1951 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1951 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 6 May 1951 - 2 September 1951
Teams 13
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Tipperary (16th win)
Captain Jimmy Finn
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Wexford
Captain Nicky Rackard
Provincial Champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Wexford
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 13
Goals total 78 (6.0 per game)
Points total 201 (15.4 per game)
Top Scorer Nicky Rackard (9-18)
All-Star Team See here
1950
1952

The 1951 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 65th staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 6 May 1951 and ended on 2 September 1951.

Tipperary were the defending champions, and successfully retained their All-Ireland crown following a 7-7 to 3-9 defeat of Wexford.[1]

Teams[edit]

Team summaries[edit]

Team Colours Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
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 1950-51
Kilkenny Black and amber 1947 1950 1932-33
Laois Blue and white 1915 1949
Limerick Green and white 1940 1940 1946-47
Meath Green and gold
Offaly Green, white and gold
Tipperary Blue and gold 1950 1950 1949-50
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: 22 points
    • Dublin 6-10 - 0-6 Westmeath (Leinster quarter-final, 6 May 1951)
  • Most goals in a match: 10
    • Tipperary 7-7 - 3-9 Wexford (All-Ireland final, 2 September 1951)
  • Most points in a match: 20
    • Tipperary 2-10 - 1-10 Waterford (Munster quarter-final, 10 June 1951)
    • Tipperary 2-11 - 2-9 Cork (Munster final, 30 July 1951)
    • Wexford 3-11 - 2-9 Galway (All-Ireland semi-final, 30 July 1951)
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 7
    • Tipperary 7-7 - 3-9 Wexford (All-Ireland final, 2 September 1951)
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 4
    • Dublin 4-6 - 6-9 Wexford (Leinster semi-final, 17 June 1951)
    • Laois 4-3 - 3-12 Wexford (Leinster final, 15 July 1951)
  • Most points scored by a losing team: 10
    • Waterford 1-10 - 2-10 Tipperary (Munster quarter-final, 10 June 1951)

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Wexford win their first Leinster title since 1918. The team also qualify for their first All-Ireland decider since then.
  • A colour clash between Wexford and Tipperary in the All-Ireland final resulted in both sides wearing their provincial colours. Tipperary wore the blue of Munster while Wexford wore the green of Leinster.
  • Tipperary win their 16th All-Ireland title and join Cork as joint leaders on the all-time roll of honour.

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. ^ "Senior All Ireland Winning Teams". Premier View website. Retrieved 14 April 2014.