Nicky Rackard Cup

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Nicky Rackard Cup
Current season or competition:
2015 Nicky Rackard Cup
Irish Corn Nicoláis Mhic Riocaird
Founded 2005
Region Ireland (GAA)
Title holders Tyrone (1st title)
First winner London
Most titles Armagh, London (2 titles)

The Nicky Rackard Cup (Irish: Corn Nicoláis Mhic Riocaird) is an annual hurling competition organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). It is a competition for the third tier of hurling teams. The winning team is promoted to the Christy Ring Cup under the 2008 Hurling Development proposals.[1]

The competition, named after famed Wexford hurler Nicky Rackard (a member of a famous hurling family), involves a series of games played during the summer months, with the final being played at Croke Park, Dublin. The inaugural winner was eastern English outfit London. The reigning champions are Connacht side Roscommon, who overcame Armagh in the 2015 final. Roscommon scored a goal from a free in the dying seconds to win by 1 point.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Winner Score Runner-up Score Venue
2005
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August 21 London 5-08 (23) Louth 1-05 (8) Croke Park, Dublin
2006
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August 12 Derry 5-15 (30) Donegal 1-11 (14) Croke Park, Dublin
2007
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August 12 Roscommon 1-12 (15) Armagh 0-13 (13) Croke Park, Dublin
2008
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August 3 Sligo 3-19 (28) Louth 3-10 (19) Croke Park, Dublin
2009
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July 11 Meath 2-18 (24) London 1-15 (18) Croke Park, Dublin
2010
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July 3 Armagh 3-15 (24) London 3-14 (23) Croke Park, Dublin
2011
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June 4 London 2-20 (26) Louth 0-11 (11) Croke Park, Dublin
2012
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June 9 Armagh[2] 3-20 (29) Louth 1-15 (18) Croke Park, Dublin
2013
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June 8 Donegal[3] 3-20 (29) Roscommon 3-16 (25) Croke Park, Dublin
2014
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June 7 Tyrone[4] 1-17 (20) Fingal 1-16 (19) Croke Park, Dublin
2015
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June 6 Roscommon[5] 2-12 (18) Armagh 1-14 (17) Croke Park, Dublin

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Nicky Rackard final: Orchard blooms against Louth". Hogan Stand. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rackard glory for 14-man Donegal". RTÉ Sport. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Nicky Rackard Cup: Tyrone edge Fingal". Hogan Stand. 7 June 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kelly the Nicky Rackard hero for Roscommon". Irish Times. 7 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Nicky Rackard Cup". Commercial Enterprises Ltd. Retrieved March 9, 2013.