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O'Byrne Cup
Current season or competition:
2022 O'Byrne Cup
IrishCorn Uí Bhroin
CodeGaelic football
Founded1954
RegionLeinster (GAA)
TrophyO'Byrne Cup
No. of teams11
Title holdersDublin (10th title)
Most titlesKildare (11 titles)
SponsorsBord na Móna
Official websitehttps://leinstergaa.ie/competitions/obyrne-cup-s-f-2018/
Donal Keogan (Meath) lifts the O'Byrne Cup in 2016
Donal Keogan (Meath) lifts the O'Byrne Cup in 2016

The Bord na Móna O'Byrne Cup is a Gaelic football competition organised by the Leinster GAA and first staged in 1954.

The competition is named after Matt Byrne, a former Wicklow GAA club and county officer. By virtue of a quirk in translation, the Corn Uí Bhroin became known as the O'Byrne cup even though Matt had never used an 'O' in his surname. Matt born on February 14, 1870, was a native of Baltinglass and taught at the local national school on Chapel Hill. Deeply involved in GAA activities at any levels throughout his life, he was regarded as a good footballer in his youth as well as an excellent handballer. He was the first secretary of the Maurice Davins' club in Baltinglass and served as a member of the Wicklow County Board for over 50 years, mostly as county registrar. He was also his county's representative on Leinster and Central Councils and served as President of the Irish Handball Council from 1941-1944. He died on September 21, 1947. The competition participants are the eleven Leinster county teams (excluding Kilkenny). Formerly third-level teams competed, but from 2018 onward only county teams play. The competition is, together with the Walsh Cup and Kehoe Cup, part of the Bord na Móna Leinster GAA Series which takes place each January.

The current O'Byrne Cup champions are Longford, who beat Offaly in the 2020 final.

The O'Byrne Shield was introduced for teams knocked out of the first stage of the Cup but was later abandoned in 2013 due to the introduction of group stages in the competition.[1][2]

Top winners

Team Wins Years won
1
Colours of Kildare.svg
Kildare
11 1962, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1976, 1982, 1989, 2003, 2011, 2013, 2014
2
Colours of Dublin.svg
Dublin
10 1956, 1958, 1960, 1966, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2015, 2017, 2022
Colours of Meath.svg
Meath
10 1967, 1974, 1977, 1983, 1992, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2016, 2018
4
Colours of Offaly.svg
Offaly
6 1954, 1961, 1981, 1993, 1997, 1998
5
Colours of Laois.svg
Laois
5 1978, 1987, 1991, 1994, 2005
6
Colours of Louth.svg
Louth
4 1963, 1980, 1990, 2009
Colours of Wicklow.svg
Wicklow
4 1955, 1957, 1986, 1996
Colours of Westmeath.svg
Westmeath
4 1959, 1980, 1988, 2019
9
Colours of Longford.svg
Longford
3 1965, 2000, 2020
10
Colours of Kilkenny.svg
DCU
2 2010, 2012
11
Colours of Carlow.svg
Carlow
1 2002
Colours of Wexford.svg
Wexford
1 1995

The competition was not played in 1969, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1984, 1985 or 2021.

Previous finals

Westmeath1-12 – 0-10Dublin
Referee: David Hickey (Carlow)
Dublin2-12 – 1-14Longford
Referee: Maurice Deegan
Dublin1-18 – 2-13Laois
Referee: Derek Fahy
Wexford0-09 – 1-06*Westmeath
*Wexford awarded title as Westmeath refused to play extra time
Meath1-11 – 0-07Wexford
Gorey
Louth2-04 – 1-06Kildare
Kildare2-08 – 0-09Meath
Westmeath0-13 – 2-05Laois
Westmeath0-09 – 2-03Laois
Laois1-08 – 0-09Meath
Wicklow1-07 – 0-06Westmeath
Competition not playedv
Competition not playedv
Meath1-11 – 1-09Longford
Kildare2-08 – 1-05Wicklow
Offaly1-12 – 0-11Dublin
Louth0-08 – 1-04Dublin
St Brigid's Park, Drogheda
Laois3-07 – 1-08Carlow
Dr Cullen Park, Carlow
Meath2-09 – 0-09Offaly
Kildare1-09 – 0-09Wexford
Meath1-09 – 2-05Dublin
Kildare3-11 – 1-04Dublin
Kildare2-08 – 0-08Louth
Kildare2-07 – 1-06Westmeath
Meath0-10 – 1-05Dublin
Dublin1-05 – 0-06Offaly
Longford1-09 – 1-06Kildare
Westmeath1-09 – 1-05Carlow
Louth1-10 – 0-10Longford
Kildare2-06 – 1-07Louth
Offaly1-09 – 0-06Longford
Dublin1-11 – 0-07Louth
Dublin2-06 – 1-09Louth
Westmeath1-05 – 1-04Kildare
Dublin2-09 – 2-08Meath
Dublin1-06 – 1-06Meath
Wicklow1-09 – 0-10Kildare
Dublin1-10 – 1-03Kildare
Wicklow1-06 – 0-07Westmeath
Offaly0-10 – 1-05Louth

The O'Byrne Shield

The O'Byrne Shield was an inter county competition between the losers of the first round of the O'Byrne Cup. The competition began in 2006 with Longford winning in the final. The 2007 final was contested by Longford and Athlone IT and Longford won the game on a scoreline of 2–10 to 1–7, while the 2008 title was awarded to Laois after the competition was never completed. The O'Byrne Shield ended as a competition prior to the 2013 season and will no longer be played due to the group stages of the O'Byrne Cup which gives each team a minimum of 3 matches.[1]

Top winners

Team Wins Years won
1
Colours of Laois.svg
Laois
3 2008, 2009, 2012
2
Colours of Longford.svg
Longford
2 2006, 2007
3
Colours of Carlow.svg
Carlow
1 2010
3
Colours of Dublin.svg
Dublin
1 2011

References

  1. ^ a b The Bord Na Mona O'Byrne Cup S.F. 2013 Archived 2012-11-14 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Friday night lights on cards for Leinster championship showdowns - Independent.ie
  3. ^ "O'Byrne Cup final: SENIOR FOOTBALLERS PROVE TO BE EXTRA SPECIAL". Hogan Stand. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  4. ^ "O'Byrne Cup final: Kildare retain crown". Hogan Stand. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
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