1974 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1974 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 9 June - 1 September 1974
Teams 13
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Kilkenny (19th win)
Captain Nicky Orr
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Limerick
Captain Seán Foley
Provincial Champions
Munster Limerick
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 12
Player of the Year Ger Henderson
All-Star Team See here
1973
1975

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1974 was the 88th staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Kilkenny won the championship, beating Limerick 3-19 to 1-13 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

The championship[edit]

Format[edit]

Munster Championship

First round: (1 match) This is a single match between the first two teams drawn from the province of Munster. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winner of the first round joins the other three 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: (1 match) This is a single match between the first two teams 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 winner of the first 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 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.

All-Ireland Championship

Preliminary round: (1 match) This is a single match between Galway and the winners of the All-Ireland 'B' championship. 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 London and the winners of the preliminary round. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the semi-final.

Semi-final: (1 match) This is a single match between the Leinster champions and the winners of the quarter-final. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the semi-final and the Munster champions contest this game.

Fixtures[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

June 9
First Round
Offaly 2-11 – 1-6 Dublin
M. Moylan (0-4), H. Dalton (1-0), J. Kinsella (1-0), M. Cleere (0-3), P. Mulhaire (0-2), P. Horan (0-2). M. Bermingham (1-1), P. Quigley (0-4), D. Walsh (0-1).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: J. Rankin (Laois)

June 16
Semi-Final
Wexford 1-18 – 1-5 Laois
S. Kinsella (1-6), T. Byrne (0-3), P. Wilson (0-2), R. Kinsella (0-2), M. Quigley (0-2), John Quigley (0-1), D. Lawlor (0-1), C. Keogh (0-1). P. Bates (1-4), G. Lanham (0-1).
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: P. Johnston (Kilkenny)

June 30
Semi-Final
Kilkenny 4-14 – 2-6 Offaly
E. Keher (2-5), K. Purcell (1-1), P. Delaney (1-1), L. O'Brien (0-4), M. Brennan (0-2), P. Henderson (0-1). J. Flaherty (1-4), P. J. Whelehan (1-0), K. Mooney (0-1), D. Hanniffy (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: M. Bowe (Wexford)

July 21
Final
Kilkenny 6-13 – 2-24 Wexford
E. Keher (2-6), M. Crotty (2-1), K. Purcell (1-1), P. Delaney (1-1), N. Brennan (0-1), M. Brennan (0-1), P. Henderson (0-1), L. O'Brien (0-1). T. Byrne (1-8), J. Quigley (0-5), R. Kinsella (1-1), T. Doran (0-4), M. Casey (0-2), P. Wilson (0-2), S. Kinsella (0-1), T. O'Connor (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 20,742
Referee: M. Spain (Offaly)

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

May 19
First Round
Waterford 4-9 – 3-8 Cork
M. Geary (2-0), P. O'Grady (0-6), M. Ormonde (1-1), A. Reide (1-0), J. Kirwan (0-1), J. Galvin (0-1). C. McCarthy (1-4), G. McCarthy (1-1), P. Hegarty (0-1), M. Malone (0-1), C. Roche (0-1).
Walsh Park, Waterford
Referee: S. O'Grady (Limerick)

June 30
Semi-Final
Limerick 3-12 – 3-11 Waterford
R. Bennis (1-6), L. O'Donoghue (1-1), E. Grimes (1-0), J. McKenna (0-2), M. Ruth (0-1), F. Nolan (0-1), N. Rea (0-1). J. Kirwan (3-1), M. Whelan (0-2), A. Reide (0-2), P. O'Grady (0-2), M. Ormonde (0-1), M. Geary (0-1), M. Walsh (0-1), M. Hickey (0-1).

July 7
Semi-Final
Clare 1-8 – 1-7 Tipperary
C. Honan (0-6), G. Lohan (1-0), M. Mooney (0-1), N. Casey (0-1). F. Loughnane (1-4), J. Flanagan (0-1), P. Byrne (0-1), N. O'Dwyer (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: S. O'Connor (Limerick)

July 28
Final
Limerick 6-14 – 3-9 Clare
R. Bennis (2-8), N. Rea (2-0), L. O'Donoghue (0-4), F. Nolan (1-0), B. Hartigan (0-1), J. McKenna (0-1). C. Honan (0-8), E. O'Connor (1-0), G. Lohan (1-0), T. Ryan (1-0), S. Stack (1-0, own goal), C. Woods (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 36,446
Referee: J. Moloney (Tipperary)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

July 7
Preliminary Round
Galway 3-19 – 4-10 Kildare
J. Connolly (0-6), P. J. Molloy (0-5), G. Holland (1-1), M. Barrett (1-0), P. Ryan (1-0), P. Fahy (0-2), I. Clarke (0-2), S. Murphy (0-2), G. Coone (0-1). E. Walsh (1-5), J. Wall (1-1), J. O'Leary (1-1), Tommy Carew (1-0), B. Burke (0-2), J. O'Connell (0-1).
Athlone
Referee: S. O'Meara (Tipperary)

July 21
Quarter-Final
Galway 3-13 – 0-6 London
J. Connolly (2-4), P. Fahy (1-1), P. J. Molloy (0-5), M. Barrett (0-1), M. Bond (0-1), S. Murphy (0-1). L. Corless (0-2), F. Canning (0-2), P. Cronin (0-1), R. Cashin (0-1).
Athlone
Referee: P. Johnston (Kilkenny)

August 4
Semi-Final
Kilkenny 2-32 – 3-17 Galway
E. Keher (0-13), P. Delaney (2-1), K. Purcell (0-5), L. O'Brien (0-4), M. Brennan (0-4), B. Fitzpatrick (0-2), F. Cummins (0-2), M. Crotty (0-1). G. Coone (1-2), M. Barrett (1-2), P. J. Molloy (0-5), J. Rabbitte (1-0), S. Grealish (0-3), S. Murphy (0-2), P. Ryan (0-2), J. Connolly (0-1).
St. Brendan's Park, Birr
Referee: J. Moloney (Tipperary)

September 1
Final
Kilkenny 3-19 – 1-13 Limerick
E. Keher (1-11), M. Brennan (1-2), P. Delaney (1-0), K. Purcell (0-2), B. Fitzpatrick (0-1), P. Henderson (0-1), L. O'Brien (0-1), M. Crotty (0-1). R. Bennis (0-5), L. O'Donoghue (1-0), N. Rea (0-3), J. McKenna (0-2), F. Nolan (0-1), M. Ruth (0-1), E. Grimes (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 62,071
Referee: J. Moloney (Tipperary)
Kilkenny
Limerick

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 5-35 50 4 12.50
2 Richie Bennis Limerick 3-19 28 3 9.33

Single game[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Richie Bennis Limerick 2-8 14 Clare
Eddie Keher Kilkenny 1-11 14 Limerick
3 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 0-13 13 Galway
4 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 2-6 12 Wexford
5 Eddie Keher Kilkenny 2-5 11 Offaly
Tom Byrne Wexford 1-8 11 Kilkenny
7 J. Kirwan Waterford 3-1 10 Limerick
John Connolly Galway 2-4 10 London
9 Seánie Kinsella Wexford 1-6 9 Laois
Richie Bennis Limerick 1-6 9 Waterford

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).

See also[edit]