1953 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1953 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 3 May 1953 - 7 September 1953
Teams 13
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Cork (18th win)
Captain Christy Ring
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Galway
Captain Mickey Burke
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 13
Goals total 75 (5.7 per game)
Points total 201 (15.4 per game)
Top Scorer Jimmy Smyth (7-5)
Jim Langton (1-23)
All-Star Team See here
1952
1954

The 1953 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 67th staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 3 May 1953 and ended on 7 September 1953.

Cork were the defending champions, and successfully retained their All-Ireland crown following a 3-3 to 0-8 defeat of Galway in the final.

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 1952 1952 1952-53
Dublin Navy and blue 1938 1952 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 1951 1951 1951-52
Waterford Blue and white 1948 1948
Westmeath Maroon and white
Wexford Purple and gold 1910 1951

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: 34 points
    • Clare 10-8 - 1-1 Limerick (Munster quarter-final, 14 June 1953)
  • Most goals in a match: 11
    • Clare 10-8 - 1-1 Limerick (Munster quarter-final, 14 June 1953)
  • Most points in a match: 21
    • Cork 3-10 - 1-11 Tipperary (Munster final, 26 July 1953)
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 10
    • Clare 10-8 - 1-1 Limerick (Munster quarter-final, 14 June 1953)
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 4
    • Clare 4-2 - 2-11 Cork (Munster semi-final, 28 June 1953)
  • Most points scored by a losing team: 11
    • Tipperary 1-11 - 3-10 Cork (Munster final, 26 July 1953)

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Clare's 10-8 to 1-1 defeat of Limerick in the Munster quarter-final was a record-breaking game. It was Clare's first championship defeat of their near rivals since 1914. The 34-point winning margin remains a record between these two teams. Jimmy Smyth of Clare scored a Munster championship record of 6-4 against Limerick.[1]

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).

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Connell, Jerome (25 July 2007). "Recalling Jimmy Smyth's 6-4 in 1953". Limerick Leader. Retrieved 18 April 2014.