Lory Meagher Cup
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|Lory Meagher Cup|
|Current season or competition:
2015 Lory Meagher Cup
|Irish||Chorn Labhraí Uí Mheachair|
|Title holders||Longford (2nd title)|
|Most titles||Tyrone & Longford (2 titles)|
The Lory Meagher Cup (Irish: Chorn Labhraí Uí Mheachair) is an annual hurling competition organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). It is a competition for the fourth tier of inter-county hurling teams, and is an extension of the Senior Hurling Championship, the sport's premier knock-out competition. The winning team has the choice to be promoted to the Nicky Rackard Cup under the 2008 Hurling Development proposals.
The competition, named after Kilkenny hurler Lory Meagher, involves a series of games played during the summer months. Held each year since 2009, the final is played at Croke Park, Dublin. The inaugural Lory Meagher Cup final was played on 11 July 2009, with Tyrone winning the title. The reigning champions are Longford.
|11 July||Tyrone||5-11 (26)||Donegal||3-16 (25)||Croke Park, Dublin|
|3 July||Longford||1-20 (23)||Donegal||1-12 (15)||Croke Park, Dublin|
|4 June||Donegal||2-12 (18)||Tyrone||0-17 (17)||Croke Park, Dublin|
|9 June||Tyrone||2-24 (30)||Fermanagh||3-20 (29)||Croke Park, Dublin|
|8 June||Warwickshire||2-16 (22)||Longford||0-10 (10)||Croke Park, Dublin|
|Longford||3-18 (27)||Fermanagh||3-16 (25)||Croke Park, Dublin|
- Kelly, Niall (29 November 2012). "Hurling league and championship set for revamp in 2014". The Score. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
The changes will be accompanied by a similar restructuring of the Christy Ring Cup and Nicky Rackard Cup (eight teams each) and the Lory Meagher Cup (four teams) in line with the vision outlined in the 2008 Hurling Development proposals.
- "Lory Meagher final: Tyrone win thriller in extra time". Hogan Stand. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
- "Warwickshire land Lory Meagher spoils". RTÉ Sport. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
- "Longford bounce back to regain title". Irish Examiner. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.