2009 Christy Ring Cup

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The 2009 Christy Ring Cup is the 5th annual second-tier hurling competition organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association. Eight county teams participate in the competition. The teams are Carlow, Derry, Down, Kerry, Mayo, Kildare, Westmeath and Wicklow.

The winning team was promoted to the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 2010 and played for the Liam McCarthy Cup.

On 11 July, Carlow retained the cup with a 1-15 to 0-14 victory over Down at Croke Park.[1]

Structure[edit]

The tournament has a double elimination format - each team will play at least two games before being knocked out.

  • The eight teams play four Round 1 matches.
    • The winners in Round 1 advance to Round 2A.
    • The losers in Round 1 go into to Round 2B.
  • There are two Round 2A matches.
    • The winners in Round 2A advance to the semi-finals.
    • The losers in Round 2A go into to the quarter-finals.
  • There are two Round 2B matches.
    • The winners in Round 2B advance to the quarter-finals.
    • The losers in Round 2B go into the relegation playoff.
  • There are two quarter-final matches between the Round 2A losers and Round 2B winners.
    • The winners of the quarter-finals advance to the semi-finals.
    • The losers of the quarter-finals are eliminated.
  • There are two semi-final matches between the Round 2A winners and the quarter-final winners.
    • The winners of the semi-finals advance to the final.
    • The losers of the semi-finals are eliminated.
  • The winners of the final win the Christy Ring Cup for 2009.

Knockout phase[edit]

Match Date Venue Team Score Team Score
Round 1 May 9 Aughrim Park Wicklow 3-9 Carlow 4-16
Round 1 May 9 Páirc Esler Down 3-20 Derry 1-22
Round 1 May 9 Tralee Kerry 3-11 Mayo 1-16
Round 1 May 9 Cusack Park Westmeath 2-21 Kildare 3-19
Round 2A May 16 Tralee Kerry 2-10 Down 3-11
Round 2A May 16 Newbridge Kildare 1-13 Carlow 1-16
Round 2B May 16 Crossmolina Mayo 2-20 Westmeath 0-15
Round 2B May 16 Swatragh Derry 2-15 Wicklow 0-9
Quarter-final May 23 Mullingar Kerry 4-21 Derry 2-12
Quarter-final May 23 Athleague Kildare 1-10 Mayo 1-16
Semi-final June 6 Dr Cullen Park Carlow 1-15 Kerry 2-12
Semi-final June 6 Páirc Esler Down 4-21 Mayo 0-14
Semi-final replay June 13 Tralee Kerry 2-11 Carlow 6-10
Final July 11 Croke Park Down 0-14 Carlow 1-15
Date Venue Team Score Team Score
May 23 Clane Westmeath 3-36 Wicklow 1-6

Wicklow are relegated to the Nicky Rackard Cup 2010 competition.

Fixtures[edit]

Round 1[edit]

9 May 2009
Round 1
Wicklow 2-20 - 0-15 Carlow
J Murphy (1-5), E Dunne (1-0), A O'Brien (1-0), G Bermingham, C Moorehouse (0-2 each). Report P Kehoe (2-4), C Doyle (1-3), D Roberts (1-2), J Hickey (0-4), M Brennan (0-2), E Coady (0-1).
Aughrim Park, Aughrim
Referee: P. Devereux (Kildare)

9 May 2009
Round 1
Down 3-20 - 1-22 Derry

9 May 2009
Round 1
Kerry 3-11 - 1-16 Mayo

9 May 2009
Round 1
Westmeath 2-21 - 3-19 Kildare

Round 2A[edit]

9 May 2009
Round 2A
Kerry 2-10 - 3-11 Down

9 May 2009
Round 2A
Kildare 1-13 - 1-16 Carlow

Round 2B[edit]

16 May 2009
Round 2B
Mayo 2-20 - 0-15 Westmeath
A Freeman (0-7, four frees), M Devaney (1-2), Keith Higgins (0-5, three frees), D McDonnell (1-0), S Broderick (0-2), B Higgins (0-1), P Higgins (0-1), E Madigan (0-1), Derek McConn (0-1). Report A Mitchell (0-6, frees), D McNicholas (0-3), R Jackson (0-2); C Jordan (0-1), B Murtagh (0-1, free), C Curley (0-1), D Kilcoyne (0-1).
Westport
Referee: T. Carroll (Offaly)

16 May 2009
Round 2B
Derry 2-15 - 0-9 Wicklow
R Convery 1-5 (0-1f, 0-1pen), A Kelly 1-2, S Dodds 0-3 (0-2f), O McCloskey 0-2, M Craig, P McCloskey, and E McGuckin 0-1 each. Report A Driver 0-4, J Murphy 0-3 (0-3f), G Bermingham and J Keogh 0-1 each.
Swatragh
Referee: T. McIntyre (Antrim)

Quarter-finals[edit]

23 May 2009
Quarter-final
Mayo 1-16 - 1-10 Kildare
C Freeman 0-5, D Dowling 1-1, K Higgins 0-4f, D McDonnell 0-3, A Freeman 0-2f, C Ryan 0-1. Report D Harney 0-6 (4f), P Divilly 1-0, D Kennedy (‘65), T Murphy, A McAndrew, M Maloney 0-1 each.
Athleague
Referee: T. Ryan (Tipperary)

23 May 2009
Quarter-final
Kerry 4-21 - 2-12 Derry
S Brick (0-15, 6f, 1 ‘65’), J Dooley (4-0), E Sweeney (0-4), J Fitzgerald (0-1), J Casey (0-1). Report R Convery (1-7, 0-6f), O McCloskey (0-5, 2f , 3 ‘65’), M Scullen (1-0).
Cusack Park, Mullingar
Referee: S. Whelan (Wexford)

Semi-finals[edit]

6 June 2009
Semi-final
Down 4-21 - 0-14 Mayo
G Johnston 1-5 (0-1f), S Wilson 0-7 (0-3f, 0-1 '65', 0-1 pen), J Coyle 1-3, P Braniff 1-2 (0-1f), E Clarke, 1-1, C Woods 0-2, M Ennis 0-1. Report A Freeman (0-4f), K Higgins (0-3f, 0-1 pen) 0-6 each, D McConn, E Madigan 0-1 each.
Páirc Esler, Newry
Referee: A. Stapleton (Laois)

6 June 2009
Semi-final
Carlow 1-15 - 2-12 Kerry
Paudie Kehoe 1-6 (0-6fs), J Hickey 0-4 (1 sideline), R Foley 0-2, S Kavanagh 0-2 (65s), M Brennan 0-1. Report S Brick 1-5 (1-0 pen, 0-3fs), JM Dooley 1-3, E Sweeney 0-2, B Brick 0-1, G O’Brien 0-1.
Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow
Referee: T. Carroll (Offaly)

13 June 2009
Semi-final
Replay
Kerry 2-11 - 6-10 Carlow
S Brick (0-7, six frees), JM Dooley (1-1), J McCarthy (1-0), E Sweeney (0-1), B Brick (0-1); G O’Brien (0-1). Report R Foley (2-2), C Doyle (2-1), P Kehoe (1-2, 1-0 pen, 0-1 free), A Gaule (1-1), R Dunbar (0-1), M Brennan (0-1), E Byrne (0-1), S Kavanagh (0-1, 65).
Austin Stack Park, Tralee
Referee: D. O'Driscoll (Limerick)

Final[edit]

11 July 2009
Final
Carlow 1-15 - 0-14 Down
R Foley 1-03, P Kehoe 0-05 (0-04f), C Doyle 0-02 (0-01f), S Kavanagh (0-01 '65'), A Gaule, E Coady, E Byrne, J Coady 0-01 each. Report S Wilson 0-07 (0-07f), P Braniff 0-04, C O'Prey, J Coyle, A Higgins 0-01 each.
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: T. Ryan (Tipperary)

Round 1
Round 2B
Round 2A
Quarter Finals
Semi Finals Final
 Derry 2-15  
 Wicklow 0-09      Kerry 4-21  
 Wicklow 3-09      Derry 2-12  
 Carlow 4-16        Kerry 2-11  
            Carlow (R) 6-10  
          Carlow 1-16  
 Westmeath 2-21      Kildare 1-13  
 Kildare 3-19        Carlow 1-15
 Mayo 2-20        Down 0-14
 Westmeath 0-15      Kildare 1-10  
          Mayo 1-16  
            Mayo 0-14   Relegation Playoff
 Mayo 1-16        Down 4-21  
 Kerry 3-11      Kerry 2-10    Westmeath 3-36
 Down 3-20      Down 3-11    Wicklow 1-06
 Derry 1-22  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carlow retain Christy Ring Cup". RTÉ Sport. 2009-07-11. Retrieved 2009-07-11.