1984 Railway Cup Hurling Championship

The 1984 Railway Cup Hurling Championship was the 58th staging of the Railway Cup since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1927.[1] The cup began on 17 March 1984 and ended on 18 March 1984.

1984 Railway Cup Hurling Championship
Dates17 March 1984 - 18 March 1984
Teams4
ChampionsMunster (36th title)
John Fenton (captain)
Runners-upLeinster
Tournament statistics
Matches played3
Goals scored9 (3 per match)
Points scored70 (23.33 per match)
Top scorer(s)Joe McKenna (2-08)
1983 (Previous) (Next) 1985

Connacht were the defending champions, however, they were beaten by Leinster in the semi-final.

On 18 March 1984, Munster won the cup after a 1-18 to 2-09 defeat of Leinster in the final at Cusack Park.[2] This was their 36th Railway Cup title overall and their first title since 1981.

ResultsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

17 March 1984 Semi-final Connacht 0-05 - 2-10 Leinster Duggan Park, Ballinasloe
F Gantley 0-4, J Connolly 0-1. B Fitzpatrick 1-4, PJ Cuddy 1-0, P Critchley 0-2, C Heffernan 0-1, G Fennelly 0-1, J Delaney 0-1, A Fogarty 0-1.
17 March 1984 Semi-final Munster 3-21 - 1-07 Ulster Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
J McKenna 2-6, K Hennessy 0-3, B Ryan 0-2, O O'Connor 0-2, G McInerney 0-2, S Stack 0-1, T Mulcahy 0-1, D Fitzgerald 0-1. E Sheehan 0-4, W Avena 1-0, D Donnelly 0-2, B Donnelly 0-1.

FinalEdit

18 March 1984 Final Munster 1-18 - 2-09 Leinster Cusack Park, Ennis
J Fenton 0-5, T Mulcahy 1-0, B Ryan 0-3, G McInerney 0-2, J McKenna 0-2, N English 0-2, J Carroll 0-2, D Fitzgerald 0-2. PJ Cuddy 1-0, M Cosgrove 1-0, G Fennelly 0-3, C Heffernan 0-2, A Fogarty 0-1, F Cummins 0-1, P Critchley 0-1, J Conran 0-1. Referee: N O'Donoghue (Dublin)

Scoring statisticsEdit

Top scorers overall
Rank Player Club Tally Total Matches Average
1 Joe McKenna Munster 2-08 14 2 7.00
2 Billy Fitzpatrick Leinster 1-04 7 2 3.50
3 P. J. Cuddy Leinster 2-00 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.
  2. ^ "Railway Cup Hurling". Munster GAA. Retrieved 10 April 2018.