2007 Christy Ring Cup
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The 2007 Christy Ring Cup began on Saturday, 9 June 2007. The Christy Ring Cup is an annual hurling competition organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association since 2005 for middle-ranking hurling teams in Ireland. The 2007 competition was won by Westmeath GAA.
10 counties are contesting the 2007 competition for the Christy Ring Cup — the prize for the winners of Tier Two of the Guinness All-Ireland Hurling Championship. The 2007 competition involves the current middle rank of hurling counties:
- Leinster: Carlow, Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Wicklow
- Ulster: Derry and Down
- Connacht: Mayo
- Munster: Kerry
- Britain: London
These 10 counties are divided into two groups of five and play in a round-robin format, guaranteeing at least four games each. The eventual group winners and runners-up will qualify for the semi-finals of the Christy Ring Cup. Unlike previous years the winners of this year Christy Ring Cup were not promoted to Tier One of the Hurling Championship to contest the Liam McCarthy Cup the following year. This was decided by the GAA Congress in October 2006.
The last team in each group was involved in a relegation play-off with the eventual loser being relegated to the Nicky Rackard Cup.
|June 16||Austin Stack Park||Kerry||1-18||Mayo||0-11|
|June 16||Páirc Tailteann||Meath||1-19||Westmeath||2-16|
|June 23||Cusack Park||Westmeath||2-13||Down||1-15|
|June 30||Páirc Tailteann||Meath||2-17||Kerry||0-13|
|July 7||Austin Stack Park||Kerry||2-21||Down||2-11|
|July 14||Cusack Park||Westmeath||1-14||Kerry||1-11|
|July 14||Páirc Esler||Down||2-12||Meath||1-21|
|June 16||Dr. Cullen Park||Carlow||3-13||Kildare||0-15|
|June 30||Celtic Park||Derry||0-13||Kildare||2-21|
|July 7||Dr. Cullen Park||Carlow||2-15||Derry||3-9|
|July 14||Celtic Park||Derry||3-20||Wicklow||3-12|
|Final||August 5||Croke Park||Westmeath||2-15||Kildare||0-13|
- "Christy Ring Cup 2007 (Inter County)". Gaelic Athletic Association. Retrieved 23 January 2013.