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All Ireland Senior Hurling lower tier championships 2021 (JM,CR,NR and LM cups)

  • 21-04-2021 9:03pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 33,618 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009
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    Joe McDonagh Cup
    Games to be played on a ‘round-robin’ basis with two groups of three based on an open draw.
    Each team would have one home & one away game.
    The top team in each group plays in the final, with the winner promoted to the
    Leinster Hurling Championship in 2022.
    The bottom team in each group shall playoff and the loser shall be relegated to the Christy Ring cup for 2022
    Group A- Kildare,Carlow, Westmeath
    Group B- Kerry, Down, Meath

    Christy Ring Cup
    Two groups, one with three teams and one with two teams based on an open draw.
    Group A will be played in Round Robin format and each team will have one home &
    one away game. The top two teams qualify for the Semi-Finals and the third-placed
    team will play in the Quarter-Final.
    Group B teams will play in one fixture with the winner playing in the Semi-Finals, and
    the loser playing in the Quarter-Final.
    The winner of the Quarter-Final will play in the Semi-Finals and the loser will be
    relegated to the Nickey Rackard Cup 2022
    The winner of the Christy Ring Cup shall be promoted to the Joe McDonagh Cup for 2022.
    Group A- Wicklow, Roscommon, Derry
    Group B- Sligo, Offaly


    Nickey Rackard Cup
    Two groups, one with three teams and one with two teams based on an open draw.
    Group A will be played in Round Robin format and each team will have one home &
    one away game. The top two teams qualify for the Semi-Finals and the third-placed
    team will play in the Quarter-Final.
    Group B teams will play in one fixture with the winner playing in the Semi-Finals, and
    the loser playing in the Quarter-Final.
    The winner of the Quarter-Final will play in the Semi-Finals and the loser will be
    relegated to the Lory Meagher Cup 2022
    The winner of the Nickey Rackard Cup shall be promoted to the Christy Ring Cup for
    2022.
    Group A- Donegal, Mayo, Leitrim
    Group B- Armagh, Tyrone

    Lory Meagher Cup
    Two groups, one with three teams and one with two teams based on an open draw.
    Group A will be played in Round Robin format and each team will have one home &
    one away game. The top two teams qualify for the Semi-Finals and the third-placed
    team will play in the Quarter-Final.
    Group B teams will play in one fixture with the winner playing in the Semi-Finals, and
    the loser playing in the Quarter-Final.
    The winner of the Quarter-Final will play in the Semi-Finals.
    The winner of the Lory Meagher Cup shall be promoted to the Nickey Rackard Cup
    for 2022.
    Group A- Longford, Louth,Monaghan
    Group B- Cavan, Fermanagh

    https://www.gaa.ie/hurling/news/draws-announced-for-mcdonagh-ring-rackard-and-meagher-cups/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,618 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009
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    Handy enough for Kerry in the JM and id expect them to get to the final once again. Grp A is competitive enough and the Westmeath vs Carlow game will be a massive battle, Kildare don't seem to be as strong as previous years but never know. Westmeath the only NHL Division 1 team and i think that will be seen. Kerry vs Westmeath Final with Kerry getting over the line

    I do think Offaly screwed up last year and this year will walk the Christy Ring Cup. It's hard to believe only 3 years ago they were in the top tier, if they don't win it than serious questions will be asked, no offence to the other teams in the competition but it's a disgrace for a hurling county like Offaly to be playing at that level. So hard to predict the other finalist but i think Derry will make it. Offaly vs Derry final with Offaly winning

    Don't know much about the Nickey Rackard and Lory Meagher cups going with
    Mayo vs Donegal with Mayo winning
    Louth vs Longford with Longford winning


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,618 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009
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    This weekends fixtures

    Joe McDonagh Cup round 1
    Kildare v Carlow, Newbridge, 4pm
    Kerry v Down, Tralee, 12.30pm

    Christy Ring Cup round 1
    Wicklow v Roscommon, Aughrim, 4pm

    Nicky Rackard Cup round 1
    Donegal v Mayo, Letterkenny, 1.30pm

    Lory Meagher Cup round 1
    Longford v Louth, Glennon Bros Pearse Park, 4pm


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,618 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009
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    McDonagh Cup Round 1 full time
    Kerry 2-24 (30)- Down 1-21 (24)

    Decent showing by Down against last year's beaten finalists


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ C4000
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    Down competed well but a lwell taken Shane Conway goal in the second half put the game beyond them.

    Good performances from the Boyle brothers for Kerry and from Shane Nolan and Jason Diggins.

    McCrickard very good in the first half for Down but was closed down in the 2nd.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,618 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009
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    This weekends fixtures, all played tomorrow Saturday 17th July 

    Joe McDonagh Cup final- Kerry v Westmeath, Croke Park, 5pm - RTE

    Joe McDonagh Cup relegation final- Kildare v Meath, Parnell Park, 3pm

    Christy Ring Cup quarter-final- Roscommon v Sligo, Dr Hyde Park, 3pm

    Nickey Rackard Cup quarter-final- Leitrim v Armagh, Kingspan Breffni. 1.30pm

    Lory Meagher Cup quarter-final- Fermanagh v Monaghan, Brewster Park, 1.30pm

    Semi final draws (to be played weekend of 24th/25th July)

    Christy Ring Cup 

    Offaly vs Wicklow 

    Derry vs Roscommon or Sligo 

    Nicky Rackard Cup 

    Tyrone vs Donegal

    Mayo vs Leitrim or Antrim 

    Lory Meagher Cup 

    Cavan vs Louth

    Longford vs Fermanagh or Monaghan



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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,618 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009
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    Sat 24th July

    Christy Ring Cup semi-finals

    Derry v Sligo, Owenbeg, 2pm

    Offaly v Wicklow, Bord Na Mona O'Connor Park, 2pm

    Nicky Rackard Cup semi-finals

    Mayo v Armagh, Carrick-on-Shannon, 1.30pm

    Tyrone v Donegal, Carrickmore, 2pm

    Lory Meagher Cup semi-finals

    Longford v Fermanagh, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 2pm

    Cavan v Louth, Kingspan Breffni, 2pm



  • Registered Users Posts: 33,618 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009
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    Saturday 31st July (one before and one after the Ulster final between Tyrone and Monaghan)

    Nicky Rackard Cup final

    Mayo v Tyrone, Croke Park, 1.30pm - TG4 online

    Lory Meagher Cup final

    Fermanagh v Cavan, Croke Park, 6.30pm - TG4 online

    Sunday 1st August (curtain raiser to the Leinster Football final Dublin vs Kildare)

    Christy Ring Cup final

    Derry v Offaly, Croke Park, 1pm - TG4 online

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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,618 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009
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    congrats to Mayo and Fermanagh

    Nicky Rackard Cup final Mayo 2-27- Tyrone 1-14

    Lory Meagher Cup final Fermanagh 3-26- v Cavan 1-16

    Am i right in thinking this is Fermanaghs first ever All Ireland title in all codes ?



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,259 ✭✭✭ dr.kenneth noisewater
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    Fairly sure they won the Lory Meagher 5/6 years ago



  • Registered Users Posts: 33,618 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009
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    Offaly very comfortable atm, picking away points

    Derry got a good goal but still losing by 9



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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,618 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009
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    What an unusual score in the Christy Ring Cup final

    Offaly 0-41- Derry 2-14

    Offaly back up the Joe McDonagh Cup for 2022.



  • Registered Users Posts: 700 ✭✭✭ blackwave
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    Good to see them back up, good week for Offaly GAA.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,815 ✭✭✭ dzer2
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    Something needs to be done


    41 points mental how many wides



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,034 ✭✭✭ Brussels Sprout
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    Fair play to Offaly. I believe that this time in the wilderness will have done them the world of good and will stand to them in the long term. The team has been rejuvinated. A bit like Glasgow Rangers getting demoted to the bottom divisions of the Scottish league and coming back stronger than ever. Given their league results this year, next year's Joe McDonagh may also be a foregone conclusion.


    On a completely different note I couldn't get over the amount of guts on display in the Lory Meagher final. I realise that those guys are in the fifth tier of intercounty hurling but still - it was like watching a Junior B match at times!



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