1983 Railway Cup Hurling Championship

The 1983 Railway Cup Hurling Championship was the 57th staging of the Railway Cup since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1927.[1] The cup began on 6 February 1983 and ended on 17 March 1983.

1983 Railway Cup Hurling Championship
Dates6 February 1983 - 17 March 1983
Teams4
ChampionsConnacht (4th title)
Sylvie Linnane (captain)
Runners-upLeinster
Noel Skehan (captain)
Tournament statistics
Matches played3
Goals scored6 (2 per match)
Points scored57 (19 per match)
Top scorer(s)Liam Fennelly (2-03)
1982 (Previous) (Next) 1984

Connacht were the defending champions.

On 17 March 1983, Connacht won the cup after a 0-10 to 1-05 defeat of Leinster in the final at Breffni Park. This was their fourth Railway Cup title overall and their second title in succession.

ResultsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

6 February 1983 Semi-final Leinster 3-16 - 1-08 Ulster Croke Park, Dublin
L Fennelly 2-2, P Carroll 0-7, S Kinsella 1-1, B Fitzpatrick 0-3, G Fennelly 0-1, S Kinsella 0-1, M Cuddy 0-1. D Donnelly 1-3, A McNaughton 0-2, B Donnelly 0-2, P Boyle 0-1. Referee: S Brennan (Galway)
6 February 1983 Semi-final Munster 0-09 - 1-09 Connacht Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
P Horgan 0-3, J Greene 0-2, M Walsh 0-2, T Crowley 0-1, T Casey 0-1. B Forde 1-3, PJ Molloy 0-4, F Burke 0-1, N Lane 0-1. Referee: P Long (Kilkenny)

FinalEdit

17 March 1983 Final Connacht 0-10 - 1-05 Leinster Breffni Park, Cavan
I Clarke 0-2, M Connolly 0-2, N Lane 0-2, PJ Molloy 0-2, B Lynskey 0-2. M Cuddy 1-0, B Fitzpatrick 0-2, P Delaney 0-1, P Carroll 0-1, L Fennelly 0-1. Referee: G Ryan (Tipperary)

Scoring statisticsEdit

Top scorers overall
Rank Player Club Tally Total Matches Average
1 Liam Fennelly Leinster 2-03 9 2 4.50
2 Pat Carroll Leinster 0-08 8 2 4.00
3 Dinny Donnelly Ulster 1-03 6 1 6.00
Bernie Forde Connacht 1-03 6 2 3.00

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.