The Elite Cup

Who Is It For?

The 2025 Elite Cup is open to all U16 girl’s school and club teams competing at the top levels in Ireland and abroad. We see this event as a showpiece where the best of the best will compete to be crowned the Elite Cup Winners. Teams entering are expected to be performing in Division 1 standard hockey.

Ages Players And Coaches

The tournament is for players between the ages of 14 to 16 years old (U16), Players born 01/01/2009, this is to allow for players competing in the 24/25 hockey season.

Coaches must be at least 21 years old.

We request that every player brings an ID as there will be a random check.

In the case of players outside the set age group, disqualification may follow. If you have any questions regarding age limits, please do not hesitate to ask.

The matches are played in accordance with the current rules of the International Hockey Federation (FIH). Qualified umpires of the Irish Hockey Umpire Association will be used where possible to guarantee a professional competition.


Hockey Express

Hockey Express has been operating and managing day and residential hockey camps since 2017.

They are one of the largest hockey camp operators in Ireland running camps across seven locations throughout the year.

Hockey Express prides themselves on quality coaching using only the most experienced coaches to deliver top hockey sessions during the camps.


Kilkenny College

Founded in 1536 and situated on the outskirts of Kilkenny City. the college is one of the largest coeducational boarding schools in Ireland.

Sport is very important to Kilkenny College. Hockey and rugby are the two primary sports, and they pride themselves on providing many other sporting opportunities for the students.

The College fields 22 hockey teams from 1st year to senior levels. The senior teams are regular contenders at prominent All-Irelands competitions.

Saturday Night Party

TBC On Saturday night there is a fun party with DJ for all players. This party is in the McAdoo Hall next to the pitches. It starts at 8pm and ends at 11pm.

Contact Details

Elite Cup Hockey Tournament
Kilkenny College
Castlecomer Road
R95 CF6


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