Gaelic football is the main extra–curricular sport in St Joseph’s as most students come from a predominately GAA sporting tradition. The school is going from strength to strength at GAA Colleges football and school currently holds two Ulster Titles, the Under 13 Mallon Cup and the Under 20 Nolan Cup and were narrowly defeated in the Faul Cup, Ennis Cup and Under 20 Ulster Ladies B Finals.
Boys teams participate from years 8 – 14, all teams playing grade ‘C’ DanskeBankUlsterCollege’s competitions. Competitions include at year 13-14 Nolan Cups; at year 12 Faul Cup; at year 11 Brock Cup; at year 10 Ennis; at year 9 Mallon and in year 8 Tyrone Development Blitz. As of September 2013 the school will progress to Grade B football at Under 13 compete in the Loch an Iúir Cup.
Ladies teams participate from years 8-14, all teams playing grade ‘B’ Ulster ladies Gaelic Competitions. Well done to the Year 8 Ladies who were narrowly defeated in the Final of the Tyrone, Derry and Fermanagh Shield Blitz.
All-Star college football awards are given out to the best 15 boys and girls players in the Under 20 Competitions every year and the progress of the school at Gaelic is reflected in recent school leavers Conall McNulty and Lisa-Marie Skeffington receiving Ulster Colleges All-Stars awards.
Captain Jarlath McIlvenna being presented with the 2013 Ulster Colleges Nolan Cup. A Colm Loughran long range wonder point helped St.Joseph’s secure their second Nolan Cup title in two years against Lumen Christi, Derry.
St. Joseph’s Grammar and Tyrone Minor Footballer Rian McHugh in action at the Nolan Cup Final. St.Joseph’s had three Tyrone Minor Gaelic representatives this year, Rian, Ronan McGeary and for Tyrone Minor Ladies, Rebecca McCann.
The Year 8 Ladies Gaelic Footballers who notched up five victories on their way to the Final of the Tyrone, Derry and Fermanagh Shield. The girls were narrowly defeated by St Comghgall’s Lisnaskee.