2008 Walsh Cup

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2008 Walsh Cup
Tournament details
Trophy Walsh Cup
Winners
Champions Antrim (1st win)
Manager Terence McNaughton & Dominic McKinley
Captain Seán Delargy
Runners-up
Runners-up Offaly
Manager Joe Dooley
Captain Kevin Brady
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2009  

The 2008 Walsh Cup was a hurling competition played by the teams of Leinster GAA and two teams from Ulster GAA. The competition differs from the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship as it also features further education colleges and it also featured two teams from Ulster. The first four losers of the competition entered the Walsh Shield.

Walsh Cup (hurling)

The Walsh Cup is an annual hurling competition staged in Ireland by the Leinster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) since 1954. Contested by the top county teams from the provinces of Leinster, Ulster and Connacht, the tournament consists of a round-robin group stage, followed by a knockout stage. Sponsored by Bord na Móna, it is therefore officially known as the Bord na Móna Walsh Cup. Prior to 2018, third-level colleges also competed.

Hurling outdoor team game

Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic and Irish origin. The game has prehistoric origins, and has been played for 4,000 years. One of Ireland's native Gaelic games, it shares a number of features with Gaelic football, such as the field and goals, the number of players, and much terminology. There is a similar game for women called camogie. It shares a common Gaelic root with the sport of shinty, which is played predominantly in Scotland.

The Leinster Council is a Provincial council of the Gaelic Athletic Association sports of hurling, Gaelic football, camogie, rounders and handball in the province of Leinster. The Leinster Council has been partnered with the European County Board to help develop Gaelic Games in Europe. Leinster Council's main contribution to this goal is the provision of referees.

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Antrim won their first and (so far) only Walsh Cup, while Laois won the Walsh Shield. [1]

Antrim GAA Gaelic games administrators for Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Antrim County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association or Antrim GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Antrim. The county board is also responsible for the Antrim inter-county teams.

Laois GAA

The Laois County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) or Laois GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Laois and the Laois inter-county teams.

Walsh Cup

Preliminary Round
13 January 2008
Quarter Finals
20 January 2008
Semi Finals
27 January 2008
Final
3 February 2008
Westmeath 0-14
U.C.D. 2-15 U.C.D. 2-15
  Dublin 0-13
  U.C.D. 1-16
  Flag of county Antrim.svg Antrim 3-14
  Antrim 2-15
  Kilkenny 1-17
  Flag of county Antrim.svg Antrim 3-12
  Offaly 2-7
  Offaly 4-13
  Down 2-12
  Offaly 1-12
  Wexford 0-11
  Wexford 1-15
  Laois 0-15
 

Preliminary round

Westmeath 0-14 - 2-15 U.C.D.
Report
Mullingar

Quarter finals

Dublin 0-13 - 2-15 U.C.D.
D O’Callaghan 0-5, P O’Boyle 0-3, D Curtin (0-2f) 0-2, P O’Driscoll, J McCaffrey, K Flynn 0-1 each. Report [ permanent dead link ]M Nolan 1-5 (0-4f), T Fitzgerald 1-1, S Nolan (0-1f), J Boland, E Power 0-2 each, B Murphy, PJ Nolan, C McBride 0-1 each.
Thomas Davis
Kilkenny 1-17 - 2-15 Antrim
R Power 0-09, E McCormack 1-00, E Brennan, A Fogarty 0-02, PJ Delaney, J Ryall, R Mullally, R Hogan 0-01 each. Report L Watson 1-08, K McKeegan 1-01, R McGarry, K Elliot, N McManus, S McCrory, P McGill, K Stewart 0-01 each.
Freshford
Offaly 4-13 - 2-12 Down
F Kerrigan 2-02, D Currams 1-01, S Dooley 0-4, J Brady 1-00, G Oakley, B Teehan 0-2 each, D Molloy, J Bergin 0-01 each. Report S Clarke 0-5, B Ennis 1-01, P Coulter 1-00, K McGarry 0-02, J Coyle, P Braniff, C Coulter 0-01 each.
Darver
Wexford 1-15 - 0-15 Laois
R Jacob 0-10, D Redmond 1-00, W Doran 0-02, E Quigley, M Jacob, M Doyle 0-01 each.J Young 0-08, Z Keenan 0-04, J Rowney 0-02, J Brophy 0-01.
Monamolin (Buffers Alley)

Semi Final

Offaly 1-12 - 0-11 Wexford
Tullamore
Antrim 3-14 - 1-16 U.C.D.
Belfield

Final

Antrim 3-12 - 2-7 Offaly
Report

Walsh Shield

Kilkenny and Dublin declined to compete.

Semi-Final

Laois 2-18 - 0-16 Down

Final

Laois 2-14 - 2-11 Westmeath

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