The  All-Ireland Schools (Boys) Championship                          

The All-Ireland Schools (Boys) Championship brings together the top school talent in a play-off tournament to decide the  All-Ireland Schools (Boys) Champions of the year.

  • Each Province to decide their method of qualification to meet their quota
  • Players must be under the age of 19 at the start of the School Year (1st July)

It is the right of each province to produce its quota of Schools every year in its own way. Ulster  is based on previous year’s results and qualifying games, Leinster and Munster on qualifiers if necessary with the winners entered into European competitions every second year.

The tournament is held around Halloween time each year and consists of sixteen teams.  With eight Ulster, five Leinster and three Munster, there are four pools, the winner of each pool plays in the semi final and then final. The remaining teams then play a friendly against each other.

Schoolboys All Ireland 2021/2022 Tournament format

Due to concerns regarding the staging of the Schoolboy All Ireland in October in its normal format, a request was made to the HI Schools Committee to look at the format for the present academic year. Two options were proposed and these were brought back to the prospective branches for discussion and the decisions of the branches were brought by their representatives to the committee meeting for ratification. The format for the schoolboys All Ireland for this academic year is as follows

2021/2022 schedule

1. Munster remain as hosts so there will be 7 Ulster, 5 Leinster and 4 Munster sides competing.

2. Provinces organise their own qualifiers and seeding of their teams.

3. Run group phase over 3 match days with Game 1 to be played before end of November, Game 2 by December/January and Match 3 by January/February (cut off point of Friday 18th February).

4. Match days to remain flexible to accommodate exams, school commitments, Covid restrictions, etc.

5. Matches between Ulster and Munster sides to be played in Dublin or location agreed by both sides.

6. Semi final and Final to take place in March with both semi finals and final taking place on the one day. The date for the finals day to be Wednesday 30th March 2022. The semi final and final of the Herbie Sharman will also be played on this date.

Location of semi finals and final.

1. If only Leinster and Munster sides are involved, matches are held in Cork.

2. If only Leinster and Ulster sides are involved, matches are held in Banbridge.

3. If all three provinces have sides involved, matches are held in Dublin.

4. All above locations subject to agreement with local clubs/schools

The 2022 tournament reverts back to its normal format and timing in October with Munster as hosts.

All Ireland Schoolboys Championship 2021

All Ireland Schoolboys Championship 2019

All Ireland Schoolboys Championship 2018

All Ireland Schoolboys Championship 2017

All Ireland Schoolboys Championship 2016

All Ireland Schoolboys Championship 2015

Winners over the years

Year  Winner  Runner-Up
2021 Bandon Grammar Banbridge Academy
2019 High School St Andrews
2018 Newtown School Banbridge Academy
 2017 St Andrews Wesley College
 2016 St Andrews Banbridge Academy
 2015 Banbridge Academy Wesley College
 2014 St Andrews Wallace HS
 2013 St Andrews Wesley College
 2012 St Andrews Wesley College
 2011 Banbridge Academy Cookstown
 2010 Banbridge St. Andrews
 2009 Wesley College Wallace HS
 2008 St Andrews Wesley College
 2007 Cookstown Banbridge
 2006 Banbridge Academy RBAI
 2005 Bandon GS RBAI
 2004 Wesley College Bandon GS
 2003 RBAI Bandon GS
 2002 Wesley College RBAI
 2001 St Andrew’s Wesley College
 2000 Ashton Wesley College
 1999 Kilkenny College Ashton
 1998 Ashton Wesley College
 1997 Bangor Ashton
 1996 Newpark Wesley College
 1995 RBAI MCB
 1994 RBAI Cookstown HS
 1993 Wellington Friends S
 1992 Banbridge Academy RBAI
 1991 RBAI Wesley College
 1990 RBAI Newpark
 1989 Bangor GS RBAI
 1988 RBAI Banbridge Academy
 1987 Wallace HS MCB
 1986 RBAI Bandon GS
 1985 MCB Wallace HS
 1984 Newry HS Wallace HS
 1983 Newry HS Wallace HS
 1982 Newry HS Banbridge Academy