Ulster GAA Senior Football Championship 2022


Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship 2022

Match Day Preliminary Round
(Preliminary Round)
2-10 (16) - 2-17 (23)
Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Fermanagh vs Tyrone

Match Day Quarter-Finals
0-10 (10) - 1-20 (23)
Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Antrim vs Cavan

1-16 (19) - 0-12 (12)
Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Donegal vs Armagh

0-23 (23) - 2-7 (13)
Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Monaghan vs Down

0-10 (10) - 1-18 (21)
Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Tyrone vs Derry

Match Day Semi-Finals
0-16 (16) - 2-16 (22)
Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Cavan vs Donegal

3-12 (21) - 0-17 (17)
Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Derry vs Monaghan

Match Day Final
1-16 (19) - 1-14 (17)
Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Derry vs Donegal

Scores and Fixtures compiled from Results and Fixtures in [References 2-4]. For Official Results please visit Official GAA website at [References: 2-3] For Match Recaps and Scorers please click on the games in the Results calendar above.

Round by Round Reports

Preliminary Round

Tyrone defeated neighbours Fermanagh by seven points (2-17 to 2-10) in the Preliminary Round. [References: 2-3]


Three of the Ulster GAA SFC Quarter-Finals were won by 10 points or more with the fourth being decided by seven points: Cavan won by 1-20 to 0-10 against Antrim; Donegal beat Armagh by 1-16 to 0-12; Monaghan defeated neighbour Down by 10 points (0-23 to 2-7), and Derry were victorious against Tyrone 1-18 to 0-10. [References: 2-3]


Donegal defeated Cavan by two goals (2-16 to 0-16) to progress to the Ulster Final where they were to meet Derry, 3-12 to 0-17 victors over Monaghan. [References: 2-3]


Derry won narrowly versus Donegal in the Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Final, winning by 1-16 to 1-14. [References: 2-3]


The GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) has its own brand of Football: Gaelic Football or simply GAA Football, in Ireland, played with 15 players per team, and goals worth three points and over-the-bar (points) worth one point (The goals are similar to Rugby but there is a Goalkeeper to prevent goals). It is like a cross between Soccer and Rugby, with players allowed handle the ball, but may not pick it up off the ground without the aid of their feet, and limited running with the ball [References 5-6].

The GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship is the pinnacle to the Inter-County and GAA Football seasons, the Elite players representing their Counties as well as Clubs. It usually takes places in the second half of the GAA Inter-County season, from early April until the September when the All-Ireland finals are played. The format is increasingly complex each year, with the traditional four Provincial Championships preceeding the All-Ireland Championship. [References: 5-8]


There is since 2001 a “Back Door” or Double Elimination system in place whereby Counties defeated prior to the Provincial Finals can re-enter the draw via the All-Ireland Qualifiers, from which four Qualifiers meet the Four Provincial Champions in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals. From the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals onwards there is Single Elimination (Straight Knockout) in place to decide the All-Ireland Champions and the winners of the Sam McGuire Cup. [References: 4, 8]

From 2022 the Tailteann Cup has been introduced, whereby Counties from Roinn’s 3 and 4 exclusively in the GAA National Football Leagues (Divisions 3 and 4) can compete for a “Division 2” Championship and have the realistic chance of winning an All-Ireland Championship. Counties which reach their Provincial Final are excluded from the Tailteann Cup. [References: 4, 8]


[5] GAA (2022) Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.gaa.ie/football/ulster-gaa-football-senior-championship/ [Accessed 27 January 2022][Last Accessed 4 June 2022]

[6] Gaelic Athletic Association (2022) GAA Fixtures / Results [Internet] Available from:  https://www.gaa.ie/fixtures-results/ [Accessed 2 May 2022][Last Accessed 4 June 2022]

[7] Malachy Logan, Ed. (2022) “Gaelic Games: All-Ireland Championships – 2022 Football Championship” The Irish Times Sports Supplement. Monday. April 18, 2022. pg. 4 – Print Edition. Online Edition available to view at: https://www.irishtimes.com/sport – Full content available on subscription.

[8] Gareth Cauldwell (2022) “Tyrone find stride after tidy-up at half-time” The Irish Times Sports Supplement. Monday. April 18, 2022. pg. 4 – Print Edition. Online Edition available to view at: https://www.irishtimes.com/sport – Full content available on subscription.

GAA Crest References

[24] Antrim GAA (2021) antrim-crest [Internet] Available from: https://www.antrim.gaa.ie/images/antrim-crest.png [Accessed 3 July 2021]

[25] Armagh GAA (2021) armagh-gaa-logo-01 [Internet] Available from: https://armaghgaa.net/wp-content/themes/c_and_c_armagh/img/armagh-gaa-logo-01.png [Accessed 27 June 2021]

[26] Cavan GAA Facebook (2022) Profile Picture, January 9, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CavanGaaOfficial/photos/a.204754069558338/5070487492984947/ [Accessed 27 June 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/271720768_5070487472984949_6238255774806623524_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=YNYNChAJfbkAX-7jjhw&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT8inn6OyCdYT5NMUZppy-V4yO1Gdxpb5cTwcnAdPeVvhQ&oe=61F8357A [Accessed 27 January 2022]

[27] Derry GAA (2019) banner4 [Internet] Available from: https://derrygaa.ie/wp-content/themes/twentytwenty/assets/images/banner4.png [Accessed 16 August 2020]

[28] Donegal GAA Official (2018) Profile Picture, April 12, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/officialdonegalgaa/photos/a.341205695960025/1691890677558180/ [Accessed 27 January 2022][Actual Crest Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/30629640_1691890677558180_3016759580259436338_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=Wbam-b_Ff3AAX_pQWbE&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT8f7bHnowZFod1cYgZUQm7AQffn5Jn5OLgBBDtEIIRRqw&oe=62196CAF [Accessed 27 January 2022]

[29] Down GAA (2015) downgaalogo_thumb [Internet] Available from: http://www.downgaa.net/uploads/2015/7/9/downgaalogo_thumb.png [Accessed 3 July 2021]

[30] Fermanagh GAA Facebook (2012) Profile Picture, February 23, 2012 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/fermanaghgaa/photos/a.105575179567542/105577609567299/ [Accessed 27 January 2022][Actual Crest Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/424189_105577609567299_242055849_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=G-BWhiD2-80AX_1ne-6&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT8nz38nNLNPK-Kbx7Bwekt83KTHIWBauH9j-rIBRe-3bA&oe=6218A1AF [Accessed 27 January 2022]

[31] Monaghan GAA Facebook (2012) Profile Picture, January 6, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/monaghangaa/photos/a.158148587577241/1754667934591957 [Accessed 27 January 2022][Actual Crest Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/26169333_1754667934591957_2337029623154967061_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=sANfv_b2KN4AX8sDBka&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT9BcHlP6_3pEdhfJ573MlkGOaiGk8DiDUvXR9VDR3BsiQ&oe=62196169  [Accessed 27 January 2022]

[32] Pinterest (2021) Rbe36a53ef16a8bcd975cfa4e1fa16480 [Internet] Available from: http://www.forza27.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Tyrone-crest-NEW.jpg [Accessed 3 February 2021]


[4] GAA (2022) About the GAA [Internet] Available from: https://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/about-the-gaa/ [Accessed 30 January 2022]

[5] GAA (2022) Our Games [Internet] Available from: https://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/games/our-games [Accessed 30 January 2022]

[6] GAA (2022) Gaelic Football [Internet] Available from: https://www.gaa.ie/my-gaa/getting-involved/gaelic-football [Accessed 30 January 2022]


Thanks to Michael O’Callaghan, Pippo O’Grady, Edmund Corrigan & Decy Maher


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Last Updated: 4 June 2022

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