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Donegal won the 2018 Nicky Rackard Cup.
Donegal won the 2018 Nicky Rackard Cup.

Ring, Rackard, and Meagher Cup draws


The draws for the 2019 Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher Hurling Championships were made on Thursday by the CCCC. Dates for the rounds will be confirmed in the coming weeks. First team listed has home venue.

The Joe McDonagh Cup draw will be released tonight during the GAA Championship Draw show, which is live at 8.30pm on RTE2.

Christy Ring Cup

• Two groups of four teams.

• Group games to be played on a ‘round-robin’ basis. • The top two teams in each group shall quality for the Semi-Finals, in which the winners of each group shall play the runners-up of the other group.

• The winner of the Christy Ring Cup shall be promoted to the Joe McDonagh Cup.

• The bottom team in each group shall play off and the loser shall be relegated to the Nicky Rackard Cup.

• Venues for all Finals, Semi-Finals and Relegation Play-Offs shall be determined by the Central Competitions Control Committee.

Group 1: Donegal, Wicklow, Down, Derry

Group 2: Roscommon, Kildare, Meath, London

Fixtures

Round 1

Donegal v Wicklow

Down v Derry

Roscommon v Kildare

Meath v London

Round 2

Derry v Donegal

Wicklow v Down

London v Roscommon

Kildare v Meath

Round 3

Donegal v Down

Derry v Wicklow

Roscommon v Meath

London v Kildare

Nicky Rackard Cup

• Two groups of four teams.

• Group games to be played on a ‘round-robin’ basis. • The top two teams in each group shall quality for the Semi-Finals, in which the winners of each group shall play the runners-up of the other group.

• The winner of the Nicky Rackard Cup Final will be promoted to the Christy Ring Cup in 2019.

• The bottom team in each group shall play-off and the loser shall be relegated to the Lory Meagher Cup in 2019.

• Venues for all Finals, Semi-Finals and Relegation Play-Offs shall be determined by the Central Competitions Control Committee.

Group 1: Longford, Warwickshire, Armagh, Monaghan

Group 2: Tyrone, Mayo, Louth, Sligo

Fixtures

Round 1

Longford v Warwickshire

Armagh v Monaghan

Tyrone v Mayo

Louth v Sligo

Round 2

Monaghan v Longford

Warwickshire v Armagh

Sligo v Tyrone

Mayo v Louth

Round 3

Longford v Armagh

Monaghan v Warwickshire

Tyrone v Louth

Sligo v Mayo

Lory Meagher Cup

• One group of four teams.

• Group games to be played on a ‘round-robin’ basis. • The two top teams shall play in the final • The winner of the Lory Meagher Cup Final will be promoted to the Nicky Rackard Cup in 2019.

Group: Cavan, Fermanagh, Lancashire, Leitrim

Round 1

Cavan v Fermanagh

Lancashire v Leitrim

Round 2

Leitrim v Cavan

Fermanagh v Lancashire

Round 3

Cavan v Lancashire

Leitrim v Fermanagh

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