1927 Railway Cup Hurling Championship

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1927 Railway Cup
Dates 21 November 1926 (1926-11-21)
– 17 March 1927 (1927-03-17)
Teams Flag of Connacht.svg Connacht
Flag of Leinster.svg Leinster
Flag of Munster.svg Munster
Champions Flag of Leinster.svg Leinster (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 2
Goals scored 13 (6.5 per match)
Points scored 28 (14 per match)
(Next) 1928

The 1927 Railway Cup Hurling Championship was the first series of the Railway Cup, an annual hurling tournament and organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association. The tournament took place between 21 November 1926 and 17 March 1927.

Three team teams participated in the inaugural championship. These included the three of the four historic provinces of Ireland, Connacht, Leinster and Munster

The tournament was won by Leinster.


The inaugural tournament was contested by the three strongest hurling provinces - Connacht, Leinster and Munster. The latter team received a bye to the final. Ulster, traditionally seen as the weakest hurling province declined to field a team.


Railway Cup[edit]

Leinster 7–6 – 3–5 Connacht

Leinster 1–11 – 2–6 Munster
Tommy Daly (c)(goal)
Ned Tobin
Pa McInerney
Garrett Howard
Mick Gill
Dinny O'Neill
Ned Fahy
Jim Walsh
Matty Power
Jim Byrne
Wattie Dunphy
Eddie Doyle
Lory Meagher
John Roberts
Henry Meagher
Seán Óg Murphy (c)
Eudie Coughlan
Edward O'Connell
Mick Murphy
Jim O'Regan
Jim Hurley
Paddy Ahern
Mick Ahern
Mick Murphy (goal)
John Joe Kinnane
Micky Cross
Willie Gleeson
Mick Darcy
Phil Cahill
Martin Kennedy


  • Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).