GAA Hurling Christy Ring Cup 2012

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Christy Ring Cup 2012

DateHome TeamAway Team
Round 1
05.05.2012Wicklow2-20 (26)Kerry2-15 (21)
05.05.2012Mayo0-17 (17)Down0-19 (19)
05.05.2012Derry1-22 (25)Kildare2-18 (24)
06.05.2012Meath4-8 (20)London3-10 (19)
Round 2AR1 Winners
12.05.2012Wicklow1-18 (21)Derry2-11 (17)
12.05.2012Down2-23 (29)Meath1-19 (22)
Round 2BR1 Losers
12.05.2012London2-15 (21)Mayo3-10 (19)
12.05.2012Kildare2-21 (27)Kerry1-16 (19)
Quarter-Finals2A Losers v
2B Winners
19.05.2012Derry1-15 (18)London3-11 (20)
19.05.2012Meath1-16 (19)Kildare0-16 (16)
Semi-Finals2A Winners v
QF Winners
26.05.2012Wicklow3-18 (27)Meath2-12 (18)
26.05.2012Down1-21 (24)London1-21 (24)
02.06.2012London2-16 (22)Down2-13 (19)
09.06.2012Wicklow1-17 (20)London4-18 (30)
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London won the 2012 Christy Ring Cup (Division 2 All Ireland Hurling) by beating wicklow by 4-18 (30 Points) to 1-17 (20 Points) in the Final, thus consigning the South Leinstermen to their second Christy Ring Cup Final defeat in a row.

London had earlier defeated Mayo, Derry, and Down in a Semi-Final Replay after losing to Meath in the first Round, taking the difficult route to the winners medals. Wicklow had knocked Meath out in the Semi-Finals.

About the Christy Ring Cup

The Christy Ring Cup is the Tier 2 All-Ireland County Championship in Hurling, named after the great Cork player.

From its inception to 2018 it was a Double-Elimination Cup (dubbed the “Back Door” by the Press) and in 2019 was changed to two groups of 4, playing a Single Round-Robin with Semi-Finals & Final.

About Hurling

Hurling is an ancient Gaelic Irish Sport, and one of the four Charter GAA Sports of 1884. It is played with a Hurl or Hurley (stick) and a sliotar (ball) and is one of the fastest team sports in the world. It is 15-a-side and Goals (worth 3 points) are scored as well as points (over the bar – worth one point). It is organised on a Club and County basis like most GAA Sports and has County, Provncial and All-Ireland Championships. Within both Club and County Championships there is the Hurling League (usually run over winter) and the Hurling Championship (usually run over summer). There are about 12 Top Level (Division 1) Counties that play for the Liam McCarthy Cup, as well as the Christy Ring Cup (Division 2), and Nicky Rackard (Division 3) and Lory Meaghar Cups (Division 4). Outside of Ireland there are 14 Counties that also play Gaelic Football and sometimes Hurling, with London, Warwickshire and Lancashire taking part in the lower levels of the All-Ireland Championships.



[1] Donegal Daily (2017) GAA Logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 2 December 2017]

Internet Archive

[2] GAA | Wayback Machine (2012) Christy Ring [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 16 September 2019]


Thanks to Gabriel McCloyne & Tom Dunne.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 13 November 2020

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