2012 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

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2012 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Championship details
Dates 19 May – 30 September 2012
Teams 14
All-Ireland Champions
Winning team Kilkenny (34th win)
Captain Eoin Larkin
Manager Brian Cody
All-Ireland Finalists
Losing team Galway
Captain Fergal Moore
Manager Anthony Cunningham
Provincial Champions
Munster Tipperary
Leinster Galway
Ulster Not Played
Connacht Not Played
Championship statistics
No. matches played 26
Goals total 96 (3.69 per game)
Points total 894 (34.38 per game)
Top Scorer Henry Shefflin (3–56)
All-Star Team See here
2011
2013

The 2012 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 125th staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The draw for the 2012 fixtures took place on 6 October 2011. The championship began on 19 May 2012 and ended on 30 September 2012.

Kilkenny were the defending champions[1] and successfully retained their title following a 3–22 to 3–11 victory over Galway in a replay of the final.[2][3]

Teams[edit]

A total of fourteen teams contested the championship, including all of the teams from the 2011 championship. There were no new teams entering the championship.

Laois and Westmeath were the first teams to exit the 2011 championship, however, there was no relegation play-off. Both teams contested the 2012 championship.

Kerry, the winners of the 2011 Christy Ring Cup, declined their automatic right to promotion to the championship.[4] They instead contested the Christy Ring Cup once again.

Team summaries[edit]

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity
Antrim Belfast Casement Park 32,500
Carlow Carlow Dr. Cullen Park 21,000
Clare Ennis Cusack Park 14,864
Cork Cork Páirc Uí Chaoimh 43,550
Dublin Dublin Parnell Park 13,500
Galway Galway Pearse Stadium 26,197
Kilkenny Kilkenny Nowlan Park 24,000
Laois Portlaoise O'Moore Park 27,000
Limerick Limerick Gaelic Grounds 49,866
Offaly Tullamore O'Connor Park 20,000
Tipperary Thurles Semple Stadium 53,500
Waterford Waterford Walsh Park 17,000
Westmeath Mullingar Cusack Park 11,000
Wexford Wexford Wexford Park 20,000

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 Damien Quinn[5] Michael Herron Jerry Wallis
Carlow Red, green and yellow Dan Morrissey Ltd. Shane Kavanagh
Edward Coady
Kevin Ryan
Clare Saffron and blue Pat O'Donnell Pat Donnellan[6] Nicky O'Connell
Fergal Lynch
Davy Fitzgerald 1997 1998 1978
Cork Red and white O2 Donal Óg Cusack[7] Patrick Horgan Jimmy Barry-Murphy 2005 2006 1998
Dublin Navy and blue Vodafone John McCaffrey[8] Anthony Daly 1938 1961 2011
Galway Maroon and white Supermac's Fergal Moore[9] Anthony Cunningham 1988 2010
Kilkenny Black and amber Glanbia Eoin Larkin[10] Brian Cody 2011 2011 2012
Laois Blue and white MW Hire Services Willie Hyland Teddy McCarthy 1915 1949
Limerick Green and white Sporting Limerick David Breen John Allen 1973 1996 1997
Offaly Green, white and gold Carroll Cuisine David Kenny[11] Ollie Baker 1998 1995 1991
Tipperary Blue and gold Škoda Auto Paul Curran[12] Pádraic Maher Declan Ryan 2010 2011 2008
Waterford White and blue 3 Michael Walsh[13] Michael Ryan 1959 2010 2007
Westmeath Maroon and white Annabrook Hotel Paddy Dowdall Philip Gilsenan Brian Hanley
Wexford Purple and yellow Sports Savers Keith Rossiter Liam Dunne 1996 2004 1973

The Championship[edit]

Format[edit]

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 2012 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.

Leinster Championship

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

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

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

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

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 will enter the All-Ireland qualifiers while the winners will advance to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The winner of the lone quarter-final will join the other three Munster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. The two winning teams will advance to the final while the two losing teams will enter the All-Ireland qualifiers.

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

All-Ireland Qualifiers

Preliminary round: (2 matches) These will be two matches between the first four teams drawn from the six teams who lose their provincial preliminary round games and provincial quarter-final games. The two winning teams will advance to phase 1 of the All-Ireland qualifiers while the two losing teams will be eliminated from the championship.

Phase 1: (2 matches) The two winners of the preliminary qualifiers will join the two remaining provincial first round and provincial quarter-final losers to make up the phase 1 pairings. The two winning teams will advance to phase 3 while the two losing teams will be eliminated from the championship.

Phase 2: (2 matches) These will be two matches between the four teams who lose their provincial semi-final games. The two winning teams will advance to phase 3 of the All-Ireland qualifiers while the two losing teams will be eliminated from the championship.

Phase 3: (2 matches) These will be two matches between the two phase 1 winners and the two phase 2 winners. The two winning teams will advance to the All-Ireland quarter-finals while the two losing teams will be eliminated from the championship.

All-Ireland Championship

Quarter-finals: (2 matches) These will bet two lone matches between the defeated provincial finalists and the two winning teams from phase 3 of the qualifiers. The two winning teams will advance to the All-Ireland semi-finals while the two losing teams will be eliminated from the championship.

Semi-finals: (2 matches) The two quarter-final winning teams will join the two provincial winning teams to make up the semi-final pairings. The two winning teams will advance to the All-Ireland final while the two losing teams will be eliminated from the championship.

Final: (1 match) The winners of the two semi-finals will contest this game. The winning team will be declared All-Ireland champions.

Fixtures[edit]

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Preliminary round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Leinster final
      
          Offaly 2–12  
          Wexford 1–13  
            Offaly 3–15  
 Westmeath 0–14        Galway 5–23  
 Antrim 0–12      Galway 5–19  
          Westmeath 4–12  
            Galway 2–21
 Laois 0–20        Kilkenny 2–11
 Carlow 0–13      Dublin 3–23  
          Laois 1–7  
            Kilkenny 2–21  
            Dublin 0–9  
                 
                 
      
19 May
Preliminary round
Westmeath 0–14 – 0–12 Antrim
N O'Brien 0–8 (6f), B Murtagh (1f), F Boyle 0–2 each, A Clarke, J Shaw 0–1 each. Report L Watson 0–4, S McNaughton (1f), N McManus (2f) 0–3 each, B McAuley, C McCann 0–1 each.
Cusack Park, Mullingar
Referee: A Stapleton (Laois)

19 May
Preliminary round
Carlow 0–13 – 0–20 Laois
M Kavanagh 0–7 (fs), A Gaule, S Kavanagh (f, '65') 0–2 each, J Kavanagh, D Roberts 0–1 each. Report W Hyland 0–13 (6f), S Maher 0–3, E Reilly 0–2 (f), B Dunne, J Walsh 0–1 each.
Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow
Referee: A Kelly (Galway)

2 June
Quarter-Final
Dublin 3–23 – 1–7 Laois
P Ryan 0–9 (2 '65, 3f), L Rushe 2–2, D Treacy 1–2, C Keaney, C McCormack, S Durkin 0–2 each, J McCaffrey, D O'Callaghan, D Sutcliffe, J Boland 0–1 each. Report N Foyle 1–0, W Hyland 0–3 (2f, 1 s-l), M Whelan 0–2 (1 '65) C Murray, W Dunphy 0–1 each.
O'Connor Park, Tullamore
Referee: J Owens (Wexford)

2 June
Quarter-final
Offaly 2–12 – 1–13 Wexford
S Dooley 1–8 (0–7 fs); B Carroll 0–2, J Bergin 1–1, B Murphy 0–1. Report J Guiney 1–3 (1–3 fs); P Morris, R Jacob 0–3; D Lyng 0–2 (0–1 lineball); PJ Nolan, G Sinnott 0–1.
O'Connor Park, Tullamore
Attendance: 7,315
Referee: J Sexton (Cork)

3 June
Quarter-final
Westmeath 4–12 – 5–19 Galway
N O’Brien 2–7 (7fs), B Murtagh 1–1 (1-0f). P Dowdall 1–0, P Greville, J Shaw, E Price, D Fennell, 0–1 each. Report N Burke 0–8 (6fs, 2 65s), D Burke 2–1, J Regan 1–2, A Smith, C Donnellan 1–1 each, C Cooney, D Hayes, I Tannian 0–2 each.
Cusack Park, Mullingar
Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)

17 June
Semi-Final
Offaly 3–15 – 5–23 Galway
S Dooley 2–7(1-3fs, 0–2 65s); D Molloy 1–1; C Mahon, J Bergin C Egan 0–2 each; D Morkan 0–1 Report J Canning 0–11(5fs, 4 65s); C Cooney 2–0; D Hayes 1–3; D Burke 1–1; C Donnellan 0–3; D Glennon 1–0; I Tannian 0–2; N Burke, J Regan, T Haran 0–1 each
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: C McAllister (Cork)

23 June
Semi-Final
Kilkenny 2–21 – 0–9 Dublin
H Shefflin 0–10 (9fs, 1 65), R Power 1–3, TJ Reid 1–2, P Hogan, R Hogan, E Larkin 0–2 each. Report P Ryan 0–4 (3fs), D Sutcliffe, R O’Dwyer, D Treacy, D O’Callaghan, A McCrabbe (f), 0–1 each.
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise
Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)

8 July
Final
Galway 2–21 – 2–11 Kilkenny
J Canning 1–10 (7fs), C Donnellan 0–6, D Burke 1–2, N Burke, D Collins, D Hayes 0–1 each Report H Shefflin 1–8 (7fs), R Hogan 1–0, R Power 0–2, M Rice 0–1
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: J McGrath Westmeath

Munster Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Quarter-final Semi-finals Munster final
      
          Clare 1–18  
          Waterford 2–17  
            Waterford 0–16
            Tipperary 2–17
          Cork 0–24
 Limerick 1–19      Tipperary 1–22    
 Tipperary 2–20  
27 May
Quarter-final
Tipperary 2–20 – 1–19 Limerick
P Bourke 1–8 (0-5f, 0–1 65), B O’Meara 1–2, N McGrath 0–3, E Kelly 0-1f, T Stapleton 0–1, J O’Brien 0–1, S Bourke 0–1, S Callinan 0–1, S McGrath 0–1, C O’Brien 0–1. Report S Dowling 0–8 (4f), G Mulcahy 1–2, S Tobin 0–3, K Downes 0–2, C Allis 0–2, D Breen 0–1, D Hannon 0–1.
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Attendance: 22,068
Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)

17 June
Semi-final
Clare 1–18 – 2–17 Waterford
J Conlon 1–2, N O’Connell 0–5 (4f), C McGrath 0–4, C Ryan 0-3f, J Clancy 0–3, P Kelly 0-1f. Report M Shanahan 0–7 (5f), S Walsh 1–2, E Kelly 1–0 pen, J Mullane 0–3, P Mahony, S Molumphy, S Prendergast, G O’Brien & M O’Neill 0–1 each.
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)

24 June
Semi-final
Cork 0–24 – 1–22 Tipperary
P Horgan 0–11 (8f); P O’Sullivan 0–3; J Coughlan 0–3; C Lehane 0–2; P Cronin, C Naughton, D Kearney, C McCarthy, D Sweetnam, 0–1 each. Report P Bourke 0–12 (7f, 2 65s); N McGrath 1–4; B O’Meara 0–2; B Maher 0–2; Padraic Maher, G Ryan, 0–1 each.
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)

15 July
Final
Waterford 0–16 – 2–17 Tipperary
M Shanahan 0-08 (0-05f, 0-01 ‘65’), J Mullane 0-03, S Walsh 0-02, P Mahony, S Molumphy, E Kelly (0-01f) 0-01 each. Report J O’Brien 1-03, S Bourke 1-01, N McGrath, E Kelly (0-02f) 0-03 each, B O’Meara, P Bourke (0-02f) 0-02 each, Padraic Maher, S McGrath, M Cahill 0-01 each.
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Referee: C McAllister (Cork)

All-Ireland qualifiers[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

23 June 2012
Preliminary round
Wexford 3–22 – 2–9 Westmeath
D Lyng 0–15 (10fs), D O’Keefe 1–2, G Sinnott 1–1, R Jacob 1–0, D Redmond 0–2, PJ Nolan, H Kehoe 0–1 each. Report N O’Brien 0–5 (4fs), B Murtagh 1-1fs, C Boyle 1–0, F Boyle, J Shaw, R Greville 0–1 each.
Wexford Park, Wexford
Referee: C Lyons (Limerick)

23 June 2012
Preliminary round
Limerick 6–21 – 1–11 Laois
S Dowling 1–8 (0-5f, 0–1 '65'), N Moran 3–1, D Breen, T Quaid 1–1 each, G Mulcahy, D Hannon 0–3 each, S Tobin, J Ryan, P O'Brien, T O'Brien 0–1 each Report W Hyland 1–10 (0-7f, 0–1 '65'); S Maher 0–1
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: M Wadding (Waterford)

Phase 1[edit]

30 June 2012
Phase 1
Limerick 8–26 – 1–15 Antrim
S Dowling 3–9 (0-5f, 0–1 '65') G Mulcahy 2–4, N Moran 2–0, S Tobin 1–3, D Hannon 0–6, S O'Brien 0–2, T O'Brien, R McCarthy 0–1 each. Report L Watson 0–7 (0-5f 0-1pen), N McManus 1–1, S McNaughton 0–3, B McAuley 0–2, N McAuley, E McCloskey 0–1 each.
Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)

30 June 2012
Phase 1
Wexford 4–12 – 0–14 Carlow
R Jacob 2–3, D Lyng 0–5 (0-4f), J Guiney, G Moore 1–0, D Redmond, H Kehoe, R Kehoe, G Sinnott 0–1 each. Report M Kavanagh 0–8 (0-7f, 0–1 '65'), A Gaule 0–2, M Brennan, R Coady (f), D English, A McDonald 0–1.
Wexford Park, Wexford
Referee: A Stapleton (Laois)

Phase 2[edit]

7 July 2012
Phase 2
Clare 1–16 – 0–16 Dublin
T Kelly 1-02 (1-0f), C McGrath 0-05 (4f), J Conlon 0-04, S Collins 0-02, S Morey, J Clancy, D Honan 0-01 each. Report P Ryan 0-09 (7f, 2 ’65), M O’Brien 0-02, A McCrabbe (f), D Treacy, S Lambert, N Corcoran, D Sutcliffe 0-01 each.
Cusack Park, Ennis
Referee: D Kirwan (Cork)

7 July 2012
Phase 2
Cork 1–26 – 2–16 Offaly
P Horgan 1–10 (7f), C McCarthy 0–5 (3 '65', 1f), C Lehane 0–3, A Nash (2f), S Moylan 0–2 each; P Cronin, L McLoughlin, D Kearney, C Naughton 0–1 each. Report S Dooley 1–6 (1-3f, 1 '65'), C Egan 1–0, J Bergin 0–3, D Morkan 0–2, S Ryan, B Murphy, B Carroll, C Mahon, D Molloy 0–1 each.
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Referee: M Wadding (Waterford)

Phase 3[edit]

14 July 2012
Phase 3
Wexford 2–17 – 3–24 Cork
D Lyng 1-03 (0-01sl, 0-01f), G Sinnott 1-02, J Guiney 0-05 (0-03f), R Jacob 0-03, H Kehoe 0-02, D Redmond, L Og McGovern 0-01 each. Report P Horgan 0-07 (0-05f), L O’Farrell 2-02, A Nash 1-01 (1-00 pen, 0-01f), N McCarthy 0-03, C Lehane, P O’Sullivan, P Cronin, J Coughlan (0-01f), 0-02 each, L McLoughlin, C McCarthy, C Naughton 0-01 each.
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: J Ryan (Tipperary)

14 July 2012
Phase 3
Limerick 3–18 – 1–20 Clare
S Dowling 0-8f, N Moran 0–5, S Tobin 1–1, W McNamara & D Hannon 1–0 each, G Mulcahy 0–2, G O’Mahony 0-1f, K Downes 0–1. Report T Kelly 1–2 (1-1f), N O’Connell 0–4 (0-3f), C Galvin 0–3, A Cunningham 0–1, J Conlon 0–2, C McGrath 0–6 (0-4f), B Bugler 0–1, P Donnellan 0–1.
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)

All-Ireland series[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals All-Ireland final
 Kilkenny 4–16  
 Limerick 1–17      Tipperary 1–15  
          Kilkenny 4–24  
            Kilkenny
(R)
0–19
3–22
            Galway
(R)
2–13
3–11
          Galway 0–22
 Waterford 0–19      Cork 0–17    
 Cork 1–19  

Quarter-finals[edit]

29 July 2012
Quarter-final
Waterford 0–19 – 1–19 Cork
M Shanahan 0–9 (6f, 1 ’65), Pauric Mahony 0–3, S Walsh, J Mullane 0–2 each, S Molumphy, S Prendergast, T Browne (f) 0–1 each. Report J Coughlan 1–1, P Horgan 0–7 (4f), C McCarthy 0–3, P Cronin, P O’Sullivan, C Naughton 0–2 each, L O’Farrell, S Og O hAilipin 0–1 each.
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)

29 July 2012
Quarter-final
Kilkenny 4–16 – 1–16 Limerick
H Shefflin 2-06 (0-04f), C Fennelly, A Fogarty 1-02 each, R Power 0-02 (2f), R Hogan, E Larkin, M Fennelly, T Walsh 0-01 each. Report D Breen 1-03, S Dowling 0–04 (3f), D Hannon 0-03 (2f), G Mulcahy 0-02, S Tobin, N Moran, K Downes, T Quaid 0-01 each.
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Referee: M Wadding (Waterford)

Semi-finals[edit]

12 August 2012
Semi-final
Galway 0–22 – 0–17 Cork
J Canning 0–11 (0-05f, 0-02 ‘65‘), D Hayes 0-04, J Regan, D Burke, N Burke 0-02 each, A Smith 0-01. Report P Horgan 0-07 (0-06f), P O’Sullivan 0-03, J Coughlan, C McCarthy, L O’Farrell, D Sweetnam, P Cronin, C Naughton, A Nash (0-01f) 0-01 each.
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)

19 August 2012
Semi-final
Tipperary 1–15 – 4–24 Kilkenny
P Bourke 1–8 (4f, 4 65s); N McGrath 0–2; J O’Neill 0–2; C O’Mahony, S McGrath, J O’Brien, 0–1 each. Report H Shefflin 0–11 (9f, 1 65); TJ Reid 2–2; A Fogarty 1–3; E Larkin 1–0; R Power 0–3 (1f, 1 65); B Hogan, M Fennelly, M Rice, C Fennelly, C Buckley, 0–1 each.
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: C McAllister (Cork)

Final[edit]

9 September 2012
3:30 pm
Final
Galway 2–13 – 0–19 Kilkenny
J Canning 1–09 (0-08f), N Burke 1-02, A Smith, N Donoghue 0-01 each. Report H Shefflin 0–12 (10f, 1 pen), E Larkin, TJ Reid 0-02 each, A Gogarty, R Power, R Hogan.
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)

30 September 2012
3:30 pm
Final replay
Galway 3–11 – 3–22 Kilkenny
J Canning 0–09 (5f, 1 ’65, 1 s/l), D Burke 2-00, J Glynn 1-00, A Smith, T Og Regan 0-01 each. Report H Shefflin 0-09 (5f, 2 ’65), W Walsh 1-03, R Power 1-02, C Fennelly 1-00, R Hogan 0-03, E Larkin, TJ Reid, C Buckley, M Fennelly, K Joyce (f) 0-01 each.
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)

Statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

  • First goal of the championship: Pa Bourke for Tipperary against Limerick (Munster quarter-final, 27 May 2012)

Top scorers[edit]

Overall
Rank Player County Tally Total Matches Average
1 Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 3–56 65 6 10.83
2 Joe Canning Galway 2–50 56 5 11.20
3 Shane Dowling Limerick 4–37 49 5 9.80
4 Patrick Horgan Cork 1–42 45 5 9.00
5 Pa Bourke Tipperary 2–30 36 4 9.00
6 Shane Dooley Offaly 4–21 33 3 11.00
7 Willie Hyland Laois 1–26 29 3 9.66
8 Diarmuid Lyng Wexford 1–25 28 4 7.00
9 Niall O'Brien Westmeath 2–20 26 3 8.66
10 Maurice Shanahan Waterford 0–24 24 3 8.00
Single game
Rank Player County Tally Total Opposition
1 Shane Dowling Limerick 3–9 18 Antrim
2 Diarmuid Lyng Wexford 0–15 15 Westmeath
3 Shane Dooley Offaly 2–7 13 Galway
Niall O'Brien Westmeath 2–7 13 Galway
Willie Hyland Laois 0–13 13 Carlow
Willie Hyland Laois 1–10 13 Limerick
Patrick Horgan Cork 1–10 13 Offaly
Joe Canning Galway 1–10 13 Kilkenny
11 Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 2–6 12 Limerick
Joe Canning Galway 1–9 12 Kilkenny
Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 0–12 12 Galway
Pa Bourke Tipperary 0–12 12 Cork
13 Shane Dowling Limerick 1–8 11 Laois
Pa Bourke Tipperary 1–8 11 Kilkenny
Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 1–8 11 Galway
Pa Bourke Tipperary 1–8 11 Limerick
Shane Dooley Offaly 1–8 11 Wexford
Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 0–11 11 Tipperary
Joe Canning Galway 0–11 11 Offaly
Patrick Horgan Cork 0–11 11 Tipperary
Joe Canning Galway 0–11 11 Cork
22 Niall Moran Limerick 3–1 10 Laois
Graeme Mulcahy Limerick 2–4 10 Antrim
Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 0–10 10 Dublin
25 Rory Jacob Wexford 2–3 9 Carlow
Shane Dooley Offaly 1–6 9 Cork
Maurice Shanahan Waterford 0–9 9 Cork
Joe Canning Galway 0–9 9 Kilkenny
Henry Shefflin Kilkenny 0–9 9 Galway
Paul Ryan Dublin 0–9 9 Clare
Paul Ryan Dublin 0–9 9 Laois
32 Liam Rushe Dublin 2–2 8 Laois
Niall O'Brien Westmeath 0–8 8 Antrim
Shane Dowling Limerick 0–8 8 Tipperary
Niall Burke Galway 0–8 8 Westmeath
Marty Kavanagh Carlow 0–8 8 Wexford
Shane Dowling Limerick 0–8 8 Clare
Maurice Shanahan Waterford 0–8 8 Tipperary

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Westmeath's defeat of Antrim in the Leinster preliminary round is their first ever victory over the team in the championship. It is only the second ever meeting of the sides in the championship.
  • In the Leinster quarter-final, Offaly defeat Wexford for the first time since 2000.
  • For the first time in championship history Waterford qualify for a fourth consecutive Munster final.
  • In the Leinster semi-final between Kilkenny and Dublin, Henry Shefflin becomes the first player in championship history to surpass 500 points.
  • Limerick's score of 6–21 against Laois in the All-Ireland qualifiers is their highest ever tally in a championship match. One week later they break this record by scoring 8–26 against Antrim.
  • The Munster semi-final meeting of Cork and Tipperary sets a new record as the ninth 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.
  • In the Leinster final Henry Shefflin becomes Kilkenny's most "capped" player of all-time when he makes his 58th championship appearance. His goal in that game preserves his unique record of being the only player in history to score a goal in fourteen consecutive championship seasons.
  • Galway make history by winning the Leinster Championship for the first time.
  • Cork and Galway meet in an All-Ireland semi-final for the first time since 1985.
  • Tipperary's eighteen point defeat by Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final is their biggest defeat in the championship since a 4–16 to 0–2 defeat by Cork in 1897.
  • The All-Ireland final sees Kilkenny face Galway in the championship decider for the first time since 1993. It is a record seventh All-Ireland final in succession for Kilkenny while Galway qualify for the All-Ireland final for the first time since 2005.
  • The All-Ireland final goes to a replay for the first time since 1959.
  • As a result of Kilkenny's defeat of Galway in the championship decider, Henry Shefflin becomes the only player in championship history to win nine All-Ireland medals on the field of play.

Player facts[edit]

Debutantes

The following players made their début in the 2012 championship:

Player Team Date Opposition Game
John Kerr Antrim 19 May Westmeath Leinster preliminary round
Frank Boyle Westmeath 19 May Antrim Leinster preliminary round
Aonghus Clarke Westmeath 19 May Antrim Leinster preliminary round
David Fennell Westmeath 19 May Antrim Leinster preliminary round
Paul Fennell Westmeath 19 May Antrim Leinster preliminary round
Robbie Greville Westmeath 19 May Antrim Leinster preliminary round
Shane McGovern Westmeath 19 May Antrim Leinster preliminary round
Niall O'Brien Westmeath 19 May Antrim Leinster preliminary round
Gearóid Burke Laois 19 May Carlow Leinster preliminary round
Stephen Maher Laois 19 May Carlow Leinster preliminary round
Chris Murray Laois 19 May Carlow Leinster preliminary round
David O'Mahoney Laois 19 May Carlow Leinster preliminary round
Brendan Reddin Laois 19 May Carlow Leinster preliminary round
Martin Clowry Carlow 19 May Laois Leinster preliminary round
Johnny Corcoran Carlow 19 May Laois Leinster preliminary round
James Kane Carlow 19 May Laois Leinster preliminary round
Marty Kavanagh Carlow 19 May Laois Leinster preliminary round
Killian McCabe Carlow 19 May Laois Leinster preliminary round
Daryl Roberts Carlow 19 May Laois Leinster preliminary round
Ross Smithers Carlow 19 May Laois Leinster preliminary round
Conor Allis Limerick 27 May Tipperary Munster quarter-final
Shane Dowling Limerick 27 May Tipperary Munster quarter-final
Donagh Maher Tipperary 27 May Limerick Munster quarter-final
Shane Stapleton Dublin 2 June Laois Leinster quarter-final
Willie Devereux Wexford 2 June Offaly Leinster quarter-final
Jack Guiney Wexford 2 June Offaly Leinster quarter-final
Eoin Moore Wexford 2 June Offaly Leinster quarter-final
Shaun Murphy Wexford 2 June Offaly Leinster quarter-final
Stephen Murphy Wexford 2 June Offaly Leinster quarter-final
Pádraig Brehony Galway 3 June Westmeath Leinster quarter-final
Niall Burke Galway 3 June Westmeath Leinster quarter-final
Conor Cooney Galway 3 June Westmeath Leinster quarter-final
Richie Cummins Galway 3 June Westmeath Leinster quarter-final
Niall Donoghue Galway 3 June Westmeath Leinster quarter-final
Brian Flaherty Galway 3 June Westmeath Leinster quarter-final
Fearghal Flannery Galway 3 June Westmeath Leinster quarter-final
Davy Glennon Galway 3 June Westmeath Leinster quarter-final
Jonathan Glynn Galway 3 June Westmeath Leinster quarter-final
Paul Gordon Galway 3 June Westmeath Leinster quarter-final
Thomas Gallagher Westmeath 3 June Galway Leinster quarter-final
Enda Barrett Clare 17 June Waterford Munster semi-final
Pádraig Collins Clare 17 June Waterford Munster semi-final
Aaron Cunningham Clare 17 June Waterford Munster semi-final
Pa Kelly Clare 17 June Waterford Munster semi-final
Séadna Morey Clare 17 June Waterford Munster semi-final
Stephen Daniels Waterford 17 June Clare Munster semi-final
Gavin O'Brien Waterford 17 June Clare Munster semi-final
Stephen O'Keeffe Waterford 17 June Clare Munster semi-final
Martin O'Neill Waterford 17 June Clare Munster semi-final
Dean Twomey Waterford 17 June Clare Munster semi-final
Tadhg Haran Galway 17 June Offaly Leinster semi-final
Joseph Cooney Galway 17 June Offaly Leinster semi-final
Cormac Boyle Westmeath 23 June Wexford Qualifiers preliminary round
Diarmuid O'Keeffe Wexford 23 June Westmeath Qualifiers preliminary round
Andrew Collier Laois 23 June Limerick Qualifiers preliminary round
Nathan Unwin Laois 23 June Limerick Qualifiers preliminary round
Tommy Quaid Limerick 23 June Laois Qualifiers preliminary round
Cillian Buckley Kilkenny 23 June Dublin Leinster semi-final
Richie Doyle Kilkenny 23 June Dublin Leinster semi-final
Kieran Joyce Kilkenny 23 June Dublin Leinster semi-final
Daniel Kearney Cork 24 June Tipperary Munster semi-final
Darren Sweetnam Cork 24 June Tipperary Munster semi-final
David English Carlow 30 June Wexford Qualifiers phase 1
John Michael Nolan Carlow 30 June Wexford All-Ireland qualifiers phase 1
Brian Treacy Carlow 30 June Wexford Qualifiers phase 1
Liam Óg McGovern Wexford 30 June Carlow Qualifiers phase 1
Aaron Murphy Limerick 30 June Antrim Qualifiers phase 1
Seánie O'Brien Limerick 30 June Antrim Qualifiers phase 1
Colm Galvin Clare 7 July Dublin Qualifiers phase 2
Tony Kelly Clare 7 July Dublin Qualifiers phase 2
Niall McMurrow Dublin 7 July Clare Qualifiers phase 2
Christopher Joyce Cork 7 July Offaly Qualifiers phase 2
Eoin Kelly Offaly 7 July Cork Qualifiers phase 2
Dermot Mooney Offaly 7 July Cork Qualifiers phase 2
Conor Fogarty Kilkenny 19 August Tipperary All-Ireland semi-final
Walter Walsh Kilkenny 30 September Galway All-Ireland final replay
Retirees

The following players played their last game in the 2012 championship:

Player Team Last Game Date Opposition Début
David Franks Offaly All-Ireland qualifiers 7 July Cork 2000
John Gardiner Cork All-Ireland quarter-final 29 July Waterford 2002
Brian Geary Limerick All-Ireland qualifiers 14 July Clare 1999
Noel Hickey Kilkenny All-Ireland final replay 30 September Galway 2000
Eoin Kelly Waterford Munster final 15 July Tipperary 2002
Niall McCarthy Cork All-Ireland semi-final 12 August Galway 2002
Eoin McGrath Waterford All-Ireland quarter-final 29 July Cork 2002
John Mullane Waterford All-Ireland quarter-final 29 July Cork 2001
Brendan Murphy Offaly All-Ireland qualifiers 7 July Cork 2000
Seán Óg Ó hAilpín Cork All-Ireland semi-final 12 August Galway 1996
Darren Stamp Wexford All-Ireland qualifiers 14 July Cork 2001

Awards[edit]

Monthly
Month Opel GAA/GPA Player of the Month
Player County
May Willie Hyland[14] Laois
June Patrick Maher[15] Tipperary
July Kevin Moran[16] Waterford
August Joe Canning[17] Galway
September Henry Shefflin[18] Kilkenny

Managerial changes[edit]

The following managerial change took place during the championship.

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position
Antrim Jerry Wallis[19] Resigned 8 June 2012 Jim Nelson 12 June 2012 Defeated in Leinster preliminary round

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kilkenny 2–17 Tipperary 1–16". RTÉ Sport. 4 September 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Galway earn replay against Kilkenny". RTÉ Sport. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Imperious Kilkenny win All-Ireland at ease". RTÉ Sport. 30 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kerry want qualifier reward for cup win". Irish Examiner. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Quinn named Saffrons captain". Hogan Stand website. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Donnellan named as new Clare captain". Clare FM website. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Cusack named as Cork's new hurling captain". Hogan Stand website. 29 October 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Daly keeps faith with skipper McCaffrey". Friends of Dublin Hurling website. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Moore to captain Galway". Hogan Stand website. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Stephens hero Larkin set to get Cats armband". Irish Independent. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Kenny installed as Offaly skipper". Hogan Stand website. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Tipperary appoint Curran as captain". GAA website. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "Brick to lead Waterford". Hogan Stand website. 4 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Barden and Hyland win Player of the Month Awards". GAA website. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "Marren and Maher claim player awards". The Journal.ie website. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "Moran and Bradley win July GAA/GPA Awards". GAA website. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Canning and Lacey win GAA/GPA Player of the Month Awards". GAA website. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  18. ^ "Sefflin and Murphy win September Awards". GAA website. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  19. ^ "Jerry Wallace resigns as Antrim manager". RTÉ Sport. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 

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