2015 Christy Ring Cup

2015 Christy Ring Cup
Dates 2 May – 6 June 2015
Teams 8
Champions Kerry (2nd title)
John Griffin (captain)
Éamonn Kelly (manager)
Runners-up Derry
Seán MacCullagh (captain)
Tom McClean (manager)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Top scorer(s) Shane Nolan (2-35)
2014 (Previous) (Next) 2016

The 2015 Christy Ring Cup was the eleventh staging of the Christy Ring Cup hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 2005. The cup competition began on 2 May 2015 and ended on 6 June 2014.

Kildare were the defending champions, however, they were beaten in the semi-final.[1] Kerry won the title after defeating Derry by 1-20 to 0-12 in the final.[2]

Mayo were relegated from the Christy Ring Cup after losing a play-off with Roscommon.


The 2015 Christy Ring Cup is played in a double-elimination format. For clarity, the draw details are explained in each round below.

Round 1

All eight teams play in four matches.

Round 2

Round 2A

Contested by four winners from round 1

Round 2B

Contested by four losers from round 1


Winners of round 2B versus losers of round 2A in two games referred to as quarter finals.


Winners of round 2A versus winners of the two quarter-finals


The winners of this year's Christy Ring Final are automatically promoted to play in the Qualifier Group of next year's Leinster Championship. [3]

Christy Ring/Nicky Rackard Relegation/Promotion


Contested by two losers from round 2B

Relegation/Promotion play-off

The bottom team in this year's Christy Ring Cup plays the winner of this year's Nicky Rackard Cup.

Top scorers

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Shane Nolan Kerry 2-35 41 4 10.25
2 Mark Delaney Kildare 0-36 36 5 7.20
3 Jack Regan Meath 2-29 35 3 11.66
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Jack Regan Meath 1-11 14 Kerry
2 Mikey Boyle Kerry 4-1 13 Kildare
3 Martin Duggan London 3-3 12 Kildare
Gareth Johnson Down 1-9 12 London
Shane Nolan Kerry 0-12 12 Meath
6 Gerry Keegan Kildare 2-5 11 Meath
Jack Regan Meath 1-8 11 Kildare
Shane Nolan Kerry 1-8 11 Derry
9 Shane Nolan Kerry 1-7 10 Kildare
Jack Regan Meath 0-10 10 Wicklow
Mark Delaney Kildare 0-10 10 London

External links


  1. "Lillies blitz stuns Kingdom in thrilling Ring final". Irish Independent. 8 June 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. "Nolan inspires Kingdom to Ring Cup final win over Derry". GAA.ie. 6 June 2015. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  3. See motion 24 passed at 2015 GAA Annual Congress 28th February 2015
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