Tommy Murphy Cup

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Tommy Murphy Cup
Irish Corn Tomáis Uí Mhurchú
Code Gaelic football
Founded 2004
Abolished 2008
Trophy Tommy Murphy Cup
Last Title holders Antrim (1st title)
First winner Clare
TV partner(s) TG4

The Tommy Murphy Cup was a Gaelic football competition, featuring senior county teams eliminated from the early stages of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship and also Kilkenny when not fielding a team in the main All-Ireland. The series of games, organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association, were played during the summer months with the final being played in August in Croke Park. The Cup is named after Tommy Murphy, a famous footballer from County Laois who was, appropriately for the competition, the only member of the Team of the Millennium from a county which had not won an All-Ireland.

Recent changes to the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship meant that the 2008 Tommy Murphy Cup featured the eight lowest-ranking teams in National Football League unless the teams reached the final of their respective provincial championships. Antrim beat holders Wicklow in the final.[1] The cup was cancelled after the 2008 tournament.[2]

Winners[edit]

By year[edit]

Year Date Venue Winner Score Runner-up Score Teams competing
2004 August 22 Croke Park Clare 1-11 Sligo 0-11 4
2005 September 4 Croke Park Tipperary 3-10 Wexford 0-15 9
2006 August 27 Croke Park Louth 3-14 Leitrim 1-11 13
2007 August 4 Croke Park Wicklow 3-13 Antrim 1-17 9
2008 August 2 Croke Park Antrim 3-12 Wicklow 1-15 9

By province[edit]

Province Wins
Munster counties 2
Leinster counties 2
Ulster counties 1
Connacht counties 0

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