Burney Cup

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Burney Cup
Sport Field hockey
Founded 1920
No. of teams 19 (season 2013-14)
Most recent
champion(s)
Sullivan Upper School
Most titles Friends' School Lisburn
15 outright and 4 shared
Official website Ulster Hockey Burney Cup
Notes
Winners qualify for the All Ireland John Waring Schoolboys Championship

The Burney Cup (Ulster Schoolboys' Senior Hockey Cup) is an annual competition involving the strongest schools affiliated to the Ulster Branch of the Irish Hockey Association. The competition is held in the spring term of each school year and progress through to the final is via an open draw.

The most successful school is Friends' School Lisburn with 19 wins (15 outright wins and 4 shared wins).

The current holder is Sullivan Upper School.

Eligibility[edit]

To play in the competition, boys must be 19 years of age and under on 1 April immediately preceding the draw. The draw for the Cup takes places in early January. A fresh draw to determine pairings is held prior to each subsequent round.

History[edit]

The trophy was presented by Andrew George Burney of East Antrim Hockey Club.

The first final took place on 22 April 1920 at the Ormeau Road grounds of North of Ireland Rugby & Cricket Club. The final was marked by future Irish rugby union and cricket international A.C. Douglas of Royal Belfast Academical Institution scoring all six goals in his team's victory.[1]

Performance table[edit]

(one finalist missing)

Performance Table
School Wins Shared Beaten Finalists Total Finals Last Title
Friends School Lisburn 15 4 9 28 1978
Banbridge Academy 14 0 15 29 2016
Cookstown High School 14 1 6 21 2009
Royal Belfast Academical Institution 13 3 5 21 2004
Ballycastle High School 9 1 4 14 1964
Newry High School 6 0 9 15 1984
Wallace High School 4 0 7 11 2015
Methodist College Belfast 2 0 4 6 1999
Campbell College 2 0 3 5 1986
Belfast Royal Academy 2 0 1 3 1922
Ballyclare High School 2 0 0 2 1935
Banbridge Technical School 2 0 0 2 1924
Bushmills Grammar School 1 1 5 7 1962
Bangor Grammar School 1 0 8 9 1983
Sullivan Upper School 2 0 3 5 2017
Shaftesbury House 1 0 1 2 1927
Kilkeel High School 0 0 2 2 NA
Cavan Royal School 0 0 2 2 NA
Royal & Prior School, Raphoe 0 0 2 2 NA
Omagh Academy 0 0 1 1 NA
Strabane Grammar School 0 0 1 1 NA

Finals[edit]

(records incomplete)

1920s[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1920 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 6 1 Belfast Royal Academy [1]
1921 Belfast Royal Academy
1922 Belfast Royal Academy 1 0 Cavan Royal School [2]
1923 Banbridge Technical School 3 2 Cavan Royal School [3]
1924 Banbridge Technical School 3 1 Methodist College [4]
1925 Ballycastle High School 2 0 Friends School Lisburn [5]
1926 Ballycastle High School 2 1 Shaftesbury House after extra time[6]
1927 Shaftesbury House 2 0 Ballycastle High School [7]
1928 Ballycastle High School 3 0 Friends School Lisburn Replay - Game 1: 1-1[8][9]
1929 Banbridge Academy Ballycastle High School Replay - Game 1: 2-2[10]

1930s[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1930 Ballycastle High School 2 1 Banbridge Academy [11]
1931 Ballyclare Intermediate Schoola 1 0 Lisburn Intermediate Schoolb [12]
1932 Banbridge Academy 4 3 Ballycastle High School after extra time[13][14]
1933 Ballycastle High School 2 0 Banbridge Academy [15]
1934 Ballycastle High School 4 3 Newry Intermediate Schoolc after extra time[16]
1935 Ballyclare Intermediate Schoola 2 1 Banbridge Academy [17]
1936 Newry Intermediate Schoolc Lisburn Intermediate Schoolb Replay - Game 1: 1-1[18]
1937 Ballycastle High School 2 0 Newry Intermediate Schoolc [19]
1938 Ballycastle High School 1 0 Banbridge Academy [20]
1939 Banbridge Academy 1 0 Friends School Lisburn Replay - Game 1: 2-2[21][22]

1940s[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1940 Friends School Lisburn 3 2 Banbridge Academy AET in replay, Game 1: 1-1 2 x ET[23][24]
1941
1942
1943
1944 Friends School Lisburn 4 0 Bushmills Grammar School [25]
1945 Banbridge Academy 5 2 Friends School Lisburn Replay - Game 1: 1-1
1946 Friends School Lisburn 4 0 Omagh Academy
1947 Friends School Lisburn 1 0 Newry Intermediate Schoolc After extra time in replay, Game 1: 1-1[26]
1948 Newry Intermediate Schoolc 1 0 Friends School Lisburn [27]
1949 Friends School Lisburn 1 0 Methodist College [28]

1950s[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1950 Newry Grammar School 2 1 Bushmills Grammar School [29]
1951 Bushmills Grammar School 3 0 Cookstown High School [30]
1952 Friends School Lisburn 2 1 Bushmills Grammar School
1953 Friends School Lisburn 4 0 Cookstown High School [31]
1954 Friends School Lisburn 3 2 Banbridge Academy [32]
1955 Cookstown High School 1 0 Bushmills Grammar School [33]
1956 Banbridge Academy 1 0 Newry Grammar School [34]
1957 Campbell College 3 0 Friends School Lisburn
1958 Friends School Lisburn 2 1 Banbridge Academy
1959 Friends School Lisburn 3 1 Wallace High School

1960s[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1960 Friends School Lisburn 2 0 Bushmills Grammar School [35]
1961 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 2 1 Banbridge Academy [36]
1962 Ballycastle High School & Bushmills Grammar School 0 0 TROPHY SHARED [37]
1963 Friends School Lisburn &
Royal Belfast Academical Institution
0 0 TROPHY SHARED After extra time[38]
1964 Ballycastle High School 3 0 Strabane Grammar School [39]
1965 Methodist College 1 0 Ballycastle High School [40]
1966 Friends School Lisburn 2 0 Methodist College [41]
1967 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 2 1 Newry High School [42]
1968 Friends School Lisburn &
Royal Belfast Academical Institution
0 0 TROPHY SHARED [43]
1969 Cookstown High School 2 1 Royal Belfast Academical Institution [44]

1970s[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1970 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 1 0 Bangor Grammar School
1971 Friends School Lisburn &
Royal Belfast Academical Institution
0 0 TROPHY SHARED after extra time[45]
1972 Cookstown High School 2 1 Kilkeel High School
1973 Cookstown High School 2 0 Wallace High School [46]
1974 Cookstown High School 1 0 Newry High School [47]
1975 Friends School Lisburn 2 0 Royal Belfast Academical Institution [48][49]
1976 Friends School Lisburn &
Cookstown High School
1 1 TROPHY SHARED After extra time[50]
1977 Friends School Lisburn 2 0 Newry High School
1978 Friends School Lisburn 1 0 Kilkeel High School
1979 Newry High School 1 0 Wallace High School

1980s[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1980 Cookstown High School 4 0 Bangor Grammar School [51]
1981 Newry High School 2 1 Cookstown High School
1982 Banbridge Academy 1 0 Bangor Grammar School
1983 Bangor Grammar School 3 0 Wallace High School
1984 Newry High School 1 0 Royal & Prior School, Raphoe
1985 Cookstown High School 3 2 Wallace High School
1986 Campbell College 2 1 Friends School Lisburn [52]
1987 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 4 0 Bangor Grammar School [53]
1988 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 3 0 Bangor Grammar School
1989 Wallace High School 3 1 Newry High School

1990s[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1990 Cookstown High School 3 1 Methodist College
1991 Cookstown High School 4 3 Bangor Grammar School after extra time
1992 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 4 1 Cookstown High School
1993 Sullivan Upper 2 2 Banbridge Academy Sullivan won 5-4 on penalties
1994 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 3 2 Banbridge Academy [54]
1995 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 2 1 Friends School Lisburn [55]
1996 Cookstown High School 1 0 Royal Belfast Academical Institution [56]
1997 Cookstown High School 1 0 Bangor Grammar School [57]
1998 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 3 0 Bangor Grammar School
1999 Methodist College 3 0 Campbell College

2000s[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
2000 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 4 0 Newry High School
2001 Wallace High School 3 2 Royal Belfast Academical Institution
2002 Cookstown High School 1 0 Royal Belfast Academical Institution
2003 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 5 2 Banbridge Academy
2004 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 1 1 Banbridge Academy RBAI won on penalties
2005 Banbridge Academy 1 0 Campbell College
2006 Banbridge Academy 4 2 Sullivan Upper School [58]
2007 Banbridge Academy 3 2 Cookstown High School [59]
2008 Cookstown High School 6 3 Royal & Prior School, Raphoe after extra time[60]
2009 Cookstown High School 4 3 Banbridge Academy [61][62]

2010s[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
2010 Banbridge Academy 3 0 Campbell College [63]
2011 Banbridge Academy 5 4 Cookstown High School [64][65]
2012 Banbridge Academy 3 2 Friends School Lisburn [66]
2013 Banbridge Academy 3 1 Sullivan Upper School [67][68]
2014 Wallace High School 3 3 Banbridge Academy Wallace HS won 4-1 on penalty strokes[69]
2015 Wallace High School 3 2 Banbridge Academy [70]
2016 Banbridge Academy 1 1 Sullivan Upper School Banbridge won 4-1 on p/strokes
2017 Sullivan Upper School 3 2 Wallace High School

Footnote[edit]

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