GAA Hurling Lory Meagher Cup 2017

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Lory Meagher Cup Final

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Final (Pairc an Chrocaigh) 
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DateHome Team Away Team 
 Round 1   
 Round 2   
 Round 3   
 Round 4   
 Round 5   
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Warwickshire won the GAA Hurling Lory Meagher Cup in 2017, defeating Leitrim by 0-17 (17 Points) to 0-11 (11 Points) in the Final. They had won all five of their Championship Group matches, with Leitrim gaining entry to the Final on the last day with a shock 3-15 (24 Points) to 3-8 (17 Points) defeat of Sligo, who were favouritesto take second place. Lancashire, Cavan and Fermanagh were the other counties involved. [Reference: 2-4]

Former Antrim star Liam Watson was the Warwickshire star, scoring 11 points from frees to guide Warwickshire to the Cup. Leitrim had led by two points at halftime but Warwickshire brought the Lory Meagher Cup across the Irish Sea for the second time in a totally-dominating second half. Leitrim, who were down to 14 men score just one point in the second half. {Reference: 5]

Lory Meagher Cup Final Teams

Warwickshire: M Cremin; T Kelly, D Bruen, M O’Regan; J Collins, W Allen, D Kennedy (0-1); K Boxwell, P Uniacke (0-1); S Caulfield (0-2), C Robbins, I Dwyer (0-1); E McCabe, L Watson (0-11, 11f), K Magee. Subs: C McBride (0-1) for McCabe (51), S Hennessy for Magee (67), J Meagher for Boxwell (69), P Crehan for Dwyer (71), C Convery for Uniacke (72)

Leitrim: D Molloy; K McGrath, D Carton, V McDermott; E Moreton, C Byrne, D McGovern; L Moreton (0-1), J Glancy (0-1); C O’Donovan (0-2), C Moreton, K McDermott; P O’Donnell (0-6, 6f), C Cunniffe, Z Moradi (0-1). Subs: M Quinn for McDermott (50), G O’Hagan for L Moreton (52)

Referee: J Connors (Donegal).

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Home Venues

CountyHome Ground
CavanKingspan Breffni Park, Cavan
FermanaghBrewster Park, Enniskillen
LancashireOld Bedians Sports Ground, Manchester
LeitrimPairc Sean Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon
SligoMarkievicz Park, Sligo
WarwickshirePairc na hEireann, Birmingham
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About Hurling

Hurling is an ancient Gaelic Irish Sport, and one of the four Charter GAA Sports of 1884. It is played with a Hurl or Hurley (stick) and a sliotar (ball) and is one of the fastest team sports in the world. It is 15-a-side and Goals (worth 3 points) are scored as well as points (over the bar – worth one point). It is organised on a Club and County basis like most GAA Sports and has County, Provncial and All-Ireland Championships. Within both Club and County Championships there is the Hurling League (usually run over winter) and the Hurling Championship (usually run over summer). There are about 12 Top Level (Major or Premier League in American, English amd Scottish Soccer terms) Counties that play for the Liam McCarthy Cup, as well as the Joe McDonagh Cup (Championship) Christy Ring Cup (League 1), and Nicky Rackard (League 2) and Lory Meaghar Cups (National). Outside of Ireland there are 14 Counties that also play Gaelic Football and sometimes Hurling, with London, Warwickshire and Lancashire taking part in the lower levels of the All-Ireland Championships.



[1] Stratford Grange GAA (2017) GAA Logo [Internet] [Accessed 11 April 2017]


[2] GAA (2017) Hurling – Lory Meagher Cup – Fixtures [Internet] [Accessed 2 May 2017]

[3] GAA (2017) Hurling – Lory Meagher Cup – Tables [Internet] [Accessed 28 June 2017]

[4] GAA (2017) Hurling – Lory Meagher Cup [Internet] [Accessed 28 June 2017]

[5] Irish Independent (2017) Former Antrim star Liam Watson the difference as Warwickshire land Lory Meagher Cup title [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 6 December 2020]


Thanks to Gabriel McCloyne & Tom Dunne.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 6 December 2020

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