2005 Tommy Murphy Cup

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2005 Tommy Murphy Cup
Dates16 July 2005 - 4 September 2005
Teams12
SponsorBank of Ireland
ChampionsTipperary (1st title)
Declan Browne (captain)
Séamus McCarthy (manager)
Runners-upWexford
John Hudson (captain)
Michael Furlong (manager)
Tournament statistics
Matches played9
Goals scored19 (2.11 per match)
Points scored211 (23.44 per match)
Top scorer(s)Colours of Wexford.svg Mattie Forde (2-14)
2004 (Previous) (Next) 2006

The 2005 Tommy Murphy Cup was the 2nd staging of the Tommy Murphy Cup, the Gaelic Athletic Association's secondary inter-county Gaelic football tournament. The draw for the preliminary round fixtures took place on 9 July 2005;[1] the championship began on 16 July 2005 and ended on 4 September 2005.

Clare were the defending champions but they did not enter the championship.[2]

On 4 September 2005, Tipperary won the championship following a 3-10 to 0-15 defeat of Wexford in the final; this was their first Tommy Murphy Cup title.

Wexford's Mattie Forde was the championship's top scorer with 2-14.

Teams[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Team Colours Sponsor Manager Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Antrim Saffron and white Bushmills Distillery Michael Culbert 1951
Carlow Green, red and yellow Stone Developments Liam Hayes
Fermanagh Green and white Tracey Concrete Charlie Mulgrew
Kilkenny Black and amber Avonmore 1911
Leitrim Green and yellow Masonite Dessie Dolan 1994
London Blue and green JCB Noel Dunning
Longford Blue and gold Longford Arms Hotel Luke Dempsey 1968 1965-66
Roscommon Yellow and blue Ballymore Properties Val Daly 1944 2001
Tipperary Blue and gold Enfer Séamus McCarthy 1920 1935
Waterford White and blue Lawlors Hotel John Kiely 1898
Wexford Purple and gold Wexford Creamery Michael Furlong 1918 1945
Wicklow Blue and gold White Young Green Hugh Kenny

Withdrawals[edit]

In July Carlow manager Liam Hayes was forced to pull his side out of the championship due to the unavailability of the majority of his first-choice squad. Hayes made the decision as 12 of his panel were injured and four dual players decided to line out for the Carlow hurlers.[3]

In August the Antrim County Board took the decision to withdraw from the championship due to a full club hurling fixture list, injuries and players on holidays.[4]

Results[edit]

Preliminary round

16 July 2005 Preliminary roundFermanaghw/o - scr.Carlow

Quarter-finals

14 August 2005 Quarter-finalTipperaryw/o - scr.Antrim

Semi-finals

Final

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Mattie Forde Wexford 2-14 20 3 6.66
2 Declan Browne Tipperary 1-14 17 3 5.66
3 Paul Barden Longford 2-7 13 3 4.33
Stephen Lohan Roscommon 0-13 13 2 6.50
5 Damian O'Brien Tipperary 2-4 10 3 3.33
Brian Kavanagh Longford 0-10 10 3 3.33
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Declan Browne Tipperary 1-7 10 Wexford
2 Mattie Forde Wexford 1-6 9 Longford
3 John Hudson Wexford 1-4 7 Longford
Declan Browne Tipperary 0-7 7 Roscommon
Stephen Lohan Roscommon 0-7 7 Tipperary
Ger Heneghan Roscommon 0-7 7 London
7 Paul Barden Longford 1-3 6 Wicklow
Stephen Lohan Roscommon 0-6 6 London
Paul Barden Longford 1-3 6 Waterford
10 Damian O'Brien Tipperary 1-2 5 Leitrim
Mattie Forde Wexford 1-2 5 Fermanagh
Paddy Colfer Wexford 1-2 5 Longford
Damian O'Brien Tipperary 1-2 5 Wexford
Niall Curran Waterford 0-5 5 Longford
Ciaran O'Reilly Fermanagh 0-5 5 Wexford
Brian Kavanagh Longford 0-5 5 Wexford
Jamesie Martin Longford 0-5 5 Wexford
Benny Hickey Tipperary 0-5 5 Roscommon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Draw made for Tommy Murphy Cup". Breaking News. 9 July 2005. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Clare win inaugural Tommy Murphy Cup". Irish Examiner. 22 August 2004. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Carlow forced to withdraw from Murphy Cup". Irish Examiner. 16 July 2005. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Antrim withdraw from Tommy Murphy Cup". RTÉ Sport. 12 August 2005. Retrieved 17 January 2016.