McCalmont Cup Winners 2017 - Evergreen United
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McCalmont Cup Roll of Honour

Sunday’s victory in the McCalmont Cup has moved Evergreen to the top of the roll of honour.

A single goal from Sean Barcoe was enough to see the Kells Road side capture their 16th title, moving them one clear of cross-city rivals Freebooters - they have 15 McCalmont Cup titles to their name

This year’s success has also given Evergreen their second Cup treble. They are also the only team to lift the title three times in succession, having previously done it between 1997 and 1999.

The city’s big two have dominated the competition, with 31 title wins between them, even more so in recent years. Freebooters won their eighth title in 1992 – they had to wait until 2000 to add number nine but have won the cup six more times in the following 18 years.

Evergreen’s best spell of dominance came with four titles in the 1990s and four in the last five years, but between them the clubs have all but owned the trophy since 2006 – the Lions (2007), Callan United (2012) and Thomastown United (2016) have taken it out of the city, while Newpark brought it to the Fen in 2013.

It’s not just Kilkenny teams who have lifted the Cup either. Although Durrow’s Lions are double winners, there are some other unusual names etched on the roll of honour – famed Dublin club Bohemians were the first winners in 1937. Other ‘outside’ clubs who have also secured the silverware include Carlow’s Barrow Rangers (1964) and Tipperary’s Thurles (1969)

Roll of honour

Evergreen (16) – 1952, 1954, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1986, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2009, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019.

Freebooters (15) – 1955, 1961, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1990, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014.

East End United (5) – 1989, 1991, 2002, 2004, 2005.

St Mary’s Athletic (4) – 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966.

Green Celtic (3) – 1951, 1957, 1958.

Callan United (3) – 1971, 1972, 2012.

EMFA (3) – 1980, 1981, 1984.

Continentals (2) – 1987, 1993.

Rangers (2) – 1956, 1960.

Lions (2) – 1974, 2007.

Thomastown United (2) – 1976, 2016.

Ormonde Villa (2) – 1979, 1988.

Continentals (2) – 1987, 1993.

One each – Bohemians (1937), CYMS (1949), Talbots Inch (1950), Crusaders (1953), Curragh (1959), Barrow Rangers (1964), Mooncoin (1973), Deen Celtic (1985), Bridge United (1995), Park United (1996), Newpark (2013).

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