O'Byrne Cup

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O'Byrne Cup
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Current event clock.svg 2020 O'Byrne Cup
Irish Corn Uí Bhroin
Code Gaelic football
Founded1954
Region Leinster (GAA)
TrophyO'Byrne Cup
No. of teams11
Title holders Longford (3rd title)
Most titles Kildare (11 titles)
Sponsors Bord na Móna
Official website https://leinstergaa.ie/competitions/obyrne-cup-s-f-2018/
Donal Keogan (Meath) lifts the O'Byrne Cup in 2016 Meath donal.jpg
Donal Keogan (Meath) lifts the O'Byrne Cup in 2016

The Bord na Móna O'Byrne Cup is a Gaelic football competition organised by the Leinster GAA. The competition is named after Matt O'Byrne, a former Wicklow GAA club officer. The participants are the eleven county teams (excluding Kilkenny). Formerly third-level teams competed, but from 2018 onward only county teams play. The competition is, together with the Walsh Cup and Kehoe Cup, part of the Bord na Móna Leinster GAA Series which takes place each January.

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The current O'Byrne Cup champions are Longford, who beat Offaly in the 2020 final.

The O'Byrne Shield was introduced for teams knocked out of the first stage of the Cup but was later abandoned in 2013 due to the introduction of group stages in the competition. [1] [2]

Top winners

TeamWinsYears won
1 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 111962, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1976, 1982, 1989, 2003, 2011, 2013, 2014
2 Colours of Meath.svg Meath 101967, 1974, 1977, 1983, 1992, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2016, 2018
3 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 91956, 1958, 1960, 1966, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2015, 2017
4 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 61954, 1961, 1981, 1993, 1997, 1998
5 Colours of Laois.svg Laois 51978, 1987, 1991, 1994, 2005
6 Colours of Louth.svg Louth 41963, 1980, 1990, 2009
Colours of Wicklow.svg Wicklow 41955, 1957, 1986, 1996
Colours of Westmeath.svg Westmeath 41959, 1980, 1988, 2019
9 Colours of Longford.svg Longford 31965, 2000, 2020
10 Colours of Kilkenny.svg DCU 2 2010, 2012
11 Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 1 2002
Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 11995

The competition was not played in 1969, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1984, 1985 or 2021.

Previous finals

Longford 1-12 – 0-11 Offaly
Westmeath 1-12 – 0-10 Dublin
Parnell Park
Referee: David Hickey (Carlow)
Meath 4-13 – 1-13 Westmeath
Dublin 2-16 – 1-10 Louth
Meath 1-17 1-11 Longford
Dublin 0-24 0-19 Kildare
Kildare 1-10 0-09 Meath
Dublin 0-17 1-16 Kildare
DCU 3-07 1-12 Kildare
Kildare 3-09 2-09 Louth
DCU 1-15 0-17 Louth
Louth 1-17 1-10 DCU
Dublin 2-12 1-14 Longford
Parnell Park
Referee: Maurice Deegan
Dublin 1-18 2-13 Laois
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: Derek Fahy
Meath 3-14 0-14 Offaly
Laois 0-17 0-12 Westmeath
Meath 2-06 0-11 Westmeath
Kildare 0-12 1-06 Longford
Carlow 2-10 0-08 Wicklow
Meath 1-11 0-11 Westmeath
Longford 2-06 0-07 Westmeath
Dublin 1-16 1-10 Louth
Offaly 4-07 2-07 Louth
Offaly 4-13 0-05 Wexford
Wicklow 0-12 1-07 Wexford
Wexford 0-09 1-06* Westmeath
*Wexford awarded title as Westmeath refused to play extra time
Laois 3-09 1-11 Meath
Offaly 1-10 0-07 Meath
Meath 1-11 0-07 Wexford
Gorey
Laois 0-13 0-10 Wicklow
Louth 2-04 1-06 Kildare
Kildare 2-08 0-09 Meath
Westmeath 0-13 2-05 Laois
Westmeath 0-09 2-03 Laois
Laois 1-08 0-09 Meath
Wicklow 1-07 0-06 Westmeath
Competition not playedv
Competition not playedv
Meath 1-11 1-09 Longford
Kildare 2-08 1-05 Wicklow
Offaly 1-12 0-11 Dublin
Louth 0-08 1-04 Dublin
St Brigid's Park, Drogheda
Laois 3-07 1-08 Carlow
Dr Cullen Park, Carlow
Meath 2-09 0-09 Offaly
Kildare 1-09 0-09 Wexford
Meath 1-09 2-05 Dublin
Kildare 3-11 1-04 Dublin
Kildare 2-08 0-08 Louth
Kildare 2-07 1-06 Westmeath
Meath 0-10 1-05 Dublin
Dublin 1-05 0-06 Offaly
Longford 1-09 1-06 Kildare
Westmeath 1-09 1-05 Carlow
Louth 1-10 0-10 Longford
Kildare 2-06 1-07 Louth
Offaly 1-09 0-06 Longford
Dublin 1-11 0-07 Louth
Dublin 2-06 1-09 Louth
Westmeath 1-05 1-04 Kildare
Dublin 2-09 2-08 Meath
Dublin 1-06 1-06 Meath
Wicklow 1-09 0-10 Kildare
Dublin 1-10 1-03 Kildare
Wicklow 1-06 0-07 Westmeath
Offaly 0-10 1-05 Louth

The O'Byrne Shield

The O'Byrne Shield was an inter county competition between the losers of the first round of the O'Byrne Cup. The competition began in 2006 with Longford winning in the final. The 2007 final was contested by Longford and Athlone IT and Longford won the game on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-7, while the 2008 title was awarded to Laois after the competition was never completed. The O'Byrne Shield ended as a competition prior to the 2013 season and will no longer be played due to the group stages of the O'Byrne Cup which gives each team a minimum of 3 matches. [1]

Top winners

TeamWinsYears won
1 Colours of Laois.svg Laois 32008, 2009, 2012
2 Colours of Longford.svg Longford 2 2006, 2007
3 Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 12010
3 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 12011

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