Louth Tommy Murphy Cup Champions 2006
Louth’s senior footballers made it two consignments of major silverware in one season when they emphatically accounted for Leitrim in the Tommy Murphy Cup final at Croke Park on Sunday August 27. The stunning 3-14 to 1-11 victory at HQ buried memories of the second-half Leinster championship aberration against Meath and completed a very satisfactory first year at the helm for new boss Eamonn McEneaney.
Nobody could argue with the merit of Louth’s 2006 Tommy Murphy Cup success. The Wee County were the best team in the secondary championship competition all year and a whopping aggregate return of 8-63 (an average of almost 2-16) from four outings tells its own story.
Consigned to take part in the alternative senior football championship after unluckily losing their first-round SFC qualifier to Tyrone after a replay in Omagh, Louth recorded outstanding wins over Clare (in Ennis – midweek!), neighbours Monaghan, regular opponents Antrim and Dessie Dolan’s vastly-improved Leitrim (who ran Mayo within a point in Connacht!) to capture the Tommy Murphy Cup and give themselves a major confidence boost as they prepared for the challenge of Division One football in 2007.
Back: C. Kearney, S. O’Neill, H. McGinn, R. Carroll, M. Fanning, D. Brennan, C. Goss, M. Farrelly, S. Reynolds, M. Brennan, S. Lennon, P. Keenan, S. Connor, J. Doyle, M. Farrelly, P. Osborne.
Front: C. Grimes, D. Clarke, T. O’Brien, R. Finnegan, P. McGinnity, J. O’Brien, B. White, A. Page, D. Reid, JJ. Quigley, C. Judge, JP. Rooney.
Mascot: J. Mulligan.
Size: 450mm x 320mm (17 3/4” x 12 1/2”)