1963 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1963 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 12 May - 1 September 1963
Teams 11
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Kilkenny (15th win)
Captain Séamus Cleere
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Waterford
Captain Joe Condon
Provincial Champions
Munster Waterford
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 10
Top Scorer Eddie Keher (2-24)
Player of the Year Séamus Cleere
All-Star Team See here
1962
1964

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1963 was the 77th staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Kilkenny won the championship, beating Waterford 4-17 to 6-8 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

The championship[edit]

Format[edit]

Munster Championship[edit]

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

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

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

Leinster Championship[edit]

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

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

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

All-Ireland Championship[edit]

Final: (1 match) The champions of Munster and Leinster contest this game.

Results[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

April 28
First round
Carlow 5-5 – 3-7 Offaly

May 12
Quarter-final
Carlow 3-8 – 2-3 Westmeath
L. Walsh (0-5), J. McCarthy (1-1), W. Walsh (1-1), R. Hickey (1-0), W. Hogan (0-1). T. Ring (1-1), J. Rooney (1-0), J. Carey (0-2).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: T. Coleman (Laois)

June 30
Semi-Final
Dublin 3-12 – 3-5 Carlow
F. Whelan (1-5), M. Kennedy (1-4), M. Bermingham (1-1), W. Jackson (0-1), M. Hayes (0-1). W. Walsh (2-3), W. Hogan (1-1), P. O'Connell (0-1).
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: E. Kelly (Laois)

July 7
Semi-Final
Kilkenny 4-9 – 3-8 Wexford
E. Keher (2-5), T. Walsh (1-0), T. Murphy (1-0), S. Cleere (0-3), T. Kelly (0-1). O. McGrath (1-2), J. O'Brien (1-1), A. Quirke (1-0), P. Lynch (0-3), N. Wheeler (0-1), P. Wilson (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: J. Hatton (Wicklow)

July 21
Final
Kilkenny 2-10 – 0-9 Dublin
E. Keher (0-5), S. Clohessy (1-1), J. McGovern (1-0), W. O'Dwyer (0-1), A. Kelly (0-1), P. Moran (0-1). M. Bermingham (0-5), M. Kennedy (0-2), F. Whelan (0-1), D. Ferguson (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 33,438
Referee: T. Coleman (Laois)

First round Quarter-final Semi-finals Leinster final
      
               
               
            Kilkenny 4-9  
            Wexford 3-8  
               
               
            Kilkenny 2-10
            Dublin 0-0
               
               
            Dublin 3-12  
            Carlow 3-5  
          Carlow 3-8       
 Carlow 5-5      Westmeath 2-3       
 Offaly 3-7  

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

May 26
Quarter-final
Cork 4-15 – 2-11 Clare
R. Browne (3-0), M. Mortell (0-6), P. Harte (0-4), J. Barry (1-0), T. Corbett (0-3), N. Gallagher (0-2), J. Smyth (1-7), M. O'Shea (1-3), N. Jordan (0-1).

June 9
Quarter-final
Limerick 3-9 – 2-7 Galway
T. McGarry (1-1), M. O'Brien (1-0), T. Bluett (1-0), P. Cobb (0-3), P. J. Keane (0-2), B. Hartigan (0-2), L. Hogan (0-1). S. Murray (1-1), J. Murray (1-0), M. Cullinane (0-3), T. Sweeney (0-2), J. Conroy (0-1).
Cusack Park, Ennis
Attendance: 10,000

June 30
Semi-Final
Tipperary 4-7 – 1-11 Cork
S. McLoughlin (3-0), J. McKenna (1-0), Jimmy Doyle (0-3), L. Kiely (0-1), T. Ryan (0-1), T. English (0-1), D. Nealon (0-1). P. Harte (0-6), P. Barry (1-0), M. Mortell (0-2), R. Browne (0-2), C. O'Shea (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: S. Power (Waterford)

July 7
Semi-Final
Waterford 2-15 – 3-6 Limerick
P. Grimes (1-3), J. Barron (1-0), S. Power (0-3), M. Flanelly (0-3), J. Meaney (0-2), F. Walsh (0-2), J. Condon (0-1), M. Óg Morrissey (0-1). T. Bluett (2-0), M. O'Brien (1-0), M. Tynan (0-2), T. McGarry (0-2), M. Rainford (0-1), K. Long (0-1).
Cork Athletic Grounds, Cork
Attendance: 24,000

July 28
Final
Waterford 0-11 – 0-8 Tipperary
P. Grimes (0-8), J. Condon (0-1), F. Walsh (0-1), S. Power (0-1). Jimmy Doyle (0-4), T. English (0-1), L. Deveaney (0-1), L. Kiely (0-1), D. Nealon (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: G. FitzGerald (Limerick)

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Munster final
 Limerick 3-9  
 Galway 2-7      Waterford 2-15  
          Limerick 3-6  
            Waterford 0-11
            Tipperary 0-8
          Tipperary 4-7
 Cork 4-15      Cork 1-11    
 Clare 2-11  

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

September 1
Final
Kilkenny 4-17 – 6-8 Waterford
E. Keher (0-14), T. Murphy (2-1), T. Walsh (2-0), S. Cleere (0-2). S. Power (3-0), P. GRimes (1-4), M. Flanelly (2-0), F. Walsh (0-2), M. Dempsey (0-1), J. Condon (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 73,123
Referee: J. Hatton (Wicklow)

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Waterford's Munster final victory was their last until 2002.
  • The All-Ireland final was Waterford's ninth time playing at Croke Park. It would be 1998 before the team returned to the stadium for an All-Ireland semi-final against Kilkenny. It would be 2008 before Waterford played in another All-Ireland final where, once again, the opposition turned out to be Kilkenny.

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 2-24 30 3 10.00
2 Philly Grimes Waterford 2-15 21 3 7.00
3 Séamus Power Waterford 3-4 13 3 4.33

Single game[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-14 14 Waterford
2 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 2-5 11 Wexford
3 Jimmy Smyth Clare 1-7 10 Cork
4 Richard Browne Cork 3-0 9 Clare
Seán McLoughlin Tipperary 3-0 9 Waterford
Séamus Power Waterford 3-0 9 Kilkenny
Willie Walsh Carlow 2-3 9 Dublin
8 Fran Whelan Dublin 1-5 8 Carlow
Philly Grimes Waterford 0-8 8 Tipperary
10 Tom Walsh Kilkenny 2-1 7 Waterford
Mick Kennedy Dublin 1-4 7 Carlow
Philly Grimes Waterford 1-4 7 Kilkenny

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]