1964 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1964 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 10 May - 6 September 1964
Teams 13
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Tipperary (20th win)
Captain Mick Murphy
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Kilkenny
Captain Seán Buckley
Provincial Champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 12
Top Scorer Jimmy Doyle (1-27)
Player of the Year John Doyle
All-Star Team See here
1963
1965

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1964 was the 78th staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Tipperary won the championship, beating Kilkenny 5-13 to 2-8 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

The championship[edit]

Format[edit]

Munster Championship

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

First round: (2 matches) These are two matches between the first four teams drawn from the province of Leinster. 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 winner of the second 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

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


Fixtures[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

May 10
First Round
Offaly 3-7 – 2-16 Westmeath
P. Molloy (1-6), L. Carroll (1-0), W. Gorman (1-0), J. Healion (0-1). J. McGrath (1-4), C. Connaughton (1-3), T. Ring (0-6), M. Flanagan (0-3).

May 10
First Round
Carlow 4-12 – 2-9 Laois
W. Hogan (2-1), J. McCarthy (1-2), L. Walsh (0-5), M. Morrissey (1-0), P. Brophy (0-2), P. O'Connell (0-1), P. McGovern (0-1). P. Bates (0-5), J. Fitzpatrick (1-0), T. Maher (1-0), R. Campion (0-3), J. Lynos (0-1).

June 7
Second Round
Carlow 2-9 – 1-9 Westmeath

June 28
Semi-Final
Dublin 6-11 – 2-3 Carlow
F. Whelan (2-2), B. Galvin (2-1), N. Murray (2-1), M. Beringham (0-3), D. Foley (0-2), A. Boothman (0-1), W. Jackson (0-1). W. Walsh (1-2), J. McCarthy (1-0), P. O'Connell (0-1).

July 5
Semi-Final
Kilkenny 5-9 – 4-8 Wexford
T. Forrestal (3-2), T. Murphy (1-1), T. Walsh (1-0), J. Teehan (0-2), E. Keher (0-2), D. Heaslip (0-1). N. Wheeler (2-0), P. Lynch (1-1), T. Butler (1-0), J. Ormonde (0-2), O. McGrath (0-1), J. O'Brien (0-1), B. Rackard (0-1), M. Lyng (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 25,700

July 19
Final
Kilkenny 4-11 – 1-8 Dublin
J. Teehan (1-2), T. Murphy (1-2), D. Heaslip (1-2), T. Forrestal (1-0), E. Keher (0-3), T. Walsh (0-2). M. Bermingham (1-2), A. Boothman (0-3), F. Whelan (0-1), W. Jackson (0-1), D. Foley (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 30,103
Referee: J. Dowling (Offaly)

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

May 24
Quarter-final
Clare 4-14 – 2-6 Limerick
P. Cronin (2-4), N. Jordan (1-3), J. J. Smyth (1-1), P. Henchy (0-3), S. Cleary (0-1), J. Dunne (0-1), J. Nevin (0-1). M. Rainsford (1-0), D. Sheahan (1-0), P. Keane (0-3), A. O'Brien (0-1), K. Long (0-1), P. Cobbe (0-1).
McDonagh Park, Nenagh
Referee: D. Nealon (Tipperary)

June 7
Quarter-final
Cork 4-14 – 2-7 Galway
R. Browne (4-0), P. Harte (0-5), M. Archer (0-3), T. O'Mahoney (0-2), J. Bennett (0-1), G. McCarthy (0-1), P. FitzGerald (0-1), J. Hayes (0-1). T. Purcell (1-4), M. Fox (1-1), M. Sweeney (0-1), J. Conroy (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: J. Smyth (Clare)

June 28
Semi-Final
Cork 4-10 – 5-6 Waterford
P. Harte (2-2), N. Gallagher (2-2), J. Bennett (0-2), M. Archer (0-1), J. O'Halloran (0-1), J. Sullivan (0-1), J. Hayes (0-1). P. Grimes (2-3), J. Meaney (1-1), M. Flannelly (1-0), S. Power (1-0), F. Walsh (0-1), J. Byrne (0-1).
Thurles Sportsfield, Thurles
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: G. FitzGerald (Limerick)

July 5
Semi-Final
Tipperary 6-13 – 2-5 Clare
Jimmy Doyle (1-7), S. McLoughlin (2-0), M. Keating (0-4), L. Devaney (1-0), D. Nealon (1-0), T. Wall (1-0), J. McKenna (0-2). P. Cronin (1-2), J. Smyth (1-2), S. Cleary (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 23,000

July 26
Final
Tipperary 3-13 – 1-5 Cork
Jimmy Doyle (0-10), S. McLoughlin (1-0), J. McKenna (1-0), D. Nealon (1-0), M. Keating (0-3). J. O'Halloran (1-0), N. Gallagher (0-2), J. Bennett (0-2), J. Hayes (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 44,245
Referee: J. Smyth (Clare)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

September 6
Final
Tipperary 5-13 – 2-8 Kilkenny
Jimmy Doyle (0-10), D. Nealon (3-0), J. McKenna (1-0), S. McLoughlin (1-0), M. Keating (0-2), M. Roche (0-1). T. Walsh (1-2), J. Teehan (1-0), E. Keher (0-2), P. Moran (0-2), T. Forrestal (0-1), S. Cleere (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 71,282
Referee: A. Higgins (Galway)

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Tipperary win their 20th All-Ireland title to become outright leaders on the all-time roll of honour for the first time since 1937.

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 1-27 30 3 10.00
2 Donie Nealon Tipperary 5-0 15 3 5.00
Pat Cronin Clare 3-6 15 2 7.50

Single game[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Richard Browne Cork 4-0 12 Galway
2 Tony Forrestal Kilkenny 3-2 11 Wexford
3 Pat Cronin Clare 2-4 10 Limerick
Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 1-7 10 Clare
Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 0-10 10 Cork
Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 0-10 10 Kilkenny
7 Donie Nealon Tipperary 3-0 9 Kilkenny
Philly Grimes Waterford 2-3 9 Cork
Paddy Molloy Offaly 1-6 9 Westmeath
10 Fran Whelan Dublin 2-2 8 Carlow
Pat Harte Cork 2-2 8 Waterford

Player facts[edit]

Debutantes[edit]

The following players made their début in the 1969 championship:

Player Team Date Opposition Game
Peter Doolan Cork June 7 Galway Munster quarter-final
Michael 'Babs' Keating Tipperary July 5 Clare Munster semi-final


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).
  • Sweeney, Éamonn, Munster Hurling Legends (The O'Brien Press, 2002).

See also[edit]