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Longford to face Meath, UCD and Louth in Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup

Longford's Barry Gilleran battles with Willie Crampton of Offaly at Pearse Park during last year's O'Byrne Shield Competition.

Longford's Barry Gilleran battles with Willie Crampton of Offaly at Pearse Park during last year's O'Byrne Shield Competition.

A new-look Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup, played on a league basis, will see Longford at home to Meath, at home to UCD in Emmet Park, Killoe and away to Louth in January.

The draw for the competition took place last night with four groups of four teams, which will include five Third Level colleges, who will use the competition as preparation for Sigerson Cup. The four group winners will qualify for the semi-finals of the competition, with the O’Byrne Shield competition srapped

Group A

Sunday 6 January 2013

Longford v Meath, Longford

Louth v UCD, Drogheda

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Meath v Louth, Navan

UCD v Longford, Killoe

Sunday 13 January 2013

Meath v UCD, Navan

Louth v Longford, Drogheda

Group B

Sunday 6 January 2013

Carlow v Dublin, Carlow

Wicklow v DCU, Aughrim

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Dublin v DCU, Parnell Park

Wicklow v Carlow, Aughrim

Sunday 13 January 2013

Dublin v Wicklow, Parnell Park

Carlow v DCU, Carlow

Group C

Sunday 6 January 2013

Offaly v Laois, Tullamore

Westmeath v AIT, Mullingar

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Laois v Westmeath, Portlaoise

Offaly v AIT, Gracefield

Sunday 13 January 2013

Westmeath v Offaly, Mullingar

Laois v AIT, Portlaoise

Group D

Sunday 6 January 2013

Wexford v DIT, Wexford

Kildare v Carlow IT, Newbridge

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Wexford v Carlow IT, Bellefield

Kildare v DIT, Kildare

Sunday 13 January 2013

Kildare v Wexford, Newbridge

Carlow IT v DIT, Carlow IT

Sunday 20 January 2013

Semi-finals

Sunday 27 January 2013

Final

In the event of ties the group winners will be decided as follows, and in this order:-

(a) Where two teams only are involved - the outcome of the meeting of the two teams in the previous game in the Competitions.

(b) Score difference (subtracting the total scores against from scores for)

(c) Highest total for

(d) A Play-Off

 

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