1981 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1981 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 24 May 1981 – 6 September 1981
Teams 13
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Offaly (1st win)
Captain Pádraig Horan
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Galway
Captain Seán Silke
Provincial Champions
Munster Limerick
Leinster Offaly
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 14
Goals total 67 (4.78 per game)
Points total 381 (27.21 per game)
Top Scorer Joe McKenna (7–12)
Player of the Year Pat Delaney
All-Star Team See here
1980
1982

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 1981 was the 95th edition of Ireland’s premier hurling knock-out competition. Offaly won the championship, beating Galway 2–12 to 0–15 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

Teams[edit]

A total of thirteen teams contested the championship.

Team summaries[edit]

Team Colours Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Antrim Saffron and white 1946
Clare Saffron and blue 1914 1932 1977-78
Cork Red and white 1978 1979 1980-81
Dublin Blue and navy 1938 1961 1938-39
Galway Maroon and white 1980 19574-75
Kilkenny Black and amber 1979 1979 1975-76
Laois Blue and white 1915 1949
Limerick Green and white 1973 1980 1970-71
Offaly Green, white and gold
Tipperary Blue and gold 1971 1971 1978-79
Waterford White and blue 1959 1959 1962-63
Westmeath Maroon and white
Wexford Purple and gold 1968 1977 1972-73

Results[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling championship[edit]

Munster Senior Hurling championship[edit]

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]


Top scorers[edit]

Championship[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Joe McKenna Limerick 7–12 5 33 6.60
2 Joe Connolly Galway 3–21 4 30 7.50
3 Éamonn Cregan Limerick 2–18 5 24 4.80

Single game[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Joe Connolly Galway 2–7 13 Limerick
2 Joe McKenna Limerick 3–3 12 Clare
John Grogan Tipperary 2–6 12 Limerick
4 Bernie Forde Galway 2–5 11 Antrim
5 Joe McKenna Limerick 3–1 10 Tipperary
6 Billy Bohane Laois 2–3 9 Offaly
Pádraig Horan Offaly 2–3 9 Wexford
Séamus Bourke Tipperary 2–3 9 Limerick
Noel Lane Galway 1–6 9 Antrim
Martin Brophy Laois 0–9 9 Westmeath
11 Pádraig Horan Offaly 2–2 8 Laois
Éamonn Cregan Limerick 1–5 8 Offaly
Mark Corrigan Offaly 1–5 8 Laois
Tony Doran Wexford 1–5 8 Dublin
Billy Fitzpatrick Kilkenny 0–8 8 Wexford
Joe Connolly Galway 0–8 8 Offaly
17 Dinny Donnelly Antrim 1–4 7 Galway

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]