1939 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
|Dates||7 May – 3 September 1939|
|Winning team||Kilkenny (8th win)|
|No. matches played||12|
|Goals total||91 (7.58 per game)|
|Points total||116 (9.66 per game)|
|Top Scorer||Jim Langton (0-21)|
|All-Star Team||See here|
The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 1939 was the 53rd staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 7 May 1939 and ended on 3 September 1939.
Dublin entered the championship as defending champions, however, they were eliminated in the provincial stages. Kilkenny won the title following a 2-7 to 3-3 victory over Cork in the thunder and lightning final.
|Team||Colours||Most recent success|
|Clare||Saffron and blue||1914||1932|
|Cork||Red and white||1931||1931||1929-30|
|Dublin||Navy and blue||1938||1938||1938-39|
|Galway||Maroon and white||1923||1922||1930-31|
|Kilkenny||Black and amber||1935||1937||1932-33|
|Laois||Blue and white||1915||1915|
|Limerick||Green and white||1936||1936||1937-38|
|Meath||Green and gold|
|Offaly||Green, white and gold|
|Tipperary||Blue and gold||1937||1937||1927-28|
|Waterford||Blue and white||1938|
|Westmeath||Maroon and white|
|Wexford||Purple and gold||1910||1918|
|First round 7 May 1939||Meath||6-4 - 1-3||Westmeath||Páirc Tailteann|
|Quarter-final 7 May 1939||Wexford||4-7 - 1-4||Offaly||Nowlan Park|
|Quarter-final 18 June 1939||Laois||12-7 - 4-2||Meath||O'Connor Park|
|Semi-final 18 June 1939||Wexford||2-3 - 10-7||Dublin||Wexford Park|
|Semi-final 2 July 1939||Kilkenny||6-9 - 1-5||Laois||Nowlan Park|
|Final 16 July 1939||Kilkenny||2-12 - 4-3||Dublin||O'Moore Park|
|Quarter-final 21 May 1939||Tipperary||2-0 - 3-3||Limerick||Thurles Sportsfield|
|Semi-final 25 June 1939||Cork||7-4 - 4-3||Waterford||FitzGerald Park|
|Semi-final 9 July 1939||Limerick||5-5 - 1-1||Clare||Gaelic Grounds|
|Final 30 July 1939||Cork||4-3 - 3-4||Limerick||Thurles Sportsfield|
|Semi-final 6 August 1939||Kilkenny||1-16 - 3-1||Galway||St. Cronan's Park|
|Final 3 September 1939||Kilkenny||2-7 - 3-3||Cork||Croke Park|
|J Phelan (2-0), J Langton (0-3), T Leahy (0-2), J O'Brien (0-1), J Kelly (0-1).||T O'Sullivan (2-1), J Lynch (1-2).||Attendance: 39,302
Referee: J Flaherty (Offaly)
- Kilkenny's victory over Cork in the All-Ireland final is the fourth time that Kilkenny have beaten their great rivals by just a single point. Previous one-point wins came in 1904, 1907 and 1912. Among the attendance was the poet Louis McNeice who was visiting Dublin.
- Corry, Eoghan, The GAA Book of Lists (Hodder Headline Ireland, 2005).
- Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).
- Horgan, Tim, Christy Ring: Hurling's Greatest (The Collins Press, 2007).
- Nolan, Pat, Flashbacks: A Half Century of Cork Hurling (The Collins Press, 2000).
- Sweeney, Éamonn, Munster Hurling Legends (The O'Brien Press, 2002).