1977 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1977 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 5 June - 4 September 1977
Teams 13
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Cork (23rd win)
Captain Martin O'Doherty
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Wexford
Captain Tony Doran
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Wexford
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 13
Top Scorer Charlie McCarthy (2-17)
Ned Buggy (2-17)
Player of the Year Denis Coughlan
All-Star Team See here
1976
1978

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1977 was the 91st staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Cork won the championship, beating Wexford 1-17 to 3-8 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 semi-final.

Leinster Championship

First round: (2 matches) These are two matches between the first four teams drawn from the province of Leinster. Two teams are eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the two first round games join the other two 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 final.

All-Ireland Championship

Quarter-final: (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 semi-final.

Semi-final: (1 match) This is a single match between the Munster 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 Leinster champions contest this game.

Fixtures[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

June 5
First Round
Kildare 4-11 – 4-9 Westmeath
G. Frayne (2-1), M. Deeley (1-2), J. Walsh (0-5), B. Burke (1-1), J. O'Brien (0-1), L. Shinners (0-1). M. Cosgrave (1-7), J. Lynch (1-1), N. Fitzsimons (1-0), M. Newman (1-0), P. Curran (0-1).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: G. Kirwan (Offaly)

June 12
First Round
Dublin 3-10 – 2-8 Offaly
T. Grealish (2-0), M. Reidy (1-2), L. Hennebry (0-3), P. Carton (0-2), L. Deegan (0-1), C. Hennebry (0-1), V. Holden (0-1). M. Cleere (0-7), K. Mooney (1-0), E. Coughlan (1-0), J. Kelly (0-1).
Cusack Park, Mullingar
Referee: J. Rankins (Laois))

June 26
Semi-Final
Wexford 2-25 – 0-9 Kildare
N. Buggy (0-8), T. Doran (1-4), M. Quigley (1-3), P. Hanrick (0-4), J. Quigley (0-3), M. Butler (0-2), M. Casey (0-1). J. Walsh (0-7), B. Burke (0-2).
Wexford Park, Wexford
Referee: G. Kirwan (Offaly)

June 26
Semi-Final
Kilkenny 5-12 – 2-8 Dublin
L. O'Brien (1-7), M. Ruth (3-0), E. Keher (1-0), B. Cody (0-2), P. Grace (0-2), M. Crotty (0-1). S. Kinsella (1-0), M. Reidy (1-0), L. Walsh (0-2), T. Grealish (0-2), L. Deegan (0-2), J. Towell (0-1), C. Hennebry (0-1).
Wexford Park, Wexford
Referee: N. Matthews (Wexford)

July 24
Final
Wexford 3-17 – 3-14 Kilkenny
N. Buggy (1-5), T. Doran (2-1), C. Kehoe (0-4), M. Quigley (0-3), J. Murphy (0-1), J. Quigley (0-1), M. Butler (0-1), M. Jacob (0-1). E. Keher (1-4), B. Cody (1-2), B. Fitzpatrick (1-2), M. Crotty (0-4), K. Purcell (0-1), M. Ruth (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 30,614
Referee: J. Rankins (Laois)

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

June 5
First Round
Clare 1-10 – 0-13 Tipperary
N. Casey (1-0), M. Moroney (0-3), C. Honan (0-2), P. O'Connor (0-1), J. McNamara (0-1), E. O'Connor (0-1), J. Callinan (0-1), S. Stack (0-1). P. Quigley (0-6), P. Fitzelle (0-1), T. O'Connor (0-1), J. Kehoe (0-1), N. O'Dwyer (0-1), M. Doyle (0-1), T. Butler (0-1), T. O'Dwyer (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 20,703
Referee: F. Murphy (Cork)

June 12
First Round Replay
Clare 0-13 – 1-7 Tipperary
M. Moroney (0-3), P. O'Connor (0-3), C. Honan (0-2), J. Callinan (0-2), E. O'Connor (0-1), N. Casey (0-1), J. McNamara (0-1). S. Ryan (1-3), P. Quigley (0-2), P. Queally (0-1), J. Kehoe (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 20,546
Referee: F. Murphy (Cork)

June 19
Semi-Final
Cork 4-13 – 3-11 Waterford
C. McCarthy (1-5), S. O'Leary (2-0), R. Cummins (1-1), M. Malone (0-2), P. Moylan (0-2), T. Crwoley (0-1), J. Barry-Murphy (0-1), T. Cashman (0-1). M. Hickey (2-0), P. Kelly (1-2), D. Fitzpatrick (0-3), J. Galvin (0-2), M. Walsh (0-2), J. Dalton (0-1), M. Whelan (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 8,905
Referee: J. Moloney (Tipperary)

June 26
Semi-Final
Clare 0-14 – 1-9 Limerick
C. Honan (0-5), M. Moroney (0-3), J. Callinan (0-2), J. McNamara (0-2), P. O'Connor (0-2). E. Cregan (1-6), P. Hartigan (0-1), M. Carroll (0-1), W. Fitzmaurice (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 24,150
Referee: N. Dalton (Waterford)

July 10
Final
Cork 4-15 – 4-10 Clare
J. Barry-Murphy (2-0), C. McCarthy (0-5), T. Cashman (0-5), R. Cummins (1-0), T. Crowley (1-0), M. Malone (0-2), S. O'Leary (0-1), G. McCarthy (0-1), P. McDonnell (0-1). C. Honan (1-5), N. Casey (2-0), E. O'Connor (1-0), J. McNamara (0-2), J. Callinan (0-2), M. Moroney (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 44,586
Referee: N. Dalton (Waterford)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

July 17
Quarter-Final
Galway 2-12 – 0-8 Laois
V. Mullins (1-1), P. J. Qualter (1-1), P. J. Molloy (0-4), P. Fahy (0-3), J. Connolly (0-1), F. Burke (0-1), M. Connolly (0-1). M. Walsh (0-4), J. Mahon (0-2), M. Cuddy (0-1), M. Aherne (0-1).
St. Brendan's Park, Birr
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: S. O'Grady (Limerick)

August 7
Semi-Final
Cork 3-14 – 1-15 Galway
C. McCarthy (1-2), S. O'Leary (1-2), J. Barry-Murphy (1-0), T. Crowley (0-3), G. McCarthy (0-2), D. McCurtain (0-2), T. Cashman (0-1), R. Cummins (0-1), J. Horgan (0-1). P. J. Molloy (0-7), J. Connolly (1-3), I. Clarke (0-2), M. Curtin (0-1), M. Connolly (0-1), V. Mullins (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 22,964
Referee: P. Johnston (Kilkenny)

September 4
Final
Cork 1-17 – 3-8 Wexford
G. McCarthy (0-6), S. O'Leary (1-2), C. McCarthy (0-5), J. Barry-Murphy (0-2), R. Cummins (0-1), T. Cashman (0-1). N. Buggy (1-4), M. Butler (1-2), T. Doran (1-0), J. Quigley (0-1), C. Keogh (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 63,168
Referee: S. O'Grady (Limerick)
Cork
Wexford

Championship statistics[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • At the Munster final between Cork and Clare, three armed men entered the unguarded room, held up the Munster Council treasurer, Tadhg Crowley, and his assistants, and got away with £24,520.
  • A dispute in manning levels resulted in two RTÉ cameramen refusing to film the Leinster final between Wexford and Kilkenny.

Player facts[edit]

Debutantes[edit]

The following players made their début in the 1977 championship:

Player Team Date Opposition Game
Tom Cashman Cork June 19 Waterford Munster semi-final
Dermot Mac Curtain Cork June 19 Waterford Munster semi-final

Retirees[edit]

The following players played their last game in the 1977 championship:

Player Team Date Opposition Game Début
Eddie Keher Kilkenny July 24 Wexford Leinster final 1959

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Charlie McCarthy Cork 2-17 23 4 5.75
Ned Buggy Wexford 2-17 23 3 7.66
3 Seánie O'Leary Cork 4-5 17 4 4.25
Colm Honan Clare 1-14 17 4 4.25

See also[edit]