1942 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
|Dates||3 May - 3 September 1942|
|Winning team||Cork (13th win)|
|No. matches played||11|
|Goals total||82 (7.45 per game)|
|Points total||124 (11.27 per game)|
|Top Scorer||Christy Ring (0-19)|
|All-Star Team||See here|
The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 1942 was the 56th series of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Cork won the championship, beating Dublin 2-14 to 3-4 in the final.
A total of eleven teams contested the championship, a reduction of one team from the 1941 championship.
The Leinster championship was once again contested by the six strongest hurling teams in the province.
Galway, who had faced no competition in the Connacht championship since 1923, once again received a bye to the All-Ireland semi-final. There were no representatives from the Ulster championship in the All-Ireland series of games.
Quarter-finals: (2 matches) These were two 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 final.
Semi-finals: (2 matches) These were two matches between the four participating teams from the province of Munster. 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.
Semi-final: (1 match) The winners of the Munster 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 Leinster champions contested this game with the winners being declared All-Ireland champions.
Munster Senior Hurling Championship
All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
|Cork||2-14 – 3-4||Dublin|
- Widest winning margin: 22 points
- Most goals in a match: 11
- Most points in a match: 18
- Most goals by one team in a match: 6
- Most goals scored by a losing team: 5
- Most points scored by a losing team: 4
- "All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Roll of Honour". The GAA website. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
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