All-Ireland Cup (rugby union)

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The All-Ireland Cup, also known as the Bateman Cup, is a knock-out competition for the winners of the four provincial rugby union cups in Ireland.

History[edit]

The Bateman Cup ran from 1922 to 1939 as a competition for the four provincial cup-winners, but did not continue after the Second World War. The competition was revived in 1975 for the centenary of the Irish Rugby Football Union.[1] In 2006, an All-Ireland Cup was instituted for the top teams in the All-Ireland League, and in 2010 this was changed to the old Bateman Cup format, with only the four provincial cup winners taking part, and the Bateman Cup trophy presented to the winners.[2] The Bateman Cup was originally presented to the IRFU by Dr Godfrey Bateman, a member of a well-known West Cork family, in memory of his sons Reginald and Arthur who were killed during the First World War.[3]

Past finals[edit]

1922–39 (Bateman Cup)[edit]

Source: IRFU (3 May 2014)

Centenary tournament[edit]

2006–10 (AIB Cup)[edit]

2010s (Bateman Cup)[edit]

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning years
Cork Constitution 7 4 2005–06, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17
Lansdowne 5 2 1921–22, 1928–29, 1929–30, 1930–31, 2017-18
Garryowen 3 3 2006–07, 2011–12, 2018–19
Queen's University 3 - 1923–24, 1931–32, 1936–37
Bective Rangers 2 1 1922–23, 1924–25
North of Ireland 1 2 1934–35
UCD 1 2 1937–38
St Mary's College 1 2 1974–75
Instonians 1 1 1926-27
Young Munster 1 1 1927–28
UCC 1 1 1935–36
Blackrock College 1 1 1938-39
Ballynahinch 1 - 2008–09
Bruff 1 - 2010–11
Dublin University 1 - 1925–26
Shannon 1 - 2007–08
Galwegians - 2 -
Ballymena - 1 -
Belfast Harlequins - 1 -
Clontarf - 1 -
Collegians - 1 -
Dungannon - 1 -
Galway Corinthians - 1 -
UCG - 1 -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IRFU (3 May 2014)
  2. ^ IRFU (8 April 2011)
  3. ^ IRFU (3 May 2014)
  4. ^ IRFU (3 May 2014)
  5. ^ IRFU All-Ireland Cup 2005-06
  6. ^ IRFU All-Ireland Cup 2006-07
  7. ^ IRFU All-Ireland Cup 2007-08
  8. ^ IRFU All-Ireland Cup 2008-09
  9. ^ IRFU All-Ireland Cup 2009-19
  10. ^ IRFU All-Ireland Cup 2010-11
  11. ^ IRFU All-Ireland Cup 2011-12
  12. ^ IRFU All-Ireland Cup 2012-13
  13. ^ IRFU All-Ireland Cup 2013-14
  14. ^ Cork Con Make History With Bateman Cup Three-In-A-Row
  15. ^ "Cork Con make it four in a row". Irish Examiner. 2 May 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  16. ^ RTE Sport
  17. ^ the 42.ie
  18. ^ "Cronin brothers star as Garryowen power to Bateman Cup glory". The42. 20 April 2019. Retrieved 20 April 2019.