2019 Christy Ring Cup

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2019 Christy Ring Cup
Dates11 May – 22 June, 2019
Teams8
ChampionsMeath
Runners-up Down
Official websitegaa.ie
2018 (Previous) (Next) 2020

The 2019 Christy Ring Cup is the 15th staging of the Christy Ring Cup hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 2005. It is the third tier[1] of senior inter-county hurling.

The competition began on 11 May 2019 and will end on 22 June.

Kildare were the 2018 Christy Ring champions, defeating London by 3-19 to 1-11 in the final. Kildare lost the relegation/promotion game against Antrim and remained in the Christy Ring Cup in 2019.

Competition Format[edit]

In 2018 the Christy Ring Cup changed to an initial stage of two groups of four teams, having previously been held as a double elimination tournament. The 2019 competition retains this structure.

The top two teams in the two groups advance to the semi-finals with the winners meeting in the final.

Relegation and promotion

The 2019 Christy Ring champions contest will be automatically promoted to the 2020 Joe McDonagh Cup. This is a change to the 2018 format, where the champions had to contest a promotion/relegation playoff against the second-from-bottom team in the Joe McDonagh Cup. (This was because the 2018 Joe McDonagh Cup was contested by six teams, instead of the intended five, and while one McDonagh team had to be relegated for 2019, allowances also had to be made for a Christy Ring Cup team to be promoted on merit.)

The bottom teams meet in a relegation playoff with the losers relegated to the following year's Nicky Rackard Cup.

Group stage[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Group 1 Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L SF SA Diff Pts
1 Colours of Down.svg Down (Q) 3 2 0 1 94 75 19 4
2 Colours of Cork.svg Derry (Q) 3 2 0 1 65 56 9 4
3 Colours of Roscommon.svg Wicklow 3 2 0 1 68 65 3 4
4 Colours of Leitrim.svg Donegal (R) 3 0 0 3 56 87 -31 0
  • (Q) = qualified for Christy Ring Cup semi-finals
  • (R) = relegated to 2020 Nicky Rackard Cup

Group 1 Rounds 1 to 3[edit]

Group 1 Round 1[edit]
12 May 2019 Round 1Donegal Colours of Leitrim.svg1-15 (18) - (24) 4-12Colours of Roscommon.svg Wicklow
Group 1 Round 2[edit]
18 May 2019 Round 2Derry Colours of Cork.svg0-20 (20) - (17) 1-14Colours of Leitrim.svg Donegal
18 May 2019 Round 2Wicklow Colours of Roscommon.svg2-19 (25) - (31) 2-25Colours of Down.svg Down
Group 1 Round 3[edit]

Group 2[edit]

Group 2 Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L SF SA Diff Pts
1 Colours of Leitrim.svg Meath (Q) 3 3 0 0 85 48 37 6
2 Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon (Q) 3 2 0 1 67 59 8 4
3 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 3 1 0 2 59 75 -14 2
4 Colours of Leinster Council.svg London 3 0 0 3 53 82 -29 0
  • (Q) = qualified for Christy Ring Cup semi-finals
  • (R) = relegated to 2020 Nicky Rackard Cup

Group 2 Rounds 1 to 3[edit]

Group 2 Round 1[edit]
19 May 2019 Round 1Roscommon Colours of Roscommon.svg0-20 (20) - (18) 1-15Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare
19 May 2019 Round 1Meath Colours of Leitrim.svg2-23 (29) - (13) 0-13Colours of Leinster Council.svg London
Group 2 Round 2[edit]
19 May 2019 Round 2Kildare Colours of Kildare.svg1-13 (16) - (33) 2-27Colours of Leitrim.svg Meath
19 May 2019 Round 2London Colours of Leinster Council.svg2-12 (18) - (28) 1-25Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon
Group 2 Round 3[edit]

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

The Group 1 winners play the Group 2 runners-up and the Group 2 winners play the Group 1 runners-up.

Final[edit]

The winners become the 2019 Christy Ring champions, and are automatically promoted to the 2020 Joe McDonagh Cup.

Christy Ring relegation playoff[edit]

The bottom teams in the two groups meet in a relegation playoff. The losers are relegated to the Nicky Rackard Cup and are replaced by the Nicky Rackard Champions.

London retain Christy Ring Cup status for 2020; Donegal are relegated to the Nicky Rackard Cup.

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Updated to xx May 2019

Overall
Rank Player Club Tally Total Matches Average
1
2
In a single game
Rank Player Club Tally Total Opposition
1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hurling tiers - 1. All-Ireland (Liam MacCarthy Cup) 2. Joe McDonagh Cup 3. Christy Ring Cup 4. Nicky Rackard Cup 5. Lory Meagher Cup