2019 Nicky Rackard Cup

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2019 Nicky Rackard Cup
Dates11 May 2019 - 22 June 2019
Teams8
Champions Sligo
Runners-up Armagh
2018 (Previous)(Next) 2020

The 2019 Nicky Rackard Cup is the 15th staging of the Nicky Rackard Cup hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 2005. It is the fourth tier [1] of senior inter-county hurling as of 2019.

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The competition began on Saturday 11 May 2019 and ends on Saturday 22 June 2019.

Donegal were the 2018 champions and were promoted to the 2019 Christy Ring Cup as a result of the restructuring of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.

Sligo were crowned champions after defeating Armagh in the final. Sligo's victory completed back to back championship triumphs and promotion from the fifth tier to the third by winning the 2018 Lory Meagher Cup and the 2019 Nicky Rackard Cup.

Competition Format

In 2018 the Nicky Rackard Cup changed to an initial stage of one group of four teams and one group of three teams. Previously it was a double elimination tournament. In 2019 the group stage returned to two groups of four teams.

The top two teams in the two groups advance to the knockout semi-finals. The winners of the 2019 Nicky Rackard Cup are promoted to the 2020 Christy Ring Cup. One team will be relegated from the 2019 Christy Ring Cup to the 2020 Nicky Rackard Cup.

The bottom teams from each group playoff in a relegation match with the losers playing in the 2020 Lory Meagher Cup. They are replaced by the winners of the 2019 Lory Meagher Cup. [2]


Teams

8 teams competed in the 2019 Nicky Rackard Cup

Leinster (2): Longford, Louth

Connacht (2): Mayo, Sligo

Ulster (3): Armagh, Monaghan, Tyrone

Britain (1): Warwickshire

Group Stage

Group 1

Group 1 Table

PosTeamPldWDLSFSADiffPts
1 Colours of Armagh.svg Armagh 32107458165
2 Colours of Warwickshire.svg Warwickshire 3120636034
3 Colours of Longford.svg Longford 31025262-102
4 Colours of Monaghan.svg Monaghan 30126170-91

Group 1 Rounds 1 to 3

Group 1 Round 1
11 May 2019Round 1 Armagh 2-20 - 2-14 Monaghan
12 May 2019Round 1 Longford 1-12 – 1-15 Warwickshire
Group 1 Round 2
18 May 2019Round 2 Warwickshire 2-18 - 1-21 Armagh
19 May 2019Round 2 Monaghan 1-17 - 2-17 Longford
Group 1 Round 3
1 June 2019Round 3 Monaghan 2-15 - 3-12 Warwickshire
1:00 pm
1 June 2019Round 3 Longford 0-14 - 0-24 Armagh
1:00 pm

Group 2

Group 2 Table

PosTeamPldWDLSFSADiffPts
1 Colours of Sligo.svg Sligo 32108061195
2 Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone 32016263-14
3 Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo 31116956133
4 Colours of Louth.svg Louth (R)30036582-310

Group 2 Rounds 1 to 3

Group 2 Round 1
12 May 2019Round 1 Louth 1-19 - 2-24 Sligo
1:00 pm
12 May 2019Round 1 Tyrone 1-15 - 0-15 Mayo
1:00 pm
Group 2 Round 2
19 May 2019Round 2 Sligo 3-19 - 1-14 Tyrone
1:00 pm
19 May 2019Round 2 Mayo 3-23 - 1-13 Louth
1:00 pm


Group 2 Round 3
1 June 2019Round 3 Sligo 2-16 - 1-19 Mayo
1:00 pm
1 June 2019Round 3 Tyrone 2-21 - 1-17 Louth
1:00 pm

Knockout Stage

Bracket

Semifinals Finals
      
1A Colours of Armagh.svg Armagh 2-19
2B Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone 1-20
1A Colours of Armagh.svg Armagh 2-13
1B Colours of Sligo.svg Sligo 2-14
1B Colours of Sligo.svg Sligo 2-21
2A Colours of Warwickshire.svg Warwickshire 2-17

Semi-finals

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

9 June 2019Semi-final Armagh Colours of Armagh.svg 2-19 (25) - (23) 1-20 Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone
Report
9 June 2019Semi-final Sligo Colours of Sligo.svg 2-21 (27) - (23) 2-17 Colours of Warwickshire.svg Warwickshire

Final

The semi-final winners met in the Nicky Rackard Cup final at Croke Park with the winners being promoted to the Christy Ring Cup for 2020.

22 June 2019Final Armagh Colours of Armagh.svg 2-13 (19) - (20) 2-14 Colours of Sligo.svg Sligo

Armagh will remain in the Nicky Rackard Cup. Silgo are promoted and will now play in the 2020 Christy Ring Cup

Relegation Playoff

The bottom teams in each group meet in a relegation playoff. The winners remain in the Nicky Rackard Cup for 2020, while the losers are relegated to the 2020 Lory Meagher Cup.

9 June 2019Relegation final Monaghan Colours of Monaghan.svg 4-17 - 2-20 Colours of Louth.svg Louth

Monaghan retain Nicky Rackard Cup status for 2020; Louth are relegated to the Lory Meagher Cup.

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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
  2. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-05-14. Retrieved 2019-05-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)