1955 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1954 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 24 April - 4 September 1954
Teams 14
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Wexford (2nd win)
Captain Nick O'Donnell
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Galway
Captain Jimmy Duggan
Provincial Champions
Munster Limerick
Leinster Wexford
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 14
Top Scorer Nicky Rackard (7-10)
All-Star Team See here
1954
1956

The 1955 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 69th staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 24 April 1955 and ended on 4 September 1955.

Cork were the defending champions, however, they were defeated in the provincial series. Wexford won the title following a 3-13 to 2-8 defeat of Galway in the final.[1]

Teams[edit]

A total of fourteen teams contested the championship, the same as the previous championship, however, there were some changes on personnel. Antrim withdrew from the senior championship, while Wicklow fielded a team in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship.

Team summaries[edit]

Team Colours Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Clare Saffron and blue 1914 1932 1945-46
Cork Red and white 1954 1954 1952-53
Dublin Blue and navy 1938 1952 1938-39
Galway Maroon and white 1923 1950-51
Kilkenny Black and amber 1947 1953 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 1954-55
Waterford White and blue 1948 1948
Westmeath Maroon and white
Wexford Purple and gold 1910 1954
Wicklow Blue and gold

Results[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • The attendance of 23,125 is one of the lowest attendances at a Munster final in recent years.
  • The attendance of 50,840 at the game between Limerick and Wexford was a new record for an All-Ireland semi-final.
  • Wexford win their second All-Ireland title, their first since 1910.

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).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Ireland win 1955". Ask About Ireland website. Retrieved 16 October 2013.