|Title holders||St. Mary's Grammar School (1st title)|
|First winner||St. Patrick's Grammar School, Armagh|
|Most titles||St Colman's College, Newry (19 titles)|
The MacRory Cup is an inter-college (school) gaelic football tournament in Ulster at senior "A" grade. Players must be under eighteen-and-a-half at the start of the tournament (that is, be under eighteen at the start of the school year). The winners advance to the Hogan Cup, the All-Ireland colleges "A" senior football championship.
The current holders are St. Mary's Grammar School, Magherafelt winners of the final on 17 March 2017.
The final is held every year on St. Patrick's Day and is televised live on BBC Northern Ireland along with the Ulster Rugby Schools Cup final. The venue for the last number of years has been the Athletic Grounds in Armagh. Previous finals have been held in Coalisland and Casement Park.
The format was changed for the 2016-17 season. Fourteen teams compete in three groups - Groups A and B have five teams and Group C has four teams. The three group winners and the best group runner-up advance to the quarter-finals. The fifth-placed teams in groups A and B are eliminated. The remaining eight teams play-off in four matches with the four winners completing the quarter-final line-up. From the quarter-finals onwards all matches are knock-out.
The competition began with a round-robin tournament consisting of two groups of six teams. The top two teams from each group advanced to the knockout stages. Four playoff matches were held between the bottom four teams of Group A and Group B to complete the quarter final lineup.
List Of Titles By College
|1||St. Colman's College, Newry||19||1949, 1950, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2010, 2011|
|2||St. Patrick's College, Maghera||15||1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2013, 2014, 2016|
|3||St. Patrick's Grammar School, Armagh||14||1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1953, 2000|
|4||St. Patrick's College, Cavan||12||1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1943, 1948, 1951, 1955, 1961, 1962, 1972, 2015|
|5||St. Macartan's College, Monaghan||9||1925, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1940, 1942, 1952, 1956|
|6||St. Michael's College, Enniskillen||6||1973, 1992, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2012|
|7||Abbey Christian Brothers Grammar School, Newry||5||1954, 1959, 1964, 1987, 2006|
|St. Patrick's Academy, Dungannon||5||1991, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2009|
|9||Omagh Christian Brothers Grammar School||4||1974, 2001, 2005, 2007|
|10||St. Malachy's, Belfast||2||1925, 1970|
|St. Mary's Dundalk||2||1938, 1941|
|St. Columb's, Derry||2||1965, 1966|
|St Marys CBGS Belfast||2||1971, 1986|
|11||St. Mary's Grammar School, Magherafelt||1||2017|
List Of Finals By Year
- The number in brackets is the number of the title win e.g. (15) is that school's 15th title
- Teams in bold went on to win the Hogan Cup in the same year
Longest Winning Streaks (Finals)
|St. Patrick's Grammar School, Armagh||7||1923–1929|
|St. Patrick's Grammar School, Armagh||4||1944–1947|
|St. Patrick's College, Maghera||4||1982–1985|
- Stephen O'Neill played for CBS Omagh
- Oisin McConville played for St Patrick's Grammar School Armagh
- Dermot McNicholl played in 5 MacRory Cup finals in the early 1980s with St. Patrick's College, Maghera
- Martin Clarke produced a number of memorable displays in 2005 and captained his school St Louis, Kilkeel in 2006.
- Hogan Cup (All-Ireland Colleges Championship)
- Connacht Colleges Championship
- Leinster Colleges Championship
- Corn Uí Mhuirí (Munster Colleges Championship)
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- BBC Sport (5 February 2003). "MacRory Cup Winners". BBC News. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
- "Inspired St Mary's step into history books in great style". Belfast Telegraph. 18 March 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
- "MacRory Cup final: St Pat's 5-7 1-9 St Paul's". BBC Northern Ireland. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
- "MacRory Cup final: Cavan win battle of the Pats". Hogan Stand. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
- "MacRory Cup: St Patrick's Maghera 1-12 1-8 Omagh CBS". BBC Northern Ireland. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
- "O'Hara's clinical finish decisive for Maghera". Irish Independent. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- BBC Report on 2012 final
- Steven McVeigh. "Mourne Spirit Triumphs as St Louis Lose out on MacRory Title". St Louis Grammar School.
- Ulster Colleges GAA Organisers of MacRory Cup