2019 Christy Ring Cup

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2019 Christy Ring Cup
Dates11 May – 22 June 2019
Teams8
Champions Meath
Runners-up Down
Official website gaa.ie
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The 2019 Christy Ring Cup was the 15th staging of the Christy Ring Cup hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 2005. It is the third tier [1] of senior inter-county hurling.

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The competition began on 11 May 2019 and ended on 22 June 2019.

Kildare were the 2018 Christy Ring champions, defeating London by 3-19 to 1-11 in the final. Kildare lost the relegation/promotion game against Antrim and remained in the Christy Ring Cup in 2019.

Competition Format

In 2018 the Christy Ring Cup changed to an initial stage of two groups of four teams, having previously been held as a double elimination tournament. The 2019 competition retains this structure.

The top two teams in the two groups advance to the semi-finals with the winners meeting in the final.

Relegation and promotion

The 2019 Christy Ring champions contest will be automatically promoted to the 2020 Joe McDonagh Cup. This is a change to the 2018 format, where the champions had to contest a promotion/relegation playoff against the second-from-bottom team in the Joe McDonagh Cup. (This was because the 2018 Joe McDonagh Cup was contested by six teams, instead of the intended five, and while one McDonagh team had to be relegated for 2019, allowances also had to be made for a Christy Ring Cup team to be promoted on merit.)

The bottom teams meet in a relegation playoff with the losers relegated to the following year's Nicky Rackard Cup.

Group stage

Group 1

Group 1 Table

PosTeamPldWDLSFSADiffPts
1 Colours of Down.svg Down (Q)32019475194
2 Colours of Derry.svg Derry (Q)3201655694
3 Colours of Wicklow.svg Wicklow 3201686534
4 Colours of Donegal.svg Donegal (R)30035687-310
  • (Q) = qualified for Christy Ring Cup semi-finals
  • (R) = relegated to 2020 Nicky Rackard Cup

Group 1 Rounds 1 to 3

Group 1 Round 1
11 May 2019Round 1 Down Colours of Down.svg 2-14 (20) - (29) 3-20 Colours of Derry.svg Derry Portaferry
Referee: Séan Stack
12 May 2019Round 1 Donegal Colours of Donegal.svg 1-15 (18) - (24) 4-12 Colours of Wicklow.svg Wicklow
Group 1 Round 2
18 May 2019Round 2 Derry Colours of Derry.svg 0-20 (20) - (17) 1-14 Colours of Donegal.svg Donegal
18 May 2019Round 2 Wicklow Colours of Wicklow.svg 2-19 (25) - (31) 2-25 Colours of Down.svg Down
Group 1 Round 3
1 June 2019Round 3 Donegal Colours of Donegal.svg 2-15 (21) - (43) 7-22 Colours of Down.svg Down
Report
1 June 2019Round 3 Derry Colours of Derry.svg 0-16 (16) - (19) 1-16 Colours of Wicklow.svg Wicklow
Report

Group 2

Group 2 Table

PosTeamPldWDLSFSADiffPts
1 Colours of Meath.svg Meath (Q)33008548376
2 Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon (Q)3201675984
3 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 31025975-162
4 Colours of London.svg London 30035382-290
  • (Q) = qualified for Christy Ring Cup semi-finals
  • (R) = relegated to 2020 Nicky Rackard Cup

Group 2 Rounds 1 to 3

Group 2 Round 1
19 May 2019Round 1 Roscommon Colours of Roscommon.svg 0-20 (20) - (18) 1-15 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare
19 May 2019Round 1 Meath Colours of Meath.svg 2-23 (29) - (13) 0-13 Colours of London.svg London
Group 2 Round 2
19 May 2019Round 2 Kildare Colours of Kildare.svg 1-13 (16) - (33) 2-27 Colours of Meath.svg Meath
19 May 2019Round 2 London Colours of London.svg 2-12 (18) - (28) 1-25 Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon
Group 2 Round 3
1 June 2019Round 3 Roscommon Colours of Roscommon.svg 0-19 (19) - (23) 0-23 Colours of Meath.svg Meath Athleague
Report
1 June 2019Round 3 London Colours of London.svg 2-16 (22) - (25) 2-19 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare Ruislip
Report

Knockout stage

Bracket

Semi-Finals Final
      
1A Colours of Down.svg Down 3-18
2B Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon 1-15
1A Colours of Down.svg Down 2-15
1B Colours of Meath.svg Meath 4-19
1B Colours of Meath.svg Meath 3-24
2A Colours of Derry.svg Derry 2-18

Semi-finals

The Group 1 winners play the Group 2 runners-up and the Group 2 winners play the Group 1 runners-up.

8 June 2019 Down Colours of Down.svg 3-18 (27) - (18) 1-15 Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon Inniskeen
3:00pm Report
8 June 2019 Meath Colours of Meath.svg 3-24 (33) - (24) 2-18 Colours of Derry.svg Derry Athletic Grounds
2:00pm Report

Final

The winners become the 2019 Christy Ring champions, and are automatically promoted to the 2020 Joe McDonagh Cup.

22 June 2019Final Down Colours of Down.svg 2-15 4-19 Colours of Meath.svg Meath Croke Park, Dublin
2:00 pmP Sheehan 1-8 (1-0 pen, 0-6f, 0-1 ’65’), D Sands 1-1, M Fisher, D Toner 0-2 each, E Sands, O McManus 0-1 each. Report J Regan 0-9 (0-4f, 0-3 ’65’), A Gannon 2-3, N Potterton 1-1, C O’Sullivan 1-0, B Slevin 0-2, S Brennan, D Healy, A Douglas, J Keena 0-1 each.Referee: Sean Stack (Dublin)

Christy Ring relegation playoff

The bottom teams in the two groups meet in a relegation playoff. The losers are relegated to the Nicky Rackard Cup and are replaced by the Nicky Rackard Champions.

8 June 2019 London Colours of London.svg 2-18 (24) - (17) 1-14 Colours of Donegal.svg Donegal Crossmaglen
2:00 pm

London retain Christy Ring Cup status for 2020; Donegal are relegated to the Nicky Rackard Cup.

Statistics

Top scorers

Updated to xx May 2019

Overall
RankPlayerClubTallyTotalMatchesAverage
1
2
In a single game
RankPlayerClubTallyTotalOpposition
1

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References

  1. Hurling tiers - 1. All-Ireland (Liam MacCarthy Cup) 2. Joe McDonagh Cup 3. Christy Ring Cup 4. Nicky Rackard Cup 5. Lory Meagher Cup