1968 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1968 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 5 May - 1 September 1968
Teams 12
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Wexford (5th win)
Captain Dan Quigley
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Tipperary
Captain Mick Roche
Provincial Champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Wexford
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 11
Top Scorer Tony Doran (6-3)
Player of the Year Dan Quigley
All-Star Team See here
1967
1969

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1968 was the 82nd staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Wexford won the championship, beating Tipperary 5-8 to 3-12 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

The championship[edit]

Participating counties[edit]

Province County Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial
Leinster Dublin 1938 1961
Kilkenny 1967 1967
Laois 1915 1949
Offaly
Westmeath
Wexford 1960 1965
Munster Clare 1914 1932
Cork 1966 1966
Galway 1923 1922
Limerick 1940 1955
Tipperary 1965 1967
Waterford 1959 1963

Format[edit]

Leinster Championship[edit]

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

Second round: (1 match) This is a single match between the winner of the first round and another team 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 winners of the quarter-final 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 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 final.

All-Ireland Championship[edit]

Final: (1 match) The Leinster and the Munser champions contest the All-Ireland final.

Fixtures[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

May 5
First Round
Westmeath 3-7 – 1-10 Laois
W. Weldon (2-0), M. Flanagan (1-1), T. Ring (0-3), L. Jackson (0-2), J. Rooney (0-1). C. O'Brien (1-3), S. Bergin (0-4), B. Delaney (0-2), E. Moore (0-1).
O'Connor Park, Tullamore
Referee: P. Johnston (Kilkenny)

May 19
Second Round
Westmeath 3-8 – 3-15 Offaly
T. Ring (2-3), J. Rooney (1-1), J. Keary (0-2), S. Kirby (0-1), C. Connaughton (0-1). P. Molloy (0-8), B. Barry (2-1), J. Flaherty (0-4), J. Kirwan (1-0), J. Purke (0-1), P. J. Whelehan (0-1).
Cusack Park, Mullingar
Referee: P. Johnston (Kilkenny)

June 16
Semi-Final
Wexford 3-15 – 1-11 Dublin
T. Doran (2-2), C. Jacob (1-2), P. Lynch (0-5), J. O'Brien (0-4), C. Dowdall (0-1), N. Buggy (0-1). D. Foley (0-4), N. Kinsella (1-0), A. Boothman (0-3), E. Flynn (0-2), P. Maycock (0-1), L. Foley (0-1).
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: S. Murphy (Kilkenny)

June 23
Semi-Final
Kilkenny 3-13 – 4-6 Offaly
E. Keher (1-4), P. Freyne (1-3), J. Dwyer (1-1), F. Cummins (0-2), C. Dunne (0-1), R. Blanchfield (0-1), P. Moran (0-1). P. Whelan (2-0), B. Barry (1-1), J. Flaherty (1-0), P. Molloy (0-3), J. J. Healion (0-1), G. Burke (0-1).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: D. Ferguson (Meath)

July 14
Final
Wexford 3-13 – 4-9 Kilkenny
T. Doran (2-0), J. Berry (1-0), P. Lynch (0-4), J. O'Brien (0-3), C. Jacob (0-2), D. Quigley (0-1), P. Wilson (0-1), D. Bernie (0-1), J. Quigley (0-1). J. Teehan (2-1), E. Keher (0-6), C. Dunne (1-1), S. Cleere (1-0), J. Dwyer (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: J. Dowling (Offaly)

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

May 19
First Round
Clare 1-12 – 2-8 Waterford
L. Griffin (1-2), T. Ryan (0-4), N. Pyne (0-2), P. Cronin (0-2), L. Danaher (0-1), A. Lohan (0-1). L. Guinan (1-0), F. Walsh (0-5), M. Óg Morrissey (1-1), J. Meaney (0-1), T. Cheasty (0-1).
Thurles Sportsfield, Thurles
Referee: P. Cronin (Cork)

May 26
First Round
Cork 3-11 – 2-9 Limerick
J. McCarthy (1-2), C. Sheehan (1-2), C. McCarthy (0-4), T. Connolly (1-0), G. McCarthy (0-2), C. Roche (0-1). B. Hartigan (0-5), M. Cregan (1-1), P. Murphy (1-0), E. Cregan (0-3).
Thurles Sportsfield, Thurles
Referee: M. Slattery (Clare)

June 23
Semi-Final
Cork 3-15 – 1-6 Galway
C. McCarthy (1-3), J. Bennett (1-3), G. McCarthy (0-5), A. O'Flynn (1-0), D. Coughlan (0-2), S. Barry (0-2). M. O'Connor (1-1), S. Stanley (0-2), P. Mitchell (0-2), J. Connolly (0-1).
Ennis Road, Limerick
Referee: M. Slattery (Clare)

June 30
Semi-Final
Tipperary 5-11 – 5-6 Clare
J. Doyle (0-7), J. Ryan (1-2), M. Ketaing (1-1), J. Flanagan (1-1), D. Nealon (1-0), J. McKenna (1-0). T. Ryan (2-0), P. McNamara (1-2), N. Jordan (1-1), M. Arthur (1-0), P. CRonin (0-3).
Cork Athletic Grounds, Cork
Referee: P. Cronin (Cork)

July 21
Final
Tipperary 2-13 – 1-7 Cork
M. Keating (1-3), J. Doyle (0-5), L. Devaney (1-1), P. J. Ryan (0-2), J. Ryan (0-1), M. Burns (0-1). C. McCarthy (0-4), T. Ryan (1-0), J. Bennett (0-1), G. McCarthy (0-1), J. O'Sullivan (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 43,238
Referee: M. Slattery (Clare)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

September 1
Final
Wexford 5-8 – 3-12 Tipperary
J. Berry (2-2), T. Doran (2-1), P. Lynch (1-3), J. O'Brien (0-2). J. Doyle (1-5), M. Keating (1-3), S. McLoughlin (1-1), L. Devaney (0-2), M. Burns (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 63,461
Referee: J. Dowling (Offaly)
Wexford
Tipperary

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Tony Doran Wexford 6-3 21 3 7.00
2 Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 1-17 20 3 6.66
3 Michael Keating Tipperary 3-7 16 3 5.33

Single game[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Tommy Ring Westmeath 2-3 9 Offaly
2 Tony Doran Wexford 2-2 8 Dublin
Jack Berry Wexford 2-2 8 Tipperary
Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 1-5 8 Wexford
Paddy Molloy Offaly 0-8 8 Westmeath

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).

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