1986 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1986 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 1 June – 7 September 1986
Teams 14
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Cork (26th win)
Captain Tom Cashman
Manager Johnny Clifford
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Galway
Captain Noel Lane
Manager Cyril Farrell
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 13
Top Scorer Jimmy Barry-Murphy (5–5)
Kevin Hennessy (5–5)
Player of the Year Ger Cunningham
All-Star Team See here
1985
1987

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1986 was the 100th staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Cork won the championship, beating Galway 4–13 to 2–15 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

The championship[edit]

Fortmat[edit]

Munster Championship

Quarter-final: (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 lone quarter-final 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

Quarter-finals: (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 quarter-finals 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 semi-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 where they play the Leinster champions.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winners of the lone quarter-final join the Munster and Leinster champions and Antrim to make up the semi-final pairings. The provincial champions are kept apart in separate semi-finals. Two teams are eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the final.

Final: (1 match) The two winners of the semi-finals contest this game.

Fixtures[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling championship[edit]

1 June
Quarter-Final
Laois 3–20 – 2–7 Westmeath
E. Fennelly (2–4), J. Dollard (1–1), W. Kirwan (0–4), B. Bohane (0–4), P. J. Cuddy (0–3), J. Taylor (0–2), M. O'Sullivan (0–1), P. Critchley (0–1). D. Kilcoyne (1–1), B. McCabe (1–0), M. Kilcoyne (0–2), S. Kilcoyne (0–1), M. Cosgrave (0–1), M. Hickey (0–1), D. McCormack (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: S. Bailey (Dublin)

1 June
Quarter-Final
Kilkenny 1–21 – 0–18 Wexford
G. Fennelly (0–5), L. Ryan (0–5), R. Power (0–5), L. Fennelly (1–0), J. Mulcahy (0–3), C. Heffernan (0–1), P. Brennan (0–1), K. Brennan (0–1). P. Courtney (0–4), J. Houlihan (0–4), S. Fitzhenry (0–3), M. Storey (0–3), G. O'Connor (0–2), B. Byrne (0–1), S. Whelan (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: G. Kirwan (Offaly)

22 June
Semi-Final
Offaly 1–23 – 4–9 Laois
P. Corrigan (0–9), D. Owens (0–5), B. Birmingham (1–0), P. Horan (0–3), M. Corrigan (0–2), P. Cleary (0–2), J. Dooley (0–1), J. Kelly (0–1). P. J. Cuddy (3–0), P. Critchley (1–1), E. Fennelly (0–4), B. Bohane (0–3), S. Plunkett (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: J. Denton (Wexford)

22 June
Semi-Final
Kilkenny 3–15 – 1–9 Dublin
L. Ryan (1–3), P. Brennan (1–2), O. Heffernan (1–1), G. Fennelly (0–4), K. Brennan (0–2), L. Fennelly (0–1), H. Ryan (0–1), R. Power (0–1). S. McDonald (0–4), M. Ryan (1–0), B. McMahon (0–1), V. Holden (0–1), S. Dalton (0–1), J. Morris (0–1), J. Twomey (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: P. Delaney (Laois)

13 July
Final
Kilkenny 4–10 – 1–11 Offaly
L. Fennelly (3–1), H. Ryan (1–1), G. Fennelly (0–4), P. Walsh (0–1), C. Heffernan (0–1), K. Brennan (0–1), R. Power (0–1). P. Corrigan (0–6), P. Delaney (1–1), J. Dooley (0–1), P. Cleary (0–1), P. Horan (0–1), M. Corrigan (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 28,635
Referee: J. Denton (Wexford)

Munster Senior Hurling championship[edit]

1 June
Quarter-Final
Clare 2–14 – 0–14 Limerick
C. Lyons (0–6), V. Donnellan (0–4), G. McInerney (1–0), S. Dolan (1–0), J. Callinan (0–2), B. Fitzpatrick (0–1), A. Cunningham (0–1). P. Kelly (0–7), D. FitzGerald (0–3), R. Sampson (0–2), S. Fitzgibbon (0–1), L. Garvey (0–1).
Cusack Park, Ennis
Attendance: 16,085
Referee: W. Horgan (Cork)

8 June
Semi-Final
Cork 6–13 – 0–9 Waterford
G. FitzGerald (2–1), K. Hennessy (2–1), T. Mulcahy (1–3), J. Barry-Murphy (1–1), P. Horgan (0–3), J. Fenton (0–3), J. Cashman (0–1). N. Crowley (0–3), P. Power (0–2), T. Waters (0–2), M. Walsh (0–1), P. McGrath (0–1).
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: W. Barrett (Tipperary)

22 June
Semi-Final
Clare 2–10 – 1–11 Tipperary
T. Guilfoyle (1–1), G. McInerney (1–0), V. Donnellan (0–3), S. Fitzpatrick (0–2), C. Lyons (0–2), S. Dolan (0–1), A. Cunningham (0–1). S. Power (0–5), L. Maher (1–1), L. Stokes (0–3), P. Kennedy (0–1), R. Callaghan (0–1).
Cusack Park, Ennis
Attendance: 21,655
Referee: T. Murray (hurler)

20 July
Final
Cork 2–18 – 3–12 Clare
J. Fenton (0–8), J. Fitzgibbon (1–1), J. Barry-Murphy (1–1), T. O'Sullivan (0–4), K. Hennessy (0–2), J. Cashmna (0–1), P. Hartnett (0–1). T. Guilfoyle (2–2), G. McInerney (1–1), C. Lyons (0–4), S. Dolan (0–2), V. Donnellan (0–1), D. Coote (0–1), J. Shanahan (0–1).
FitzGerald Stadium, Killarney
Attendance: 39,975
Referee: T. Murray (hurler)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

19 July
Quarter-Final
Galway 4–24 – 1–3 Kerry
N. Lane (3–4), M. Connolly (1–2), P. Murphy (0–4), A. Cunningham (0–3), T. Kilkenny (0–2), B. Lynskey (0–2), J. Cooney (0–2), T. Keady (0–2), M. Naughton (0–2), M. McGrath (0–1). T. Nolan (1–1), J. Flaherty (0–1), D. J. Leahy (0–1).
Cusack Park, Ennis
Referee: G. Kirwan (Offaly)

10 August
Semi-Final
Galway 4–12 – 0–9 Kilkenny
J. Cooney (2–2), A. Cunningham (1–3), N. Lane (1–1), M. Naughton (0–2), B. Lynskey (0–1), S. Mahon (0–1), T. Kilkenny (0–1), P. J. Molloy (0–1). J. Mulcahy (0–4), G. Fennelly (0–3), K. Brennan (0–2), H. Ryan (0–2), B. Fitzpatrick (0–1), R. Power (0–1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: T. Murray (hurler)

10 August
Semi-Final
Cork 7–11 – 1–24 Antrim
J. Barry-Murphy (3–1), G. FitzGerald (2–1), T. Mulcahy (1–1), K. Hennessy (1–1), T. O'Sullivan (0–3), T. Cashman (0–2), J. Buckley (0–1), J. Cashman (0–1). P. McKillen (1–4), P. Boyle (0–5), D. Donnelly (0–4), O. Lavery (0–3), B. Donnelly (0–3), D. McNaughton (0–2), J. McKiernan (0–2), A. McCarry (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: J. F. Bailey (Dublin)

7 September
Final
Cork 4–13 – 2–15 Galway
K. Hennessy (2–1), J. Fenton (1–4), T. Mulcahy (1–1), K. Kingston (0–2), J. Barry-Murphy (0–2), T. O'Sullivan (0–1), G. FitzGerald (0–1), T. Cashman (0–1). T. Keady (0–5), J. Cooney (0–4), P. J. Molloy (1–1), J. Commins (1–0), M. Naughton (0–2), S. Mahon (0–1), P. Finnerty (0–1), P. Murphy (0–1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 63,451
Referee: J. F. Bailey (Dublin)
Cork
Galway

Championship statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

  • Hat-trick heroes:
  • Widest winning margin: 30 points
    • Galway 4–24 : 1–3 Kerry (Leinster quarter-final)
  • Most goals in a match: 8
    • Cork 7–11 : 1–24 Antrim (All-Ireland semi-final)
  • Most points in a match: 39
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 7
    • Cork 7–11 : 1–24 Antrim (All-Ireland semi-final)
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 4
  • Most points scored by a winning team: 24
    • Galway 4–24 : 1–3 Kerry (Leinster quarter-final)
  • Most points scored by a losing team: 24
    • Antrim 1–24 : 7–11 Cork (All-Ireland semi-final)

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Jimmy Barry-Murphy Cork 5–5 20 4 5.00
Kevin Hennessy Cork 5–5 20 4 5.00
3 John Fenton Cork 1–15 18 3 6.00
4 Noel Lane Kilkenny 4–5 17 3 5.66
5 Ger Fennelly Kilkenny 0–16 16 4 4.00

Single game[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Noel Lane Galway 3–4 13 Kerry
2 Jimmy Barry-Murphy Cork 3–1 10 Antrim
Liam Fennelly Kilkenny 3–1 10 Offaly
Eugene Fennelly Laois 2–4 10 Westmeath
5 P. J. Cuddy Laois 3–0 9 Offaly
Paddy Corrigan Offaly 0–9 9 Laois
7 Tommy Guilfoyle Clare 2–2 8 Cork
Joe Cooney Galway 2–2 8 Kilkenny
John Fenton Cork 0–8 8 Clare
10 Ger FitzGerald Cork 2–1 7 Waterford
Kevin Hennessy Cork 2–1 7 Waterford
Ger FitzGerald Cork 2–1 7 Antrim
Kevin Hennessy Cork 2–1 7 Galway
John Fenton Cork 1–4 7 Galway
Paul McKillen Antrim 1–4 7 Cork
Paddy Kelly Limerick 0–7 7 Clare

See also[edit]