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The 1997 O'Byrne Cup was a Gaelic football competition played by the county teams of Leinster GAA.

1997 O'Byrne Cup
Tournament details
ProvinceLeinster
Year1997
TrophyO'Byrne Cup
Date12 January — 9 March
Teams12
Winners
ChampionsOffaly (5th win)
ManagerTommy Lyons
CaptainFinbarr Cullen
Runners-up
Runners-upWexford
ManagerCyril Hughes
Other
Matches played11
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The tournament was a straight knockout, with 12 teams.

Offaly were the winners, defeating Wexford in the final at O'Connor Park.

ResultsEdit

First Round
12 January 1997[1]
Quarter Finals
19 January 1997[2][3]
Semi Finals
23 February 1997[4]
Final
9 March 1997
Carlow 1-11  
Kilkenny 0-7     Kildare 3-8  
        Carlow 1-10  
          Kildare 0-10  
Longford 1-5       Offaly 2-16  
Offaly 4-21     Offaly 2-16  
        Meath 1-7  
          Offaly 4-13
Wexford 1-10       Wexford 0-5
Wicklow 1-9     Wexford 2-8  
        Dublin 0-8  
          Wexford 3-11  
Westmeath 1-11       Louth 1-8  
Laois 2-7     Westmeath 1-7      
        Louth 0-11      
     

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wexford knock out holders". The Irish Times.
  2. ^ "KILDARE: 3-8, CARLOW: 1-10". The Irish Times.
  3. ^ "LOUTH: 0-11, WESTMEATH: 1-7". The Irish Times.
  4. ^ "Wexford on fast forward". The Irish Times.