1939 Railway Cup Hurling Championship

The 1939 Railway Cup Hurling Championship was the 13th series of the Railway Cup, an annual hurling championship organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association. The championship took place between 26 February and 17 March 1939. It was contested by Connacht, Leinster and Munster.

1939 Railway Cup
Dates26 February – 17 March 1939
TeamsFlag of Connacht.svg Connacht
Flag of Leinster.svg Leinster
Flag of Munster.svg Munster
ChampionsMunster (8th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played2
Goals scored13 (6.5 per match)
Points scored17 (8.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Flag of Munster.svg Locky Byrne (3-01)
1938 (Previous) (Next) 1940

Munster entered the championship as the defending champions.

On 17 March 1939, Munster won the Railway Cup after a 4-04 to 1-06 defeat of Leinster in the final at Croke Park, Dublin. It was their 8th Railway Cup title overall and their third in succession.

Munster's Locky Byrne was the Railway Cup's top scorer with 3-01.

ResultsEdit

Semi-final

26 February 1939 Semi-final Munster 8-05 - 0-02 Connacht St. Brendan's Park, Birr
M Brennan 2-1, C Moylan 2-1, L Byrne 2-1, J Quirke 1-1, M Mackey 1-0, J Mackey 0-1. J Costello 0-1, J Hanniffy 0-1.

Final

17 March 1939 Final Leinster 1-06 - 4-04 Munster Croke Park, Dublin
M Flynn 1-0, P Phelan 0-3, H Gray 0-1, M McDonald 0-1, M Gill 0-1. J Mackey 1-0, M Mackey 1-0, L Byrne 1-0, J Mullane 1-0, N Wade 0-3, M Brennan 0-1. Referee: I Harney (Galway)

Top scorersEdit

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Locky Byrne Munster 3-01 10 2 5.00
2 Micka Brennan Munster 2-02 8 2 4.00
3 Christy Moylan Munster 2-01 7 2 3.50
4 Mick Mackey Munster 2-00 6 2 3.00
5 John Mackey Munster 1-01 4 2 2.00
Johnny Quirke Munster 1-01 4 2 2.00
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Micka Brennan Munster 2-01 7 Connacht
Christy Moylan Munster 2-01 7 Connacht
Locky Byrne Munster 2-01 7 Connacht
2 Johnny Quirke Munster 1-01 4 Connacht
3 Mick Mackey Munster 1-00 3 Connacht
Mick Flynn Leinster 1-00 3 Munster
Mick Mackey Munster 1-00 3 Leinster
John Mackey Munster 1-00 3 Leinster
Locky Byrne Munster 1-00 3 Leinster
Jim Mullane Munster 1-00 3 Leinster
Paddy Phelan Leinster 0-03 3 Munster
Ned Wade Munster 0-03 3 Leinster

SourcesEdit

  • Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).

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