1941 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1941 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 18 May - 28 September 1941
Teams 12
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Cork (12th win)
Captain Connie Buckley
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Dublin
Captain Ned Wade
Provincial Champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Dublin
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 11
Goals total 82 (7.45 per game)
Points total 126 (11.45 per game)
Top Scorer Jack Lynch (3-9)
All-Star Team See here
1940
1942

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 1941 was the 55th series of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Cork won the championship, beating Dublin 5-11 to 0-6 in the final.[1]

Foot-and-mouth disease[edit]

There was major disruption to the format of the 1941 championship due to a serious outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in many parts of Munster and south Leinster. The championship was run on a knockout provincial basis as usual, however, there was a certain amount of tweaking required to cope with the situation.

In the Munster championship Limerick defeated Waterford in the semi-final of the competition and qualified for the Munster final. Cork were drawn to meet Tipperary in the second semi-final, however, this game was cancelled by the Munster Council at the behest of the Department of Agriculture. As a result of this it was decided that Cork would play Limerick and the winners would represent Munster in the All-Ireland series. The delayed Cork-Tipperary game took place after the All-Ireland series, however, since Cork had already beaten Limerick this was now deemed to be the Munster decider. Tipperary won that game.

It was a similar story in the Leinster championship as foot-and-mouth disease ravaged southern parts of the province. Kilkenny were drawn to play Laois in one of the earlier stages of the provincial competition, however, the match could not take place and Kilkenny were given a bye into the Leinster final. The Department of Agriculture subsequently brought out an order that Kilkenny could not play in the Leinster final until the county was three weeks clear of the disease. The result was that Dublin were nominated to represent Leinster in the All-Ireland series. A delayed Leinster final was played after the completion of the All-Ireland final with Dublin defeating Kilkenny.

Teams[edit]

Six teams contested the Leinster championship while five teams contested the Munster championship. Galway, who faced no competition in their own province, entered the championship at the All-Ireland semi-final stage. No team from Ulster participated in the senior championship.

Fixtures[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

May 18
First round
Westmeath 2-2 – 8-4 Offaly

May 25
Quarter-final
Wexford 3-2 – 5-6 Laois

June 15
Quarter-final
Offaly 2-4 – 5-11 Dublin

July 20
Semi-final
Laois 5-7 – 6-11 Dublin

November 2
Final
Dublin 2-8 – 1-8 Kilkenny

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

June 1
Quarter-final
Tipperary Postponed Waterford

June 22
Semi-final
Clare 1-5 – 8-3 Limerick

July 27
Quarter-final refixture
Tipperary 4-7 – 3-4 Waterford

August 17
Semi-final
Cork Cancelled Tipperary

September 14
Final
Cork 8-10 – 3-2 Limerick

October 28
Final refixture
Tipperary 5-4 – 2-5 Cork

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

September 14
Semi-final
Dublin 2-4 – 2-2 Galway

September 28
Final
Cork 5-11 – 0-6 Dublin
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 26,150
Referee: W.O'Donnell (Tipperary)

Championship statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

  • Widest winning margin: 23 points
    • Cork 8-10 : 5-2 Limerick (Munster final, 14 September 1941)
  • Most goals in a match: 11
    • Cork 8-10 : 5-2 Limerick (Munster final, 14 September 1941)
    • Laois 5-7 : 6-11 Dublin (Leinster semi-final, 20 July 1941)
  • Most points in a match: 18
    • Laois 5-7 : 6-11 Dublin (Leinster semi-final, 20 July 1941)
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 8
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 5
    • Laois 5-7 : 6-11 Dublin (Leinster semi-final, 20 July 1941)
  • Most points scored by a losing team: 8

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Cork win their 12th All-Ireland title to draw level with Kilkenny and Tipperary at the top of the all-time roll of honour. It is the second time that "the big three" share the title of roll of honour leaders.
  • Cork's defeat by Tipperary in the delayed Munster final left the team with the unusual distinction of being the first All-Ireland champions and provincial runners-up.

Player facts[edit]

Debutants[edit]

The following players made their début in the 1941 senior championship:

Player Team Date Opposition Game
Con Cottrell Cork September 14 Limerick Munster final

Retirees[edit]

The following players played their last game in the 1941 championship:

Player Team Last Game Date Opposition Début
Jack Barrett Cork Delayed Munster final October 26 Tipperary 1934
Connie Buckley Cork Delayed Munster final October 26 Tipperary 1934
James Ryng Cork Delayed Munster final October 26 Tipperary 1932

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Roll of Honour". The GAA website. Retrieved 22 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).
  • 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).

See also[edit]