17-06-24 GAA Rounders

The Trophies of GAA Rounders

Corn Gael Linn 

The Corn Gael Linn was the very first GAA Rounders trophy on record, it started as the Ladies top prize in 1970, later replaced by the C J Haughey cup in 1976. It was then introduced to the Senior Men's championship in the tournament's inaugural year. However, it only lasted one year with the Senior Men until taking it's place as the GAA Minor Men's trophy in 1977. The Ard Comhairle replaced it in 2009 but decided to keep the name.  


Corn Betsi Gre 

The Corn Betsi Gre was introduced in 1977, purchased by Ard Comhairle after the first Minor Ladies blitz the year prior was such a success. The trophy is named after the Co. Down 1798 heroine. It was first raised high by Antrim's Erin's Own and is still played for till this day. 9 Counties and 15 different clubs have had the privilege to hold it. The Ard Comhairle decided to replace the trophy in 2010 along with the Senior men, women, mixed and the minor mixed. 



The Minor Mixed Trophy 

The unnamed trophy is the youngest GAA Rounders trophy making its debut in 1998, following the success from feile under 16 mixed, it was decided to introduce an under 18 mixed tournament. The first final proved a real nail biter as Rathdowney battled Glynn/Barntown in what went down as the lowest scoring rounders final ever, ending 3-2 in favour of the Wexford natives.


Corn Aodh Rua 

Introduced to the game in 1977, The Corn Aodh Rua took its rightful place as the Senior Men's most prestigious prize. The very first winner was again Erin's Own, however I think this trophy will always be linked to the Cavan team Erne Eagles who won it an amazing ten seasons in a row from 1998-2007, a record that will be difficult to break. 



C J Haughey Cup 

This trophy was donated to the association in 1976 by  

Charles J Haughey, and presented to the winners Erin's Own who beat Lavey from Derry. The 7 innings match and presentation all happened in under fiftyfive minutes. It has been won by 9 different counties and 15 different clubs. 


The Syntax Cup 

The first Senior Mixed tournament took place in 1990 & was won by SynDodgers from the Syntax factory in Clarecastle. At the time there was no trophy until the following year's final which was won by Lakelands. The Syntax factory then donated a cup named after them.  This Cup was retired by the Ard Comhailre in 2020 and was replaced by the Dympna Reilly Cup.