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Ulster win 2009 Railway Cup

@009 Railway Cup Winners

Ulster defeated Leinster in the final of the 2009 Railway Cup. Ulster 0-14 Leinster 3-03. On a warm and windy Gaelic Park, a large crowd gathered to witness the first Gaelic Games of the 2009 Season. 

In the first semi-final, favorites Connaght rued their many missed chances in front of goal, going down to Leinster with the scoreline Connaght 0-10 Leinster 1-09. The second semi was also a close one with 

favorites Ulster getting past a deplated Munster with a 2 point margin. A late scoring flurry of 1-03 got them through with the scoreline of Ulster 1-08 Munster 0-09.

In the Hurling challenge, the Ulster/Munster combination got the better of Connaght/Leinster whilst in the ladies challenge, Ireland got the better of Australia.

In the Railway Cup final, Ulster were the dominant team throughout the game, stringing together a series of points. They could not however break clear of a resilient Leinster side. Leinster kept in touch through a number of well taken goal chances. In the end Ulster held out for the 2 point win.