The 1890 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the fifth staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 20 September 1891 and ended on 28 February 1892.
The semi-final fixtures on the opening day of the Leinster championship are thrown into disarray as Kildare and Laois fail to turn up to the venue. Wexford and Dublin, facing no opposition, decided to play a lone semi-final amongst themselves.
Limerick win the Munster championship for the first time, however, Kerry launched an objection as the winning point was scored after the game had ended and a replay was ordered by Central Council. In the replay the result was reversed and Kerry claim their first Munster title.
The day of the All-Ireland final at Clonturk Park featured a heavy programme of Gaelic games. The first game of the day was the All-Ireland football semi-final between Dublin and Cavan. The All-Ireland hurling final was the second game of the day while the All-Ireland football final between Cork and the winners of the first game immediately followed.
The All-Ireland final between Kerry and Wexford was the very first and to date the only championship meeting between the two teams.
A period of extra-time was played for the only time ever to decide an All-Ireland final.