O'Byrne Cup

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O'Byrne Cup
Current season or competition:
2017 O'Byrne Cup
Irish Corn Uí Bhroin
Code Football
Founded 1954
Region Leinster (GAA)
Trophy O'Byrne Cup
Title holders Dublin (9th title)
Most titles Kildare (11 titles)
Sponsors Bord na Móna
Official website http://www.leinstergaa.ie/leinster-accident-tournaments-2012/obyrne-cup-sf-2012.325.html
Donal Keogan (Meath) lifts the O'Byrne Cup in 2016

The Bord na Móna O'Byrne Cup is a Gaelic football competition organised by the Leinster GAA. The competition is named after Matt O'Byrne, a former Wicklow GAA club officer. The participants are the eleven county teams (excluding Kilkenny) and five third-level teams, which must qualify. The competition is, together with the Walsh Cup and Kehoe Cup, part of the Bord na Móna Leinster GAA Series which takes place each January.

The current O'Byrne Cup champions are Meath, who beat Longford in the 2016 final by a scoreline of 1-17 to 1-11. The O'Byrne Shield was introduced for teams knocked out of the first stage of the Cup but was later abandoned in 2013 due to the introduction of group stages in the competition.[1][2]

Top winners[edit]

Team Wins Years won
1 Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 11 1962, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1976, 1982, 1989, 1970, 2011, 2013, 2014
2 Colours of Leitrim.svg Meath 9 1967, 1974, 1977, 1983, 1992, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2016
2 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 9 1956, 1958, 1960, 1966, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2015, 2017
4 Colours of Offaly.svg Offaly 6 1954, 1961, 1981, 1993, 1997, 1998
5 Colours of Laois.svg Laois 5 1978, 1987, 1991, 1994, 2005
6 Colours of Cork.svg Louth 4 1963, 1980, 1990, 2009
Colours of Roscommon.svg Wicklow 4 1955, 1957, 1986, 1996
8 Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath 3 1959, 1980, 1988
9 Colours of Roscommon.svg Longford 2 1965, 2000
Colours of Kilkenny.svg DCU 2 2010, 2012
11 Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 1 2002
Colours of Wexford.svg Wexford 1 1995

The competition was not played in 1969, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1984 or 1985.

Previous finals[edit]

DCU 1-15 – 0-17 Louth

Louth 1-17 – 1-10 DCU

Dublin 2-12 – 1-14 Longford
Parnell Park
Referee: Maurice Deegan

Dublin 1-18 – 2-13 Laois
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: Derek Fahy

1999
Dublin 1-16 – 1-10 Louth

1998
Offaly 4-7 – 2-7 Louth
*Wexford awarded title as Westmeath refused to play extra time

1992
Meath 1-11 – 0-7 Wexford
Gorey

1990
Louth 2-4 – 1-6 Kildare

1989
Kildare 2-8 – 0-9 Meath

1988
Westmeath 0-13 – 2-5 Laois

1988
Westmeath 0-9 – 2-3 Laois

1987
Laois 1-8 – 0-9 Meath

1986
Wicklow 1-7 – 0-6 Westmeath

1983
Meath 1-11 – 1-9 Longford

1982
Kildare 2-8 – 1-5 Wicklow

1981
Offaly 1-12 – 0-11 Dublin

1980
Louth 0-8 – 1-4 Dublin

1978
Laois 3-7 – 1-8 Carlow

1977
Meath 2-9 – 0-9 Offaly

1976
Kildare 1-9 – 0-9 Wexford

1974
Meath 1-9 – 2-5 Dublin

1973
Kildare 3-11 – 1-4 Dublin

1970
Kildare 2-8 – 0-8 Louth

1968
Kildare 2-7 – 1-6 Westmeath

1967
Meath 0-10 – 1-5 Dublin

1966
Dublin 1-5 – 0-6 Offaly

1965
Longford 1-9 – 1-6 Kildare

1964
Westmeath 1-9 – 1-5 Carlow

1963
Louth 1-10 – 0-10 Longford

1962
Kildare 2-6 – 1-7 Louth

1961
Offaly 1-9 – 0-6 Longford

Replay 1960
Dublin 1-11 – 0-7 Louth

1960
Dublin 2-6 – 1-9 Louth

1959
Westmeath 1-5 – 1-4 Kildare

Replay 1958
Dublin 2-9 – 2-8 Meath

1958
Dublin 1-6 – 1-6 Meath

1957
Wicklow 1-9 – 0-10 Kildare

1956
Dublin 1-10 – 1-3 Kildare

1955
Wicklow 1-6 – 0-7 Westmeath

1954
Offaly 0-10 – 1-5 Louth

The O'Byrne Shield[edit]

The O'Byrne Shield is an inter county competition between the losers of the first round of the O'Byrne Cup. The competition began in 2006 with Longford winning in the final. The 2007 final was contested by Longford and Athlone IT and Longford won the game on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-7, while the 2008 title was awarded to Laois after the competition was never completed. The O'Byrne Shield ended as a competition prior to the 2013 season and will no longer be played due to the group stages of the O'Byrne Cup which gives each team a minimum of 3 matches.[1]

Top winners[edit]

Team Winner Winning Years
1 Colours of Laois.svg Laois 3 2008, 2009, 2012
2 Colours of Roscommon.svg Longford 2 2006, 2007
3 Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 1 2010
3 Colours of Dublin.svg Dublin 1 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Bord Na Mona O'Byrne Cup S.F. 2013
  2. ^ Friday night lights on cards for Leinster championship showdowns - Independent.ie