1958 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1958 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 20 April - 7 September 1958
Teams 14
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Tipperary (17th win)
Captain Tony Wall
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Galway
Captain Seán Cullinane
Provincial Champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 14
Top Scorer Jimmy Doyle (2-23)
Player of the Year Tony Wall
All-Star Team See here
1957
1959

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1958 was the 72nd staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Tipperary won the championship, beating Galway 4-9 to 2-5 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

The championship[edit]

Format[edit]

Leinster Championship[edit]

First round: (2 matches) These are two lone matches between four 'weaker' teams from the province. Two teams are eliminated at this stage while the two winners advance to the second round.

Second round: (1 match) This is a single match between the two winners of the first round. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the second round game join three other Leinster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage, while two teams advance to the Leinster final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-final.

Munster Championship[edit]

First round: (2 matches) These are two lone matches between the first four teams drawn from the province of Munster. Two teams are eliminated at this stage while two teams advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the two quarter-finals join the other two Munster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage while two teams advance to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the All-Ireland semi-final.

All-Ireland Hurling Championship[edit]

Semi-finals: (1 match) The Munster and Leinster champions contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the All-Ireland final.

Final: (1 match) The winner of the lone semi-final joins Galway, who received a bye, to contest the final.

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: 32 points
  • Most goals in a match: 11
  • Most points in a match: 24
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 9
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 3
    • Clare 3-9 : 5-9 Cork (Munster first round)
  • Most points scored by a losing team: 16

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • For the first time ever the Munster and Leinster champions clashed in an All-Ireland semi-final. This was due to Galway receiving a bye to the All-Ireland final without playing a single game.
  • The meeting of Tipperary and Galway was both sides first meeting in the All-Ireland final since 1925.

References[edit]

  • Corry, Eoghan, The GAA Book of Lists (Hodder Headline Ireland, 2005).
  • Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).

See also[edit]