1970 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1970 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 3 May - 6 September 1970
Teams 14
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Cork (21st win)
Captain Paddy Barry
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Wexford
Captain Michael Collins
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Wexford
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 14
Goals total 71 (5.07 per game)
Points total 312 (22.28 per game)
Top Scorer Charlie McCarthy (1-23)
Player of the Year Pat McDonnell
All-Star Team See here
1969
1971

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 1970 was the 84th series of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Cork won the championship, beating Wexford 6-21 to 5-10 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

Rule change[edit]

As a result of a decision taken at the Gaelic Athletic Association's (GAA) annual congress the previous year, as of 1970 all provincial finals, All-Ireland semi-finals and the All-Ireland final itself were exteneded to 80 minutes playing time. Prior to this all championship matches were sixty minutes in duration.

Teams[edit]

A total of fourteen teams contested the championship, including thirteen teams from the 1969 championship and one new entrant.

The Leinster championship was extended to seven teams as Kildare entered the provincial series of games. They had won the All-Ireland title at intermediate level in 1969 and decided to make the step up to the senior grade.

Galway left the Munster championship where they had been playing since the 1959 championship and returned to the old system whereby they entered the All-Ireland semi-finals.

Team summaries[edit]

Team Colours Grounds Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Clare Saffron and blue Cusack Park 1914 1932 1945-46
Cork Red and white Cork Athletic Grounds 1966 1969 1969-70
Dublin Blue and navy Parnell Park 1938 1961 1938-39
Galway Maroon and white Pearse Stadium 1923 1950-51
Kildare White St. Conleth's Park
Kilkenny Black and amber Nowlan Park 1969 1969 1965-66
Laois Blue and white O'Moore Park 1949 1949
Limerick Green and white Gaelic Grounds 1940 1955 1946-47
London Blue and green Emerald GAA Grounds 1901
Offaly Green, white and gold St. Brendan's Park
Tipperary Blue and gold Semple Stadium 1965 1968 1967-68
Waterford White and blue Walsh Park 1959 1963 1962-63
Westmeath Maroon and white Cusack Park
Wexford Purple and gold Wexford Park 1968 1968 1957-58

Format[edit]

Leinster Championship

First round: (1 match) This was a single match between the first two 'weaker' teams drawn from the province of Leinster. One team was eliminated at this stage while the winning team advanced to the quarter-finals.

Quarter-finals: (2 matches) The winner of the lone first round game joined three other Leinster teams to make up the quarter-final pairings. Two teams were eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advanced to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the two quarter-finals joined the two remaining Leinster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams were eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advanced to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game. One team was eliminated at this stage while the winning team advanced to the All-Ireland semi-finals.

Munster Championship

Quarter-final: (1 match) This was a single match between the first two teams drawn from the province of Munster. One team was eliminated at this stage while the winning team advanced to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winner of the lone quarter-final joined the other three Munster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams were eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advanced to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game. One team was eliminated at this stage while the winning team advanced to the All-Ireland semi-finals.

All-Ireland Championship

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The two provincial winners were paired on opposite sides with Galway and London making up the four semi-final teams. Two teams were eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advanced to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game with the winners being declared All-Ireland champions.

Results[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

3 May 1970
First round
3:30pm
Laois 1-9 – 1-8 Kildare
P. Dillon (0-4), G. Conroy (1-0), P. Dowling (0-1), P. Dooley (0-1), T. Keenan (0-1), J. Lyons (0-1), F. Keenan (0-1). B. Burke (0-2), J. O'Brien (0-2), T. Christian (0-1), J. O'Connell (0-1), M. Duane (0-1).
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: P. Johnston (Kilkenny)

3 May 1970
Quarter-final
3:30pm
Dublin 0-16 – 3-5 Westmeath
G. O'Driscoll (0-5), E. Davey (0-4), T. Grealish (0-2), L. Lalor (0-2), F. Murphy (0-2), H. Dawson (0-1). T. Ring (2-3), C. Gavin (1-0), P. McCabe (0-1), S. White (0-1).
O'Connor Park, Tullamore
Referee: P. Buggy (Kilkenny)

24 May 1970
Quarter-final
3:30pm
Offaly 2-15 – 2-9 Laois
B. Moylan (0-7), T. Molloy (1-3), P. Mulhaire (1-1), J. J. Healy (0-1), J. Flaherty (0-1), M. Cleare (0-1), P. J. Whelehan (0-1). S. Keenan (1-2), J. Loyans (1-2), N. Delany (0-2), J. Dooly (0-1), P. Dowling (0-1), D. Sheeran (0-1).
St. Brendan's Park, Birr
Referee: R. Sheppard (Carlow)

21 June 1970
Semi-final
3:30pm
Wexford 4-17 – 2-4 Dublin
N. Buggy (1-7), T. Doran (2-1), D. Fortune (1-0), P. Quigley (0-2), D. Quigley (0-2), J. Quigley (0-2), J. Berry (0-1), P. Wilson (0-1), M. Browne (0-1). E. Flynn (1-3), J. Towell (1-0), R. Copeland (0-1).
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: P. Johnston (Kilkenny)

28 June 1970
Semi-final
3:30pm
Kilkenny 2-15 – 1-12 Offaly
E. Keher (0-9), M. Crotty (2-0), J. Kinsella (0-2), P. Delaney (0-2), S. Muldowney (0-1), J. Millea (0-1). T. Dooley (1-0), P. Molloy (0-3), J. Flaherty (0-3), B. Moylan (0-1), W. O'Gorman (0-1), S. Begin (0-1), P. J. Whelehan (0-1), J. J. Healion (0-1), D. Hanniffy (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: J. Grey (Dublin)

12 July 1970
Final
3:30pm
Wexford 4-16 – 3-14 Kilkenny
N. Buggy (0-8), T. Doran (2-0), J. Quigley (1-2), J. Berry (1-0), P. Wilson (0-2), M. Quigley (0-2), P. Quigley (0-1), D. Bernie (0-1). P. Delaney (1-4), E. Keher (1-3), M. Crotty (1-0), F. Cummins (0-3), P. Kavanagh (0-2), J. Millea (0-1), M. Coogan (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: J. Hatton (Wicklow)

Preliminary round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Leinster final
      
          Dublin 0-16  
          Westmeath 3-5  
            Wexford 4-17  
         Dublin 2-4  
         
            
            Wexford 4-16
            Kilkenny 3-14
            
            
            Kilkenny 2-15  
            Ofaly 1-12  
          Offaly 2-15       
 Laois 1-9      Laois 2-9       
 Kildare 1-8  

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

14 June 1970
Quarter-final
3:30pm
Limerick 3-9 – 2-12 Clare
P. K. Keane (1-1), R. Bennis (0-4), D. Flynn (1-0), T. Bluett (1-0), B. Hartigan (0-1), Phil Bennis (0-1), Peter Bennis (0-1), A. Dunworth (0-1). P. Cronin (1-8), P. McNamara (1-0), D. Fitzgerald (0-2), J. Rochford (0-1), J. McNamara (0-1).
Thurles Sportsfield, Thurles
Referee: F. Murphy (Cork)

21 June 1970
Quarter-final
Replay
3:30pm
Limerick 1-10 – 0-4 Clare
R. Bennis (0-4), P. J. Keane (1-0), É. Cregan (0-2), P. Bennis (0-2), A. Dunworth (0-1), T. Ryan (0-1). M. Moroney (0-1), J. Rochford (0-1), D. Fitzgerald, J. Cronin.
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: F. Murphy (Cork)

21 June 1970
Semi-final
3:30pm
Tipperary 2-9 – 0-5 Waterford
M. Roche (0-5), R. Ryan (1-1), N. O'Dwyer (1-0), J. McKenna (0-1), J. Flanagan (0-1), T. O'Connor (0-1). P. Enright (0-4), S. Greene (0-5).
Cork Athletic Grounds, Cork
Referee: S. O'Connor (Limerick)

28 June 1970
Semi-final
3:30pm
Cork 4-13 – 3-6 Limerick
E. O'Brien (2-0), C. McCarthy (0-5), P. Hegarty (1-2), R. Cummins (1-0), G. McCarthy (0-3), S. Barry (0-2), C. Cullinane (0-1). M. Graham (2-2), T. Bluett (1-0), R. Bennis (0-3), P. J. Keane (0-1).
Thurles Sportsfield, Thurles
Referee: J. Maloney (Tipperary)

19 July 1970
Final
3:30pm
Cork 3-10 – 3-8 Tipperary
W. Walsh (2-0), C. Cullinane (1-0), C. McCarthy (0-3), G. McCarthy (0-2), D. Clifford (0-1), C. Roche (0-1), J. Murphy (0-1), T. Ryan (0-1), R. Cummins (0-1). F. Loughnane (1-4), J. Flanagan (1-0), N. O'Dwyer (1-0), D. Ryan (0-2), M. Roche (0-1), P.J. Ryan (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: J. Fitzgerald (Limerick)

Quarter-final Semi-finals Munster final
      
          Tipperary 2-9  
          Waterford 0-5  
            Tipperary 3-8
            Cork 3-10
          Cork 4-13
 Clare
(R)
2-12 (0-4)      Limerick 3-6    
 Limerick
(R)
3-9 (1-10)  

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

16 August 1970
Semi-Final
3:30pm
Cork 4-20 – 2-9 London
T. Ryan (1-5), R. Cummins (1-3), C. McCarthy (0-6), W. Walsh (1-2), E. O'Brien (1-0), S. Barry (0-2), D. Coughlan (0-1), J. Murphy (0-1). P. O'Neill (0-4), T. Connolly (0-1), N. Power (1-0), J. Bennett (1-0), M. Canning (0-3), L. Corless (0-1).
Páirc na nGael, Limerick
Referee: M. Spain (Offaly)

16 August 1970
Semi-Final
3:30pm
Wexford 3-17 – 5-9 Galway
M. Butler (0-9), D. Quigley (1-2), D. Bernie (0-4), J. Quigley (1-1), T. Doran (1-0), M. Quigley (0-1). T. Ryan (3-5), B. O'Connor (1-1), K. Kennedy (1-0), P. Niland (0-1), F. Coffey (0-1), M. O'Connor (0-1).
St. Ciarán's Park, Athlone
Referee: S, O'Connor (Limerick)

6 September 1970
Final
3:15pm
Cork 6-21 – 5-10 Wexford
C. McCarthy (1-9), E. O'Brien (3-1), T. Ryan (0-6), W. Walsh (1-2), C. Cullinane (1-0), G. McCarthy (0-2), R. Cummins (0-1). P. Quigley (2-0), T. Doran (2-0), D. Quigley (1-0), D. Bernie (0-3), M. Butler (0-3), T. Byrne (0-2), M. Browne (0-1), M. Jacob (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 65,062
Referee: J. Hatton (Wicklow)

Championship statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

  • Widest winning margin: 19 points
  • Most goals in a match: 11
  • Most points in a match: 31
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 6
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 5
  • Most points scored by a losing team: 14

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • The Leinster final between Kilkenny and Wexford was the first championship game to be played over the course of 80 minutes.

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Charlie McCarthy Cork 1-23 26 4 6.50
2 Tony Doran Wexford 7-1 22 4 5.50
3 Eddie O'Brien Cork 6-1 19 4 4.75
4 Ned Buggy Wexford 1-15 18 4 4.50
5 Willie Walsh Cork 4-4 16 4 4.00

Single game[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Tom Ryan Galway 3-5 14 Wexford
2 Charlie McCarthy Cork 1-9 12 Wexford
3 Pat Cronin Clare 1-8 11 Limerick
4 Ned Buggy Wexford 1-7 10 Dublin
Eddie O'Brien Cork 3-1 10 Wexford
6 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-9 9 Dublin
Tommy Ring Westmeath 2-3 9 Dublin
Mick Butler Wexford 0-9 9 Galway
9 Ned Buggy Wexford 0-8 8 Kilkenny
Tomás Ryan Cork 1-5 8 London

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Ryan, TomTom Ryan Galway Wexford 5-9 : 3-17 16 August 1970
O'Brien, EddieEddie O'Brien Cork Wexford 6-21 : 5-10 6 September 1970

Player facts[edit]

Debutantes[edit]

The following players made their début in the 1970 championship:

Player Team Date Opposition Game
Paul Byrne Tipperary June 21 Waterford Munster semi-final
Roger Ryan Tipperary June 21 Waterford Munster semi-final
John Horgan Cork June 28 Limerick Munster semi-final
Pat McDonnell Cork June 28 Limerick Munster semi-final
Dinny Ryan Tipperary July 19 Cork Munster final
Martin Coleman Cork August 16 London All-Ireland semi-final

Awards[edit]

Annual awards[edit]

Texaco Hurler of the Year[edit]

The Texaco Hurler of the Year was awarded to Pat McDonnell of Cork.

See also[edit]