Lory Meagher Cup

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Lory Meagher Cup
Founded2009–present
CountryFlag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
Other club(s) fromFlag of England.svg  England
Number of teams4
Level on pyramid5
Promotion to Nicky Rackard Cup
Current champions Colours of Louth.svg Louth
(2020)
Most championships Colours of Louth.svg Louth, Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone, Colours of Longford.svg Longford and Colours of Warwickshire.svg Warwickshire (2 titles)
Website Official GAA site
Current: 2021 Lory Meagher Cup

The Lory Meagher Cup (Irish : Corn Labhraí Uí Mheachair; [1] often referred to as the Meagher Cup) is the fifth-highest inter-county senior championship in hurling. Each year, the champion team in the Lory Meagher Cup is promoted to the Nicky Rackard Cup.

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The Lory Meagher Cup, which was introduced for the 2009 season, provides a meaningful championship for fifth tier teams deemed "too weak" for the fourth tier Nicky Rackard Cup.

The winners of the championship receive the Lory Meagher Cup, named after former Kilkenny hurler Lory Meagher who many regard as one of the greatest hurlers of all time.

History

Following the success of the Christy Ring Cup and Nicky Rackard Cup for the lower tier hurling teams, it was decided in 2008 to investigate the possibility of introducing a fourth tier. The Hurling Development Committee (HDC) proposed the new four-tier structure in place of the existing three-tier model. It, and the second and third-tier competitions, were to consist of eight teams. [2] The proposals were accepted at a special GAA Congress in October 2008. [3]

Winners listed by year

YearDateWinnerScoreRunner-upScoreVenue
2009
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11 July Tyrone 5-11 (26) Donegal 3-16 (25) Croke Park, Dublin
2010
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3 July Longford 1-20 (23) Donegal 1-12 (15) Croke Park, Dublin
2011
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4 June Donegal 2-12 (18) Tyrone 0-17 (17) Croke Park, Dublin
2012
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9 June Tyrone [4] 2-24 (30) Fermanagh 3-20 (29) Croke Park, Dublin
2013
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8 June Warwickshire [5] 2-16 (22) Longford 0-10 (10) Croke Park, Dublin
2014
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7 June Longford [6] 3-18 (27) Fermanagh 3-16 (25) Croke Park, Dublin
2015
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6 June Fermanagh [7] 3-16 (25) Sligo 1-17 (20) Croke Park, Dublin
2016
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4 June Louth [8] 4-15 (27) Sligo 4-11 (23) Croke Park, Dublin
2017
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10 June Warwickshire [9] 0-17 (17) Leitrim 0-11 (11) Croke Park, Dublin
2018
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23 June Sligo 4-15 (27) Lancashire 2-20 (26) Croke Park, Dublin
2019
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22 June Leitrim [10] 2-23 (29) AET Lancashire 2-22 (28) AET Croke Park, Dublin
2020
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28 Nov Louth 2-19 (25) Fermanagh 2-8 (14) Croke Park, Dublin

Winners listed by county

CountyWinsYears won
Louth 2 2016, 2020
Tyrone 2 2009, 2012
Longford 2 2010, 2014
Warwickshire 2 2013, 2017
Donegal 1 2011
Fermanagh 1 2015
Sligo 1 2018
Leitrim 1 2019

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References

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  2. "New hurling format proposed". Irish Times. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  3. "Galway and Antrim voted into Leinster". Irish Times. 4 October 2008. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
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  5. "Warwickshire land Lory Meagher spoils". RTÉ Sport . 8 June 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
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  9. "Watson the star as Warwickshire win Lory Meagher". 10 June 2017 via www.rte.ie.Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
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