|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|Round 2A||(Round 1 Winners)|
|Round 2B||(Round 1 Losers)|
|Quarter-Finals||(2A Losers v 2B Winners)|
|Relegation Playoff||(Round 2B Losers)|
|Semi-Finals||(R2A Winners v QF Winners)|
Carlow won the GAA Hurling Christy Ring Cup in 2017, defeating Antrim in the Final by 5-23 (38 Points) to 4-15 (27 Points). They had earlier lost to Antrim in Round 1, but then went on to defeat Mayo and Kildare in the Losers side of the Double Elimination Draw, and then knocked out Wicklow by 0-24 (24 Points) to 2-8 (14 Points) in the Semi-Finals. Antrim had won 4-23 (35 Points) to 0-15 (15 Points) in an all-Ulster tie in the other Semi-Final.
About Hurling and the Christy Ring Cup
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.
 Donegal Daily (2017) GAA Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.donegaldaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/gaa-logo.png [Accessed 2 December 2017]
 Gaelic Athletic Association (2017) GAA Hurling Christy Ring Cup [Internet] Available from: http://www.gaa.ie/hurling/christy-ring/ [Accessed 28 August 2017]
 INPHO / Donal Farmer (2017) inpho_01221300 Irish Mirror, 24 June 2017. [Internet] Available from: https://i2-prod.irishmirror.ie/incoming/article10677038.ece/ALTERNATES/s810/inpho_01221300.jpg [Accessed 25 November 2020]
Thanks to Gabriel McCloyne & Tom Dunne.
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