2007 O'Byrne Cup

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2007 O'Byrne Cup
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O'Byrne Cup champions Dublin
Winning captain Colin Moran
Winning manager Paul Caffrey
2006
2008

The 2007 O'Byrne Cup was a Gaelic football competition played by the teams of Leinster GAA. The competition differs from the Leinster Senior Football Championship as it also features further education colleges.

O'Byrne Cup[edit]

First Round
6/7/9 January 2007
  Quarter Finals
13/14 January 2007
  Semi Finals
20/21 January 2007
  Final
28 January 2010
 Longford 0-14  
 D.I.T. 2-09        DIT 1-08  
 Offaly 2-11    Offaly 2-13  
 U.C.D. 2-06        Offaly 3-08  
 Laois 1-11        Laois 2-12  
 Kildare 0-07      Laois 0-13
 Louth 1-11    Louth 0-12  
 Meath 0-13        Laois 2-13
 Wicklow 1-12        Dublin 1-18
 Carlow 2-06      Wicklow 0-07  
 Wexford    Wexford 0-05  
 Dundalk I.T.        Wicklow 1-05
 Westmeath 2-14        Dublin 0-15  
 A.I.T 0-06      Westmeath 0-08
 Dublin 3-14    Dublin 2-11  
 D.C.U. 0-12  

First Round[edit]

The first round saw the withdrawal of Kilkenny who were then replaced by Dundalk IT. Dundalk IT later dropped out of the competition which means that Wexford go on to play in the Quarter final on January 4, 2007. The first match of the O'Byrne Cup was played between Carlow and Wicklow. It was a much anticipated game as it was the debut of the new Wicklow senior football manager Mick O'Dwyer. Wexford, Wicklow, DIT, Offaly, Laois, Louth, Westmeath and Dublin went on to play in the quarter finals of the O'Byrne Cup. The teams that exited in the first round were Carlow, Longford, UCD, Kildare, Meath, Athlone IT, and DCU who went on to play in the O'Byrne Shield. Dundalk IT did not continue to the O'Byrne Shield as they dropped out of the competition at the O'Byrne Cup first round stage.

7 January 2007
Longford 0-14 - 2-09 DIT
Report
Michael Fay Park
7 January 2007
Offaly 2-11 - 2-06 UCD
Report
Tullamore
7 January 2007
Laois 1-11 - 0-07 Kildare
Portarlington
7 January 2007
Louth 1-09 - 0-12 Meath
Report
Drogheda
6 January 2007
Wicklow 1-12 - 2-06 Carlow
Report
Aughrim
7 January 2007
Wexford Not Played Dundalk IT
[1][2]
Tagoat
7 January 2007
Westmeath 2-14 - 0-06 Athlone IT
Mullingar
9 January 2007
Dublin 3-14 - 0-12 D.C.U.
Report
Seán Moore Park
Ringsend

Quarter Finals[edit]

The teams that went on to the Semi-Final stage of the competition are Wicklow, Dublin, Offaly, Laois. The teams that exited at the quarter final stage are Wexford, Westmeath, DIT, Louth. Unlike, the teams in the first round, the losing teams did not go on to play in the O'Byrne Shield, their loss means that they no longer took part in any O'Byrne competition in 2007.

14 January 2007
D.I.T. 1-08 - 2-13 Offaly
Report
Tullamore
14 January 2007
Laois 0-13 - 0-12 Louth
Report
Portarlington
13 January 2007
Wicklow 0-07 - 0-05 Wexford
[3]Report
Aughrim
14 January 2007
Westmeath 0-08 - 2-11 Dublin
Report
Mullingar

Semi Finals[edit]

21 January 2007
Laois 2-12 - 3-08 Offaly
Report
20 January 2007
Dublin 0-15 - 1-05 Wicklow
[4][5][6]

Final[edit]

O'Byrne Shield[edit]

Quarter Finals
14 January 2007
  Semi Finals
21 January 2007
  Final
30 January 2007
 Longford 2-16  
 U.C.D. 0-10      Longford 0-09  
 Kildare 3-09    Kildare 1-05  
 Meath 1-11        Longford 2-10
 Carlow          A.I.T. 1-07
       Carlow 0-13
 A.I.T.      A.I.T. 2-10  
   

Quarter Finals[edit]

The O'Byrne Shield involves the losing sides from the O'Byrne Cup. The quarter finals involved Longford, UCD, Meath, Kildare, Athlone IT, DCU, Dundalk IT and Carlow. Longford and Kildare qualified for the Semi finals by beating their respective opponents. Dundalk IT did not continue after dropping out of the O'Byrne Cup as replacements for Kilkenny, therefore their expected opponents Carlow qualified directly for the Shield semi final. DCU withdrew from the competition, conceding to Athlone IT and therefore Athlone IT continued to the semi without kicking a ball.

14 January 2007
Longford 2-16 - 0-10 U.C.D.
Report
Ballymahon
14 January 2007
Kildare 3-09 - 1-11 Meath
Report
Newbridge

Semi Finals[edit]

In the semi-finals, Longford defeated Kildare by a point in spite of having been reduced to 14 players before half time when their midfielder Liam Keenan was sent off for a second yellow card offence, while Athlone IT caused a surprise by beating Carlow by three points.

21 January 2007
Longford 0-09 - 1-05 Kildare
Longford (Pearse Park)
21 January 2007
Carlow 0-13 - 2-10 A.I.T.
Carlow

Final[edit]

30 January 2007
Longford 2-10 - 1-07 A.I.T.
Longford (Michael Fay Park)

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