1888 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1888 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 27 May 1888 - 2 September 1888
Teams 9
All-Ireland Champions
Provincial Champions
Munster Not Played
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 5
Goals total 8 (1.60 per game)
Points total 31 (6.20 per game)
All-Star Team See here
1887
1889

The 1888 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the second staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 27 May 1888, however, no All-Ireland final took place and the championship remains unfinished due to the North American invasion tour of Irish athletes, an unsuccessful attempt to raise funds for a revival of the Tailteann Games.[1][2]

Tipperary were the defending champions, however, they were defeated in the provincial series.

Teams[edit]

A total of nine teams contested the championship, including four teams from the 1887 championship and five new entrants. Galway and Wexford did not field teams in the championship. Cork, Kildare, Laois, Limerick and Waterford all fielded teams in their respective provincial championships.

Team summaries[edit]

Team Club Colours Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial
Clare Ogonnelloe Black and amber
Cork Tower Street Green
Dublin Kickhams Red
Kildare Monasterevin Blue and white
Kilkenny Mooncoin Green and white
Laois Rathdowney Green and red
Limerick South Liberties Green and yellow
Tipperary Clonoulty Green and yellow 1887
Waterford Carrickbeg

Format[edit]

For the first time the championship was organised on a provincial basis. Two separate championships were played in Leinster and Munster with the winners meeting in the All-Ireland final.

Leinster Championship

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The four participating teams make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advance to the Leinster final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners are declared Leinster champions and qualify for the All-Ireland final.

Munster Championship

Quarter-final: (1 match) This is a lone match between the first two team drawn from the province. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the lone quarter-final join the three other teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advance to the Munster final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners are declared Munster champions and qualify for the All-Ireland final.

All-Ireland Championship

Final: (1 match) The two provincial representatives from Leinster and Munster contest this game with the winners being declared All-Ireland champions.

Results[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • In the Leinster semi-final between Dublin and Kildare, J. J. Kenny deputised as referee when James O'Connor did not turn up.
  • Despite losing to Tipperary in the opening round, Cork advanced to the Munster semi-final as Tipperary champions Clonoulty used players from other clubs to supplement their team. Such a format was not yet allowed. A replay was ordered in Cork but Clonoulty refused to play anywhere in Cork stating a preference for Kilmallock. As a result of their refusal to play they were disqualified.
  • In the Munster final Cork were due to play Clare champions Ogonelloe, who had received a walkover from South Liberties of Limerick in the semi-final. Before the final commenced South Liberties took to the field to play Ogonelloe. The officials decided then not to play either game. It was then decided to play the final in Cork the following week but Clare refused to travel and Cork were awarded the title.

Sources[edit]

  • Corry, Eoghan, The GAA Book of Lists (Hodder Headline Ireland, 2005).
  • Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Roll of Honour". The GAA website. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "The 1888 American Invasion Tour". The GAA website. Retrieved 27 July 2011.