1978 Railway Cup Hurling Championship

The 1978 Railway Cup Hurling Championship was the 52nd staging of the Railway Cup since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1927. The cup began on 16 April 1978 and ended on 7 May 1978.

1978 Railway Cup Hurling Championship
Dates16 April 1978 - 7 May 1978
Teams4
ChampionsMunster (33rd title)
Runners-upLeinster
Tournament statistics
Matches played3
Goals scored8 (2.67 per match)
Points scored85 (28.33 per match)
1977 (Previous) (Next) 1979

Leinster were the defending champions.

On 7 May 1978, Munster won the cup following a 2-13 to 1-11 defeat of Leinster in the final.[1] This was their 33rd Railway Cup title overall and their first title since 1976.

ResultsEdit

Semi-finals

16 April 1978 Semi-final Munster 0-20 - 1-11 Connacht Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
J McKenna 0-4, C McCarthy 0-4, J Callinan 0-3, C Honan 0-2, M Whelan 0-2, J Horgan 0-2, T Butler 0-1, G McCarthy 0-1, E McCarthy 0-1. F Gantley 1-6, PJ Molloy 0-2, F Burke 0-1, G Holland 0-1, J Connolly 0-1.
23 April 1978 Semi-final Ulster 1-13 - 3-17 Leinster Corrigan Park, Belfast
R McDonnell 1-2, J Crossey 0-3, P Boyle 0-2, J O'Neill 0-2, S Collins 0-1, J Hughes 0-1, A Hammill 0-1, D McNaughton 0-1. N Buggy 0-7, B Fitzpatrick 1-3, T Doran 1-0, M Ruth 1-0, M Walsh 0-4, P Carroll 0-2, C Kehoe 0-1.

Final

7 May 1978 Final Munster 2-13 - 1-11 Leinster Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
J Horgan 0-4, N Casey 1-0, J McKenna 1-0, C Honan 0-3, T Butler 0-3, T Cashman 0-2, G McCarthy 0-1. N Buggy 0-8, T Doran 1-0, M Quigley 0-1, M Ruth 0-1, F Cummins 0-1. Referee: G Ryan (Tipperary)

Scoring statisticsEdit

Top scorers overall
Rank Player Club Tally Total Matches Average
1 Ned Buggy Leinster 0-15 15 2 7.50
2 Finbarr Gantley Connacht 1-06 9 1 9.00
3 Joe McKenna Munster 1-04 7 2 3.50

BibliographyEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Railway Cup Hurling". Munster GAA. Retrieved 10 April 2018.