Christy Ring Cup begins in a double-elimination format which ensures that each team plays at least two games before being eliminated, and at least three games in total (including the relegation play-off). At the quarter-final stage, the competition becomes straight knockout. For clarity, the fixtures and draw details are explained in the section for each round below.
Eight teams participate.
All eight teams play in Round 1.
22 April 2017 Down 2-24 - 1-20 Roscommon McKenna Park, Ballycran 13:00
P Sheehan 0-15f; M Magee 1-2; E Sands 1-1; D Hughes 0-1; C O'Prey 0-1; O McManus 0-1; G Johnston 0-1; C Woods 0-1; G Hughes 0-1.
Report S Curley 0-6 (5f); N Connaughton 1-2; R Fallon 0-5f; J Coyne 0-3; E Flanagan 0-2; T Seale 0-1; H Rooney 0-1.
Referee: M Murtagh (Westmeath)
22 April 2017 Carlow 2-22 - 3-20 (aet) Antrim Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow 15:00
D Murphy 0-16, 0-11f, 0-2 65s, M Kavanagh 2-1, P Coady, C Nolan 0-2 each, J Murphy 0-1.
Report N McManus 1-11, 0-9f, 0-1 '65, C Clarke 1-2, N McKenna 1-0, P Shiels 0-2, P McGill, S McCrory, E Campbell, C Johnson, J McNaughton 0-1 each.
Referee: C McAllister (Cork)
22 April 2017 Mayo 0-16 - 0-17 Kildare James Stephens Park, Ballina 15:00
K Higgins 0-10 (9f), J NcManus 0-3, D McLoughlin, C Scahill, S Regan 0-1 each.
Report D Reidy 0-13 (11f, 2 '65s), J Sheridan 0-2, J Mulhall and M Delaney 0-1 each.
Referee: J Murphy (Limerick)
23 April 2017 Wicklow 0-17 - 0-16 London Joule Park, Aughrim 13:00
C Moorehouse 0-10 (6f, 1 65), A O'Brien, D Masterson 0-2 each, G O'Brien, D Staunton, E McCormack 0-1 each.
Report K O'Loughlin 0-9 (4fs, 2 65s), E Kenny 0-2, E Cooney, M Dwyer, S Lawless, N Rogers, S O'Donnell 0-1 each.
Referee: J O'Brien (Laois)
Contested by the four winners of Round 1. The winning teams advance to the semi-finals, the losing teams to the 'official' quarter-finals.
29 April 2017 Antrim 3-15 - 0-11 Down Páirc Mhuire, Cushendall 2.00 PM
C Clarke 1-7 (5f, '65'); Ciaran Johnston 2-0 pen; N McKenna, E Campbell, C McCann 0-2 each; P McGill, Conor Johnston 0-1 each.
Report S Nicholson 0-7f; D McManus 0-3; E Sands, G Johnston 0-1 each.
29 April 2017 Kildare 2-19 - 3-18 Wicklow St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge 3.00 PM
D Reidy 0-11 (7f); J Mulhall, C Bonus 1-0; P Divilly, B Byrne, J Sheridan 0-2 each; M Delaney, R Ryan 0-1 each.
Report C Moorehouse 0-9 (7f, 1 '65); A O'Brien 2-2; P Doyle 1-0; D Staunton 0-3; D Masterson 0-2; R Reddy 0-1.
Contested by the four losers of Round 1. The winning teams advance to the quarter-finals, The two losing teams contest the bottom play-off game (see below).
29 April 2017 Carlow 5-18 - 2-07 Mayo Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow 3.00 PM
J Doyle 2-2, K McDonald 2-1, M Kavanagh 1-4 (2f), J Murphy 0-4, E Byrne, J Kavanagh 0-2 each, D English (f), D Byrne, C Nolan 0-1 each.
Report K Feeney 1-6, (4f, 1 '65), J McManus 1-0, D McLoughlin 0-1.
29 April 2017 Roscommon 1-09 - 4-24 London Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon 6.00 PM
S Curley 0-4 (2f, 1 '65); J Coyne 1-0; R Fallon 0-3 (2f); P Kelly, E Costello, E Flanagan (f) 0-1 each.
Report K O'Loughlin 1-7 (3f, 1 '65); S Lawless 1-3; M Duggan, PJ Rowe 1-0 each; E Kenny, M Dwyer, E Cooney 0-3 each; E Kelly 0-2 (2f), B Regan, T Healy, S O'Donnell 0-1 each.
The two losers of round 2A (who won a match and lost a match) play the two winners of round 2B (who lost a match and won a match). These two matches are referred to as quarter-finals, with the winners playing the winners of round 2A in the semi-finals.
6 May 2017 Kildare 0-15 - 1-23 Carlow St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge 3.00 PM
P Divilly 0-6(5f), M Purcell and J Sheridan(4f) 0-4 each, B Byrne 0-1.
Report D Murphy 0-10f, P Coady (1f) and M Kavanagh 0-4 each, J Doyle 1-2, C Nolan, J Murphy, D Byrne, J Nolan and E Byrne 0-1 each.
7 May 2017 London 0-19 - 2-19 Down Páirc na hÉireann, Birmingham
K O'Loughlin (0-5, 3f), E Kenny (0-4), D Roberts (0-4); S Bardon (0-3), M Dwyer (0-1), PJ Rowe (0-1), E Kelly (0-1f).
Report E Sands (2-1), C O'Prey (0-6, 3f), S Nicholson (0-5, 2f), D Toner (0-4), D Hughes (0-1); C Mageean (0-1), C Taggart (0-1).
Referee: J Keane Semi-finals Edit
The winners of round 2A play the winners of the two quarter-finals.
20 May 2017 Carlow 0-24 - 2-08 Wicklow Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow 15:00
D Murphy 0-8, 0-6f, J M Nolan 0-5, M Kavanagh 0-3, J Kavanagh, C Nolan, P Coady 0-2 each, K McDonald, E Byrne 0-1 each.
Report A O’Brien 0-4, 0-1f, E McCormack and G O’Brien 1-0 each, D Staunton, J Henderson, D Masterson (f), R Keddy 0-1 each.
Referee: J Keane (Galway)
20 May 2017 Antrim 4-23 - 0-15 Down Páirc Mhuire, Cushendall 17:00
C Clarke 2-7, (7f) Conor Johnston 2-1, N McManus 0-6, (1f) C McKinley, C McCann 0-3 each, C Carson 0-2, P Burke 0-1.
Report C O’Prey 0-4, (3f, 0-1 sideline), D Toner 0-3, S Nicholson, C Mageean, M Magee 0-2 each, C Egan, P Sheehan 0-1 each.
Referee: J Murphy (Limerick) Bottom Play-Off Edit
Contested by the two losing teams from round 2B. Both these teams lost their first two matches. Normally Roscommon would have been relegated as they lost this play-off match. Due to the major reorganisation of hurling in September 2018, Roscommon remained in the Christy Ring Cup.
Scoring statistics Edit
Top scorers overall Top scorers in a single game References Edit