2011 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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2011 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 14 May - 4 September 2011
Teams 14
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Kilkenny (33rd win)
Captain Brian Hogan
Manager Brian Cody
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Tipperary
Captain Eoin Kelly
Manager Declan Ryan
Provincial Champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Kilkenny
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 25
Goals total 96 (3.84 per game)
Points total 872 (34.88 per game)
Top Scorer Paul Ryan (2-47)
All-Star Team See here
2010
2012

The 2011 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 123rd staging of the All-Ireland championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The draw for the 2011 fixtures took place on 7 October 2010.[1] The championship began on 14 May and ended on 4 September 2011. Tipperary were the defending champions.[2]

Kilkenny secured the title with a 2-17 to 1-16 defeat of Tipperary in the All-Ireland final. This was their 33rd All-Ireland title, their eighth in twelve championship seasons.[3]

Teams[edit]

A total of fourteen teams will contest the championship, including thirteen teams from the 2010 championship and one promoted team from the 2010 Christy Ring Cup.

Laois, Carlow and Wexford were the first teams to exit the 2010 championship; however, there was no relegation play-off. They would all contest the 2011 championship.

2010 Christy Ring Cup champions Westmeath secured direct promotion to the championship. The team made their top flight return after being relegated at the end of the 2006 championship.

Team summaries[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity
Antrim Belfast Casement Park 32,600
Carlow Carlow Dr. Cullen Park 21,000
Clare Ennis Cusack Park 28,000
Cork Cork Páirc Uí Chaoimh 43,500
Dublin Dublin Parnell Park 13,500
Galway Galway Pearse Stadium 34,000
Klkenny Kilkenny Nowlan Park 24,000
Laois Portlaoise O'Moore Park 27,000
Limerick Limerick Gaelic Grounds 49,500
Offaly Tullamore O'Connor Park 20,000
Tipperary Thurles Semple Stadium 53,500
Waterford Waterford Walsh Park 17,000
Westmeath Mullingar Cusack Park 15,000
Wexford Wexford Wexford Park 25,000

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Colours Sponsor Captain Vice-captain(s) Manager(s) Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial League
Antrim Saffron and white Creagh Concrete Eddie McCloskey Dinny Cahill
Carlow Red, green and yellow Stone Developments Paudie Kehoe Kevin Ryan
Clare Saffron and blue Pat O'Donnell Pat Vaughan[4] John Conlon Ger O'Loughlin 1997 1998 1978
Cork Red and white O2 Shane O'Neill[5] Eoin Cadogan Denis Walsh 2005 2006 1998
Dublin Navy and blue Vodafone John McCaffrey[6] Tomás Brady Anthony Daly 1938 1961 2011
Galway Maroon and white Supermacs Damien Joyce[7] Tony Óg Regan
Damien Hayes
John McIntyre 1988 2010
Kilkenny Black and amber Glanbia Brian Hogan[8] Brian Cody 2009 2010 2009
Laois Blue and white MW Hire Services Brian Campion[9] Brendan Fennelly 1915 1949
Limerick Green and white Sporting Limerick Gavin O'Mahony[10] Dónal O'Grady 1973 1996 1997
Offaly Green, white and gold Carroll Cuisine Shane Dooley[11] Joe Bergin Joe Dooley 1998 1995 1991
Tipperary Blue and gold Škoda Auto Eoin Kelly[12] Conor O'Mahony Declan Ryan 2010 2010 2008
Waterford White and blue 3 Stephen Molumphy Michael Walsh
John Mullane
Davy FitzGerald 1959 2010 2007
Westmeath Maroon and white Bennett Eoin Price Brian Hanley[13]
Wexford Purple and yellow Sports Savers Darren Stamp[14] Ciarán Kenny Colm Bonnar 1996 2004 1973

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position Incoming manager Date of appointment
Laois Niall Rigney Resignation 30 June 2010 Pre-championship Brendan Fennelly 27 September 2010
Limerick Justin McCarthy End of term 10 July 2010[15] Pre-championship Donal O'Grady 22 September 2010[16]
Tipperary Liam Sheedy Mutual agreement 7 October 2010[17] Pre-championship Declan Ryan 9 November 2010[18]
Westmeath Kevin Martin Sacked 10 April 2011 Pre-championship Brian Hanley 16 April 2011

The Championship[edit]

Format[edit]

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 2011 will be run on a provincial basis as usual. It will be a knockout tournament with pairings drawn at random in the respective provinces - there will be no seeds.

Each match will be played as a single leg. If a match is drawn there will be a replay. If that match ends in a draw a period of extra time will be played, however, if both sides are still level at the end of extra time another replay will take place.

Munster Championship

Quarter-final: (1 match) This will be a single match between the first two teams drawn from the province of Munster. The losing team enters the All-Ireland qualifiers 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. The two winning teams advance to the final while the two losing teams enter the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest this game. The winning team advances to the All-Ireland semi-final while the losing team advances to the All-Ireland quarter-final.

Leinster Championship

Preliminary Round: (2 matches) These will be two matches between four of the 'weaker' teams from the province. The two winning teams advance to the quarter-finals while the two losing teams enter the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Quarter-finals: (3 matches) The winners of the two preliminary round games join the other four Leinster teams to make up three quarter-final pairings. The three winning teams advance to the semi-finals while the three losing teams enter the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The three winners of the quarter-finals join Kilkenny (who will receive a bye to this stage) to make up the semi-final pairings. The two winning teams advance to the final while the two losing teams enter the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals contest this game. The winning team advances to the All-Ireland semi-final while the losing team advances to the All-Ireland quarter-final.

Fixtures[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Preliminary round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Leinster final
      
          Dublin 2-21  
          Offaly 1-20  
            Dublin 0-19  
 Carlow 1-14        Galway 2-7  
 Westmeath 4-10      Westmeath 2-14  
          Galway 4-17  
            Dublin 1-15
 Antrim 1-21        Kilkenny 4-17
 Laois 3-12      Antrim 1-11  
          Wexford 3-16  
            Wexford 1-15  
            Kilkenny 1-26  
                 
                 
      

14 May 2011
7:00pm
Preliminary round
Laois 3-12 - 1-21 Antrim
W Hyland 1-04 (0-4f), O Holohan, N Foyle 1-1 each, W Dunphy, M Whelan (0-2f) 0-2 each, J Walsh, S Bourke 0-1 each Report N McManus 0-10 (0-7f, 0-1 '65'), K Stewart, C McCann 0-4 each, S McCrory 1-0, M Armstrong, N McAuley (0-1f), C Herron 0-1 each
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: A Kelly (Galway)

22 May 2011
3:30pm
Preliminary round
Carlow 1-14 - 4-10 Westmeath
R Dunbar 0-9 (6f, 1 65), E Nolan 0-3, R Coady 1-0, E Byrne, P Coady 0-1 each. Report B Murtagh 0-7f, D McNicholas 2-0, B Smyth 1-2, A Mitchell 1-0f, J Shaw 0-1.
Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow
Referee: T Carroll (Offaly)

29 May 2011
2:00pm
Quarter-final
Dublin 2-21 - 1-20 Offaly
P Ryan (1-08, 1-00 pen, 0-08 frees), P Carton (1-00), A McCrabbe (0-03), D O'Callaghan (0-02), R O'Dwyer (0-02), C McCormack (0-02), S Durkan (0-01), C Keaney (0-01), D Plunkett (0-01), S Lambert (0-01). Report S Dooley (1-13, 0-11 frees), J Bergin (0-03), D Hayden (0-01), D Currams (0-01), C Mahon (0-01), C Egan (0-01).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 14,302
Referee: John Sexton

29 May 2011
3:30pm
Quarter-Final
Wexford 3-16 - 1-11 Antrim
R Jacob (1-5); S Banville (0-4); D Redmond (1-2); J Berry (1-1f); L Prendergast (0-1); PJ Nolan (0-1); H Kehoe (0-1); E Martin (0-1). Report N McManus (0-5, 0-1f); K Stewart (0-3); C MacCanna (1-0); P Shiels (0-2); D Hamill (0-1).
Wexford Park, Wexford
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: C. McAllister (Cork)

4 June 2011
7:00pm
Quarter-final
Westmeath 2-14 - 4-17 Galway
B Murtagh 0-5 (5f), P Greville 1-1, D McNicholas 1-0; D Carty 0-2, C Curley, B Smyth, E Price, A Mitchell ('65), P Dowdall, J Shaw 0-1 each. Report C Donnellan 3-1, A Callanan 1-1 (1f), D Hayes 0-4, J Canning (3f); D Burke (2f) 0-3 each, J Gantley 0-2, A Smith, B Daly, E Ryan 0-1 each.

11 June 2011
7:00pm
Semi-Final
Wexford 1-15 - 1-26 Kilkenny
J Berry (1-04 (1-3f), G Sinnott (0-04), P Roche (0-02, 1 '65), R Jacob (0-02), M Travers (0-01), W Doran (0-01), S Banville (0-01). Report H Shefflin (0-09, 6f, 2 '65)), R Hogan (1-01), R Power (0-04, 1f), M Rice (0-04), TJ Reid (0-03), M Fennelly (0-02), P Murphy (0-01), E Larkin (0-01), C Fennelly (0-01).
Wexford Park, Wexford
Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)

18 June 2011
7:00pm
Semi-Final
Dublin 0-19 - 2-7 Galway
P Ryan (0-13 11fs); C Keaney (0-3); D O'Callaghan (0-2); A McCrabbe (0-1). Report J Canning (1-3, 2fs); J Gantley (1-3); A Kerins (0-1).
O'Connor Park, Tullamore
Attendance: 11,618
Referee: M Wadding (Waterford)

3 July 2011
4:00pm
Final
Kilkenny 4-17 - 1-15 Dublin
H Shefflin (1-09, 0-07f), M Rice (1-02), E Larkin (1-02), C Fennelly (1-00), R Hogan (0-02), R Power (0-01), B Hogan (0-01). Report P Ryan (1-09, 1-09f), A McCrabbe (0-02), C McCormack (0-01), C Keaney (0-01), M O'Brien (0-01), D Plunkett (0-01).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 33,814
Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Munster final
      
          Limerick 3-14  
          Waterford 3-15  
            Waterford 0-19
             Tipperary 7-19
          Clare 1-19
 Tipperary 3-22      Tipperary 4-19    
 Cork 0-23  

29 May 2011
4:00pm
Quarter-final
Tipperary 3-22 - 0-23 Cork
E Kelly 1-07 (0-05f), L Corbett 1-02, S Callanan 0-05, N McGrath 0-04 (2 sls), B Dunne 1-00, J O'Brien 0-02, Patrick Maher & J Woodlock 0-01 each. Report P Horgan 0-13 (10f), N McCarthy & B O'Connor 0-03 each, J Gardiner, P Cronin, C McCarthy & P O'Sullivan 0-01 each.
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 31,231[19]
Referee: B. Gavin (Offaly)

12 June 2011
4:00pm
Semi-final
Limerick 3-14 - 3-15 Waterford
K Downes (2-01), W McNamara (1-00), N Moran (0-04), D O'Grady (0-03), R McCarthy (0-3, 3f), D Breen (0-01), G Mulcahy (0-01), B Geary (0-01, f). Report J Mullane (2-02), P Mahony (0-07, 4f), S Walsh (1-01), B O'Sullivan (0-02), M Shanahan (0-02), S O'Sullivan (0-01).
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 15,650
Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)

19 June 2011
4:00pm
Semi-final
Clare 1-19 - 4-19 Tipperary
C McGrath (1-06, 4f), J Conlon (0-03), C McInerney (0-02); D McMahon (0-02), J Clancy (0-02); J McInerney (0-01, f), N O'Connell (0-01), F Lynch (0-01), D Honan (0-01), Report S Callanan (1-05), E Kelly (1-03, 2f), L Corbett (1-00), Patrick Maher (1-00), N McGrath (0-03), Padraic Maher (0-02); G Ryan (0-02), S McGrath (0-02), P Bourke (0-02).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 16,700[20]
Referee: J Owens (Wexford)

10 July 2011
4:00pm
Final
Tipperary 7-19 - 0-19 Waterford
L Corbett 4-4, E Kelly 2-6 (0-3f), S Callanan 1-00, J O’Brien 0-03, N McGrath (0-1sl), P Bourke 0-2 each, G Ryan, S Bourke 0-1 each. Report P Mahony 0-13 (0-12f), T Browne, S O’Sullivan, J Mullane , S Walsh, S Molumphy, M Shanahan 0-1 each.
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Attendance: 36,654
Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)

All-Ireland qualifiers[edit]

Preliminary round Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 3 Quarter-finalists
 Laois 1-13  
 Cork 10-20      Offaly 2-16  
          Cork 2-17  
            Cork 1-14  
            Galway 2-23  
          Clare 0-20  
          Galway 4-25  
            Galway
            Limerick
          Limerick 1-21  
          Wexford 2-13  
            Limerick 3-22  
            Antrim 0-12  
          Carlow 1-12       
 Antrim 2-25      Antrim 0-23       
 Westmeath 1-19  

Preliminary round[edit]

18 June 2011
3:00pm
Preliminary round
Laois 1-13 - 10-20 Cork
W Hyland (1-4, 0-1 free); N Foyle (0-2); J Brophy (0-3); M Whelan (0-2 frees); N Costelloe (0-1); G Reddin (0-1). Report P Horgan (3-11, 6 frees); P O’Sullivan (3-1); J Coughlan (2-0); B Cooper (1-3); L O’Farrell (1-0); N McCarthy (0-3); B O’Connor (0-1); J Gardiner (0-1 free).
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)

18 June 2011
3:00pm
Preliminary round
Antrim 2-25 - 1-19 Westmeath
N McManus (0-10, 8f); C McCann (2-1), P Shiels (0-3), S McCrory (0-2), K Stewart (0-2), D Hamill (0-2), C Donnelly (0-1f), C Herron (0-1), C McFall (0-1f), B McFall (0-1), A Graffin (0-1). Report B Murtagh (0-10, 5f, 1SL), P Grenville (1-0), P Dowdall (0-3), D McNicholas (0-3), J Shaw (0-2), C Curley (0-1).
Casement Park, Belfast
Referee: T Carroll (Offaly)

Phase 1[edit]

25 June 2011
2:30pm
Phase 1
Cork 2-17 - 2-16 Offaly
P Horgan 0-10 (0-05f), L O'Farrell (1-00), C McCarthy (1-00), J O'Connor (0-02), B O'Connor (0-02), S O'Neill (0-01), P O'Sullivan (0-01), T Kenny (0-01). Report S Dooley (1-09, 0-07f, 1-00 '65'), D Currams (0-05), C Egan (1-00), J Bergin (0-01), C Mahon (0-01).
Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork
Attendance: 7,565
Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)

25 June 2011
4:00pm
Phase 1
Antrim 0-23 - 1-12 Carlow
N McManus 0-9 (0-7f), D Hamill 0-3, N McAuley, E McCloskey, K Stewart, P Shiels 0-2 each, K Molloy, C McCann, T McCann 0-1 each. Report R Dunbar 0-5, (0-4f), P Kehoe, 1-2, S Kavanagh 0-2 '65', C Doyle, D Roberts, M Brennan 0-1 each.
Casement Park, Belfast
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)

Phase 2[edit]

2 July 2011
5:00pm
Phase 2
Limerick 1-21 - 2-13 Wexford
D Hannon 0-09 (0-04f, 0-01sl), G Mulcahy 1-04, N Moran 0-03, D O'Grady 0-02, J Ryan, K Downes, M O'Riordan, T O'Brien 0-01 each. Report R Jacob, E Quigley (0-01f) 1-02 each, G Sinnott 0-03, PJ Nolan 0-02, K Rossiter, H Kehoe, E Martin, D Reynolds 0-01 each.
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: M Wadding (Waterford)

2 July 2011
7:00pm
Phase 2
Galway 4-25 - 0-20 Clare
J Canning (1-09, 3f, 1 '65, 1 s/l), D Hayes (2-04), G Farragher (1-04), A Kerins (1-02), J Gantley (0-02), D Burke (0-01), A Smith (0-01), I Tannian (0-01), J Regan (0-1). Report N O'Connell (0-06, 5f, 1 '65), C McGrath (0-05, 3f), C Morey (0-03), J Conlon (0-02), J Clancy (0-01), F Lynch (0-01), C McInerney (0-01), L Markham (0-01).
Pearse Stadium, Galway
Attendance: 13,011
Referee: D Kirwan (Cork)

Phase 3[edit]

9 July 2011
Phase 3
Cork 1-14 - 2-23 Galway
P O'Sullivan (1-03), P Horgan (0-04, 0-02 frees), C McCarthy (0-03), N McCarthy (0-02), B Cooper (0-01), C Lehane (0-01). Report J Canning (0-10, 0-04 frees, 0-01 '65), D Hayes (1-03), G Farragher (0-04), C Donnellan (1-00), D Burke (0-02), A Smith (0-02), J Gantley (0-01), I Tannian (0-01).
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Attendance: 18,900
Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)

9 July 2011
Phase 3
Antrim 0-12 - 3-22 Limerick
N McManus 0-8 (5f), E McCloskey 0-2, C McCann, D Hamill both 0-1. Report D Hannon 0-8 (5f), N Moran 1-1, R McCarthy both 1-1, D Breen 1-0 S Tobin 0-3, M O'Riordan, J Ryan both 0-2, T Condon, G O'Mahony, D O'Grady, K Downes, B Geary ('65) all 0-1.
Parnell Park, Dublin
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: J Owens (Wexford)

All-Ireland series[edit]

Quarter-final Semi-finals All-Ireland final
 Dublin 3-13  
 Limerick 0-18      Dublin 0-18  
          Tipperary 1-19  
            Tipperary 1-16
            Kilkenny 2-17
          Kilkenny 2-19
 Galway 2-13      Waterford 1-16    
 Waterford 2-23  

Quarter-finals[edit]

24 July 2011
2:00pm
Quarter-final
Dublin 3-13 - 0-18 Limerick
R O’Dwyer 3-2; P Ryan 0-8 (6f); L Rushe, D Callaghan S Ryan 0-1 each. Report D Hannon 0-11 (4f, 1 65); K Downes, B Geary, G O’Mahony (2f) 0-2 each; D O’Grady 0-1.
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 33,535
Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)

24 July 2011
4:00pm
Quarter-final
Waterford 2-23 - 2-13 Galway
S Walsh 1-4, P Mahony 0-7 (0-7f), T Ryan 1-0, K Moran, S Molumphy, J Mullane 0-3 each, E Kelly, S O’Sullivan, S Prendergast 0-1 each. Report J Canning 1-6 (1-0 pen, 0-2f, 0-1 ‘65’), A Harte 1-0, G Farragher 0-2, A Smith, J Regan, I Tannian, B Daly, T Óg Regan (0-1 ‘65’) 0-1 each.
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 33,535
Referee: C McAllister (Cork)

Semi-finals[edit]

7 August 2011
3:30pm
Semi-final
Kilkenny 2-19 - 1-16 Waterford
H Shefflin (0-7, 4F), R Hogan (2-0), M Fennelly (0-3), E Larkin (0-2), C Fennelly (0-2), B Hogan (0-1), M Rice (0-1), TJ Reid (0-1), P Hogan (0-1), E Brennan (0-1). Report J Mullane (1-6), E Kelly (0-3, 2f), M Shanahan (0-2, 1F), P Mahoney (0-2, 2f), S Prendergast (0-1), S Molumphy (0-1), R Foley (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 31,634
Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)

14 August 2011
3:30pm
Semi-final
Tipperary 1-19 - 0-18 Dublin
L Corbett (1-3), E Kelly (0-6, 2f, 3 '65), N McGrath (0-3, 1 s/l), Padraic Maher (0-2), G Ryan (0-2), P Bourke (0-1, S McGrath (0-1), S Callanan (0-1). Report P Ryan (0-9, 6f, 1 '65), P Kelly (0-1), J Boland (0-1), A McCrabbe (0-1), R O'Dwyer (0-1), L Rushe (0-1), D O'Callaghan (0-1), L Ryan (0-1), M O'Brien (0-1), S Ryan (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 43,562
Referee: C McAllister (Cork)

Final[edit]

4 September 2011
3:30pm
Final
Kilkenny 2-17 - 1-16 Tipperary
H Shefflin (0-7, 5f), R Hogan (1-1), M Fennelly (1-0), R Power (0-2), C Fennelly (0-2), E Larkin (0-2), M Rice (0-1), E Brennan (0-1), TJ Reid (0-1). Report E Kelly (0-8, 7f, 1 '65), P Bourke (1-0), N McGrath (0-3, 1 s/l), G Ryan (0-2), C O'Mahony (0-1), J O'Brien (0-1), B Dunne (0-1).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)

Statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

  • First goal of the championship: Simon McCrory for Antrim against Laois (Leinster preliminary round, 14 May 2011)
  • Fastest goal of the season: 20 secondsPaudie O'Sullivan for Cork against Galway (All-Ireland qualifiers phase 3, 9 July 2011)
  • Widest winning margin: 34 points
    • Cork 10-20 : Laois 1-13 (All-Ireland qualifiers preliminary round, 18 June 2011)
  • Most goals in a match: 11
    • Cork 10-20 : Laois 1-13 (All-Ireland qualifiers preliminary round, 18 June 2011)
  • Most points in a match: 45
    • Tipperary 3-22 : Cork 0-23 (Munster quarter-final, 29 May 2011)
    • Galway 4-25 : Clare 0-20 (All-Ireland qualifiers phase 2, 2 July 2011)
  • Most goals by one team in a match: 10
    • Cork 10-20 : Laois 1-13 (All-Ireland qualifiers preliminary round, 18 June 2011)
  • Most goals scored by a losing team: 3
    • Waterford 3-15 : Limerick 3-14 (Munster semi-final, 12 June 2011)
    • Antrim 1-21 : Laois 3-12 (Leinster quarter-final, 14 May 2011)
  • Most points scored by a losing team: 23
    • Tipperary 3-22 : Cork 0-23 (Munster quarter-final, 29 May 2011)

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Paul Ryan Dublin 2-47 53 5 10.60
2 Patrick Horgan Cork 3-38 47 4 11.75
3 Eoin Kelly Tipperary 4-30 42 5 8.40
Neil McManus Antrim 0-42 42 5 8.40
5 Joe Canning Galway 3-31 40 5 7.40
6 Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 1-32 35 4 8.75
7 Lar Corbett Tipperary 7-9 30 4 7.50
8 Shane Dooley Offaly 2-22 28 2 14.00
Declan Hannon Limerick 0-28 28 3 9.33
10 Pauric Mahony Waterford 0-27 27 3 9.00
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Patrick Horgan Cork 3-11 20 Laois
2 Lar Corbett Tipperary 4-4 16 Waterford
Shane Dooley Offaly 1-13 16 Dublin
4 Pauric Mahony Waterford 0-13 13 Tipperary
Paul Ryan Dublin 0-13 13 Galway
Patrick Horgan Cork 0-13 13 Tipperary
7 Eoin Kelly Tipperary 2-6 12 Waterford
Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 1-9 12 Dublin
Joe Canning Galway 1-9 12 Clare
Paul Ryan Dublin 1-9 12 Kilkenny
Shane Dooley Offaly 1-9 12 Cork
12 Ryan O'Dwyer Dublin 3-2 11 Limerick
Paul Ryan Dublin 1-8 11 Offaly
Declan Hannon Limerick 0-11 11 Dublin
15 Paudie O'Sullivan Galway 3-1 10 Laois
Cyril Donnellan Galway 3-1 10 Westmeath
Damien Hayes Galway 2-4 10 Clare
Eoin Kelly Tipperary 1-7 10 Cork
Brendan Murtagh Westmeath 0-10 10 Antrim
Neil McManus Antrim 0-10 10 Westmeath
Neil McManus Antrim 0-10 10 Laois
Patrick Horgan Cork 0-10 10 Offaly
Joe Canning Galway 0-10 10 Cork

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Donnellan, CyrilCyril Donnellan Galway Westmeath 4-17 : 2-14 4 June 2011
Horgan, PatrickPatrick Horgan Cork Laois 10-20 : 1-13 18 June 2011
O'Sullivan, PaudiePaudie O'Sullivan Cork Laois 10-20 : 1-13 18 June 2011
O'Dwyer, RyanRyan O'Dwyer Dublin Limerick 3-13 : 0-18 24 July 2011

Four goals in a game[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Corbett, LarLar Corbett Tipperary Waterford 7-19 : 0-19 11 July 2011

Discipline[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Antrim's defeat of Laois in the preliminary round of the Leinster championship is the team's first ever victory in the provincial series of games.[21]
  • The Munster quarter-final meeting of Cork and Tipperary sets a new record as the eighth consecutive year that the sides have met in championship hurling. Previous consecutive meetings stretched from 1949 (draw and replay) to 1954 - a total of seven games in six years. Earlier, eight games were played in the seven-year period 1907 to 1913, however, two of those games were played in the calendar year of 1908.
  • The Leinster semi-final meeting between Wexford and Kilkenny at Wexford Park is the first championship meeting between the two sides at that venue since the 1944 Leinster semi-final.
  • The All-Ireland qualifiers preliminary round meeting between Antrim and Westmeath is the first ever championship meeting between the two sides.
  • The All-Ireland qualifiers preliminary round meeting between Laois and Cork is the first championship meeting between the two sides since the 1915 All-Ireland final. Laois are the only team that Cork have played but never beaten in the championship.
  • Cork's total of 10-20 against Laois in the preliminary round of the qualifiers is the first time that a side has scored ten goals in the championship since Offaly defeated Westmeath by 10-9 to 2-6 in the 1966 Leinster first round.
  • The Leinster semi-final meeting of Galway and Dublin is not only both sides first meeting in the provincial championship but is also the first meeting of the two sides since the 1941 All-Ireland semi-final.[22]
  • Dublin preserve their 100% championship record over Galway with a victory in the Leinster semi-final. Previous victories came in the 1924 All-Ireland final and the 1941 All-Ireland semi-final
  • Lar Corbett becomes Tipperary's all-time leading championship goalscorer when he scores his 21st goal against Clare in the Munster semi-final.[23]
  • For the first time in history Dublin qualify for the provincial minor, under-21 and senior finals in the same year.
  • Kilkenny's defeat of Dublin in the Leinster final is their seventh consecutive provincial title and sets a new record. Kilkenny also held the previous record of six-in-a-row between 1998 and 2003.
  • Henry Shefflin's goal in the Leinster final made him the only player in history to score a goal in thirteen consecutive championship seasons.
  • Tipperary's 7-19 to 0-19 defeat of Waterford is the biggest margin of victory in a Munster final since Cork beat Waterford by 5-31 to 3-6 in the 1982 provincial decider. The 21-point winning margin is joint ninth in the top ten biggest Munster final victories.[24]
  • The last time a team scored seven or more goals in a Munster final was in 1936 when Limerick defeated Tipperary by 8-5 to 4-6. Mick Mackey scored 5-3 of their total.
  • Brendan Cummins equalled Christy Ring's all-time championship appearances record, joining Ring on 65 appearances for Tipperary in the Munster Final.[25]
  • Tony Browne of Waterford becomes the fourth player to achieve at least 60 championship appearances with his appearance against Galway in the All-Ireland quarter-final.
  • Dublin's defeat of Limerick in the All-Ireland quarter-final is their first ever championship victory over the Munster team. As a result of this, Dublin reach the All-Ireland semi-final for the first time since 1948.
  • Waterford preserve their 100% championship record over Galway with a victory in the All-Ireland quarter-final. They have now beaten the westerners on ten occasions on the championship.
  • The All-Ireland semi-final between Kilkenny and Waterford is delayed by fifteen minutes due to the playing of extra time in the All-Ireland minor semi-final between Clare and Galway.
  • Kilkenny become the first team ever to reach six consecutive All-Ireland finals.
  • Tipperary's Brendan Cummins lines out for the 65th time in championship hurling to becomes the most "capped" player of all-time in the All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin. After equalling Christy Ring's long-held record in the Munster final he betters it in this game.[26]
  • The All-Ireland final between Kilkenny and Tipperary is the third year in-a-row that the sides meet in the championship decider. This is the first time that this has happened since 1903, when Cork and London met in the All-Ireland final for the third consecutive year.[27]
  • As a result of Kilkenny's All-Ireland final defeat of Tipperary, Henry Shefflin and Eddie Brennan join Christy Ring and John Doyle as holders of a record eight All-Ireland medals.

Player facts[edit]

Debutantes

The following players made their début in the 2011 championship:

Player Team Date Opposition Game
Michael Armstrong Antrim May 14 Laois Leinster preliminary round
James Black Antrim May 14 Laois Leinster preliminary round
Conor McCann Antrim May 14 Laois Leinster preliminary round
Chris McGuinness Antrim May 14 Laois Leinster preliminary round
Kevin Molloy Antrim May 14 Laois Leinster preliminary round
Seán Burke Laois May 14 Antrim Leinster preliminary round
Noel Costelloe Laois May 14 Antrim Leinster preliminary round
Willie Dunphy Laois May 14 Antrim Leinster preliminary round
Brian Galvin Laois May 14 Antrim Leinster preliminary round
Paul Coady Carlow May 22 Westmeath Leinster preliminary round
Dwaine Kavanagh Carlow May 22 Westmeath Leinster preliminary round
Jack Kavanagh Carlow May 22 Westmeath Leinster preliminary round
Kevin Kehoe Carlow May 22 Westmeath Leinster preliminary round
Nicky Roberts Carlow May 22 Westmeath Leinster preliminary round
Niall Dowdall Westmeath May 22 Carlow Leinster preliminary round
Christopher Flanagan Westmeath May 22 Carlow Leinster preliminary round
John Gilligan Westmeath May 22 Carlow Leinster preliminary round
Alan McGrath Westmeath May 22 Carlow Leinster preliminary round
Cathal Scally Westmeath May 22 Carlow Leinster preliminary round
Mattie Donnelly Antrim May 29 Wexford Leinster quarter-final
Seán Hawes Antrim May 29 Wexford Leinster quarter-final
Kevin McKeague Antrim May 29 Wexford Leinster quarter-final
Stephen McDonnell Cork May 29 Tipperary Munster quarter-final
James Nagle Cork May 29 Tipperary Munster quarter-final
Daire Plunkett Dublin May 29 Offaly Leinster quarter-final
Colin Egan Offaly May 29 Dublin Leinster quarter-final
James Mulrooney Offaly May 29 Dublin Leinster quarter-final
Éanna Murphy Offaly May 29 Dublin Leinster quarter-final
John O'Keeffe Tipperary May 29 Cork Munster quarter-final
Niall Breen Wexford May 29 Antrim Leinster quarter-final
Brian Doyle Wexford May 29 Antrim Leinster quarter-final
Matthew O'Hanlon Wexford May 29 Antrim Leinster quarter-final
Johnny Coen Galway June 4 Westmeath Leinster quarter-final
Barry Daly Galway June 4 Westmeath Leinster quarter-final
Colin Fennelly Kilkenny June 11 Wexford Leinster semi-final
David Herity Kilkenny June 11 Wexford Leinster semi-final
Paddy Hogan Kilkenny June 11 Wexford Leinster semi-final
Paul Murphy Kilkenny June 11 Wexford Leinster semi-final
Garrett Sinnott Wexford June 11 Kilkenny Leinster semi-final
Kevin Downes Limerick June 12 Waterford Munster semi-final
Richie McCarthy Limerick June 12 Waterford Munster semi-final
Seán Tobin Limerick June 12 Waterford Munster semi-final
Darragh Fives Waterford June 12 Limerick Munster semi-final
Wayne Hutchinson Waterford June 12 Limerick Munster semi-final
Pauric Mahony Waterford June 12 Limerick Munster semi-final
Brian O'Sullivan Waterford June 12 Limerick Munster semi-final
David O'Sullivan Waterford June 12 Limerick Munster semi-final
Bill Cooper Cork June 18 Laois All-Ireland qualifiers preliminary round
Jamie Coughlan Cork June 18 Laois All-Ireland qualifiers preliminary round
Ger Reddin Laois June 18 Cork All-Ireland qualifiers preliminary round
Kieran Martin Westmeath June 18 Antrim All-Ireland qualifiers preliminary round
Conor McGrath Clare June 19 Tipperary Munster semi-final
Cathal McInerney Clare June 19 Tipperary Munster semi-final
Patrick O'Connor Clare June 19 Tipperary Munster semi-final
John Coghlan Tipperary June 19 Clare Munster semi-final
Stephen Lillis Tipperary June 19 Clare Munster semi-final
Brian Doyle Carlow June 25 Westmeath All-Ireland qualifiers phase 1
John Doyle Carlow June 25 Westmeath All-Ireland qualifiers phase 1
Thomas Carroll Offaly June 25 Cork All-Ireland qualifiers phase 1
Declan Hannon Limerick July 2 Wexford All-Ireland qualifiers phase 2
Liam Markham Clare July 2 Galway All-Ireland qualifiers phase 2
James Regan Galway July 2 Clare All-Ireland qualifiers phase 2
Matthew Ruth Kilkenny July 3 Dublin Leinster final
Paul Schutte Dublin July 3 Kilkenny Leinster final
Conor Lehane Cork July 9 Galway All-Ireland qualifiers phase 3
Jerome Maher Waterford July 10 Tipperary Munster Final
Retirees

The following players played their last game in the 2011 championship:

Player Team Last Game Date Opposition Début
Ronan Curran[28] Cork All-Ireland qualifiers phase 3 July 9 Galway 2003
Benny Dunne[29] Tipperary All-Ireland final September 4 Kilkenny 2002
James "Cha" Fitzpatrick[30] Kilkenny Leinster final July 3 Dublin 2004
Clinton Hennessy[31] Waterford All-Ireland semi-final August 7 Kilkenny 2005
Ciarán Herron[32] Antrim All-Ireland qualifiers phase 3 July 9 Limerick 2000
Karl McKeegan[33] Antrim Leinster preliminary round May 14 Laois 2002
Jerry O'Connor[34] Cork All-Ireland qualifiers phase 3 July 9 Galway 2000
Damien Reale[35] Limerick All Ireland Quarter Final July 24 Dublin 2001
Donie Ryan[36] Limerick All Ireland Quarter Final July 24 Dublin 2000

Media coverage[edit]

The 2011 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was covered extensively in Ireland by RTÉ Television, RTÉ Radio and RTÉ.ie, with coverage of 31 live games across both the All-Ireland Football and Hurling Championships, with Michael Lyster presenting the live coverage. The Sunday Game presented by Des Cahill covered extended highlights and analysis of the day's games on a Sunday night. Live games, on demand re-runs and match highlights were also carried on the RTÉ website.[37] TV3 also broadcast a selection of All-Ireland Senior Football Championship and All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship matches, as well as a weekly preview show called The GAA Show which aired on a Friday evening during the championship.[38]

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