1969 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1969 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 25 May - 7 September 1969
Teams 13
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Kilkenny (17th win)
Captain Eddie Keher
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Cork
Captain Denis Murphy
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 12
Top Scorer Paddy Molloy (8-18)
Player of the Year Ted Carroll
All-Star Team See here
1968
1970

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1969 was the 83rd staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Kilkenny won the championship, beating Cork 2-15 to 2-9 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 1968 1968
Munster Clare 1914 1932
Cork 1966 1966
Galway 1923 1922
Limerick 1940 1955
Tipperary 1965 1968
Waterford 1959 1963
Britain London 1901

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.

Quarter-final: (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 semi-final.

Munster Championship[edit]

Quarter-final: (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]

Semi-final: (1 match) This is a lone match between London and the Leinster champions. One team is eliminated at this stage, while the winner advances to the All-Ireland final.

Final: (1 match) The semi-final winner and the Munser champions contest the final.

Fixtures[edit]

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

June 1
Quarter-Final
Waterford 1-12 – 3-18 Tipperary
T. Walsh (0-9), M. Hickey (2-1), P. Enright (0-1), D. Mahon (0-1). J. Doyle (1-8), M. Keating (1-5), J. Flanagan (1-1), M. Roche (0-2), S. McLoughlin (0-1), F. Loughnane (0-1).
Walsh Park Waterford
Referee: M. Slattery (Clare)

June 15
Quarter-Final
Cork 3-8 – 1-4 Clare
C. McCarthy (3-1), E. O'Brien (0-3), P. Hegarty (0-2), C. Cullinane (0-1), W. Walsh (0-1). T. Ryan (0-4), L. Danaher (1-0).
Thurles Sportsfield, Thurles
Attendance: 21,200
Referee: S. O'Connor (Limerick)

June 22
Semi-Final
Tipperary 0-14 – 2-5 Limerick
J. Doyle (0-5), M. Keating (0-4), F. Loughnane (0-3), D. Nealon (0-1), J. Flanagan (0-1). T. Bluett (2-0), E. Cregan (0-3), M. Dowling (0-1), A. Dunworth (0-1).
Cork Athletic Grounds Cork
Referee: M. Slattery (Clare)

June 29
Semi-Final
Cork 3-15 – 1-10 Galway
C. McCarthy (1-5), C. Cullinane (1-2), L. Walsh (1-2), P. Hegarty (0-3), G. McCarthy (0-2), D. Coughlan (0-1). J. Connolly (0-4), B. O'Connor (1-0), P. Mitchell (0-2), D. Coen (0-2), M. O'Connor (0-1), P. Fahy (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: G. Fitzgerald (Limerick)

July 27
Final
Cork 4-6 – 0-9 Tipperary
W. Walsh (3-0), C. McCarthy (1-1), P. Hegarty (0-2), D. Coughlan (0-2), T. Ryan (0-1). J. Doyle (0-5), J. Flanagan (0-1), S. McLoughlin (0-1), N. O'Dwyer (0-1), P. J. Ryan (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 43,569
Referee: S. O'Connor (Limerick)

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

May 25
First Round
Laois 5-12 – 0-1 Westmeath
P. Bates (2-4), J. Cuddy (1-1), G. Conroy (1-1), T. Keenan (1-1), J. Lyons (0-2), J. Dooley (0-1), P. Dowling (0-1), E. Jones (0-1). P. Bradley (0-1).
O'Connor Park, Tullamore
Referee: J. Dowling (Offaly)

June 15
Quarter-Final
Laois 2-5 – 8-10 Offaly
C. O'Brien (2-0), P. Bates (0-3), P. Dowling (0-2). P. Molloy (5-4), T. Dooley (2-0), W. Gorman (1-1), J. Healion (0-3), G. Burke (0-1), P. Mulhaire (0-1).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: P. Johnston (Kilkenny)

June 22
Semi-Final
Kilkenny 2-20 – 2-6 Dublin
E. Keher (1-10), P. Moran (1-0), M. Lawlor (0-3), P. Lawlor (0-3), J. Kinsella (0-2), J. Millea (0-1), P. Delaney (0-1). J. Dolan (1-1), N. Kinsella (1-0), E. Flynn (0-3), A. Loughnane (0-1), D. Foley (0-1).
Wexford Park, Wexford
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: B. Stack (Laois)

June 29
Semi-Final
Offaly 5-10 – 3-11 Wexford
P. Molloy (3-4), J. Flaherty (1-3), W. Gorman (1-1), G. Burke (0-1), P. J. Whelehan (0-1). T. Doran (2-3), M. Botler (1-1), P. Lynch (0-3), C. Jacob (0-2), W. Murphy (0-1), P. Sinnott (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: J. Rankin (Laois)

July 20
Final
Kilkenny 3-9 – 0-16 Offaly
P. Delaney (3-0), E. Keher (0-5), M. Brennan (0-2), J. Millea (0-1), J. Lynch (0-1). P. Molloy (0-8), J. Flaherty (0-3), D. Hanniffy (0-2), P. Mulhaire (0-1), J. Kirwan (0-1), J. Healion (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: J. Gray (Dublin)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

August 17
Semi-Final
Kilkenny 3-22 – 1-10 London
Fr. T. Murphy (3-1), E. Keher (0-12), P. Kavanagh (0-3), P. Delaney (0-2), F. Cummins (0-1), S. Buckley (0-1), J. Millea (0-1), S. Cleere (0-1). J. Bennett (0-5), T. Connolly (1-0), B. Barry (0-3), N. Power (0-1), P. Fahy (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: A. Higgins (Galway)

September 7
Final
Kilkenny 2-15 – 2-9 Cork
E. Keher (0-8), M. Brennan (1-1), J. Millea (1-0), M. Coogan (0-3), P. Kavanagh (0-1), P. Moran (0-1), M. Lawler (0-1). C. McCarthy (1-6), P. Hegarty (1-1), E. O'Brien (0-1), G. McCarthy (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 66,844
Referee: S. O'Connor (Limerick)
Kilkenny
Cork

Championship statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Offaly reach the Leinster final for the first time since 1928.
  • Kilkenny's 2-15 to 2-9 victory over Cork in the All-Ireland final was their biggest triumph over their arch rivals since the 1905 All-Ireland final. The score on that occasion was 7-7 to 2-9.

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Paddy Molloy Offaly 8-18 42 3 14.00
2 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 1-35 38 4 9.50
3 Charlie McCarthy Cork 6-13 31 4 7.75

Single game[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Paddy Molloy Offaly 5-5 19 Laois
2 Paddy Molloy Offaly 3-4 13 Wexford
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 1-10 13 Dublin
4 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-12 12 London
5 Jimmy Doyle Tipperary 1-8 11 Waterford
6 Charlie McCarthy Tipperary 3-1 10 Clare
Fr. Tommy Murphy Kilkenny 3-1 10 London
Paddy Bates Laois 2-4 10 Westmeath
9 Willie Walsh Cork 3-0 9 Tipperary
Pat Delaney Kilkenny 3-0 9 Offaly
Tony Doran Wexford 2-3 9 Offaly
Charlie McCarthy Cork 1-6 9 Kilkenny
Tom Walsh Waterford 0-9 9 Tipperary

Debutantes[edit]

The following players made their début in the 1969 championship:

Player Team Date Opposition Game
Paschal Russell Clare June 15 Cork Munster quarter-final
Dónal Clifford Cork June 15 Clare Munster quarter-final
Charlie Cullinane Cork June 15 Clare Munster quarter-final
Pat Hegarty Cork June 15 Clare Munster quarter-final
Tony Maher Cork June 15 Clare Munster quarter-final
Roger Tuohy Cork June 15 Clare Munster quarter-final
Willie Walsh Cork June 15 Clare Munster quarter-final
Pat Delaney Kilkenny June 22 Dublin Leinster semi-final
Mick Lawler Kilkenny June 22 Dublin Leinster semi-final
Joe Millea Kilkenny June 22 Dublin Leinster semi-final
Ray Cummins Cork July 27 Tipperary Munster final
Séamus Looney Cork September 7 Kilkenny All-Ireland final
Joe Murphy Cork September 7 Kilkenny All-Ireland final

Retirees[edit]

The following players played their last game in the 1969 championship:

Player Team Last Game Date Opposition Début
Naoise Jordan Clare Leinster final June 15 Cork 1958
Éamonn Russell Clare Leinster final June 15 Cork 1962
Tom Ryan Clare Leinster final June 15 Cork 1958
Éamonn Fox Offaly Leinster final July 20 Kilkenny 1963
Mick Burns Tipperary Munster final July 27 Cork 1958
Seán McLoughlin Tipperary Munster final July 27 Cork 1958
Donie Nealon Tipperary Munster final July 27 Cork 1958
Noel O'Gorman Tipperary Munster final July 27 Cork 1965
Denis Murphy Cork All-Ireland final September 7 Kilkenny 1960
Joe Murphy Cork All-Ireland final September 7 Kilkenny 1969
Tom Murphy Kilkenny All-Ireland final September 7 Cork 1963

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).
  • Nolan, Pat, Flashbacks: A Half Century of Cork Hurling (The Collins Press, 2000).

See also[edit]