1973–74 All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship

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All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship 1973–74
Championship Details
Dates 1973–1974
All Ireland Champions
Winners Blackrock (2nd win)
All Ireland Runners-up
Runners-up Rathnure
Provincial Champions
Munster Blackrock
Leinster Rathnure
Ulster St. John's
Connacht Castlegar

The 1973–74 All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship was the 4th national club hurling competition since its establishment in 1970–71. The first matches of the season were played in the winter of 1973 and the championship ended on 28 April 1974. Glen Rovers went into the 1973–74 championship as defending champions, having won their first All-Ireland title the previous year.

The championship culminated with the All-Ireland club final, held at Fraher Field, Dungarvan. The match was contested by Blackrock of Cork and Rathnure of Wexford. Blackrock won the game after a replay by 3–8 to 1–9. It was their second All-Ireland title in three years.

Format[edit]

The 1973–74 club championship was played on a straight knock-out basis. Each of the participating counties entered their respective club champions. The format of the competition was as follows:

Provincial Championships

The Leinster, Connacht, Munster and Ulster championships were played on a straight knock-out basis. The four respective champions from these provinces advanced directly to the All-Ireland semi-finals.

All-Ireland Series

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The Munster champions played the Ulster champions while the Leinster champions played the Connacht champions. The winners of these two games contested the All-Ireland club final.

Fixtures[edit]

Provincial Senior Club Hurling Championship[edit]

1973-12-09
Ulster
St. John’s w.o. – scr. Dungiven

1974-03-03
Connacht
Castlegar 7–8 – 1–7 Tremane

1974-02-17
Munster
Blackrock 1–13 – 0–14 Newmarket-on-Fergus

1974-03-03
Leinster
Rathnure 1–18 – 2–9 St. Rynagh's

All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship[edit]

1974-03-03
Semi-final
Blackrock 5–12 – 1–5 St. John’s

1974-03-10
Semi-final
Rathnure 1–15 – 1–6 Castlegar

1974-03-17
Final
Blackrock 2–14 – 3–11 Rathnure
P. Moylan (0–8), D. Collins (1–1), D. Prendergast (0–2), R. Cummins (0–2), E. O'Donoghue (1–1). P. Flynn (0–2), J. Murphy (0–2), John Quigley (0–1), D. Quigley (3–6).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: P. Johnson (Kilkenny)

1974-04-28
Final
Replay
Blackrock 3–8 – 1–9 Rathnure
P. Moylan (0–2), D. Collins (1–1), D. Prendergast (0–3), R. Cummins (1–0), E. O'Donoghue (1–2). J. Quigley (1–3), D. Quigley (0–6).
Fraher Field, Dungarvan
Referee: P. Johnson (Kilkenny)