Ulster Indoor Hurling Blitzes & Ulster Hurling Coaching Conference


Ulster GAA will be running 5 Provincial Indoor Hurling Blitzes over the next few months.
 1 for each age group. In the Meadowbank Sports Arena, Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, Co. Derry BT45 6EH

Only Teams who have Prepaid and Receipt received will be able to participate, we will be operating on a first come first served bases, and no payment can be paid on the day.

To Book, you will need to provide, Payment (£10 per team), Age Group/ Blitz entering, Coaches Name and Contact Number.

You can prepay for each Blitz, via:
by Card: contacting Kevin Kelly on 079 2052 8794
by Cheque, via Post: Ulster Indoor Hurling Blitzes, 8-10 Market Street, Armagh, BT61 7BX (with above details)

Age Group
Saturday 9th January
12:45pm – 3pm
Saturday 21st January
12:45pm – 3pm
Saturday 20th February
12:45pm – 3pm
Saturday 27th February
12:45pm – 3pm
Saturday 12th March
12:45pm – 3pm

All games are 9v9, but if a team is only able to play 7v7 then match them. 
Or if agreeable play 8v8, but no more than 9v9 as its too clustered.
The ball will be live at all times unless there is a score, no line balls and no wide ball Only Goals count Cannot score direct from Puc Outs All games are 7 minutes straight (depending on Numbers and Time) All games use the Quick/ Smart Touch Sliotar Full Hurling Rules, except all frees conceded in your defensive end of the pitch result in a 20m penalty (1v1) against the fouling team (To stop lazy, cynical fouling), Note the defending Goalie must stay on line for the penalties No Managers or subs allowed in the playing area during or before games, only players starting No warm ups on the pitch, games must start on time, so please sort your team out before the previous game is finished. If players behaviour is not good, they must be replaced by another player or team will have to play with a player less. If Teams behaviour is not good, they will forfeit all there remaining games.

Please find below the Details of the Ulster Regional Hurling Development Officers

These men will be running/ involved in a number of indoor and other hurling activities for clubs in their regions, please contact your local RHDO for further information.

Contact No
South Antrim, North Down & Ards Peninsula
Kieran Megraw 
079 1871 9791
Derry & Donegal
Kevin Hinphey
079 1871 9793
North Antrim & South Derry
Michael Glover
079 1871 9796
Tyrone, Armagh & South West Antrim
Ruairi Convery
078 2585 5709
Monaghan, Cavan, Fermanagh & South Donegal
Pauric Dowdall
00353 8 7135 3180
Armagh, Monaghan & South Down
Ryan Gaffney
079 1871 9794
Finally in 2016 the Coaching & Games Development Conference will take place on Saturday 6th February 2016 in the Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown.

This year’s conference will focus ‘Growing and Developing Hurling in Ulster’ and will focus on the essential ingredients required to develop the game at youth and adult level in Ulster.

The delegate cost of £25 includes lunch and a delegate pack.
Special guest speakers at the conference will include former Cork and Limerick manager and current TG4 analyst, Donal O’Grady, former Dublin manager and Clare All Ireland winning captain, Anthony Daly, Paudie Butler and National Hurling Development Committee Chairman and former Tipperary selector, Paudie O’Neill.

Book your place online now »

This would make a great Christmas present for all those mad about hurling.

For further information contact the Ulster GAA offices on (028) 3751 7180.

Kevin Kelly 

Ulster Hurling Development Officer
Caoimhín Ó Ceállaigh 
Oifigeach Forbartha Iománaíochta Uladh
Ulster GAA, Ceannarás Uladh, 8-10 Market Street, Armagh, BT61 7BX
T: 028 (048) 3752 1900 | W: www.ulster.gaa.ie
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