1987 Railway Cup Hurling Championship

The 1987 Railway Cup Hurling Championship was the 61st staging of the Railway Cup since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1927.[1] The cup began on 3 October 1987 and ended on 4 October 1987.

1987 Railway Cup Hurling Championship
Dates3 October 1987 - 4 October 1987
Teams4
ChampionsConnacht (6th title)
Runners-upLeinster
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored16 (4 per match)
Points scored121 (30.25 per match)
1986 (Previous) (Next) 1988

Connacht were the defending champions.

On 4 October 1987, Connacht won the cup after a 2-14 to 1-14 defeat of Leinster in the final at Cusack Park. This was their sixth Railway Cup title overall and their second title in succession.

ResultsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

3 October 1987 Semi-final Connacht 5-13 - 0-15 Ulster Cusack Park, Ennis
3 October 1987 Semi-final Munster 1-11 - 1-16 Leinster Cusack Park, Ennis

Shield finalEdit

4 October 1987 Shield final Ulster 3-20 - 3-18
(aet)
Munster Cusack Park, Ennis
D Donnelly 2-9, C Mageean 1-1, D McNaughton 0-4, C Barr 0-3, P Savage 0-1, B Donnelly 0-1, P McKillen 0-1. J Fenton 1-6, T Guilfoyle 1-3, N English 1-0, P Fox 0-3, L O'Donoghue 0-2, A Ryan 0-2, P Hartnett 0-1, S Fitzgibbon 0-1. Referee: S Brennan (Galway)

FinalEdit

4 October 1987 Final Connacht 2-14 - 1-14 Leinster Cusack Park, Ennis
M McGrath 0-4, J Cooney 0-4, B Lynskey 1-0, PJ Molloy 1-0, T Kilkenny 0-2, M Naughton 0-1, A Cunningham 0-1, E Ryan 0-1, S Mahon 0-1. G Fennelly 0-5, L Ryan 1-1, P Cleary 0-4, B Keeshan 0-2, H Ryan 0-1, R Power 0-1. Referee: G Ryan (Tipperary)

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.