Step up for Ulster
- Is Ulster your home province?
- Are you an experienced and well-equipped hillwalker / mountaineer?
- Can you self-navigate confidently through rugged and exposed terrain in any weather using a hardcopy paper map and compass?
- Would you like to represent Ulster in an all-Ireland sport?
If you answered yes to all four of the above questions, we invite you to #StepUpForUlster in the All-Ireland Hillwalking Provinces Championship. For a chance to become a member of your province's Sport Hillwalking team, you must compete in the All-Ireland Hillwalking Championships as an individual (click here for participation instructions).
Find out when the current or upcoming championships are taking place by visiting our sports competition status page. The Sport Hillwalking season is scheduled to start on 1st March and end on 31st October each year.
In early November, the five highest point-scoring individuals representing Ulster will be identified as the province's official Sport Hillwalking team in the All-Ireland Hillwalking Provinces Championship. Their scores added together will become the province's overall score for the year. A province must be represented by at least 2 individuals to qualify as a team.
To represent Team Ulster, you must also be representing one of its 9 county teams:
Encourage the team
Even if you are not participating in the All-Ireland Hillwalking Provinces Championship, we invite you to encourage your province's Sport Hillwalking team on social media. All you need to do is post this page's URL on Facebook or Twitter (the image below containing your province's location map and hashtag will automatically appear in the post). And don't forget to include #StepUpForUlster in the post's text.
Ulster's previous placings are listed below. The 2022 All-Ireland Hillwalking Championships are scheduled to start on 1st March and end on 31st October. Click here to find out how you can take part. The next results will be announced in November 2022.
|2023||3rd||5,879 points||Carolyn hike on
|2022||4th||2,115 points||Carolyn McKinney
|2021||2nd||485 points||Eddie Roofe
2020 - 3rd place (132 points)
- Ben Mooney (81 points)
- Kieron Gribbon (34 points)
- Mick Winters (17 points)
2019 - 3rd place (163 points)
- Ben Mooney (84 points)
- Mick Winters (62 points)
- David Barnes (17 points)
2018 - 2nd place (814 points)
- David Barnes (348 points)
- Orlaith Breen (149 points)
- Mick Winters (130 points)
- Kieron Gribbon (96 points)
- Ben Mooney (91 points)
2017 - 3rd place (364 points)
- Seán Ó Maoilsté (364 points)
2020 - No times registered