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Encyclopedia > Christy Ring Cup

The Christy Ring Cup is in effect a competition for the "Division 2" hurling teams, the so-called middle-ranking hurling teams in Ireland. It is an extension of the Guinness All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the premier knock-out hurling competition. The series of games are organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association and are played during the summer months with the Final being played in Croke Park, Dublin. For the Cornish sport of hurling, see Hurling the Silver Ball. ... The Gaelic Athletic Association The Liam McCarthy Cup, the greatest hurling prize of all The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Guinness Hurling Championship) is the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in Ireland. ... The Gaelic Athletic Association (The GAA) (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael) is an organisation which is mostly focussed on promoting Irish sports, such as hurling and camogie, Gaelic football and handball, and rounders. ... Croke Park (Irish: Páirc an Chrócaigh) in Dublin, Ireland is the principal stadium and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Irelands biggest sporting organisation. ... Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath), is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, located near the midpoint of Irelands east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin Region. ...


The Christy Ring Cup is the name of the Cup that Hurling teams play for in the final of this newly created competition. The cup and competition are named after Christy Ring, considered to be the greatest hurler of all time. The winner of this cup goes on to play in the participate in the All-Ireland series for the Liam McCarthy Cup the following year. The inaugural "Christy Ring Cup" final was played on Sunday 14 August 2005 between Down and Westmeath. For the Cornish sport of hurling, see Hurling the Silver Ball. ... Nicholas Christopher Christy Ring (December 12, 1920 - March 2, 1979) was a famous Irish sportsperson who played hurling for Cork in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. ... Liam MacCarthy Cup The Liam McCarthy Cup is the name of the Cup that the top twelve hurling teams play for in the Guinness All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in Ireland. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A down is a hill, usually made of chalk and in southern England. ... County Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) is a county situated in the Irish Midlands, in the western part of the province of Leinster. ...


Format

Ten teams participate in the "Christy Ring Cup". They are:

Two groups of five teams will be drawn and each team will play four games at the group stages. The top two teams in each group will qualify for the semi-finals with the winners meeting in the final. The bottom two teams in each group will qualify for the relegation semi-finals with the losers meeting in the final. The loser of this match will be relegated to "Division 3" - the Nicky Rackard Cup. The winner of this competition will be promoted to the Christy Ring Cup for the following season. Leinster (Irish: Laighin) is the eastern province of Ireland, comprising the counties of Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow. ... Connaught redirects here. ... Ulster (Irish: Cúige Uladh, IPA: ) is one of the four provinces of Ireland. ... Munster (Irish: An Mhumhain, IPA: ) is the southernmost province of Ireland, comprising the counties of Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford. ... The Nicky Rackard Cup is in effect a competition for the Division 3 hurling teams, the so-called teams in Ireland that would not be considered traditional hurling teams. ...


Past Winners

Year Date Venue Winner Score Runner-up Score
2005 August 14 Croke Park Westmeath 1-23 Down 2-18
All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship - Christy Ring Cup (2006)

Antrim |  Carlow |  Down |  Kerry |  Kildare |  London |  Mayo |  Meath |  Roscommon |  Wicklow The Christy Ring Cup 2005 began on Saturday, June 4, 2005. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... Croke Park (Irish: Páirc an Chrócaigh) in Dublin, Ireland is the principal stadium and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Irelands biggest sporting organisation. ... The Gaelic Athletic Association The Liam McCarthy Cup, the greatest hurling prize of all The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Guinness Hurling Championship) is the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in Ireland. ... The Antrim County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Chontae Aontroma) or Antrim GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Antrim. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Carlow on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Down on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Kerry on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic sports have been played in Kildare for many centuries. ... The Carlow County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cummann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Londáin) or London GAA is responsible for Gaelic Games in London. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Mayo on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Meath on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Roscommon compete annually in the Connacht Championships. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Wicklow on Hoganstand. ...


Liam McCarthy Cup (Tier 1)   -  Christy Ring Cup (Tier 2)   -  Nicky Rackard Cup (Tier 3) Liam MacCarthy Cup The Liam McCarthy Cup is the name of the Cup that the top twelve hurling teams play for in the Guinness All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in Ireland. ... The Nicky Rackard Cup is in effect a competition for the Division 3 hurling teams, the so-called teams in Ireland that would not be considered traditional hurling teams. ...

Gaelic Games in Ireland
Football The GAA Hurling
Football Championship Hurling Championship
National Football League Handball National Hurling League
Ladies' Gaelic football Camogie
Tommy Murphy Cup Christy Ring Cup
International Rules Croke Park Nicky Rackard Cup
Club Football Championship Club Hurling Championship
Sam Maguire Cup Liam McCarthy Cup
Brendan Martin Cup Interprovincial Championships O'Duffy Cup

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