This tournament up until 2008 was called the May Costley Cup.

The May Costley Cup had its origins in the promotion of women’s junior hockey teams and clubs and is hence named after May Costley, who devoted many years to the development of this important area of the game.

The Irish Hockey Challenge Cup Eligibility
This is an open draw format for which the  following teams can enter

Ulster All 1st XI teams that are ineligible for the ISC & IHT
Leinster All 1st XI teams that are ineligible for the ISC & IHT
Munster All 1st XI teams that are ineligible for the ISC & IHT
South East 1st XI not in IHT & 2nd XI of clubs entered into the IHT
Connacht 1st XI not in IHT 2nd XI of clubs entered into the IHT

Past Winners

Year Club
2019 Dromore
2018 NUIG 2
2017 Belvedere
2016 Blackrock
2015 Wexford
2014 Clonakilty
2013 Kilkenny
2012 Botanic
2011 Limerick
2010 YMCA
2009 YMCA
2008 Dromore
2007 Moyne Thurles
2006 Moyne Thurles
2005 Weston
2004 Fermoy *
2003 Belfast HQ
2002
2001 Waterford
2000 Pegasus II
1999 Pegasus II
1998 Pembroke Wanderers II
1997 Pegasus II
1996 Pegasus II
1995 Pegasus II
1994 North Kildare
1993 Collegians II
1992 Pegasus II
1991 Mid-Antrim II
1990 Pegasus II

* post competition restructure