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The 2008 O'Byrne Cup was a Gaelic football competition played by the teams of Leinster GAA. The competition differs from the Leinster Senior Football Championship as it also features further education colleges and the winning team does not progress to another tournament at All-Ireland level. Last years winners of the O'Byrne Cup were Dublin. The first game was between defending champions Dublin and Wicklow, Dublin won the game comfortably.

2008 O'Byrne Cup
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Tournament details
ProvinceLeinster
Year2008
TrophyO'Byrne Cup
Winners
ChampionsDublin (7th win)
ManagerPaul Caffrey
CaptainAlan Brogan
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O'Byrne CupEdit

First Round
5/6/9/10 January 2008
Quarter Finals
13 January 2008
Semi Finals
20/22/27 January 2008
Final
9 February 2008
Wicklow 0-09
Dublin 2-12 Dublin 1-16
Westmeath 2-08 Westmeath 0-06
D.I.T. 0-12 Dublin 1-15
1-15(R)
Wexford 1-14 Carlow 2-12
1-07(R)
Laois 0-14 Wexford 0-11
Carlow 3-13 Carlow 1-13
Kilkenny 1-06 Dublin 2-12
Kildare 0-07   1-14
Longford 0-09 Meath 1-06
Offaly 5-24 Longford 0-14
A.I.T 0-09 Longford 1-16
Meath 2-11   D.C.U. 0-10
U.C.D. 0-15 Offaly 1-07
Louth 0-11   D.C.U. 0-15
D.C.U. 1-14

First roundEdit

The eight winning teams from the first round of the O'Byrne Cup go on to qualify for the quarter finals of the tournament. The losers of the first round go on to the O'Byrne Shield quarter finals.

Dublin2-12 - 0-09Wicklow
B Brogan 0-5 (0-3f), B Kennedy 1-1 (0-1f), P Burke 1-0, A Brogan 0-2, C Moran, D O'Mahony, D Lally, J Sherlock 0-1 each. Report P Earls 0-3 (0-2f), S Hurley, JP Kelly (0-2f) 0-2 each, T Gill, S Furlong 0-1 each.
Westmeath2-08 - 0-12D.I.T.
T Cleary 0-05, M Greene 0-02, M Gorman, D Bannon, A Mangan 0-01 each. Report K McMenamin, M Vaughan 0-03 each, D Munnelly 0-02, J Donegan, S Ryan, A Kilcoyne, C Ward 0-01 each.
Mullingar
Wexford1-14 - 0-14Laois
M Forde 1-06, S Roche, B Brosnan 0-03 each, P Curtis 0-02. Report M Tierney 0-08, D Brennan 0-03, B Fitzgerald 0-02, B Sheehan 0-01.
Wexford
Carlow3-13 - 1-06Kilkenny
S Rea 1-06, E McCormack, J Amond 1-00 each, B Carbery, M Carpenter, J Ryan, D Byrne, R Walker, R Sinnott, J Murphy 0-01 each. Report P Maher 0-04, E Brennan 1-00, D Brennan 0-02.
Carlow
Kildare0-07 - 0-09Longford
M Conway 0-2 2f, K Ennis, A Smyth, M Hartnett, J Doyle, T Rossiter 0-1 each. Report F McGee 0-4 3f, 1’45, B Kavanagh 0-3 1f, G Murphy, E Farrell 0-1 each.
Newbridge
Offaly5-24 - 0-09Athlone IT
N McNamee 2-07, J O'Hara 3-03, D Egan 0-04, K Casey 0-03, N Smith, J Reynolds 0-02 each, P McConway, T Deehan, B Darby 0-01 each. Report J Coughlan 0-04, R Galligan, D Glennon 0-02 each, J Durkan 0-01.
Tullamore
Meath2-11 0-15UCD
G Reilly 1-02, J Queeney 0-03, N Farrell 1-00, N Mooney 0-02, P Curran, E Reilly, C King, C McGuinness 0-01 each. Report J O'Loughlin 0-05, S Lennon 0-04, D Gilhooley 0-03, K Kelly, C O'Sullivan, N Corkery 0-01 each.
Louth0-11 1-14D.C.U.
B White 0-04, M Stanfield, R Carroll 0-2 each, P Matthews, D Clarke, D Finnegan 0-1 each. Report S Johnston 0-05, C Mortimer 0-4, C Cregg 1-00, S Smith 0-02, D Kelly, M McElhinney, R Flanagan 0-01 each.
Darver

Quarter finalsEdit

Dublin1-16 - 1-06Westmeath
B Brogan 0-5 (0-2f), D O'Mahony 1-2 (0-1f), J Sherlock 0-4, D Lally 0-2, P Brogan, S Ryan, J O'Brien 0-1 each. Report F Wilson 0-4 (0-1f), M Greene 1-1, D Dolan 0-1.
Wexford0-11 - 1-13Carlow
M Forde 0-04, B Brosnan 0-03, C Byrne 0-02, K Kennedy, A Flynn 0-01. Report S Rea 0-06, E McCormack 1-01, M Carpenter 0-03, R Walker, B Carbery, JJ Smith 0-01.
Wexford
Meath1-06 0-14Longford
N Mooney 1-0, S Bray 0-2, J McQuenney, J Sheridan, P Curran, P Byrne 0-1 each. Report F McGee 0-4, B Kavanagh 0-3, E Farrell 0-2, C Flynn, P Dowd, D Farrell, N Farrell, L Keenan 0-01 each.
Navan
Offaly1-07 - 0-15D.C.U.
C Mortimer, S Johnston 0-05 each, D Kelly 0-02, S Smith, C Cregg, C Rodgers 0-01 each. Report J O'Hara 0-04, A Mulhall 1-00, N McNamee 0-02, J Reynolds 0-01.
Tullamore

Semi finalsEdit

Dublin1-15 - 2-12Carlow
B Brogan 1-5 (0-3f), A Brogan, B Cullen, K Bonner 0-2 each, S O’Shaughnessy, P McMahon, J O’Brien (0-1f), G Cullen 0-1 each. Report E McCormack 1-5 (0-5f, 1-0 pen), J Murphy 1-0, R Walker 0-2, J Ryan, B Carberry, A Curran, P Walsh, M Nolan 0-1 each.
Longford1-16 - 0-10D.C.U.
Brian Kavanagh 1-4 (0-1f), Francis McGee 0-6 (0-5f), Colm Flynn, Paddy Dowd, Shane Mulligan, Arthur O'Connor, Liam Keenan, Peter Masterson 0-1 each. Report Conor Mortimer 0-5 (0-2f), Ronan Flanagan 0-2, Shane Smith, Cathal Cregg, Seanie Johnston 0-1 each.
Longford
Dublin1-15 - 1-07Carlow
J O'Brien 0-08, P McMahon 1-01, B Kennedy, C Keaney 0-02 each, D Lally, K Bonner 0-01 each. Report J Murphy 1-02, E McCormack 0-03, R Walker, R Sinnott 0-01 each.

FinalEdit

Longford1-14 - 2-12
A.E.T.
Dublin
D Sheridan; D Brady, D Masterson, D Reilly; K Mulligan (0-2), A O'Connor, N Farrell; P Dowd (0-1), E Farrell; D Bardend (0-1), D Farrell (0-2), P Berry; B Kavanagh (1-4), P Bardend (0-1), F McGee (0-3 (0-2f)) Report J Leonard; D Henry, R McConnell, S O'Shaughnessy; P McMahon, P Casey, D Murray, E Fennell, S Ryan, B Cullen, A Brogan, B McManamon (0-1), J O'Brien (0-3 (0-2f)), B Brogan (0-7 (0-5f)), K Bonner (0-1).

O'Byrne ShieldEdit

The 8 losing first round competitors of the O'Byrne Cup went on to contest the O'Byrne shield. The final of the Shield was postponed from its original date of 9 February 2008, due to a family bereavement of one of the players,[1] and a National Football League match between the two teams doubled as the O'Byrne Shield final.[2] This game ended in a draw, and the decision was taken not to have a replay.

Quarter Finals
13/20 January 2008
Semi Finals
20/28 January 2008
Final
13 April 2008
Kildare 0-14
U.C.D. 0-09 Kildare 1-09
Louth 1-12 Louth 0-07
A.I.T. 1-10 Kildare 1-10
Laois 5-23 Laois 0-13
Kilkenny 1-04 Laois 2-17
Wicklow 3-10 Wicklow 2-12
D.I.T. 1-09

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Leinster GAA Press release" (PDF). Leinster GAA. 2008-02-09. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  2. ^ "Leinster GAA Press release" (PDF). Leinster GAA. 2008-04-08. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2010-01-12.