Tommy Murphy Cup

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Tommy Murphy Cup
IrishCorn Tomáis Uí Mhurchú
CodeGaelic football
TrophyTommy Murphy Cup
Last Title holdersAntrim (1st title)
First winnerClare
TV partner(s)TG4

The Tommy Murphy Cup was a Gaelic football competition, featuring senior county teams eliminated from the early stages of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship and also Kilkenny when not fielding a team in the main All-Ireland. The series of games, organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association, were played during the summer months with the final being played in August in Croke Park; the Cup is named after Tommy Murphy, a footballer from County Laois who was, appropriately for the competition, the only member of the Team of the Millennium from a county which had not won an All-Ireland.

Recent changes to the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship meant that the 2008 Tommy Murphy Cup featured the eight lowest-ranking teams in National Football League unless the teams reached the final of their respective provincial championships. Antrim beat holders Wicklow in the final;[1] the cup was cancelled after the 2008 tournament.[2]


By year[edit]

Year Date Venue Winner Score Runner-up Score Teams competing
2004 August 22 Croke Park Clare 1-11 Sligo 0-11 4
2005 September 4 Croke Park Tipperary 3-10 Wexford 0-15 9
2006 August 27 Croke Park Louth 3-14 Leitrim 1-11 13
2007 August 4 Croke Park Wicklow 3-13 Antrim 1-17 9
2008 August 2 Croke Park Antrim 3-12 Wicklow 1-15 9

By province[edit]

Province Wins
Munster counties 2
Leinster counties 2
Ulster counties 1
Connacht counties 0


  1. ^ News | Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Official Website - Archived 2007-09-26 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Dempsey: Bring back Murphy Cup". 12 May 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009.