1982 Railway Cup Hurling Championship

The 1982 Railway Cup Hurling Championship was the 56th staging of the Railway Cup since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1927.[1] The cup began on 14 February 1982 and ended on 17 March 1982.

1982 Railway Cup Hurling Championship
Dates14 February 1982 - 17 March 1982
Teams4
ChampionsConnacht (3rd title)
Runners-upLeinster
Tournament statistics
Matches played3
Goals scored13 (4.33 per match)
Points scored58 (19.33 per match)
Top scorer(s)P. J. Molloy (3-09)
1981 (Previous) (Next) 1983

Munster were the defending champions, however, they were beaten by Connacht in the semi-final.[2]

On 17 March 1982, Connacht won the cup after a 3-08 to 2-09 defeat of Leinster in the final at O'Connor Park. This was their third Railway Cup title overall and their first title since 1980.

ResultsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

14 February 1982 Semi-final Connacht 1-13 - 2-08 Munster Pearse Stadium, Galway
PJ Molloy 1-7, B Lynskey 0-2, N Lane 0-1, B Forde 0-1, J Henry 0-1, S Linnane 0-1. J McKenna 1-2, J Greene 1-2, T Cashman 0-1, P McGrath 0-1, J Callinan 0-1, T Crowley 0-1. Referee: N O'Donoghue (Dublin)
14 February 1982 Semi-final Ulster 2-05 - 3-15 Leinster Casement Park, Belfast
B Donnelly 1-1, J McLean 1-0, S Collins 0-1, E Sheehan 0-1, D Donnelly 0-1, E Donnelly 0-1. M Brophy 0-6, P Delaney 1-2, P Carroll 1-1, PJ Cuddy 1-1, M Corrigan 0-3, M Walsh 0-1, B Fitzpatrick 0-1. Referee: B Crawford (Down)

FinalEdit

17 March 1982 Final Leinster 2-09 - 3-08 Connacht O'Connor Park, Tullamore
B Fitzpatrick 1-2, PJ Cuddy 1-1, M Brophy 0-4, P Delaney 0-1, J Hennessy 0-1. PJ Molloy 2-2, M Connolly 1-1, J Henry 0-3, S Linnane 0-1, B Lynskey 0-1. Referee: N Dalton (Waterford)

Scoring statisticsEdit

Top scorers overall
Rank Player Club Tally Total Matches Average
1 P. J. Molloy Connacht 3-09 18 2 9.00
2 Martin Brophy Leinster 0-10 10 2 5.00
3 P. J. Cuddy Leinster 2-02 8 2 4.00

BibliographyEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Neville, Conor (12 December 2016). "The fall and fall of the Railway Cup". ball.ie. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Railway Cup Hurling". Munster GAA. Retrieved 10 April 2018.