The 1937 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 51st staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 16 May 1937 and ended on 5 September 1937.
The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was run on a provincial basis as usual. All games were played on a knockout basis whereby once a team lost they were eliminated from the championship. The format for the All-Ireland series of games ran as follows:
Westmeath arguably enjoy their best ever season of championship hurling. Three successive victories allowed them to qualify for their very first, and to date their only, Leinster decider.
That All-Ireland final was the first to be played outside of Croke Park and, indeed, Dublin for thirty years. A builders' strike delayed the construction of the Cusack Stand in Croke Park meaning an alternative venue had to be found and the new FitzGerald Stadium in Killarney was chosen.