1990 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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1990 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 13 May - 2 September 1990
Teams 15
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Cork (27th win)
Captain Tomás Mulcahy
Manager Fr. Michael O'Brien
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Galway
Captain Joe Cooney
Manager Cyril Farrell
Provincial Champions
Munster Cork
Leinster Offaly
Ulster Antrim
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 14
Goals total 63 (4.5 per game)
Points total 395 (28.21 per game)
Top Scorer John Fitzgibbon (7-9)
Player of the Year Tony O'Sullivan
All-Star Team See here
1989
1991

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 1990 was the 104th staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Cork won the championship, beating Galway 5-15 to 2-21 in the final at Croke Park, Dublin.

Teams[edit]

A total of fifteen teams contested the championship, two fewer teams than participated in the 1989 championship.

The Leinster championship was reduced to five teams as Westmeath decided to opt out and field a team in the All-Ireland Senior B Hurling Championship.

The Ulster championship was reduced to just two teams as Derry also decided to field a team in the lower championship.

Team summaries[edit]

Team Colours Grounds Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Antrim Saffron and white Casement Park 1989
Clare Saffron and blue Cusack Park 1914 1932 1977-78
Cork Red and white Páirc Uí Chaoimh 1986 1986 1980-81
Down Red and black Páirc Esler 1941
Dublin Blue and navy Parnell Park 1938 1961 1938-39
Galway Maroon and white Pearse Stadium 1988 1988-89
Kerry Green and gold Austin Stack Park 1891 1891
Kilkenny Black and amber Nowlan Park 1983 1987 1989-90
Laois Blue and white O'Moore Park 1949 1949
Limerick Green and white Gaelic Grounds 1973 1981 1984-85
London Blue and green Emerald GAA Grounds 1901
Offaly Green, white and gold St. Brendan's Park 1985 1989
Tipperary Blue and gold Semple Stadium 1989 1989 1987-88
Waterford White and blue Walsh Park 1959 1963 1962-63
Wexford Purple and gold Wexford Park 1968 1977 1972-73

Format[edit]

Leinster Championship

Quarter-final: (1 match) This was a lone match between the first two teams drawn from the province of Leinster. One team was eliminated at this stage while the winning team advanced to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winner of the lone quarter-final joined three other Leinster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams were eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advanced to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game. One team was eliminated at this stage while the winning team advanced to the All-Ireland semi-finals.

Munster Championship

Quarter-finals: (2 matches) These were two lone matches between the first four teams drawn from the province of Munster. Two teams were eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advanced to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winner of the two quarter-finals joined the other two Munster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams were eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advanced to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game. One team was eliminated at this stage while the winning team advanced to the All-Ireland semi-finals.

All-Ireland Championship

Quarter-final: (1 match) This was a lone match between Galway and the winners of the All-Ireland Senior B Hurling Championship. One team was eliminated at this stage while the winning team advanced to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The Leinster and Munster winners were paired on opposite sides with the Ulster winners and the quarter-final winners making up the four semi-final teams. Two teams were eliminated at this stage while the two winning teams advanced to the final.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contested this game with the winners being declared All-Ireland champions.

Results[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

May 27
Quarter-Final
Wexford 2-23 – 5-4 Laois
J. Holohan (0-12), B. Byrne (0-4), M. Reck (1-0), T. Dempsey (1-0), L. O'Gorman (0-3), L. Dunne (0-1), R. Coleman (0-1). N. Rigney (2-1), J. Fitzpatrick (2-1), P. J. Cuddy (1-0), P. O'Brien (0-1), O. Coss (0-1).
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Referee: P. Long (Kilkenny)

June 17
Semi-Final
Dublin 2-16 – 1-17 Wexford
B. McMahon (1-3), M. J. Ryan (1-2), K. Hetherton (0-5), S. McDermott (0-2), R. Boland (0-1), S. Kearns (0-1), M. Ryan (0-1), S. Fleming (0-1). T. Dempsey (1-3), J. O'Connor (0-5), J. Holohan (0-2), G. O'Connor (0-2), M. Storey (0-2), M. Rack (0-1), L. O'Gorman (0-1), B. Byrne (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: P. Delaney (Laois)

June 17
Semi-Final
Offaly 4-15 – 1-8 Kilkenny
P. Cleary (2-0), D. Owens (1-3), D. Pilkington (0-6), J. Kelly (1-1), J. Pilkington (0-2), M. Duignan (0-2), A. Cahill (0-1). É. Morrissey (0-4), L. Ryan (1-0), A. Ronan (0-1), L. McCarthy (0-1), D. J. Carey (0-1), M. Phelan (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: J. Denton (Wexford)

July 8
Final
Dublin 2-11 – 1-19 Offaly
S. McDermott (1-2), R. Boland (1-0), B. McMahon (0-3), M. J. Ryan (0-2), S. Dalton (0-1), J. Twomey (0-1), S. Boland (0-1), K. Hetherton (0-1). M. Corrigan (1-3), D. Pilkington (0-4), P. Cleary (0-3), D. Regan (0-3), D. Owens (0-2), M. Duignan (0-2), J. Kelly (0-1), B. Whelehan (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 20,383
Referee: J. Denton (Wexford)

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

May 13
Quarter-Final
Clare 1-5 – 2-16 Limerick
G. McInerney (1-0), C. Lyons (0-3), M. Nugent (0-1), J. O'Connor (0-1). G. Kirby (0-7), S. Fitzgibbon (1-3), T. Kenny (1-0), L. O'Connor (0-2), P. Davoren (0-1), C. Carey (0-1), D. Flynn (0-1), A. Carmody (0-1).
Cusack Park, Ennis
Attendance: 13,560
Referee: W. Barrett (Tipperary)

May 20
Quarter-Final
Kerry 3-7 – 3-16 Cork
C. Walsh (1-2), J. Hennessy (0-4), J. O'Sullivan (1-0), T. Maunsell (1-0), E. Murphy (0-1). K. Hennessy (2-2), B. O'Sullivan (1-2), M. Foley (0-2), P. Buckley (0-2), S. McCarthy (0-2), K. Kingston (0-2), M. Mullins (0-1), T. McCarthy (0-1), G. FitzGerald (0-1), K. McGuckin (0-1).
Austin Stack Park, Tralee
Referee: M. Quinn (Clare)

June 3
Semi-Final
Cork 4-15 – 1-8 Waterford
G. FitzGerald (2-3), K. Hennessy (2-3), T. O'Sullivan (0-3), M. Foley (0-2), B. O'Sullivan (0-1), S. McCarthy (0-1), J. Cashman (0-1), P. Buckley (0-1). D. Henley (1-0), K. Delahunty (0-3), N. Crowley (0-3), S. Aherne (0-1), L. O'Connor (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 15,970
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

June 10
Semi-Final
Limerick 1-17 – 2-20 Tipperary
G. Kirby (0-8), M. Galligan (1-0), S. Fitzgibbon (0-3), C. Carey (0-2), T. Kenny (0-2), D. Flynn (0-1), M. Reale (0-1). D. Ryan (1-4), N. English (0-7), D. Ryan (1-0), M. Cleary (0-3), J. Leahy (0-2), P. Fox (0-1), P. Delaney (0-1), D. Carr (0-1), J. Hayes (0-1).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 34,402
Referee: W. Horgan (Cork)

July 16
Final
Tipperary 2-14 – 4-16 Cork
M. Cleary (1-5), N. English (1-4), C. Stakelum (0-2), J. Leahy (0-2), D. Ryan (0-1). M. Foley (2-7), J. Fitzgibbon (2-0), T. O'Sullivan (0-5), C. Casey (0-1), G. FitzGerald (0-1), K. Hennessy (0-1), D. Quirke (0-1).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 49,782
Referee: J. Moore (Waterford)

Ulster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

July 8
Final
Antrim 4-11 – 2-11 Down
S. P. McKillop (1-2), O. McFetridge (0-5), N. Murray (1-0), C. Barr (1-0), J. Close (1-0), A. McGuile (0-1), P. McKillen (0-1), B. Donnelly (0-1), A. McCarry (0-1). P. Savage (2-0), M. Blaney (0-3), B. Coulter (0-2), J. McCarthy (0-2), N. Sands (0-2), M. Ballie (0-1), K. Coulter (0-1).
Casement Park, Belfast
Referee: P. Delaney (Laois)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

July 23
Quarter-Final
Galway 1-23 – 2-11 London
J. Cooney (0-9), M. McGrath (1-3), N. Lane (0-3), T. Monaghan (0-3), É. Ryan (0-2), A. Cunningham (0-1), G. Burke (0-1), T. Keady (0-1). M. Connolly (0-5), J. Murphy (1-0), P. O'Donoghue (1-0), A. Moylan (0-2), P. Lynch (0-1), D. McKenna (0-1), J. Quinn (0-1), W. Carroll (0-1).
Duggan Park, Ballinasloe
Referee: G. McGlory (Antrim)

August 5
Semi-Final
Cork 2-20 – 1-13 Antrim
J. Fitzgibbon (2-2), T. O'Sullivan (0-6), G. FitzGerald (0-5), T. Mulcahy (0-2), J. Cashman (0-1), K. McGuckin (0-1), P. Buckley (0-1), B. O'Sullivan (0-1), K. Hennessy (0-1). G. Barr (1-2), O. McFetridge (0-4), B. Donnelly (0-4), S. McKillop (0-1), B. Laverty (0-1), P. McKillen (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 40,786
Referee: P. Delaney (Laois)

August 5
Semi-Final
Galway 1-16 – 2-7 Offaly
J. Cooney (0-8), É. Ryan (1-1), M. McGrath (0-4), P. Malone (0-2), M. Coleman (0-1). P. Corrigan (1-0), D. Owens (1-0), M. Corrigan (0-3), A. Cahill (0-2), M. Duignan (0-1), D. Regan (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 40,786
Referee: T. Murray (Limerick)

2 September
15:30 UTC+1
Cork 5-15 – 2-21 Galway
J. Fitzgibbon (2-1), K. Hennessy (1-4), T. Mulcahy (1-2), M. Foley (1-1), T. McCarthy (0-3), T. O'Sullivan (0-2), G. FitzGerald (0-1), K. McGuckin (0-1). J. Cooney (1-7), N. Lane (0-4), M. Naughton (0-4), B. Lynskey (1-0), É. Ryan (0-2), T. Keady (0-1), M. McGrath (0-1), A. Cunningham (0-1), M. Coleman (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 63,954
Referee: J. Moore (Waterford)

Championship statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

  • First goal of the championship: Shane Fitzgibbon for Limerick against Clare (Munster quarter-final, 13 May 1990)
  • Widest winning margin: 16 points
  • Most goals in a match: 7
    • Wexford 2-23 : 5-4 Laois (Leinster quarter -final, 27 May 1990)
    • Cork 5-15 : 2-21 Galway (All-Ireland final, 2 September 1990)
  • Most points in a match: 37
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 5
    • Laois 5-4 : 2-23 Wexford (Leinster quarter -final, 27 May 1990)
    • Cork 5-15 : 2-21 Galway (All-Ireland final, 2 September 1990)
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 5
    • Laois 5-4 : 2-23 Wexford (Leinster quarter -final, 27 May 1990)
  • Most points scored by a losing team: 21
    • Galway 2-21 : 5-15 Cork (All-Ireland final, 2 September 1990)

Top scorers[edit]

Season[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 John Fitzgibbon Cork 7-9 30 5 6.00
2 Joe Cooney Galway 1-24 27 3 9.00
3 Kevin Hennessy Cork 5-11 26 5 5.20
4 Mark Foley Cork 3-12 21 5 4.20
5 Ger FitzGerald Cork 2-11 17 5 3.40
6 Tony O'Sullivan Cork 0-16 16 5 3.20
7 Gary Kirby Limerick 0-15 15 2 7.50
8 Nicky English Tipperary 1-11 14 2 7.00
John Holohan Wexford 0-14 14 2 7.00
10 Michael Cleary Tipperary 1-8 11 2 5.50

Single game[edit]

Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Mark Foley Cork 2-7 13 Tipperary
2 John Holohan Wexford 0-12 12 Laois
3 Joe Cooney Galway 1-7 10 Cork
4 Ger FitzGerald Cork 2-3 9 Waterford
Kevin Hennessy Cork 2-3 9 Waterford
Joe Cooney Galway 0-9 9 London
7 Kevin Hennessy Cork 2-2 8 Kerry
John Fitzgibbon Cork 2-2 8 Antrim
Michael Cleary Tipperary 1-5 8 Cork
Joe Cooney Galway 0-8 8 Offaly

Sources[edit]

  • Corry, Eoghan, The GAA Book of Lists (Hodder Headline Ireland, 2005).
  • Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).
  • Nolan, Pat, Flashbacks: A Half Century of Cork Hurling (The Collins Press, 2000).
  • Sweeney, Éamonn, Munster Hurling Legends (The O'Brien Press, 2002).

External links[edit]

See also[edit]