1926 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1926 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 18 April – 24 October 1926
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Cork (8th win)
Captain Seán Óg Murphy
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kilkenny
Captain Dick Grace
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Antrim
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
All-Star Team See here

The 1926 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 40th staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 18 April 1926 and ended on 24 October 1926.

Tipperary entered the championship as defending champions; however, they were eliminated in the provincial stages. Cork won the title following a 4-6 to 2-0 victory over Kilkenny in the final.[1]


All-Ireland Championship

Semi-final: (1 match) The winners of the Leinster championship were drawn to play Galway, who received a bye to this stage of the championship. One team was eliminated at this stage while the winning team advanced to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the lone semi-final and the Munster champions contested this game with the winners being declared All-Ireland champions.[citation needed]


Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

May 2
Laois 2-3 – 3-3 Offaly

July 11
Kilkenny 3-8 – 1-4 Offaly

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

April 18
Kerry 4-6 – 2-4 Clare

May 30
Waterford 5-2 – 12-3 Cork

August 15
Cork 7-7 – 1-4 Kerry

August 22
Tipperary 6-5 – 4-6 Limerick

September 12
Cork 0-0 – 1-2 Tipperary

September 19
Final replay
Tipperary 4-1 – 3-4 Cork

October 3
Final second replay
Tipperary 2-4 – 3-6 Cork

Ulster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

31 October 1926
Antrim 4-3 – 3-1 Cavan

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

August 29
Kilkenny 6-2 – 5-1 Galway

October 24
Cork 4-6 – 2-0 Kilkenny
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 26,829
Referee: P. McCullagh (Wexford)

Championship statistics[edit]


  • The Munster final between Cork and Tipperary is abandoned after just ten minutes when the crowd storm the field.
  • For the first time ever the Munster final goes to a second replay.
  • The All-Ireland semi-final between Kilkenny and Galway is the first GAA game to be broadcast on radio. The commentator is P.D. Mehigan. It is also the first commentary on a field game to take place in Europe.


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


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

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