the 7’s in Dublin, St Louis’ have always managed to reach the Final only to lose narrowly on each occasion. 

In recent years St Louis have won the A section and went on to compete in the top section of the All Ireland competition.

U14 Camogie – Corn San Clár

In 2013, Year 9 and 10 girls claimed the school’s first Ulster College’s title at this level when they defeated St Pius X Magherafelt. In May 2016, the U14 camogs won the Ulster B title following a comprehensive victory over Our Lady & St Patrick’s College Knock. 

Since then, the school competes in the A grade and reached the Ulster final in 2017.

Year 8’s competition - Corn an Athar ó Daibhis

The format of the Year 8 competition and draws will be confirmed after Ulster College’s have received all entries.  The competition itself will take place in April/May 2017.

On 2ndJune 2015, our Year 8’s won the Ulster College’s B title defeating Assumption in the final to claim a first ever title at this level.  In June 2016, the Year 8 squad reached the final again but unfortunately lost out to Our Lady and St Patrick’s Knock.

TRAINING

Senior and Junior camogie competitions commence in early September and training continues for as long as teams progress. U14 training usually begins in January ahead of the league starting in March.    Female games staff will inform pupils when training for all age groups will start.

 

CLUBS

The large number of St Louis pupils playing camogie come from a range of camogie clubs including: Cuchullians Dunloy, Geraldines Portglenone, Loughgiel Shamrocks, Bridini Oga, St Mary’s Rasharkin, Cushendall, Tir na nog, All Saints Ballymena, Cargin, Creggan, Kilrea, Moneyglass and St Mary’s Ahoghill.

COUNTY PLAYERS

St Louis still have a long tradition of having players on various County teams.  The Antrim team which won the Junior All Ireland in 2010 had eight past pupils from St Louis on the panel.   Antrim currently run U13, U14 and U15 Development squads as well as U16, Minor and Senior County Teams and former and current St Louis pupils feature in these panels.  St Louis coaches encourage pupils to play at county level as it helps develop individually as well as making them leaders on school teams. 

In 2018 St Louis had a large number of players on various Antrim underage squads from U13 to Minor, many of whom won a number of tournaments or Ulster and All Ireland championships throughout the season.

ALL STARS

St Louis has been fortunate to have a large number of students recognised on the Ulster College’s Camogie All Star team since their inception in 2007.  Shannon Graham and Louise McAleese were the school’s first recipients in 2008. Shannon claimed one of the first ever three in a row All Stars (2008, 2009 & 2010).  Check out the full list of St Louis all stars on:  http://www.stlouisgrammar.com/sports/all-stars

USEFUL TWITTER LINKS

@UlsterPPcamogie

@StlouisPEdept

ST LOUIS CAMOGIE ROLL OF HONOUR:

Senior A

Corn Uan Uladh

1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951

 

 

 

Senior B

Corn an Athar Ó Daibhis

1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2011*

 

 

 

Junior B

Liatroim Fontenoy’s Cup

2007, 2010* 2014

 

 

 

U14

Fr Davies Cup

2013

 

 

2016

 

 

 

Ulster 7’s

 

2011

 

 

2014*

 

 

2015*

 

 

2016

 

 

2017

 

 

*Progressed to All Ireland Final

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