1949 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1949 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 15 May 1949 - 4 September 1949
Teams 14
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Tipperary (14th win)
Captain Pat Stakelum
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Laois
Captain Paddy Ruschitzko
Provincial Champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Laois
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 14
Goals total 83 (5.9 per game)
Points total 223 (15.9 per game)
Top Scorer Jimmy Kennedy (6-35)
All-Star Team See here
1948
1950

The 1949 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 63rd staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 15 May 1949 and ended on 4 September 1949.

Waterford were the defending champions, however, they were defeated in the provincial championship. Tipperary won the title following a 3-11 to 0-3 defeat of Laois.[1]

Teams[edit]

Team summaries[edit]

Team Colours Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Antrim Saffron and white 1946
Clare Saffron and blue 1914 1932 1945-46
Cork Red and white 1946 1947 1947-48
Dublin Navy and blue 1938 1948 1938-39
Galway Maroon and white 1923 1922 1930-31
Kilkenny Black and amber 1947 1947 1932-33
Laois Blue and white 1915 1915
Limerick Green and white 1940 1940 1946-47
Meath Green and gold
Offaly Green, white and gold
Tipperary Blue and gold 1945 1945 1948-49
Waterford Blue and white 1948 1948
Westmeath Maroon and white
Wexford Purple and gold 1910 1918

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: 29 points
    • Tipperary 6-18 - 1-4 Antrim (All-Ireland semi-final, 31 July 1949)
  • Most goals in a match: 11
    • Offaly 4-2 - 7-5 Laois (Leinster quarter-final , 15 May 1949)
  • Most points in a match: 26
    • Tipperary 1-16 - 2-10 Limerick (Munster final, 17 July 1949)
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 7
    • Laois 7-5 - 4-2 Offaly (Leinster quarter-final , 15 May 1949)
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 4
    • Offaly 4-2 - 7-5 Laois (Leinster quarter-final , 15 May 1949)
  • Most points scored by a losing team: 10
    • Limerick 2-10 - 1-16 Tipperary (Munster final, 17 July 1949)

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Laois win the Leinster championship for the first time since 1915.
  • The All-Ireland final meeting of Laois and Tipperary is their first ever championship meeting.

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).
  • Sweeney, Éamonn, Munster Hurling Legends (The O'Brien Press, 2002).

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slevin, Gery. "Happy days...fifty four years ago". Nenagh Guardian. Retrieved 13 April 2014.