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Gaelic Games Leo Passmore All Star Award

Leo Passmore receiving his 2nd All Star Award for Hurling from school coaches, Mr P Bradley, Mr S Murtagh and Mr E McCloskey

Teaching Staff

Mr S. Murtagh (Eglish)
Mr E. McCloskey (Loughgiel)
Mr C. Boyle (Ballycastle)
Mr B. Murphy (Eoghan Rua)
Mr C. Deighan (Limavady)
Mr P. Bradley (Swatragh)
Mr SL. McGoldrick (Eoghan Rua)
Miss N. O’Neill (Dunloy)
Miss N. Lynch (Magherafelt)
Mrs A. McManus (Dunloy)
Mr T. Close (Glenullin)

Loreto College is proud to offer all four main codes of Gaelic Games for boys and girls:

  • Gaelic Football

  • Camogie

  • Hurling

  • Ladies Football


Gaelic Football and Camogie remain the two biggest sports within the school with large numbers of students wishing to represent both their school and clubs at provincial level.  Our teams compete in every age group available through the various competitions run by Ulster Schools, Ulster Camogie and Ulster Ladies.  

Team training typically takes place twice per week after school from 3.20pm-4.20pm, with all sessions fully supervised and coached by members of our teaching staff.

Ulster Champions

Our teams are regular winners of Ulster competitions and some of our recent successes are listed below:

Gaelic Football
2019 Loch an Iúir Shield (U14.5 B) LCC 4-9 vs. St. Paul’s Bessbrook 3-11
2019 Irish News Cup (U13.5 C) LCC 10-19 vs. Rathmore 13-8 AET
2017 Rannafast Shield (U16.5 A) LCC 5-8 vs. St. Paul’s Bessbrook 1-12
2017 Treanor Cup (U15.5 B) LCC 3-11 vs. St. Paul’s Bessbrook 1-16

2018 Fr Davies Shield (U19 B) 
2018 Liatroim Fontenoys Cup (U14.5 B) LCC 1-5 vs. St. Pius’ X Magherafelt 1-1

2019 Casement Shield (U18.5 C) LCC 5-7 vs. St. Michael’s Enniskillen 3-9
2017 Y8 C Cup LCC vs. St. Mary’s Clady
2017 Maguire Cup (U16.5 C)

Ladies Gaelic
2018 Erne Shield (U14.5) LCC 7-13 vs. St. Aidan’s Derrylin 3-7


Ulster Schools All Stars

We are proud to participate in the All Star initiatives run by Ulster Schools and have had numerous students picked in the top 15 players in Ulster.  Two current staff members (and past pupils) have also picked up this prestigious honour with Mr SL. McGoldrick (Hurling) and Miss N. O’Neill (Camogie) both winning All Stars during their time in Loreto.  Some recent All Star winners include:

Senior All Stars (U19)
2020 Leo Passmore (Eoghan Rua) - Hurling
2019 Leo Passmore (Eoghan Rua) - Hurling
2019 Tiegan Mullan (Glenullin) - Camogie
2019 Kirsty McFerran (Dunloy) - Camogie

Rising Star (U16.5)
2018 Aidan Gillen (Kilrea) - Football


The school relies heavily upon the enthusiasm, skills and expertise of our own staff members, many of whom have both played in and coached teams to great success at school, club and county level.  We are thankful for the time, dedication and unseen work our coaches put into the preparation for each team.



We are grateful for the work done to foster the game in our local clubs across all four codes – Eoghan Rua, John Mitchel’s Glenullin, Sarsfield’s Ballerin, Pearse’s Kilrea, St. Canice’s Dungiven, Kevin Lynch’s HC Dungiven, Dunloy Cuchullains, Limavady Wolfhounds, St. Mary’s Faughanvale, St. Matthew’s Drumsurn, St. Mary’s Rasharkin, Loughgiel Shamrocks, McQuillan’s Ballycastle, O’Connor’s Glack, St. Aidan’s Magilligan, Davitt’s Swatragh, St. Mary’s Banagher and Carey Faugh’s.

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