2019 Joe McDonagh Cup

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2019 Joe McDonagh Cup
Dates11 May 2019 - 30 June 2019
Teams5
Champions Colours of Laois.svg Laois (1st title)
Patrick Purcell (captain)
Eddie Brennan (manager)
Runners-up Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath
Aonghus Clarke (captain)
Joe Quaid (manager)
Relegated Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly
Tournament statistics
Matches played11
Goals scored40 (3.64 per match)
Points scored442 (40.18 per match)
Top scorer(s) Colours of Westmeath.svg Killian Doyle (3-61)
2018 (Previous)(Next) 2020

The 2019 Joe McDonagh Cup was the second staging of the Joe McDonagh Cup since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 2018. [1] The fixtures were announced on 11 October 2018. [2] The competition began on 11 May 2019 and ended on 30 June 2019.

Contents

On 30 June 2019, Laois won the Joe McDonagh Cup following a 3-26 to 1-21 defeat of Westmeath in the final at Croke Park. [3] This was their first ever Joe McDonagh Cup title.

Offaly were relegated from the Joe McDonagh Cup after losing all of their group stage games. [4]

Westmeath's Killian Doyle was the competition's top scorer with 3-61.

Teams and venues

Five teams competed in the 2019 Joe McDonagh Cup - a reduction from six that competed in the inaugural competition. [5]

TeamLocationStadiumCapacity
Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim Ballycastle Páirc Mac Uílín 4,900
Colours of Kerry.svg Kerry Tralee Austin Stack Park 12,000
Colours of Laois.svg Laois Portlaoise O'Moore Park 27,000
Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly Tullamore O'Connor Park 20,000
Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath Mullingar Cusack Park 11,000

Personnel and colours

TeamColoursSponsorCaptainManager(s)
Antrim Colours of Antrim.svg Fona Cab Conor McCann Neal Peden [6]
Kerry Colours of Kerry.svg Kerry Group Martin Stackpoole [7] Fintan O'Connor
Laois Colours of Laois.svg MW Hire Services Patrick Purcell Eddie Brennan [8]
Offaly Colours of Offaly.svg Carroll CuisinePat Camon Kevin Martin (to 20 May) Joachim Kelly (from 20 May) [9]
Westmeath Colours of Westmeath.svg Renault Aonghus Clarke [10] Joe Quaid [11]

Competition Format

Initially each of the five teams play the other four teams in single round-robin matches. The top two teams after the round robin games play the third-placed teams in the Leinster and Munster championships in the two All-Ireland preliminary quarter finals with the Joe McDonagh Cup teams having home advantage. The top two teams also compete in the Joe McDonagh Cup final.

Promotion to Leinster or Munster SHC

If the Joe McDonagh champions are a non-Munster team, they are automatically promoted to the following year's Leinster Championship and the bottom-placed team in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship are automatically relegated to the following year's Joe McDonagh Cup. If the champions are a Munster team, they must win a play-off with the bottom-placed team in the Munster Championship to gain promotion to the following year's Munster Championship.

Relegation

The bottom-placed team in the Joe McDonagh Cup, Offaly are automatically relegated to the following year's Christy Ring Cup and are replaced by the 2019 Christy Ring Cup Champions, Meath. [12] [13]

Group Stage

Table

Key to colours
    Advance to Joe McDonagh Cup final
    Relegation
PosTeamPldWDLSFSADiffPts
1 Colours of Laois.svg Laois (Q)431012-856-83+207
2 Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath (Q) 42116-852-78+195
3 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim 42027-826-8504
4 Colours of Kerry.svg Kerry 42023-7411-68-184
5 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly (R)40048-6911-81-210

Rounds 1 to 5

Round 1

11 May 2019 [14] Round 1 Antrim Colours of Antrim.svg 3-19 (28)(14) 0-14 Colours of Kerry.svg Kerry Dunloy  
17:00(HT: 1-7 – 0-9)Venue: Pearse Park
Gls: N McKeague 1, C Clarke 1, N Elliott 1
Pts: P Burke 1, N McManus 4 (4f), J McNaughton 2 (2f), R McCambridge 1, K Molloy 3, C Clarke 1, C McCann 2, E O'Neill 2, J Maskey 1, D Kearney 1, K Rice 1
Report
Pts: T O'Connor 1, C Harty 1, S Conway 10 (10f), M O'Leary 2,
Referee: Liam Gordon (Galway) [15]
11 May 2019 [16] Round 1 Offaly Colours of Offaly.svg 3-21 (30)(34) 4-22 Colours of Laois.svg Laois Tullamore  
19:00(HT: 1-10 – 0-13)Venue: Bord na Móna O'Connor Park
Gls: C Mahon 1, O Kelly 2
Pts: J Bergin 11 (7f), O Kelly 3, C Gath 1, N Houlihan 1, D O’Toole Greene 1, K Dunne 1, Colin Egan 1, C Mahon 1, C Langton 1
Report Gls: C Dwyer 1, P Purcell 1, E Lyons 1, S Bergin 1
Pts: M Kavanagh 11 (8f, 1sl), R King 4, C Dwyer 3, W Dunphy 1, P Purcell 1, E Lyons 1, C Phelan 1
Referee: Colum Cunning (Antrim) [17]

Round 2

18 May 2019 [18] Round 2 Laois Colours of Laois.svg 2-24 (30)(22) 1-19 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim Portlaoise  
15:00(HT: 2-13 - 0-09)Venue: O'Moore Park
Gls: W Dunphy 1, P Purcell 1
Pts: M Kavanagh 7 (4f, 2 65s), C Dwyer 5, Enda Rowland 3 (3f), A Dunphy 2, J Kelly 2, J Lennon 1, M Whelan 1, E Killeen 1, S Bergin 1
Report Gls: N McManus 1 (1f)
Pts: R McCambridge 4, N McManus 3 (1f, 1 65), J McNaughton 3 (3f) K Molloy 3, E O’Neill 2, C Clarke 2, P Burke 1, D Kearney 1
Referee: Patrick Murphy (Carlow)
18 May 2019 [19] Round 2 Westmeath Colours of Westmeath.svg 3-18 (27)(14) 0-14 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly Mullingar  
15:00(HT: 1-13 - 0-05)Venue: TEG Cusack Park
Gls: J Boyle 1, Killian Doyle 1, D McNicholas 1
Pts: K Doyle 12 (6f), D McNicholas 3 (1f), A Clarke 1, J Boyle 1, D Clinton 1,
Report
Pts: J Bergin 9 (6f, 1 65), K Dunne 1, M Egan 1, S Dooley 1 (1f), C Kiely 1, S Kinsella 1
Referee: Johnny Murphy (Limerick)

Round 3

25 May 2019Round 3 Westmeath Colours of Westmeath.svg 2-16 (22)(24) 1-21 Colours of Kerry.svg Kerry Mullingar  
15:00Venue: TEG Cusack Park
Gls: K Doyle 1, A Devine 1
Pts: K Doyle 11 (8fs), D Clinton 2, R Greville 1, S Clavin 1, E Price 1.
Report Gls: C Harty 1
Pts: S Conway 13 (7fs, 2 '65s), J Conway 3, P Kelly 1, M O’Leary 1, C Harty 1, J O’Connor 1, P Boyle 1.
Referee: P Murphy (Carlow)
1 June 2019Round 3 Offaly Colours of Offaly.svg 4-18 (30)(32) 3-23 Colours of Antrim.svg Antrim Tullamore  
15:00Venue: Bord na Móna O'Connor Park
Gls: O Kelly 2, J Bergin 1, S Cleary 1
Pts: J Bergin 5 (3f, 2 ‘65s), A Treacy 3, O Kelly 2, P Geraghty 2, E Cahill 1 (f), K Connolly 1, C Kiely 1, P Murphy 1, D Nally 1.
Report Gls: K Molloy 2, N Elliott 1
Pts: N McManus 10 (7f), J McNaughton 4, C Clarke 3, E Campbell 3, N Elliot 1, N McKeague 1, J Maskey 1.
Referee: L Gordon (Galway)

Round 4

8 June 2019Round 4 Kerry Colours of Kerry.svg 1-21 (24)(32) 5-17 Colours of Laois.svg Laois Tralee  
15:00Venue: Austin Stack Park
Gls: P Boyle 1.
Pts: S Conway 10 (6f, 3 '65s), P Boyle 5, M Leary 2, J O'Connor 1, D Collins 1, J Goulding 1, M Boyle 1.
Report Gls: A Dunphy 1, C Dwyer 1, N Foyle 1, R King 1, P Purcell 1.
Pts: S Maher 6 (5f), A Dunphy 3, C Dwyer 3, N Foyle 2, R King 1, J Kelly 1, W Dunphy 1.
Referee: J Murphy (Limerick)
8 June 2019Round 4 Antrim Colours of Antrim.svg 0-21 (21)(29) 0-29 Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath Dunloy  
15:00(HT: 0-9 - 0-15)Venue: Pearse Park

Pts: N McManus 13 (12 frees, 1 65), J McNaughton 3, K Molloy 1, P Burke 1, N Elliott 1, E O'Neill 1, N McKeague 1 (65)
Report
Pts: K Doyle 17 (9 frees, 2 65s), R Greville 3, C Boyle 2, C Doyle 2, D McNicholas 1, A Devine 1, J Boyle 1, L Varley 1, D Clinton 1

Round 5

15 June 2019Round 5 Kerry Colours of Kerry.svg 1-18 (21)(19) 1-16 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly Tralee  
15:00Venue: Austin Stack Park
Gls: P Boyle 1
Pts: S Conway 11 (11f), J Conway 2, C Harty 2, P Boyle 1, P Kelly 1, J Goulding 1
Report Gls: S Dooley 1
Pts: S Dooley 6 (6f), S Cleary 4, E Cahill 2 (2f), C Kiely 1, K Connolly 1, J Bergin 1, J Gorman 1
Referee: C Lyons (Cork)
15 June 2019Round 5 Laois Colours of Laois.svg 1-22 (25)(25) 1-22 Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath Portlaoise  
15:00Venue: O'Moore Park
Gls: M Dowling 1
Pts: S Maher 7 (2f, 1'65), R King 4, J Kelly 3, E Gaughan 3 (1f), S Bergin 2, C Stapleton 1, E Rowland 1 (1f), M Whelan 1
Report Gls: R Greville 1
Pts: K Doyle 10 (9f, 1'65), R Greville 2, D Clinton 4, J Boyle 2, G Greville 1, C Doyle 1, A Devine 1, A Clarke 1
Referee: P Murphy (Carlow)

Final

30 June 2019
13:45
Joe McDonagh Cup Final
Laois Colours of Laois.svg 3-26 (35)(24) 1-21 Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath
(HT: 2-11 - 1-10)
Gls: R King 1, A Dunphy 1, S Bergin 1.
Pts: M Kavanagh (6f) 12, A Dunphy 4, E Lyons 3, J Lennon 2, C Dwyer 2, N Foyle 2, P Purcell 1.
Gls: K Doyle 1.
Pts: K Doyle (6f) 11, C Doyle 2, S Clavin 1, A Clarke 1, C Boyle 1, A Devine 1, D McNicholas 1, L Varley 1, J Boyle 1, E Price 1.
Croke Park , Dublin
Referee: C Cunning (Antrim)

Statistics

Top scorers

Overall
RankPlayerCountyTallyTotalMatchesAverage
1 Killian Doyle Westmeath 3-6170514.00
2 Shane Conway Kerry 0-4444411.00
3 Neil McManus Antrim 1-303348.25
4 Mark Kavanagh Laois 0-3030310.00
5 Joe Bergin Offaly 1-262947.25
6 Cha Dwyer Laois 2-131944.75
7 Ross King Laois 2-091553.00
Aaron Dunphy Laois 2-091553.00
8 Oisín Kelly Offaly 4-051744.25
9Keelan Molloy Antrim 2-071343.25
Pádraig Boyle Kerry 2-071344.25
Stephen Maher Laois 0-131334.33
Top scorers in a single game
RankPlayerClubTallyTotalOpposition
1 Killian Doyle Westmeath 0-1717 Antrim
2 Killian Doyle Westmeath 1-1215 Offaly
3 Killian Doyle Westmeath 1-1114 Kerry
Killian Doyle Westmeath 1-1114 Laois
4 Neil McManus Antrim 0-1313 Westmeath
Shane Conway Kerry 0-1313 Westmeath
5 Mark Kavanagh Laois 0-1212 Westmeath
6 Joe Bergin Offaly 0-1111 Laois
Mark Kavanagh Laois 0-1111 Offaly
Shane Conway Kerry 0-1111 Offaly

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