1897 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1897 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Limerick (1st win)
Captain Denis Grimes
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kilkenny
Captain Jackie Walsh
Provincial Champions
Munster Limerick
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
All-Star Team See here
1896
1898

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 1897 was the eleventh series of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Limerick won the championship, beating Kilkenny 3-4 to 2-4 in the final.[1]

Format[edit]

All-Ireland Championship

Semi-final: (1 match) This is a lone game which sees the winners of the Leinster championship play Galway who receive a bye to this stage. One team is eliminated while the winning team advances to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the lone semi-final play the winners of the Munster championship.

Results[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Quarter-final
Offaly 2-3 – 1-4 Laois

Semi-final
Kilkenny 2-6 – 2-6 Dublin


Semi-final replay
Kilkenny 6-13 – 1-4 Dublin


16 October 1898
Final
Kilkenny w/o – scr. Wexford

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Semi-final
Limerick 2-5 – 2-3 Clare

Semi-final
Cork 4-16 – 0-2 Tipperary

Final
Limerick 4-9 – 1-6 Cork

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

30 October 1898
Semi-final
Kilkenny 3-4 – 0-4 Galway

20 November 1898
Final
Limerick 3-4 – 2-4 Kilkenny
Jones's Road, Dublin
Attendance: c.5,000
Referee: J. J. McCabe (Dublin)

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Limerick win the Munster championship for the first time. It was their fourth appearance in the final.
  • An All-Ireland semi-final is played for the first time since the 1887 championship. That game is the first ever championship meeting of Galway and Kilkenny.
  • The All-Ireland final is the very first championship meeting of Kilkenny and Limerick. The win gives Limerick their very first championship.
  • Limerick become fifth team to win the All-Ireland hurling title. They become the fourth team to have won an All-Ireland title in both hurling and Gaelic football.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Roll of Honour". The GAA website. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 

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).