1931 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1931 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 10 May - 1 November 1931
Teams 12
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Cork (11th win)
Captain Eudie Coughlan
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kilkenny
Captain Lory Meagher
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 15
Goals total 79 (5.64 per game)
Points total 117 (8.35 per game)
Top Scorer Dan Dunne (8-3)
All-Star Team See here
1930
1932

The 1931 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 45th staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 10 May 1931 and ended on 1 November 1931.

Tipperary were the defending champions, however, they were defeated in the provincial series of games. Cork won the title following a 5-8 to 3-4 victory over Kilkenny in a second replay of the final.[1]

Format[edit]

Leinster Championship

Quarter-finals: (2 matches) These were two single matches between the first four teams drawn from the province of Leinster. Two teams were eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advanced to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the two quarter-finals joined the two remaining Leinster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams were eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advanced to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game. One team was eliminated at this stage while the winning team advanced to the All-Ireland semi-final.

Munster Championship

Quarter-finals: (2 matches) These were two single matches between the first four teams drawn from the province of Leinster. Two teams were eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advanced to the semi-finals.

Semi-final: (1 match) The winners of the two quarter-finals played in this lone semi-final. One team was eliminated at this stage while the winning team advanced to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winner of the semi-final and Waterford, who received a bye to this stage of the championship, contested this game. One team was eliminated at this stage while the winning team advanced to the All-Ireland final.

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.

Results[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Championship statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

  • Widest winning margin: 28 points
    • Kilkenny 8-8 : Wexford 1-1 (Leinster quarter-final, 31 May 1931)
  • Most goals in a match: 10
    • Kilkenny 7-2 : Galway 3-1 (All-Ireland semi-final, 16 August 1931)
  • Most points in a match: 12
    • Kilkenny 1-6 : Cork 1-6 (All-Ireland final, 6 September 1931)
    • Kilkenny 3-4 : Cork 5-8 (All-Ireland final second replay, 1 November 1931)
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 8
    • Kilkenny 8-8 : Wexford 1-1 (Leinster quarter-final, 31 May 1931)
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 4
    • Laois 4-2 : Kilkenny 4-7 (Leinster final, 2 August 1931)
  • Most points scored by a losing team: 6
    • Clare 1-6 : Cork 3-4 (Munster quarter-final, 28 June 1931)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Roll of Honour". The GAA website. Retrieved 21 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).

See also[edit]